Dwayne A. RatleffDancing to the Lyrics is a timeless and timely coming-of-age tale. Through the eyes of the young protagonist, Grant Cole, we are offered a first-hand account of an African American gay youth who perseveres in spite of personal and family obstacles as well as the larger challenges of his era.As Grant struggles to comprehend his own nature, his world, and the adults who populate it, he observes and emotionally reacts to the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Baltimore riots, the Vietnam War and more. Poverty, accompanied by crime, violence and fear, is his frequent companion, but his own vivid imagination and close relationships with his younger sisters, various family members and friends bring hope and humor into his life.While Grant witnesses the abuse of his mother at the hands of a cruel stepfather, and discovers the man he doesn't want to be, he strives continually toward understanding the person he was born to be. He learns crucial lessons from his life teachers: faith and pragmatism from his grandparents, and open-mindedness and self-acceptance from a diverse cast of unconventional but kindly characters woven throughout his story.While very much an individual's story of overcoming adversity during a specific point in time and place – 1960's America – Dancing to the Lyrics also provides a lens through which we can view events in our current time. The lessons that young Grant learns are as relevant today as ever and discerning them through the eyes of such an insightful youngster is a revelation.Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Lyrics-Finding-Inner-Rhythm/dp/1735525308/ Photo: Copyright Wilkinson/2022Opening and closing music courtesy the very talented Zakhar Valaha via Pixabay.To contact Wilkinson- email him at BecomingWilkinson@gmail.com
Grant Cole, GBB HC at Auburn (NE), jumps on the podcast this week to discuss a variety of different topics. On the pod, we chat about returning home to coach, working with numerous family members, his half court offensive and defensive philosophy, scouting and breaking a 40 year state tournament drought. Alot of great thoughts shared; enjoy!
Episode 17 of the Just Saying Podcast. Recorded on February 20, 2022.
Grant Cole came to visit today about his trilogy, Somali Blood. He's currently querying, so his books aren't published yet. I am looking forward to them, because they sound like an awesome series! We also discussed other books, such as Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy, Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove, 1901 by Robert Conroy, and In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove. I hope you enjoy this episode, just as I did! Until next week, bookworms! Sponsors: Caroline Fleur, author of Destiny and Other Dilemmas, available on Kindle and Paperback, as well as a new sponsor today, Eliza Stopps, whose Page Parker series is available on Kindle Vella. Thank you so much! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pickybookworm/support
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MICHIGAN OUT OF DOORS TV - JENNY (OLSON) CIOLEK Despite the pandemic, Michigan Out of Doors TV has filled the frames of televisions on PBS channels, Thursday nights, as it has for years. Cohost Jenny Ciolek shares how they have kept up with the show and how different it is to produce in today's digital age. www.michiganoutofdoorstv.com DON'T THROW IT AWAY! - GRANT COLE Four words I have used on many occasions. As an antiques dealer and picker myself, I believe that almost everything old has a value. Especially when it comes to old sportsman's gear! Decoys, fishing tackle and especially the original packaging that they came in, all have a value. Auctioneer and appraiser, Grant Cole, can help identify and find the right buyer with his group at Auctioneers Inc., of Beulah, MI. We'll talk about a few of the key things to look for.
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'Twas the day before the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except Grant Cole, Rick Collins, and Dustin Zerrer bringing you the year-end episode of Texas Rugby Monthly. Join the lads as they change it up a bit and talk about each other city's TOP 3 things for 2020, and give an outlook on 2021. All whilst enjoying beverages...just a "few". It's Texas Rugby Monthly your home for all things Texas rugby.
I sit down with Grant Cole from Houston to go through what's going on in the MLR offseason. I thought I knew most of what's going on but there was a surprise in there for me too. Signup up for the weekly DrivingMaul Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/b46FUv Support independent rugby punditry by becoming a Patreon of DrivingMaul: https://www.patreon.com/DrivingMaul
Grant Cole, a singer/songwriter and aspiring artist makes HD history as our first musical talent guest. Grant also brings a wealth of ideas about what it takes to transform passions or hobbies into vocations, how to grind towards a dream (or lack thereof), an a bunch of other funny and insightful moments. Much love to Grant for bringing fire to the podcast. Please check him out and share this episode for support. GUEST: Grant Cole IG: www.instagram.com/grant.cole/ MUSIC: 'Selfish' - SAINt JHN SUPPORT HEIGHT DROP Patreon Page: Exclusives for patrons www.patreon.com/brandondouglass Subscribe on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/height-drop/id987026725?mt=2 ***** leave a five star review for ultimate support Sub on Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/brandon-douglass/height-drop TELL YOUR FRIENDS! USE OUR SPONSOR LINKS PARKOUREDU - Learn Parkour Online parkouredu.org/?learn=15 ONNIT - Total Human Optimization onnit.sjv.io/c/364907/393256/5155 BINANCE CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE www.binance.com/?ref=35003062 ROBINHOOD INVESTING - Get FREE Stock share.robinhood.com/brandod1346 ACORNS - Invest your spare change acorns.com/invite/HHKS4T CALL THE HEIGHT DROP HOTLINE - take part 1+720-295-7537
After a week off from recording ... (the boys were in TCB mode), we recap you on everything MLR. Uncle Johnny has a couple of bones to pick in his State of the Rugby Union, last week's game recaps features the spiciest scrummy, first-team all-hair, #RigJealousy, Dan Power and Grant Cole's awkward broadcast chemistry, we take different stands on heckling kickers, and our premier of "Eighty Minute Men". HARPO sends a goodbye text, we get some strange voicemails, Thanking Doug, Player Try Pool, our hopeful outlook on the Eagle's June Test games and next week's MLR spreads and picks. All that and more on this week's Rugby PickEm.
We learned A LOT in week 2, and like all you fans ... were frothing for more. In Seattle, HARPO sees a familiar face and we have our first plus sized athlete of the week. Down in Houston, Grant Cole snatches the announcing crown, and Bt has a case of #rigjealously. In San Diego, Nate Augsburger is our spiciest scrummy of the week, and we deliver our first official MLR first-team all-hair as we break down some Utah Warriors's hair-dos. Voicemail, Thanking Doug, Player Try Pool, and Week 3 PickEm .... (including HARPO's sure thing Derby winner) ... there's a little bit of everything this week on Rugby PickEm!
Earful of Dirt - The Major League Rugby Podcast
A special edition of the pod tonight to discuss CBS Sports Network partnering with Major League Rugby for a multi-year broadcast contract. This strengthens the validity of Rugby in the US and the league itself. Grant Cole of This is Texas Rugby will be joining us to provide the beauty.
Rick and Dan talk to Grant Cole, Cheryl Haire and Dr.Joel Carpenter of Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb County.Support the show: https://faithtalk590.com/ministryaudioSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This Is Texas Rugby's Grant Cole calls in and tells England rugby star-turned-analyst for NBC Sports, Alex Corbisiero, and our Matt McCarthy about the Rugby Community rising to help others in need, after Hurricane Harvey rocked The Lone Star State. Please look for the info to help from near and far and share this story.
Earful of Dirt - The Major League Rugby Podcast
While Dan is off for the week, Aaron, Victor and Corey are joined by Grant Cole of This Is Texas Rugby to discuss Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston and the rugby community's response.
Andy and Matt are joined by good friends Grant Cole and Shane Rubenfeld in a surprisingly upbeat wrap-up of the 2012 Portland Timbers season. They discuss their favorite moments and players of the season, which players are solid going forward and who should depart, and how this season compared to our inaugural season. In conclusion, the guys look forward to what new coach Caleb Porter will bring to the table in the coming months.
Matt and Andy welcome guest Grant Cole to discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw with local rivals Seattle Sounders. The guys recount sleeping on the sidewalk outside the stadium, whether a draw was a fair result, and how unflappable David Horst is these days. Lastly they take a look at the road game against San Jose Earthquakes, a hella difficult game compounded by injuries to Donovan Ricketts and Diego Chara.