Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast
Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! Twitter: @MemberTheGame Instagram: @MemberTheGame Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame Youtube.com/RememberTheGame And if you want access to hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year! Patreon.com/RememberTheGame And you can check out Patrick's handywork at: https://linktr.ee/burgerfinger breakfastwizard.bigcartel.com Or on Instagram: @burgerfinger @discount.lion.safari @breakfastwizardtoys Two of my favourite things from my childhood are the GameBoy, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But I never had a chance to combine them until last year, when the Cowabunga Collection dropped and I finally had access to the trilogy of Game Boy TMNT games. Admittedly, the first 2 are 'meh', but TMNT III: Radical Rescue? That's a special little game, and a true hidden gem on the GB. You start out playing as Michelangelo, and you have to proceed through a map, finding and rescuing Leo, Donnie, and Raph. Each of the turtles has a unique ability, and it makes the game into a metroidvania. As you find new turtles, their new abilities let you access new areas of the map. It's a little basic and small scale, but it doesn't mean it isn't a really rad idea. It's also tough as fuuuuck. My resident Game Boy guru, Patrick, gave me a call this week, and we talked about what is not only the best TMNT game on Nintendo's first handheld system, but one of the best TMNT games ever made. It's all about Radical Rescue this week! And before we get radical, I slap together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'! This week, someone asks what would happen if Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox got bought up by a competing company? Why do I dislike Resident Evil 3? And what's my favourite handheld console of all-time? Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 of the Game Boy's best: Super Mario Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 2, and Metroid II.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 encourages us to be patient in trials of all kinds, including our investments. If patience is a virtue, how do we apply that to our portfolios? We'll talk about it with investing expert Mark Biller. Mark Biller is executive editor at Sound Mind Investing.If you're feeling despondent about the losses suffered over the past year, be encouraged! PATIENCE IS A VIRTUEBiller reminds us that time is on the side of the long-term investor. This has always been the case — it was true after the dreadful losses of 2008's Financial Crisis, it was true after the Covid shock in 2020, and it's still true after last year's losses, whether or not this bear market is over yet.The U.S. stock market has been remarkably resilient. A portfolio divided 50-50 between large and small company stocks has returned about +11% per year over the last 95 years. Think about everything the market has been through since then — the Great Depression, a World War, and so on.Admittedly, that average obscures some wild rides along the way. There have been 12-month periods where losses were as horrifying as -69% and gains were as breathtaking as 240% (those two extremes actually happened back-to-back in 1932-1933). In fact, it's been very uncommon for stocks to actually return close to that +11% average in any particular year — only about 5% of all the 12-month rolling periods over the last century or so have been within one percent of that 11% long-term average.What that means is that it's perfectly normal for the stock market's returns to be all over the place from year to year. And yet, despite that, time is on the side of the long-term investor. The longer you're willing to keep your money in the market, the greater your likelihood of success.Biller writes about all this in a recent article at SoundMindInvesting.org, titled “Market Probabilities: What the Past Suggests About the Future.” It features a chart that shows that if you had randomly picked any 12-month period between 1926 and 2022 to own stocks, you would have had a 74% chance of making money. How much money? The table shows you would have had about a 39% probability of making more than 20%, a 20% chance of making between 10% and 20%, and a 15% chance of earning between 1% and 10%.The chart shows these types of probabilities for holding periods of 1-year, 2-years — all the way out to 10-year holding periods. And that's where the numbers are really so reassuring.When you get out to five-year holding periods, losses occurred only 11% of the time. In other words, if you held your stocks for at least five years, the likelihood of making money increased to 89%.The chart also shows that as the holding period lengthens, the very large gains and losses gradually disappear as the market moves closer to its long-term historical average. And by the time you reach holding periods of 8-to-10 years, the likelihood of losing money falls to just 2%-3% of the time.Now, this assumes certain things, like your portfolio being properly diversified.This study reinforces the importance of diversification. The article notes that the S&P 500 Index, which is really a measure of large-company stock performance, was negative -1.4% for the 10-year period ending in 2008. But when we diversify that portfolio by splitting it evenly between large and small company stocks, that 10-year loss flips to a small gain of +2.7%.One of the main points of this article and the chart is to show how volatile stock market returns are over the short-term, and how that volatility rapidly diminishes as you stretch out your time horizon. Short-term returns are very unpredictable, but they become much more predictable the longer the time horizon extends. That's why SMI has always recommended at least a five-year time frame as a minimum for investing in the stock market, and 10 years is really what they prefer to see. You can't guarantee that a person will have a positive return investing in stocks over any given five or 10-year period, but historically, the odds of success go way up with those longer periods.And again, it's reassuring that even the worst recent 10-year period — that 1999 to 2008 period that ended with the Global Financial Crisis — still provided modest gains for diversified investors.DON'T TRY TO TIME THE MARKET ON YOUR OWNAll of the research suggests that most individual investors do a poor job of trying to time the market on their own. And most who try to do that, end up hurting their long-term results.So for someone who is NOT following along with a very disciplined, mechanical strategy like they're using at SMI, but has a 5-year time horizon and is contributing every month to their 401k, they should stick with simple dollar cost averaging. They should probably just keep making those contributions and count on the market to bounce back from any further damage that might be in store before they reach the end of their 5-year time period. This article we've been discussing today says that historically a person has an 89% chance of making money in stocks over a 5-year time period. That's the argument for continuing to dollar-cost-average right through a bear market like this.SEEKING A FINANCIAL ADVISERWhat kind of person needs a financial advisor?Biller says there are two main groups: one is the person who doesn't enjoy financial stuff and doesn't want to do this on their own. Chances are, that type of person isn't going to do a particularly good job with it because they don't like it and it's a chore. So that's one good reason to offload it to an advisor.The second is a little less obvious, but it's a primary reason why many of SMI's do-it-yourself newsletter people eventually transition over to using SMI's Advisory service, and that's because they want to ensure their spouse is well cared for after they're gone. Many people tell SMI they don't mind handling their own investing, but their spouse would be lost because they haven't been involved. So they'll come over to work with an SMI advisor to make sure the transition is smooth for their spouse's benefit.And of course, we regularly recommend you seek out a Certified Kingdom Advisor if you need help with your investments. You should interview two or three of them, and you can start that process by visiting FaithFi.com/find. On this program, Rob also answers listener questions: What is the best way to select a lender for a home refinance? What kinds of retirement income are taxable? When does it make sense to refinance an auto loan? RESOURCES MENTIONED:CreditKarmaLendingTreeBe sure to check out the rest of FaithFi.com to access our books and our many free helpful resources. You can also find us on Facebook Faith and Finance (Live) and join the conversation. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep Faith and Finance (Live) on the air. And if you'd like to help, just click the Give button. I realize we may not be able to post this. But just in case we can, I decided to paste it in.
The insuleoin Podcast - Redefining Diabetes
Part 2 of Eoin's chat with Ben Tzeel (@manoftzeel).Ben has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 23 years. Admittedly, throughout this time, he hasn't always been as confident with his Diabetes as he is today. During his earlier years, he struggled with the mental and social challenge Diabetes can often present.Despite that, Ben has used doubt, negativity and challenge as fuel towards his success personally with his physical and mental health, but also towards business, where he has continued success.Ben is a registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is the founder of Your Diabetes Insider (yourdiabetesinsider.com) where he helps Diabetics reach their optimum physical and mental health with their condition.You will get so much value and knowledge from Ben in this episode!As always, be sure to rate, comment, subscribe and share. Your interaction and feedback really helps the podcast. The more Diabetics that we reach, the bigger impact we can make!Questions & Stories for the Podcast?:firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect, Learn & Work with Eoin:https://linktr.ee/insuleoin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
A tidy sanctuary creates mental space to find calm more readily. Upon walking into my home, Le Papillon, knowing and then witnessing that it has been cleaned, tidied and unnecessary items have been removed, whether that be emptying the recycling basket in the boot & basket room (aka mudroom), countertops are cleared of extraneous items, and the flowers are fresh, I breathe some of the deepest breaths I ever take during my days. Distractions to the mind come into our lives in a variety of ways (I share and discuss 11 forms of distraction here), and one such way is clutter of items in our homes, items without a home, too many items, dusty, dirty, disorganized spaces, counters, windows, fabrics, floors, etc. No doubt, I am not sharing anything you don't already know. But how do we tend to our homes and still have time and energy to live the lives we want to live? I will admit to being nearly totally in alignment with Simone Beauvoir's train of thinking shared in her book The Second Sex when it comes to house cleaning, “Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.” And if there was a magic wand to wave whenever the house needed its regular clean and tidy, I would wave it without hesitation regularly and often. I recognize that some may find calm in the practice of cleaning, and that is fine; however, what would you do if your house was perpetually clean? Think of all the time and energy you would have remaining to do something constructive, explore a curiosity, read a book, rest your eyes after a long, grueling, yet productive week, spend more time with those you love, spend more time in your own company getting to know yourself better, take a longer walk with the pups, snuggle with your cat who is seeking your company after having been at the office all day. I share the possibilities of what we might choose to do with more time, regular time consistently available, to point out that while cleaning and caring for our homes is a necessity, there are many different approaches to doing so well to gain the benefits of such a space that is our sanctuary. Apart from hiring a regular cleaning service which I have done in the past and may do again in the future, even if they come every other week, or weekly, we still can care for our homes thoughtfully as well as simply in order to enjoy all of the time we find ourselves in our abode. And regarding the choice to focus on a small household, this can be viewed in two ways: whether small in square footage or living with only a couple of inhabitants (our furry companions count as family here on TSLL). So whether you live on your own as I do, with dogs or cats or entirely in your own company, with your partner, or are an empty-nester, living in a small household liberates us in multiple ways, and thankfully, requires less to clean and care for, giving us more time and energy to do so well. One of the chapters in my second book, Living The Simply Luxurious Life: Making Your Everydays Extraordinary and Discovering Your Best Self, goes in to great detail about “Living Small”, chapter 13, and one such reason is the reality that the smaller the space we call home, the less we have to clean. However, just because we may live, choosing to or not, in a small home doesn't mean the home can't be luxurious. In decoration, in organization, in consideration for everything, we can live luxuriously in a small home, and the beauty is, we have an advantage, we have less to clean, less to furnish, less to organize, now we just have to figure out how to do so wisely and with great savvy. Back in 2011 I shared a brief post detailing what to clean and how often throughout the year in our homes, pairing with the post a free printable PDF of this cleaning schedule, but it was brief and that was more than 10 years ago, so with the prompting from a TSLL reader recently who shares her home with her husband and pets, sans children (similar to myself, sans the husband), I wanted to update and share with you how to clean and maintain your home throughout the year so that when Spring does roll around you don't feel overwhelmed by the 'spring cleaning' fever that often arises. And I completely get it. It feels good to freshen up the entire house, but I don't have the time and energy to do so all in one swoop once a year. Rather, what makes sense to me is a steady, smart approach both in how and what I clean and maintain to avoid large repair bills due to lack of attention. Let's take a look at the list, and I will provide again, but this time the updated version, the free printable PDF schedule at the end of today's post/episode. 1.Begin with a home and its contents that you actually use and need In other words, this is a one off, not a regular practice, but something to keep in the back of your mind after you tend to it when considering bringing in new items to the home. Ask yourself the following question: “The stuff you own has to help you create the life you want. And if it doesn't, why is it in your home?” –Peter Walsh As I look around my own home, small in square footage but large to the eye with its high ceilings and multiple south-facing windows letting in oodles of light, I will tend to this question room by room throughout the year. Honestly, nothing is on a schedule now when it comes to this permanent editing as I have edited quite a bit over the past four years with my move to my home and with the construction over the past three years. For example, my kitchen cupboards and drawers received a thorough edit during the kitchen remodel when everything was removed and stored in my guest bedroom. Nothing says, reduce and eliminate the unnecessary when you have no more floor space in your guest bedroom to put anything. Do I really need that [insert item that I have never used, not once, ever]? Below is a list of space, collections and items to seriously look at and judiciously edit: Your bookshelves/library — Keep only the books that yep, brought you joy, but also that are sound reference books, collector items, and books you want to have on hand for any reason - to share, to recall a particular detail, but don't keep books just to have more books. They bring more weight, take up more space, collect dust and reflect you inaccurately should anyone scan your book collection. Your linen closet(s) — bedding, dining, bathroom, cleaning rags, entertaining, blankets, etc. Kitchen cupboards and drawers — as you go through this process, especially in the kitchen, keep a notepad with you, listing any items you know you need more of because one or two is not enough as they tend to be in the dishwasher or utilized when you need to use them again, or any item you simply need. Be stringent with yourself about letting go of items that just take up space, don't do an effective job and need to be let go. It will make finding what you need when you need it far easier and make cooking in the kitchen more enjoyable. Any drawer or cupboard where you store anything — in other words, know what is in your cupboards and don't use them to store things you never use. It is okay to have an empty cupboard. Say that again, and don't be tempted by the need to fill it. Clothing and coat closets —The seasonal wardrobe assessment is a great idea and goes more quickly each time as you get to know and love what you have in your closet. The coat (and I should probably add the outerwear accoutrement drawers/bins/shelves) closet will need to be cleaned and edited less frequently, but make sure you know what you have, have what you need and donate the rest. Épicerie/Pantry —Listen to/Read episode #109 — the 34 Must-Have Items for Your Home Épicerie, then read this post - 9 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen, Improve Your Health and Help Out the Planet Tea/Coffee Cupboard —In episode #7 of Season 3 of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen cooking show I share in the video a peek into my tea cupboard and how I organize it. Candle Cupboard/Closet — The suggested idea of designating an entire closet/cupboard to candles was the Petit Plaisir of episode #280. Assess what candles you have, what candles have never been used and why, donating those you will never use, and making a plan to shop and welcome in the ones you love when/if they go on sale, otherwise purchasing when it best fits your budget and often purchasing more than one to stock up. Bathroom drawers/cupboards/medicine cabinets — In your primary bathroom and any guest or powder rooms, be diligent and toss whatever is not used, has expired, etc.. As well, make a note of what you always need, what you are out of, would like to add to your toiletries to enhance your daily skincare and body care rituals and routines. Your furniture (chairs, rugs, tables, beds, dressers, desks, mirrors, shelves, lamps, etc. - large and small) — let yourself dream and be very honest with yourself. Where do you feel most at peace, comfortable, cozy, relaxed, productive, etc.. Based on what the function of the room is, do you feel what you desire to have created with your furnishings? Admittedly, once you have your list of what you need but don't have yet, it may take time. Have the patience because once you know how you want to live and feel in your home, the waiting is easier until you find and/or save up for what you know will fit perfectly in that particular space. Be a bit ruthless in letting go of items that don't serve a helpful or comfortable purpose and vow yourself to not just purchase filler items - an ill-made side table. Get creative with what you have to hold space until you have the ability to welcome into your home what you have on your list. Explore more specific décor posts here for customizing your home. Now that you have clarity that you either have what you need, or know what you need and have let go of the rest, you have let go of some stress, alleviated some unwanted burdens on your ability to relax when you arrive home and are ready to more swiftly and intentionally clean your home regularly without it becoming overwhelming, and maybe even a bit enjoyable. ☺️ 2. Daily simple habits that reduce the amount of weekly and monthly cleaning When we are at the point of burn-out even the simplest task of picking up after ourselves can be taxing. I can remember more nights than I want to admit while I was both teaching and blogging that I was too tired to entirely pick up the kitchen after cooking dinner before I went to bed. I literally needed more energy and going to bed was a necessity over cleaning the kitchen. Don't worry, I would without fail, clean the kitchen in the morning, but that was a task that didn't help to begin the day well. Stepping into a clean kitchen, a clean home each morning is a wonderful way to start the day and I knew that, but I did not have the energy to make it my regular practice on certain days of the work week. All of this built up to show me that I needed to make a change, so I share all of that with you to acknowledge, you may have an extremely busy schedule, so much so you cannot tend to these tasks listed below each day, but when you do make the necessary breathing room in your life to tend to these habits daily, it has a beautiful ripple effect of reducing stress, increasing clarity and giving you the ability to make better, more constructive decisions so that you never find yourself in such a schedule again. Okay, so what are the daily habits? In order of the day's events: Clear the bedside table(s) of anything such as water glasses, opened books (close and restack neatly), etc., so it is neatly organized when you return to bed in the evening. Make the bed Empty the dishwasher (if you ran it at night) Clear the table after breakfast (and after any meal), placing dishes in the dishwasher, not just in the sink. Run the dishwasher when full, or nearly full but on an eco-saver wash. Wipe the kitchen countertops after each use of the kitchen. Empty the trash when it is full. Empty any recycling bins when they are full to their exterior destination for pick-up on their scheduled day. Upon receiving/picking up the mail, immediately recycle any flyers/mailers/magazines you don't intend to read/use; open all letters and recycle the envelope and any contents you don't need. Place all mail you need to address in a designated basket or holder in the main room where you look at your mail. I do this in my Boot & Basket room and have a basket on the wall that is used for just this case (tour the room here). When it is time to pay bills or tend to business, I take the basket into the office. Place your keys in the same spot every time you walk over the threshold of your home from outside. Have hooks on the wall as necessary and/or enough hangers or bins in the coat closet/mudroom for your outerwear, dog leashes, scarves, umbrellas. Immediately deposit the items in their designated spot when you return home. Have a designated basket/bin for your reusable grocery totes, preferably near the kitchen and/or near the door you exit when you head to the market/grocery so that you don't forget them or lose them. Fold up blankets in the living room, snug, reading nook upon leaving the space. Resituate/Plump the pillows on any chair or sofa you sat in upon leaving the room. Clean as you cook: in between steps, not just after the meal is completely done. Return tea trays or food trays back to the kitchen once you have finished relaxing. Don't leave it to be picked up later. Vacuum as necessary throughout the week. I have a Dyson wireless stick vacuum which makes it super simple to grab, swoop across the floor and pick up any dirt or dust the pups may have brought in from a walk, pick up crumbs from the dinner I just made and with ease place the vacuum back in the closet. Once I purchased this vacuum (2019) I have come to enjoy cleaning a bit more because there is no tedious cord, no bending over, light-weight and dare I say, it almost feels magical how easy it is to tidy up. This keeps the house clean throughout the week and lets us live our lives as well. Here is a link to the one I have. A note about what you receive with the investment of purchasing Dyson vacuum cleaners as it was a step up for me price-wise and I pondered it for a while: The customer service is spectacular, swift, knowledgeable and helpful for any question I have had to learn the basics. Also, with a two year warranty on the product, it wasn't until four years later that my battery needed to be replaced, and it was easy to do with their customer service. Free shipping and a warranty on the battery. Simple video tutorials for how to replace and install once it arrived. The customer service has sold me as a lifelong client as their products are high quality, high functioning and help available when I need it at any time. If you work from home, tidy up your desk top/office at the end of each workday, prepared for a clean slate the next day. Make sure to have a presentable garbage bin (small) in your office. I use one from The Citizenry, and while my style isn't no longer available, they still make many small baskets that are perfect for a waste basket. 10 Ways to Make Your Office Desk Space Efficient and Inspiring 3. Choose one day during the week, an afternoon or morning (early or late), that you can designate 1-2 hours to clean Now, again, I am not someone who enjoys cleaning, and when I used to write this task in my planner, I sighed a bit because I would have rather been doing something else, prior to retiring from teaching, it would have been just having more time to relax at my home, now it is time to create, to explore, to be with my pups without a vacuum or a cleaning rag/mop in my hand. However, #3 on this list is a be a misnomer because you don't have to do all of the same cleaning tasks each day of the week, rather you are going to alternate a few. Let me explain. It was an aha moment for me the first time I hired a cleaning service to regularly clean my house: they came every other week. And I thought to myself, how can I possibly wait two weeks to have my house cleaned? After all, for years I had attentively cleaned my house each Friday after work, no matter what I was up to later the evening or how long my week had been. Well, what I discovered was that if you clean it well every other week AND tend to the daily habits shared above, your house will be just fine, and you will be less stressed and have more free time. What to do each week (every other week tasks designated as such): Vacuum everything - the floors, hardwoods, carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, pillows, window trims, etc. Clean the stovetop (aka the hob). Get some good dish soap and water, some stainless steel cleaner if necessary (I use EZBrite as it is environmentally friendly) Wipe down the fronts of the dishwasher, refrigerator (use EZBrite for these as well if they are stainless steel), cupboard fronts, and around the handles as they tend to get the most dirty from being touched frequently. Every other week: Wipe down doors, near the handles to remove prints, etc. Every other week: Dust (I used to do this each week. It is unnecessary.) Every other week: Mop all floors. I used to do this each week, but no longer do. If it was a particularly dirty week, I will mop, but so long as I vacuum regularly, remove my shoes and wash the paws of my pups when we return from a dust-filled/mud-filled walk, the floors stay presentable until the following week. Welcome fresh flowers into the house - between 1-3 small bouquets placed in the living room, bedroom, dining room, foyer or office, I either pick them up at Trader Joe's or source them from my own garden during the warmer months, sometimes picking one up at the farmer's market. Clean/wash bed linens. Air dry the sheets to ensure they last longer, especially linen sheets - NEVER put them in the machine dryer as it is too harsh of heat. Wash any regularly used towels - bathroom and kitchen. Clean bathrooms that receive regular use, this can be done every other week depending upon how heavily the bathroom is used. For bathrooms used occasionally, monthly is fine. Clean mirrors and windows/glass doors, removing fingerprints as necessary. Go through the refrigerator, assessing prior to heading out for your weekly grocery outing. Wash your dog/cat food dishes. If you have a microwave (I do not), clean inside and the front window/door. Clean switch plates for regularly touched light switches. 4. Quarterly/every 3 months/Seasonally Many of the items on this list will come from tasks shared in #3 that don't need to be done as often depending upon how you live, or need to be done more frequently that are listed below in #5. Thoroughly clean all trash canisters/recycling bins Dust lamps, shelves, any place that can collect dust that you can't reach easily, or isn't seen or used regularly. Dust computer screens - this may be done more frequently, but at least every three months. Launder all blankets used in the living room or in snugs/reading nooks. Clean/dust/wipe down items in trays and vignettes on top of console tables, dressers, coffee tables, etc.. Store seasonal décor in a clearly labeled box or bin and place where it doesn't distract and is out of the way (garage, attic, storage space). 5. Twice a Year, during a day or couple of days that you have energy, so ideally after a day you have been able to rest One time of year I tend to many annual or semi-annual tasks is during the week between the years, that final week of the year when I am able to have time to myself and just rest, then be energized to tidy up which always feels good upon going into a new year. Here's the list: Clean all windows – inside & out. Flip the mattress *Clean and reorganize the pantry, this happens at least once a year, sometimes twice. As I become more clear about what I need and organized to refill when I run out as it happens, I have found tending to this once a year is enough. Thoroughly clean the refrigerator - remove the drawers, the lining on any side shelves, and clean, clean, clean. If you have been assessing your fridge's contents each week, this won't be a difficult task and should only take about 30 minutes. Clean oven thoroughly Launder pillows - I cover my pillows with liners (aka pillow protectors) and then place the pillowcase over the top of those. This helps to protect the pillow itself. *Wipe baseboards and moldings - this can also be done once a year depending upon the work you have had done in your home, how often you leave your windows open, etc.. Clean the kitchen range hood. Clean the filter in your dishwasher. Clean any bird feeders (this can be done more often if you have an active bird café). Clean under and around any furniture that isn't regularly vacuumed or moved. Clean the garage thoroughly, editing as you go. Have the sprinkler system (if you use one), turned on in the spring and winterized in the fall. Cover/Remove vent covers - for winterizing and then come spring remove and store. Exterior hoses, watering cans, non-frost proof pots in the garden - drain all water and store. Replace the water filter in your refrigerator or other water dispensing device (filter dependent). Clean gutters - this may need to be done only yearly depending upon the amount of debris that potentially can fall into your gutters. I tend to do this in the spring and the fall. ~Nelle was my helper cleaning the interior of my stove recently. Learn more about why I chose Le Cornue for my stove here.~ 6. Yearly as the time is right on the calendar/season for each task and your schedule The yearly tasks will be dependent upon your home, climate, and other variables, but whenever you tend to what you need to, choose a time that works with your schedule, budget and the best time of year to tend to this task, if it requires, for example, you to be outside. Service HVAC - this will prevent any surprises during the winter or the summer when you want to be able to trust your heat source or cooling source is able to work properly. Clean your fireplace if you have a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Deep clean any carpet and rugs, either done by a professional or on your own. Have any curtains or hanging fabric cleaned. Clean upholstered furniture (I sometimes do this twice a year depending on how heavily used each particular piece, and I do it myself with an all-natural cleaning product the cleaning company that used to clean my house recommended - Nurturals.) Clean around dryer vents and any vents in your home (above your stove, for example), where they leave the house on the exterior as well. Clean porches/balconies deeply, typically I do this in March just before I place my furniture back outside after being stored in the garage. Test and/replace smoke alarm batteries - write the date on the battery when you insert a new battery so you know how long it has been in use. This will help you decide if you should replace it as no one wants to be woken up in the middle of the night by a dead battery. Optional and dependent upon the city ordinances: Have your water back flow tested by an approved business (this is something we have to do in Bend if we live in the city limits). Phew! Okay, just looking back at this list may seem like a tremendous amount; however, when what you are taking care of are items and spaces in your home that bring you comfort, calm and repose, it becomes motivating to keep them at their best which is why I began with #1. When we remove what feels like a burden because we never use it, it simply takes up space or holds memories we don't want to revisit, then tidying up does become more of a chore. Once #1 has been taken care of, and you spread out all of these tasks over a year, it actually isn't that bad at all. In fact, while compared to the list I wrote in 2011, this list is quite extensive, due to the fact that I have a far smaller house (nearly half the size) than I did when I wrote the previously list, all that I do is far less and done far better which ensures that I can space out the time between tasks or when I do them more frequently, not have that much work to do. Compiling this list occurred on a wonderfully rainy day here in Bend which gave me much time to reflect on a year's worth of responsibilities, but also, as I wrote each one, I was also expressing gratitude, thankful to have a home to care for well. Which leads me to my final idea for creating more enjoyment of the task of caring for our homes, why not name your home? I know it may sound silly at first, but when we humanize the space that gives us life, safety, security, comfort, nurtures love and care, it reminds us that is more than four walls and in a way, a part of our 'family' so to speak, and that too helps in providing an internal motivation to care for it well. And with that to ponder, wishing you a wonderful start to a brand new season with Spring's arrival next Monday, the 20th.
The insuleoin Podcast - Redefining Diabetes
In this week's episode Eoin chats with Ben Tzeel (@manoftzeel).Ben has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 23 years. Admittedly, throughout this time, he hasn't always been as confident with his Diabetes as he is today. During his earlier years, he struggled with the mental and social challenge Diabetes can often present.Despite that, Ben has used doubt, negativity and challenge as fuel towards his success personally with his physical and mental health, but also towards business, where he has continued success.Ben is a registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is the founder of Your Diabetes Insider (yourdiabetesinsider.com) where he helps Diabetics reach their optimum physical and mental health with their condition.You will get so much value and knowledge from Ben in this episode!As always, be sure to rate, comment, subscribe and share. Your interaction and feedback really helps the podcast. The more Diabetics that we reach, the bigger impact we can make!Questions & Stories for the Podcast?:email@example.comConnect, Learn & Work with Eoin:https://linktr.ee/insuleoin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Diz Runs Radio: Running, Life, & Everything In Between
There are many great running-related products and services available. When you're thinking about a purchase, try to avoid the marketing hype train. Admittedly, this is easier said than done. Check out the full blog post for today's episode, featuring a couple of well-placed memes/GIFs, at http://DizRuns.com/1133. Today's Episode of the Show is Sponsored by Be Ready on Race Day: How to Create a Custom Training Plan for Your Next Marathon or Half Marathon http://BeReadyonRaceDay.com Love the show? Check out the support page for ways you can help keep the Diz Runs Radio going strong! http://dizruns.com/support Become a Patron of the Show! Visit http://Patreon.com/DizRuns to find out how. Get Your Diz Runs Radio Swag! http://dizruns.com/magnet Subscribe to the Diz Runs Radio Find Me on an Apple Device http://dizruns.com/itunes Find Me on an Android http://dizruns.com/stitcher Find Me on SoundCloud http://dizruns.com/soundcloud Please Take the Diz Runs Radio Listener Survey http://dizruns.com/survey Win a Free 16-Week Training Plan Enter at http://dizruns.com/giveaway Join The Tribe If you'd like to stay up to date with everything going on in the Diz Runs world, become a member of the tribe! The tribe gets a weekly email where I share running tips and stories about running and/or things going on in my life. To get the emails, just sign up at http://dizruns.com/join-the-tribe The tribe also has an open group on Facebook, where tribe members can join each other to talk about running, life, and anything in between. Check out the group and join the tribe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedizrunstribe/
Hour 4 With news breaking that the Ravens have landed a franchise tag on Jackson Lamar, the hottest QB on the market this offseason, the gang hatches up a scenario that could see Jimmy Garoppolo at 1 Patriot Place. Is it feasible? Admittedly no, but it would allow for some creative flexibility with roster transactions.
Whether you're putting on races through a for-profit or a nonprofit organization, having a good grasp of your race budget can often make the difference between a profitable bottom line and days of post-race head-scratching about what went wrong to land you in the red. Admittedly, building and maintaining a race budget is not a lot of fun - not to most people, anyway - but it is something that has to be done, and has to be done right. So to help us understand what “right” looks like for a race budget, I've got the pleasure of being joined in the podcast today by SRSE Sports' Sean Ryan. Sean has been a veteran of the industry with almost 20 years of experience in race directing, marketing, operations and financial planning, and was once hailed as “the most overeducated race director” in the industry, holding an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. And today he'll be helping us understand the value of good budgeting practices, how to put together a transparent and practically useful race budget, as well as sharing his thoughts on managing budget shortfalls and juggling the complexities of cost cutting while trying to maintain a quality race experience. In this episode:Why putting on races is a capital intensive exercise that requires sound budgetingWhere most race budgets fail: over-exuberance and erroneous assumptionsThe importance of keeping an updated working copy of your budget at all timesTop line revenue vs bottom line revenue vs gross profit vs operating profit vs net profitOrganizing expenses by category: administrative, operating, marketingFixed vs variable expenses, and why fixed expenses can break your budgetWhat you should aim for for a healthy bottom-line profitThe perils of underspending on marketingHow to build a budget from the ground upCalculating your budget breakeven pointManaging budget shortfallsTransparent vs non-transparent cost cuts, and why, if you have to cut costs, you need to start with the latterYou can raise prices or reduce quality, but you should not try to do bothHow to treat donations and in-kind sponsorship on your budgetThe true cost of race volunteersThanks to RunSignup for supporting quality content for race directors by sponsoring this episode. More than 26,000 in-person, virtual, and hybrid events use RunSignup's free and integrated solution to save time, grow their events, and raise more. If you'd like to learn more about RunSignup's all-in-one technology solution for endurance and fundraising events visit runsignup.com.You can find more resources on anything and everything related to race directing on our website RaceDirectorsHQ.com.You can also share your questions about race budgeting or anything else in our Facebook group, Race Directors Hub.
We got our review for Creed 3 ready to go on a Friday night! Grab a blanket and a cup of Henny and enjoy the sultry sounds of Dubs and the MadMan. Admittedly, I inadvertently recorded this with my Mac microphone, I could tell immediately when editing. Shouldn't be distracting to the listener.Enjoy!IG/Twitter - @ScreenChamps
CW: PTSD, Forced Eating, Strangulation, Transphobia, Sleep Paralysis Spoilers for End of Evangelion and for Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time. In this week's edition of RanChat Bits, Arlill talks about the 2021 4th Rebuild EVA film and why existentialism has become a fun mental exercise for him! Admittedly, this podcast attempts to cover a lot in a short amount of time so we might've spread ourselves thin. Future episodes of RCB will be more focused but I hope you enjoy this experimental podcast! Correction: Shinji Ikari's father's first name is Gendo, not Genro. Sources: 3 hour documentary about Hideaki Anno ACLU's Tracker of anti-LGBTQIA Bills in the United States Technical Info: Executive Producer - Alex Rodriguez Album Art created by Julian Taylor Recorded and Edited by Arlill Rodriguez "Main Menu [Sonic Mania OST]" composed by Tee Lopes "CORE 16-bit" remixed by Bulby 2023
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
"But for me, when I think about what Bitcoin's properties are as a store-of-value asset and then compare those properties to the existing store-of-value assets out there… Bitcoin is by far the best. For that matter, if Bitcoin continues to outperform because of its unparalleled properties (and the world begins to come to terms with the reasons for that performance), it is a real stretch to say that Bitcoin will only convince 30% of the money stored in bonds and fiat money to re-allocate to Bitcoin. Particularly because of the scale of inflationary money printing that will be necessary over the coming decade to service the mounting national debts and unfunded liabilities throughout the world." – Croesus Sure we are going to the moon... but how high might that be exactly? As a fun follow up to Aleks Svetski's "Three Generations" until we reach a Bitcoin world, let's have a little fun at imagining just how much wealth could be built in those generations. Check out the original for the tables and estimates that will let you explore yourself what potential market makes since to you. Plus the many other links provided for Croesus's other writings: https://jessemyers.substack.com/p/bitcoins-full-potential-valuation Guy's Nostr Pubkey: npub1h8nk2346qezka5cpm8jjh3yl5j88pf4ly2ptu7s6uu55wcfqy0wq36rpev Check out details on the Swan IRA! Don't forget to check out our amazing sponsors: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, with the NEW Coldcard Q1! A company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 9% off the ColdCard! (https://bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20,000 FREE SATS! at (https://bitcoinaudible.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (https://swanbitcoin.com/guy) ------------------------------- "Admittedly, monetary calculation has its inconveniences and serious defects, but we have certainly nothing better to put in its place, and for the practical purposes of life monetary calcu- lation as it exists under a sound monetary system always suf- fices. Were we to dispense with it, any economic system of cal- culation would become absolutely impossible." – Ludwig Von Mises Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast
Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! Twitter: @MemberTheGame Instagram: @MemberTheGame Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame Youtube.com/RememberTheGame And if you want access to hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year! Patreon.com/RememberTheGame For the first time in 238 episodes, we're talking about the Sega Master System. Admittedly, I've never played one before, and even in this case, I bought a modern port of one of its games. But it's time to show the SMS some love, and I gotta say, if Wonder Boy In Monster Land is any indication of what the Master System could do, I might have to look up some more of its classics down the road. If you've never played it, Wonder Boy is a mix of Adventure Island and Zelda II, for lack of a better combo. You're traveling from area to area, buying equipment and spells and talking to townspeople looking for tips on where to go, but while you're doing that, a timer is ticking away and taking your health with it. It's tough as balls, I couldn't finish it, but I also couldn't stop playing it. I have a thing for tour retro games, and Wonder Boy scratched me right where I itched. This episode is sponsored by long-time supporter and friend of the show, Mr. McG. He swings by to explain why he has so much love for the Boy of Wonder, and then my buddy Chris, a card-carrying Sega kid, gave me a call and helped me understand why Wonder Boy was so beloved back in the day. And before we die over and over, I slap together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'! This week, someone asks if I have any regrets about taking RTG and turning it from a hobby into a business. Why do I prefer digital games over physical? And are there any games I've kept playing, despite not loving the combat, just because the story was so good?? Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 Master System Mainstays: Marble Madness, Golden Axe Warrior and Alex Kidd in Miracle World.
Recorded January 2, 2023. French bookbinder Louise Bescond is couched within the multifaceted world of bookbinding. She describes her niche as bookbinding “haute couture,” but despite her exacting eye, she acknowledges the moving bar of perfection in her professional life. Admittedly not a bookbinding historian, Louise gives us a sense of the historical context for these bindings, as well as an overview of the variety of specialized craftspeople within the field that emphasizes the collaborative nature of her own work and all the people who help make her books special. To find more of Louise's work visit her website: http://www.louisebescond.eu/ and Instagram: @louise.bescond. Help keep the podcast alive! Visit our Patreon, pick up some Merch, or make a one time donation! Listeners make it all possible. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Our 3rd Annual April Giveaway is quickly approaching! This year, we are excited to have TWO beautiful carving knives made by none other than Reid Schwartz, our guest from Episode 41. Support the show
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at email@example.com. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at email@example.com. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at email@example.com. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
New Books in Intellectual History
Supremacists imagine that Jews and Muslims secretly strive to replace white, European civilization with an unspeakable tyranny. The authors, a Jew and a Muslim, analyze the nature of the conspiracism that targets their communities. They historicize the supremacist conspiratorial imagination, narrating the paranoia on a continuum, from modernity to the postmodern. They begin with the texts of modernity, following them through to the dark areas of the Internet and examining their violent denouement in synagogues and mosques. Ron Hirschbein and Amin Asfari's book Jews and Muslims in the White Supremacist Conspiratorial Imagination (Routledge, 2023) investigates the classic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and neoclassic variations such as QAnon. It turns to Islamophobic responses to 9/11 such as paranoia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and the doppelgänger of The Protocols, namely The Project. The authors conclude by questioning how "ordinary" people, prompted by paranoia and recognition hunger, resort to violence and murder. Admittedly, the authors are not certain—certainty is for conspiracists. But they may have a piece of the puzzle. Roberto Mazza is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. He is the host of the Jerusalem Unplugged Podcast and to discuss and propose a book for interview can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter and IG: @robbyref Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
Countdown with Keith Olbermann
EPISODE 140: COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN: A-Block (1:41) SPECIAL COMMENT: Speaker Kevin McCarthy has jeopardized the security of every Representative and every Senator and every staffer, and the continuity of the government of the United States, and thus the safety of every CITIZEN of the United States - and he has publicly admitted to, and boasted about, committing the act by which he did so. This is treasonous. Indict him and arrest him. We now know that Tucker Carlson gained access to the January 6 video by the deception of McCarthy and/or House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil. Steil asked the Capitol Police for a video terminal on which he personally could look at the video. Without warning the Capitol Police, McCarthy unilaterally gave Carlson access to that terminal. And then, yesterday, McCarthy not only admitted "he released" the video - he began to FUNDRAISE OFF HIS DECEPTION. "The Speaker," says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, "is needlessly exposing the Capitol complex to one of the worst security risks since 9/11..it also risks exposing the carefully laid out and highly guarded plans for the continuity of government, intended to preserve our democracy in the event of an attack." These are not minor infractions, nor mere political conflicts. This is treachery. McCarthy admits to doing it. Indict him and arrest him. B-Block (15:00) POSTSCRIPTS TO THE NEWS: Special Counsel subpoenas Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (Trump) and before you think they can't try to evade it by making up yet another ludicrous privilege: You forgot Nepo-Baby Privilege, didn't you? GOP still denies it wants to cut Social Security and Medicare while Paul Ryan and Mike Pence announce they want to cut Social Security and Medicare. And in the new Marist Poll Biden does what 100% of political pundits insisted he could not do. (18:18) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Never light a Pride Flag on fire. Especially not if there's a high-def surveillance camera right next to it. Sean Hannity endorses a plan to disenfranchise Sean Hannity. And Barney Rubble's Body Double explains why "black people" should be proud of Confederate statues. C-Block (22:50) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: Since I'm calling for the government to shut down "Fox News" I probably need to fess up: I went out on two dates with Laura Ingraham. Admittedly, it was a century ago, but I think you need to know. Besides which it's cheaper than telling it to a therapist. Thank you.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
Admittedly, waiting is hard for most of us. It seems that impatience is the human characteristic that identifies us all. Today, we live in a quick response, on demand culture. Waiting on anything is becoming increasingly difficult. But as Christians, there is one thing we will have to wait on. We will have to wait on God. I guarantee it. As a part of His plan, His purpose, and His character development in our lives, God will make us wait.Main Points:1. If God makes us wait, we can trust there is always a reason. It's hard because we can't always see the reason at first. Yet, as a good Heavenly Father, He doesn't play games with us. He doesn't do things without a reason. There is always a purpose to His plan. In the waiting there is something to learn, something to gain, and something to experience. Don't miss the blessing in the waiting just because you are impatient. It's possible the waiting season is also God's way of protecting you.2. God makes us wait, because it's here we learn that life is not about us. It's about Him. It's about His ways, His timing, and His plans. Waiting on God increases our dependance on Him. It grows our faith and shapes our character.3. Don't get weary in the waiting. What God has in store for you is worth waiting on.Today's Scripture Verses:Psalm 37:7 - “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…” Psalm 130:5-6 - “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning…”Quick Links:Subscribe to The 5 Minute Discipleship NewsletterDonate to support this podcastLeave a review on Apple PodcastsGet a copy of The 5 Minute Discipleship JournalConnect on SocialJoin The 5 Minute Discipleship Facebook Group5 Minute Discipleship on Instagram
While the causes of the European equity rally have become more clear over time, so have the caveats that warrant caution over optimism for cyclical stocks.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Graham Secker, Head of Morgan Stanley's European Equity Strategy Team. Along with my colleagues, bringing you a variety of perspectives, I'll be talking about the deflating safety cushion for European equities. It's Tuesday, February the 21st at 3 p.m. in London. With the benefit of hindsight, it's relatively easy to justify the European equity rally since the start of October, given that we've seen an improvement in the macro news flow against a backdrop of low valuation and depressed investor sentiment and positioning. While the macro outlook could continue to improve from here, we think the safety cushion that low valuation and depressed sentiment had previously provided has deflated considerably as investors have been drawn back into the market by rising price momentum. On valuation, the MSCI Europe Index still looks quite inexpensive on a next 12 month forward PE of 13, however the same ratio for Europe's median stock has risen to 16, which is at the upper end of its historic range. Admittedly, a less padded safety cushion is not necessarily a problem if the fundamental economic and earnings trends continue to improve. However, there is now considerably less margin for any disappointment going forward. This rebound in European equities has been led primarily by cyclical sectors who have outperformed their defensive peers by nearly 20% over the last six months. Historically, this pace of outperformance has tended to be a good sign, suggesting that we had started a new economic cycle with further upside for cyclical stocks ahead. However, while this sounds encouraging, we see three caveats that warrant caution rather than optimism at this point. First, we have seen no deterioration in cyclicals' profitability yet, and the lack of any downturn now makes it harder to envisage an EPS upturn required to drive share prices higher going forward. Second, we get a very different message from the yield curve, which has consistently proved to be one of the best economic leading indicators over many cycles. Today's inverted yield curve is usually followed by a period of cyclical underperformance and not outperformance. And thirdly, cyclicals. Valuations look elevated, with the group trading in a similar price to book value as defensives. When this has happened previously, it usually signals cyclicals' underperformance ahead. Given our cautious view on cyclicals, we prefer small and mid-cap stocks as a way to gain exposure to a European recovery. Having underperformed both large caps and cyclicals significantly over the last year, relative valuations for smaller stocks looks much more appealing, and relative performance looks like it is breaking out of its prior downtrend. In addition, we see two specific macro catalysts that should help smaller stocks in 2023, namely falling inflation and a rising euro. Historically, both these trends have tended to favor smaller companies over larger companies, and we expect the same to happen this year. At the country level we think the case for small and mid-cap stocks looks most compelling in Germany, where the relative index, the MDAX, has significantly lagged its larger equivalent, the DAX, such that relative valuations are close to a record low. Thanks for listening. If you enjoy the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and share Thoughts on the Market with a friend or colleague today.
Alrighty then--it's time for week 3 of our Practical Christianity series. We hope you've enjoyed it thus far. This week we dive into worship, again beginning with an exploration of the "WHY" behind our "WHAT." Admittedly, this week is heavier on the WHY and lighter on the WHAT/HOW. We don't go into details on how to functionally worship according to the scriptures (although that's immensely important). We instead focus on the heart and attitude we bring into it, which strongly connects to our "WHY." Enjoy, and God bless you.
Missing Real with Mike D'Arrigo
Here's the blockbuster movie that made James Cameron "King of the World!", even if these days the only world he seems to bother with is Pandora. Winning 11 Oscars just does that to ya, I guess. Admittedly, this is a pretty great film, although its biggest flaw is that everyone already knows the ending. Boat sinks, Celine sings, it's terror across the board. And speaking of boards, there was probably enough room on that slab of wood for Jack if only Rose would've scooted her butt over a little. Ah, but the sweeping romance and spectacle can't be denied. This is one of Cameron's finest works, even if there's not a Terminator or Alien Queen in sight. At least there's Bill Paxton and some other fun folks in the cast. I'm really excited to have a special guest to chat/debate with: Lisa Blake-Mitchell is on board for this voyage, so everyone grab your headphones and life jackets 'cause this Titanic podcast is about to set sail! The dining room is proudly serving iceberg lettuce!
Admittedly, Urmi Hossain is a nervous public speaker. Though, she used to have a lot more anxiety related to getting up in front of people before she started practicing with Toastmasters, an organization meant to help people improve their public speaking skills. In our interview Urmi. talks about all the ways her work with Toastmasters has helped her and how someone could get involved if they were interested. How to support the show!Pure Spectrum CBD: Promo code AnxietyPod for 15% off!https://www.purespectrumcbd.com/Buy Me a Coffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/givesmeanxietyInstacart:Instacart.oloiyb.net/AnxietyThe Cardist - anxiety pod 10%https://thecardiststudio.com/Check out more from Urmi:My book: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B75X14G7/ref=sr_1_2crid=38ODHSOSYZ3W8&keywords=urmi+hossain&qid=1658373403&sprefix=urmi+hossain%2Caps%2C98&sr=8-2My blog- https://www.myways.ca/Check out the show on all of your favorite social platforms!https://twitter.com/GivesanxietyPodhttps://www.facebook.com/thatgivesmeanxietypodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/thatgivesmeanxietypodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCOITNlRi_K7JP9QxBK-vQSupport the show
I had a concerned friend and client reach out to me while on vacation. He wanted to know why I was on social media so much on a vacation. Admittedly, that's not what I normally do. In today's episode, I explain why that was the case and why your dreams are fleeting, you have to hunt them down when the inspiration strikes. ‼️If you're interested in my FREE fasting manual and ‘Lost Secrets of Fasting' recording, you can go to: www.kylenewell.com/manual‼️ You can also follow me at: ➡️IG: @thepandamanofficial ➡️TikTok: @thepandaman_official ➡️YouTube: @kylenewell1000
By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about Oriana's choice of topic: Gollum. For all the high adventure, heroics great and small and world-shattering consequences and much more that exists in Tolkien's legendarium, arguably the most fascinating character he created in the end is his most racked, ruined and miserable, first encountered as a mysterious slimy creature living and lurking in a subterranean lake with only one thing of particular value to his name. Tolkien's introduction of both Gollum and a magic ring into this world was, to borrow a phrase from the narrator of The Hobbit, a turning point in his career, the more when as he embarked on the writing that would result in The Lord of the Rings he realized he needed to rethink and redo the original, much more comically grotesque version of Gollum into a being living out any number of emotional and physical extremities at once. Arguably both this transformation and then the incorporation of this version of Gollum into his grand story became something he never quite got over, based on his various reactions over time as seen most clearly in his published letters on the subject. Why might the strongest scene for the entire Lord of the Rings be the simple gesture of Gollum tentatively reaching out to touch a sleeping Frodo on the way to Cirith Ungol? What is it about Tolkien's self retcon of what Gollum is at heart that is fascinating still? Does the unspoken backstory of Sméagol and Déagol's relationship suggest deep waters indeed, and how did Tolkien regard them both? And did Gollum really eat babies in the end or was that just something dreamed up by dirtbag elves?SHOW NOTES.Jared's doodle – just waiting on some fish as the endless, timeless years stretch on…Was there rain? There was rain. The HarperCollins Union strike looks to be over! Here's a press announcement.Like we said, rumors, no more, about Embracer and Warner Bros. Who knows.The BBC Repair Shop story is a treat.Just hanging around Tolkien and Gandalf in Warsaw.Lord of the Bins! Well, good luck.Gollum's touching of Frodo's knee should be portrayed more in fan art, but maybe we're not looking hard enough. But there is this at least.All letters quoted taken from the standard Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien collection. The letter to Eileen Elgar quoted later in the episode can be read in full here.Our episodes on Sam Gamgee and the Red Book of Westmarch.Andy Serkis's retelling on how he first considered the Gollum casting can be found in both the movie documentaries and his own book on the role.Admittedly that Cat in the Hat fish is a punk.Grendel? Fascinating and monstrous character…but not Gollum.John D. Rateliff's The History Of The Hobbit breaks down the history of the book from manuscript through its later editions, including the abandoned early 1960s rewrite.The Third Man is a great, great film. Were the elves spreading stories of atrocity propaganda? Well…Serkis himself sees Gollum through the lens of addiction, but the evidence that Tolkien himself had that in mind is scanty at best.The David Foster Wallace piece in question – one of several on tennis, his favorite sport – is “The String Theory.” (The exact quote: “It's the sort of love whose measure is what it's cost, what one's given up for it.”)Déagol, shadowy and still crucial.Yeah sure, Midsomer Murders, but really it's about Rosemary & Thyme as we say. And we do want that TV series we dream up.Goofus and Gallant forever. If you like.How associated is the phrase ‘unstuck in time' with Kurt Vonnegut? Quite a bit. And go go go Everything Everywhere All At Once! Surely it can win everything.Support By-The-Bywater through our network, Megaphonic, and hang out with us in a friendly Discord.
Go Tell It To The Wall Podcast
Well Wall Fans, as you well know, we often go off the rails a bit...Admittedly this one kind of started off the rails (some of us are getting a bit old for multiple shows in one night), despite that, we still have all the common sense you are used to! From Super Bowl ads to more and more hypocrisy, episode 99 has a bit of everything despite the lack of a full voice...And yes, It's Monday, don't adjust your calendars!Snuggle up with your Valentine and enjoy the soothing sounds of episode 99!#CommonSense #HavePassion #WeDontNeedRails #LiftEveryVoiceAndSing #SuperBowlAds #SuperBowlHalftimeShow #DisneyInfluencers #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #RefuseToSink #TreCool #Parenting #BalloonsAndUFOs #TheBorg #TubiSucks #TheFlash #EzraMiller #AMC #HP2 #Aquabats #BadCopBadCop #VoiceIsGone
If you're like me, Universal Life is an enigma wrapped up in a conundrum. I spent a year or so before I was brave enough to write my first UL policy. I was intimidated by them. Term and Whole seemed fairly simple to understand, but UL? It scared me. Admittedly, Universal Life policies are more complicated and can be confusing to understand, let alone to explain to a client. Hopefully, this helps. I'm not suggesting you go out and start writing a bunch of UL policies this week, but at least it's good to understand how they work so you can speak to them if a client should ask. Hopefully, this podcast will give you a better understanding of one of the more confusing products we write. If you like this, you may enjoy my book. To protect your family, contact us. To change your life, join our team.
It's time to talk about sleep issues. Admittedly, this is one of the toughest aspects of parenting to tackle. There are SO many variables and SO few universal practices, it can be hard to know where to start when you or a kiddo are struggling to sleep. We brought in speech therapist Annie Cornell and occupational therapist Luz Wolf for just that reason today! Annie is a single foster mama and Speech Therapist at the Memphis Family Connection Center and Luz Wolf is an Occupational Therapist with 20+ years of experience. They talk with us about why sleep can be so difficult to tackle and what may be happening emotionally and in the body at bedtime, preventing sleep. Tona Ottinger also joins us to talk about the complications that enter the picture when your babies have experienced trauma, adversity and early stress in life. The CDC Sleep Stage Chart that Luz references can be found here and the American Academy of Pediatrics Resource page she listed can be found here. Lastly - Big News! Applications to become a Cultivate Connection Facilitator are open now! We are taking applications now for our May - July Facilitator training and we'd love for YOU to be a part of it. We deeply believe that this content, taught peer-to-peer, in communities, transforms those communities. Want to help nurture and build a supportive community of trauma-informed parents? Here is your chance. Head to empoweredtoconnect.org and apply NOW for our next round of Facilitator training. Training begins online in May and wraps up with 3 incredible days in Memphis, Tennessee with the ETC Team. If you, or someone you know, needs to be bringing this content to your community, apply now on our website!
I am guessing some of you reading this had NO IDEA that local newspapers still exist. Others may have no idea what a newspaper even is. Admittedly this is a dying industry, and yet, local family owned newspapers are more important than ever before. Small towns are unique for their ability to connect entire communities. […]
I am guessing some of you reading this had NO IDEA that local newspapers still exist. Others may have no idea what a newspaper even is. Admittedly this is a dying industry, and yet, local family owned newspapers are more important than ever before. Small towns are unique for their ability to connect entire communities. […]
Admittedly, you may have been getting a little bit raucous practicing the “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” song you learned in that other podcast, but baby comes first. In this lesson, listen and learn how to tell someone in Mandarin Chinese to be quiet, ‘cause the baby is sleeping. Even if you don't have a baby, it's a handy phrase to use on those noisy neighbors (works every time). Episode link: https://www.chinesepod.com/0494
The League of Ultimate Questing
On 01/30/2023, we were unable to post our episode to our hosting platform. This was eventually resolved by our account manager but the delay in resolution lead to the episode being uploaded 01/31/2023. A Gods Damned Tuesday. I'm sure most of you don't really care all that much and I'm sure we're more disappointed in ourselves than you are. But the fact is we missed the deadline. Admittedly, the episode was uploaded and available on our website at the regular time but that's a hollow technicality to those of you looking forward to the episode Monday morning. That being said, we very much want to apologize for the mistake. The Episode (Battle Axis 84) is now up and ready to break your heart and you can count on another soul crusher next week, but until that time, we wish you LUQ. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We've had "Weird Al" Yankovic on our minds lately, probably because Kevin just participated in an American Sci-Fi Classics panel all about Al. (Check it out! We have a YouTube link just for you.) So we just invented The Weird Al Game, in which Kevin and Kornflake try to guess each other's favorite Weird Al songs. This week we're covering Al's first seven albums. Does Kornflake want a new duck? Will Kevin visit the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota? Join us as we dare to be stupid. (Admittedly, that's business as usual around here...) Also: Kornflake is celebrating Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, because apparently she loves rocky road. The American Sci-Fi Classics Track online panel all about Weird Al! And our regular links... The Flopcast website! The ESO Network! The Flopcast on Facebook! The Flopcast on Instagram! The Flopcast on Mastadon! Please rate and review The Flopcast on Apple Podcasts! Email: email@example.com Our music is by The Sponge Awareness Foundation! This week's promo: But First, Let's Talk Nerdy!
The Final Word Cricket Podcast
Season 3, Ep 6: Reloading lost episodes from the early Final Word. It's the end of December 2016. Happy New Year! Our first year doing Best & Worst. Admittedly it is a short segment at the end of the show, and we only covered our Best things. But before that we had to talk about a wonderful Boxing Day Test. Mitchell Starc has missed a lot of those, but he reserved his best all-round performance for this one against Pakistan, despite the best efforts of Azhar Ali. This ep also contains what must be our first references to Gusatvo Kuerten, Thomas Muster, and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, some early work on Steve O'Keefe at Revolver, and what may be the inaugural Final Word use of the Dream Dinner Party concept. Plus with Matthew Wade struggling with the gloves, this foresight: "If we want to go really left field, is Tim Paine starting to lurk again?" This season was originally recorded for the ABC. Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find more episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we want to talk about a topic that has come up a lot, both in personal conversations with friends, and in our direct messages with many of you listeners out there; how to choose a legitimate Montessori school/program for your children. Admittedly, this is much trickier than it should be, due largely to the fact that the name Montessori is not trademarked, and therefore can be slapped on just about any child care institution without that institution having to meet any of the rigorous standards parents are hoping for or expecting. In this episode we discuss the five major criteria we hope to see while considering any program claiming to be Montessori. Articles referenced in this episode: "Montessori of Non-tessori?: Is Your Child's Montessori School Actually a Montessori School?" by Jackie Mader "Standards for AMI Montessori Classrooms" --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/montessorimomsinthewild/support
Raising goats to make your own cheese is a great goal. Today I'll go over the basics of how to get started. Making the cheese is another topic for later. Let's just start with what it takes to raise and care for the animals that make it happen. First let me take a minute and say welcome to all the new listeners and welcome back to the veteran homestead-loving regulars who stop by the FarmCast for every episode. As always, I appreciate you all so much. Thank you. There is no show without you. Our Virginia Homestead Life Updates Before I get started on today's topic, just a very brief update on our animals. All of the animals are doing really, really well. No issues so far, even though we had that really deep cold snap. Fortunately, we did not have any lambs born during that time. That was my only concern. Right now, it looks like it will be February before we have lambs. It always takes longer than I think. Lambs Lambs gestate for about five months. And the pregnant ewes end up looking like they are going to burst for days and days before the lambs actually arrive. You would think I would get used to it. I looked at one of our ewes a few days ago and thought to myself, “she's going to have her lambs in the next couple of weeks.” Then I looked at her again yesterday and now I'm thinking it is going to be much later. This is the way of things when we leave the animals on their own for breeding. Scott keeps really close eye on the cows because they come up to the milking shed every day. The sheep and goats stay out in the pasture, so knowing when they come into heat is just not feasible. Because we know the date that the breeding ram or buck goes in with the ewes and does, we know the earliest date that babies can be born. But after that, we just wing it and figure that all will be born within two months. That usually works. These animals are healthy and can be bred easily. Cows We expect our first calf of 2023 the first week of March. The entire herd is all in one lump except for the two heifer calves that were born last year. They are too young to be bred and must be kept separate until we are ready for their breeding to commence. If I remember correctly, that will be some time in the summer. June, July or August. They will go in with the bull and have their first calf about the time they reach two years old. Chickens The chickens are doing well. At least three of the four roosters did get a little bit of comb damage during that cold snap. We kept them locked in their coop so their combined warmth would help keep everyone warm. Unfortunately, our roosters have very large combs. Those are those big red things sticking up from the top of their heads. They are quite subject to frostbite. There is only a small bit of damage that I saw. Maybe a ¼ inch or less on the tip of one or two of the points. So other than that, all is well with them. Goats My young goat girls are doing fantastic. They are still quite small, but will enter the breeding cycle in less than a month. They also require five months of gestation for their kids. We will be looking for our first kids from them in the height of summer. July and August should brings us those cutest of cuteness, goat kids. Well, it's kind of a toss up between the kids and the lambs. They are both just as cute as they can be when young. Speaking of goats, how about some info on how you might get set up for raising your own goats? Raising Goats I'm going to recount, to the best of my ability, the steps we took to prepare for raising goats. Then I will talk about some of the challenges. The rewards of owning and caring for goats far outweighs the challenges. Keep that in mind if you decide to go on the goat journey. Getting Set Up As you are making your plans for bringing goats into your life, the second highest priority is deciding how you will contain them. I'm going to say with near complete certainty that no matter how well you plan this and prepare for it, your goats will escape. Why do I say that? Because they are goats. It's what they do. What Do Goats Eat? The first priority is deciding how you will feed them? Grazing is always the first choice here, but there are times when feeding a little grain is useful. And then there are nutritional supplements to be considered. Today it is popular to think that we are going completely back to nature and they can just live on grass. That is a fallacy in today's world. Domesticated animals have been bred for generations to be cared for and so we must continue this practice. Our soils are depleted and the grasses that grow no longer have all of the required nutrition for healthy animals. You will need to give them mineral supplements. You will need to manage their pastures. And sometimes, as much as you may try to prevent it, you will need to use modern medicine to save the life of your animals. These are skills you will build over time and I'll try to cover the basics a little later. Grass vs Browse There are many types of grasses such as orchardgrass, crabgrass, fescue and so on, and your goats will eat them. However, they prefer what is called browse for well over half of their daily diet. What is browse you say? It's brush, small deciduous trees like those small pines intruding at the edge of your pasture, and small saplings. They love things with thorns like briars, brambles and small black locust trees. They like wild roses and wild blackberry plants, also thorny. Then there are what we normally call weeds that they love. Things like pigweed, various kinds of docks, plantain and lambs quarters. The pigweed and yellowdock have deep roots and are hard to get rid of like dandelion. Plantain and lambs quarters grow wild all over the pasture and are great goat food, while we spend hours trying to get them out of our gardens before they take over. So, keep that in mind when deciding what your goats might eat. Grain What about grain? We personally don't use a lot of grain with our goats, or the sheep for that matter. But there are uses for it. In the commercial world, young lambs and goat kids are fed what is called “creep feed”. It is used to get their weight up so they can be weaned off of mother's milk at an earlier age and remain healthy. As far as I can tell, its purpose is to get animals to market quicker and at less cost. Neither of these goals are our goals, so we don't use creep feed. We do use grain for other reasons. The number one reason is the health of a doe about to give birth as well as her kids. Where we live, the soil is depleted of selenium. You will need to check your area to see if this is the case where you will be raising your goats. Selenium is vital for the health of your animals. White Muscle Disease In the beginning, we used to have kids just disappear after a week or so. Our first goats were really wild and we couldn't even catch them. They had their kids out on the pasture and we let the does take care of the kids without any intervention. We assumed that predators were getting these little guys. Then one day I caught one of the week-old kids not able to get up and stay standing up. I quickly drug out the book on goat health that I had on my shelf and discovered the problem. It's called white muscle disease and it is a result of too little selenium. In our case, the kids would not have enough selenium and quickly became too weak to stand. The kids are very clever at hiding and that is why they just seemed to disappear without a trace. I found one once hiding under a small pile of wood and once in the trunk of a tree. They are small and very easy to miss. Anyway, White muscle disease is quite easy to remedy if you catch it quickly. A bolus of selenium and vitamin E and the kid is back on its feet within hours. But the better treatment is the preventative treatment. We feed our does just a bit of grain containing selenium supplement every day beginning about two weeks before we estimate they will give birth and then for about a week after. That ensures that mom has the selenium she needs and is passing it on to her kid via her milk. This completely eliminated losing kids to white muscle disease. Goat Taming The second reason we use a little bit of grain is to tame the goats. Right now my two baby girls will follow me anywhere. I can even pet Lian and she doesn't run away. Admittedly, I do have to wait for her to come up to me. If I try to walk up to her in the pasture, she might walk away if she doesn't see me with a bowl in hand. It is a very small amount, less than a cup between the two of them, and not every day. I'm loving the friendliness that I have not had in the past. Just a quick note. Our first goats were purchased while we were still traveling back and forth from Virginia to South Carolina and back every single week. I didn't have the time to spend with my goats that I have now. And they were wild. We could not get within 50 feet of them. It was a real learning curve to get them into the corral. The tasks was accomplished but not without frustration. Travel Lanes Scott has built the useful system of fences to move animals from one large area to another. We call them travel lanes. These were so useful in herding the goats. If we could get them into a travel lane, we could move them to a smaller and smaller area until we could catch them up to check on their health. One, we called her Julie Jumper, could escape even this arrangement. It was nearly a year before we were able to give her a health check. Every time we would corral them, she would jump over the five or six-foot fence. It took Scott building that fence up to 10 feet high to keep her contained. It was a small area, so it wasn't like we had to redo all of our fences. Just those in the corral. So, grain feeding for taming it a great thing. You want to be able to catch them up to check for general gut health and hoof health. Ok, enough about grain. Let's get to creating the most nutritious pasture for your goats. Rotational Grazing We set up a rotational grazing system. This system is the best way to maintain their health with minimal intervention with things like worming chemicals. I'll talk more about worms in a minute. Rotational grazing is also the best way to maintain your pasture. Maintaining pasture is essential for having good foraging and grazing for your goats. You want them to have lots of good grass and browse to maintain their weight and for nutritional support. How much pasture you require will depend on where you live. In Texas and Oklahoma, you will need more acreage per animal than we require here in Virginia. If you have questions in that regard, email me and I'll try to give you resources to find out what is best for your part of the world. Basic rotational grazing for us was setting up a perimeter fence around all of the pastures and then creating smaller paddocks within those larger areas. You will want to set it up so that each paddock will have no goats for a couple of months. This has to do with letting the pastures regrow as well as keeping the parasite load under control. That means those pesky worms I mentioned earlier. Fencing There are a couple of different approaches you can take with fencing. One, a permanent fence system. Two, an electric fence system. In my humble opinion, option two still needs a permanent fence perimeter. What do I mean by that? Permanent Fence As I mentioned, the goats will get out. Even with a “permanent” fence, they will find a way out eventually. You will want to be able to catch them up quickly so be ready for that. But here again, prevention is best. We can't have them getting injured by getting out in the road. And we can't have them damaging the neighbor's property. A good strong perimeter fence is your best insurance for managing this risk. Permanent fence needs to be designed specifically for goats. The wires nearer the bottom are closer together so the smaller kids are contained. I've seen our full-grown goat girls get through a fence wire that was barely 6” square. I can't remember her name, but any time of the day we might find her grazing outside of the perimeter fence. Thankfully, they are herd animals and she never went far from the rest of the herd. Later she would be back inside just going on about her business. Taller is better. Most goats like to jump and some can jump really high – Julie Jumper was as pro. Keep it close to the ground. If the land is not level and uneven, be aware of gaps at the bottom as you move across terrain. We use two strands of barbed wire at the top for extra height and deterrence from jumping. As far as the dividers between paddocks, this is where electric fence is an option. We chose permanent fence here as well, but it is not absolutely necessary. Electric Fence The advantage of electric fence that is commonly used for all sorts of pastured animals is the ease of moving it. In the spring there will be lots of grass and browse, therefore, you may keep them in a smaller area to make sure they eat everything before moving on to the next paddock. Later in the summer, they may require a larger area for the same amount of time grazing as the grass is not as tall and definitely not growing as fast. Being able to vary the size of the paddock is easily accomplished with electric netting. It facilitates a more regular schedule for you. Again, we chose permanent fencing so our trade-off is that sometimes they might be in an area for a week and other times as much as two or three weeks if the grass is strong. It's a little different way of thinking about it than just automatically moving them every few days or every week or however much time you decide is optimal between rotations. We move on their schedule. Electric wire lets you move on your schedule. Source of Electricity Things to consider with electric fencing is whether you have electricity available close to your pasture, or are you going to use a solar charger to keep the electric fence hot. While a hard wire is more reliable, it's not that practical unless you have only a few goats that basically in your back yard. If you have more extensive pasture, then solar becomes almost a requirement. The solar unit moves with the fence. You can also use a marine battery that will move with the fence. All things to consider in planning your system. Plus, these are great conversations with your spouse. I love our dream building conversations probably more than anything else we do together. That's just me. I'm not sure Scott would rate the conversations that high, but he does like spending time with me. So, there is that. Housing Sheep will stay outside in the worst of weather. Goats do like a bit of cover from the worst of it. Though it is not absolutely essential, it is recommended. Of course, how elaborate will depend on your individual situation. They really don't require a lot of space and will bunch together and snuggle each other. We have a calf hutch and a couple of dog igloos. Some people build wooden structures including a space where hay can be stored close by for use in the winter. A simple lean-to or covered area with open sides are also options. Just a little something they can get under when the rain comes down hard. Supplements and Disease Management A couple of last things to consider in your planning is how will you supplement their minerals. This is a requirement. They must have access to free-choice minerals. Options here include a simple system of buying a pre-mixed, all-purpose mineral or going the more elaborate route. There are systems were you can buy each mineral individually and keep them stocked in their own box. The animals choose how much of each mineral that they want to consume. The prepackaged minerals leave less choice, but are balanced for the average needs of a goat. It must be goat minerals. They need copper more than other animals. Minerals made specifically for goats will address that need. Wormer As far as disease management, there are a few things that you should have on hand. First, a good worming medication. While you may not want or need to use these chemicals, there will be times when it might save the life of one of your animals. Hoof Trimmers Hoof trimmers are essential for most goat breeds. If you don't keep them trimmed, you are going to see your goats limping around every time it rains. It is an easy and necessary skill to learn. We got Kiko goats to minimize the need, but I have no doubt that it will be a need from time to time. Final Thoughts There is so much more to know, but I am going to leave it here for today. How will you feed them? How will you contain them? How will you house them? How will you care for their physical health? These are the main areas to consider first. Building the physical structures will be led by the decisions you make after having these discussions and thought exercises. Let me know if you have questions. As always, our Locals subscribers have direct access to us. And you can always drop me an email if you have specific questions. Again, I covered only the very basic thoughts to consider. There is so much more. And should you decide to embark on this journey, I believe it is one that you will have a blast learning about with your family. Jump in with both feet and enjoy the experience. There is nothing like raising and caring for your own animals. If you enjoyed this podcast, please hop over to Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or whatever podcasting service you use, SUBSCRIBE and give me a 5-star rating and review. It really does help. If you like this type of content and want to help us out, the absolute best way you can do that is to share it on all of your social media platforms. Share it with any friends or family who might be interested in this type of content. Let them know about the Peaceful Heart Farmcast. And come on over to our Locals community. Subscribe at peacefulheartfarm.locals.com. We'd love to have your support and input in the community. And we'd love to help you out by answering your questions. See you there! 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Hot Springs Village Inside Out
I last appeared on an episode on July 8, 2022. Since that time, after a major falling out with Dennis, I've remained behind the scenes chirping insults from the sidelines. Mostly, I've been posting snarky memes like this one that provoked a Facebook group "owner" admin person to berate me for being "mean" and "hateful." ;) Seriously, everything is fine. Back in July, Rhonda and I contracted COVID. Admittedly, it gave me a good reason to step away from being on the podcast. For months I had a nagging feeling that there were simply too many voices on our show. And stepping away was easy as I remained very involved behind the scenes doing the post production work. Besides, I've got two other podcasts where I appear weekly - LeaningTowardWisdom.com and GrowGreat.com. I hardly lack for public attention. ;) As a longtime resident inside Hot Springs Village, Dennis has a perspective that I simply can't yet have. One day though...watch out! I've long bragged to his face - and most anybody else - that he's got a contact list that may be unrivaled, the hazards of an Arkansas native who is extremely outgoing. So it felt really right to back away and let Dennis loose. With a guest, Dennis can run amuck unimpeded. :D Dennis and I remain dedicated to Hot Springs Village and our show. I'm as invested as ever! What joins us vastly outweighs everything else. Hopefully, our differences help our show shine. So what can you expect moving forward? There are some shows where I'll likely appear. I've even got a few guests that I plan to present to you without Dennis. Mostly, things will keep moving forward with our renewed focus to make each episode as good as we can. We continue to cheer all the parades of the lives of people inside and outside Hot Springs Village. So much so, back in June 2022 I did a podcast episode about it here. YOU make the difference. Without an audience podcasters are just people with microphones talking to themselves. There are thousands of you investing time in consuming our show so...THANK YOU. Lastly, I have to thank three businesses that have shown extraordinary support for our positive approach to life inside (and outside) the Village. Thanks to KVRE for almost immediately showing us love. Look for our upcoming Hot Springs Village Inside radio show on KVRE Saturday and Sunday mornings. Thanks to Clara Nicolosi and the entire Re/Max of Hot Springs Village team. Almost as soon as we launched we began hearing from folks who had never visited HSV. They were investigating where they might like to settle next...and in need of a place to live. Clara is the undisputed Queen of the Village and we're pleased to be part of her court. Thanks to Ike and Sonya Eisenhauer and their team at Ike Eisenhauer State Farm. Along with Clara, Ike and Sonya support the community in unparalleled ways. New and existing residents need protection and Ike's team provides superior service as evidenced by many 5 star Google reviews. Thanks to our exclusive media partner, KVRE • Join Our Free Email Newsletter • Subscribe To The Podcast Anyway You Want • Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel (click that bell icon, too) • Join Our Facebook Group • Tell Your Friends About Our Show • Support Our Sponsors (click on the images below to visit their websites) __________________________________________
Hi everyone! It's the second week of the new year and we open up wishing everyone a happy new year! Ha ha! Admittedly we record the episodes ahead of time without any real thought into when the episodes will be releasing. Well this week the episode we are talking about the fourth (and maybe final) season of The Cuphead Show. Next Time: The Cuphead Show! Season 3 You can find both of us on these platforms: Instagram: @kevin0nline @Jacob_the_cookie (@keii0n is now a private account) Twitter: @kevin0nline @BlinkAdict Youtube: itsumo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzGVl_JPv3ClWHd42A6pLdQ Check Out Jacob on Twitch: blink_mom --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Charles and Jon talk to recently converted mammalwatchers about their early mammalwatching experiences. Admittedly, some of our guests might deny they have been converted but we know different. We talk to Steven Arthur, Cheryl Antonucci's partner, about being stalked by Swamp Rabbits in Missouri. We hear about a trip to Guyana that could have gone very wrong for Ian Thompson, his partner Tracey Watchurst, and their kids Josie and Ben. And Amber Melhouse talks about the romance of wading through a guano-filled bat cave with "wildlife enthusiast" Jon. Here is the YouTube trailer.For more information visit www.mammalwatching.com/podcastCover photo - Amber prepares to go spotlighting in Tanzania - by Jon Hall.Dr Charles Foley is a mammalwatcher and biologist who, together with his wife Lara, spent 30 years studying elephants in Tanzania. They now run the Tanzania Conservation Research Program at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.Jon Hall set up mammalwatching.com in 2005. Genetically Welsh, spiritually Australian, currently in New York City. He has looked for mammals in over 100 countries.
The Brian D. O'Leary Show January 3, 2023 BrianDOLeary.com Fountain.FM Support us with Bitcoin/Satoshis over at Fountain.FM For the best and most complete show notes, go to our Substack page. https://briandoleary.substack.com/ Update (moments before I hit publish): Horribly sad, if true. “There is a lot of speculation on the Internet about whether or not Damar Hamlin will recover from his injury. I am very sad to report that this is unlikely. While I very much hope that I am wrong about this, the evidence that is known is not favorable.” https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/the-most-likely-scenario-is-that I link to another Steve Kirsch article later… What happened last night on Monday Night Football? In broad strokes, we know what happened: a young ballplayer, Damar Hamlin, went into cardiac arrest during the course of play. But the reaction to this terrible event has been all over the board with virtue-signaling from all sides without a concern for the truth. There has been no legitimate reporting on the event from the news or sports media. Anything we're finding out is because of independent media. I am not sure what all of this means, but I have some thoughts… In this podcast, I analyze last night's events and it only runs about 30 minutes. But if you want to get a bird's eye view of what I'm talking about, the rest of these show notes should suffice. The talking heads on ESPN were stuck with talking about an event that nobody can really prepare for. Instead of rising to the occasion, the hours of coverage—until they strangely cut to an axe-throwing competition after the Bills-Bengals game was ultimately postponed for the night—were full of fluff and talking for talk's sake. We learned very little about what happened to Damar Hamlin other than he received CPR and went to the hospital and remained in stable but critical condition. Here's the play: https://youtu.be/r1Z9Vd53yhI The folks on ESPN emoted and talked. We learned nothing other than certain people lack composure on air when push comes to shove. Ironically, an article that came my way earlier today praised the efforts of the entire ESPN team and its coverage, going so far as to call it a “masterclass” and that “we'll be teaching their coverage of Monday night's story in journalism school for decades.” This is from a supposedly credible writer. He went on. “There was no speculation. No rumors. No reporting of what was being speculated on Twitter. Just honest conversations, straight reporting, real human emotion.” In case you'd like to know more about these factual but feckless statements, I analyze the situation in more detail on the podcast. One thing we didn't mention was Skip Bayless's reaction to all of this. In the first place, Skip is a world class jerk and he doesn't help himself when he tries to Tweet or talk himself out of the various predicaments he caused by his own words. Jason Whitlock Tweeted what are essentially my sentiments about Bayless in this situation: “It's all so phony. All of it. The outrage toward Skip and this reaction by Skip. It's all performance. Sad and embarrassing.” https://twitter.com/WhitlockJason/status/1610288252925222912?s=20&t=_GviJG4RxbG_dDpW8c832Q The problem in all this coverage is that nobody was even the least bit willing to put on the mere façade of being a journalist. As I saw it from the beginning, ESPN was in no position to find out the truth in what happened on Monday night. The network often acts like it has hard-hitting journalists, but many of them have proven to be total frauds. Some may do good work, but as a whole the sports journalism angle from ESPN is a joke. Look no further than the epic With the Benefit of Hindsight podcast by John Ziegler & Liz Habib. In the Penn State case and now in this recent episode, ESPN has a vested interest for the truth to NOT emerge! Sure, the Expert Class™ learned very quickly last night what “Commotio Cordis” might be. Essentially, it is freak timing from a blow to the area of the heart at an exact or precise beat that would cause cardiac arrest. It happens and probably most often in youth baseball of all things. Was Hamlin's injury a result of this? Unlikely, but not impossible or implausible. Could it have been a result of vaccine injury? Quite possible, but not a soul on television was willing to even bring it up. As I Tweeted last evening: “Moral hazard for ESPN if either likely scenarios are true. They'll never admit that football is a gladiatorial pursuit w/ obvious known risks that most players, coaches, fans & media choose to ignore. If he “shook a clot,” there's no way they could square the circle on that one” https://twitter.com/BrianDOLeary/status/1610127880851460099?s=20&t=_GviJG4RxbG_dDpW8c832Q A Substack to which I subscribe, written by Steve Kirsch was on top of this whole thing early. The article speaks for itself. https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/what-caused-damar-hamlins-injury?r=1cx4az&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post As it stands, the Bills-Bengals game won't resume this week. What does that mean for the NFL season, particularly the postseason? I don't know. Nor do I particularly care. They could call the game a tie. They could declare the Bengals the victors by virtue of them being up 7-3 when play was suspended. They could flip a coin. They could also push back the start of the postseason and play the game in a “Week 19.” What is Roger Goodell and the NFL going to do? Probably none of the above. All of this portends the rapid demise of football and all professional and high-level amateur sports. Neither the sports media nor the leagues themselves take the games or the health of the players all that seriously. Serious enough to take your money. Not much more. Admittedly, I am a sucker for sports and so they've all taken a lot of money from me over the course of my life. Of course, as frauds, the typical sports media operation is sure to supply you with all the correct emotions you are supposed to feel, but there is so much money involved that nobody is willing to ask the simplest questions, let alone the hard ones. Article with a similar point of view as me…worth reading nonetheless: Whitlock: Damar Hamlin and sport of football are in critical condition by Jason Whitlock Chuck Hughes The 28-year old Texas native is the only player to die during the course of play in an NFL game. In 1971, Hughes was playing for the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears. With about a minute left in regulation and the Bears ahead 28-23, the Lions were closing in on the Bears endzone, needing a touchdown to win the game. Hughes jogged back to the huddle near the Bears 15-yard line after a Lions incompletion on the previous play and fell face first on the Tiger Stadium turf. Reports say that Hughes was dead when he hit the grass. The number 85 for the Detroit Lions is retired for Chuck Hughes. The Lions also give out an annual award to the most improved player in the name of Chuck Hughes. College football game mentioned: 1995 Army at Boston College College football players mentioned: Ronnie McAda It is likely I witnessed McAda's best performance of his career. The guy was phenomenal that day. I saw Michael Vick play once at Alumni Stadium and he was more electric, but McAda was the most dominating quarterback I've ever seen for one game…and it was almost entirely rushing the football. Doug Flutie Flutie was sensational in college. 1984 Heisman Trophy winner. Unbelievable player, really. Tweet mentioned: From Jerry Lawler @JerryLawler: “I would be willing to bet that Damar Hamlin has suffered a cardiac arrest from the blunt trauma of that blow to his chest... I know what this is like from experience...” https://twitter.com/JerryLawler/status/1610098564373389312?s=20&t=_GviJG4RxbG_dDpW8c832Q Myth mentioned: How Teddy Roosevelt changed college football Roosevelt did have something to do with changing the game, but TR was largely a blowhard who had delusional ideas about masculinity, especially his own. Thanks to some help and legislation on behalf of presidents TR and Woodrow Wilson—who was likely the worst president in American history (certainly in the top 5)—the game did change. Do I give these monsters any credit for the joy I experienced with game I grew up watching and playing? No I do not. Liberty Classroom If you like what you read and hear from me, you'll probably want to check out Liberty Classroom if you are at all concerned about the education you may have missed out upon. Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom For all the rest of it, go to BrianDOLeary.com for more information.
Admittedly, the concept of children having so much more freedom in a Montessori setting is one that is often misunderstood and even gives the philosophy a bit of a bad rap. When we talk about "freedom" in the Montessori context, we are not talking about doing whatever you want without thought, we are talking about the inner freedom to be able to choose what is right and good even in a difficult situation. When we say “discipline”, we are not referring to punishment of the child by the adult, we are talking about an inner ability to regulate oneself in the service of growth or improvement; the ability to use constraint and control of the will. Maria Montessori writes in The Absorbent Mind that, “To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.” Join us in this week's episode as we discuss how to accomplish providing your child with freedom, but always within a framework of limits that lend to internal discipline. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/montessorimomsinthewild/support
https://Art2Life.com - Have you ever walked around barefoot? It's Day 4 in Sayulita, Mexico and I can't get enough of how visually and textually rich this place is. From the sand between my bare toes to the colorful tropical flowers, it's a feast for the senses. Admittedly, I have textures on the brain because I'm about to teach a workshop on it. But don't worry, you're coming too! Join Terri and me as we share our thoughts and techniques around texture and how to use it to enhance your work in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways. ================================ LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN… Defining texture and how to choose it [5:50] Using collage to create texture [12:43] Exploring image transfer [23:00] Embracing the randomness of texture [29:49] ================================ CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE: Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life
Aging GreatFULLy with Holley Kelley
Join the Aging GreatFULLy festive holiday fun as we welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to the show to talk all things Christmas happenings and more! There's lots of breaking North Pole news that will have every listener working to stay on Santa's Nice List! Admittedly, it's a good thing Santa himself is in charge of the “Naughty/Nice List” because he can be a little mischievous at times, all in the name of Christmas cheer, love, and laughter.Will you stay tuned to find out how Santa gets through that chimney if a fire is going? Or, if Rudolph is still with Clarice, the latest with the Abominable Snow Monster and what pre-Christmas crunch time is like for the elves in the workshop?!You won't want to miss one second as Mrs. Claus expresses not only her fond affection for Santa, played by Del Kelley, but for all things Christmas magic! Mrs. Claus, played by the talented artist and author, Jessica Kalei Sheffield, will endear your heart and gear you up for the holidays! While we're at it, check out her book, Clara and the Nutcracker, from the captivating trailer aired at commercial break, as well as an array of other creative skills by visiting https://www.kaleiworks.net/clara-and-the-nutcracker. As far as Santa, well, he's a drink or two in and enjoying down time after a hard day's work getting ready for the big sleigh day ahead! But make no mistake about it, after Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus share the details of the vacay they'll be taking together. But in the meantime, they enjoy gathering at the Kringle Mingle for after-hours fellowship and festivities. One thing is certain, it's a romance still going strong after a couple hundred years of marriage and a shared passion of bringing joy to children around the world!We hope listeners are captivated by the spirit of this season in this entertaining episode filled with merriment and creative wonder – certain to make everyone a believer in Santa and the magic of Christmas! Merry Christmas Aging Rebels!Thank you, amazing Aging Rebels, for listening to the Aging GreatFULLy show! We are proud to be the Listener's Show and create this show for YOU! If you enjoy this episode, please share it with your friends and family and leave us a positive show review on your favorite platform! We are grateful and love spotlighting listener reviews on air who do! We broadcast to over 170 countries around the world on your favorite platforms! To listen, stream, connect, share, download, subscribe, visit our official host page at or https://www.spreaker.com/show/aging-greatfully-with-gerontologist-holl or to connect with host Holley Kelley visit www.HolleyKelley.com where you can find official #AgingRebels™ Merch, stream the Aging GreatFULLy show and much more! Always remember, YOU rock and YOU ROLE model!
The Queen of Sheba brought gifts to Solomon. The Navy Of Tharshish also brought gifts to Solomon every 3 years. The Navy of Hiram also brought gifts to Solomon ever 3 years.The men of the earth brought gifts to Solomon.The wise men brought gifts to the child Jesus. Admittedly, these were all incredible gifts, but none of these were the greatest gift ever given.In John 3:16-17, we read: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."The greatest gift ever given was not gold and silver, or wrapped in holiday themed paper. The greatest gift ever given was born in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. The greatest gift ever given… is Jesus! The gift of Jesus brings:The gift of opportunityThe gift of mercyThe gift of graceThe gift of forgivenessThe gift of His spiritThe greatest gift ever given was given to you! This gift is greater than gold and silver and greater than worldly fortune and fame.In John chapter 3, Jesus spoke with Nicodemus about the greatest gift. Peter, one of Jesus' disciples, explained it further in Acts 2:38."Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."Mary, the mother of Jesus, received the greatest gift. Jesus' disciples received the greatest gift. And, the greatest gift, is available to you as well.Peter continued in Acts 2:39 "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."Out of all the wonderful gifts you've received, there's none greater than Jesus. If you've never experienced Him, or if you've been away from Him, His gift is still available for you today. Experience the gift! Let's keep building! Support the showFeel led to partner with our global ministry? 100% of all donations go directly into our ministry and humanitarian relief efforts. https://venmo.com/u/Trent-Gilliam-3https://www.paypal.me/RevTrentGilliamConnect with me on social media. https://www.facebook.com/trent.gilliam
Government Contracting Officer Podcast
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Skyway team member Joe Luetke discuss the importance of timely and efficient contract closeout. Listen and learn how neglecting contract closeout can complicate the process for both government and industry. __________This episode is brought to you by Skyway Acquisition. To get help with the Government market, become a Skyway Community member. The Skyway Community ensures you are better positioned to take advantage of opportunities and better equipped to manage the challenges of government contracts. Members have access to one-on-one insights, time-saving tools, and training resources from Skyway's team of former COs, including the ability to get the perspective of the entire team in the “Ask A Contracting Officer” Forum, get specialized training from on-demand webinars and articles, targeting support through the RFP Score™ assessment tool, as well as custom consulting from Skyway's team of former COs who help solve your unique puzzles. To learn more, visit askskyway.com.___________Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks. Admittedly, the podcast's name sounds very limiting. It is not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession. Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.
Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Are you trapped working 24/7 in your agency? Do you know who to hire and how to empower them to make the right decisions? How do you build the culture for a growing team? Discover how one agency owner built and scaled a successful agency with multifaceted hires who wear many hats. She is currently working on her building her second agency and shares some of the lessons she's bringing to round two. Gina Michnowicz is the CEO and CCO of The Craftsman Agency, an agency specializing in experiences and creating magical moments. They work with clients that want to do something innovative across the digital space and also in-person events. They started their journey working with big clients like Disney and Cisco, although they also work with some small and medium brands as well. In this interview, we'll discuss: Finding your first employees who can wear many hats. Creating the right culture and empowering your team. How to avoid burnout as an agency owner. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Sponsors and Resources Verblio: Today's episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass is sponsored by Verblio. Check out Verblio.com/smartagency and get 50% off your first month of content creation. Our team loves using Verblio because of the ease in their process and their large pool of crowd-sourced writers. Starting an Agency with Big Clients Right Off the Bat For Gina, ending up as an agency owner was the moment her career came full circle. Right out of college she interviewed at an advertising agency. However, they didn't have any open positions at that moment so she ended up working in HR. She then worked at a management consulting company running part of the digital practice. The idea of starting her own agency came from others who enjoyed working with her and offered to be her first clients. This is how Gina's agency started with two big clients, Cisco and VMWare -- a big break for a young agency! While most agencies work for many years to earn big clients it can also be quite challenging considering they can be very complex and political. Big brands tend to be siloed, which can make things difficult. Luckily, Gina is very good at picking the right clients and was able to handle it as a new agency. Hiring Multifaceted Talent to Get Your Agency Off the Ground Gina started working by herself but reached the breaking point very quickly, during the first quarter. She was lucky to have someone from her old job who wanted to work with her. It turns out this was a very multifaceted person who could wear many hats. Finding this type of talent is super helpful when you're starting out and don't have a lot of resources. More recently, she continues to rely on more traditional ways to look for new talent for her agency. She is very active on LinkedIn, where she built a large network she can rely on when it comes to looking for new talent. She also uses ads, although they tend to bring in more unqualified candidates. Gina's agency is in the process of creating an intern program to receive candidates from some great schools. She finds this is a great place to start recruiting because today, young adults graduate with fantastic instincts and insight. Creating Culture By Getting to Know Your Team Your team members need to feel empowered to make decisions. Admittedly, it's hard to let go of control. Gina sometimes catches herself wanting to intervene and take control of a situation. In these cases, she reminds herself the leadership team can handle it. It's not only okay to step back, it's important to do so. It's also important to make sure the leadership team is very connected. If you are disconnected at the top, this feeds into the rest of the team. As leaders, we have to show up as our best selves. If we're not, permeates the rest of the organization. It also comes down to relationships. Are you working on building relationships with your team? Do you know them as people beyond their agency role? Get to know the person, not just project manager. Talk to your team about what they are passionate about, and what they like doing. It's important to create opportunities and spaces where these conversations happen naturally by encouraging team activities. How to Avoid the Burnout Point Having trusted key employees who became her right and left hand helped Gina avoid the trap of overworking. She delegates important tasks to them and keeps a healthy work balance. Unfortunately, one of those key employees had an unexpected leave during the pandemic. In order to stay profitable, Gina and her other trusted employee took on those tasks and worked non-stop during the pandemic. As a result, the agency had a phenomenal 2021 but they were both burned out by the end. To reclaim her time, she made herself a new routine that includes time to meditate and walk each morning and small workouts throughout the day. Blocking time to rest has also worked. Now, she now tries not to pack her entire day with meetings if she can avoid it. You have to create rules for yourself and be strict about following them to have the time to focus on yourself. Finally, it's all about knowing when to take time off, which she now does and encourages in her employees. Why Engagement is the Key to a Successful Remote Model If you're managing a fully remote agency, Gina advises you to be really engaged and ensure your employees are also engaged. Engagement is a big factor in seeing whether or not someone is happy and passionate in their current role. Lack of engagement stems from a variety of factors. As a leader, it's your job to try to understand what can be done to help someone be comfortable with their role in the agency. Want the Support of Amazing Digital Agency Owners? If you want to be around amazing agency owners that can see what you may not be able to see and help you grow your agency, go to the Digital Agency Elite to learn all about our exclusive mastermind.
Government Contracting Officer Podcast
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin welcomes special guest Brian Burns to revisit "the three deciders", a concept you'll recognize from episode 118 that is also woven into many of our podcasts. Listen and learn how each of the three deciders impacts the acquisition process and how the roles differ between purely commercial sales and the government acquisition world. Brian is the CEO of the B2B Network of Podcasts and the host of multiple podcasts including The Brutal Truth About Sales & Selling Podcast. (b2brevenue.com) __________This episode is brought to you by Skyway Acquisition. To get help with the Government market, become a Skyway Community member. The Skyway Community ensures you are better positioned to take advantage of opportunities and better equipped to manage the challenges of government contracts. Members have access to one-on-one insights, time-saving tools, and training resources from Skyway's team of former COs, including the ability to get the perspective of the entire team in the “Ask A Contracting Officer” Forum, get specialized training from on-demand webinars and articles, targeting support through the RFP Score™ assessment tool, as well as custom consulting from Skyway's team of former COs who help solve your unique puzzles. To learn more, visit askskyway.com.___________Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks. Admittedly, the podcast's name sounds very limiting. It is not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession. Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.