No Bacon???

Nov 04

No Bacon???

ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE UP BACON? In stronger terms than any organization has every used, on October 26th, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially identified processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen, which means it is strongly linked to cancer. Red meats were a close second, falling into Group 2A, meaning they probably cause cancer. Hard to believe red meat...

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GLUTEN FREE?

Nov 01

GLUTEN FREE?

GLUTEN FREE? REALLY? Who really needs to be gluten free? Can you simply eat less bread? What’s the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and being allergic to wheat? And is this all some plot to get us to buy the plethora of new, usually more expensive, gluten free products sprouting from our grocery store shelves? One out of every three people...

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In Defense of Fashion

Oct 25

In Defense of Fashion

WANT A BREAK from the election debates? Throw in a question about Fashion into the hat at your next Saturday Salon and watch the fur fly! Defending fashion is a tough task in any audience, but even though my husband and I toss the NY Times Style Magazine onto the floor every Sunday morning with disgust, I bravely picked it up this week and thumbed through it. Yes,...

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Is it Too Late?

Oct 20

Is it Too Late?

WILL CHECKS AND BALANCES PROTECT US from political collapse, or is it already too late? Does it matter who is in the White House? Whether you host a Political Saturday Salon or not, there is always room in the hat for a question or two about what effect we have in our world. And if we don’t think our vote matters….what are we going to do about it?

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Katie Wheeler Author Event

Aug 14

Katie Wheeler Author Event

THINKING OF HOSTING A SATURDAY SALON in Orange County, CA? Learn about the origins of the Saturday Salon and the basics of how to host one. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about starting or managing your conversation salon. ¬†With elections coming up, you’ll have no shortage of...

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A Good Education

Jul 23

A Good Education

A GOOD EDUCATION Our parents insisted on it. We go into debt for it, but what is it? In this era of Common Core, student loans, and the shrinking job market, what constitutes a good education? Throw this question in the hat at your next Saturday Salon – strong opinions will abound and lead to discussions on everything from states’ rights to whether the...

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Think About It…

Jul 11

Think About It…

IMAGINE… YOU ARE IN THE BOX… Family, friends, coworkers and neighbors are about to arrive for your service. What would they say about you? Pop this question into the hat and you’ll make some people uncomfortable. That’s OK. Saturday Salons have their light moments, but we also host them to remind us to stop and think. Are we living our lives...

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