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The Sunday Show – Tess (Teresa) Karlinski – What Does The World Need Now?


Thank you, Sally, for this opportunity to talk with you about m.e. This has been fun and a wonderful experience. I love your blog and all the interesting subjects and people you introduce and support, myself included.

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Welcome to What does the world need now? My guest this week is a mother and grandmother who has experienced single parenting, hosted foreign students while they studied English and has shared her travels to China in a fascinating series that has taken us all along for the ride.

Tess (Teresa) Karlinski is a wonderful support to other bloggers and although we have never met I feel that one could enjoy discussions on many topics and also find an attentive and helpful ear for one’s problems.

Apart from a love of writing that we share, it is also great to meet a fellow music lover and I was delighted to find out in my research that Tess intends to keep dancing and singing as long as she has breath.

Apart from the absorbing posts about her trip to China, Tess also is an aficionado of ‘Flash Fiction’ and on Tuesdays…

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

39 thoughts on “The Sunday Show – Tess (Teresa) Karlinski – What Does The World Need Now?

  1. Good interview! Hooray for you-arooooooo!


  2. Great interview, Tess, so personal. I love that this interview was not the old generic questions type, but truly dedicated to knowing who you are and from where you came.

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  3. Bravo!! We learn more about each other every day. Good on ya, Tess. ❤


  4. Enjoyed learning these things about you!


  5. Tess, it is delightful to know you better. I’m glad to see your stories (anthologies) betting the shout-out too! Hugs, ❤ 😀


  6. It was so great to learn more about you. We have more in common than I realized such as a German heritage, providing a home for foreign students and a firm belief in hard work as well as the love of books and writing. We could be sisters!


    • Hello sister of another mother! ❤ ❤ ❤ Nice to meet you. I see you got the same drill I did, and hosting foreign students was such a bonus in my life. Nobody hands you anything without your own hard work. So many young people don't understand that these days.

      Actually, my parents were both from Poland and met in Germany when forced into labor there.


  7. I owned a dance studio, Tess, and had many older students. My oldest was 94–she still did the swing with all the wild moves!


  8. I will be able to say I knew you when!!!!! ❤


  9. I loved, loved, loved this! What a treat to get to know you and your story …. and what an amazing story you have to tell! ❤


  10. Excellent interview Tess. Great to get to know you a bit better.


  11. Tess congratulations! A wonderful interview! You are becoming so famous. Wonderful. 🙂


  12. Very nice interview 😊


  13. excellent review Tess! I really enjoyed reading more about you, your life past and present…good stuff! 🙂


  14. Wonderful interview Tess, I really enjoyed getting to know you better. Have left a comment over there… ❤


  15. Tess you are certainly a fascinating woman! Much applause to you. I can relate to a lot of what you said, particularly about getting children involved between the parent’s differences, pretty much how I grew up. And wow, ‘The Shadow of Your Smile’ brings back memories of my father 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed this and pasting this comment back on your own page! Oh, and PS, love the dangler earrings! ❤


  16. Great interview! I have been reading you for so long, but learnt so much!
    You come from Germany! (Like me!) Do you still speak German?
    I’ve always loved that song, though I didn’t know the name.
    Global warming, poverty and war. Yes, I guess I’d have to agree.
    Though I might add social justice, myself. Of late, just reading about Ferguson, and the deeper issues that caused it, and go on causing similar events on a daily basis, and similarly reading about women being harassed on the internet for daring to have-an-opinion-while-female, it makes me sick. I wish we could somehow rid ourselves of social injustice.
    And I’ve always loved that quote too. ❤


    • No, I’ve never spoken German. I was four and only knew my mother tongue: Polish. My parents learned the language because they were there for a number of years. They’d speak over my head when they didn’t want little years to know what they were talking about at the dinner table. 🙂


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