A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams
Traci Edwards Elopement Photographer Adventure and Vow Photography

Traci Edwards Elopement Photographer Adventure and Vow Photography

June 14, 2020

Today on the show I am chatting with Adventure and Vow’s Traci Edwards, she’s an elopement photographer based in Arizona who travels to the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Southern Utah and Iceland for elopements.

Traci and I chat about her roots in North Carolina, her road path to Arizona, living in a van with a cat and what she’s learned along the way.  For any of you out there looking for more out of life, then Traci’s story is especially for you.  We also delve into the emotional freedom that an elopement adventure wedding can have.  Who doesn't love less stress and more love?!

There you have it friends. What an inspiring conversation I had with Traci! The biggest thing I have learned from Traci is that life is all about what you make it and what you put into it.  Dreams don’t have to be scary and that there is never a better time than right now to follow your passions to a happier future.

I so appreciate Traci taking the timeout to chat with me this today.   If you want to connect with Traci you can find her on social media, especially Instagram at www.instagram.com/adventureandvow and on her website www.adventureandvow.com.

You can find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/asoutherngirlsview as well

And if you are feeling extra, we would love if you snapped a screen shot of this episode and posted it on Instagram stories, tagging both Traci and myself and telling us what you loved most about this episode.

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Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day.

Kate Gunderson Aerospace Engineer, Johnson Space Center | NASA

Kate Gunderson Aerospace Engineer, Johnson Space Center | NASA

May 18, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Kate Gunderson, an Aerospace Engineer with NASA, the Johnson Space Center here in Houston

Kate and I talk about her roots in North Dakota, her lifelong dream to work at NASA, how running has done more than just build her endurance, her quest to be an astronaut and what role she will play later this month on May 27, when astronauts will life off from US soil for the first time in almost 9 years.

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Friends, Thank you so much for sharing this past hour (more or less) with Kate and I.

For those wishing to connect with Kate, you can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ndakota_kate

and you can find her on her blog at https://katelyngunderson.com/

I most appreciate you listening in today and hopefully, learning something new as well.   

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If you are feeling extra warm and fuzzy today please share this podcast with your family, friends and anyone else that might enjoy our conversations.  And please don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes.

Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day!

 

Murilo Queiroz A Family’s Path to Immigration Brazil to America

Murilo Queiroz A Family’s Path to Immigration Brazil to America

May 9, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with Mr. Murilo Queiroz.  Murilo is a native of Brazil, but he now calls Houston home.

Murilo and I talk about growing up in Brazil and his later years in Angola, the lure of America, his family tradition in oil and gas, and his very interesting and unique path to immigration.

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To find out more about the Immigration Route  EB-5 https://www.uscis.gov/eb-5

To discover more about JS101 visit the website https://www.js101.org

 

Friends, Thank you so much for sharing this past hour (more or less) with Murilo and I.

If you really enjoyed this episode please consider leaving us a 5 star review over on iTunes.  Simply search for the show, then ratings and reviews then select leave a review.  It’s really that simple.

I most appreciate you listening in today and hopefully, learning something new as well.   

If you are not yet subscribed then head over to iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe so you do not miss any of the upcoming episodes.

If you are feeling extra warm and fuzzy today please share this podcast with your family, friends and anyone else that might enjoy our conversations.

Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day!

Donnie Young Musician Bar Owner Puerto Aventuras

Donnie Young Musician Bar Owner Puerto Aventuras

April 29, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with yet another old college buddy of mine, Mr. Donnie Young.  Donnie is a musician and a business owner based in the Yucatan Peninsula’s Puerto Aventuras.

Donnie and I talk about his early days in Memphis, how Christmas caroling propelled him into the music industry, his days trimming trees, his IT job in Denver and how even a simple trip to burning man  has set him up for success.

Well it is that time again and another episode is ending. 

For those wishing to connect with Donnie and learn more about his music and or his bar.   You can find him

Website https://www.donnieyoungmusic.com

His bar is Nauti Burro https://www.facebook.com/nautiburroPA

You can purchase his latest album “Don’t follow me I’m Lost” on his website and you can also find all the  links to his music social media accounts as well.

I will be sure to put all these links in my show notes.  And for those wishing to connect with me, you can find me on Instagram & Facebook @asoutherngirlsview

Be sure to subscribe to this show wherever you listen to podcasts

The video version of this podcast is on my youtube channel at sandyadamscompany

Friends, Thank you so much for sharing this past hour (more or less) with Donnie and I.   We most appreciate you listening in and hopefully, learning something new as well.   If you are feeling extra warm and fuzzy today please share this podcast with your family, friends and anyone else that might enjoy our conversations.  And please don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes.

And we would most appreciate a review on itunes

Until next time, have a fantastic rest of the day!

Dr. Sushma Jansari Curator The British Museum London

Dr. Sushma Jansari Curator The British Museum London

April 21, 2020

Today on the show, Sandy is chatting with Dr. Sushma Jansari, a curator with the British Museum in London, England.

They talk about working during a pandemic, growing up in England, the brilliance of hairspray (the product not the movie), her dream podcast guest and just what exactly keeps her busy.

For all my listeners out there, Sushma and I met last fall here in Houston.  I was working with local non-profit, Archaeology Now, and we brought her over to Houston to give a talk about the Kama Sutra - challenging the stereotypes of this ancient Indian Sanskrit text.

Brief & broad summary of conversation,

  • Current position/work
  • Pandemic & effects on museum, your life and work
  • Your website, your podcasts and social media
  • Where you were born & raised
  • What lured you into your your field of study/work
  • What locations in the world have you worked?

 

Sushma’s Social Media Links

Website https://www.thewonderhouse.co.uk

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/sushmajansari

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/thewonderhouse

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sushmajansari

Youtube > https://www.youtube.com/user/ssjan72697/featured

Todd Evans with ProLiteracy | Adult Literacy

Todd Evans with ProLiteracy | Adult Literacy

April 2, 2020

Today on the show, I am chatting with another old college buddy of mine, Mr. Todd Evans.  He is the Director of Professional Development with ProLiteracy based out of Syracuse NY.

Todd and I talk about our college days at Memphis State and how they prepared us for who we are today, his desire to educate the voting population, and how we as a community, can help adults learn to read. And for me, Adult Literacy is a very personal topic.

There is an estimated 36 million adults in the U.S.—and almost 800 million worldwide—struggle with basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals struggle daily to read a menu, fill out a job application, or even read a bedtime story to their children. ProLiteracy removes the hurdles that stand in the way of their goals.

ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, they believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population.

 For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to change lives and communities through the power of literacy.

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 Friends I really hope you enjoyed today’s conversation with Mr. Todd Evans. We both really appreciate you taking the time out today to listen in on our conversation.

You can find out more about ProLiteracy and how you can get involved at their website proliteracy.org 

I have more interesting conversations coming up in the next few days and weeks.  And as a reminder if you Are not already subscribed to my podcast, I want to encourage you to do that today. I really don’t want you to miss a single episode.  You can subscribe at asoutherngirlsview.podbean.com or on Apple Podcasts or iTunes at A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams.   You can also find me on iheart radio and Google Play Music.

And if you’re feeling extra warm and fuzzy, I would be so grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, as well. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read.  You can click the link in the show notes or go to iTunes find my podcast, then select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Until next time, stay safe and have a fantastic rest of the day.

Carol Firmin - Mom, Wife, Daughter, Heart Survivor

Carol Firmin - Mom, Wife, Daughter, Heart Survivor

September 30, 2019

Sandy kicks off season 2 of A Southern Girl's View podcast interviewing Carol Firmin - a mom, wife, daughter and cardiac arrest survivor thanks to CPR.  For more information about cardiac arrest, heart disease in women and where you can learn CPR plus all the facts, etc go to www.heart.org or www.goredforwomen.org

Sandy is a 19 year volunteer with the American Heart Association and photographs the Bay Area Galveston's yearly Heart Ambassadors and Female Heart Survivor Honorees.

Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

Montalbano Lumber 119 years Houston strong

May 3, 2019

This week Sandy interviews Joe Montalbano, a 4th generation Italian American whose great grandfather, Francesco Montalbano, immigrated to America in the late 1800s and made his way to Houston where he founded Montalbano Lumber in 1900.   Francesco started a lumber dynasty all from the humble beginnings of selling firewood.   But Francesco was not alone, and the Montalbano wives were also instrumental in the building of this Houston dynasty.  For more information and where you can buy all your house project materials, as well as lumber, visit their website at www.montalbanolumber.com   If you enjoyed this podcast, we would love a review!

Rescue Diver Steve Hiner

Rescue Diver Steve Hiner

April 5, 2019

Sandy talks to Houston-based businessman/trainer and part-time rescue diver, Steve Hiner.   To find more out about CPR training and how you can get trained in your area, please visit www.redcross.org or www.heart.org  You may be all that stands between someone living and dying.

Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

Author Kathleen Maca | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

February 15, 2019

In this episode, Sandy chats with Galveston's own, Kathleen Maca, about everything from haunted hotels to haunted cemeteries and future books.   Plus a surprise subject that Sandy was not expecting but very relevant to so many women.  To find out more about Kathleen please visit her website at www.kathleenmaca.com or you can find her on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To purchase her books go > HERE 

WWII with Galveston Texas Retired Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

WWII with Galveston Texas Retired Judge Ray Holbrook | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

November 15, 2018

This episode is part of a series where my students in the Life History writing course I teach share their memories of a world event.  Today, retired Galveston County Texas judge, Ray Holbrook, talks about his naval training just before the end of World War II.  To see photos of Ray recording this episode, please visit my blog at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com

 

How to Stay Motivated | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

How to Stay Motivated | A Southern Girl’s View with Sandy Adams

November 8, 2018

In this episode, Sandy dives into the popular question... "How do I stay motivated?"   Touching on a list of ways to keep your motivation up or even to find that ever disappearing motivation.

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