Episode 115 - It's a Family Eatery

We went out a little later today as Isabelle had a show to help set up.

Oh, Isabelle now has her own website, isamichaud.com, which you should check out.

Apparently Isabelle's work is winning the bidding war at the art show.  This is how I view art, it is possible to win or lose.

Jon came shopping with us and we had a bit of a conversation about visiting our friend Ken and having a nice time over at his place.  Jon held a baby, lots.

The title has literally nothing to do with the podcast, but, Jon came up with it....

We talked a bit about Bruno Bettelheim, a 'psychologist' (he probably didn't have a PhD in psych, indeed, he probably only ever took three intro courses) and his views on autism.  Isabelle is reading his stuff for an art project/grant she is putting together.


Episode 71 - Mandela Mandala

Mandela Mandala Tomato, Tomato.....

Mandela Mandala Tomato, Tomato.....

So today we combined the standard grocery shopping podcast with the bonus of us getting ready for a social learning opportunity for kids with autism.  These 'SLOs' allow kids with autism to get out, do an activity and meet other people.  Isabelle set this one up, mentioned it on Facebook and the next thing you know a local reporter, Katie Huckson showed up.  Follow her on twitter.

Now I didn't know what a Mandala was.  I knew what a Mandela was though, and this led to hilarity.

Then, off to the groceries.  

We brought Jon along this time which was fun.  You know what?  We've been podcasting for then years, cool eh?

Episode 61 - Family Grocery Soccer Cast

Of course it is Saturday.  Of course we went grocery shopping.  Of course we went to the liquor store.  Of course Maddie had to go to the lab and therefore we drove her.  Of course Jon had soccer.  Of course we recorded it.

We talked about a lot of different things.  One of the burning questions we asked was, can our little town support so many home improvement stores?

We talked a bit about Madeleine's future in grad school and such.  Pretty exciting times for the Michaud-Brodbeck family.

On the way back from Jon's soccer we talked about how great the coach is.  I think it is because he just treats kids with autism the same as any other kids.

The song at the end by Billy Bragg is there because he did it so well on Letterman so many years ago and I can't believe this is Dave's last week.