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Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr

Brenna and Joe return to the liminal space between living and death for a discussion of Gayle Foreman's 2009 novel If I Stay and its 2014 film adaptation by RJ Cutler. Brenna grates against the prioritization of the romance, preferring Foreman's more complicated sequel, while Joe critiques the disappointing visual depiction of Mia's condition and Chloë Grace Moretz's bored performance. On the positive side, we think this is better than Before I Fall, and that the film features the best YA parents since Easy A. Wanna connect with the show? Follow us on Twitter @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKHSPod:> Brenna: @brennacgray> Joe: @bstolemyremoteHave something longer to say or a comment about banned book club? Email us at hkhspod@gmail.com or tweet us your responses before the following deadlines:> May 19: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous> June 23: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Elevate Construction
Ep.557 - Stupid & Dangerous Things! Feat. John Coffman

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 20:25


We cannot do stupid and dangerous things!  Our minds must be turned on all the time. In this podcast we cover: When we did not care about safety What it takes to care about every life on the project If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.556 - What Matters Most!

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 11:47


We cannot and we must not allow ourselves to get distracted from our duty. We cannot and we must not lose focus on the things that matter most. In this podcast we cover: The story of the green light bulb What things can distract us What happens when we get distracted If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

City Lights with Lois Reitzes
Camila Alves McConaughey / Film Crew Files – Cary Foreman / “Stars and Feelings”

City Lights with Lois Reitzes

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:44


Camila Alves McConaughey takes on picky eaters with her children's book, “Just Try One Bite.” Plus, Atlanta artist and curator William Downs shares details on Eyedrum's new exhibition, “Stars and Feelings.” And our series, Film Crew Files, features Special Effects Technician Cary Foreman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Elevate Construction
Ep.555 - Would a Professional Sports Team Do It?

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:43


Would an executive act this way? Would a professional sports team act this way? If not, why are we doing it? In this podcast we cover: How to treat people with potential. How to treat teams with potential. If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.554 - Seagull Management

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 16:03


Seagull managers fly to the job, crap on everything, fly away, and leave the team to clean up the mess. In this podcast we cover: How to not be a Seagull How to lean in and lead your project If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.553 - MANN GULCH

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 11:13


Sometimes the solution to a new problem is a new solution. In this podcast we cover: Why new problems require new solutions How identity plays into behavior If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.552 - You Cannot Count the Apples in a Seed

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 9:07


You can count the seeds in an apple, but you cannot count the apples in a seed. In this podcast we cover: The impact we have when we plant seeds What is our legacy in all that we do? If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Future Construct
Mike Merrill: Better Manage Mobile and Remote Labor, Productivity, Assets, Forms and Resources at AboutTime Technologies

Future Construct

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 29:46


In this week's episode of the Future Construct Podcast (30 min interview), we are excited to feature Mike Merrill (@michaeltmerrill), Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at AboutTime Technologies - Workmax (@AboutTimeTechs), and our host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR). In 2003, with another General Contractor & two Software Engineers, he started AboutTime Technologies out of Payson, UT. WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies is the complete Employee Productivity collection software helping businesses reach their full potential. Combining the power of their TIME, FORMS, ASSETS, and INSIGHT modules businesses are able to track their mobile resources and manage project costs accurately. Since then, they have grown their client base to thousands of customers working in all 50 states, all provinces of Canada, & Internationally.Highlights of Mike's interview with host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) include:Mike's outlook on the next evolution of the culture of AboutTime Technology, and what this company of the future looks likeHis reasoning for his move from the traditional end of the industry to the opposite end, back when technology and software weren't as prevalentThe appetite of companies to put a stake in the ground and begin to prioritize innovation for the futureOpportunities for companies to layer on more efficiencies through artificial intelligence, visualization, digital twin, and other newer technologiesIn 1991, Mike started working in construction and after becoming a Foreman, Site Superintendent & Project Manager, he started his own building & development company focusing on custom homes, renovation work, subdivision projects & commercial jobs. As a Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at AboutTime, Mike opened their first office & helped put the initial pieces in motion to get our business off of the ground & thriving. He has acted in various roles including managing Sales, Channel Partnerships & Business Development. AboutTime Technologies is currently expanding its operations, hiring new team members to continue to grow and expand its market presence!SHOW NOTES0:12  Amy Peck introduces Mike Merrill, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at AboutTime Technologies - Workmax.03:47  In the time that you've been doing your podcast and since you started your company, have you seen more awareness, and has there been an impetus to start to think about what is the next evolution of the culture of the company, but also what does the company of the future look like?7:13  You moved from the traditional end of the industry to the opposite end, back when technology and software hadn't really become as ubiquitous as it is today, especially with our mobile devices. What made that happen? Were you always fascinated with technology? Why make that leap?16:50  So I think it's important, and companies will have to put a stake in the ground and say they are actually going to prioritize innovation. Do you see more of an appetite for that or does it just depend on the company?18:39  Looking forward to emerging technology that's coming, between looking at AI, blockchain, and immersive technology, do you see some opportunities there for companies to begin to layer on even more efficiencies through visualization, digital twin, and even some of these newer technologies?27:30  If you could project yourself 20 years into the future, and if you could have any product or service or gadget or thing, that for you, would make your life better or make you personally happy, what would it be and what would it do?

Elevate Construction
Ep.551 - Firemen Don't Run into a Building

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 18:45


In this podcast we cover: Why firemen don't run into a burning building How to deal with an urgent situation and keep people safe If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman
Let's Start Better - Getting Beyond The Bitter to Get to the Better 11:15 AM - Bishop Roy Bright

Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 41:39


Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman
Let's Start Better - Don't Let The Moment Make You Miss Your Miracle 9:15 AM - Bishop Roy Bright

Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 44:53


Elevate Construction
Ep.550 - The Success Formula - Part 2

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 15:36


In this podcast we cover: Personal Organization Your Morning Routine How they decide your levels of success If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.549 - The Success Formula - Part 1

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 24:11


In this podcast we cover: Clarity Mindset How they make your success formula If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.548 - How to Propose and Interview for a Project!

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 33:15


People buy for emotional reasons and justify with logic. In this podcast we cover: How to prepare for a proposal or interview How you should show up in your presentation What structure you should use If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Packer And Durham
Hour 3: Kristina Foreman, Duke Softball

Packer And Durham

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 50:39


Duke Softball player Kristina Foreman joins the show as the Blue-devils try ending the season on a high note. Plus ACCN Softball Analyst Brittany McKinney gets us ready for the ACC softball championship starting May 11th. And we take listener calls and tweets on best regular season ACC games.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Discoving YOU Again Podcast with Susan Axelrod
Your Book, My Time, Episode 15, with Guest Author, Bert Foreman

Discoving YOU Again Podcast with Susan Axelrod

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


In this episode of the Your Book, My Time Podcast with Host Susan Axelrod, guest Bert Foreman will share the legacy of his brother, Vince Foreman who died from Covid-19. Bert is one of the writers of the book to be released on April 26, 'Voices-19, Their Legacies Live On.' AND THIS: tune in to the TEASER at the end, bc there is more to come from Susan Bert on Destiny! Here's the link to purchase the book, I hope you will! https://www.bcbooksllc.com/voices19 In this Podcast series, Confidence Coach Susan L. Axelrod invites women (and sometimes men) authors to step into The Confidence Zone! Stepping in and stepping up to share their story behind the story of their book and offering an opportunity to inspire listeners and readers to take action to create purposefully. If you are an author or know an author who would like to be interviewed on this podcast, please contact Susan directly at susan@confident-life.com. Susan's website: www.whatwillyourlegacybe.com LI Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/whatwillyourlegacybe/ FB Page: www.facebook.com/ConfidenceCoachSusanAxelrod Find Susan on the KS Media Group App as a Leading Practitioner, download it from any app store.

Elevate Construction
Ep.547 - Buttons of Success! Feat. John Coffman

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 26:42


Optimism will always beat pessimism when it comes to what we can do. In this podcast we cover: How to recover a project How to organize chaos How to keep the team positive If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman
Let's Start Better - He Did More After the Cross 11:15 AM - Bishop Kevin Foreman

Harvest Church & Bishop Foreman

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 60:09


Elevate Construction
Ep.546 - Structural Steel Management, Feat. Joel Hamilton

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 42:55


Stay with us on this episode to learn some keys to managing steel. In this podcast we cover: The keys to managing steel How trades and the GC can support each other A key to career success If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.545 - It Takes all Three!

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 20:21


It takes leadership, structure, AND teaming! In this podcast we cover: How lead change How to create the systems and structure for change How to change with people If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.544 - More Accountability, Feat. Ryan Schmitt & Lauren Atwell

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 11:17


Accountability means so much more than we think. In this podcast we cover: That accountability is not just admitting mistakes Accountability comes after leadership and management If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Joyful Courage -  A Conscious Parenting Podcast
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Eps 98 with Kerry Foreman

Joyful Courage - A Conscious Parenting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 51:45


For access to the show notes and more, go to besproutable.com

Elevate Construction
Ep.544 - Don't Be Deceived!

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 35:17


Don't trust people who are only in it for the money! In this podcast we cover: Why running a business for only profit is unethical and immoral Why applications and consultants should be tested Why these leaches are hurting our industry If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
Part 1: Alan Foreman/HISA, Dick Powell/HKJC

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022


Elevate Construction
Ep.543 - The Hammer Story! Feat. John Coffman

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 26:57


You must have all the tools a manager should have.  And you need to know how to use them. In this podcast we cover: The hammer story How to develop skills of influence If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Energy Week
192 - Russian oil production is down and India is buying it at a discount | Dr. Dean Foreman API

Energy Week

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 55:12


Russia is pumping nearly 10% less oil than before it invaded Ukraine, satellite imagery suggestshttps://www.businessinsider.com/russia-pumping-less-oil-since-ukraine-war-began-satellite-data-2022-4- Russian oil production- China planning to cut refinery runs significantly due to lower demand (lockdowns) - could this bring global prices down?- Will Russia have to continue to cut production if China doesn't buy and it has no more storage capacity?- could China be locking down in order to get oil prices to drop for their economy?Putin Sets Energy Goals to Reflect New Realityhttps://www.energyintel.com/00000180-4396-d58f-a7cd-ebf7eb490000Making Sense of India's Newfound Love for Russian Oilhttps://www.fairobserver.com/politics/making-sense-of-indias-newfound-love-for-russian-oil- India has always been going the "Third Way"- It has always been friendly to Russia/USSR AND the west in a bipolar world.- India can't be expected to pay a premium for fuel because of their economy, if it's available for a discount.Abu Dhabi crude to head to Europe, replace Russian oilhttps://www.reuters.com/business/energy/frances-totalenergies-ship-abu-dhabi-crude-europe-rare-move-sources-2022-04-25/- predictable but will these new patterns last and for how long?- How will american producers react? Will they try to lock in new international customers?A Persian Gulf Stock Boom Draws Foreign Investorshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-persian-gulf-stock-boom-draws-foreign-investors-11650884401Dean Foreman- February was the highest demand for any single month going back to August 2005- March demand was down but still relatively strong- Supply needs to step up!- Massive pull for crude oil and refined products out of the United States because international prices higher than domestic prices. - Rigs in the 500s now as opposed to pre-Covid rigs in the 800s- Production down from December - down by 100,000 bpd until March. Back up in March and in April 100,000 bpd more.- March 2022 vs. March 2019, global oil drilling down 22%, down 29% in US- productively of oil producers in US is backsliding- cost escalation- spending on drilling went up by 1/3 between quarters but doesn't necessarily contribute to higher productivity.- DUCs - 1 in 3 in US last year. This year more like 1 in 5. Industry isn't relying on DUCs to same extent as last year. Means need more production to sustain current production. Need more investment and more drilling.- Prices redetermine costs. - trucking markets MAY HAVE reached a pause- jet fuel is up- more urban commuting but motor gasoline still back to usual but not higher than 2019 levels- intermediate products demand has pulled back in March. Not a trend but could be.- Is petroleum demand normalizing as economy returns to "normal"?- SPR release: will it help with prices since we aren't seeing a supply dislocation?- Dr. Foreman says that if they'd just released heavy crude it would have had more of an impact on prices in the US than light crude releases do. 700,000 barrels of the SPr release went to exports. Not all of it, but a significant amount.- SPR inventories at their lowest point since 2002. If this continues, we will have lowest SPR reserves since 1984

Elevate Construction
Ep.542 - Break It into Bite-sized Chunks, Feat. Tony Eisenhut

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 32:33


Plan your work-work your plan. In this podcast we cover: How to get out of the gate on a project The keys to successful planning How the small things lead to great projects If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Elevate Construction
Ep.541 - Stop Tying Yourself in Chains! Feat. Hal Macomber

Elevate Construction

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 49:51


Lean is a learning strategy mascarading as a production system. In this podcast we cover: Systems thinking The systems thinking archetypes If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Patrick E. McLean
Nowhere Ch. 16 - A Temple to a Far Older God

Patrick E. McLean

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 27:24


Dr. Krupp was terrified. In all his years of selling snake oil throughout the frontier — a figure he often exaggerated, but in truth amounted to no more than three years — he had seen many remarkable things but never had he seen Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir actually work. But it had happened. He had seen the little girl’s wound heal! And Dr. Krupp had no idea what to do next. As townspeople rushed about, frantic with news of the attack, Dr. Krupp walked in a circle in the center of town talking to himself. First, he wanted a drink but then he turned sharply and walked towards the livery stable and his wagon full of elixir. Then he looked around him in terror, certain he was being followed. Grantham, like all frontier towns, was filled with desperate characters; gamblers, miners, drovers, and cowboys down on their luck. What he had was absolutely priceless. Worth more than silver or gold.The patter sprang into his mind unbidden, "the Elixir of life itself… Freedom from man’s age-old enemies, pain, and death. The lauded and once mythical Panacea now made available through the miracles of the modern age.” What a pitch! And all the better for actually being true. He smiled to himself, then he frowned and changed directions once again.His wagon had elaborately painted canvas tarps on either side that proclaimed the value and wonder of Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir. The idea was to make it so a passerby couldn't help but notice such a magnificent example of the sign-maker’s art. And that cinched the argument. In a fright, he hastened to the freight yard knowing he must remove the signs and disguise his wagon.Along the way, he passed the Preacher crying out to the people of Grantham as he stood upon an overturned bucket. He was telling the people that these strange happenings were the work of the Lord. These signs and portents were meant to call the faithful to arms. Dr. Krupp avoided the Preacher’s gaze as he pushed his way through the crowd, afraid that the man might call him out… afraid of what that man might say. He crossed the main street, ducked through a narrow alley, and emerged on the edge of the freight yard. Wagons of all shapes and sizes crowded the dusty lot, but from the street, he could not see his wagon and sighed in relief. For the first time in his life, he was grateful that his advertising was obscured from the public. He checked to see that he was not being followed and then hurried in among the wagons with surprising speed for a man of his girth. Behind two battered Conestoga wagons, he found his rig with its colorful signs. He had paid five dollars a side to get them done in San Francisco and they were worth every penny. In fact, he had paid more for the signs than he had to get the patent medicine brewed, bottled, and labeled. In truth, the contents of the bottles had never been important. Grain alcohol, some hop, and something bitter would do it. Bitter because everyone knew that good-tasting things never made good medicine. And that was the secret, no one ever bought or sold a chemical formula. They paid for the prospect of relief from their ailments. And luckily for Dr. Krupp, the western territories were an endless wellspring of ailments. Wrenched backs, aching teeth, consumption, dysentery, hangover, boils, the pox, snakebite, yellow fever, tuberculosis, argue, gout, la grippa –- if you name a man's pain in detail he will believe that you have the cure for him. The secret wasn't in the bottle and never had been. It was in the *salesmanship.*At least it had been. But now… He shuttered to think what a working formula meant. If the one thing he was certain was fake turned out to be real… then was anything real? Was everything fake? Had he been the one being conned all along. He was lost in his own understanding. He climbed up on the side of the wagon and started untying the painted tarpaulin. As he worked he heard a strained cough behind him. He turned in terror, nearly falling off the wagon, but caught himself and dropped awkwardly to the ground. Off-guard and looking more like a thief than a proprietor he stared wide-eyed at the figure before him.Jean DuMont tapped his heavy cane on the ground, coughed into his handkerchief said, “I believe you have the medicine that I require.”Dr. Krupp opened and closed his mouth several times, looking more like a fish straining water through his gills, than the sharp-eyed huckster that he had been. Finally, his instincts kicked in and he said, “Well sir, you have come to the right place. The miraculous properties of the long-lost Panacea can be yours, for a price, of course.”“I assure you, money is no object,” said DuMont, playing along, “I am as rich as Croesus.” He was overcome by a coughing fit, then continued, “And eager to pay. But there is but one consideration. What guarantee of efficacy do I have?”“You have not heard of the remarkable transformation that Dr. Bartloleermere’s Elixir effected in the young girl who was mortally wounded at the river?”“Yes,” said DuMont, “But I did not see it.”“I assure you, as a gentleman, that this marvelous elixir,” he said, patting the side of his wagon, “will cure what ails you, or,” and he cringed to hear himself saying the words, “Or your money back. Would that be acceptable?”“Usually, your terms would be quite favorable, but these are… unusual times… so I will need a demonstration,” said DuMont. And then shot Dr. Krupp in the stomach with his derringer.It happened so fast that, Krupp didn’t understand that he had been shot. The barrels of the gun went off with a sound that seemed a little louder than the popping of the cork from a champagne bottle. There was no pain, but he felt a wetness on his abdomen, and when he touched his hand to his belly, it came away covered with blood. Dr. Krupp grew light-headed and slumped to the ground, still confused.Jean DuMont looked down at the smoking gun in his hand. Its pearl handles and etched barrel glittered. He said, “One of a matched set. Pretty isn’t it?” he put the still smoking gun into his coat pocket. When Dr. Krupp didn’t rise, DuMont shook his head and said, “Ahch, must I do everything myself?” He stumped over to the wagon with his cane, opened the side panel, and removed one of the bottles of medicine. He opened it, sniffed it, then handed it down to Dr. Krupp. Dr. Krupp looked up at DuMont and said, “You shot me!”“Yes, we are past that,” said DuMont, “You need to keep pace with the moment.” Krupp looked at the bottle, then back at DuMont. Then back to the bottle. He sucked it down in two gulps. Before Archie could make it back to the mine, one of the miners spotted him and came running. The man, Jablonski was his name was wide-eyed with madness, “Dere you are! You gotta help us! He’s gonna kill us sure!”“What? Whatever are you talking about? Calm down man, what is it.” “He gonna beat me to death with that heavy black cane of his. And it’s not my fault. Nonna dis is my fault. You gotta help me. You gotta get it back somehow or I gotta get outta town.”Archie grabbed Jablonski by his shoulders and shook him vigorously. Then he slapped him across the face. “Get a hold of yourself, man.” Instead of growing angry, or coming to his senses, Jablonski’s face dropped and his eyes went blank with a passive hopelessness that Archie found more terrifying than his previous ravings. A tear welled in Jablonski’s eye and he looked fearfully around him, whispering something that Archie could not make out. “What is that?” Archie asked gently. “The mine is gone.”“What?”“Gone… it’s not there anymore. It’s… it’s…” A tear streaked down the red handprint that Archie had left on his face and he felt guilty for slapping the man. When they got to the mine, a crowd of flinty-faced men, pale from long hours in the depths, stood in clumps stealing glances at the mine entrance and muttering evil things in German and Polish. From the outside, the mine was clearly there. Archie turned to a few of the miners and asked, “What has happened here? Is someone hurt?” The men shook their heads sullenly and turned away. Jablonski said, “It’s just gone…”“What do you mean GONE!” said Archie. “You mean there’s been a cave-in? Is someone hurt?”“No, Mister, sir. It’s something else. Something else in there I mean. In its place. None of us want to go in there. It’s… an unholy place.”“What do you mean an unholy place? Have you lost your mind? For God’s sake man, start talking sense,” Archie asked, but he could see by the fear on the men’s faces that Jablonski believed what he was saying, and the men did too. “Not for God’s sake, Mr. Sir,” said Jablonski. “You go see.”“Superstitious b******s,” said Pulaski, the Foreman, as he burst out of his office, “You’d scarcely even call them civilized Christians if they weren’t crossing themselves all the time. Good workers, for the most part — more trustworthy than the Chinee we run on the second shift. But the damned Popery is what does it. All the costumes and incense and Latin mumbo jumbo.” “Ah Pulaski,” said Archie, happy to see a relatively sane man, “What is going on here?”“I can’t get ‘em to come to work, and when I do round enough of ‘em up to put together a shift, they go in and come right back out again.” “It does appear to be there to you, doesn’t it? The mine, I mean,” asked Archie.Pulaski looked at Archie like he was the crazy one. “The damn entrance is right there. Come on!” said the Foreman, “Let’s go see what Jablonski is so afraid of.” And he handed Archie a fine brass miner’s lamp. As they walked to the mine, the pale-faced men parted silently and let them pass.Archie followed Pulaski into the mine, stepping carefully along the minecart rails. For the first twenty feet it seemed like every other mine Archie had ever been in, but soon the walls changed composition. The bare rock gave way to huge blocks of greenish-grey stone set without benefit of mortar. The minecart rails stopped suddenly and he was walking on a floor paved with the same stone. “What the hell?” asked Pulaski.Archie, a fine Anglican, fought off an urge to cross himself. The passage they were in opened up into a gigantic, vaulted hall, that the lamplight could not reach the top of. “Jesus Christ,” said Pulaski.Archie said, “By the look of it, I would say this was a temple to a far older God.”They played their lamps along the walls, but the feeble light didn’t allow them to make out the carvings or decorations there. What Archie could make out disturbed him. Glimpses of hideous flying creatures snatching up tiny human figures.Pulaski muttered, “We need light.” He strode back to the hallway and yelled, “Jablonski! Bring all the lamps!”“No Mister, Sir!” came Jablonski’s voice echoing back through the tunnel.“I need light, you superstitious Polack!”“It’s not natural boss, you come out of dere.” Archie stepped further into the room and played his flickering lamp along the walls. In the gloom, he saw strange, bas-relief carvings. Human figures warring with bestial, ape-like creatures in one frieze. In the next, another band of humanoids were beset by creatures that seemed little more than masses of tentacles. The argument in the tunnel reached a fever pitch. “Jablonski, I swear. If I have to come out there and get those damn lamps…” “Lamps, amps, mps, ps…” the word echoed in the depths of the mine. Mine? Chamber? Temple? City? Whatever this was, it was built on a gigantic scale and with painstaking craftsmanship. What was it for? How did it come to be here? Feeling immeasurably ancient and yet… somehow. Archie’s curiosity drew him deeper into the darkness of the massive room.“Goddamn it Jablonski! If you don’t fill that minecart with lamps and wheel it in here right now…” cried the Pulaski. “Ow ow ow ow…” echoed strangely through the chamber. And underneath it, Archie thought he heard something else, An answering sound from deep in the darkness. He could not be sure because it was obscured by Pulaski muttering, “And if there’s not some goddamn silver somewhere in here, Jablonski is going break the news to DuMont.”Archie looked back towards the entrance. Pulaski was silhouetted against the last feeble remnants of daylight that struggled in from the mine opening. Behind him, he heard a hollow clomp from deep below, but when turned back around, the sound did not repeat. At the edge of the feeble light cast by his mining lantern, Archie made out a large, static shape looming in the darkness. Even as fear pulled him backward, his curiosity drove him forward. Shaking a little, he advanced into the darkness. There he found what he thought to be a large sarcophagus, or perhaps altar, in the center of the room. He moved closer and saw that there were chips and deep gouges in the surface of the ancient, evil-looking stone. Large rings were fitted in the sides which were covered with incomprehensible lettering and horrifying pictographs. A few threads of rotting hemp rope dangled from one of the rings. He walked around to the long end of the stone altar and it all became horrifyingly clear to him. He saw where the grooves in the top led to a single downspout. He saw where the container would have been placed to collect the blood of a sacrificial victim. What unholy god or demon was this place consecrated to?Even as his emotions recoiled from what he saw, his scientific training kept him asking questions and gathering data. In a bizarre act of crumbling sanity, he started counting the marks in the surface of the altar. There were hundreds. But surely every sacrifice hadn’t left a mark. Many, many people had died on this altar.He stood, swaying with the horror of it all, yet still curious. He tried to read the characters carved into the side of the altar. The runes and glyphs were unknown to him but seemed tantalizingly on the edge of his understanding. And the more of the carvings he saw the closer comprehension seemed to be. It was like a word stuck on the tip of his tongue that he wished to spit forth into the world with a scream. Archie broke out in a sweat, spiking a fever from nowhere. Then he heard a chant as if the entire room was filled with unseen worshipers. He looked around and no one was there. Yet he heard them, crowding in close around him, the chant little more than a whisper, yet massive from the number of people crowded around him, fervently praying. Praying to what? Praying for what? The sound surrounded him. Smothered him. He felt unable to move. “Hey, Mister. What you got there?” he heard the Pulaski ask him from a long, long way off. Then Archie went blind. He could feel the warmth of his lamp still burning in his hand, but all he could see was darkness. And, in the darkness, he had a vision of a monstrous creature, a power of the Earth before the time of Man. It was mostly bat, but among its leathery features, Archie could make out a glimpse of sentience in its strangely human eyes. Was it a chimera? Or a horrid beast that evolution had forgot? He felt the pull of this creature, its immense mind, its burning eyes, an ancient, undying thing that whispered the promise of secret knowledge, life eternal, and power in exchange for blood. “Mister are you okay?” asked Pulaski, shaking his shoulder. Archie struggled to answer the question. When he opened his mouth to speak he heard the sound of claws on stone and the rush of stale air across leathery wings. “I… I… I’m fine” lied Archie, “I think I just need some fresh air.“Archie was proud that he had not run screaming to the sunlight at the end of the tunnel. When reached the outside the world seemed bright and normal yet somehow smaller than the vast, hungry darkness inside the temple. He staggered through the dusty yard and the miners looked at him with fear and concern. He could still hear the sound of wings. He looked around him frantically and realized that this too was hallucination or vision — as the vision of the sacrifice had been. But knowing something intellectually and getting rid of fear are two very different things. He plunged his head deep into a water trough. It was still frigid from the high desert evening and he felt the bones in his skull pop with the cold. But the ache he felt was real and it blocked out the visions of death and leathery wings. He held his head under the water until his lungs screamed for air. He flung his head up, shaking and flinging water all around him as he struggled to regain his breath. Pulaski, Jablonski, and the rest of the miners watched him with fear.“Mr. Croyton, are you all right?” asked Pulaski.Archie ignored the question. He stared at the black hole of the mine entrance like a duelist and said, “Torches! We need torches. And men to carry them.”He saw many of the miners recoil in horror. And who could blame them? Horror was what lay beneath that hill. Ancient, unknown evil. But it was not the remnants of a bestial faith that Archie found terrifying, but The same irrational, superstitious, darkness that had held humanity back since the dawn of time. And now that he was faced with it in its purest, most powerful form, he decided that he would not be afraid. There was a truth to it and it could be brought to daylight. And he would do it. Archimedes decided that whatever the cost, he would rather know, than fear blindly. When Pulaski hesitated, Archie took charge. He pointed at the men and then to the shoring timber. “You men, split that wood into f*****s, three feet long should be enough, and find rags, fabric, anything we can soak with oil. Mr. Pulaski, no one goes into that mine until I get back.” Pulaksi looked at the terrified miners and said, “I don’t think that’s going to be an issue.” As Archie turned and walked away, Pulaski asked, “Where are you going?”“To assemble a company.”Archie walked across the street and into the staging yard where the teamsters were camped. A few of the teamsters had pitched tents, but MacAllister, true to his word, was passed out under his own wagon, still drunk from the night before. “Gentlemen,” Archie barked, the horror in him driven off by the joy of the words growing inside him, “And such unfortunate ladies as there may be. Stand and be counted. Adventure awaits.” He was greeted by a litany groans and of curses. From beneath the wagon MacAllister, said, “The horses are done in. The women have been rode hard and put up wet. The squadroon is in no condition to haul. Begging your poxy, arse-riddled pardon, sir.”“The only cargo I require to be moved is your insolent carcass across the street. I’ve need of men to explore a ruined temple.”“Ruined temple,” asked MacAllister, opening one bloodshot eye into the light of a new day. Is there treasure then?”Dr. Krupp was certain that he was going to die. Slowly, painfully, most likely when his gunshot wounds became infected, but certainly, it would be death. He drank Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir as a desperate man clutches at fragments of his wrecked ship. Even after he had seen the miraculous recovery of Penelope Miller on the riverbank, even though his life depended on it, the snake oil salesman could not bring himself to believe that his elixir actually worked. He swallowed the foul-tasting liquid and sighed hopelessly. Standing above him, Jean DuMont watched all this with detached fascination. “Why did you shoot me?” asked Dr. Krupp. “I need to know how much of a fraud you were.”“You coulda just asked,” said Dr. Krupp, almost breaking into sob at the end. “I prefer to take my chances with other people’s lives.” “Jesus, this hurts!” “Ah,” said DuMont, hitting Krupp in the leg with his cane, “So it does not work and you are a fraud after all.”Krupp nodded once, tears streaming down his face, but then his eyes grew wide. He felt a warming sensation in his stomach, and a light, euphoric feeling all over. He giggled, then tore his shirt open. He wiped the pooled blood away and found that the wound had healed. He laughed again and stood up, smiling at Jean DuMont.“I’m okay. I’m okay! I’m going to live.”“Quite remarkable,” said Jean DuMont. “What is the formula?”“I don’t even know. I just bought it from a brewery in San Francisco,” said Dr. Krupp, just giddy from being alive. “Ah,” said Jean Dumont, “Pity.”“But I still have plenty of bottles to sell you! Though I’m going to charge you more since you shot me.”DuMont produced his other derringer from his right coat pocket and shot Dr, Krupp again. This time in the head. Krupp died instantly and fell to the ground. Not giving Krupp another thought, DuMont removed another bottle of elixir from the wagon and drank it. He was immediately overcome with a coughing fit. He hacked and hacked and hacked, bringing forth hunks of diseased, black lung tissue and spitting them onto the ground like strange, foul-smelling mushrooms He fell to his knees, wracked with pain, and vomited blood into the dirt. Then he tried to rise, staggered a few steps, and fell down. He rolled onto his back and drew his coat sleeve across the bloody mess of his mouth. Then he took a deep breath, exhaled it, and smiled. His lungs were clear and free of consumption. He rose, laughing like a madman. Get full access to Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe

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Ep.540 - Why PPC Does NOT Work!

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 26:25


PPC does not work in a CPM and LPS system.  PPC will only work in a Takt and LPS system. In this podcast we cover: Why PPC does not work Why CPM does not allow you to measure the success of a project What is a fake schedule Why Takt enables PPC If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Service Drive Revolution with Chris Collins
The Quickest Path From Foreman To Service Manager

Service Drive Revolution with Chris Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 6:40


In today's Drive By. Chris and Coach Christian are joined by a special guest, our new coach, James. The guys help a shop foreman with some tips on how to get promoted at the shop. They include some books that are extremely beneficial to the growth of anyone's career and give insight on how they got promoted back in the day.  Is there something you remember that helped you get promoted from advisor to manager? Let us know in the comments! Read My Book! The Irreplaceable Service Manager https://chriscollinsinc.com/product/irreplaceable-service-manager/ Special Discount on Our OnDemand Training - https://bit.ly/Ondemand-Special-offer Got a question? Call us at 1-833-3-ASK-SDR Check out our Best-Sellers: Your 90-Day roadmap to your best Fixed-Ops month ever starts here: http://bit.ly/ISM_yt Millionaire Service Advisor also includes our 11-step Circle of Trust System: http://bit.ly/MSA_yt Strategy specialists and training available, just click the links below:  1. Get access to two free training videos by opting in on our website: http://bit.ly/Chriscollinsinc  2. Schedule a 15-minute call with our strategy specialist to accelerate your results and start seeing increased profit right away! http://bit.ly/CCIschedule Join our Facebook Groups: For Fixed Ops -- http://bit.ly/YTfixedopsgroup For Independent Shop Owners -- http://bit.ly/YTRSOSgroup

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Ep.539 - Once its Repeatable, It Becomes Scalable! Feat. Rich Whitten

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 23:05


Customer service is about creating process and systems.  Once it becomes repeatable, it becomes scalable. In this podcast we cover: The pillars of reconstruction How to really communcate with clients How to scale excellence If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

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Ep.538 - Its about People! Feat. Jen & Jess

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 44:33


Until we get that its all about people, we don't get it! In this podcast we cover: The people side of lean Vulnerability The explosive amount of connection we are about to experience in construction If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership

This week's guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick talked all about the importance of gratitude, both in professional and personal contexts. Listen and learn how being grateful can improve your health and overall happiness. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn:  The quote Rick likes (3:36) Gratitude and hansei (8:17) Defining gratitude (9:33) Why it's hard to be grateful at times (11:40) How gratitude got Rick through a painful situation (15:52) About Viktor Frankl (22:41) How to "deliberately practice" gratitude (23:38) Being grateful in the age of comparison (32:22) An anecdote about the word "expert" (33:19) Starting your daily practice of gratitude (40:30) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 The Benefits of Gratitude  Appreciation Thoughts Atomic Habits Rick on LinkedIn What Do You Think? How has practicing gratitude helped you?

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Ep.537 - The Field Verified Way Training, Feat. Brian Melcher

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 12:17


What if everyone in your organization knew exactly what was expected in their role, and were training in an effective way to carry out those expectations? In this podcast we cover: The Field Verified Way training method Employee scorecards How to create a self-advancing organization If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

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Ep.536 - The Buyout Log

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 11:11


I do not understand, and likely never will, how someone can manage an effective project without a buyout and procurement log. In this podcast we cover: Why you need a buyout log What components it should have If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

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Ep.535 - Increase Your Field of View!

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 19:23


When you are going fast with a high level of risk, your field of view must increase! In this podcast we cover: The difference between high speed with high and low risk How we can increase our field of view Why being short-sighted will hurt you If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

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Ep.534 - Turn Your Camera On!!!!

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 13:15


There is no excuse for you to not have your camera on and participate when on a virtual meeting!  Other than laziness. In this podcast we cover: How to engage in a virtual meeting Why not participating is not acceptable If you like the Elevate Construction podcast, please subscribe for free and you'll never miss an episode.  And if you really like the Elevate Construction podcast, I'd appreciate you telling a friend (Maybe even two 

Fullerton Unfiltered
330. Foreman Mindset & Empowering Intrapreneurs In Your Organization w/ Neil Roth

Fullerton Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 33:58


Today we're joined by Neil Roth from Wilbrinks Lawnscapes sharing with us his story about being a Foreman for his company. Neil shares what traits make a good boss, and why company culture is the foundation of everything. Enjoy.   www.LawntrepreneurAcademy.com Price Adjustment Letter Brian's Lawn Maintenance - YouTube Ballard-inc.com Exmark.com KUJO Yardwear EquipmentDefender.com https://linktr.ee/brianslawnmaintenance (w/ Brians10 Deals) www.thehardscapeacademy.com  @brianslawnmaintenance https://www.instagram.com/cycle_cpa/ https://cyclecpa.com/ (use code "Brian" to save $200 when you sign up. Brian's Lawn Maintenance * PO Box 930233 * Wixom, MI 48393