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We're serving up the insider scoop on the Sphere's grand opening, slated for September 29th. We have some details about the Sphere's decadent culinary offerings. As we gear up for the F1 race, we see grandstands and property barricades sprouting up and trees coming down. Plus, we chat with the executive director of the Neon Museum about an exciting event coming up in October. It features the history of Las Vegas and the current scene as well. We discuss the Duck Duck Shed Design and Culture Festival with Aaron Berger. In the lineup of events you can learn about Las Vegas food through the years... from the 99 cent shrimp cocktail and buffets... to the bustling culinary scene today. You can also go on a walking tour that will take you inside Frank Sinatra's green room at the Golden Nugget. And, there's a free Debbie Reynolds exhibition. In our Vegas tips segment we have info about the city's free outdoor concert series and how you should take advantage of your birthday to get some good deals! HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
GC Kuss! For this extra episode, our friend Justin Dugan joined George to talk about the US's latest Grand Tour Champion, Sepp Kuss! Last week, Sepp, from Durango, CO, became only the fourth U.S. cyclist to win a Grand Tour when he took first place at the Vuelta a Espana. It wasn't a straight path, though, and we discussed the challenges he faced in taking the win.
We have the privilege of meeting our next guest, Anthony Kunkal, in his mountain home nestled on the outskirts of Durango. It's a place that perfectly reflects his adventurous and unconventional spirit.Our encounter with Anthony was marked by a serendipitous moment as we spotted him running up a hill in his signature neon shorts—a true long-distance runner. A brief roadside chat confirmed our meeting, and we ventured up the winding road to his home. A spontaneous decision led us to an icy-cold pool, where we engaged in a pre-interview conversation, immersing ourselves both in water and dialogue.As we settled into his cozy home, Anthony's background emerged. Raised in a military family, he experienced a childhood punctuated by frequent moves, adapting to new locations every few years. Christian teachings were a part of his early life, yet he felt a deeper alignment with Buddhist principles than any formal religious doctrine.Anthony's life takes a remarkable trajectory—one marked by his pursuit of an unconventional lifestyle. He transformed one of his home's bedrooms into a dorm-like space, inviting individuals to stay for a modest fee while immersing themselves in training and learning. His financial structure relies on sponsorship funds to facilitate his training, and his lifestyle revolves around self-focused competition, except for those moments of sharing and teaching that balance his existence.Through Anthony's narrative, we gain insights into the unique perspective of a professional athlete—a life driven by passion and dedication. He shares the poignant story of a friend from his Denver training days, a friend with whom he shared a brotherhood of understanding. Yet, the demands of his own chosen path led to a disconnection, and tragically, his friend took his own life. Anthony reflects on the weight of carrying that news, acknowledging it during intense training sessions but deferring the emotional unpacking.Anthony describes his approach as "the artist's way." Engaging with him through The Jar offers a profound window into the inner workings and sacrifices of professional athletes. Anthony's commitment to his passion and his willingness to forego conventional comforts to chase his dreams provide a captivating narrative that underscores the beauty of unwavering dedication.Join us and The Jar as Anthony unveils his life's journey, exploring the highs, the sacrifices, and the art of the athlete's path. For more of The Jar, visit:Website: https://www.thejar.live/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTqB1dhDvl0Oh505ysdxTgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcast.thejarInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejar_podcast/Disclaimer: The views stated in this episode are our guest's opinions and do not represent the views, beliefs or opinions of The Jar Podcast. Our goal is to provide a platform for everyone no matter what they believe, and we would like to continue to do that while making it clear our guests are not a representation of The Jar Podcast.
El autor de la sintonía de nuestros elefantes, Toninho Horta, tocando con su Orquesta Fantasma 'Magical trumpets', 'Durango kid', 'Bons amigos', 'Aqui oh! -con João Bosco- y 'Pedra da lua' -con Joyce- en su disco 'Belo Horizonte. Pat Metheny tocando 'Wide and far', del disco 'From this place', y 'The waves are not the ocean' y 'From the mountains' del reciente 'Dreambox'. Y juntos, en 1980, con 'Prato feito' y 'Manuel o Audaz' -voz de Lô Borges-. Escuchar audio
En la capital de Durango fue puesto en marcha el programa “Usa la cabeza, rueda seguro” Damnificados del terremoto del 2017 acusan que la política de reconstrucción en la CDMX fracasóSe registró un sismo de 5.5 en JapónMás detalles en nuestro podcast
Thomas Curran is a professor of psychology at the London School of Economics and author of a landmark study that the BBC hailed as “the first to compare perfectionism across generations.” His TED Talk on perfectionism has received more than three million views. His research has been featured in media ranging from the Harvard Business Review to New Scientist to CNN and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Adam Grant calls Curran “the world's leading expert on perfectionism, and he's written the definitive book on why it's rising, how it wreaks havoc on our lives, and what we can do to stop it.” And Daniel Pink says that it “offers a hopeful beacon and a steady path for anyone struggling to find their footing in a world of impossible standards.” Join Travis and Mr. Curran for a fascinating and highly-personal conversation about perfectionism in work, appearance, relationships, sport, and life–including their reflections on how Durango, Colorado's Sepp Kuss is succeeding at the highest level of road cycling by being himself and avoiding the perfection trap.Thomas Curran Website | LinkedInThanks to our sponsors:The Feed Instagram | WebsiteNeuroReserveUse code TRAVISMACY for 15% off RELEVATE by NeuroReserve: Core Dietary Nutrients for Lifelong Brain Health- - - - - - - - - - -Purchase A Mile at A Time: A Father and Son's Inspiring Alzheimer's Journey of Love, Adventure, and HopeSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | Website | YouTubeThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
Nueva temporada capitaneada por El Pelos de Ripollet y Sam Danko, trayendo una vez mas una forma única e irrepetible de hacer humor. Decimosexta incursión de uno de los podcasts mas longevos de la podcastfera con temas que harán las delicias de sus oyentes más exigentes. - La infiltración del Pelos en un festival de ocio y tiempo libre en Barcelona. - ¿Quién es la Monja del Tagada de Durango en Mexico? - El vuelo que tuvo que regresar a origen por riesgo biológico al "cagar muy fuerte" - Manuel BB retando a los oyentes a crear canciones conjuntamente. Además, de cara al segundo episodio, trataremos de un especial de los años 80, y por ello pedimos la colaboración de nuestros oyentes para que nos aporten temas, anécdotas y canciones que quieren que suenen en el episodio. Escríbenos en: email@example.com Síguenos en: Twitter: @losdanko IG: @samdanko TikTok: @losdanko Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
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Met vandaag: Libië een week na de ramp | De juridische strijd tussen Oekraïne en Rusland | Portret van screwball comedy regisseur Preston Sturges | Een leven in letters met Hans Renders | 5v12: Durango viert feest! Presentatie: Mieke van der Weij
We step into the world of our next guest, Blaine Bailey, right in the heart of downtown Durango, at a vibrant coworking space known as The Hive.Blaine's story begins in the quiet landscape of small-town Arkansas, where he spent his childhood with his sister and their engineer father. As he grew, his perspectives on spirituality took an agnostic turn. With two years of college under his belt, he set his sights on a ski bum's dream, an aspiration that led him to the mountains until an unfortunate shoulder injury put an end to that chapter.Returning to Arkansas, Blaine found his calling in culinary school, embracing the art of food and flavors. His journey eventually led him to Wisconsin, where he contributed to the management of a small restaurant, honing his skills and exploring his passion.A fateful call from a friend in Durango, Colorado, opened a new door for Blaine. What seemed like a gentle offer of work in a kitchen evolved into a pivotal moment—he was thrust into the bustling heart of the culinary world. As he navigated the pressures of the industry, he was not immune to its vices—late nights, substances, and stress.While the exhilaration of the culinary world was undeniable, Blaine felt a growing desire to step away. The turning point came with a tragedy—an encounter with the impact of addiction firsthand when a fellow chef succumbed to heroin in 2015. This heart-wrenching experience ignited Blaine's determination to channel his energy into something meaningful.Drawing from his own mental health journey, Blaine transformed his pain into purpose. He founded "Therapy for Chefs," a nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness within the food service industry. Today, Blaine is fully immersed in managing "In the Weeds," working to create a healthier environment for culinary professionals, where their well-being is valued as much as their craft.Blaine's story is a testament to the power of turning adversity into change, of taking one's own struggles and weaving them into a greater purpose. With The Jar as our guide, we embark on a journey alongside Blaine, exploring the highs, lows, and the transformative impact of pursuing one's calling. For more of The Jar, visit:Website: https://www.thejar.live/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTqB1dhDvl0Oh505ysdxTgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcast.thejarInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejar_podcast/Disclaimer: The views stated in this episode are our guest's opinions and do not represent the views, beliefs or opinions of The Jar Podcast. Our goal is to provide a platform for everyone no matter what they believe, and we would like to continue to do that while making it clear our guests are not a representation of The Jar Podcast.
A recent cyber attack on MGM Resorts International has created issues for people making reservations, checking in, gambling and more. Plus, Grammy nominated artist, Aloe Blacc takes some time with us on the phone! We chat about his upcoming performance at the UMC Foundation's Evening of Hope Gala at Paris Las Vegas. We also chat about what he loves to do in Las Vegas, his new music, and more. He's ready to raise a lot of money. Tickets are still available for the gala on October 13th. Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will be performing too! Plus, we chat with Lady Gaga's talented band leader, Brian Newman. He has a late night show at Nomad Library called "Brian Newman After Dark." This show is really cool! Newman talks about working with Gaga and the unforgettable charm of the Vegas crowd. He's bringing the old Entertainment vibe back to the strip and we're here for it! David Blaine announces a new show and location and George Strait is coming back to Las Vegas. Plus, details on what happened to the now postponed Ed Sheeran concert at Allegiant Stadium. We also have weekend brunch at two strip restaurants... Casa Playa at Wynn Las Vegas and Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay. We also have information about Wolfgang Puck's new restaurant, coming soon.HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
Our next guest, Miguel Medina, graciously welcomed us into his home nestled in the Santa Fe hills. As we settled into his garage, a space transformed into his sanctuary, we couldn't help but feel the powerful energy that emanates from this long-distance and obstacle runner. Miguel stands among a select few individuals on this planet who have pushed the limits of human endurance beyond 100 miles, defying the boundaries that most of us perceive as unattainable.Miguel's journey began in Torrance, California, where he was born into a family with diverse backgrounds. His father worked in TV production, and his parents' divorce led to a life marked by relocations between Mexico and California.About a decade ago, Miguel's path led him to Durango, a location that became his training ground and a hub for ultra-running athletes. During this time, he found love and companionship with his fiancée, who shares his home and his life's journey.Our conversation delved into the challenges of maintaining a deep passion for an art or sport while simultaneously nurturing a personal relationship. Miguel candidly shared the sacrifices that often accompany such dedication and the delicate balance required to harmonize these facets of life.One of the intriguing aspects Miguel discussed was how his ADHD, often considered a challenge, becomes an asset during training. The hyper-focus that accompanies his condition allows him to immerse himself completely, achieving a state of meditation that excludes all external distractions, even his own sense of self, during his grueling 24-hour runs.Miguel's journey also encountered a significant hurdle during his time as a student at UCLA, when he temporarily lost feeling in his legs and found himself on crutches and even a wheelchair. This unexpected twist, however, didn't deter him from pursuing his passion and rising to his remarkable accomplishments.Beyond his role as a professional athlete, Miguel also works as a medical interpreter, a career he deeply values. Helping people navigate challenging medical situations resonates with him, and he believes it's his calling to be a compassionate guide for those in need.Join us as we delve into Miguel's life, exploring the dedication, passion, and sacrifices that drive a professional athlete, and yet, at the same time, embrace the beauty and regularity of living a balanced life. For more of The Jar, visit:Website: https://www.thejar.live/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTqB1dhDvl0Oh505ysdxTgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcast.thejarInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejar_podcast/Disclaimer: The views stated in this episode are our guest's opinions and do not represent the views, beliefs or opinions of The Jar Podcast. Our goal is to provide a platform for everyone no matter what they believe, and we would like to continue to do that while making it clear our guests are not a representation of The Jar Podcast.
Tap into the enchanting world of Durango, nestled within the embrace of a canyon near Alpine Rose, where we meet our next guest, Susan Bennett, in her uniquely charming Airstream Tucktaway. Susan's life journey unfolds against the backdrop of her upbringing in Indiana, a picturesque scene from the 70s that featured the idyllic American life—walks to school, the comfort of a stay-at-home mom, and her dad serving as a state trooper.Susan's father, a remarkable self-starter, transformed his lack of a college education into an inspiring journey through law school. This led the family to transition from their small starter home to a more expansive countryside abode, a testament to the rewards of hard work and determination.Years passed, and Susan's path led her to stay in Indianapolis, where she got married and became a mother to five daughters. However, when her youngest daughter turned five, Susan had a pivotal moment. She confronted her husband, expressing her inability to continue living in their current circumstances. In response, he agreed and walked away from their lives. Other than one brief visit several months later, he vanished from their world.With unwavering strength, Susan embraced her role as a single mother and raised her five daughters, demonstrating incredible resilience and determination. As time passed, her daughters dispersed across the country, creating their own paths.Recently, Susan embarked on a new chapter. She sold her possessions, her home, and embarked on a journey to follow her children, uprooting her life to be near them. Embracing a sense of trust and surrender, she humorously and earnestly shares that she has surrendered her life to God, allowing Him to guide her where and when she should go.Living a life unburdened by possessions and routines, Susan's story is one of freedom, following the natural rhythm of life's ebbs and flows, and maintaining a deep connection with her children. Join us as we sit down with Susan, enveloped by the allure of her Airstream Tucktaway, and journey through her remarkable life story on The Jar. For more of The Jar, visit:Website: https://www.thejar.live/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTqB1dhDvl0Oh505ysdxTgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcast.thejarInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejar_podcast/Disclaimer: The views stated in this episode are our guest's opinions and do not represent the views, beliefs or opinions of The Jar Podcast. Our goal is to provide a platform for everyone no matter what they believe, and we would like to continue to do that while making it clear our guests are not a representation of The Jar Podcast.
Join Steven Jack Butala and Jill DeWit, as they share their on-the-road insights. Delve into an engaging conversation about the land component of affordable housing, inspired by a recent career path alumni call. Jill also illuminates the evolving role of marketing in modern land flipping. Tune in to hear about their adventures in scenic Colorado and the liberating experience of life on the road. Don't miss this thrilling episode, and become a part of the Land Academy community by texting your questions to 480-530-7383. Transcript: Steven Jack Butala: I'm Steven Jack Butala. Jill K DeWit: And I'm Jill DeWit and this is the Land Academy Show from the road. Sorry, I had to just throw that in there. Steven Jack Butala: This is episode number 1,957 and today we are talking about the land component of affordable housing. It's a in depth discussion that we had in the most recent career path alumni call. Jill K DeWit: Career path alumni. Steven Jack Butala: And then Jill's going to talk about the role of marketing in this, what we call modern land flipping currently. How we do it now. Jill K DeWit: What I do now is not what I was doing five years ago. Steven Jack Butala: Exactly. Jill K DeWit: It's going to be cool. I want to say too for a few minutes, like we are coming to you from the road, we happen to be in Colorado, and if you could just imagine as I look at the camera and I shift my eyes about four inches to the left over the monitors that I'm looking at, it is the most dreamy, beautiful tree lined blue sky view. It's what? 70 degrees today? Steven Jack Butala: Yeah. Jill K DeWit: So we were on our bikes all day yesterday. We had to race home to not get in the rain yesterday. It was so flipping fun. Steven Jack Butala: We're in Durango. By the time this is airs, we will not be. Jill K DeWit: True. Steven Jack Butala: And we'll be out of Ouray also. We're going up to Million Dollar Highway in our new RV. New to us RV over the next week. Jill K DeWit: Exactly. We're loving it. Steven Jack Butala: I just installed this studio today, so we'll see if it works. But I'm pretty happy with myself. Jill K DeWit: We'll see if it works. Steven Jack Butala: I'm generally not happy with myself and I'm pretty happy with myself right now. Jill K DeWit: Why are you… I'm the opposite. I roll around. I am generally happy with myself, but if nobody else is, I don't care. I'm happy with myself. Steven Jack Butala: That's why this works, Jill. Jill K DeWit: I could look like, I don't know what. I could be a disaster going down the street, but I might feel really good about myself. Steven Jack Butala: Your strange unwarranted positivity offsets my eternal negativity. So we're always at zero. Jill K DeWit: Do you know what's really nice? A lot of negative people say, “Oh no, I'm not negative. I'm a realist.” You don't say that. Steven Jack Butala: No. Jill K DeWit: It's really kind of funny. Exactly. I just want to add that this is us. This is us on the road. We're going to be on the road for months now you guys. This is our first podcast on this trip, so this is number one of how many weeks we should start keeping… We should put that in there. Keep track of it's episode 1957, but it's episode one of this… What am I trying to say? This particular outing and our outing might be eight weeks, it might be 12 weeks, it might be 20 weeks depending how today goes. So you never know how this is going to end, but I just want to add, the whole point I'm trying to make is I'm buying and selling land all over the country. I'm not standing there. I'm not going there. I'm not seeing it. I'm not doing anything of that. Why do I have to stay in any one state or any one country? Steven Jack Butala: I love this thought, this methodology. Jill K DeWit: Yeah. I want to hit this home to all of you. If you want the flexibility of, hey, if you're tired of going to office, I understand and you want to be your own boss and have your own life,
Step into the welcoming atmosphere of Durango, where we meet our next guest, Susanna Dy, at a friend's home. Susanna's roots trace back to a rich tapestry of heritage, as the daughter of two immigrants: her father from China and her mother from the Philippines. Their journey began in Canada, where Susanna was born, and her parents embodied the quintessential immigrant spirit—grit, determination, and an unyielding commitment to better their family's future.Listening to Susanna recount her father's progression through various jobs and the businesses he established, then closed and reopened, is nothing short of inspiring. Her parents' journey from Canada to Michigan and eventually to Virginia Beach unfolded as they followed family ties and pursued opportunities for entrepreneurship.Susanna absorbed the work ethic of her parents from an early age, often finding herself in the kitchen of her father's restaurants before and after school. This experience instilled in her a profound understanding of diligence, perseverance, and the value of hard work.Balancing her innate artistic inclinations and talents with her family's practical work ethic presented a unique challenge for Susanna. While her heart resided in the realm of artistic expression, societal norms often prioritize practical pursuits over creativity.As Susanna's parents transitioned to life in San Francisco, their health struggles with diabetes ignited a spark within her. This inspiration led her to create supplements that catered to their needs, emphasizing sugar-free alternatives.Journey with us through Susanna's recollections of her childhood, her navigation of the delicate balance between creativity and practicality, and her transformation into the remarkable individual she is today. The Jar provides a platform for Susanna to share her story, offering insights into the complexities of heritage, personal aspirations, and the convergence of creativity and practicality. For more of The Jar, visit:Website: https://www.thejar.live/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTqB1dhDvl0Oh505ysdxTgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcast.thejarInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejar_podcast/Disclaimer: The views stated in this episode are our guest's opinions and do not represent the views, beliefs or opinions of The Jar Podcast. Our goal is to provide a platform for everyone no matter what they believe, and we would like to continue to do that while making it clear our guests are not a representation of The Jar Podcast.
In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother's Son” podcast, Sandy and I talk about our first experience with the Rocky Mountains. We entered Colorado from the east taking US Route 40 out of Kansas. As we traveled across the Eastern Plains of Colorado and could slowly see the Rocky Mountains growing larger on the horizon, we were all left in awe of the beauty. We spent five days in Colorado Springs, where I had my first book signing for the tour that would have us in Colorado for over a month. We had a great time in Colorado Springs, but left with a very large list of things that we need to go back to see. After Colorado Springs, we explored the Great Sand Dunes and spent three days in Alamosa before heading to Durango for a little over a week.
Celebrating 70 years as the Wedding Capital of the World. What a party! We chat with a couple who had to pivot due to COVID-19 and those who simply couldn't resist the Vegas fun factor! We discuss the major monsoon we just had here in Vegas. Also, we step inside the Elvis Suite at the Westgate Las Vegas. Fashion and Celebrity Photographer Markus Klinko's ICONS Sky Villa officially opened and we got a chance to see the photographs displayed throughout the Suite. We also talk to Klinko. Will he spill on whether he's encountered the ghost of Elvis? Tune in to find out. Plus, we give you the inside scoop on the latest shows from top performers like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Taylor Tomlinson, and Bobby Bones. And because we love you, we're dishing out our off-strip recommendations, including the best happy hour deals in town. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. It's FREE! HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDSSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
Episode Description: As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories This week Bellagio made the news again for all of the wrong reasons as they decided to cut down many of their iconic fountain trees ahead of the upcoming F1 race. We also discuss more crazy Vegas storms, how All Net continues to live, some ugly Strip ruins going away, why Durango is doing the hype thing better than Fontainebleau and mayhem at MGM Grand. About the Show Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with the audio being combined into this podcast. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas! Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!
Yes, today we have the pleasure of listening to and talking with Penn Street who survived being bitten twice by a rattlesnake when she was nine and a half. Ok, you may say. So she was bitten. A little antivenom should take care of that. Not in Penn's case. She had an incredibly severe reaction to the medications and acquired Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This syndrome did a lot of damage to Penn's body including causing her blindness. She decided not to let SJS nor anything else stop her. Was it also due to her seven older brothers? Penn will tell us. After college Penn discovered a talent for sales when she married her husband and joined him in promoting his professional photography business. Today, Penn Street has a podcast entitled “Aftersight” which she operates as part of what she does with the Audio Information Network of Colorado. Our conversation by any standard this time is inspiring and very enjoyable. I hope you like it. About the Guest: Penn Street lost most of her eyesight at age nine from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being bit by a rattlesnake. SJS is a rare Adverse Drug Reaction that attacks the body by burning it alive from the inside out. 75% of Penn's body was covered by second-and third-degree burns. All the soft tissue is compromised. Her parents were told if she survived, she would be deaf, blind, cognitively damaged, remain of a feeding tube for life, and would not be able to breathe on her own. Thanks to prayer and Penn's tomboy spirit she did not only survive, but she exceeded all medical expectations. Penn's vision, hearing, and major organs were compromised, but that did not slow Penn down for long. Growing up Penn discovered that accessibility was the key to her community, career, and the possibility of living the life she wanted. Penn sought out solutions to her new life with low vision, hearing loss, and chronic pain by learning to navigate life differently than before. Penn was a bright student a held a GPA hovering around 4.0 through her entire education. Penn set her sights on becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. However, life happens, and opportunities arise unexpectedly. Penn met her husband, Moses Street a professional nationally known photographer. Penn became the Studio Gallery Manager where she found the skill of managing a team and sales a strength, she did not know she had. After decades of a lucrative run with the studio and gallery Penn was pulled back into her desire to work with people with disabilities. For the past 15 years Penn has worked at several non-profits as a leader on their development and outreach teams. All the organizations have a focus on low vision and blindness. Currently Penn is the Development and Outreach Director for Audio Information Network of Colorado. Penn sits on several boards and commissions and is a sought-after public speaker. In the winter you can find Penn on the alpine slopes of Colorado's mountains searching for the best powder and the steepest runs. In the summer Penn enjoys camping, hiking, and paddleboarding. Ways to connect with Travis: You can contact Penn Street through Audio Information Network of Colorado's website www.aincolorado.org. Follow Penn Street on social media – Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_blind_chick/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/penn.street YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@TheBlindChick TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@theblindchicklife About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. 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Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson ** 01:21 Well, hi there once again, here it is another day and it's time for unstoppable mindset. We have a wonderful guest today I got to meet a couple of months ago. Her name is Penn Street Penn is short for Penny. But we're going to call her pen because that's what she seems to like. And she hasn't hit me or anyone else yet for calling her Penn. And she seems to be pretty used to it. So we'll stick with pen. And she has an interesting and I think a great story to tell and we'll get to all of that. But Penn, welcome to unstoppable mindset. We're really glad you're here. Penn Street ** 01:55 Thanks, Michael. I really appreciate it. Michael Hingson ** 01:59 So, as we were talking about just before we started, you are one daughter among six or seven other boys, right? Penn Street ** 02:09 Actually, there's three girls and the other three Michael Hingson ** 02:12 girls. Oh my gosh, but you were the first girl. Penn Street ** 02:14 No, I was the second. So yeah, my parents had two boys. And then they had a girl and they really, really, really wanted another girl. So they had five more boys. And then I was born. And so story tells us says that my mom looked at me and said I was her her lucky shiny Penny. So she wanted to name me Penny. And then so that's the second girl. And then my little sister almost three years later came and was a complete surprise because my mom thought and dad thought I was it. But my little sister came along which I was very thankful for. Because imagine a little girl with seven older brothers it was, you know, it was unfair at times Michael Hingson ** 03:01 will add an older sister. Yeah. But Penn Street ** 03:03 she was so much older than me. It felt like, you know, she was my babysitter which she sort of was. Michael Hingson ** 03:11 So what was your younger sister's name? Penn Street ** 03:15 Sorry, Ed. She was actually named after my oldest brother's girlfriend at the time. Because he found out my mom was pregnant and you know, his first girlfriend. He thought it would be really cool to say, you know, oh, my mom, you know really likes you. She's going to name the baby after you. And my mom really didn't have another girl's name. So Sherry is out there somewhere. My little sister actually was named after you. Michael Hingson ** 03:46 Wow. Yeah. So older brother and Sherry didn't stay together. Penn Street ** 03:52 Not I doubt if I don't know how long they are teenagers who know? Michael Hingson ** 03:57 Yeah, yeah. Well, there is that. Well, so you you've had, needless to say, an interesting life, which, which we'll talk about as much as you want. But you grew up like any kid and then went to school, I guess. And then did all those things that kids do. But then things changed for you at the age of nine. Penn Street ** 04:20 Yes, they did. I was bit by a western diamondback rattlesnake. And actually a bit me twice and then a bit my little sister sherry. Oh my gosh. But I took the bulk of the venom, which was a good thing because she was smaller than me. So but yeah, where Michael Hingson ** 04:40 were you guys where you weren't supposed to be? Penn Street ** 04:43 That is another story. But we were we were in the woods of Arkansas. And I actually Arkansas has several super venomous snakes, which are definitely not my my favorite animals but but yeah, it was They gave me you know, anti venom, they gave me all the right, you know medication to save my life. But in doing so it triggered a syndrome called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which was named after the two doctors that came up with the name Stevenson Johnson. And it's a severe, you know, adverse drug reaction. And at that time, the fatality rates for children was 75%. And you're treated in a burn unit, just as if you've been in a fire because your body the way it reacts to the drugs is it burns from the inside out. So all of my organs were affected. 75% of my body was covered in second, third degree burns. So you can imagine in a fire, all the soft tissue was compromised. And, of course, your eyes are nothing but soft tissue. So the eyes were definitely the obvious. But, but yeah, they the I was a tomboy, being with seven older brothers, I had to be strong, right, I never would have survived those first nine years, if I wasn't a tomboy, and I, I didn't understand what was happening. But you know, you're a kid, you just kind of this is what's happening today, and I'll get through it, and then tomorrow will be better. And, you know, every day that I survived, you know, the chances of me sir, you know, living increased, and then I, you know, I really did, especially at that time, because I didn't know a lot about Stevens Johnson Syndrome, they really thought that I would be totally blind, deaf, you know, my fever was above 103 for many, many days. So they thought that I would be cognitively impaired, I'd be on a feeding tube, I would never be able to breathe on my own all those things. But, you know, as I as I fought they, you know, unchecked those boxes, from my future. And, and yes, you know, everything is compromised, I, you know, obviously, my vision is compromised, and hearing is compromised, those kinds of things. But really, I don't look at those things as a disability. To me, my disability is my fire doesn't like to keep up with my lifestyle that I like to do my love. So I like to climb mountains, and you know, downhill ski, and I like to do all these things that require a good health. So my heart's not very happy with me most of the time, but neither on my lungs, but it's, it's my life. It's, I'm, I appreciate every single day that I have. And just like when I was a kid, I look at Oh, today is today, and tomorrow will be better. And it always is. Michael Hingson ** 07:55 I bet however, that your older brothers were supportive. Penn Street ** 08:00 They were, I think that they were threatened with their lives that when I did finally get to come home, that they were supposed to treat me different, you know, don't tease her Don't roughhouse with her. She's very fragile. And I was I was extremely fragile, but, but behind the scenes, sort of mom and dad weren't there, you know, they, they, they didn't treat me exactly like they did before. But I did appreciate more than they will ever know, you know, those, those big brother, you know, kind of pushes and shoves and calling me a dork and stuff like that, because it made me feel like me again, ya know, because I didn't look like me anymore. You know, imagine a burn, you know, burn victim. And, you know, I didn't move around quite as fast, especially in the beginning until I, you know, had those skills, you know, the cane skills and, you know, those independent skills that I had to learn, but that they, you know, it was what it was and my little sister and I became super close. Actually, probably closer than we were before, because I was forced to be inside a lot more and unlike me being the tomboy, she was the little princess and she loved playing with dolls and wearing pink and all those kinds of things. And I think she really liked having me sort of forced into being inside more and so we got to know each other more and you know, she she still is, you know, my absolute closest friend on the planet. Michael Hingson ** 09:47 Now, were you from Arkansas originally? Penn Street ** 09:50 Yes. But I was 12 it became apparent that in Arkansas, yes, they had a great Children's Hospital's state of the art that saved my life. But they really didn't have a lot of other resources and services. After that initial, you know, hospitalization and so my parents found out about the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and it was definitely at that time, you know, the leader in working with children and illnesses and all those kinds of things. And then also just resources, you know, they didn't really have blind teachers. There was blindness was looked at very differently in Arkansas than, than it was in Colorado. And there weren't a lot of teachers and resources and services, and my parents knew that I was going to need those. So they packed us up and moved us to Colorado, which I'm very thankful I love Colorado. And so I was given a lot, a lot better care here, and definitely a better education. Michael Hingson ** 11:01 So what do your parents do for a living? Penn Street ** 11:04 So they're both gone now. But my father was a mill, right. And he worked for a union. So he worked at power plants, all across the country had a very specific skill set. And my mom, when we were young, she was a stay at home mom with 10 kids, it's hard to get a baby's that on. But as we got older, she actually went into health care and worked with seniors. And, you know, with a health care provider for seniors so so kind of runs on my family the work that I do, I think it might lead. Michael Hingson ** 11:42 Well, you certainly did come out of it, and certainly your tomboy attitude. Saying it facetiously or not certainly had to help, because you you had to survive, and you learned how to be a survivor. And certainly Stevens Johnson made you into a survivor, which, which isn't important. And that, of course, is a characteristic and a trait that is second to none that you certainly don't want to live without. Penn Street ** 12:16 That's true. That's true. I really do love my life. I it always angers me when people feel sorry for me, or, or like they say, Oh, I'm sorry. I'm like, Don't be sorry. Love my life. I, you know, I do wish my heart work better. And I do whereas work, you know, I wish my lungs worked better. But it's, besides those things, like I didn't even those things, you know, it's it is what it is? It is what it is. Yeah. And they're part of who I am. And I, I like who I am. And you know, not that I don't want I love learning and growing and I love learning different ways to approach situations and I'm always a sponge when I'm around new cultures and things like that. So it's not like this is it? I'm happy with the way I am. I'm gonna stay right here. Because I'm not. I have a lot more to learn and and to experience of this world. But, but there is nothing to be sorry about or, you know, Michael Hingson ** 13:20 well, when you go into kind of an overexertion mode, if you will, what what is your heart do? What, what how do you notice it? Does it just yell at you and go slow down or? No? Penn Street ** 13:31 Well here, I actually, actually right now I have a pretty crazy heart monitor on a week ago. Actually, a week ago last night, I ended up in the emergency room and Durango, Colorado because my heart decided it didn't really want to work anymore. And it goes from zero, you know, 100 to zero. So I was out hiking that weekend, I had been paddleboarding and camping in the mountains of Colorado and I was over a friend's house in Durango, Colorado, and we're about to have dinner and sitting on the couch and totally blacked out and woke up in the, you know, in the ambulance, which, unfortunately is not abnormal for me. But so we're gonna see what's going on right now. There's definitely an infection going on. And they don't know what that is. But whatever it needs to happen to get me back outside. thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you. Thank you. Michael Hingson ** 14:34 Well, it's it's interesting. And you're right, we all we all have gifts. We all have challenges. Yeah. And it's it's like anything, as I tell people talking about September 11. We couldn't prevent it. And I'm not convinced that even with the September 11 Report, I'm not seeing enough evidence to say that we could have foreseen it happening. But the issue is Since that had happened, the issue is how we deal with it. And you're facing the same sort of thing. Every day, excuse me every day as we all are, yeah, we, we have challenges. And the issue is we either deal with them and we grow and become better or not. And that's our that's our choice. Yeah, Penn Street ** 15:19 absolutely. You know, people, even right now, they're like, Oh, you have to rest you have to, and I am resting. This one was pretty scary. And it was still so recent. But I'm like, you know, if my heart wants to blow out, or my lungs want to keep up, I'd rather be doing that standing on top of a mountain or, you know, rafting a river or, you know, doing something that I love, and instead of sitting on a couch, you know, it's or it but that's the way I am. I'm not saying that's the correct way, you know, other people may totally disagree with me. But it's, it's my life. And that's the way I want to live it and Michael Hingson ** 16:02 well, you can decide when you want to not be so, so active on any given day. That's your choice. Penn Street ** 16:11 Absolutely. All of us have that choice, though. Michael Hingson ** 16:15 Absolutely. Absolutely. We all have that choice. So you but you How did school go for you after that? After Stevens Johnson and so on? Penn Street ** 16:25 Actually really well. I have, I don't know where it came from. And I don't know, school was always easy for me. It's not that I'm the best student, I don't have a super IQ. I don't know what my IQ is. But school was always really easy. To me, I always looked at it sort of as a puzzle or a game. Depending on what the teacher needed or wanted from me, that's what I gave them, which got me good grades. And it just it always worked for me. I was always a good problem solver. And so, whenever I got a new teacher, which was you know, every year, or every quarter, whatever, whatever grade I was in, I really studied the teacher and what they needed and wanted and, and that's what I gave them. And so even though because of, you know, my bad, bad health or whatever you want to call it, I was kept home a lot. I don't think I went a full week of school when I was finally allowed to go back to school. You know, I think if I hit four days a week actually being, you know, my butt in the seat left classroom, that was rare. And but I still made I made straight A's I was I was always on the honor roll even in college. You know, when I went to university, I made the Dean's list, I worked full time. It was I I don't think there's anything special or gifted about me. I just, it's just the way my brain works. And I learned what it took to get good grades. And that's what I did. And I and I was disciplined about it. You know, and I did my work when I'm supposed to do my work. And it just worked out for me, Michael, it was, you know, I did go through public school, there was a time in middle school that my parents were concerned because I started you know, typical started getting teased and all that kind of thing. And they were they were concerned about my mental health, you know, but then I did i They allowed me to go, you know, research it and I even did, you know, some visits with a couple different schools. You know, and it just I it didn't feel right. I wanted, I wanted to be in the public school system. And it wasn't just because that's where my friends were. It's it's just that's what felt like what I needed. And Michael Hingson ** 19:04 so what year was this? What years were you in high school? Penn Street ** 19:07 I graduated in 87. Michael Hingson ** 19:09 Okay, so, you I never had any of the real teasing and bullying growing up as a blind kid. Because we lived in Palmdale, which was a pretty rural area 65 miles north of Los Angeles, but I know that over time, I guess more and more bullying happened. So maybe there was more of it. When you were in high school then even I experienced Of course it's a whole different ballgame now with all the things that exists but Penn Street ** 19:37 I was I can't imagine now. Yeah, I Michael Hingson ** 19:41 I wouldn't want to be a kid now. It's got to be so challenging. Exactly. But I was very fortunate that I didn't really have a lot and I I did have issues. I was denied access to the school bus for a while in my freshman year of high school because we had a bully of a superintendent in the district, we had a rule, we had a rule that said no live animals a lot on the school bus, which I understand. But there was a state law that said that, that blind people with guide dogs could take their dogs anywhere that the public could go. And under case law that included meat taking my dog on the school bus, well, the superintendent didn't care. And so I was actually denied. And when we got a board meeting about it at the local school board level, the board sided three to two with the superintendent, even though we showed them what the law said. And it actually took reaching out to the Governor of California who was at that time, Edmund G, Pat Brown, Jr. To get it reversed, and the superintendent then left us alone, but it took that level to to make it happen. But that's the but it was a great lesson for me, because I learned that you can fight city hall and when you gotta do it for the right reasons. Penn Street ** 20:59 Yeah. Yeah. Wow, I that is crazy to me. That it's ignorance, right. But I always wonder where did that I always want to sit down people like like that, like that superintendents. Like, where's this coming from? It Michael Hingson ** 21:23 from everything I knew about this guy, it was you do what I say? And that's all that matters. And so I don't know. But that's what I heard. But you certainly went through a lot. What did you major in, in college? Penn Street ** 21:36 Special Education in journalism? Michael Hingson ** 21:39 Ah, oh my gosh, that's two divergent majors. Penn Street ** 21:42 Yes, I always wanted to be a writer. And, but I also, I was, I feel like I was really lucky that I always had amazing mentors. Not every teacher was amazing. But I always learned something from each one of them. But I, but there were a few really big standouts and, but I always had these people in my life that were just really awesome role models for different, you know, different reasons. And, but one of the things that I think my mom, you know, she was, she was a very caring person. And she was a big believer, you know, we went to church and things like that. And I always saw her giving, you know, rather was like, you know, taking soup to somebody who was sick, or we had a neighbor who, across the street who was in a wheelchair, and my mom would go over, and, you know, just do chores for him not get paid, she just did it because she was a good person she wanted to, yeah, and that she didn't, we didn't ever really talk about it, but it really instilled in me that there are really awesome people out there. And whenever you can give back you should, and will on as a kid with a disability. You know, I, I was, you know, I was given things and I was given opportunities that my other siblings weren't given, you know, I got to go to summer camp, they didn't none of them a summer camp. You know, I, I, you know, had I was I took bowling lessons, you know, nobody else in my family to bowling lessons. So they're always, there was always this opportunities. And so as I got, you know, even in high school, I was given the opportunity to be a teacher's assistant in the special deeds class, and all of the students that were in there, you know, had different different abilities. And I, I loved it, I loved it. And they were my tribe. I didn't think of them as being any different than me. And I think that's why we all got along. And, and then I became involved with the program. It's called Cooper home, where seniors in high school that had various disabilities could go there to stay after. Yeah, Monday after school, and then they would come over and then, you know, so Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday night, Thursday night, they would come over after school, and we would teach them independent living skills, transportation, all the things that they needed to be successful when they went, you know, left home after they graduated high school or went on to school or whatever they were going to do. And again, I just, I just loved it. Teaching was fun to me. It was It fills my cup. And I always learned I think I learned more from them than what I was teaching them. And it was it was just a gift take situation and And I really, really liked it. And so that's why I went into I wanted to be a teacher. But I also loved writing. And so So yeah, so it was it just made sense that that was the direction that I thought I was going to go with my career. I think we know our best, right when we're able to Michael Hingson ** 25:20 get for thinking right. Now, are you totally blind? Penn Street ** 25:24 I know I'm not I'm my ride is prosthetic, I finally made the choice a few years ago, it was an eye that was not usable. I had no vision and it hurt. Oh, and I, but I have on you know, like, well, someday I'm going to be the bionic woman. And we're going to come up with the bio. And I was like, why am I wasting all this energy being in pain was something that it's just paid. And so I had it removed and then my left eye, I have a little peripheral on the on the outer at the left hand side. But it's fuzzy. It's super fuzzy. That's what I call it fuzzy. Michael Hingson ** 26:03 Got it? Yeah, I was just curious to put it in perspective. But you went on to college, and that was was a certainly cool. And you You certainly seem to have a very positive attitude about you and about being blind and so on. You don't pity yourself. Why do you think that is? Penn Street ** 26:21 It's exhausting to feel sorry for yourself? Michael Hingson ** 26:25 Good idea. Good answer. Penn Street ** 26:28 I don't know. I think it's my, my, it was my parents, it was my teachers it was, you know, I think even before I got, you know, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, I had to learn to sort of pull up my bootstraps. And, you know, and again, I do think it was having seven older brothers, you know, they, even though I was way smaller than them and could never keep up with them. They expected me to, you know, like, oh, you can climb to the top of that tree, you can, you know, jump your bike over the obstacle. So, I think I was always pushing myself physically and mentally, that I just kept doing that, you know, and, you know, and again, that problem solving and, you know, in my mother, my mother was visually impaired and hearing impaired. And when she was a young child, she got very ill. It was from a medication. They think that possibly she had Stevens Johnson Syndrome, but not as, you know, as ferocious of cases I had, but at that time, they didn't call it Stevens Johnson said, Yeah. And so she just growing up with a mother that was visually impaired and hearing impaired. She, she didn't drive, but boy, could she ride the bus or walk across town through alleyways and that I didn't even know existed, right. And she was she was a really good example of, okay, you can't hear well, you can't see well, well, then you walk. You know, you use what, what assets you do have and you strengthen those. And it was sure No, I do. I think it was just part of my DNA. That Michael Hingson ** 28:30 it certainly did. certainly good for you. How are all your older brothers today? Penn Street ** 28:38 Um, I've I've lost two of them. And the oldest one passed away. He was he was actually in the at the very tail end of Vietnam. They think that it was some of the, you know, the war things that happened to him, that he, you know, he didn't live a very healthy life when he came home either. And then my brother who's just older than me, Tim, he was my Superman. He, the three the three of us, you know, Tim Sherry and I were, we were a little you know, the three musketeers and we always stood up for each other and he esophagus cancer runs in my family. And so he he passed away with the esophagus cancer, I have two other brothers that are still alive that also live with you know, the effects of the esophagus cancer in the My father's mother, my grandmother passed away of the esophagus cancer, so sorry to hear it. Yeah, but but they, you know, I don't I'm not real close to my other brothers, even though there wasn't a huge age gap between us. It was just enough, you know, but my little sister and I are very close. She lives in Colorado, too. So we we get together as often as we can, and at least send a funny emoji or some text every single day. So Michael Hingson ** 30:00 My brother and I were two years apart, but clearly very different. He was not blind. And so we weren't as close as we could have been. We did communicate, but still definitely different lives. So I understand what you're saying. And sometimes you're just not as close and at the same time, they're still your brothers. And and so it's still part of part of you in every way. Penn Street ** 30:25 Yeah, I posted. I'm on Tik Tok. And I posted a video about bullying. I don't know, a month or so maybe it's been two months now. And one of my older brothers who lives in Kansas, he posted like anybody messes with my little sister, they have to come through me. And then at the end, he goes, Well, what am I saying? No, she could probably kick your butt. Probably more than I can at this point. For him, yeah, but it was it was still nice to Michael Hingson ** 30:55 have some. What did you do after college? Penn Street ** 30:58 So I met my husband, Moses, and did you have one of those around? Yes, it is, he is a professional photographer. So the complete opposite scope as I am as far as visual goes, and he, we, I always say I hear he, he has had two little girls. And I always tell people, I fell in love with the girls, but and then he was just the icing happened to be there. Exactly. So yeah, so and a lot of it was because of meeting houses, my life really changed. My career changed my, what I what I thought it was going to end up doing in life changed, he, I was a really good salesperson. And I think it's because of my positive attitude. And, and if I'm passionate about something I can, like sell it. And so he was looking for a studio and gallery manager and even though I was visually impaired, you know, or low vision or whatever term you use, I, I really believed in him and I believed in what he was doing, he has a philosophy with photography, that how you look in a photograph has nothing to do with how you look, or the makeup you're wearing, or the hair or the clothes or whatever it has to do with how you feel. And if you feel beautiful, if you feel strong, then that's the way you come across in the photograph. And so that whole philosophy is of his i That's I, I, I bought it hook line and sinker. And it was something I could sell. And boy did I you know, we, we had decades of a very wealthy lifestyle, because of, of that, and, and it was it really changed lives, you know, people would come in that, you know, it could have been their wedding was coming up, or, you know, whatever the event was, and they would take this class, this photo class, and then Moses would do the shoot, the photoshoot, and their lives would really be changed because of it. And it's things that it's not like you come in and you do it, and then you can't redo it when you're your home or with your when you're with your family or your community. He actually taught you how to use the skills so that you could go on and be photographed by your Uncle Joe or, you know, the local newspaper or whatever it was, and you could still use those tools. And so it was it was a concept I really appreciated. And yeah, and so we so I went into sales, and I managed our studio and our gallery for four decades. And then we kind of hit this point, I lost another big chunk of vision overnight. And I was like, you know, it's it's time for me to get I really miss the teaching and the writing and, and I miss working with people with disabilities. And so we made the decision that I would I went back to I went through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and you know, sort of sharpened all those skills Michael Hingson ** 34:27 needed to be a survivor, but go ahead. Penn Street ** 34:30 Yeah, don't get me started. But, but and then i i You know, put my resume out there and got scooped up by a nonprofit and the the rest of sort of history I you know, I do get to write now and I work now I work pretty much specifically with people who are blind or visually impaired, but I've had several opportunities to work for amazing organizations. that have that I've gotten to travel and meet extraordinary people. And do, you know, really, life dream? Things like I got to wrap the entire Grand Canyon with a group of high schoolers that were blind, you know, low vision. And one of them actually was profoundly deaf as well. And boy with this was that an experience of a lifetime and loved every moment of it. So I, you know, we don't make you know, we're I work for a nonprofit. So we're not making those huge dollar amounts that we did when we had the studio and gallery but life is life is just this Michael Hingson ** 35:43 rich. But But Moses is still doing okay. Penn Street ** 35:46 He is he's semi retired. And he he, he probably does, I would say, maybe a dozen jobs a year, but that's fine. It's fine. We like we like we like where we are, you know, we have a beautiful life. Michael Hingson ** 36:02 Well, if you if you ever have to just point out to him that no matter what he says, it may be the picture's worth 1000 words, but they take up a whole heck of a lot more memory. I like that. Yeah, I saw that once a few years ago. I thought it was great. Well, you, I do. figure I might as well since you brought it up. I do like to use the term low vision as opposed to visually impaired. And I'll tell you why. I've talked about it a few times here. But I think there are two problems with the whole terminology of visually impaired first of all, deaf people would shoot you if you call them visual or human hearing impaired? Oh, yes, absolutely. Because they have recognized that they shouldn't be compared to a person who can hear and if you say impaired, you're immediately putting a stigma in the same way visually impaired. But the other problem with visually impaired is visually, we're not necessarily different just because we don't see, 36:59 unless we look, some of us look exactly Michael Hingson ** 37:02 the same. Some of us not necessarily, but that's why low vision is so much better. And we we've got to get people into the habit of trying to stop comparing us. Penn Street ** 37:12 Exactly, yeah, I actually I interviewed you for my podcast after sight. And we had this discussion. We have a hike coming up. And I actually purposely banked made sure that I put low vision that are visually impaired, and I've been trying pretty much daily trying to get my team where I work to use low vision instead of visually impaired, Michael Hingson ** 37:40 it makes a lot more sense. I mean, you can make the case of low vision isn't fair, because so we don't see good. We got lots of vision. But I can cope with that, you know, because eyesight and vision are so closely equated. And I don't think you're going to get rid of that one. But visually impaired is a ridiculous thing. Anyway. But so you're working with nonprofits. And and you mentioned after site, so we should talk about that some because you have a nice, successful podcast. And that seems to be going pretty well. Penn Street ** 38:12 Yes. It's called the after site. And it's all one word. And when I started working as the development and Outreach Director for the nonprofit audio information network of Colorado, here in Colorado, they had had a previous podcast, it was called Community Conversations. And they but if they hadn't had it in several years, and so they asked me if I would, you know, bring it back to life. And I did, but I didn't really like community conversations. I wanted it, it was so broad. I wanted Michael Hingson ** 38:49 something doesn't mean anything necessarily anymore. What does that Penn Street ** 38:53 mean? It sounds I don't know, it. It just, it just didn't strike home to me. And so I went to, you know, the executive director and the board and I said, you know, I really would, I really liked doing the podcast, but I would like to be more focused. And, you know, since we work, you know, our resources and services that we're providing here are for people who are blind and low vision is it should be about vision loss, and that's, that's my wheelhouse, right? You know, and I and I know a ton of people that have incredible stories and incredible resources are incredible services. And I that's where I would like the focus to go and so we actually with my, my grant manager, and I were brainstorming, and he's the one that came up with after sight. Because I often say there is life after sight, you know, after losing your vision and so he so it's stuck and so that's why it became after sight, and I do love doing it. It's I I just, I've met so many just amazing people worldwide through it. And they it became so successful that it was becoming a little overwhelming to keep up with, along with my, you know, my regular duties being development director and doing outreach. And so they hired a Podcast Producer Jonathan, shout out to you. And Jonathan really took it to the level where it is now. And because he knew he had the skills and so he brings on just amazing guests. And I do you know, throw him a few people that I know like you with you, Michael. You know, I had your name on the on my list for quite a while before, our mutual friend Kevin, you know, introduced us again, so Michael Hingson ** 40:49 well, and it was fun doing that podcast. And yeah. And I hope that people will seek out after site as well. How long have you been doing the podcasts now? Penn Street ** 40:59 Two years now? Okay. Michael Hingson ** 41:02 Yeah, we're coming up on our second year in August, we reached out to a lot of people on LinkedIn who have expressed interest in being on the podcast, and because of that last year, we've gone to two episodes a week. Penn Street ** 41:16 That's me. I, we had talked about that. But I just I'm like I, I can. Michael Hingson ** 41:22 Yeah, well, it's fun to work at home. So I'm able to do a lot of that you're actually the second person today that I've had the opportunity to have an interview with, but it's careful. But it's fun to do. And, like you. I love learning. And I've learned a lot from every person who I have the opportunity to talk with. Yes. And so it's so much fun. Now, you use you use a guide dog, as I recall, Penn Street ** 41:54 I do which he barked earlier, which I'm glad he isn't doing Michael Hingson ** 42:01 well, as Jonathan could probably tell you, if he edits podcast, you could actually edit that out without any difficulty. There is technology today to do all that kind of stuff. It's pretty amazing. But what what made you wait so long to start to use a guide dog? Penn Street ** 42:16 Well, because of the Stevens Johnson Syndrome. I don't have any I shouldn't say don't have any, but I have very little mucous membranes. And so breathing and dog hair is not I mean, I will occasionally on special occasions, I'll do it. But I usually pay for it in the end. But so I never thought I could have a guide dog because I only knew of shepherds and labs. And so I never really researched it. And then a friend said, when I saw this article about they're using standard poodle, as guide dogs, and I was like, You gotta be kidding me. And I, as a kid, I love dogs. And so I had a, you know, the miniature poodle, little Behringer and then even when I met Moses, our his, his oldest daughter, who you know, is my stepdaughter, she she really wanted a dog and so we got to beach on Friday, which again, is hypoallergenic and, and so one I don't think I'd ever even seen a standard poodle, like I couldn't pitch are these enough to guide me around? I'm five nine. So it's like I did, but I did some research and and at that time, the Guide Dogs for the Blind out of California was they had a poodle program. So they went through their whole thing where they come out, they do the Juna walk and all that. And but then every poodle that came up, got reassigned to something else. And they finally gave up on poodles. If but they've referred me to pilot dogs, which is where I met you, Michael for the first time. So many years ago, they referred me to pilot dogs because the executive director at pilot dogs at the time, really love standard poodles and they actually had a pretty big vibrant program. And so that's how I ended up there. And my first two guide dogs was through pilot dogs. And then I went on to my last two dogs have been from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind out of Smithtown, Michael Hingson ** 44:30 New York, right? So all peoples Penn Street ** 44:32 all poodles, I did try. What are they called? The poodle lab crossover doodles. Yeah. But I was still enough allergic like they were still laugh enough in there that it wasn't. It wasn't a good match. Michael Hingson ** 44:49 I have to be careful how I say this, because there's somebody over here on the floor listening but so the story goes poodles are about the most intelligent dog there. Penn Street ** 44:59 Release they are, which is quite, Michael Hingson ** 45:03 he's not gonna bite me. Penn Street ** 45:06 But that's sometimes not a blessing, because they are so intelligent that they can be stubborn. And you really have to be the alpha dog 24/7 Because they, they will, they will test you, you, you have to have a certain, and there's that tomboy attitude. Right. You know, and, but I've been very, very fortunate with with my dogs and they I every time it will, you know, Michael, they know they don't live that long. And it drives me crazy. And they definitely don't guide as long as we would like them to and no. So the last one I, I was like, This is it, I I'm gonna go back, I'll just be a king user, like, I'm fine. I have good cane skills. And but here I am. And so now with him, he's nine and a half. And I have a feeling guy duck foundation will send out their trainer to do his evaluation in the spring. And there'll be like, I think it's time because he has slowed down a lot. And he's got some arthritis in his hips and that kind of thing. He's healthy. He's, he's 60. But it's not fair to him. And I'll keep him though. Sure. I will not even though I have a list of people, like I'll take him on like, no. But I I thinking he might be my last guy. But I thought that last time, so I should be open to whatever. Michael Hingson ** 46:46 Yeah, I I agree. I think the issue is that these dogs love to work. And they would work till they drop. And so it's up to us, as you said to be the alpha dog, but also to be the real team leader and understand when it's time to retire. But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't get another one, it just means you're going to develop new memories. We had a cat, my wife had a cat named Bojangles. And Bo was, was a she lived to be I think, almost 15. But she so when I got married, I got married to both of them. And when she passed the The vet said, don't wait a long time to get a new cat. Remember, you're not replacing the memories or the cat, you're going to create new memories. And I've always told that to people, both getting animals after one died and and also just dealing with guide dogs and so on. The reality is it's new memories, you're going to learn new things. And it's an adventure. So you should you should continue. Penn Street ** 48:00 Yeah, yeah. I mean, I can't imagine my life without, you know. I mean, they are sort of part of my identity. But it's we'll see. We'll see. Michael Hingson ** 48:13 Yeah, you'll do what's right for you. Now, I understand that you've met Erik Weihenmayer. Tell me about Penn Street ** 48:19 that. Yeah, Eric and I are good friends. I've never met Eric. He's he's a big goofball is it's in very giving. He So Eric is the first blind person to summit Mount Everest. Now, Lonnie Bedwell. I don't know if he's, he's up on Everest right now. If he summits he'll be the third. So I remember when the second I can't remember his name. The second blind person that summited Everest, Eric, Eric had to change his title to first instead of the only blind person Michael Hingson ** 48:56 they have to grow and change, you know? Yeah. Penn Street ** 48:59 So I met I met Eric I, when I think I mentioned I lost a big chunk of vision pretty much overnight and, and even though I had all the skills, the tools to took to move on, but it kind of put me in a dark place. Mostly because it I was really afraid of my career, which at that moment was working the studio and gallery. And so a friend of mine Diantha she's from Czechoslovakia. She goes, You know, I heard that there's this blind guy that summited Mount Everest, and his his premiere of his filmless is showing and I think we should go on top of the world, right? Yes. And so she pretty much kidnapped me forced me to go and she of course had the best seats right up front. And I couldn't really see the screen. But I could hear everything. Yeah. And, and then Eric, and his, you know, group of goofballs that submitted with him got up on stage. And it was the first person. I mean, I had met other blind people, but it was the first person that who was blind that was alive. That became a mentor to me. And I met him afterwards because we had, you know, the VIP ticket or whatever. And we just really hit off this friendship. Now this was before, he's the Eric, why, Marius today. So you could just walk up and meet him. And I was working for the actually the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, and I was putting together a fundraiser, and I said, Eric, this film would be great for me to, to use as a fundraiser, and I did pay the, you know, the filming rights and stuff to show the film, come up with the money. And I did, he didn't give me any favors, discounts. And I showed the film, and it was a huge success, and and then he started asking me to volunteer for his nonprofit, which has no barriers, and I would go to speaking gigs and, you know, do different things for him. And we just a friendship grew out of that. And then there was a position open with no barriers. And I, I applied, and I got it and went to work full time for him. And it was, it was incredible ride. Incredible, right? They just did a big hike actually on Saturday, which I was supposed to be at, but with what's going on with my heart right now. I didn't dare I didn't even go up to to the mountain. And I was thinking about, well, I'll just go up and I'll just sit at the base camp. But I didn't, it was too, too painful. So I usually do one hike a year with him. And that I think I might get another opportunity in August, hopefully. But But yeah, we he really did become a mentor of mine, because I love the outdoors. So much. And I really didn't know anybody who was blind or low vision that did outdoor sports until I met Eric. And then of course, I met Eric and he introduced me to, you know, everybody, and it was it was like, oh, again, it was like, okay, no big deal, I just have to do it a little bit differently. And so I kept doing it. And it's it's, it really opened a door that I didn't even know existed. So I really, really appreciate. Appreciate what and he's done that for 1000s of people. And and I shouldn't say you can't just walk up and meet him, you can if you if you're in the right place at the right time. And he really is generous with his time. But he definitely has that buffer now, you know, between himself and the general public because he has to he can't, he can't be there for everybody all the time. You know, he has a lot of responsibilities with what he does. So Michael Hingson ** 53:31 well, you had to face a lot of things and in your world and in your life. Well, how do you face your fears? And why is it important to face them? Penn Street ** 53:42 That's a really good question. I think I think when you don't face your fears, it gets it gets harder to face the next one, where if you keep on top of them, it I think it becomes a little bit easier. And so to me, if I if I come across things that scare me on whatever level whether they're physically or or mentally or it could be somebody telling me oh, you can't do that because you're blind. i It makes me want to do it more. Because Because I'm afraid it will if I if I don't face this fear, then the next one that comes along I'm not going to be able to face that one. And so and I do pick, you know, I I pick my battles, but you know, I don't I don't I don't think I seek out fear. I'm not I'm not I don't think I'm adrenaline junkie, you know, but on any level, especially compared to people like Eric Kim, you know, and that level of athlete, but I really think that we have to keep on top of our fears, because there's so many things out there day to day things that are scary. You know, and if we don't keep that fear in check, and, and Michael, I mean, you know this if you face a fear and you're able to break through it and learn from it and grow from it, the next one that's just doesn't seem as scary. So if we, I feel like if I get lazy about that, I'll give in and be like, I'll let the fear take over there. There was a book that came out, I didn't even read the book, it was just the title. I think it came out in the late 80s, early 90s. It was called fear, feel, sale, the fear and do it anyway. And just the title of that book became my mantra, you know, it's like, it's okay to be afraid, it is totally okay for me to be afraid. But to feel that and acknowledge it as a feeling. But I can go ahead and do it just just because I'm afraid of it doesn't, there's not a stop sign, it just means that it's I'm afraid. Michael Hingson ** 56:15 I think we talked a little bit during our time on after site, podcast about fear. And one of the things I talked about as we're starting to write actually, it's now at the publisher being looked at, it's called a guide dogs Guide to Being brave. That's our working title. But I realized during the pandemic, that what I haven't done most of the time I've been speaking, is while I talk about not being afraid, I've not really worked to try to teach other people how to deal with fear. And I put it that way, because I'm not going to say how not to be afraid because I agree with you fear is part of what we do. The issue is, can we learn to control our fear? And the answer is yes, we can. And there's no question that we can learn how to not as I call it, be blinded by see her. And that's what we need to do. So I started working on that during the pandemic, I have a friend, I'm working with Carrie Wyatt, Kenton. So we've written the book, and now we're waiting to hear from the publisher what they want to edit or change or or do, we've done that once. And now we're, we're on our second shot at it, and we're working toward it, the expectation is that we can put something out. And it's called a guide dogs Guide to Being brave, because we base it all around the eight guide dogs that I've had and lessons I learned from them and how they behaved. And one of them could not face fear very well, and actually created her own fear, and only worked about 18 months before having to retire because she couldn't get any more she was too afraid of it. But it's a it's a fascinating set of stories. So looking forward to that coming out. But I agree with you, it's a matter of facing fear. But learning to recognize that fear can be a very powerful, positive tool for each of us. Penn Street ** 58:10 Yeah. I agree. You know, I think some of because even rafting the Grand Canyon, I am not a good swimmer. I'm not a big, you know, like dog paddle. And I had never rafted in my entire life. And guess what there's lots of in the Grand Canyon snakes. So I, but I've really wanted to do it, I really, really wanted this experience. And I wanted to meet these kids from all over the United States, and do this adventure with them. And I it was really, it was sometimes hour by hour. And it was day by day, but but I also I shared my fear with the kids. And, and at first I wasn't going to because I was afraid to tell these high school kids because high school kids, they can be rough on you, and especially my experience getting bullied in high school. And so I was actually afraid to tell the kids about my fears. And I talked with the other leaders on the group and they said you you should tell them. Yes, I bet you. I bet you these kids have fears of their own. And you're here to be their mentor. So Michael Hingson ** 59:39 plus, plus, if you don't, they'll see through you every time. 59:46 So I did I told them about, you know, how I lost my vision and with the rattlesnake by initiating the whole thing. And it was amazing. So at night The kids because we slept outside on Paco pads, of course. And they would put their their pads around me in a circle. And they said, you know, Miss Penn, if we feel a snake golfer as well, yeah, well, before it gets to you, I don't know if that's gonna help. But Michael Hingson ** 1:00:19 that probably isn't a good idea, but nice, but good thought nevertheless was, Penn Street ** 1:00:23 and they shared some of the fears that they had, and that they had not shared in their paperwork, you know, because you have to fill out a book, you know, booklet of paperwork before you get to come. And it was, it was amazing, because they got to be vulnerable, and they got to share their fears. And then the other kids got to support them, you know, and getting over their fears. And, you know, it was, and what ended up happening is we all learned each other's strengths and weaknesses. And so, you know, the really strong swimmers did the swimming, and then they taught some of us weaker ones, you know, some of the tricks, you know, and gave us some skills. And it was it was just, it ended up being a really neat thing. So I think it's okay to, and I think it's important to tell people when you're afraid, yeah, no, Michael Hingson ** 1:01:19 I agree, it's important to do that. And everyone is different. And some of us don't necessarily face fear, and have negative reactions a lot. I think that's a lot of my upbringing, but some of us do. And there's no right or wrong way. It's a question though, of what we learn with it, and, and how we learn to address and deal with fear and challenges that we face. I'm assuming that you did not encounter any rattlesnakes in the Grand Canyon, Penn Street ** 1:01:50 not any of that were alive there. What we thought we did a hike one day back into where this waterfall was. And one of the I was at the back, I like to be it's called the sweeper, it's the person in the back of the pack that makes sure nobody gets left behind. And that's always my favorite roll. And one of the kids came back coming to me and I was like, you're supposed to be going the opposite way. And they said, Miss Penn, there's there's a rattlesnake up there. But it's in it's right on the side of the trail. And it's right when you get to the waterfall. And and it but it's Dad and I said you could lead with it's so it was really sweet. When I got up there. I say like, do you want to see it? It's dead. I was like, Nope, I don't Michael Hingson ** 1:02:37 need to have enough exposure to them already. I've ever been there, done that. But then Penn Street ** 1:02:43 I was standing in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. And one of the guides, you know, he's been a river rat forever, has hundreds, probably hundreds of times, rafting the Grand Canyon. He was standing near me and I said, What do you think killed that rattlesnake, you know, was its head crushed into something? Because Oh no, it probably got caught in the current above. And then when it came down the waterfall either got sucked under and drowned or just the impact of and I said, so there are rattlesnakes coming to Vegas? Well, it's probably rare. But yeah, I was like, Okay, I'm gonna go stand up. Michael Hingson ** 1:03:25 He could have told you that it was afraid of you. Penn Street ** 1:03:27 But now they'd have mentioned that. Yeah. Michael Hingson ** 1:03:31 So what's next for Penn Street in the world? Penn Street ** 1:03:34 Oh, wow. I I am really, uh, you know, I'm, I turned 55 This year, which, to some people doesn't sound old to others. I sound ancient. But, you know, my, my body is definitely maybe plateauing. And so, I'm really looking at these next few years of things that I really, really, really want to accomplish physically, and make sure that I do those things. So, you know, there are trips my brother who I mentioned my Superman when he passed away, my father's side of the family is from Scotland and, and Tim was really proud of his Scottish roots. My mother was Cherokee, Choctaw, Native American Indian. But Tim wanted his ashes taken back to Scotland and so it's been 10 years, next year will be 10 years. So we are going to some family and really close friends of my brothers are we're going to take his ashes to Scotland and I'm looking at different either biking trips or hiking, you know, trails that I would like to do there. That's a really big deal to me. And then the there's just there's some big trips like that that I want to accomplish. In the next couple of years, and I really, really would like to rap the Grand Canyon one more time, while I'm as healthy as I possibly. So, that's, that's really what's what's next for me. I love working at audio information network of Colorado. And I am so blessed to have such an amazing team. And Kim is such a great executive director. And so I see myself hopefully, you know, knock on wood here, that that's where my career will, you know, go until I retire, but who knows, you never know what what doors are gonna open and Michael Hingson ** 1:05:44 well, when you go to Scotland, you'll have to go eat some haggis Penn Street ** 1:05:48 hog I've heard about haggis. No, thank you. Michael Hingson ** 1:05:52 I went to New Zealand and had haggis pie was very tasty. Now I don't know what was in it, as opposed to what they say is in haggis. It was very tasty. So you know, I'll bet it will be not not so bad. When you go there. Go to a restaurant and get haggis. I bet it won't be what? I would try it. I think it's worth exploring. Be brave. I will. I will. They won't have rattlesnake in it. I guarantee you that Penn Street ** 1:06:19 that's good. I guess there are places that serve rattle steak in the south. But I've never Michael Hingson ** 1:06:28 I had steak once somebody gave me a piece of snake and it tasted like chicken. There was way too much cartilage. And that was enough for me. I don't need to do it anymore. I can say Penn Street ** 1:06:39 I'm a pescetarian I guess they call it I'm vegetarian, but I will eat salmon. You know fish occasionally. Yeah. And but you know, when you're traveling, especially abroad, you kind of need to go with the flow and open Michael Hingson ** 1:06:53 you to give me a good piece of garlic bread any day. Yes. Well pin this has been absolutely fun. And I'm really glad we had a chance to do this. And I want to hear more about your exploits as you go forward. So we need to do this again in a year or two when you've done some of your other adventures. And I hope everyone has enjoyed this. We'd love to hear your comments reach out to us. But how can people reach out to you and learn more about you and what you're doing and all that kind of stuff? 1:07:27 Absolutely. I'm on most social media, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, you can either use my name Penn P E N N Street, or my tagline is the blind check. Which came out of me running for city council. And so that's another story. But the blind check. And also you can reach out to me at audio information network of Colorado and find out more about what we do there. We are state based so if you're in Colorado, check us out it but it's Penn p e n n at A I N Colorado dot O R G. So I'd love to hear from you. Michael Hingson ** 1:08:11 And after say podcast has a website. 1:08:14 It does not have a website that you can reach it through our website, which is the A I N colorado.org. Or it's on everything Apple, Spotify, Google, you know all of all of the big podcast platforms. Just it's after sight all one word. And yeah, we'd love to have you check us out there as well. Michael Hingson ** 1:08:37 Cool. Well, we appreciate you being here and telling us all that as well. And for all of you out there, go seek out Penn street, I think it will be a treat. And she's got lots of interesting and relevant things to say needless to say. And again, I want to thank you all for listening. Please give us a five star rating wherever you're listening to us, we would appreciate it. And I hope that you'll reach out to me I'd love to hear what you think of today's episode. You can reach me at Michael M I C H A E L H I at accessibe A C C E S S I B E.com. Or at WWW dot Michael Hingson M I C H A E L H I N G S O N .com/podcast. So we're findable. And we'd love to hear from you. I'd love to hear your thoughts and Penn for you and for anyone else's thing. If you've got any thoughts of other people who we ought to have as guests. We always appreciate introductions and emails about that. So please let us know and introduce us to anyone who you think we ought to have as a guest. We'll do it. We're glad to and once more Penn. I want to thank you for being with us today. This has been an absolute joy. Penn Street ** 1:09:49 Thank you, Michael. Michael Hingson ** 1:09:53 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. 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The high-speed Brightline train could revolutionize sports attendance and the 2028 Olympics, we have an update. Durango Casino & Resort is hiring right now. If you need a job, now is the time! We also tell you about a new sports lounge coming to the casino. A downtown bar with a Sammy Hagar sighting. Sebastian Maniscalco adds more shows at Wynn Las Vegas in 2024. The Venetian and Palazzo start charging for parking, but locals get a reprieve for a few hours. Adele defends a fan who was standing through her show at Caesars Palace. The video has circulated worldwide. This is one of a few situations that have happened in Las Vegas... and it brings up a needed conversation about concert etiquette. People are still parking along the road to see the Sphere. Plus, we recommend a couple books by Byron Lane for National Read a Book Day. In our Vegas Tips segment, there's a downtown coffee shop that is dealing with some construction in front of its business. We tell you all about Dig It Coffee and what makes this shop special. Plus, Game On is now open at Boulder Station. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. It's FREE! HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDSSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
Episode Description: As a reminder you can watch this show as well at: http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories This week as Bellagio prepared for its 25th anniversary it was sold once again or at least its land is split in more directions. We also got more looks at the rooms inside of Fontainebleau as a rumor for an opening date came to us from a little birdie. We also discuss F1's soft demand, U2's Sphere fan zone, the July Vegas visitor numbers and why Rio's new rooms just look cheap, but we are still holding out hope. About the Show Each week tens of thousands of people tune into our MtM Vegas news shows at http://www.YouTube.com/milestomemories. We do two news shows weekly on YouTube with the audio being combined into this podcast. Never miss out on the latest happenings in and around Las Vegas! Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or by searching "MtM Vegas" or "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app. Don't forget to check out our travel/miles/points podcast as well!
Episode 345: Rachel Brown is the Executive Director of Visit Durango. In her role, she leads the team of tourism marketing and sustainability experts at the award-winning Destination Management & Marketing Organization (DMMO) for southwest Colorado's most visited region. Rachel has over ten years of experience in tourism marketing and has held director positions at Visit Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, and Visit Oakland. She has earned a Global Sustainable Tourism Council Certification, sits on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Tourism Office, and is the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Colorado Tourism Office. Rachel has always had a passion for travel and tourism and has visited over 40 countries on six continents. On this episode of Destination on the Left, I talk with Rachel Brown about sustainable tourism and the ways that Visit Durango is supporting sustainability throughout the community. She shares why they created a new organizational structure and moved from being a Destination Marketing Organization to a Destination Marketing and Management Organization. What You Will Learn in this Episode: Why Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) need to take action and address sustainability issues Opportunities and challenges faced by DMOs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need to shift towards a sustainability stewardship approach and the importance of effective communication Rachel shares the benefits of building partnerships and discusses how they got Durango included in the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop The advantages of having an in-house marketing team for a DMO including agility, adaptability, and cost savings Why they transitioned from a destination marketing organization to a destination marketing and management organization, and their triple bottom line approach (planet, people, profit) in destination management Recognizing the Triple Bottom Line Approach Rachel shares how the shift to sustainable destination management has brought so many benefits to Durango. It has helped alleviate the negative impact of over-tourism, ensured the preservation of natural resources, and enhanced the local community's quality of life. By prioritizing sustainability, Durango has become a more desirable destination for socially and environmentally conscious travelers, attracting visitors who appreciate and support responsible tourism practices. Visit Durango also recognized the need to adopt a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability, encompassing environmental, social, and economic factors. While DMOs have traditionally focused on the profit aspect, Visit Durango is committed to prioritizing environmental conservation, supporting local communities, and creating a balance between the three aspects. Shifting from Marketing to Stewardship Rachel shares more about why Visit Durango launched the Care for Durango stewardship campaign to embrace sustainable destination management. This initiative aims to educate visitors and residents about responsible tourism practices and encourage them to actively participate in preserving Durango's natural beauty and cultural heritage. Creative Partnerships We also discuss how Visit Durango came to be included in the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. Although they initially met with resistance, Visit Durango worked tirelessly to join the group of popular destinations, and their inclusion, along with other local hot springs, has resulted in increased collaboration and marketing opportunities for all. The inclusion in the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop showcases the stunning natural landscapes and the healing power of hot springs and highlights Durango as a must-visit destination in Southwest Colorado. Resources: Website: https://www.durango.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/durango-area-tourism-office/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitdurango Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisitDurango Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visitdurango/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkW638LvBVY7BEVjOaUWjg FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestEmail
Hurricane Hilary seemed like a bust in Las Vegas but there was a lot of damage up in the mountains. We also did get a big storm on the strip as part of the normal monsoon and that caused some damage. Plus, ready to score a touchdown with the scoop on Super Bowl 2024! Buckle up, as we're giving you an insider's look into what's to come when the Big Game hits Las Vegas. From the high-inducing NFL Experience to the kickoff night, and the Super Bowl Music Fest - we're setting the scene for an unforgettable week of excitement. We chat with the NFL's Peter O'Reilly and Sandra Douglass Morgan, Vice Chair of the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee and President of the Las Vegas Raiders. Also, ever wondered about the secret strategies for a successful fantasy football draft? We talk to Ian Ritchie from FullTime Fantasy. Dayna is part of the Women of Fantasy League... Hear about the unique allure of Vegas for fantasy football fans. Plus, a new dessert trend that you can see for yourself at Stanton Social Prime, the New York restaurant making its mark at Caesars Palace, and the grand opening of the Juliet Cocktail Room at the Venetian. Also, where you can watch the Imagine Dragons concert at Allegiant Stadium.Prep for your Las Vegas trip! Check out our Amazon Store.We love Rollasoles! Fashionable flats that you roll up. Don't walk barefoot in Vegas! Browse and order with our special link.VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. You can do 30-minute Isometric workout or 15-minute High Intensity Interval Training session. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! It's a 24/7 facility for only $59 a month! Locations: S. JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK IN SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSETSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
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Our destination is the legendary San Juan River in Northern New Mexico with expert guide and fly angler, Rob Coddington, Duranglers Fly Shop, Durango Colorado. The San Juan River is considered one of THE top tailwaters in America due to the sheer numbers and size of trout. Rob played college baseball and spent his summers trout fishing in Jackson hole. He and his wife moved to Durango 24 years ago where he teaches history, coaches baseball, and guides full time in the summers. Today Rob shares stories of giant fish, the famous ant fall, midge fishing tips, and why a soft fly rod is the way to go on the San Juan. With host, Steve Haigh Be the first to know about new episodes. Sign up at https://www.destinationanglerpodcast.com Top Flies for the San Juan: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Facebook and Instagram Contact Rob at Duranglers Fly Shop: https://duranglers.com/ Facebook & Instagram @duranglers Please check out our Sponsors: Angler's Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep. https://anglerscoffee.com/ | Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco TroutRoutes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing. https://troutinsights.com/ | Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes Download the app here Rocky Mountain Angling Club – offering uncrowded fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains since 1992. Fight the fish not the crowds. https://rmangling.com/ | email@example.com | 800-524-1814 Destination Angler: · NEW WEBSITE! https://www.destinationanglerpodcast.com · Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Facebook and Instagram · Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook. Comments & Suggestions: host, Steve Haigh, email firstname.lastname@example.org Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Recorded June 29, 2023. Episode 98
Hello, humans! Luke Rain here. Thanks so much for being a loyal listener of The Human Music Podcast! We're currently on hiatus, but I have a new solo podcast out called Create Your Life! Please check me out over there. I have included snippets from my first two interviews with producers Evan Hatfield and Nyrus in this podcast preview. Please follow this link to go check out Create Your Life on your favorite podcast streaming platform. Follow and give me a review! https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/create-your-life Also, Evan, Nyrus and myself will be teaching at the UniSound Music Production retreat September 11-14 in the Durango, CO area. It's right between Unison and Serenity festivals and is taught by the musicians that are performing at the festivals, including Equanimous, Morillo, Snow Raven, Siren & Seer, Bloomurian, Moondrop and many more! If you're called to step into this community there are a still a few spots left! Act fast! https://unisonfest.com/unisound-music-retreat/ Thanks, see you on the Create Your Life Podcast!
There are some stories that are told again and again, across different Mexican towns and even different Latin American countries. All involve the same thing: the devil. There's the story of the young woman, who just wants to dance and ends up dancing with the devil. The crying baby in the field that ends up being the devil and not a baby. There's another story told in Durango, Mexico one of a man, who played for the devil. Thank you so much for sending your stories! If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord!For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytalesInstagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/4zVbvd7HekWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Support Espooky Tales. Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/EspookytalesGet Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/Find us on YouTube:https://youtube.com/@espookytalesThank you for listening!Mailing Address Espooky Tales PO BOX 3234Vancouver, WA 98668This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5931957/advertisement
From a Prison Sentence to a Promising Future with Michelle Cirocco This episode was recorded Live at the Durango Juvenile Detention Facility in Phoenix, Arizona. We have recorded episodes here in the past with Cordero Holmes and Drakkar Wright, but this is the first time we have had a female guest speak in front of 16 young women currently serving time in the Facility. Michelle grew up in a small town in western New York but moved to Arizona when she was 9. When she got to the "big city", she felt like she didn't fit in, so she became obsessed with being accepted by the new people around her and making the money she felt she needed to move out of the economic class she grew up in. In 8th grade, at age 13, Michelle found acceptance with a "bad crowd" and was kicked out of school for the first time. By 9th grade, at age 15, she realized she could make the money she wanted by dealing the drugs she liked to do. That same year, she was arrested on 65 charges of selling cannabis and spent a week in Durango. She was released with a felony conviction, three years of probation, and a short-lived new outlook on life. This sentence seemed to set her on the straight and narrow. She cleaned up her act, got off probation early, and enrolled in a modeling school to pursue her dreams. However, the harsh modeling industry was not welcoming to her, and after being rejected at her first audition, she felt like a failure with no options to make her dreams a reality. This rejection brought back her childhood fears of rejection and being unable to create a life that was more than the one she came from. At 19, she and her boyfriend decided their best option was to start a family. After having two kids and several dead-end jobs, she decided she could do better. So she left him to go find it, but with no real plan, she quickly fell back into what she knew and began not only selling drugs but also running a meth lab out of her house. Michelle tells us "She was making good money until she wasn't". In 1996, her life changed forever when she was given the maximum 7-year prison sentence for her crimes. She had two young kids and had no idea what to expect, except that her life would never be the same. In prison, Michelle's counselor gave her the wake-up call she needed. He told her she could wait out the sentence worrying about what the other women thought about her and trying to fit in, or she could use the time to better herself. It took her losing everything to finally feel empowered to make a change and figure out how to get it all back. Michelle ultimately served 5 years, 11 months, and 26 days. This year, she is celebrating 21 years of freedom. She says the first step in her journey to redemption was taking a hard look at her life and figuring out how she got where she was. After that, she went through a recovery program, got serious about her education, and has since dedicated her life to working with women in prisons across the country to help them turn their lives around. Throughout this journey, Michelle realized that the issue wasn't the people around her but rather the fact that she was more concerned with their opinion of her than how she viewed herself. She had no idea who she was, what she cared about, or where she wanted to be, so she didn't know what steps it would take to make it happen. This is why, when working with incarcerated women, she tells them that setting and meeting goals is the key to making real change. She encourages them to use visualization practices, like vision boards, to dream bigger than they have ever imagined before to determine what they want their lives to look like, then break down the steps it takes for them to get there. Michelle does warn that when you decide to change your life, people around you can resist, push back, and challenge you because they get envious, insecure, or feel like they are losing you. Generational incarceration and familial rejection can make this even more difficult. Looking back, Michelle sees her prison sentence as the best thing that could have happened to her because it gave her the space to dig in, believe in herself, rebuild herself, and connect with the resources she needed. “If I could have anything, what would it be?” In this episode, you'll hear: That we cannot let other people's opinions of us be what we believe ourselves to be. The power of self-respect, visualization, and taking control of your life. Why people around you may push back when you are ready to make a change Follow the podcast: Listen on Apple Podcasts (link: https://apple.co/3s1YH7h) Listen on iHeart (link: https://ihr.fm/3MEY7FM) Listen on Spotify (Link: https://spoti.fi/3yMmQCE) Connect with the guest: Michelle Cirocco on LinkedIn Resources: Televerde Connect with Mathew Blades: Twitter - twitter.com/MathewBlades Instagram - instagram.com/MathewBladesmedia/ Facebook - facebook.com/mathewbladesmedia/ Website - learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com/ Guest Management Credits: Sam Robertson
Las minas subterráneas, por lo general, son grandes obras de excavación que forman una red de túneles con diversas bifurcaciones de distintos tipos y longitudes. Muchas de ellas consiguen alcanzar grandes profundidades, causando que las temperaturas aumenten y, evidentemente, la luz del sol no consiga llegar.En en estos desolados y oscuros túneles donde a menudo muchos mineros, personas que tienen el valor de trabajar en estos inhóspitos sitios, pierden la vida en fatales incident3s. Por ello, muchas personas consideran que las minas son sitios donde muchos fenómenos paranormales tienen lugar.El día de hoy presentamos un relato que nos envió una persona que nos pidió mantener su anonimato, debido a la delicadeza de datos que menciona.Él nos explica que labora en una mina situada muy cerca de La Ciénega de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, en Durango, México; un sitio donde ocurren muchas cosas extrañas, ya que tanto él como sus compañeros han vivido una serie de eventos que han conseguido aterrarlos y causar la renuncia de más de un trabajador.Esta vez nos comparte el testimonio de una compañera de trabajo que fue testigo de una aterradora aparición en las inmediaciones de la mina... a cientos de metros de profundidad...▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬► Lugar de los hechos : Una mina situada en los alrededores de La Ciénega de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, en Durango, México► Fecha : No especificada► Experiencia anónima¿Tienes un relato que te gustaría compartir en esta Frecuencia?Envíalo a: email@example.com a nuestro WhatsApp: (+52) 3313328094 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When the rumor mill churns out whispers about Bruno Mars moving to Vegas, you better believe we're on that trail like detectives! Prepare to hear all the juicy details about this potential change of address and what it might mean for his business ventures in Las Vegas. Is a bar and lounge inside Bellagio called 'Pinky Ring by Bruno Mars' on the horizon? As for the musical scene in Las Vegas, the excitement is heating up! From whispers of Post Malone ushering in the New Year at the Fontainebleau to the Eagles soaring at the Sphere, and the uproar around Kylie Minogue's ticket sales, we've got all the insider info. Did we mention we're being inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame? It's a huge honor, and we can't wait to share our journey with you. On a more serious note, we're keeping a close eye on Hurricane Hillary as it barrels towards Vegas, and our hearts go out to those battling the Maui wildfire. But it's not all gloom and doom, with the arrival of a new upscale miniature golf complex in Las Vegas, and the buzz around local sandwich shop Pops Philly Steaks. Plus, Dayna has a good tip if you go to Allegiant Stadium and want a free refill! Prep for your Las Vegas trip! Check out our Amazon Store.We love Rollasoles! Fashionable flats that you roll up. Don't walk barefoot in Vegas! Browse and order with our special link.VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. You can do 30-minute Isometric workout or 15-minute High Intensity Interval Training session. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! It's a 24/7 facility for only $59 a month! Locations: S. JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK IN SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSETSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com