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Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 253 features an interview with Sammy Duet of Goatwhore. Does Goatwhore need an introduction? Formed by members of Soilent Green and Acid Bath, they were an exponent of USBM before those letters really meant anything. The band soon became one of the biggest to emerge from the American black metal scene - even as their sound grew to encompass thrash, sludge, and hardcore punk. I spoke with Goatwhore guitarist/co-founder Sammy Duet about how the band's NOLA origins shaped their sound, and the reactions their music elicited from European black metal fans. We also spoke about why their latest album Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven is their ugliest, and Kurt Ballou's suggestions on improving their arrangements. My thanks again to Sammy for speaking with me, and to you for listening. Music In This Episode: "Chaos Arcane" taken from the album Vengeful Ascension "Apocalyptic Havoc" taken from the album Carving Out the Eyes of God "The Bestowal of Abomination" "Nihil" taken from the album Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven Thanks for listening! Interviews, reviews, and more at www.dreamsofconsciousness.com
Považujú ho za najstarší národný park na svete a na erupcie niektorých gejzírov si musíte počkať aspoň hodinu. Yellowstonský národný park patrí medzi najnavštevovanejšie miesta v celých Spojených štátoch. Západ USA však skrýva aj množstvo oveľa menších, no podobne dychberúcich miest. Andrea Kubíni sa s manželom Michalom vracajú do USA už roky. Pred pandémiou stihli roadtrip práve naprieč národnými parkmi či mestami, ktoré sa tiahnu pozdĺž Skalnatých hôr. Za dvadsať dní prešli takmer päťtisíc míľ a Andrea o tejto ceste porozprávala v novej epizóde cestovateľského Všesvet podcastu. Jedným z ideálnych východiskových bodov môže byť okolie najväčšieho mesta štátu Oregon, Portlandu. Aj samotné mesto ponúka mestské treky po okolí. Navyše Oregon patrí aj medzi štáty známe dobrým vínom či krásnymi výhľadmi na tichomorské pobrežie. Na Yellowstone Andrea odporúča vyhradiť si aj niekoľko dní, v Grand Teton zase pri pohľade z auta uvidíte masívne trojtisícovky aj horské jazerá. Za návštevu podľa nej stojí aj Salt Lake City, kedysi dejisko zimnej olympiády, no aj hlavné sídlo mormonskej cirkvi s impozantným chrámom. Na juhu štátu Utah zase dokážete na relatívne malom priestore objavovať viaceré úplne rozdielne národné parky – či už je to Zion, Arches, Capitol Reef alebo Bryce Canyon. „Je fajn si požičať auto a prejsť aj cez chudobnejšie regióny, pretože USA nie je len o nablýskaných veľkomestách, ale je zaujímavé prechádzať cez chudobnejší americký vidiek, vidieť mestečká s troma farmami, jedným fastfoodom a čerpacou stanicou. Aj to je súčasťou autentickej Ameriky,“ dodáva Andrea. Budeme radi, ak nás v tvorbe podcastu podporíte na Patreone. Ak máte akékoľvek otázky, neváhajte nám napísať na firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy Thursday Worthiness Warriors! I am recording from Moab, UT. I'm so in love with Utah, and we did a hike at Arches yesterday, which was so cool. I want to talk about intentional living, today. Yesterday Robbie and I were talking about what we'd learned in the first 2 months of marriage. I said that it takes intentional effort, treating everything as something special, and harnessing the razzle-dazzle. It's intentional! This is something to think of not only in your relationship but in your life. In order to foster a life that sets your soul on fire, you need intention. Without creating the space for sparks, or living large you'll self-sabotage. Your peace lies when you can untie your worth from productivity. Release that, release the limiting beliefs you have about your dream life. What are you making being productive mean about you? What are you making not succeeding mean about you? We think this feeling will motivate you toward your goal, but in reality, it pulls you farther away. If you want to work with me 1-on-1 with me click here, and if you are interested in a Joshua Tree Adventure in February 2023, that will be linked here! Thank you, and have a beautiful rest of your day. I'll see you next week.
Listeners, it's radiothon! And here at the newscast we take this opportunity to reflect on the stories and projects we've been working on for the past few months. KZMU News team Molly Marcello and Justin Higginbottom spoke with executive director Serah Mead live from downtown Moab about their reporting and the uniqueness of community radio. // Plus, the Weekly News Reel! Sophia Fisher of The Times-Independent talks ultramarathon running, election coverage, Arches' entrance closures and a new hire at the Moab City Police Department. Maggie McGuire of the Moab Sun News discusses visioning at Moab City, a Walnut Lane resident survey and recent sexual assault trainings for law enforcement. // Show Notes: // Photo: (from left) KZMU News team Justin Higginbottom and Molly Marcello with executive director Serah Mead. Credit Glenn Kincaid // KZMU Donate https://www.kzmu.org/give/ // Weekly News Reel Mentions: // The Times-Independent: 240 miles through the Moab desert https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/240-miles-through-the-moab-desert/ // The Times-Independent: Attorney, sheriff candidates spar at debate https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/attorney-sheriff-candidates-spar-at-debate/ // The Times-Independent: Arches is closing its gates – again https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/arches-is-closing-its-gates-again/ // The Times-Independent: New MPD sergeant brings policy expertise https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/new-mpd-sergeant-brings-policy-expertise/ // Moab Sun News: Moab City defines future vision https://moabsunnews.com/2022/10/13/moab-city-defines-future-vision/ // Moab Sun News: At Walnut Lane, current tenants want to stay https://moabsunnews.com/2022/10/13/at-walnut-lane-current-tenants-want-to-stay/ // Moab Sun News: Understanding trauma https://moabsunnews.com/2022/10/13/understanding-trauma/ // Moab Sun News: Ambitious goals for Moab police department https://moabsunnews.com/2022/10/13/ambitious-goals-for-moab-police-department/
This week the great and powerful Sammy Duet of Goatwhore returns to the podcast to give me a track-by-track breakdown of their new record, “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven”. Along the way we also discuss several other topics, including his own personal experience of Hurricane Katrina, touring with Danzig, who he'd most like to work with in the future and a whole lot more besides. PLUS - I review the new Antichrist Imperium album, “Vol III: Satan In His Original Glory”, and react to the latest tracks by Abduction, Ingested, Stormruler and others in my weekly news rant.▶️SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST https://youtube.com/c/IntoTheNecrosphere ▶️INTO THE NECROSPHERE MERCH:https://into-the-necrosphere.creator-spring.com ▶️LISTEN ON:Amazon Musichttps://amzn.to/3epNJ4K Spotifyhttps://spoti.fi/3iKqbIP Apple Podcastshttps://apple.co/38wDYhi ▶️SUPPORT THE BANDS FEATURED ON THIS PODCAST:The Antichrist Imperiumhttps://apocalypticwitchcraft.bandcamp.com/ Goatwhorehttps://goatwhore.bandcamp.com/ Nordjevelhttps://nordjevel.bandcamp.com/ ▶️SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/intothenecrosphere Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/intothenecrosphere Twitterhttps://twitter.com/inecrosphere
In this episode Rex and Duff talk about live bands using tracks and give their opinions on what makes a live show a live show. They also review some fo the Tough Choices they posed to listeners and give their thoughts. Picks of the Week: Rex: Goatwhore - Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven Duff: Ellefson-Soto - Vacation in the Underworld
La capital del estado de Utah nació en 1847 como hogar de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. En las estribaciones occidentales de las Montañas Rocosas, Salt Lake City se reveló como una suerte de tierra prometida para los mormones. Un grupo de pioneros, seguidores del profeta fundador Joseph Smith, se estableció a orillas del Great Salt Lake tras un largo éxodo guiado por Brigham Young por el centro de Estados Unidos. Las primitivas cabañas, algunas conservadas en el parque conmemorativo This is the Place, fueron dando paso a un urbanismo articulado en torno al centro de poder de la iglesia mormona. Así el Templo de Salt Lake City o el descomunal Centro de Conferencias conforman, junto con otros edificios históricos y administrativos de la organización, lo que hoy se conoce como manzana del templo (Temple Square). En nuestro paseo sonoro intentamos comprender la influencia de este movimiento en una ciudad cuyos habitantes son miembros en más de un cincuenta por ciento. También analizamos el papel de la religión católica, minoritaria pero dotada de una hermosa catedral. Y, tras visitar el Capitolio estatal, salimos a disfrutar de los indómitos paisajes de Utah, que cuenta con cinco parques nacionales y excelentes pistas de esquí, muchas en torno a la pequeña localidad de Park City, sede del famoso Festival de Cine de Sundance. No faltan visitas al Gran Lago Salado ni a Antelope Island; tampoco al salar de Bonnevillle ni a los parques de Canyonland, Arches, Capitol Reef ,Bryce Canyon y Zion. Nos acompañan en la aventura nueve residentes en Salt Lake City: Carlos Kabadian, Emily Parra, Ralph Dellapiana, Fernando Rubio, Isabel Asensio, Emma Fernández, Cody Denton, Hugo Valle y Jared Orozco. Escuchar audio
It's an episode of heavy live music logistics, with Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden and While She Sleeps all announcing massive shows, a trip to Behemoth and Arch Enemy's co-headlining European Siege tour, and Rammstein shake up the board with their legal action against resale giant Viagogo.Releases:Acid Witch - Rot Among UsMelvins - Bad Moon RisingLamb of God - OmensWednesday 13 - HorrifierVukovi - NulaA.A. Williams - As the Moon RestsBush - The Art of SurvivalCounterparts - A Eulogy for Those Still HereGet the Shot - Merciless DestructionArmed for Apocalypse - Ritual ViolenceGoatwhore - Angels Hung from the Arches of HeavenCloud Rat - ThresholdThe Antichrist Imperium - Volume III: Satan In His Original GloryFaceless Burial - At the Foothills of DelirationLanguish - Feeding the Flames of AnnihilationAenaon - MnemosyneDe Profundis - The Corruption of VirtueQueensrÿche - Digital Noise AllianceFucked Up - OberonAncst - Zorn
Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life bring you an interview with guitarist and vocalist, Sammy Duet of Goatwhore! Their brutal new album, Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven is out on the 7th of October via Metal Blade and you can find out more here: http://goatwhore.net/ Website: https://gbhbl.com/ Ko-Fi (Buy us a coffee): https://ko-fi.com/gbhbl Big Cartel: https://gbhbl.bigcartel.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GBHBL Twitter: https://twitter.com/GBHBL_Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gbhbl/ Contact: email@example.com Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gbhbl Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5A4toGR0qap5zfoR4cIIBo Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/hr/podcast/the-gbhbl-podcasts/id1350465865
Once upon a time, I worked for company that had a bar in this hip area of NYC. I was on the job for about a week, and my new boss said, “go extend the bar by four feet.” Being just out of the military, I barked a crisp “roger that” and marched off to execute. I was excited because I now had a chance to prove my worth. After all, I was back in the restaurant business after eight years galavanting around the Middle East and Central Asia. New York City is arguably the most competitive restaurant market in the world, and there was no small amount of self-doubt dancing in my head. Speed of ServiceWhile we called it a bar, it was really a nightclub. NYC 20-somethings were living their best lives dancing in what was once a subterranean horse stable under the streets of the Meatpacking District. Arches hid little nooks with retro furniture under 200-year-old bricks and a full-sized plastic horse lamp stood next to the DJ booth. True story. If you got past the colossal man standing at the door, you would find a bar that was five deep. People couldn't get their drinks fast enough, which was the crux of our problem. It was not a speed of service issue for us. Our inability to get drinks out quickly was costing us money. When you have a 50%+ margin business, it's real money. The idea was if we could extend the bar by four feet, which was technically simple, we would be able to improve drink flow and, correspondingly, revenue. Sitting at a small table near the bar with the Director of Construction and the Beverage Director, we started to make our plans. We saw a simple problem with a simple solution. Or so we thought.Meanwhile, the bar was getting set up for the night. A handsome bartender, let's call him Emilio, was doing his thing. Emilio was what you would expect in a popular NYC nightclub. Confident, cool, tie a little loose, sleeves rolled up, and a swagger backed up by what was probably 140 IQ. To top it off, he also had a law degree. I looked over and saw him shaking his head as we pontificated solutions to a problem for which we didn't understand reality. I walked over and introduced myself. Emilio laid it on me. Emilio: “Hey man, here's the thing. I spend 50% of my night using that slow soda gun down there, filling glasses of water for the servers so people can try and avoid a hangover. Also, see this rack of bottles here? It's only 24” inches long. I have to split up most of my bottles and spend too much time going back and forth between this rack and that rack.”Me: “How do we fix it?”Emilio: “If you give me a 48” rack here and a high-speed water pourer that the servers can use themselves, I know we will be 25% faster.”Emilio gave us a solution that was not only cheaper but incremental. It was a two-way door. We could try this, and if it didn't work, we could always return to the bar extension idea. Most importantly, it was his idea, and he would be executing it. Remember, he is financially rewarded based on volume, so he is incentivized to help us solve this problem. Our interests were aligned. The Change ProcessI learned a few lessons about change that day. I'm still learning, but here is a framework that I've found helpful. I don't think it's linear, but a process that repeats as change never ends. Understand reality: We didn't know the reality - Emilio knew the reality, and no one asked him. Identify Key Players: The key players weren't the suits and it wasn't me - they were the bartenders. Collaboratively Decide: We weren't being collaborative. We were in our corporate bubble. The decision needs to be as close to the problem as possible. Execute with Buy In: Execution needs buy-in and alignmentStay Based Reality: We had to implement a mechanism to ensure we clearly understood results AND could stay based in reality.We did what Emilio recommended. We took what was a $20K project, spent $1,400, and saw a 25% increase in sales. Not only was this a lesson in the change process, but also the people process. Hire great people and ask them for help to solve your most challenging problems - if you listen to them, they usually will. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit kellyvohs.substack.com
Goatwhore started out, at least for me, as the band you wanted to hear but couldn't get your hands on any material. That was then. And now with their eighth full length Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven (Metal Blade Records) these dudes are a household name in any house that lifts up damn good metal. Call it blackened thrash or thrash and death with a splash of black metal or whatever you want to call it, bottom line is this band rules and that's all there is to it. Ahead of the new album, which rips the door to hell wide open, Buke got the chance to chat with guitarist and part vocalist Sammy Duet about the new album and how it came to be as well as the Goatwhore ethos and how it plays into metal in general. But, they don't stop there, a ton is covered beyond that, rest assured. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy. 9C LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
00:10.29 Dr_ Placebo Welcome back to Monday mornings with max and Mike Today we're going to talk about Mike's funny glasses and we're gonna continue to cut through the Bs where we see it and then we're gonna add some BS. of our own Mike what's up and what's up with the glasses. 00:33.17 mikebledsoe Absolutely only the most helpful BS in the world. So ah, you know I had to get the we've already used that title. Ah. 00:38.00 Dr_ Placebo Oh can we call this episode constructive lives fuck. Okay I Guess that's really all there is is that all language Anyway, whatever right. 00:48.14 mikebledsoe ah ah I mean the enlightened folk out there I think I would tell you that. So yeah, the glasses are to solve ah a problem that was created by trying to solve a problem that we're trying to solve a problem. So. Ah, basically well these are blue light blocking glasses. So these are not my I still have twenty I'm forty years old 2020 vision to this day I ah I have to acknowledge my parents for their good genetics. 01:19.73 Dr_ Placebo Quit bragging. 01:26.50 mikebledsoe And ah and and my own personal work of doing a lot of things outdoors. No but ah, it's funny because I did start getting some floaters in my eyes and but not I mean I don't even notice them unless I'm like staring at the blue sky you know type of thing. But I. 01:37.10 Dr_ Placebo E. 01:46.21 mikebledsoe Was somebody asked me about their floaters and I go I go you know I'm not really sure what it is but I'm sure that if your body is incredibly healthy and doesn't carry a heavy toxic load and a lot of inflammation your eyes are probably eye health overall is going to do well. But so um. Was like you know what? and it's funny after that conversation I started noticing I was like oh when I'm looking at screens all day. My eyes I can tell like there's I go from being in my living room and then I sit down I have this I have a really big screen at my desk and I got the screen. 02:22.70 Dr_ Placebo Um. 02:23.68 mikebledsoe To improve my posture. So if you if you've got a tiny screen you're more likely to be hunched over trying to look at it and your head's gonna jut forward. But if you have a big screen. It's positioned right? You actually have to like sit back a little bit your chin tucks and you go into a much better posture. So I got this big screen and then I. 02:33.46 Dr_ Placebo Yep. 02:42.81 mikebledsoe Realize that my eyes are just getting blasted by a ton of blue light when I'm looking. There's artificial light I'm just staring right at it for hours and hour hours and hour hours and hours a day and I was like oh I need to get some blue light blocking glasses. So these are like my daytime I have some that. 02:47.24 Dr_ Placebo And. 03:01.32 mikebledsoe When the sun goes down I just swap it out with something that's more heavy duty. Ah and when I wear these glasses my eyes like my nervous system. Overall it's not just my eyes. My nervous system tends to be calmer throughout the day so looking into the blue light all day without anything to block it. Yeah. It was frying me. So yeah, we'll see. We'll see if. 03:21.60 Dr_ Placebo I Smell a sponsor. 03:30.11 mikebledsoe You got to be on my email list be on my email list. You might get links to the you know these products these magical products. 03:31.34 Dr_ Placebo Ah, ah, um, man and ah, all right all right I like it. You know I noticed um because I play tennis and. I Don't know if you know but you really need to be able to see quite well to play tennis at a distance in a variety of light scenarios and I noticed a couple times when I was on the computer a bunch before it Just absolutely. Put my ability to see the tennis ball in the basement. It was really rough. So I try to think of it like you know, um, like rpgs like role-playing video games and some you know you're you're going around. Maybe you're fighting monsters or some shit. But occasionally you find yourself. 04:10.54 mikebledsoe Here. 04:28.90 Dr_ Placebo A little console and I kind of think of ah life that way a little bit. It's a role-playing game and I try to be really mindful of how much time I'm spending at the console.. There should be a really compelling Reason. To use the screens basically and we we really we really don't know what the total cost is um, certainly there's the old ah example of the accountant becomes nearsighted and the farmer becomes farsighted. Right? And so I think the cycling between is the key. 05:06.54 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, dude I I agree this is a I love we're talking about this because Ashley and I oh my my mistake, my fiance and I forget her name. Ah yeah. 05:21.39 Dr_ Placebo Jennifer should come up with a fake name. 05:23.75 mikebledsoe Do that now I'm gonna be in trouble. Ah, she'll be the last person listen to this show. She she hears me rant enough. Ah the we we were having date night last night and one these little fancy blind bars. We had bread and accoutrements. 05:34.68 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 05:41.63 mikebledsoe And i't know what that word means but I know when I order it I Love the food that's put in front of me So the ah the oh yeah, the charouty as well. 05:53.29 Dr_ Placebo Charcotery is what I like I can say feed me meat and cheese in like 10 languages. 06:00.81 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean that's that's that's the necessary skills to have any travel. So. It's basically food and and bathrooms. But ah ah we were talking about Myopia and so I had I. Talked about ah I saw a study there day and said there's a huge rides in Myopia and that is nearsightedness that means that people can see just fine something that's in the room with them but something that they try to see far away appears to be blurry and um. You know it's attributed to the fact that everyone's looking at things really close but hardly ever looking at anything very far away and ah that that had me thinking about a concept and I don't know where I picked this up but I I didn't invent it myself. 06:45.19 Dr_ Placebo Edit. 06:56.68 mikebledsoe Which is ah basically the idea is that the more time you spend looking close if you're in a room and all that your your brain actually has a hard time conceptualizing very far out into the future your ability to project. Further out your ability to consider more is hindered and so your eyes are basically just like your your brain is reaching out in front to try to capture some sense of the world and ah if you spend a lot of time. 07:29.63 Dr_ Placebo A. 07:34.42 mikebledsoe And a small space. You're probably gonna think small thoughts. You're gonna have there's gonna small thinking your ability to think into the future is gonna be minimized and you know what? what? Mate. What I thought about next is you know the last two and a half years people spent. There's a 2 wo-year period where a lot of people probably the most people most people who were already indoors way too much now decide to lock themselves inside a house and stare at screens instead of. 07:52.34 Dr_ Placebo Um. 08:08.21 mikebledsoe Instead of looking at somebody who's ten feet away they're always eighteen inches away and if you're on your phone dude it's it's like it's one foot away from your face. So now you have an entire population of people who are near so ah near sighted they're they're myopic their thinking becomes myopic. So. 08:09.71 Dr_ Placebo M. 08:27.38 mikebledsoe As above so below. So whatever's happening in your physical world is going to dictate how your internal world is if you're living in a messy chaotic space your mind is likely gonna be a little messy and chaotic. So this I remember back to when I was living in California and remember. You remember my house and had that big window that was just dude I spent most of my time like I would wake up and walk in the backyard and look over the cliff into the expanse of the ocean and all that and at any time I could leave my computer and put my eyes out there. And it was all it was really nice to be able to get that that contrast and I and it felt good now. You had the practice of looking across the way and trying to spot little boats or a house down the way and to help with my eyesight and. 09:14.56 Dr_ Placebo A. 09:23.80 mikebledsoe And it got me thinking about just my ability to operate in business if I'm in front of a computer screen all the time you know how does that hinder my ability to plan for the future to see greater opportunities or am I going to be able to just see what's in front of me right now. 09:42.42 Dr_ Placebo Man I love what you said there starting about ah 2 two and a half minutes ago in case, anyone wants to timestamp this for later ah, because as soon as you said myopia I was thinking ah visual and psychological right? You get totally locked in. 09:54.20 mikebledsoe Yeah. 10:00.19 Dr_ Placebo Your your world literally shrinks your peripheral vision goes away and from just a more mechanical standpoint your muscles in your eyes and just outside your eyes are going to learn to stay frozen. In that certain area. You know most people are looking between twelve inches and twenty four inches away from their face all the time and if you want to do that. That's fine, but just understand there are going to be tremendous costs to this behavior right. The muscles on the inside of your eyes and outside of your eyes are going to start to freeze into that position because remember your body is always and exactly adapting to whatever you do so just the same way if you sit in a chair all the time your body is going to go. Okay, we sit in a chair a lot How do we make sitting in a chair easier. So if you're looking at a screen that's right in front of you or even papers that are right in front of you which I would argue is a little healthier for you to not have light emitting straight at you but instead have it be bouncing off a page but. Ah, you know before there were screens people were still damaging their ability to see further away by honing in on something really close like a scholar or an accountant or something like that. 11:32.78 Dr_ Placebo Going to get really good at looking at little spreadsheets but they're not going to be very good at seeing far away and it kind of reminds me once again of specialization. It's so useful to have you know 1 person counting the beans. They're locked away in an office all day. And then you have the visionary who never has to look at a spreadsheet in his life. He just looks up from the highest tower to survey the whole situation and lets someone else take care of the details and probably the best. Progress I've made in my life was when I had a clear um separation between those activities. So someone who was really specialized in those minor details. Would take care of that while I was able to see more like the big picture and connecting all these different ideas. So the ah connection between your vision. Ah,, let's call it physically. And your vision psychologically is completely interlinked and there are even um, different physiological responses to the position of your eyes even just looking up for a while. 13:02.96 Dr_ Placebo Been playing a little volleyball recently and so of course I've I've tried to break down all of the volleyball shots and the stances that you find yourself in and sort of like deconstruct volleyball because I don't like to be bad at Sports I like to be good enough to really enjoy them. And I was just thinking how in volleyball you're basically looking straight ahead or up the entire time and I was like wow this would probably be 1 of the best things for people to do just force them to look up and extend. If they're spending tons of time looking. Let's say down at a 30 to sixty degree angle now they're looking up at a 30 to sixty degree angle and everything is up and the hand-eye coordination. Everything is pointed upwards so that. Ah, equal and opposite force could be really beneficial. So just not only the um the distance away from the object and certainly being able to track an object in and out is one of the more fundamental visual skills but also just the angle. Of your eyes has a big influence on your nervous system. You know you snap your eyes up. You should be going into extension. You snap your eyes down. You should be going into flexion so like a fetal position so the position of your eyes and the distance away. 14:33.56 Dr_ Placebo Is going to have a big influence on your nervous system Vision's really complex. So one of the most complex things to understand. 14:37.96 mikebledsoe Yeah, the the other thing is is I mean if you study any body language like I I watched a bunch of videos by this guy who worked for some intelligence agency where he was. Talking about? Well you can you know their eyes do this. It's a tell right? and then I got into a little bit of Nlp and it's you and you can you can watch people when you're talking to them now and you'll I'll ask somebody a question and they'll start looking up into the right or up into the left. 15:00.00 Dr_ Placebo E. 15:08.26 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 15:14.15 Dr_ Placebo Right. 15:16.38 mikebledsoe And then if I ask them how they're feeling and if they're going to be honest with me a lot of times they'll look down like their eyes will will settle straight ahead into my eyes or they'll drop down or they'll they'll want to close their eyes and so yeah, well the the idea the idea that I'm thinking about. 15:30.00 Dr_ Placebo Submissive. 15:35.59 mikebledsoe Is is when the eyes go up a lot of times they're searching for something in the mind they're looking for a memory right in some people say I don't know how accurate this is up into the right you know is more creative processes are going and that part of the brain up into the left is a little more linear thinking more organized. 15:40.36 Dr_ Placebo E o. 15:55.40 mikebledsoe And so I mean I've watched people as I ask them questions and be in conversation. They're looking up and then they're looking to the right and up to the left and I can I can like I can actually see them searching for the information they're looking for. 15:57.51 Dr_ Placebo I. 16:09.28 Dr_ Placebo That's why I always just roll my eyes whenever you talk so you can't get a read on. 16:14.86 mikebledsoe Um, but yeah, ah I mean try try looking up and looking down and see how that impacts. 16:15.40 Dr_ Placebo But but. 16:23.73 mikebledsoe Your experience in that moment. I mean anyone can try this right now just look down or close your eyes see what happens look up see what goat happens and to me for me. It does it shifts I can I can watch my awareness. Go up into my head or my awareness fall into my body. 16:43.60 Dr_ Placebo Well, that's amazing I Think a good example is the connection I'll just bring it back to movement because that's sort of my thing still I Guess if you want to like mellow yourself out. You would basically take a lightweight and do some Romanian Deadlifts and you would look down you would you would you would look down. 17:18.10 Dr_ Placebo You would kind of bend over so you're folding into that fetal Position. You wouldn't stand all the way up and that's going to bring you down that's going to take your nervous system way way down and then um, the opposite would be. You're doing something where you're looking up. And exploding upward whether that's throwing a medicine ball or a sandbag in the air. Um, ah, jumping all that kind of stuff you go up explosively man you are going to jack your nervous system up big Time. So. 1 of the things I've noticed is you can use the eye position as a way to influence the nervous system. Especially if you sync it up with ah synergistic movements along those lines is really powerful. Yeah, you take someone in the very beginning of a session. 18:01.19 mikebledsoe I Like that. 18:08.51 Dr_ Placebo And they're all lethargic and you have them throw a medicine ball up overhead as high and far as they can and snap their eyes upward and within a few repetitions they're they're just absolutely bringing up the level into more sympathetic which is where you're going to get a little more aggression. And then at the end if you want to bring someone back down, you just have them do something kind of eyes down and I'll just say fetal Ish position. Yeah. 18:38.65 mikebledsoe Interesting I like that a lot I like that a lot um are you familiar with Paul check's totem. 18:47.15 Dr_ Placebo No, ah no. 18:51.21 mikebledsoe Basically has a hierarchy of of what dictates the health of the body. So at the bottom of the totem pole is the Musculo skeletal system and then you have the organs and then you have ah ah I think breath. And then you have ah your jaw basically your ability to masticate and then you go up level the stibular system and then you go to the ocular system which is the eyes and then above that is consciousness and all of all of like. 19:12.31 Dr_ Placebo Oo a. 19:26.83 mikebledsoe The idea is consciousness as we were talking about last week is what if something's off in your consciousness. It's going to filter down into your ocular vestibular your jaw your breath your organs and your musculoskeletal system. So if you end up with an injury. It may not just be 1 thing so ah say more. 19:47.18 Dr_ Placebo It reminds me of the neural hierarchy. That's what I've heard which is visual vestibular and propriepptive so visual is the highest vestibular is second inropriacceptive which is your your body and your stuff is third and I've had. Lots of firsthand experience where improving someone's ability to see whether that's just moving their eyes or tracking an object through space has had a really significant difference I mean it feels like Voodoo almost. The fact that some people can have a pain in their back or their shoulder. We do something with their eyes and then it resolves itself and the the criticism of stuff like that is they're like oh well, it won't maybe it won't stay that way but I I would say that anything you can do. To get someone out of the fire basically and into a situation where they can move. Well again is really valuable. So I've seen how that neural hierarchy has played out to be true. You know if someone's got a visual problem. And they don't know that they have a visual problem and their leg hurts. You can do leg circles forever. But it doesn't resolve the root cause which is higher up on the hierarchy just like you know if you. 21:20.50 Dr_ Placebo Give someone liposuction but you'd never repair their relationship with food. They're just going to get fat Again, you know what I mean so it's about addressing things at the root cause of it and the neural hierarchy is a top-down understanding I mean that's why I say vision is so complex because. 21:24.84 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 21:39.70 Dr_ Placebo Our whole frame of the world is based on our ability to distinguish 1 thing from another and being able to label those things so when you see something it's fucking insane. But is actually really going on like we talk about all the different words that the eskimos or inuits have for snow a lot of different words for green and all of it has to do with being able to distinguish 1 thing from another and initially it was just ah like which way is up. Ah, is this thing going to eat me or not in fact, the evolution of the eye is a really interesting thing. There's a book ah by Isaac Asimov who I thought was just a sci-fi writer but he was also a science writer and it's called the human body structure and operation and it talks about. 22:33.29 Dr_ Placebo Evolution of an eye which started out just as a few um photosensitive cells that could basically just detect photons so you know on the body of some organism. They can detect light or no light and then it turned into a little cup. So It could take in a little bit more light and then this eyeball evolved over time and that's also why like a lot of sea creatures are black on the top and white on the bottom so they are camouflaged against the surrounding environment. If You're an orcca whale and you're above something you're coming out of the they're coming out of the light so you want your belly to be light colored and if you're lower, You're going to be coming out of the darkness so you want the top to be darkly colored and a lot of fish are colored that way specifically. So It's a. Quite an interesting game of cat and mouse between vision and camouflage. Really interesting. 23:33.73 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, just goes back and forth. Yeah I think I was watching one of these dock 2 series on like a planet earth or something like that and they were talking about the evolution of the eye and how basically. The the basic functions of our eyes are the same as the a fish and just kind of basically well really. 24:00.33 Dr_ Placebo I think I was saying that last week. Yeah, maybe to you maybe to someone else I talk about that all the time because um, that's there's more similar than there is different. With animals and the fact that a fish eye in your eye are so crazy similar is that blows my mind really because that's a very different creature but in a lot of ways you know they eat or get eaten. 24:27.13 mikebledsoe It's tripping. 24:35.48 Dr_ Placebo Shit stuff out and they have to see what's going on and we're not that different fundamentally. Of course we have all this other ah different stuff like language and metaphor and symbolism and arguably more complex relationships. But even a lot of very simple creatures. Have eyes I mean even ah tardigrades which are like the little water bears. Um, there are really really tiny microorganisms that can survive the. 25:02.68 mikebledsoe Are they that that like the smallest are they the smallest living Organism or. 25:11.15 Dr_ Placebo They no no, no, no, no, they're really weird. They have like 6 legs they're they can survive the vacuum of space they can turn into a crystal if there's not enough water it can survive like radiation. They're really weird. Ah they're. Called water bears but the real name is a tardigrade and they have tiny little eyes. It's a single cell little black spot here and here just in the same place that you would imagine an eye should be and even they have these little eyes. It's it's really trippy. It's it's a huge advantage in the primordial soup to be able to see a little bit further and we talk about ah projection on this show quite a lot and so being able to see further literally with your eyes. And then being able to see further. Let's say ah philosophically or symbolically with like your third eye and being able to project and plan into the future goes right in line with what you were saying before about that myopia of we could call it a. Mindopia like myopia of the mind. Basically that is ah synchronous with the myopia of the vision and once again, it's it's fine because that's how we get the comparative advantage of having someone who's purely focused on a few details. 26:25.82 mikebledsoe Ah. 26:42.81 Dr_ Placebo While someone else can be focused on the big picture and not bother with those details so much. 26:57.23 Dr_ Placebo It's like having a lookout on a ship. Their job is to see and the Captain's job is to choose what to do about that. 27:03.46 mikebledsoe Very specialized. 27:08.14 Dr_ Placebo That's that's the name of our game. We specialize you you go kill the stuff I'll cook it I don't know why I made myself the lady in that example, right? there but but that's what it is specialization. Yeah no. 27:21.87 mikebledsoe Ah I'll be the dude I'll be the dude I okay well at the end of the conversation I had with my fiancee last night was you know what do we do because you know I did go we but we both left. 27:25.38 Dr_ Placebo No, one's going to believe that though. 27:38.90 mikebledsoe California we're living in Texas and there you know, depending on where you live you may have some views that you can look out really far but where we live that's not really the case so spend a lot of time indoors especially because it gets so hot and we get outdoors quite a bit but. If I were to look at the amount of time I spend indoors and looking at screens versus out in nature and looking far away. The ratio is skewed a bit so we've made a commitment to spend more time outdoors my birthday. We're going to go backpacking. We'll be in tahoe next week um 28:16.85 Dr_ Placebo Ah, nice. 28:17.90 mikebledsoe You know? So we'll be so we're doing that and spend a lot of time in nature. Go hiking every day and yeah, so I think that I mean the way I I typically run my life is and ah you know just a sequence of extreme events and it's like. Extreme smallness in my my office and then going out and being nature for 3 4 or five days and then come back to the office for a week and then back and forth which I think is okay for a period of time but the overall goal is to live somewhere where I can regularly. Exercise my vision and and yeah and have that balance. 29:00.98 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, maybe take up bird watching probably some birds down there in Texas really you have a little journal. 29:06.50 mikebledsoe Dude I did so much bird watching when I was in California I ah I you know I lived on that lagoon and I had those I had those? no but I would go out there and I I could I got to where I could predict. No. Every month there was a different type of bird that was coming into the trees these trees in the backyard and they'd be migrating and coming through and then these birds would come hang out for February and then they would disappear and then in April another different type of bird would be hanging out in the same trees. Ah, and. 29:24.50 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 29:28.93 Dr_ Placebo O. 29:38.11 mikebledsoe Yeah I spent a lot of time out there just checking the birds out. 29:44.63 Dr_ Placebo Yeah that's a really ah engaging activity. Actually it's really weird. It's kind of like ah I had this idea that if you see a shooting star. It's lucky, but really. Is it lucky because you are making a wish on the shooting star because if you are that's cool. You're setting an intention. But also if you just happen to be outside looking at the night sky enough that you see shooting stars then that already means like you're bringing that luck. Into your life like that's a healthy behavior and you know it's not like ah this is good and this is bad kind of thing but you know if you are looking at something like straight. Ah you know eighteen inches in front of you ah getting that tunnel vision versus. Actually laying outside and looking at the stars. It's a very different kind of experience. So even if you don't make a wish you just happen to put yourself in a situation where you can see some some shooting stars. It's like you already did the thing that sets you up. For a little bit more peace of mind and relaxation. 30:57.64 mikebledsoe Yeah, how often do use Stargas I don't do it hardly at all anymore it it only happens when I'm traveling and I'm out of the city because the city really messes it up. 31:08.20 Dr_ Placebo Um. 31:13.30 Dr_ Placebo Um, ah the last few weeks of having puppies I've done very little I've done more helping them chase crickets so ah, looking down I'll like find 1 and point it out and then let them go like try to catch it. 31:21.52 mikebledsoe Perfect. 31:30.91 Dr_ Placebo At night but I would say at least once a week I was ah laying outside at night. Um, and just looking up and it's it's ah another one of those really soothing experience it and it's not for everybody like I mean you don't have to do any of that shit it just. Can be a ah nice way to sort of temper the constant ah dopamine buffet that we have available to us. 31:59.24 mikebledsoe All right? This is probably the first time I mean since the invention of the light bulb is you know the last hundred hundred and fifty years I mean really for the average person hundred years the first time that star gazing was not a thing. 32:16.28 Dr_ Placebo M. 32:18.67 mikebledsoe Sun goes down. Everyone's hanging out there's little to do after dark. Maybe you got some candlelight but the stars I mean when you know when you go out into the country you get away from the city. The the stars are so much easier to see it's It's something worth looking at. But if you're. 32:22.37 Dr_ Placebo Oh. 32:30.35 Dr_ Placebo And. 32:36.30 mikebledsoe And L a and you're trying to look at the stars. Good luck. 32:40.86 Dr_ Placebo Right? I mean you'll still see stars. You just won't see as many and I would argue that you're better off to to look up at least a little bit I mean should we just call that ah call this episode look up even. 32:42.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 32:57.26 Dr_ Placebo Even that the metaphor of look up is ah synonymous with having a positive attitude right? You can you can look up. You can also look down on somebody. That's a pretty ah unhealthy behavior I would argue you. 33:11.24 mikebledsoe Look up to look down on. 33:15.53 Dr_ Placebo Look up to somebody yeah look up to look down on. Yeah, it's It's pretty big. 33:18.41 mikebledsoe You know. 33:35.10 Dr_ Placebo Ah, do you do any? ah exercises for your vision. 33:39.25 mikebledsoe Ah, there's one I don't do it frequently enough. But um one I like to do is I wrap a towel around my head um Criss Crosss it to basically keep my head from being the thing that turns basically stabilize that and then take my eyes I got a mandala. 33:50.92 Dr_ Placebo And. E. 33:56.77 mikebledsoe Hangs in my garage gym and I circle the mandala with my eyes and I'm I'm really focused on going slow and smooth and then if I find an area where my eyes want to skip which everyone will find some area. It's like oh down and to the right. 34:13.19 Dr_ Placebo E. 34:16.27 mikebledsoe My eye kind of jumped from here to here. Can I go back smooth it out and then keep going and if you can if you can go each way you know from right? you know, clockwise and counterclockwise around the mendala smoothly then you're going to be in a pretty good space. Ah. 34:18.90 Dr_ Placebo In a. 34:36.36 mikebledsoe That's also one way that they're able to see if you had a concussion in the past is if you're if you're either unable to I remember I was I being worked on once and I couldn't look up to the right I think it was. 34:40.10 Dr_ Placebo He. 34:52.91 mikebledsoe Was having trouble looking up to the right? they were doing an eye test on me and they were like oh did you have a concussion and you know where were you hit now. Of course I don't know which concussion they're talking about ah but the the ah. 35:05.10 Dr_ Placebo So. 35:10.14 mikebledsoe They they said oh yeah, a lot of times people they were hit up and to the right, their nervous system remembers that it basically thinks it's still happening and then it's that reaction to try to you know your eyes lead the way and you and you get away from whatever. Ah. 35:19.74 Dr_ Placebo 6 35:29.69 mikebledsoe Force was coming at you and having maybe having some damage to the brain in that area keeps your eyes from being able to go back up and so one of the ways to help heal. The brain is through vision. 35:47.54 Dr_ Placebo Absolutely I think being able to or not being able to but doing a few um circles with the eyes closed and then with the eyes open really smooth is a very simplified and good way to. Improve your ah overall ability to interact with your environment and then another good thing to add is throwing a ball against a wall with some letters drawn on it and calling out the letter that you see right before you catch it. So You're really tracking something in space I would say. 36:21.42 mikebledsoe So you got letters on the wall. Oh on the ball. 36:24.80 Dr_ Placebo Those are probably 2 of the biggest ones on the ball so you take a tennis you take a tennis ball and if you imagine the tennis ball is a cube you draw a letter or a number on each of the 6 faces of the cube. So whatever, whatever you see last you call that out. And do you have to draw anything on it. No, but if you do you're going to track it a little bit longer. So it's going to make you a little more attentive to staying focused on the ball. So even if that was all you did I mean I've written tons of stuff. About vision. It's in a lot of the programs that I've made. But if you just did some ah eyes closed circles and then eyes open circles and then throw a ball against a wall and track it through space that is going to go a really really long way. To improving your overall eye ability and if you do find a spot that's difficult. Um, you know, hold those 8 cardinal directions up up to the right, right? down right down down left left up left and back through. 37:20.00 mikebledsoe I Like that a lot. 37:38.57 Dr_ Placebo And what's interesting is if you do it with the eyes closed. You can focus a lot more on the extra ocular muscles because you're not receiving a lot of input about like oh I'm trying to look at this or that you can really just focus on the movement of the balls in the sockets. 37:54.41 mikebledsoe You can feel it more. 37:57.16 Dr_ Placebo Actually some of the yeah, it's some of the fastest muscles blinking is the fastest thing but your eyes can move really fast, pretty pretty fascinating that we can like look and cover so much distance. Like you can cover way more distance by looking and moving your eyes than you can by moving your body So It's a huge huge advantage. A lot of creatures don't have eyes and they figure it out just fine. They basically have to sniff and bump into stuff. 38:21.90 mikebledsoe From. 38:30.63 mikebledsoe Yeah I was ah I was watching a ah documentary on hunting and they were talking about they they were with these tribes people who had basically um. They would find an animal. They want to hunt and then they would basically creep up on it and then chase it until it ah was exhausted and they would kill it persistent hunting and um it was. 38:59.10 Dr_ Placebo And persistence hunting. 39:06.97 mikebledsoe Really interesting because I mean the the human body is made for that endurance. It's able to endure whereas an animal. Maybe some of these animals may be really fast but they can't cool off fast enough ah like a cheeah like you chase it long enough. It's going to tuck her out. 39:16.74 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, like a cheetah. Yeah. But dude Cheetahs have absolutely shit endurance like they can they can They can hum their motor for like cats in general but Cheetahs especially they can rev it really high but they just can't go very long and. 39:26.22 mikebledsoe So yeah I think that's cats in general. 39:41.27 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 39:45.30 Dr_ Placebo I I talk about this all the time actually because if you look at the human body ah compared to a lot of other animals. It's It's so fucking flimsy it's were. We're Squishy. We're Squishy. We don't have Claws. No armor, no poison. No Venom We're not particularly Fast. We're not particularly Strong. We don't have a lot of offspring. It's It's like really sad but we have Thumbs. We have neocortex and by working together. That's basically good enough that we can have these like. 40:17.39 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 40:21.50 Dr_ Placebo Squishy Bipedal bodies and just dominate every other animal. 40:24.90 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I mean one of the things about the persistent persistence hunting the two things that stood out to me was one is we as humans can keep our bodies cooler for long distance than than a lot of these animals and then. 40:42.28 Dr_ Placebo Sweating. 40:42.68 mikebledsoe Yeah, just being able to sweat versus you know, most perspiration coming through the mouth through a lot of these maybe an antelope or something like that that they're chasing down or a buffalo and the other thing is ah if you look at the anatomy of a lot of apes. 40:51.57 Dr_ Placebo That's why dogs pant and. 41:01.81 mikebledsoe They I don't remember the exact like joint it is That's in the neck you may know that allows us to stabilize our vision on the horizon while we run So ah, a typical ape wouldn't actually okay. 41:16.72 Dr_ Placebo It's a vestibular ocular reflex. So that's one of the drills I have people do in Primal Athleticism is to keep your gaze fixed on a spot on the wall. You can draw a spot or put a Post-it note and you move your head left and right you tilt it left and right. 41:20.74 mikebledsoe Is this a. 41:25.58 mikebledsoe They have. 41:34.22 Dr_ Placebo And you nod up and down and you can stay focused on the spot over there. You can do figure eights and if I do figure eights I can still see you crystal clear and that's that's pretty wild. Yeah yeah, this yeah. 41:45.58 mikebledsoe I Like that just doing it with you for the people who are only listening which is everybody. Ah. 41:52.23 Dr_ Placebo You're really missing out on our funny head movements while we stare into each other's eyes. 41:53.79 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, so it really stood out to me is the the thing that really the the 2 things that allowed humans to consume more meat and more what I would imagine be enough fat. To to sit well 2 things. The fat helps build the brain and gives you the ability to sit and think because you you get a ton of calories for you know you expend some calories you kill the animal. But now you have a lot of calories to sit around. And consider things or to build something whereas ah most animals I think they spend their days finding the food chewing. Well a lot of apes I know it's chewing. Yeah. 42:36.28 Dr_ Placebo It's chewing chewing and it's just chewing. They're just chewing all fucking. How do you get to be a giant gorilla with huge muscles and you're a vegetarian you have to be chewing all fucking day. You're just chewing all day. 42:50.13 mikebledsoe All day. 42:55.61 Dr_ Placebo And we have these vertical bodies So We're also not encumbered by gravity the same way like if you imagine just how much less work you have to do by stacking your entire mass like a pillar. Instead of like a bridge. You know if you're a quadruped you're basically doing a plank all fucking day. So you're constantly expending energy just to to stand. Let alone walk. You're expending even more energy. So The fact that we can use our Skeleton to support our structure in. 43:17.83 mikebledsoe Yeah. 43:33.36 Dr_ Placebo Perfect alignment with gravity more or less with these nice Arches through the neck and the spine and the hips and of course our hips are highly optimized for ah, walking and running especially walking. It allows us to cover a lot of ground much slower. But a lot more ground with a lot less energy expenditure. It's incredible and see further. It's like we're in a constant ah prairie dog position where we're up being able to see further along the horizon right. 43:53.59 mikebledsoe Yeah, what. 44:05.48 mikebledsoe Yeah, the do you have any exercises for working peripheral vision specifically it seems like the the figure 9 might help a bit. 44:18.91 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, ah, um, so if you're doing it yourself. You bring your arms all the way out to the side and you start. Ah, you point your Index fingers straight up and you look straight ahead and you start wiggling your fingers and slowly. Bringing your arms forward until you can see your wiggling fingers and what's interesting is um I can't remember which book I wrote it in but the eye loves movement. The eye is attracted to Movement. So if you um, try to see something in your peripherals. That's. 44:38.37 mikebledsoe No. 44:56.17 Dr_ Placebo Still,, you're probably not going to see it because what ends up happening is you only see like a small field of vision of your focal vision. It's called versus your peripheral and your brain fills in the rest. This is what this is why vision gets so fucking Crazy is. You see stuff and then your brain fills it in based on what it thinks is supposed to be there. But if you have like wiggling objects come in from the outside of your periphery you're going to see them a lot easier because your eye is attracted to movement and of course that's ah, an evolutionary advantage. That you want to see any shit that's moving way more than stuff that is ah, not moving right? Another another thing you can do for a peripheral vision is if you have like ah a partner to do that for you coming in. 45:38.58 mikebledsoe Yeah, something I want to kill or avoid to be killed by. 45:54.54 Dr_ Placebo From the peripheral or even throwing a ball over your head in front of you So you're waiting your partner is behind you and he tosses a ball ah over the back of your head into your field of view and you try to catch the ball. As it goes from your peripheral and to your focal vision. Yeah yeah,. But even if you just do the the the finger wiggling thing that'll give you something and it kind of reminds me of that. 46:10.95 mikebledsoe I Like that a lot that sounds fun. 46:28.92 Dr_ Placebo Ah, martial Arts Soft eyes where you try to diffuse your focus like the lantern versus the laser like we talk about. 46:44.47 Dr_ Placebo Right? No, we haven't talked about that I'm getting getting and getting a lot of silence over here. 46:48.56 mikebledsoe Um, totally I yeah I'm having a you know I didn't get a lot of sleep last night is two weeks in a row I'm just I now I know you. 46:56.87 Dr_ Placebo Here We go with the fucking excuses you son of a bitch I don't want to hear that shit just fake it. 47:04.97 mikebledsoe Um, just having I'm having I'm having a time in my life. You're gonna have to carry me a little bit I think we're gonna We're gonna be okay max. 47:10.11 Dr_ Placebo Um, fake it like your wife cinnamon. Your wife's name is cinnamon Cinnamon cinnamon. 47:17.35 mikebledsoe Oh yeah, cinnamon cinnamon cinminnamon in oh I think we covered a lot of good ground here. A lot of practical ah advice things for people to do go outdoors. 47:31.10 Dr_ Placebo Are. 47:35.70 mikebledsoe Ah, make sure you're looking far I don't think anyone needs to be told to look close I think we're getting plenty of that just make sure you're getting some type of balance there move your eyes around ah circles are great. Ah, what else you say we got. Ah. 47:43.68 Dr_ Placebo Um. 47:54.25 Dr_ Placebo So you have ah visual tracking so being able to track a ball coming in at you. Um, there's way more. But for the sake of simplicity. Yeah, even if you just did the eyes closed ah circles and holds. 47:56.58 mikebledsoe Yep. 48:10.71 Dr_ Placebo Eyes open circles and holds and then tossed a ball against a wall preferably like twenty Ish feet away and then the other thing I would say is whenever you sit down at a console set a fucking timer. We have. These magic rectangles and one of their functions is that you can set a timer just don't get frozen in any single position. You know you want to have the farmer vision and the accounting vision. You want to have the lantern and the laser and it's the Alternating. You know another thing I have people do um in the primal athleticism program I do nearf far drills which is you basically put a post it on the wall twenty thirty feet away and you draw something on it a letter a number something that you have to really be able to focus on. And then you hold another one in your hand like let's say twelve inches away so you have something that's twelve inches or twenty inches away in your hand and then you have something that's about 20 to thirty feet away on the wall and you basically try to see how quickly you can cycle between focusing on each one so you know let's say I have a written in the post it in my hand and I have b written in the posted on the wall and I'm going to try to cycle between a and b back and forth as quickly as I can and of course you can move the post it around. 49:42.29 Dr_ Placebo And have it be down a little lower but the main thing is that you're just changing the distance of your focal point because if you're focused on the post it in your hand. You're not going to be able to see what's written on the posted on the wall and if you wanted to you know?? um. Upgraded a little bit. You could write like love on the wall and courage in your hand or something like that. So you have more of like a psychological thing going On. It's you know a little bit sterile to be like ah look at a and then look at B Ah so as long as you're going to do that You might as well. 50:16.36 mikebledsoe I think you should put Mike and max on these postcards that that you know, ah if you if you go to if you go to the website and there's a lead. 50:20.78 Dr_ Placebo Right? perfect. 50:31.58 mikebledsoe Well, there's a pdf over there. Ah. 50:35.95 Dr_ Placebo This is getting weird I love it. But basically you just cycle back and forth see how quickly and use a metronome if you have 1 available to you get free app on your phone and cycle between the close and the far vision. 50:37.18 mikebledsoe A. 50:52.20 mikebledsoe But the you introduced me to using the metronome with training for all sorts of different things that was incredibly useful for me appreciate that I Highly recommend it? yeah. 50:54.93 Dr_ Placebo So that's another thing you can do. Ah. 51:05.90 Dr_ Placebo Oh my god yeah, it's ah it's an absolute game changer people are so focused on how much mass is being moved versus how much acceleration is happening. And 1 of the most fundamental physics. Equations is force equals mass times acceleration and I think it's hilarious. This perverted obsession. We have with mass and this complete neglect of acceleration when in actuality. Um, people care way more. 51:25.36 mikebledsoe Yeah. 51:41.50 Dr_ Placebo About how fast they can move rather than how much stuff they can move and the people who have the best longevity are the ones who retain their ability to be able to move quickly and in fact, that's the athletic attribute that deteriorates more rapidly. Which is why ah sprinters you know tend to peak before age 30 but power lifters tend to peak often in their 40 s late 40 s fifty s so ah, way too much focus is spent on. The amount of mass that is being moved versus the amount of force that is being generated which includes the acceleration and a metronome improves your coordination. It proves your rhythm and it also is a way to very easily ah increase the force. By increasing the acceleration as opposed to just increasing the mass really powerful stuff. I mean there's a lot of other eye Exercises. You could do with it. But yeah for sake of simplicity ah eyes closed make Circles eyes open make circles throw a ball against the wall. 52:37.81 mikebledsoe Yeah, love it. 52:54.80 Dr_ Placebo And then try that near far drill and then use a timer so you're not stuck ah on any 1 ah console for too long. You know there's like the twenty Twenty rule every 20 minutes look twenty feet away for at least 20 seconds that's fine ah a little bit longer would be better though. You know so every 15 minutes or so look at something further away for a little while it'll make a big difference. 53:20.89 mikebledsoe Yeah, so we call it is anything else. You want to leave him with feel like got some Yeah, everyone's got homework to do. Don't go back and put these things into practice. 53:31.80 Dr_ Placebo Ah. 53:37.52 Dr_ Placebo Do do some drawing and doodling do doodling is better than dawdling is what I say so if you're if you're stuck like draw dry it out. You know, a lot of ah. 1 of the big advantages we have is being able to draw symbols and shapes and connect different ideas together. So if you're if you're not sure just start just start drawing shapes and ah connecting words and ideas with lines so you can see it all. Big picture and I think this is probably one of the things that I do best because sometimes I have difficulty staying engaged with details but I will often get out a piece of paper and just draw down some ideas but I'll connect them with ah shapes and lines and diagrams. And I'll try to make some math equations there too but getting your ideas. Ah not only down on paper in words but also connected together in shapes and symbols and lines is really powerful and so you will be able to improve your ability to visualize. And ah envision the future if you use some symbols on the paper. So ah I'll just I'll close with that. Thank you guys. You can see me Maxshank.com Mike Bleso you can find him on his new newsletter where you can get. 54:53.15 mikebledsoe That hurt. 55:04.61 Dr_ Placebo Hot Fresh ah wisdom delivered to your inbox and then also blue light blocking glasses I think you can learn the secret as well. 55:16.90 mikebledsoe Yep yep, just go go go find on the newsletter. Maybe one day I'll yeah I mean if you actually there's if you Dm me I can get you on the newsletter. But right now I don't have anywhere. 55:19.50 Dr_ Placebo Where can they find that strong coach. What where do I sign up for your newsletter dude right. 55:33.76 mikebledsoe For anyone to sign up so I'm ah. 55:34.84 Dr_ Placebo Yeah, how convenient it's like it's like a secret club with no sign on La door. 55:43.42 mikebledsoe I Got I've got a I got my email list that people that got in or get my messages. The people who want in are confused. It's okay I'm I'm rebuilding some things. Ah. 55:56.86 Dr_ Placebo Ah I like it so send you a dm Mike Underscore blood so if you want to get in on it I like it. 56:00.74 mikebledsoe Yeahp Yeah I'll I'll add you and yeah I like to keep it tight I Only want to be talking to people who really want to be talking to me. So yeah, yeah. 56:08.70 Dr_ Placebo All right? nice. Keep it keep a clear vision until next time folks. Thanks Mikey! Love you buddy. 56:15.61 mikebledsoe Love you lady y'all.
Canyonlands National Park is the (big) sibling to Arches - the geology is very similar but the view you get on that geology is completely different! Here we discuss some of the differences, and give a quick rundown of where to go to see some of that spectacular geology. As always, send us any questions you may have! Like, Subscribe, and leave us a rating! ——————————————————Instagram: @planetgeocastTwitter: @planetgeocastFacebook: @planetgeocastEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://planetgeocast.com/
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: [An email with a bunch of links I sent an experienced ML researcher interested in learning about Alignment / x-safety.], published by David Scott Krueger on September 8, 2022 on The AI Alignment Forum. [[FYI: I'm just copying this in and removing a few bits; apologies for formatting; I don't intend to post the attachments]]EtA: I (embarrasingly and unfortunately) understated Richard Ngo's technical background in email; I left what I originally wrote in strikethrough.EtA(2): I thought a bit more context would be useful here:- This email was designed for a particular person after several in person conversations.- I'm not proposing this as anything like "The best things to send to an arbitrary 'experienced ML researcher interested in learning about Alignment / x-safety'".- I didn't put a ton of effort into this.- I aimed to present a somewhat diverse and representative sampling of x-safety stuff.EtA (3): Suggestions / Feedback welcome!OK I figure perfect is the enemy of the good and this is already a doozy of an email, so I'm just going to send it :)I think it would be great to get a better sense of what sort of materials are a good introduction for someone in your situation, so please let me know what you find most/least useful/etc.!A few top recommendations... [[FYI: I'm just copying this in and removing a few bits; apologies for formatting; I don't intend to post the attachments]]EtA: I (embarrasingly and unfortunately) understated Richard Ngo's technical background in email; I left what I originally wrote in strikethrough.EtA(2): I thought a bit more context would be useful here:- This email was designed for a particular person after several in person conversations.- I'm not proposing this as anything like "The best things to send to an arbitrary 'experienced ML researcher interested in learning about Alignment / x-safety'".- I didn't put a ton of effort into this.- I aimed to present a somewhat diverse and representative sampling of x-safety stuff.EtA (3): Suggestions / Feedback welcome!OK I figure perfect is the enemy of the good and this is already a doozy of an email, so I'm just going to send it :)I think it would be great to get a better sense of what sort of materials are a good introduction for someone in your situation, so please let me know what you find most/least useful/etc.!A few top recommendations... - read about DeepMind's "safety, robustness, and assurance" breakdown of alignment- sign up for the Alignment and ML Safety newsletters, and skim through the archives - Look at this syllabus I mocked up for my UofT application (attached). I tried to focus on ML and include a lot of the most important ML papers, although there's a lot missing. - Read about RL from human preferences if you haven't already. I imagine you might've seen the "backflipping noodle" blog post. I helped author a research agenda based on such approaches Scalable agent alignment via reward modeling. The research I talked about in my talk is part of a project on understanding reward model hacking; we wrote a short grant proposal for that (attached). I'm in the midst of rethinking how large a role I expect reward modeling (or RL more generally) to play in future AI systems, but I previously considered this one of the highest priority directions to work on. Others (e.g. Jan, first author of the agenda) are working on showing what you can do with reward modeling; I'm more concerned with figuring out if it is a promising approach at all or not (I suspect not, because of power-seeking / instrumental convergence). - Look at the "7 Alternatives for agent alignment" in the agenda for a brief overview of alternative approaches to specification.- Look at "10.1 Related research agendas" in ARCHES for a quick overview of various research agendas. - The most widely known/cited agenda is Concrete P...
Mike talks about all things D&D! Contents 00:00 Show Start 01:08 D&D & RPG News: One D&D Origins Playtest Survey 02:25 D&D & RPG News: Mastering Dungeons on the Origins One D&D Playtest 03:09 Patreon Update: World of Dead Temples and Secrets of Summervine Villa 07:49 D&D & RPG News: Spelljammer Errata 16:04 Kickstarter Spotlight: Dungeon Delver's Guide 20:31 Product Spotlight: Planegea 30:47 Commentary: I don't Review Third Party Products I Don't Like 36:05 Commentary: 5e Isn't 5e Compatible - We're On Our Own 46:23 Patreon Question: Strongest Criticism of Lazy DM Advice 48:59 Patreon Question: Adding a New Player Mid Campaign 51:00 Patreon Question: Spelljammer for New Players 52:50 Patreon Question: Adventure Anthologies and Heists 54:48 Patreon Question: Awarding Gold with the Lazy DM's Companion 58:03 Patreon Question: Tips for Reaching a Satisfying Campaign Conclusion Links Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter Support Sly Flourish on Patreon Buy Sly Flourish Books: One D&D Playtest and Survey Mastering Dungeons on the One D&D Playtest WOTC Spelljammer Apology and Errata Dungeon Delver's Guide Kickstarter Planegea Reddit Thread on Backgrounds and Feat Mismatch Poll on Satisfying Conclusions for D&D Campaigns
You've probably heard Shelby G. on one of our past episodes. She's actually been on three! Today though, she gets one of her own! As an on again, off again traveler, Shelby has gone to a lot of states at a lot of different paces. After initial hesitancy, she's fallen in love with the lifestyle, and especially with Arches National Park! Follow Shelby on Instagram! @ncshell We have a new website! Follow the podcast on Instagram! @teens.onthe.road Special thanks to my sister Lily for our intro song. Great job! Want to be on the show? Fill out our form here. Have any suggestions or questions for upcoming guests? Just wanna say hi? Send me a message here. Check out Kayla's blog!
About Us: The Good Life Project with Beth is one of a series of daily interview shows that air at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio Station. The Shark 102.3 blankets Northeast Mississippi in classic rock & hits and local sports & information. The interviews are recorded and produced by Sun Bear Studio. The Shark 102.3 FM Radio Station and Sun Bear Studio are located in Ripley, MS and owned by Chris and Melinda Marsalis. Chris and Melinda have a passion for community development and love all of the amazing things that are going on in North Mississippi. Your show host Beth Benson is a working mom with more side-hustles than she can count. Beth is a single mother to her adopted sweet girl, Rosie. She works as a career coach in North Mississippi. She owns Beth's Bungalow, a boutique that carries locally made items.She is an event planner. She is a youth minister. She is on the board of several local organizations. She is in search of the good life in the midst of all of the good things going on in her life.
Ryan Sarah Murphy is a New York City-based artist, represented by C24 Gallery. Her body of work, which includes sculptures, videos and drawings, provides a multi-dimensional deconstruction of the intuitive, creative process, as expressed through different mediums and technologies. Murphy's sculptures are generated from the random discovery of discarded pieces of cardboard that she finds throughout the streets of New York City. Initially drawn to these materials because of their color, she strips them of any identifiable markings such as logos or lettering, then cuts and layers the torn pieces into raw, elegant constructions that allude to cross sections of buildings or overhead maps. The works act as visual meditations on geographical location, placemaking and spatial awareness, fueled by the pure, energetic power of color combinations and their visceral impact. Her solo exhibition, Structural Integrity, is on view at C24 Gallery through September 23rd. Her work will also be on view in the Gallery's booth at Art on Paper from September 8th - 11th. Ryan Sarah Murphy, Throughway - Black Lines 1, 2021, Unpainted cardboard on Arches paper, 14.5 x 23.25 x .25in. (36.8 x 59.1 x .6cm) Ryan Sarah Murphy, Echo Chamber 3, 2021, Acrylic and graphite on paper, Unframed Dimensions: 8 x 14in. (20.3 x 35.6cm) Ryan Sarah Murphy, En route, 2019, Found (unpainted) cardboard, cut book covers, foamcore 26.5 x 34 x 2.5in. (67.3 x 86.4 x 6.4cm)
Arches are an amazing geologic feature and they occur in very high density in Arches National Park - located in Utah! In this episode we discuss the regional geology of the area, the Paradox Basin, and then get into some of the detailed processes that form arches throughout the park! As always, send us any questions you may have! Like, Subscribe, and leave us a rating! ——————————————————Instagram: @planetgeocastTwitter: @planetgeocastFacebook: @planetgeocastEmail: email@example.comWebsite: https://planetgeocast.com/
Today's episode features strength coach and biomechanics educator, Katie St. Clair. Katie been training general population and athletes for over 20 years, and is the creator of the Empowered Performance Program. She is one of my go-to sources of knowledge for all things biomechanics, and the finer details of human movement. She previously appeared on episode 279 of the podcast, speaking on biomechanical facets of running, lifting and athletic movement. Humans explore movement in a variety of ways as they grow from youth to adulthood. We skip, run, sprint, throw, bend and twist with substantial variability, all through the medium of self-learning. For some reason, as soon as weight lifting enters the picture, variation tends to go by the wayside, and a rigid bilateral (or even unilateral) method of moving that is pasted onto all athletes, is applied. Human beings are complex, we differ from one another, not only in our builds and structures, but also in how our bodies have compensated and compressed in particular ways over time. In this sense, our weightlifting programs should offer at least some room for each individual to learn more about the nuances of how each lift might be set up, or tweaked, in a manner the athlete could be optimally responsive to. On today's show, Katie goes in detail on staggered-stance squatting and deadlifting, and how it can be leveraged based on the asymmetrical nature of an athlete's body. She also gets into detail on single leg lifting, and how turning into, or away from the leg being worked can emphasize various elements of the exercise. She finishes by touching on hinging, posterior compression, and the link between high, rigid foot arches and what is happening upstream in the body. Throughout the conversation, Katie highlights how each of these lifting variations can be utilized to bring the athletic body into greater balance, where needed. Today's episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, Lost Empire Herbs, and the Elastic Essentials online course. For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to lostempireherbs.com/justfly. To try Pine Pollen for FREE (just pay for shipping), head to: justflypinepollen.com View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Timestamps and Main Points: 4:22 – The ideology behind staggered stance squatting, and how it can fit with athlete's natural asymmetry 10:35 – What types of individuals would be the best candidates to give a left leg back, staggered squat to, in training 15:35 – The role of biofeedback in exploring squat and deadlift stance 25:00 – Thoughts on doing the stagger in a squat or deadlift one way, vs. both ways with athletes 31:06 – How to set athletes up, in a high-performance training program, to help them learn more about how their bodies work in a manner that will help them for a lifetime 44:11 – Single leg squat training with a turn at the top of the bottom to bias various elements of the gait cycle 48:30 – How to improve one's pistol squatting on the left leg if an individual lacks the ability to internally rotate their left hip 58:25 – Katie's thoughts on narrow and wide ISA's, and how to look at deadlifting and hinging from that perspective 1:10:49 – Where to start with someone with high arches, or “banana feet”, and how the pelvic floor plays into that 1:21:38 – Using the pigeon stretch for clients with posterior compression in wide ISA's vs. narrow ISA's “Because of our natural asymmetry and organ position, the pelvis starts to turn to the right” “There are so many ways that the body is clever about maintaining that forward motion” “I used to do drills where I would reset my pelvis more back to the left, to get myself in a good position, and then go squat, but it still didn't feel right….(but instead) In adding load and pulling my left foot back and sensing the outside of my left heel and inside of my right heel; just that little tiny maneuver,
Moab is like nothing you've seen on Earth! It's the reason why people from around the world visit every year. In fact, over 50 movies have been filmed in Moab or Arches National Park! Jon and Jenn talk about the two National Parks within Moab: Canyonlands and Arches. If you're planning on going, remember that reservations are now required for Arches. When you get in, head directly to the Delicate Arch. Of the 2000 arches withing the park, Delicate is the big one! There are a lot of great restaurants to choose from as well. For pizza you can have Antica farma, sushi there's Sabaku, Thai is Thai Bella and the Sunset Grill for a nice occasion. The Moab area has some of the darkest night skies in the US! So stay up late and see the Milky Way with your naked eye.
On this episode of 2WL, Angelo and Steve have their date night to give their takes and opinions on: - Possible IPF bench changes (2:21 - 19:29) - Angelo getting on ESPN with Baddest Bencher on the Planet (19:30 - 34:08) - Arnold announcements (34:09 - 44:16) - USAPL social media steps their game up (44:17 - 54:47) - 2WL at Powerfest (54:48)
With the officers of the Tidebreaker under suspicion of murder and under lock and key, its up to Sandara Quinn and the swabs of the B-team to investigate the other Devil's Arches lead in the form of a mysterious Tengu. But nothing is ever simple in the imp haunted streets of Hell Harbor, as they are not the only ones searching for the members of the spy network...find out if they will be able to get the evidence they need to free their officers in this weeks Dead Men Roll No Crits! How to Get More Pirate Action Dead Men Roll No Crits is released to the public on a 7-8 month delay. To catch up on more recent episodes of our pirate adventures and to participate in future episodes, become a Cosmic Crit patron. Cast and Characters Gibert is Qandoso, Rahadoumi Druid, and Bartleby, Gnomish Cleric of PharasmaRebecca is Elaerys Delqarin, half-elf Rogue, and Sharga, Orc BarbarianSeth is Hanto, Iruxi/Lizardfolk Monk, and Ozzie, Kobold Witch/SwashbucklerTyler is Casius Vell, Human Swashbuckler, and Kovik, Half-Orc RangerPatrick is Grogmaster GM and A Devilishly Handsome Man! About the Podcast Dead Men Roll No Crits is an actual play podcast from the Cosmic Crit network, featuring the beloved Adventure Path “Skull and Shackles,” converted for Pathfinder 2E (Second Edition). Join Patrick (GM), Rebecca, Gibert, Tyler, and Seth as they don their tricorne hats and set out to conquer (or at least survive) the Shackled Seas. Music Credit Intro music created exclusively for Dead Men Roll No Crits by Max Coltrin of Coltrin Compositions Additional music from Bensound, Kevin MacLeod, Tim Beek, Scott Buckley, Alexander Nakarada, and Max Coltrin.
April Vollmer is one of the most important mokuhanga printmakers and authors working today. Her book, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, is a must have for any person interested in mokuhanga. its process, history, and the artists making it. On this epsiode of The Unfinished Print, I speak with April Vollmer about her travels throughout the mokuhanga landscape. Her time at Nagasawa Art Park, and then onto MI Lab. How she got into becoming an author, writing Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, her influences and her process. Please follow The Unfinished Print and my own mokuhanga work on Instagram @andrezadoroznyprints Twitter @unfinishedprint, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Artists works follow after the note about them. Notes: may contain a hyperlink. Simply click on the highlighted word or phrase. April Vollmer -website, Instagram, Facebook. April was recently a part of the mokuhanga exhibition at the Kentler International Drawing Space, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. This show was curated by the Mokuhanga Sisters collective and is called Between Worlds from, June 17 - July 31st, 2022. Rochester, New York - is a city located in Upstate New York. It was originally inhabited by the Seneca peoples. Shaped by the Genesee River, Rochester was once a flour making city as well as a city famous for its horticulture. More information can be found, here. Hunter College - Is a public college located in Manhattan, New York, and was founded in 1870 as a college for women. More info, here. abstract art - is an art type which moved away from a 19th Century artistic idea of perspective. Abstract art was a rebellion of colour, shape, and experience, for both the viewer and the maker. It corresponds to the modernism of the industrial world, with science, technology, and architecture. More info can be found, here. colour field - is a term in painting associated with the abstract painters of the 1950's and 1960's using large swaths of flat colour. Mark Rothko (1903-1970) is one such painter associated with colour field. More info, here. Vincent Longo (1923-2017) - was a painter, printmaker and teacher based in New York City. He was a part of the New York School of artist's of the 1950's and 1960's. His work was based in geometry. You can find more information about Vinnie, here. 4 Blocks (1985) Bill Paden (1930-2004) - was a woodblock printmaker and artist who studied under the American expat Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) in Kyoto. More info, here. Beppu Beach Water Bay Mountain (ca. 1970's) hanmoto system - is the Edo Period (1603-1868) collaboration system of making woodblock prints in Japan. The system was about using, carvers, printers, and craftsmen, by various print publishers in order to produce woodblock prints. The system consisted of the following professions; publisher, artist, carver, and printer. Tetsuya Noda (b 1940) - is a contemporary print artist, photographer and professor emeritus at Tokyo University of the Arts (Tōkyō Geidai). His process uses photographs through a mimeograph machine, then woodblock and silk screen. Considered one of Japan's most famous living artists, Noda's work is a wonderful representation of what can be done with the print medium. More info, with video, can be found, here. The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies - is a not for profit centre at the Columbia University School of the Arts, which provides an atmosphere of print education for students and invited guests. Tōkyō v Kyōto (Ōsaka) school of mokuhanga - Tōkyō and Kyōto have, historically, been culturally different throughout Japanese history. Even today, especially with foreign expats, which side of the border you pledge allegiance to can make or break a pleasant conversation. Regarding woodblock printing, it was the moving of the capital to Edo from Kyōto by Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616), officially in 1603, which centred the world for an entire nation. Edo became the business, and cultural district in which most people found themselves. The sankin kōtai system, where daimyō from the entire country, were obligated to spend alternating years in the capital, allowed the merchant classes to grow prosperous, spending their time and money on entertainments such as ukiyo-e, kabuki, and sumo. This didn't mean that Kyōto and Ōsaka didn't have ukiyo-e, it simply meant that it was overshadowed by Edo. This is because many publishers and artists lived and worked in Edo's environs. Kabuki from Edo and kabuki from Kyōto thrived, therefore there were many prints published for the plays performed in both cities. Stylistically the prints are different, with Ōsaka ukiyo-e being called Kamigata-e, the region where Ōsaka, and Kyōto are situated. For instance, the work of Ōsaka artist, and painter Shunkōsai Hokushū (active 1802-1832) is famous in Ōsaka for his kabuki prints, but is relatively unknown today, as compared to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) who lived and worked around the same time in Edo. Comparing the two is perhaps comparing Brad Pitt (b. 1963), with Steve Buscemi (b. 1957), but I feel that it shows what both artists, successful in their fields, can accomplish for the genre. More information on Ōsaka ukiyo-e, can be found, here. Keiko Kadota (1942-2017) - was the director of Nagasawa Art Park at Awaji City from 1997-2011, and then of MI Lab at Lake Kawaguchi from 2011 until her passing. Minimalism - is an art movement based on simplicity and geometry. Generally connected to 1960's New York City. More info, here. Yoonmi Nam (b. 1974) - is a contemporary mokuhanga printmaker, lithographer, sculptor, and teacher, based in Lawrence, Kansas. Her work can be found, here. Her interview with The Unfinished Print can be found, here. Yakult (2018) Katie Baldwin - is a contemporary mokuhanga printmaker, illustrator, book maker, and artist based in Huntsville, Alabama. Her work can be found, here. The Dance (2015) Mariko Jesse - is an illustrator, and mokuhanga printmaker based in Tōkyō, London, and California. Her work can be found, here. Mariko, Katie, and Yoonmi are also a part of the collective, wood+paper+box, which can be found, here. Summer Flowers (2021) Daniel Heyman (b. 1963) - is a painter and printmaker based in Rhode Island at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is Assistant Professor. His work can be found, here. Janus (2019/2020) IMPACT Conference - started by The Center for Print Research, IMPACT stands for "International Multi-discipinary Printmaking, Artists, Concepts and Techniques'. Based in Europe, it is an academic conference discussing printmaking and how it fits into this world. More info about the most recent conference can be found, here. Kari Laitinen (b. 1952) - is a Finnish artist and printmaker based in Finland. His works explore colour and dimension. More information can be found, here. He helped write, with Tuula Moilanen, the book Woodblock Printmaking with Oil-based Inks and the Japanese Watercolour Woodcut. It was published in 1999. Secret Space II (2014) Tuula Moilanen - is a Finnish mokuhanga printmaker and painter based in Finland. She lived and studied in Kyōto from 1989-2012, where she learned her printmaking at Kyōto Seika University and from printmaker Akira Kurosaki (1937-2019). Her work can be found, here. Clear Day Fuji (2014) Arches - is a brand of Western watercolour paper that is acid-free. BFK - also knowns as Rives BFK, is a Western printmaking paper, made in France. Like Arches, it is 100% cotton. Lower East Side Print Shop - founded in 1968, and is a not-for- profit printmaking studio located in New York City. More information can be found, here. Jennifer Mack-Watkins - is a contemporary mokuhanga printmaker, and serigrapher based in New York City and New Jersey. Her work explores American culture through a personal lens. Her work has been featured in Vogue and the New York Times. More information can be found, here. What To Do (2013) Andrew Stone - is based in Florence, Italy. Andrew is a wine maker and former full-time doctor who has been making mokuhanga and baren, for years. His blog can be found, here. his interview with The Unfinished Print can be found, here. Mons Veneris (2016) Frogman's Print Workshop - is a print space, opened in 1979, in South Dakota. In 2016 the space moved to the University of Nebraska. More info can be found, here. The Adachi Institute of Woodblock Prints - is a print studio located in Tōkyō. Established in 1994 in order to promote and preserve the colour woodblock print of Japan. More information, in English and in Japanese. bokashi - is a Japanese term associated with the gradation of water into ink. There are several types of bokashi. For more information regarding these types of bokashi please check out Professor Claire Cuccio's lecture called “A Story in Layers,” for the Library of Congress, and the book Japanese Printmaking by Tōshi Yoshida, and Rei Yuki. Below are the following types of bokashi. This is from the Yoshida book: ichimonji bokashi - straight line gradation ichimonji mura bokashi - straight line gradation with an uneven edg. Ō-bokashi - a gradual shading over a wide area atenashi bokashi - gradation without definition futairo bokashi - two tone gradation Ansei Uchima (1921-2000) - was a mokuhanga printmaker in the sōsaku hanga style of Japanese printmaking. He was the translator for Japanologist Oliver Statler (1915-2002). In Memoriam (1958) Keiji Shinohara (b. 1955) - is a Japanese mokuhanga printmaker who apprenticed under Uesugi Keiichiro in Ōsaka. He is the artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. More info about Keiji can be found here, and here. Twilight (2012) Ursula Schneider - is a painter, woodblock printmaker and teacher at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. More info about her work can be found, here. Leaf and Wood (2018) Jackie Battenfield - is a painter, printmaker, collagist, author, and motivational speaker. April alludes to Jackie's book, “The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love,” (2009). More information about Jackie's work can be found, here. Soundings (1999) International Mokuhanga Conference - is a bi-yearly conference dedicated to mokuhanga which started in 2011 by the International Mokuhanga Association. Each conference is themed. The latest conference was in 2021, delayed a year because of the pandemic. More information can be found, here. Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 - (東北地方太平洋沖地震) was a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck the coast of North East Japan on March, 11, 2011. The earthquake was 9.0 - 9.1 on the Richter scale. Watson-Guptill - is an American publishing house, starting business in 1937. It is now a part of Ten Speed Press. Mina Takahashi - is the editor of Hand Papermaking magazine dedicated to the production and preservation of handmade paper. Was the editor of Dieu Donné in New York City from 1990-2004. She is also a curator. Printmaking Today - is a magazine published by Cello Press in England, and is published quarterly. The magazine focuses on printmaking themes and artists. More info, here. Mid-America Print Council - promotes the art of printmaking of all types. It was started in 1990 in Des Moines, Iowa. It publishes an annual journal with essays and articles about printmaking. More information can be found, here. Edvard Munch (1863-1944) - was a Norwegian artist, who at the time of his death in 1944 had amassed thousands of his own works, including 15,391 prints of all types. Munch loved printmaking, using various mediums. The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. has an excellent exploration of his prints, here. Mokuhanga books in English - Here is a list of books for those interested in studying and understanding mokuhanga, that I am aware of. This list is by no means exhaustive, so if you believe I've missed one please message me. If the book is in print (or even out of print and there are PDF's) you will see the authors name hyper-linked so you can get the books : April Vollmer - Japanese Woodblock Printshop: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga. (2015) Watson-Guptill Publications Tuula Moilanen, Kari Laitinen, and Antti Tanttu - The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking. (2013) Aalto Books Laura Boswell - Making Japanese Woodblock Prints. (2020) The Crowood Press. Hiroshi Yoshida - Japanese Woodblock Printing. (1939) Sanseido Company, Ltd. Walter J. Phillips - The Technique of the Colour Woodcut. (1926) Brown-Robertson, New York. Rebecca Salter - Japanese Woodblock Printing. (2001) A&C Black. Tōshi Yoshida & Rei Yuki - Japanese Print Making: A Handbook of Traditional and Modern Techniques. (1966) Tuttle Publishing. Marilyn Chesterton and Rod Nelson - Making Woodblock Prints. (2015) Crowood Press Terry McKenna - Terry has written two excellent woodblock primers for the beginner and the intermediate practitioner. The first is Mokuhanga Fundamentals: Core Skills... & the second book is, Creative Print. Both can be purchased directly from here, and other fine establishments in e-book or physical form. Self Published. Fabiola Gil Alares - her book, Mokuhanga: Manual Ilustrado de Xilografía Japonesa, is one of the finest books on the subject of mokuhanga. This book is in Spanish. Her interview with The Unfinished Print can be found, here. Keiko Hara (b.1942) - is a painter, printmaker in mokuhanga, lithograph, and stencil. She is also a sculptor, and collagist. More info can be found, here. Verse R - Black and White (2017) floating kentō - is a removable registration system attached to the block when printing. As the kentō isn't affixed to the block; blotting, and very clean borders are one of the positives of using this method of registration. It is an "L" shape. baren - is a Japanese word to describe the flat, round shaped disc which is predominantly used in the creation of Japanese woodblock prints. It is traditionally made of cord of various types, and a bamboo sheath, although baren come in many variations. Guerra & Paint Pigment Corp. - is a brick and mortar store located in Brooklyn, New York that sells artists pigments. More info, here. Endi Poskovich - is a printmaker and artist who focuses on symbols, and language for his work. More info about his work can be found, here. Two (Hälftberg) (2004-2017) Holbein - is a pigment company with offices in Japan, Canada, and the United States. More info, here Benjamin Selby - is an artist who works in mokuhanga, as well as touching on serigraphy and installations. More information about Benjamin's work can be found, here. Turbulent Waters (2020) Auto Mach Reciprocating Wood Carver - is an automatic chisel that is made in Japan. It is plugged into an outlet. It comes with a variety of bits for carving. It makes carving large areas of hard wood a breeze. More information can be found, here. acetate - is a plant based, non-petroleum product. It is made from wood pulp and cotton. It is bendable, and stiff enough to use for getting into your kentō registration if you decide to use it for key block transfer. Yoshida Family of Artists - The Yoshida's are one of the most famous family of artists from Japan. Started with painter Yoshida Kasaburō (1861-1894), and made famous by Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) and his work with the shin-hanga movement and woodblock printing. The Yoshida family has helped shape many artists around the world. More info from the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, here. Generation by April Vollmer (2002) © Popular Wheat Productions opening and closing credit - Anyone Can Have a Good Time by OWLS (2001). From their self-titled album, and released on Jade Tree. logo designed and produced by Douglas Batchelor and André Zadorozny Disclaimer: Please do not reproduce or use anything from this podcast without shooting me an email and getting my express written or verbal consent. I'm friendly :) Слава Україну If you find any issue with something in the show notes please let me know. ***The opinions expressed by guests in The Unfinished Print podcast are not necessarily those of André Zadorozny and of Popular Wheat Productions.***
Visitors to Arches have had some time to try out the national park's new reservation system, put in place to reduce the crowding impacting visitors' experience. Today on the news, we speak with a park representative about some recent survey results and the future of the pilot timed entry system. Plus, a Wyoming judge issued a temporary restraining order this week, blocking the state's trigger ban on most abortions from going into effect. Utah's own abortion trigger ban continues to be on pause as a lawsuit against it makes its way through the courts. And later, mountain towns in Colorado have seen an influx of luxury tourism and housing development. Our radio partners report on one town that has largely avoided that fate. // Plus, the Weekly News Reel! Sophia Fisher of The Times-Independent talks fire and flood, monsoon season returning, the nation's new mental heath crisis line and Utah's new OHV course. Alison Harford of The Moab Sun News discusses this week's record-breaking water height in Mill Creek, a local man winning a prize at a famous trail ride and the return of Canyonlands Native Plant Society. // Show Notes: // Photo: Arches National Park over Memorial Day Weekend 2021. The park received feedback that a visitor's Memorial Day Weekend 2022 experience was ‘night and day' better than previous years because of the pilot timed entry system. Credit Arches National Park // Arches National Park: FAQ on the Timed Entry System https://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/timed-entry-faq.htm // US Travel Association (7/11) Letter re: NPS Reservation Systems https://www.ustravel.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/junenationalparks-ustravel_signon-7.7.22.pdf // Weekly News Reel Mentions: // The Times-Independent: Fire & Flood https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/fire-flood/ // The Times-Independent: After a lapse, the monsoons are back https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/after-a-lapse-the-monsoons-are-back/ // The Times-Independent: Meet the nation's new mental health crisis line https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/meet-the-nations-new-mental-health-crisis-line/ // The Times-Independent (Opinion): What it's like to work at a crisis helpline https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/what-its-like-to-work-at-a-crisis-helpline/ // The Times-Independent: A peek inside Utah's new OHV course, test https://www.moabtimes.com/articles/a-peek-inside-utahs-new-ohv-course-test/ // Moab Sun News: Record water height in Mill Creek flash flood https://moabsunnews.com/2022/07/28/record-water-height-in-mill-creek-flash-flood/ // Moab Sun News: Local man wins prize at famous rugged trail ride https://moabsunnews.com/2022/07/28/local-man-wins-prize-at-famous-rugged-trail-ride/ // Moab Sun News: Looking out for native plants – Canyonlands Native Plant Society ramps back up https://moabsunnews.com/2022/07/28/canyonlands-native-plant-society/
The investigation into the sudden disappearances of members of the Chelish spy network takes a mysterious turn. With dead ends, lingering questions and a path that leads to the imp haunted island of Devil's Arches, the crew of the Tidebreaker are nearing the end of their dangerous dance with death! Find out if they come out on top on this week's episode of Dead Men Roll No Crits! How to Get More Pirate Action Dead Men Roll No Crits is released to the public on a 7-8 month delay. To catch up on more recent episodes of our pirate adventures and to participate in future episodes, become a Cosmic Crit patron. Cast and Characters Gibert is Qandoso, Rahadoumi Druid, and Bartleby, Gnomish Cleric of PharasmaRebecca is Elaerys Delqarin, half-elf Rogue, and Sharga, Orc BarbarianSeth is Hanto, Iruxi/Lizardfolk Monk, and Ozzie, Kobold Witch/SwashbucklerTyler is Casius Vell, Human Swashbuckler, and Kovik, Half-Orc RangerPatrick is Grogmaster GM and A Devilishly Handsome Man! About the Podcast Dead Men Roll No Crits is an actual play podcast from the Cosmic Crit network, featuring the beloved Adventure Path “Skull and Shackles,” converted for Pathfinder 2E (Second Edition). Join Patrick (GM), Rebecca, Gibert, Tyler, and Seth as they don their tricorne hats and set out to conquer (or at least survive) the Shackled Seas. Music Credit Intro music created exclusively for Dead Men Roll No Crits by Max Coltrin of Coltrin Compositions Additional music from Bensound, Kevin MacLeod, Tim Beek, Scott Buckley, Alexander Nakarada, and Max Coltrin.
For today's episode of Life After Cheer, I talk with Kristen Long – not only, of course, a former cheerleader, but also the founder of Kristen Long Communications! We talk about tips for success, a good work-life balance, and entrepreneurship, as well as specifics such as:(10:40) Work on trusting your gut feeling more often!(32:10) It can be difficult to stick with things when they aren't working out immediately, but not everything is going to happen right away(45:28) Make sure to distinguish between making an effort and forcing something out of frustrationCONNECT WITH KRISTEN: Kristen Long has been a Publicist and Communications Specialist for over 11 years. She has worked with a wide variety of brands and industry experts ranging from small startups to luxury goods, to mass retail products, devices, apps, and many other lifestyle brands. Kristen is not just a PR maven, she is also a consummate consumer with her finger on the pulse of industry events and trends. This allows her to be nimble in her tactics, relaying each client's message from a place of expertise and of-the-moment knowledge. After rising in the ranks of PR agencies for many years, Kristen founded KLC in 2019 and has taken her strong media and influencer relationships, strategic instincts, and love for the industry with her. Kristen's expertise is in brand and product launches, media relations, influencer partnerships, media events, experiential consumer events, NYFW, controlled media activations, and more. Brand and expert experience include e.l.f. Cosmetics, Essie, Maybelline, Nailtopia, Shielded Beauty, Arches & Halos, KUSSHI, Cle de Peau Beaute, Patchology, belif Skincare, and many more. Kristen lives in New York with her dog, Rocco.IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristenlongcommunications/LINKS:Apply now to get CHEERFIT Certified: cheerfittraining.com/getcertifiedNot part of the SQUAD yet? Join HERE: cheerfittraining.com/squadClick HERE and text us at (908) 388-9139 for weekly workout + motivation tips delivered straight to your phoneAll things CHEERFIT: www.cheerfittraining.com FOLLOW CHEERFIT: instagram.com/cheerfittraining
#124 - If you're planning or even thinking of going to Arches National Park, there's a few things we'd do different on our next loop back, and that's what we review in this episode. Mistakes made, total awesome experiences had and all the things we never thought about until it was too late.BLOG Post / Show Notes & Lots More at: www.ghtoverland.com
This week Dick and Gwen sat down to dedicate an episode to their love of feet! We talked all about our interests and play with foot fetish, socks, nylons, shoes, and anything else we could fit under the foot play umbrella. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this one, you'd probably like episodes 066, 134, and 265. Dick's links Gwen's links Buy our porn on ManyVids Read our newest blog posts Check out our sponsors for this week, Bump'n Joystick and Terrible Toyshop. You can find The Original Snapper here! Keep us on the air by donating a buck or two to our Patreon! You can listen to an ad-free version of the show a week early, and you'll have access to our Discord server. We post a lot of fun bonus content, including monthly photosets, silly and/or kinky videos, and movie reviews. If you'd rather make a one time donation, you can do so at PayPal.me/OCPLLC. Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @ocpkink More by PODCAST JUKEBOX:Queers Next Door | Being ThereWill Sean Podcast? | The Goth Librarian PodcastDrinks with God | ProudToBeKinky | NO LOVE LOST Tags: Kink, BDSM, Fetish, Fantasy, Sex, Education, Positive, DIY, Punk, Nerds, foot, fetish, socks, nylons, shoes, oil, feet, toes, heels, arches, soles
Mike talks about all things D&D! Contents 00:00 Show Start 00:43 Sly Flourish News: New Campaign Arc in City of Arches 08:52 Product Spotlight: Battle Walker from the Abyss 14:28 DM Tip: Focusing on the Fiction and Starting with the Story 39:42 DM Tip: Focusing the Lens 45:20 Patreon Question: Hooking Characters Into Adventures 49:17 Patreon Question: Heralds for Factions 51:31 Patreon Question: Heuristics for Running Current and Future D&D Concepts Links Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter Support Sly Flourish on Patreon Buy Sly Flourish Books: Goblin's Henchmen on Hexflowers Hexflower Toolkit (Affiliate Link) Battle Walker of the Abyss (Affiliate Link) DM David Blog on Battle Walker of the Abyss Safe Havens
Chuck catches up with Kristin (1:16) before diving into an encouraging story about efforts to make Panama City Beach in Florida more accessible to people with limited mobility (3:04) and some unfortunate news for Carnival Cruises (9:56). Then Kristin takes us through her journey from California to Colorado (19:18), with stops in Capitol Reef (23:52), Bryce Canyon (35:12), and Arches (42:56) Nat'l Parks, followed by a couple Honorable Mentions (50:55). And please stay to the end to meet Sashi, the newest member of Kristin's traveling party (55:52). Music by purple-planet.com
Rick discusses finding love when living on the autistic spectrum. He wonders what the most important ingredient in a relationship is no matter who you are. Cheri gets another kitty. Rick discusses the new season of The Kids In The Hall. We prepare for EVIL ZOOM 2022! Our Live Beer Review is Arches' Bohemian Riot Pilsner.
#57 In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, we will be talking with Shane and Jason Baller of the Sprinkled with Hope podcast about things to do, eat and see in the Beehive State, including Utah's big 5 national parks a.k.a. the Mighty 5. Whether it's on your bucket list to take a Utah national parks road trip, fly in for some hiking or explore the beautiful scenery with a tour guide, listen to my guests' tips as well as the quick in dirty bucket list I make to find out what food Utah is famous for as well as an overview of each park. Plus, catch part 3 of our money saving tip series! Be sure to follow/subscribe. Click the links below or copy & paste them into your browser. RESOURCES: Grab a copy of The Everyday Bucket List Book https://amzn.to/3vwxz2K The Grand America Hotel https://bit.ly/3wVpzrD The Little America Hotel https://bit.ly/3NNaxe2 Check out other great hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah such as La Quinta, Marriott and more. https://bit.ly/3N3Vgpj Show Notes https://bit.ly/3PWwvgW
We discuss the more serious repercussions of spilt milk, the beauty of rewriting your past and, of course, time travel of a sorts. We read Eve. L. Ewing's poetry collection which The Intercept describes as a “beautiful blending of stark realism with the surreal and fantastic.” Tap into the discussion: Eve L. Ewing's interview with The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2018/03/25/the-radical-imagination-of-eve-ewing/ Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thescifisigh?ltclid=74dee16e-c704-48b4-a577-240e80313ce7 Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thescifisighpodcast/ Follow on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@burr_iam?lang=en Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-quzNQbZTQ&list=PLRgBIvxlI3NZ8OyviVDNrn71KxhFWSBhK
Guest host Dr. Neeraj Agarwal, of the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute and the ASCO Daily News editor-in-chief, discusses key therapeutic advances in mRCC and mUC, as well as new research that proposes periodic scans to monitor patients with mCSPC for disease progression, with Dr. Jeanny-Aragon-Ching of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Transcript: Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Hello and welcome to the ASCO Daily News podcast. I'm Dr. Neeraj Agarwal, the director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program, a professor of medicine at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute, and editor-in-chief of the ASCO Daily News. My guest today is Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching, who is a medical oncologist and the Clinical Program Director of Genitourinary Cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Virginia. Today, we will be discussing key posters in genitourinary (GU) oncology that will be featured at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting. Our full disclosures are available in the show notes and disclosures of all guests on the podcast can be found on our transcripts at asco.org/podcast. Jeanny, it is great to have you on the podcast today. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Thanks, Neeraj. It's a pleasure for me to be here as well. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Jeanny, let's begin with Abstract 4510. This is a trial that represents a growing interest among researchers worldwide in the microbiome and how it is impacted by antibiotics and how it modulates immune checkpoint inhibitor response. Can you tell us about this study? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Thanks, Neeraj, I would be happy to. So, the title of the abstract is, “Characterization of the Microbial Resistome in a Prospective Trial of CBM 588 in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Offers Mechanism for Interplay Between Antibiotic Use and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Activity.” So, this is an interesting abstract that originated likely from the observation that getting antibiotics while on checkpoint inhibitors typically results in worse outcomes, perhaps because antibiotics can clear the normal gut flora and thereby increase these pathogenic antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Now, on the other hand, there were some retrospective studies using a live microbial product called CBM 588, which seems to improve outcomes in patients on checkpoint inhibitors and getting antibiotics. So, the idea, therefore, is that shifting the genes encoding antimicrobial resistance could result in a better checkpoint inhibitor response. So, this Abstract 4510 is a small study conducted by Dr. Nazli Dizman and Dr. Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal, and colleagues, and enrolled 29 metastatic clear cell RCC patients with intermediate or poorest disease. And they were stratified into receiving either nivolumab or ipilimumab compared to nivo/IPI with CBM 588. Now stool samples were collected at baseline in week 12. And they did this whole metagenome sequencing to analyze a stool microbiome composition, and they also looked at the antibiotic resistance genes for the most common classes of antibiotics. The results showed an astounding improvement in objective responses. So, 58%, for instance, in nivo/IPI and the CBM 588 arm compared to only 20% in the nivo/IPI arm. And it seems like also the antibiotics resistance genes were also decreased in those getting the CBM 588 alongside nivo/IPI. Therefore, responses were improved by shifting the gut microbiome alone. So, these findings were published actually recently by these authors in Nature Medicine. So, in case anyone wants to take a deep dive, it would be a good interesting read for this dataset. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Very interesting, indeed. Jeanny, what is the main message here for our colleagues? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: I think, Neeraj, the key takeaway message is that this is a very provocative proof of concept trial that suggests shifting the gut microbiome has the potential to improve responses to checkpoint inhibitors and outcomes. So, this is a very up-and-coming trial and is seen also across the board in other cancers. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Thanks, Jeanny. Moving on to urothelial cancer, there is a poster that I think is a must-see for our colleagues. This is Abstract 4577 titled, “Defining Platinum Ineligible Patients with Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma.” Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: So, Neeraj, what can you tell us about this abstract? Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: So, over the past few years, there has been a tremendous evolution in the treatment landscape for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. For over 40 years the standard of care for these patients has been cisplatin-based chemotherapy. However, approximately 50% of patients are cisplatin-ineligible, due to underlying comorbidities, and are offered carboplatin as an alternative. So, although the checkpoint inhibitors pembrolizumab and atezolizumab were approved as first-line therapy for these patients in 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now restricted the use of first-line pembrolizumab to platinum ineligible patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. The challenge we face as oncologists since the FDA restriction is the absence of a formal definition of platinum ineligibility and the inclusion of this definition in the guidelines. So, in Abstract 4577, Drs. Shilpa Gupta and Jonathan Rosenberg, along with the team present an updated consensus definition for platinum ineligibility based on an online survey of 60 genitourinary oncologists in the United States. Based on the results from this survey, any patient with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, meeting 1 of the following 5 clinical and or laboratory parameters should be considered platinum ineligible, and these are 1 of the following: an ECOG performance status of 3 or more, creatinine clearance of fewer than 30 mils per minute, or peripheral neuropathy of grade 2 or more, or heart failure class of 3 or more—so, this is NYHA heart failure class of 3 or more—and lastly, the combination of performance status of 2 or more, plus a creatinine clearance of less than 30 mils per minute. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Well, this is a timely update, Neeraj. So, what do you think is a key takeaway from this abstract? Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: These criteria based on simple and easily available clinical and or laboratory parameters will now allow us to readily define platinum ineligibility in our patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, which is a need in busy clinics, both in academic and community settings. So, I think once published and obviously once endorsed by guidelines, we really would like to be able to use this criterion to quickly define platinum ineligibility in our clinics. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Agree. Yeah. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: So, Jeanny, let me switch the gears. PSMA testing is a hot topic this year. And there is an abstract that could potentially have an impact on future guidelines, and how we will practice further down the road. So, I'm referring to the Abstract 5088 titled, “Predictive Value of Extra Prostatic Disease Detection by Preoperative PSMAPET for Biochemical Recurrence-free Survival in Patients with Otherwise Localized Prostate Cancer and Who are Treated with Radical Prostatectomy.” So, this is a follow-up analysis of a multicenter prospective phase 3 imaging trial. So, could you please tell us more about this abstract where they are using PSMA PET scan in the preoperative localized prostate cancer setting? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Absolutely, Neeraj. So, you may recall that the multicenter prospective phase 3 imaging trial that garnered gallium PSMA approval by the FDA was actually based on this study that looked at the intermediate and high-risk patients with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection, and they underwent prior gallium PSMA PET scanning for pelvic nodal metastases prior to surgery. So, this was actually previously reported by Dr. Calais and group. Now they are reporting on Abstract 5088 as a post hoc analysis of the same population and group of patients looking for extraprostatic disease. And the final pathology was also correlated to look at nodal disease in these patients in order to predict biochemical recurrence, so they follow these patients for biochemical recurrence occurrence. So, of the 36% of patients who did undergo radical prostatectomy after they underwent PSMA PET scan, about 41% of them recurred with biochemical recurrence, and 40% of them underwent some kind of salvage therapy or some treatment. What was very interesting was when they looked at the biochemical recurrence-free survival. It was better in those who were PSMA negative, and that recurrence-free survival was easily about 33 months, compared to only about 7.3 months in those who were PSMA-positive scans. Furthermore, the ones who had the longest and the highest biochemical recurrence-free survival, intuitively, were those who were node-negative and PSMA PET-negative, so probably not surprisingly. And that rate was about 46 months—close to 4 years. Whereas those who are node-positive on final pathology and their PSMA PET was also positive, they only had about 3 months of biochemical recurrence-free survival. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Very interesting. So, it looks like the PSMA PET scan is predicting biochemical recurrence-free survival in localized prostate cancer settings. So, Jeanny, what is the key takeaway from this trial? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: I think, Neeraj, the bottom line is that patients with extraprostatic disease that is detected by their preoperative PSMA PET scan does predict strongly a high risk of biochemical relapse, and this can really be an additional tool that clinicians can use to help inform and guide future therapy. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Thanks, Jeanny. The research on preoperative PSMA testing and its implications on future treatment strategies in the setting is going to be really interesting to watch in the very near future. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Yes, absolutely. I really think we should also discuss Abstract 5072, along those lines, the importance really of radiographic monitoring for disease progression in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Yes, thanks for reminding and this is Abstract 5072. This is a post hoc analysis of the ARCHES trial, titled, “Radiographic Progression in the Absence of PSA Progression in Patients with Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer.” During the last several years, we have seen many of these agents typically given for gastric resistant prostate cancer moving upfront to the castration-sensitive prostate cancer setting. This is especially true for androgen receptor access targeting agents such as abiraterone, enzalutamide, and apalutamide, all being now approved for patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. What is noteworthy from all these trials, and is reported in Abstract 5072, is the use of imaging studies to evaluate disease progression. So, in Abstract 5072, Dr. Andrew Armstrong and Dr. Arun Azad performed a post hoc analysis of the ARCHES trial to investigate the concordance between radiographic progression and the PSA Progression as defined by PCWG2 criteria, or between radiographic progression and any rise in the PSA above nadir, in patients who were being treated with this novel hormonal therapies, in this case, enzalutamide for metastatic castration sensitive prostate cancer. And as a quick reminder, ARCHES was a phase 3 trial that showed a significant reduction and radiographic progression-free survival and improved overall survival for patients with metastatic castration sensitive prostate cancer treated with enzalutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus those treated with placebo plus androgen deprivation therapy. So, very interestingly, the findings from this study indicate that 67% of patients on the enzalutamide plus ADT arm did not have [Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 2 criteria] PCWG2-defined prostate-specific antigen (PSA) progression at the time of radiographic progression. And discordance was present in the ADT-only arm as well, where they found 42% of patients on the ADT-only arm had radiographic progression but did not have PCWG2-defined PSA progression. Interestingly, this discordance of radiographic disease progression was also seen with any rise in the PSA above nadir. And I personally found this information to be very clinically relevant when we are seeing the majority of patients actually experiencing radiographic disease progression, not experiencing PSA progression at the same time. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Yeah, absolutely. I agree with that, Neeraj. So, very interesting data. So, what do you think is the key takeaway message for the clinicians listening to us? Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: I'll make the message very simple. I think the message is that patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer need to be monitored for disease progression with periodic scans, and PSA monitoring alone is not sufficient in the majority of these patients. Again, we cannot undervalue the role of periodic imaging studies in these patients so that we can timely diagnose them to have disease progression. Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: I agree with that. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Jeanny, the last abstract I would like to mention before we wrap up the podcast is Abstract 4509, the results from the phase1 live SPARC 001 study. So, can you please tell us more about this study titled, “Phase-1 Live SPARC 001: The Study of Belzutifan in Advanced Solid Tumors,” which is an update of the renal cell carcinoma cohort with more than 3 years of total follow up? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Thanks, Neeraj. So, while the current therapeutic landscape for patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has changed dramatically over the past several years, with significant improvement in patient outcomes. Most patients unfortunately still experience disease progression on current treatments. So, in-depth molecular profiling of clear cell RCC has revealed recurrent loss of function mutations in VHL in actually greater than 90% of patients. So, the VHL protein, as you will recall, is part of the oxygen-sensing pathway, regulating levels of HIF which is hypoxia-inducible factor protein, it's a transcriptional activator that mediates the response to hypoxic conditions. So, HIF-2α is a key oncogenic driver in RCC. So, previous data you may recall from the phase-1 Live SPARC 001 trial was designed to evaluate belzutifan so, this was a novel HIF-2α inhibitor which showed durable anti-tumor activity and acceptable safety profile in patients with metastatic clear cell RCC. So, in Abstract 4509, Drs. Jonasch and Toni Choueiri presented updated results from this trial after more than 3 years of follow-up. Of the 55 patients enrolled 16% of patients remained in treatment. And 62% of patients had discontinued treatment because of, unfortunately, disease progression. The median progression-free survival (PFS) for the total cohort was 14.5 months. And the overall disease control rate was 80%. Forty percent of patients experienced grade 3 treatment-related adverse events with the most frequent ones being anemia and hypoxia. There were no great 4 or 5 treatment-related adverse events. And these results, therefore, show that belzutifan monotherapy continues to show a high rate of disease control and a safety profile in a heavily treated population of patients with metastatic RCC. So, it is great to see that there were no new safety signals. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Very nice data indeed. So, Jeanny, what is the key takeaway message here for our listeners? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Yeah, I think the message here is that the use of belzutifan monotherapy continues to show efficacy and safety in patients with metastatic clear cell RCC, which have progressed on multiple prior contemporary therapies, and there are phase 3 trials currently underway. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Jeanny, any final thoughts before we wrap up the podcast today? Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Thanks, Neeraj. I think it's a really exciting time to be in genitourinary (GU) oncology, and I'm truly looking forward to seeing some great sessions at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting. Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Thank you, Jeanny, for sharing your insight with us today. It was a great conversation. And thank you to our listeners for joining us today. You will find links to the abstracts discussed today on the transcript of this episode. Finally, if you value the insights that you hear on the ASCO Daily News podcast, please take a moment to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcast. Disclosures: Dr. Neeraj Agarwal: Consulting or Advisory Role: Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Nektar, Lilly, Bayer, Pharmacyclics, Foundation Medicine, Astellas Pharma, Lilly, Exelixis, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Eisai, Seattle Genetics, EMD Serono, Janssen Oncology, AVEO, Calithera Biosciences, MEI Pharma, Genentech, Astellas Pharma, Foundation Medicine, and Gilead Sciences Research Funding (Institution): Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Takeda, Pfizer, Exelixis, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Calithera Biosciences, Celldex, Eisai, Genentech, Immunomedics, Janssen, Merck, Lilly, Nektar, ORIC Pharmaceuticals, crispr therapeutics, Arvinas Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching: Honoraria: Bristol-Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs Inc Consulting or Advisory Role: Algeta/Bayer, Dendreon, AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech, Sanofi, EMD Serono, AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Bayer, Merck, Seattle Genetics, Pfizer, Immunomedics, Amgen, AVEO, Pfizer/Myovant, Exelixis Speakers' Bureau: Astellas Pharma, Janssen-Ortho, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Astellas/Seattle Genetics Travel, Accommodations, Expenses: Dendreon, Algeta/Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Astellas Pharma Disclaimer: The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. 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Tracy Johnstone is one of those leaders who if you are lucky enough to encounter on your career journey, will aspire you to become so much more than you ever thought possible. As a female who rose to the top of the ranks of corporate McDonald's in the 1990's, Tracy shares how she built her confidence and found her voice in a male dominated boardroom. She recalls, “There's lots of seats at the table… I just learned early on, which ones I wanted. Just being on the team wasn't enough for me, at some point. I knew the seat I wanted, and I started working on my skill set to get that seat.” Mic-drop moment right there. This episode is jam packed with them! A master of margins, Tracy explains how she taught her employees to understand profitability through ketchup packets and how a handful of ketchup became an A-HA moment for her staff as she transparently shared the P+L of her restaurants with all employees.Tracy also shares a vivid account of how she led the recovery efforts of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle back in 2018, and then, led her company and employees through COVID. While she had no idea at the time, these two situations were leading up to the biggest challenge of her life - a breast cancer diagnosis that came at the end of 2020, which led to her decision to sell the business. Tune in to be inspired and uplifted! One favorite takeaway we had to sneak in: “The more you do, the more people will let you do.”CONTACT TRACY JOHNSTONEtracyvjohnstone@outlook.comLinkedin CONTACT ALEX & ANNIEAlexandAnniePodcast.comLinkedIn | Instagram | FacebookPodcast Sponsored by Condo-World and Lexicon Travel
Mike talks about all things D&D! Contents 00:00:00 Show Intro 00:00:54 Sly Flourish News: Update to the City of Arches 00:04:15 D&D News: Heroes of Krynn Revisited Unearthed Arcana 00:08:25 Kickstarter Spotlight: Dungeonmorphs IV 00:12:58 Kickstarter Spotlight: Fraternity of Ash 00:15:40 Product Spotlight: Isle of the Dreaded Accursed 00:18:49 Patreon Question: Building Resilient Villainous Plans 00:23:30 Patreon Question: Points-of-Light Settings for Lazy DMs 00:25:54 Patreon Question: Long-Ranged Combat 00:27:42 Patreon Question: Reskin or Build a Big Bad Evil Mage From Scratch? 00:32:06 Patreon Question: Integrating Characters of Stand-By Players 00:34:22 Patreon Question: Managing Conflicting Factions 00:35:47 Patreon Question: Too Many Pirate Lords! 00:37:17 Patreon Question: Building an Apocalyptic Eberron 00:39:27 Patreon Question: Handling a Situation Where you Crossed the Line Accidentally 00:43:44 Patreon Question: Managing Portals in the City of Arches 00:46:04 Patreon Question: Published Inspiration for Homebrew Campaigns 00:47:59 Patreon Question: Handling In-World Pacing Problems 00:50:09 Patreon Question: Surprising Players vs. Surprising Characters 00:52:50 Patreon Question: Managing Political Intrigue the Lazy Way 00:54:39 Patreon Question: Managing Before-Combat Attacks and Actions 00:56:20 Patreon Question: Managing Downtime Activities 00:57:33 Patreon Question: Rewarding and Balancing Named Spells 00:59:09 Patreon Question: Managing Adventures Focused on a Missing Character 01:00:31 Patreon Question: Managing Timing While Running Fall of Elturel Links Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter Support Sly Flourish on Patreon Buy Sly Flourish Books Heroes of Krynn Revisited Dungeonmorph's IV Kickstarter Fraternity of Ash Kickstarter Isle of the Dreaded Accursed Building Resilient Villainous Plans
IN THIS EPISODEThe meeting of two riversWhy you should see these parks from the skyHow arches only form in this part of the worldSHOW NOTESFollow me on instagram: @joyugiArches National Park websiteCanyonlands National Park websiteDownload the 2022 National Parks Seasonal Trip PlannerDownload the 2022 National Parks Roadtrip ChecklistDownload the 2022 National Parks Airbnb Cheat Sheet
In this weeks episode giving you a Travel Throwback to one of our previous episodes, Episode 78: Arches & Canyonlands National Park. The Squad is still actively recording and producing new content; however, for several reasons we have had to slow down our productions schedule. Rest assured Squadies, The Squad anticipates and plans to return to our normal production schedule in the near future to bring you new content "Every Travel Tuesday". This episode is an "oldie but goodie", and features O.G. Squad member Zeina. Spring is here and it's the perfect time to start planning your spring trip to these National Parks! These National Parks are ideal for the nature lover that loves scenic overlooks, or the adventurer that wants to do some series hiking and backpacking, and that is why we know you will love and appreciate this Throwback Episode! Episode 78 is taking you on a trip to two of Utah's Mighty 5 National Parks - Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. These two parks are close enough to see both on the same weekend trip. In this episode we share: Tips for visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the best hikes in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, scenic overlooks you have to see in both parks, the best airport to fly into, driving routes to take to explore these National Parks, entrance fees and where to stay on your weekend trip! On Sale Now! Six different 20+ page PDF trip and National Park itineraries that plan the entire trip for you. Get yours now for just $25 on our website:https://travelsquadpodcast.com/travelitinerary Connect with us on Social Media: YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_gxT16uimZ2Vrl9gnjk2g? Instagram: @travelsquadpodcast Co-hosts: Jamal: @jamal_marrush Brittanie: @bucketlist_brittanie Kim: @lushdeez Get in touch! Email us at email@example.com to discuss: Being a guest on our podcast or having the squad on yours Ask a travel question for Question of the Week Inquire about brand advertising --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/travel-squad-podcast/support
Sarah Cummings is a marathon, ultramarathon and ultra-trail runner. She is a 2-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier (2:34.47 personal best) and 3-time member of Team USA (Road 50K x2, Pan American Games Marathon). In 2014, she was 10th at the Chicago Marathon. Sarah started her running career at Corona del Mar HS in Newport Beach, CA and continued at Princeton University where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics. While at Princeton, Sarah was a 4-time Ivy League Champion and earned All-America honors in 2009 in the 10K. In 2017, following a near career ending hamstring surgery, Sarah discovered her love for the trails while on a "runcation" in the Dolomites. It was only in 2020 that she got the chance to trail run and adventure on a regular basis after moving from New York City to Park City, Utah. Sarah's top ultra and ultra-trail performances include a win at the 2021 JFK 50mi in 6:18.43 (and a runner up finish in 2020), overall (M/F) win and CR at the 2021 Arches 50mi, win and CR at the 2021 Antelope Island 50K, and a win at the Hardloop 50K in 3:19.15 (Road 50K PR). Sarah was named #5 2021 UltraRunner of the Year by UltraRunner Magazine. Sarah is a winter sports aficionado. She loves snowboarding, splitboarding, nordic skiing, and ice skating. Sarah is an assistant coach for the Park City High School Cross Country team. “Accept what your body is willing to give and stay present”. Wise words from Sarah Cummings! Sarah takes us through her running career and how she came to be one of the top trail runners of 2021. We also talk about what inspired her move from New York to Utah. Sarah also talks about her almost career ending injury and how she came through it. Sarah has so much gratitude and it really comes through when you talk to her. We are excited to follow along with Sarah's running journey and are rooting for her. We know you will be too! IG- @sarahcummings
Mike covers the remainder of the February 2022 Sly Flourish Patreon questions! Contents 00:00 Show Start 00:28 Commentary: Patreon Q&A Guidelines 01:41 Commentary: Disclaimer...I'm Just Sharing My Experiences 02:45 D&D News: The Lazy D&D Talk Show Topic Database 04:04 Patreon Question: Managing Mechanics-Focused Players 07:23 Patreon Question: Being Too Nice? 10:47 Patreon Question: Limiting Turn Time in Combat 13:55 Patreon Question: Druids Conjuring Giant Octopi 17:27 Patreon Question: Projecting Deadly Threats in Numenera 19:29 DM Tip: Limiting Polymorph by Treating Monster Sightings like Pokemon 20:46 Patreon Question: Getting Ideas for Fantastic Locations 22:53 Patreon Question: Managing Table Talk in Online Games 25:47 Patreon Question: Really Big Pointcrawls? Sure! 28:28 Patreon Question: Campaign Outlines for Lazy DMs? 31:08 Patreon Question: Player Agency with Dominated Characters 33:24 Patreon Question: What Program Did I Layout City of Arches In? 34:39 Patreon Question: Appendix N for Grendleroot Games 37:13 Patreon Question: Better System for Quest Rewards? 38:59 Patreon Question: Upward and Downward Beats During Combat 41:22 Patreon Question: Selecting Magic Items for Shopping Characters 43:37 Patreon Question: Experiences Writing City of Arches 51:42 Patreon Question: Telegraphing Deadly Situations Links Ginni Di on Table Talk Etiquette for Online Games Join the Sly Flourish Patreon for the City of Arches and much more! Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter Buy the Lazy DM's Companion Pick up Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master Pick up the Lazy DM's Workbook