Posts filed under People

Modern Storytelling: Anthony Bourdain

Thanks again Anthony — you made modern storytelling more authentic and relatable – all the while you did so on your own terms. His style like many trailblazers was brash, loud and irreverent. He came from a 'checkered' past and for that made him all the more likable. People aren't perfect and we learn from our mistakes, not by our accolades.

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Suicide is on the uptick, and this should be an alert to everyone. While the list of known celebrities that have taken their life grows; so does the total statistic for the rest of us, with what appears to be one suicide every 20 seconds by 2020. I believe it to be human nature to debate your own mortality, and sadly even at times – ending it. That said, we all have something to give everyone, and I hope you seek and nurture that evolution all of your days.

If you suspect someone that may be at risk for suicide:

  1. Do not leave the person alone.
  2. Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.
  3. Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  4. Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more tips and warning signs, click here.

How to Tune Your Podcast For Different Audiences

Good for you! It’s a fantastic way to connect with your audience. You can easily find more than enough resources on the technical and mechanical aspects. The “how to” is covered by plenty people who know way more than me about XLR cables and compressors and digiwhozamajigs.

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Posted on March 17, 2016 and filed under Content, People, Social Media.

There's Always Time To Break The Mold

​It's been a while that a video clip moved me to post it to my website. I thought this clip (and its narration from Alan Watts, noted thinker and lecturer) a noble reminder to parents that our true motivation should be that of raising our children to be happy, not what society deems as successful.

Posted on May 21, 2013 and filed under Film, Parenting, People.

The Ghost in the Machine: Technology Begets Insanity – Part II

I figured I'd post this right away because 'oh guess what?' I don't like to wait for anything either! -- This is the second post of a two-part series about how the rapid acceleration of information distribution contributes to an epidemic of anxiety.