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Homer - The Odyssey - Episode 3 - Odysseus And The Cyclops Don't See Eye To Eye! I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This is our third episode covering Homer's Odyssey, and Christy, are we finally getting to Odysseus this week? Yes- We finally meet our title character- it was an odyssey. Pun pun- Oh my- here we go…. I know, and we get to see wordplay this week as well- although word play through translation is not exactly the same but the Greeks did a lot of it, and not just in the Odyssey, so it's nice to get just a little taste. How interesting. I know, it really is. Homer, even though writing in verse that has meter, does not rhyme, but he does use word play- which may or may not be called a pun- but it does play around with the meaning and sounds of different words. In episode 1 we discussed a lot of the historical context both of the period in which the story is set, but also of the mysterious writer, the supposed blind bard, we have always called Homer. I did notice we do finally get to mee the blind bard of the Odyssey, the one the ancients think might be based on our poet, but I'm not sure I would have even paid much attention to that character if we hadn't talked about Demodocus being the model for Homer, previously. No, I agree. I wouldn't have either. It's kind of an interesting literary concept, at one point there is a bard telling a story about a bard telling a story and then there's the story- so a story within a story within a story- talk about complicated. Yeah- let's just move on. In episode 2, we discussed Telemachus and his coming of age story that we call the Telemachy- or books 1-4. In that portion of the story, we learned that swarms of suitors have overrun the family home back in Ithaca while Odysseus is away. Telemachus' mother, Odysseus's wife, Penelope is being pressured to pick one of these suitors to be her husband, an act which would give the selected suitor a claim to be king or chieftain of Ithaca, perhaps even a contested heir to her fortune, leaving Telemachus' life in extreme danger. We saw that Penelope tricked the suitors by claiming she would marry one of them after she weaved a funeral shroud for her father-in-law, Laertes. During the day she would weave, but at night she would unravel her work. For three years this worked until one of her ladies' maids gave her up. It is at this point that we enter the story of Telemachus. Athena visits him, first in the shape of an old friend of Odyssseus', Mentes, but then into another man named Mentor. She encourages Telemachus to take charge of his own future- to go out in the world and try to find out what has happened to his father by visiting his father's old war buddies. Telemachus listens to Athena and visits two places: Pylos and Sparta. Here he learns very little, honestly, about what happened to his father, but what we do see is Telemachus coming into his own. We see his confidence and sense of self develop to the point that he seems quite a different person as he journeys back home ready to confront the very dangerous challenge of taking control over his own home or really retaking a kingdom that has been taken away from him. Yes- and today we will see where Odysseus has been this whole time. The goal today is to get through book 9, maybe start book ten, which is kind of a chronological boomerang really. We start book 5 twenty years after Odysseus has left home. Calypso is forced to release him which she does. Poseidon is outraged and reacts. Garry let's read Poseidon's response. “I'll give that man his swamping fill of trouble!” With that he rammed the clouds together- both hands clutching his trident- churned the waves into chaos, whipping all the gales from every quarter, shrouding over in thunderheads the earth and sea at once- and night swept down from the sky- East and South Winds clashed and the raging West and North, spring from the heavens, roiled heaving breakers up- and Odysseus' knees quaked, his spirit too; numb with fear he spoke to his own great heart: “Wretched man- what becomes of me now, at last? And of course the answer is- you're not to die yet. The gods will see to it. He is shipwrecked and then found naked on the beach by Nausicaa, the daughter of King Alcinous ruler of the incredibly gracious and skilled Phaeacian's. And of course, it is through these people, we see an incredible example of what the Greeks call Xenia and basically how Homer defines what it means in this world to be a good person. In the Homeric world, or perhaps the ancient Greek world, if we can generalize, what makes a person good or bad is not the same as we think of today. So, Garry, just to get us started, as a concept, what is Xenia. Well, it's a concept of hospitality that is an extremely complex and developed social institution in the ancient Greek world. If we break the word down- the word xenos- that word means both guest-friend or guest-stranger. If you think of the word xenophobia- it means you have fear or hatred of strangers. So xenia is how you receive or treat strangers in your community, your oikos, your household. Well executed xenia solidified relationships between peoples; it created alliances, and could often be the difference between life and death. It was also religious- one of Zeus' names is Zeus Xenios because he was the god that embodied a moral obligation to be hospitable to foreigners or strangers. And it's that moral element that is so central to so much of what we should understand about why things happen the way they do in the Homeric world. In Homer's world, hospitality drives morality. It is in the hosting, receiving, gift-giving and relationship building that is pushing forward the movement in the world. It's what gets you in favor or in trouble with the gods. If you are a good host and/or good guest, you are a good person. If you are a bad host/ bad guest, you are a bad person. To me it really seems to be that simple. The moral code that determines your place is life is not based on the ten commandments or something like that- it is not based on lying, or stealing or even murdering- things that we use to define morality. If you think about it, all three of those things Odysseus does all the time and is even admired for how well he does them. The gods are proud that he is cunning. He brags about sacking villages. The climax of the book involves broadscale murder (there's a slight spoiler, if you are 3000 years behind the times and don't know the ending). There is definitely no morality around sex at all. The definition of who you are as a person is very dependent on something else and that something else is what the ancient's called xenia- this concept of being a good host and being a good guest. Garry, from our standpoint today, that seems weird. We don't value hospitality in this way at all, and on the other side, we look poorly on people who are pirates, liars, thieves, or adulterers. True- and it is a very interesting way of thinking about things- and something we should think about. Of course, obviously and I know you weren't being exclusionary, but there are other values emphasized in Homer's epics- respect for the gods, being a wise and moderate person, not to mention, you are supposed to avenge the death of family members, that is also part of the moral code, but your point cannot be overstated more- the importance of hospitality is essential to success in life, and there are very good and obviously practical reasons for this. Just to clarify what we're talking about- even before we get to book five, we've seen examples of this in every chapter of the epic already. Telemachus was a good host to Mentes. Nestor and Menelaus were amazing hosts to Telemachus ,and now Alcinious is even more gracious then the other two and in fact brings Odysseus home, even though it will cost him dearly, as we'll see at the end. True, but the concept of Xenia is not just inherent in Greek culture. It was important in other cultures in other parts of the ancient world as well. If you want an example that you might be familiar with from this time period and if you familiar with Biblical text we see similar things in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Abraham is very concerned about being a good host as well as a good guest and we see various interactions of him being a guest when he wanders around Canaan. And just as the gods in the Odyssey punish and murder those who do not respect the rules of hospitality, there is a perspective to suggest that the Hebrew God of the Bible also punishes those who do not respect the rules of hospitality- just look at Sodom and Gomorrah and how the destruction of that town is set up by the abuse of guests in the community. How you receive strangers very much defines your humanity in many cultures and has for a long time. This idea of morality being connected to hospitality is very ancient and deeply embedded in various ancient cultures. Well, in the Odyssey there are at least 12 hospitality scenes of all kinds. We see examples of bad hospitality as well as examples of good hospitality- In book five, we see both juxtaposed against each other almost back to back. In Polyphemus the Cyclopes- we see almost a perfect example of a bad host. But he isn't the first character in the book to violate the rules of Xenia- for that we don't need to look further than book one and the suitors. Those guys are clearly terrible guests, terrible humans and we don't feel a bit sorry for them when they get what's coming in the end. But before we get t here, let's start with the concept of xenia itself. What is this idea of being a host which is so central to the story? How should we understand it in terms of culture so we can then extrapolate cross-culturally? Why is hospitality important to the degree that it is a motif in almost every book of this epic. In fact, it's a type scene. A type-scene. That's a new term. Christy, what's a type scene? A type scene is a scene that you see over and over again. It's kind of like a pattern. But you become familiar with it to the point that you can recognize differences in how different people practice the same pattern or the same type, so to speak. For example, in the Iliad, how a person puts on his armour is a type scene- it happens over and over and you can see the pattern with the differences. Holding sacrifices is another type-scene- it happens all the time. There are many kinds of type-scenes at the disposal of the bard, he uses them to set up the story. We don't have time to feature all of them, obviously, but I want to talk about hospitality because it's so relevant to what the Odyssey is all about, in my view. Like I said before, in the Odyssey there are at least 12 hospitality scenes. So, that's a lot of emphasis- it sets off the plot in chapter 1, it creates complications throughout, and in some ways how we can watch Odysseus evolve as a character. We watch him develop as we watch him reveal who his is in these various interactions with his different hosts. So back to this idea of gift-giving and hospitality. What are your thoughts- just in general? Well, first of all, let's recognize that we are in an ancient world consisting of mostly isolated islands. There are no hotels, no restaurants, and not even any money. The Chinese are given credit in being the first to come up with money, but that wasn't until around 770 BCE. So, just in that regard, you can see how important relationships would be just on a survival level. Bartering, obviously did exist. But, in general, if a person is going to travel, he will have to rely on mercy from other people to survive, and of course that's how ancient societies worked. Again, a parallel example of ancient text would be the stories of the Old Testament in the Bible, if you recall. People went into the lands of others and threw themselves at the mercies of those rulers. So in some sense, the idea of emphasizing hospitality on a macro-scale makes sense- I'll host you if you'll host me. But that doesn't answer the second question, why all these gifts? You would think that the one giving the gift would be the one being hosted. He/or she after all is the one being fed, being clothed. You would also think that if you were a rat of a human, and so many of us are rats, you could just go around and exploit person after person. And notice, and you can see this through the many scenes of hospitality, you are supposed to feed and bathe a guest BEFORE you even ask their name or their business. THAT was the ethics of the tradition. So, the question, is why give gifts? Well, of course, I don't know, but the obvious first pass guess, again, maybe is the idea of reciprocity. I am going to host you today knowing that one day that balance of power may shift and I may need your hospitality. I'll give you a good gift, so that one day you will give me a good gift- that sort of thing. Except, as I say that out loud, it does fail the say out loud test. After going through the Christmas season, if you are a person who practices gift-giving, you know there are always those people that shaft you. How many of us have been in situations where we drew names, and you're supposed to buy a gift for the person that you get their name and spend a certain dollar amount. Well, we all know that person or persons who will shaft whoever they draw. They will justify it by saying to themselves, “Well, the original price was the money limit, I just got it on sale and they'll never know.”- which of course is bogus because we always know. But sometimes people don't bother even doing that. They may just shaft you because there is nothing anyone is going to do about it at a holiday party. That sort of thing. I can't imagine the Greeks not having those schumcks- well, we know they have those schmucks- they've moved into Penelope's house in book one. So, I guess I'll ask you- why give gifts? I can see how it would make a society a better and kinder place, but I can't see how and why it works. It seems to go against human nature. True- Of course the first reason is it makes you a good person and it pleases the gods- and we want to be good people and we all want to please the gods. We just do. Even those of us who unfortunately find ourselves incarcerated for terrible things we've done to other people, will likely NOT EVER want to give up the idea that we are good people. We want others to see that in us, and we want the gods to see that in us. And of course, we see that idea here- the gods will reward generosity and hospitality. Which brings us to Alcinous' daughter- she truly is depicted at being a wonderful human being. She's brave and she's generous. Let's read where Odysseus approaches her and begs for mercy. Page 174 But of course, as we can clearly see here. Naussicaa, the princess, is an exceptional person. Not very many of us are as wonderful as this girl, so I don't think reciprocity fully explains the concept of gift giving. Of course, I don't know for sure, but one perspective to consider here is in watching the balance of power. Remember, primitive societies didn't have InterPol, or the United Nations, or anything like that, but that doesn't mean they didn't still have complex systems of interacting. When you show up on someone's shore, the smart thing for the person on the shore to do is to kill you at the get go- and in fact, that's what happened a lot. Man, after all is a warring being, and societies historically war. And that is where I see the value of gifts. The currency of today and the currency of the ancient world in one sense is the same- fame, reputation, power, glory, status- isn't that what people buy with their money- a higher place on the hierarchy? Today, we literally BUY it with money. We can and do buy VIP seating, VIP lounges, private planes, exclusive clubs, name brands and for what? These things showcase that we are more important than other people- our social rank- no matter how egalitarian we claim to be. In the ancient world just as today, greatness is defined by reputation, fame, glory- and how that happens is by giving and getting. It's builds reputation. If we look at what actually happens in this particular story what I notice is that for one- These tokens matter economically. And this particular family, which is described as being a cunning family, are good at amassing wealthy by being recipients of great gifts. We certainly see it in Odysseus. But we also see it in Telemachus who actually negotiates his gifts, but and even Penelope is very smart in collecting gifts and building her own wealth. But let's look at it from the other side of things. What the giver gets in exchange is also of great value. The giver of each gift is sending with the recipient a signal to everyone who sees the gift a message of his great reputation. Everyone is reminded that King Menelaus is great every time he sees an artifact that came from his kingdom. Everyone is reminded not to mess with a man as grand as can afford to give away something as great as this gifr or that gift. But the giver is also building personal indebtedness that can extend multi-generationally. We saw that when Telemachus visited his fathers' friends. This networking extends reputation and gift exchange is also a tool with which hierarchy is established. Well, in the case of King Alcinous, he had a tremendous reputation for greatness and was, and I quote, “obeyed like a god”. We could talk quite a bit about this banquet King Alcinous and Queen Arete threw in honor of their guest: the recognition scene, the games, etc. but I want to jump ahead to the cyclopes- which is just fun to read. And of course, it brings up one of the reasons why this book is so popular. It's readable at every level. We can read it for some psychological or anthropological understanding of humanity, but it's also just as fun and worthy to read the gory description of a dude poking out another dude's only eye. So, jumping straight to book 9, the bard, in book eight, has been telling Odysseus' story but now Alcinous is making Odysseus tell his own story and finally Odysseus confesses his identity. I am Odysseus, son of Laertes, known to the world for every kind of craft- my fame has reached the skies. Sunny Ithaca is my home. Atop her stands our seamark, Mount Neriton's leafy ridges shimmering in the wind. And on he goes describing his homeland. The first story he tells is about him sacking and plundering Cicones- sacking the city, killing the men. By our standards, its sheer pirating, but it's not a shameful story in this context. The shame came at the end when his stupid men got drunk and allowed the Cicones to get them back. He says “out of each ship, six men-at-arms were killed.” So, there's the example of how a lot of these interactions between peoples go- people warring against invaders. But after the Cicones, he gets to the Lotus eaters. The Lotus eaters' story is famous too, and I love how the Percy Jackson movie portrayed the Lotus eaters as being a casino in Las Vegas, and the men just kind of losing track of time as so many have in those corridors that connect the Pallazzo to the Venetian or Bally's to Paris. I agree- Las Vegas is perfect. The passage about the lotus eaters is a short passage especially for how well known it is, let's remember those famous Lotus Eaters. Page 214 You know, I've heard this passage described as people high on drugs, but we may be too quick to go the route of mental incapacity. When the men go back to their boat, they are aware that they are being forced to leave, and they even cry about it. It's not their perceptions that are impaired; it's their will that's impaired. The bedazzling experience of the present has totally obliterated any sense of time as well as any concern about other experiences in the future. It's a metaphor for a lot of things beyond drugs that have this effect- although drugs definitely unfortunately do this in the extreme. Ha! I would say so- can we say tik tok!! You know, our good friend, Cristiana, the other day got on tiktok, and let me say she's my age, so we're not talking about a child. Anyway, her complaint about it was that she spent an hour drifting through video after video. She was entertained for sure, but after an hour she looked up and realized could not tell you one thing that she had seen. The videos were too short to even stick in her short term memory. She was annoyed because she couldn't account for the time- she remarked that she literally had nothing to show for it- it went the way of the lotus eaters. Ha! So true- I guess Instagram and Facebook aren't much better, but let me ask you this- is that an example of good xenia or bad xenia? HA! Well, I think of it as just a little sidebar until we get to the big xenia story- the story of the Cyclopes- A couple of things to notice as we compare the story of Polyphemus as host to the story about King Alcinous and Queen Arete and their reception of Odysseus. With the Phaeacians, we see a positive example of what it means to be a good person. We see a great and confident leader who has built a good community. Homer is going to juxtapose that with this community that does not work well. We are going to see what it means to be bad- a bad person, a bad leader and live in a bad society. Remember when I said that a type-scene is a scene where you recognize a pattern. Well, the pattern to receive a guest has been established a bunch of times already starting in book one now through book 8. And Polyphemus does everything absolutely wrong. He's the very opposite of a good person, and the Cyclopes society is the opposite of a good society. Besides the hospitality type-scene- we also have an assembly which is another type-scene. We've had a bunch of assemblies already as well- remember when Telemachus called an assembly, they met and passed around the scepter and all that, well Polyphemus is going to try to call an assembly, but it doesn't go well either because nothing these barbaric people do is worth anything. They are awful in all ways. So, in a traditional hospitality scene- you're supposed approach the visitor, welcome the visitor, seat and feed the visitor, offer the visitor a drink, then ask the visitor's name, exchange information, entertain the visitor, allow the visitor to bath, then sleep, try to detain the visitor give the visitor a gift, make a sacrifice to the gods and finally escort him to the next destination. That's exactly what we've already seen over and over again up to this point. With that in mind, let's look at how Polyphemus treats civilized life. First of all, Polyphemus isn't there at first, but when he gets there, before anything else, he asks them who they are. Let's read it. Page 219 Stop after other men then read his response And of course they answer him, not by stating who they are but by saying who've they've been with and asking for a guest-guest. Which didn't go well. No- let's read how it goes. P 220 Instead of feeding the guests, he eats them. It can't get worse than that, but there are more oppositions, instead of the host offering the guests wine, Odysseus offers Polyphemus wine. And instead of Odysseus revealing his identity, he conceals it- He tells Polyphemus his name is Nobody or No man depending how your book translate it- And of course Polyphemus likes the wine so much he decides to give Odysseus or Nobody a guest gift, but the gift is terrible. Page 222 The scholars tell us that this scene actually has four examples of word play in the Greek, but the translation only comes across as one. It's kind of fun that it works. But it is this word play that has interested so many and sets the primary complication for the ten years of Odysseus' life. Odysseus manages to get Polyphemus drunk and he and his crew stab him in the eye, very infeasibly with a piece of wood they made out of embers (don't try to explain that scientifically). Let's read it. Page 223 And of course, Odysseus gets away by being smart, patient, more cunning- the things that the gods reward. Polyphemus is left to cry out to his father Poseidon- which of course in some ways is the correct idea, you are supposed to pray to the gods before your guests leave, but not like this. And of course, finally Odyssey leaves not being escorted but by fleeing with his life as Polyphemus throws boulders at him. Ironically, however, Odysseus would have gotten away, and we wouldn't have had a story except for the lines that Odysseus blurts out once he's safely far enough away where he thinks he's escaped. Page 227 . He just can't be a nobody. He had to tell him who he was. He wanted him to know. And isn't that what takes all of us on so many personal Odysseys. We just can't be a nobody. We would lose something in our humanity like that. It's about identity. That's what we're looking for in some sense. It's what the whole of life experience is about in many ways. Who are we? We are NOT a nobody- at least we hope we're not- we hope to be a somebody to somebody. How well Homer knows us. Indeed. It's an idea that we see Homer taking with us for the rest of the books. Odysseus will reclaim his name. He will define it. It's what defines your home- the place where you are somebody. But another point to make, and I don't want to leave this discussion of uncivilized people without making mention of one other thing. There is something very interesting to notice in Poseidon's prayer. You know, if I had been blinded, and I had a magical father with powers, I might pray for my eyesight back. That would be the most helpful thing moving forward, at least you'd think. But that's not what Polyphemus does. Let's read it. Page 228 He'd rather have revenge than his own eyesight. Indeed- it's fascinating to me- that when Homer wants to finish his description of what a pitiful example of a living breathing low-life is, what a totally uncivilized society looks like- he starts by saying it's a group of people who do no work, produce nothing, have no assemblies, do not live well in community, but he ends it with a prayer to seek vengeance in a final breath. Ha! I guess so. The worst of in us all played out- a bad person would rather hurt another person that move forward. Well, off Odysseus goes. He thinks he's caught a break at the beginning of book 10. He reaches the home of the god Aeolus- a giant floating island. And this god receives him well- another hospitality scene. They go through all the things, and he gets a great parting gift. He gives him a sack of wind. Aeolus binds the winds from all the corners of the earth except the West Wind that blows Odysseus all the way to Ithaca. For Nine days he sails non stop. He can see men tending fires on the beaches of his hometown. He's made it. He can rest, but his men are greedy. Right before they get there, while Odysseus is asleep, the shipmates open the bag wanting to sneak out treasure while Odysseus isn't watching. When they open the bag all the winds come out at once, and they get blown all the way back to King Aeolus. Oops. Odysseus asks him to put the winds back in the bag. This time, Aeolus says, sorry but no. Instead this is what he said- let's read King Aeolus lines. , “Away from my island- fast- most cursed man alive! It's a crime to host a man or speed him on his when the blessed deathless gods despise him so. Crawling back like this-it proves the immortals hate you! Out- get out!' And so off he goes- and I guess it's time for us to head out as well. Next episode we'll pick up with Circe, and go through the rest of Odysseus' wanderings. I also want to talk a little bit about the role of women in the books, as we'll meet a couple more. 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Bjørn Nyland performed a range test in the latter and while nobody was expecting it to match the NEDC claimed range, it actually performed really well. He drove the vehicle in Thailand in quite warm temperatures and had climate functions off for most of the trip, and he drove exactly 372 km (213 miles) with exactly 90 percent. - Bjørn calculated that had he run a fully-charged battery all the way to empty, the vehicle would have driven around 420 km (261 miles), an impressive result for such a small EV that will most likely never be used for long distance road trips. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561038/bjorn-ora-good-cat-range OREGON CLEAN VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM'S CHARGE AHEAD REBATE - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has made big changes to the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program's Charge Ahead Rebate. As of Jan. 1, 2022, low- and moderate-income households are eligible for $5,000 back with the purchase or lease of a new or used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Previously, the Charge Ahead Rebate was $2,500. In addition, if the purchase or lease is a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, then the rebate can be combined with the Standard Rebate for up to $7,500 back. - Prior to 2022, Charge Ahead Rebate recipients had to earn less than 120% of the area median income for their metropolitan area. The new requirements ensure those households who can most benefit from the rebate are eligible. Those unsure of their eligibility can check the Charge Ahead Rebate Income Eligibility Calculator here. Original Source : https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64716 NIO LEASES BIG SAN JOSE OFFICE BUILDING FOR U.S. HQ - Nio USA has leased a big north San Jose building that will be the headquarters and innovation center for the maker of electric vehicles and smart car technologies, commercial real estate firm Colliers said Thursday. - China-based Nio USA signed a lease for a building that totals 201,500 square feet, agreeing to a 10-year rental deal, according to Colliers. - The new building will accommodate headquarters, research, digital development activities, testing, assembly, warehousing and other operations, according to Colliers. Original Source : https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/13/nio-lease-san-jose-office-headquarters-research-real-estate-car-tech/ 70,000 E-BUSES DELIVERED BY BYD WORLDWIDE - The Chinese giant has just announced the milestone, achieved after a decede from the launch of its first pure electric bus fleet in commercial operations. - In Europe, BYD makes public it has delivered over 1,800 electric buses, operating in over 100 major European cities across 20 countries. These 1,800 corresponds to a 2.5% of the 70,000 vehicles handed over worldwide. Collectively, the European BYD e-buses have driven over 140 million kilometres, the equivalent to a reduction of 150,000 tonnes CO2 emissions. Globally, BYD's eBuses have covered 5.5 billion electric kilometres. Original Source : https://www.sustainable-bus.com/electric-bus/byd-70000-electric-buses GEELY HOLDING GROUP SALES GROW 5% TO MORE THAN 2.2 MILLION UNITS IN 2021 - Geely Holding announced today that aggregate sales across its automotive brands – Geely Auto, Geometry, LYNK & CO, Zeekr, Volvo Cars, PROTON, Lotus, LEVC, and Farizon Commercial Vehicle – grew 5% year-on-year to exceed 2.2 million units in 2021, a new record for the Group. - sales of electrified and clean alternative fuel passenger and commercial vehicles grew more than 70% YoY, exceeding 330,000 units and accounting for over 15% of Group aggregate sales. - Geely Technology Group establish around 100 battery swapping stations across China that can safely swap batteries in less than a minute. By 2025, at least 5,000 swapping stations will be deployed across 100 cities. - Zeekr, Geely's global electric mobility technology solutions brand was launched in 2021 along with its first premium pure electric model, the Zeekr 001. By the end of 2021, 6,007 premium Zeekr 001s have been delivered to users. Original Source : https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/zhejiang-geely-holding-group-sales-grow-5-to-more-than-2-2-million-units-in-2021/ GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTER BACKS ELECTRIC CARS IN E-FUEL DEBATE - The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification. In a policy shift, Germany's transport minister has now said that electric cars have won the race in the EU. - While leading auto makers have begun to pivot to electric vehicles, others in the industry, particularly fuel companies and auto part makers, have long argued that synthetic e-fuels can decarbonise ICE vehicles. - Germany's Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing has thrown cold water on the notion that e-fuels will be plentiful enough to allow ICE cars to meet EU emissions standards. - E-fuels are synthetic energy carriers created in an energy-intensive process and therefore relatively rare and expensive. Original Source : https://www.euractiv.com/section/electric-cars/news/german-transport-minister-backs-electric-cars-in-e-fuel-debate/ EU TO DEMAND STRICTER CO2 STANDARDS FOR NEW CARS - There are signs of a possible further tightening of the EU targets for CO2 emissions from new cars. After the EU Commission had submitted its proposals for this in July 2021, it is now the EU Parliament's turn – and it has apparently demanded stricter interim targets until 2035. - Jan Huitema, the parliamentarian from the Netherlands who is responsible for this area, has now presented his proposals to the Parliament's Environment Committee. The de facto ban on internal combustion engines for new cars from 2035 – officially only cars with CO2 emissions of 0 g/km may be registered then – as demanded by the Commission is to remain, but the interim targets until then are to be further tightened. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/eu-to-demand-stricter-co2-standards-for-new-cars 1,000 TESLA SUPER CHARGING STATIONS BUILT ON CHINESE MAINLAND Original Source : https://pandaily.com/1000-tesla-super-charging-stations-built-on-chinese-mainland/ BMW: NEXT 3 SERIES WILL HAVE COMBUSTION ENGINES, SEPARATE ELECTRIC MODEL Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/01/14/bmw-next-3-series-separate-ev-model/ HONDA AND LG ENERGY SOLUTION PLAN U.S. BATTERY JOINT VENTURE, REPORT SAYS Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/honda-and-lg-energy-solution-plan-us-battery-joint-venture-report-says BATTERY STARTUP QUANTUMSCAPE'S NEW MOVE Original Source : https://www.axios.com/battery-startup-quantumscape-energy-storage-fluence-eaf3f085-689f-445a-9b99-efe36fb11837.html FOR BP, CAR CHARGERS TO OVERTAKE PUMPS IN PROFITABILITY RACE Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/bp-car-chargers-overtake-pumps-profitability-race-2022-01-14/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: email@example.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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Taking a company from zero to $1 million in revenue is a totally different story than taking a company from $5 million to $10 million and so on. Managing Partner of Lotus, Christian Mack, and Partner at Lotus Domaine, Scott Ryan have extensive combined experience in enterprise software, investor relations, and business strategies that they apply to their private equity work. Through identifying roadblocks that come with scaling a company, Christian and Scott have developed repeatable strategies to prevent revenue plateaus in businesses. Join Christian Mack, Scott Ryan, and Host Dan Lesniak as they discuss… ∙ The time-saving benefits of finding a professional mentor early on in your career ∙ Why founders often make better CTOs than CEOs as a company grows ∙ The scalable playbook and lifecycle stages of an enterprise software company ∙ How to make an 8-figure company exit …and much more! QUOTES TO SHARE
On this episode of the Absolutely Not Podcast, Heather interviews her dear friend Jorge Collazo, about his years in the hotel biz and what it's like to date on a tiny island. Ever wondered what Grindr in the Caribbean has to offer? Don't you worry- Jorge has done the work for you! There's lots of giggles and some endearing reminders to put your feet in the sand and not take life so seriously! Right now Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit ritual.com/ABSOLUTELY and turn healthy habits into a Ritual. Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code ABSOLUTELY to save an additional 15% off your first order. Less money, less worries, MORE beach. Book today at CheapCaribbean.com. Produced by Dear Media.
As the first episode in our Dexperts (Deckmasters? we're still workshopping the name) series, we pulled some strings and grabbed Connor Mullaly to break down the ins and outs of Pioneer Lotus Field, a powerful combo deck for magic's most recently un-abandoned format. Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!
Alors considéré comme l'un des cinq meilleurs pilotes du monde, avec 96 Grand Prix à son actif dont deux victoires, Jo Siffert est devenu une légende dans le milieu automobile, un ambassadeur respecté, particulièrement aimé en Suisse. Sa mort après une sortie de piste tragique il y a cinquante ans a secoué le pays tout entier. Nous revenons sur son parcours avec Jean-Marie Wyder, journaliste, spécialiste du monde automobile - en particulier du sport automobile - qui a écrit ou coécrit plusieurs ouvrages dont "Les pilotes suisses de Formule 1". Il signe un nouveau livre intitulé: "Il s'appelait Siffert, Jo Siffert" (éditions Turbo). Photo: Joseph Siffert au volant d'une Lotus 49 B lors du Grand Prix de France 1969. Né en 1936 à Fribourg, Jo est issu d'un milieu modeste. Il commence par réparer des véhicules accidentés et les revend afin de financer sa passion pour les sports mécaniques. Il accède à la Formule 1 en 1963 et meurt accidentellement le 24 octobre 1971 sur le circuit de Brands Hatch (Angleterre). Plus de cinquante mille personnes se rassemblent dans les rues de Fribourg pour suivre ou voir passer le cortège lors de ses funérailles. (© ZANTAFIO56/flickr)
What's up to my bliss surfing bandicoots and ululating uakaris! Welcome back to Barbarian Noetics and thank you for tuning in! To my patrons, y'all are the arcane symbology in my alchemy tome and the lotus of bliss above my head, thank you! Hang onto your butts (and the top of of your dome), because I've got a tasty sizzling platter of metaphysical munchies for ya this week, chock full of zany audio morsels with plenty of delicately seasoned gourd-blowing kundalini bliss veggies on the side. This week we're talking about the Crown Chakra, or Sahasrasa Chakra, or the Lotus of a Thousand Petals (I like Lotus of a Thousand Petals). Otherwise known as the portal of energy and white-purple ecstasy light that sits atop your head and radiates outward into the Universe, connecting your own discrete energy centers with the infinitely renewing energy centers of the cosmos. In the words of Pandit Vamadeva Shastri: "The thousand-petal lotus of the head or the crown chakra is the highest of the seven chakras. It contains the powers of all the chakras below it, which can be viewed as different aspects or facets of its energy. From the standpoint of modern science we can call this chakra of the head as the “inner brain” or “spiritual brain,” the essence of intelligence, which is reflected in a limited manner in the outer workings of the physical brain."In other words, sit your nexus of potential energy down in half lotus and get ready for blast off, because we be riding the kundalini snake of connective and restorative cosmic bliss this week. Help me afford groceries and guarantee some kundalini tingle sessions for yourself this month by signing up to be one of my beloved patrons at: www.patreon.com/noetics.Or you can make a small one time donation at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/noetics.Can haz kitten? No? Well can haz followers then? BNP on IG at barbarian_noetics Original Poetry TikTok: barbarian.noeticsPlease don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and spread the word and tell a friend about the BNP this week! Thank you!Until next week, be fabulous to one another,be DABulous to yourself, And treat a meowzer nice on Wed. Will bring good luck. Mew. One Love, Conan TRACKLIST FOR THIS EPISODE Infraction - Cheesy Fitness Background Music Saturday Night Live Theme from 1989Dykotomi - Corvid CrunkSoulection #533: Rich Medina TakeoverChillhop 2021 Year Mix Wanda Robinson - A Possibility Back HomeSylver Fosters - Misdemeanor Random Rab - Lace Viva Leon - JodidaLINKSNeuroscience and Crown Chakra: https://www.vedanet.com/yogic-neuroscience-the-brain-and-the-thousand-petal-lotus-of-the-head/Chakra Info: https://www.chakras.info/crown-chakra/ Sahasrara Chakra (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq3QjaruMjUSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/noetics)
Episode 292: Two of the end game legends; NefasQS and skinnycheeks join Lotus as special guests this week to discuss how to improve ESO’s End Game content! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember,
What does the new ESO Teaser trailer mean for this next year of content? Tom & Lotus break down the trailer, the prominent theories, and Tom's crazy idea that goes against what everyone else is saying. What do you think? Subscribe for more Elder Scrolls and ESO lore content! Patreon - Join the Patreon! Get cool stuff! https://patreon.com/elderscrollslorecast Sponsors: Audiobooks.com - Get 3 FREE audiobooks (2 VIP!) https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100173810-11099382?sid=eslore Recommended (affiliate links help support the show without costing you anything extra!) The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel 1: https://amzn.to/3aO7aBx Lord of Souls: An Elder Scrolls Novel 2: https://amzn.to/2EmP9hE Links: Watch on YouTube live & game streams: Youtube.com/c/robotsradio Talk TES with us! Discord: discord.gg/JXKfVhM Twitter: twitter.com/esolorecast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Get a cool shirt, hat, or sticker, and support the show. Merch: https://robotsradio.net/store/ www.robotsradio.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Rachel and I discuss all things placentas! We look more deeply at the time it takes to transfer blood from the placenta into the baby after birth and what the reason for this is. Rachel makes a stand for the “forgotten placenta” as well as bringing in some blokes named Erasmus from 1796 and Pierre from 1875 to make our jaws drop when she reveals what they were saying about letting the blood from the placenta flow to the baby all that time ago! And of course, we look further at expectant and active management of the placenta and how this looks in our current day hospital systems, Lotus birth, and the history of ceremonially cutting of the cord. We also dive fully into “confessions of a vampire”, as Rachel puts it!: Cord blood banking and all it entails, according to the current research. LINKS:MWT blog posts: An actively managed placenta may be the best option for most womenThe Placenta: essential resuscitation equipmentCord blood collection: confessions of a vampire-midwife Research: Birthing the placenta: women's decisions and experiencesResearch: Third stage management practices Rachel Reed: https://www.rachelreed.website/Patreon donation page: https://www.patreon.com/themidwivescauldron Instagram: @themidwivescauldronSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/themidwivescauldron)
Today we meditate on the jewel that IS the lotus within us! Let's chant! My dear friend, Pierre Bensusan, has permitted me to use his track called ‘Sentimentales Pyromaniaques' from the album 'Altiplanos'.
The complete audiobook is available for purchase at Audible.com: voicesoftoday.net/lotusd5a5cc he Lotus Eaters By Alfred, Lord Tennyson Narrated by Denis Daly This evocative poem was first published in 1832, but republished in 1842 with extensive alterations. The narrative is based on an incident in Book Nine of the Odyssey. Odysseus' weary crew lands on the shore of the land of the lotus eaters, who are only too willing to share the delicious but enervating fruit which is the staple of their diet. In Homer's narrative, Odysseus quickly realizes the potential destructive effect on the morale of his crew, and hales them back on board. Tennyson's poem ends with the crew declaring its desire to abandon a life of adventure and remain immersed in the sweet stupor of Lotus land. In the composition of the poem Tennyson also drew on the work of other poets, viz. the Idylls of the Greek poets Moschus and Bion, Spenser's Faerie Queen and the Castle of Indolence, by James Thompson.
We haven't had an old champion in a while and forgot how little lore these poor champs were left with. The Enlightened One is basically the Avatar but not really, except that's all we really know about her. But don't worry, she has a bunch of AU's with, well, basically a lot of the same boring stories. Fun! -------------- Twitter! https://twitter.com/loreheads Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leagueofloreheads Join our Discord! https://t.co/o21E0W4C8z Song Title: Dragon Trainer TristanaArtist: League of LegendsCourtesy of Riot Games https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/news/community/riot-music-creator-safe-guidelines/Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay - book with sparklesPhoto by Marcellino Andrian from Pexels
On this weeks episode Lotus is joined by Gathering The Magic. The group Brews Hofri Ghostforge A Boros reanimator commander from the strixhaven set. You wont want to miss this one! you can find them on instagram @gathering.the.magicDeck list belowhttps://archidekt.com/decks/2169182#Hofri_Ghostforge You can find all of our content atwww.intothe99.comIf you want to support the show make sure to check out our merch store and Patreon:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Intothe99Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/intothe99
Damals, als ich noch jung und Computer noch groß waren... damals waren Tabellenkalkulationen noch ein echtes Milliardengeschäft mit einigen Platzhirschen. Der etablierte Goldstandard war für einige Zeit eine Anwendung namens Lotus 1-2-3 und so etwas wie der Vorgänger der modernen Office-Suite.
Episode 291 – This week; Lotus records solo to talk about New Life Festival and wish you all Happy Holidays! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember, if you'd like to send in your
— Tranquil Abiding helps us calm the waters of the mind, allowing us to experience truth more clearly. We can learn a lot through studying the nature of the mind and reality, but we can't stop there. Tranquil Abiding helps us to see for ourselves, through stilling the mind and experiencing insight. Through connecting with others, as a compassionate act, Tonglen helps us feel how we're not separate from the rest of the ocean. This balance is important. The Tibetan scriptures speak of many pairs. In Why Bother? The definition of enlightenment is cleansing our obscurations and fully maturing our buddha qualities. Tranquil Abiding helps with the former; Tonglen with the latter. Another pair is wisdom (Tranquil Abiding) and compassion (Tonglen). Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism) meets us where we are, and supports us in our journey from there. So it is with Tonglen. The word Tonglen means “sending and receiving” in Tibetan. Valeria Teles interviews Lama Tsomo — the author of “Wisdom & Compassion: Starting with Yourself — (Ancient Wisdom for Our Times Tibetan Buddhist Practice Series – Book 2).” Lama Tsomo is a spiritual teacher, author, and co-founder of Namchak Foundation, which preserves and shares Tibetan Buddhist practice in accessible, contemporary ways. She dedicates the majority of her time and resources to sharing the teachings and practices of the Namchak tradition, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Utilizing her psychology background, Lama Tsomo works to make it easier for Westerners to bridge contemplative practice and modern life. She is particularly passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change. Fascinated by science from an early age, Lama Tsomo's teachings often reference the science behind meditation and the proven neurological impact. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is the author of Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? An Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice and coauthor of The Lotus & the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity and the newly released Taking a Breath meditation journal. To learn more about Lama Tsomo and her work, please visit: namchak.org — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.
This Subliminal Hypnosis Meditation contains powerful subliminal suggestions combining meditation, Grabovoi Codes and Switch words. All of which will bypass your subconscious mind, resonating directly with your subconscious mind. Fror best results listen all the way through for 24 days in a row. Jenn LeFevre is often asked how long she has had her gift. The simple answer is her whole life. She has been communicating with Spirit since childhood and has grown to be entertaining & balanced with an undeniable magnetic & enlightened energy. She is simply a straightforward, down to earth kinda girl. She will tell you how it is without judgment of your current situation. She has this Universal Respect for all she does, and her Integrity & Dedication towards her Craft is impeccable & surely unable to be duplicated! Jenn is able to provide you with the Absolute Unadulterated Truth of any given situation you may be in, without judgment. Shen specializes in accurately predicting the future paths with the aid of channeling your Loved Ones, Ancestors, Spirit Guides, Soul Ancestors & All Those on The Other Side. She will relay the messages that are needed the most to validate & address your current situation in order for you to overcome challenges & adversity with confidence & Faith. This will in turn lead you to your own Spiritual Awakening and Reconnection to your Souls Purpose & Reconnection with your Higher Self. Throughout her journey over the last 18 years, she has helped countless people along the way, not only by her readings, but by her teachings, her support & her universal ability to see the potential in those who seek self-sufficiency & fulfillment within their own lives. It wasn't the easiest journey for her, because let's face it, life's never is. She's faced her fair share of challenges throughout, but because of those experiences that she faced head on & conquered, she unknowingly was being provided all the lessons needed to help others reach their fullest potential, no matter the area of specialty. One of the most gratifying & rewarding experiences for Jenn is watching so many she meets grow out of the muddy waters into a beautiful Lotus, just as we are meant to. In 2020 Jenn decided to expand yet again. Opening Village Roots as a safe place for all walks of life that are in pursuit of their own happiness through the integration of spirituality and awareness. At Village Roots Jenn provides you all the tools necessary to help those that are ready, willing & able to grow their Awareness & Abilities by fine tuning their Intuition. Quite literally creating a Village of People whose Abilities, Knowledge, Strength, Honor, Inner Divinity & Life Purpose will change the world, leaving it better than it was when we found it. Changing the world has never been something that can be achieved by just one person, it takes a village. Welcome to Village-Roots.Com -Jenn LeFevre --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
https://village-roots.com/ Jenn LeFevre is often asked how long she has had her gift. The simple answer is her whole life. She has been communicating with Spirit since childhood and has grown to be entertaining & balanced with an undeniable magnetic & enlightened energy. She is simply a straightforward, down to earth kinda girl. She will tell you how it is without judgment of your current situation. She has this Universal Respect for all she does, and her Integrity & Dedication towards her Craft is impeccable & surely unable to be duplicated! Jenn is able to provide you with the Absolute Unadulterated Truth of any given situation you may be in, without judgment. Shen specializes in accurately predicting the future paths with the aid of channeling your Loved Ones, Ancestors, Spirit Guides, Soul Ancestors & All Those on The Other Side. She will relay the messages that are needed the most to validate & address your current situation in order for you to overcome challenges & adversity with confidence & Faith. This will in turn lead you to your own Spiritual Awakening and Reconnection to your Souls Purpose & Reconnection with your Higher Self. Throughout her journey over the last 18 years, she has helped countless people along the way, not only by her readings, but by her teachings, her support & her universal ability to see the potential in those who seek self-sufficiency & fulfillment within their own lives. It wasn't the easiest journey for her, because let's face it, life's never is. She's faced her fair share of challenges throughout, but because of those experiences that she faced head on & conquered, she unknowingly was being provided all the lessons needed to help others reach their fullest potential, no matter the area of specialty. One of the most gratifying & rewarding experiences for Jenn is watching so many she meets grow out of the muddy waters into a beautiful Lotus, just as we are meant to. At Village Roots Jenn provides you all the tools necessary to help those that are ready, willing & able to grow their Awareness & Abilities by fine tuning their Intuition. Quite literally creating a Village of People whose Abilities, Knowledge, Strength, Honor, Inner Divinity & Life Purpose will change the world, leaving it better than it was when we found it. Changing the world has never been something that can be achieved by just one person, it takes a village. Welcome to Village-Roots.Com -Jenn LeFevre --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
AUSTIN DAVISTwitterIGOutcast PressTHOMMY WAITEThommy Waite is the host of the podcast Thommy Waite's Square Record and the author of Any Day You Can Die, a transgressive satire about digital nomad gringos going buck wild in Medellín, Colombia.Buy Any Day You Can Die on AmazonUSAustraliaCanadaUKGermanyFranceSpainItalyNetherlandsJapanBrazilMexicoIndiaAny Day You Can Die reviews"It's been a while since I've read a transgressive novel as good as this, a proper good romp filled with sex, drugs, booze, a wee bit more sex and a pinch more drugs and a whole load of intrigue. Imagine the guys from Trainspotting with some crazy IT skills, picture the damage and chaos they could cause, and that is the book you've got here." - GNOME APPRECIATION SOCIETY"If The Rum Diary, American Psycho, The Wolf Of Wall Street, and Scarface had an orgy Any Day You Can Die would be the result." - LITJUNKIE"The story of an Australian gringo expat who's silly exploits splice out of the book like a broken condom full of bad ideas." - A THIN SLICE OF ANXIETYPlease rate and review Any Day You Can Die!If you enjoyed Any Day You Can Die please do me a solid and write an honest review on Goodreads.Follow Thommy WaiteWebsiteNewsletterTwitterInstaYouTubeMediumGoodreadsBuy my 'DANNY DID A FLUFFY' short story on AmazonApple Podcasts SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher CastboxThommy Waite contactIf you wanna get in touch, send me a DM on Insta or drop me a line here.
Meet Randy Bowman, owner of a 2017 Lotus Evora 400, called "the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium" by the manufacturer. Known for its light weight and handling, this British built car that features a 3.5L V6 Toyota engine is also equipped with a stock Edelbrock supercharger packing 400 horsepower. Join the guys in The Corner chatting with Randy about the origin of this elite car's name, what it's like to handle, and whether or not Randy has hit the Evora's reported top speed of 186 mph. This is a fun conversation about an even funner (yeah, we said it!) car. Do not miss it!! This episode is brought to you in part by Springdale Automotive. With over 25 years in the auto repair and maintenance business, Springdale Automotive is the perfect place to care for the vital workings of your treasured classic cars. Classic Car Corner is proudly sponsored by G.D. Herring, providing insurance for not only your classic cars, but all your life's most valuable treasures, including life, home and collectibles. Visit them today for a customized quote.
Jenn LeFevre is often asked how long she has had her gift. The simple answer is her whole life. She has been communicating with Spirit since childhood and has grown to be entertaining & balanced with an undeniable magnetic & enlightened energy. She is simply a straightforward, down to earth kinda girl. She will tell you how it is without judgment of your current situation. She has this Universal Respect for all she does, and her Integrity & Dedication towards her Craft is impeccable & surely unable to be duplicated! Jenn is able to provide you with the Absolute Unadulterated Truth of any given situation you may be in, without judgment. Shen specializes in accurately predicting the future paths with the aid of channeling your Loved Ones, Ancestors, Spirit Guides, Soul Ancestors & All Those on The Other Side. She will relay the messages that are needed the most to validate & address your current situation in order for you to overcome challenges & adversity with confidence & Faith. This will in turn lead you to your own Spiritual Awakening and Reconnection to your Souls Purpose & Reconnection with your Higher Self. Throughout her journey over the last 18 years, she has helped countless people along the way, not only by her readings, but by her teachings, her support & her universal ability to see the potential in those who seek self-sufficiency & fulfillment within their own lives. It wasn't the easiest journey for her, because let's face it, life's never is. She's faced her fair share of challenges throughout, but because of those experiences that she faced head on & conquered, she unknowingly was being provided all the lessons needed to help others reach their fullest potential, no matter the area of specialty. One of the most gratifying & rewarding experiences for Jenn is watching so many she meets grow out of the muddy waters into a beautiful Lotus, just as we are meant to. In 2020 Jenn decided to expand yet again. Opening Village Roots as a safe place for all walks of life that are in pursuit of their own happiness through the integration of spirituality and awareness. At Village Roots Jenn provides you all the tools necessary to help those that are ready, willing & able to grow their Awareness & Abilities by fine tuning their Intuition. Quite literally creating a Village of People whose Abilities, Knowledge, Strength, Honor, Inner Divinity & Life Purpose will change the world, leaving it better than it was when we found it. Changing the world has never been something that can be achieved by just one person, it takes a village. Welcome to Village-Roots.Com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Here's what I discuss in this solo episode:The value of looking back at the past year (before we dive into setting goals for the new year)How to look backMy big lesson on lowering expectations and how that's shifted my own writing practiceWhy lowering your expectations for yourself might be the key to actually making more progress on your bookA fascinating study that looks at the relationship between happiness and our expectations for ourselvesYou can follow Janet Conner here and/or check out her book The Lotus and the Lily. Her intensive is here.Like the Podcast?Are you a subscriber? If not, I invite you to subscribe, so you'll get notified every time a new episode goes up.Click here to subscribe on iTunes.Click here to subscribe on Stitcher.And, if you're enjoying what you're hearing, I'd be super grateful if you left a review. Those help other creative souls find this show, and they're fun to read. To leave a review, open up the Dear Creativity Let's Play podcast in your podcast player. Scroll down to the bottom and let the world know what you think!Stay Connected with AmySubscribe to the newsletter to get ideas, tips, and inspiration to get started writing and creating and bringing your creative gifts and books into the world. You'll also have access to twice-monthly co-writing sessions.Connect on Instagram.
Episode 290 – TESBenefactor from The Imperial Library joins Lotus as a special guest to discuss the evolution of Elder Scrolls throughout the years and the series! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember,
On this weeks episode Lotus and Han brew Haldan and Pako. These partners came out in Ikoria but continue to be so fun to work with. You'll definitely wanna check this one out !Deck list herehttps://archidekt.com/decks/1143343#Haldan,_Avid_Arcanist_&_Pako,_Arcane_Retriever You can find all of our content at www.intothe99.com If you want to support the show make sure to check out our merch store and Patreon:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Intothe99Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/intothe99Intro Music by:Track: ROY KNOX - Lost In SoundMusic Provided By: Magic RecordsListen To The Original: https://youtu.be/bafd5CsNk0MFanlink: https://fanlink.to/lis
I have a new podcast with a partner in podcasting crime! Go listen/subscribe to The Lotus Podcast with Pheonix and PhoneBoy! We're also live streaming episodes now, and I talk about the setup I'm using to do that. It includes the use of a software package called Virtual Audio Cables. Download the audio file. Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes. Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome! Ep 1391: The Lotus Podcst and Streaming Setup
What if? It was the foundational question behind spreadsheet analysis when LOTUS and other tools were around before Microsoft brought us the defacto standard, Excel. The name Excel is a dead giveaway of the power of asking and answering “What if?” questions. It's what we all hope to accomplish. Many years ago I was heavily … The Power Of Scenario Questions (for hiring, management & leadership) Read More » The post The Power Of Scenario Questions (for hiring, management & leadership) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.
Episode 289 – Aramithius the Elder Scrolls Lore Scholar from Written In Uncertainty Podcast joins Lotus for a deep dive into what the Lore means to us and how it connects the games! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online
ADULT CONVERSATION! Self love is important for your physical, emotional and mental health. And today we're talking about giving yourself the BIG O!! Molly Sommerhalder is back!! She is the founder of Swan in the Lotus, Yoga and Wellness. She's a woman's embodiment coach and a yoga teacher. She has been on a lifelong journey to healing her high-toned pelvic floor and sharing her experience and knowledge with all of you so that you can create a space for embodiment and self love! And that conversation we had back in July on the podcast we touched (pun intended) a little bit on orgasms and the importance of having an orgasm. She'll guide you through steps you can do today to help you achieve orgasm and feel more in line with your feminine self. To learn more and connect with Molly visit SLWellness.info See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lotus Managing Director Matt Windle joins us as a special guest for this week's Driven Chat Podcast in conversation with Andy Jaye and John Marcar.Joining us on the show for a second time, Matt brings us up to speed on Lotus as a brand, teases us with some intel on future models and shares his excitement for the Radford Type 62-2, which happened to be testing on-site on the very same day that we were recording.Before diving into the conversation with Matt Windle, John Marcar and Amy Shore have a brief catch up to talk about Amy's recent work trip to Sri Lanka and... her new car with a currently very odd name...Get in touch with the show via email - email@example.com or slip into our DM's on your preferred social feed, and don't forget to check out our youtube channel via YouTube.com/DrivenChat, so see some premium visual car content! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
These are some of the big brains that decide what a Lotus car should look like, feel like, and what the company should do next. Russell Carr has been working for Lotus since 1990 and was appointed head of design in 2014. His work can be seen in the Lotus Esprit facelift, Europa S, Evora, and upcoming Evija. Gavan Kershaw has been the Director of Attributes and Product Integrity since 2017. He sets the targets, benchmarks and evaluation sign-off on everything to do with the performance of Lotus cars. He's never worked anywhere else, so to say he cares about the brand would be an understatement. Matt Windle served as the Executive Director of Engineering until January of 2021 when he was named the Managing Director of Lotus Cars.Recorded on Nov. 22, 2021Head to the Luxury Driver Amazon page for 15% off your order of their incredible wipes. Just head on over to Stance.com and pick out some styles you think they might like.Start your free trial today at egnyte.com.Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store.For our listeners, they are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuori.com/TIRE
Episode 288 – Arkhaniir joins Lotus for a surprise guest appearance to catch up, explain his absence and tell his Tales! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember, if you'd like to send in
My special guest is Nyela Fisher-Malone, LCPC, owner and Clinical Director of Lotus Healing, LLC. Nyela is known as the "Hyde Park Therapist" by the community she has served for decades and was given the nickname "The Rich Auntie" on Instagram, because she gives practical information in a matter-of-fact tone. She is a reoccurring cohost on the Brunch Bunch on iHeart Radio am1390. Nyela is a proven leader, graduate of Northwestern Kellogg School of Management ASCEND Program, and longstanding member of the mental health community in Chicago. Nyela shares her self-care tips and how she supports others to become authors of their own destiny. Nyela talks about how emotional health is essential to living your best life. https://hemphappier.com - https://loaradionetwork.com/dr-erika
Happy Birthday DJ Lotus!!! She celebrates with a 2 hour set of exclusives and classics!!!! Listen and tell a friend!!!!PlaylistDJ LotusKool & The Gang – Summer MadnessZoe Spencer – Come 2 MeDeborah Jordan – Be There – Call My NameTitose – Summertime With YouGeorgie Sweet – F.E.A.RErykah Badu - Cleva (feat. Roy Ayers Ubiquity)ZULA & glue70 – Elevate Me53 Thieves - what you do to meThe KBCS & J.Lamotta – The CenterVagueEightySix – Solo WaveLaNote – RebirthFatima – DangIman Omari - Are You Hearing Me? (feat. Cavalier)Etta Bond – Love Me UpAdrienne Indigo & Moflo Music – Next LifeRoy Ayers- SearchingUnforscene – Unbroken (feat. Deborah Jordan)Emanuel - Need You (Remix)Nathan Thomas – Still WaterFD - Lie to You (feat. Akemi Fox) [feat. KinKai]Toro y Moi - So Many DetailsPOSY - In My Mind (feat. Denitia)Fényan & Kosmo Kint - Break Your RulesDJ Harrison - Be BetterMoonchild - Too GoodJAEL, Latanya Alberto & Tera Kòrá - I Just Wanna Sayjus. & Kreion – GoodbyeNappyhigh – Girl of My Dreams (feat. Devin Morrison)Kartell - Aura (feat. J-Rican)
It's time to dive into Christmas gifting, with a host of ideas for mindful, meaningful gifts and some innovative ways to wrap your presents to surprise and delight. We have inspiration from JRR Tolkien, Michelle Mackintosh, Hollie McNish, Laura Pashby, Laura Fleiter and Kerstin Niehoff, and some lovely festive projects to try. Let this episode inspire you to give more love while spending less money and creating less waste this year.Featured in this episode:Letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien edited by Baillie TolkienSustainable Gifting by Michelle MackintoshBehind the Scenes in Nobody Told Me by Hollie McNishCalm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy by Beth KemptonLittle Stories of Your Life by Laura PashbyAdvent by Laura Fleiter and Kerstin NiehoffIngredients list for featured recipe (Serves 1)2 bananas1 apple½ teaspoon ground cinnamon2 tablespoons milk1 tablespoon quick-cooking oats2 teaspoons almond butter3 pitted dates2 spiced spekuloos biscuits, like Lotus biscuits1 tsp dried cranberriesThis is your LAST CHANCE to join the Winter Writing Sanctuary which started on Monday November 22 2021. It's a FREE two-week online writing course, and you might just love it. Find out more here and join us asap so you don't miss too much of class! https://dowhatyouloveforlife.com/course/winter-writing-sanctuary-live-2021If you want inspiration and guidance for doing what you love in the year ahead, don't miss our huge annual sale with up to 50% off online courses at Dowhatyouloveforlife.com. Ends soon!And lastly, to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Little Stories of Your Life by Laura Pashby and a signed copy of my book Calm Christmas, head over to Instagram @bethkempton. The deadline for entries is 4pm UK time on Friday November 26, 2021.Have a great week! Beth
In this episode, we relish the science of deduction at play, as depicted in Sangam Literary work, Kurunthogai 227, penned by Othagnaaniyaar. Set in the coastal regions of 'Neythal', the verse speaks in the voice of the confidante to the lady, passing on a message to the man, listening nearby.
At long last, Alli is reading and discussing the book that has been most frequently recommended to her by guests and listeners in 2020 and 2021: Linda Sue Park's Prairie Lotus. This book presents a long overdue perspective about the same (highly complicated) era romanticized by Laura Ingalls Wilder and explores matters of race, xenophobia, loss, Otherness, and assault. On Episode 170, Alli and her guest discuss the importance of embracing one's full identity, the depiction of Native American culture in Prairie Lotus, the pressures placed on children and women of color, and so much more. Enjoy this third week of New Reads November 2021! Veera Hiranandani is the author of several highly-acclaimed, award-winning books, including The Night Diary and The Whole Story of Half a Girl. Her new book — How to Find What You're Not Looking For — is now available. Follow Veera on Instagram (@veerawrites) and Twitter (@VeeraHira).
This week is a case study where we look at an actual attack strategy and compared it against standard triage methods to see how well they hold up. In this episode I break down some attack methods attributed to APT32, also known as Ocean Lotus, and we'll see how standard triage techniques hold up against the attack chain.
Episode 286 – Lotus is joined by Doc from UESP and 0periodproductions to talk about ALL things Skyrim on this 10th Anniversary special! An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember, if you'd like to
Episode 285 – Lotus is joined by Bob and Dogged from Red Diamond Courirer Podcast to discuss all things PvP in Elder Scrolls Online An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And remember, if you'd like
LOTUS THRONES is a relatively new project from Heath Rave (Wolvhammer/Across Tundra) that may be difficult to define. The Autumnal EP was released last week and is the perfect soundtrack as another miserable Winter approaches. Also, will my neighbor fall off his roof in this episode?Music by:DamoklesLotus ThronesBurial WavesIntro music by:Hot ZonePatreon: https://www.patreon.com/GettingitoutpodcastEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://gettingitout.net/Instagram: @getting_it_out_podcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/gettingitoutpodcastTwitter: @GettingItOutPod Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/getting-it-out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to episode eleven of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. In this episode, presenters Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino are joined by special guest, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.A scholar of Buddhism, systems theory, and deep ecology, Joanna Macy, PhD, is one of the most respected voices in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology. She interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism, has written twelve books, and teaches an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects. Together, all three discuss: the relevance of Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings to the crises we face today as a species; the energy of simplicity; truth-telling and the power of facing the truth; the grounds for transformation; impermanence; interbeing. Joanna recollects what Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings and activism have meant to her, and shares a special meeting with him in the early 1980s, during a UN peace conference, when Thay read one of his essential poems in public for the first time. Joanna’s activism, forged during many campaigns, and her practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, shine through in her priceless advice about facing the current social and ecological crisis, grieving for all creation, and finding the power to deal with the heartbreaking present-day reality. She also addresses how grief and joy can coexist in one person, and how to be present for life even in the midst of struggle.Their conversations will take you from the current “great unravelling” and the “gift of death” to Rilke's poetry; the magic of love as solution; active hope; the contemporary relevance of the ancient Prophecy of the Shambhala Warriors; the possibility of a “great turning”. And can you guess her aspirations at 92? Could a swing be just the perfect place to discuss the evanescence of life?Brother Phap Huu shares a lesson in patience from Thay, and adds to the teachings of touching suffering, recognizing and embracing the truth, consumption of consciousness, finding balance, and smiling at life. Jo reads a special translation of one of Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, expands upon some of Joanna's core books and philosophies, and recollects “irreplaceable” advice about overwork. The episode ends with a guided meditation by Joanna Macy. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources Lotus in a Sea of Fire (1967)https://plumvillage.org/books/1967-hoa-sen-trong-bien-lua-lotus-in-a-sea-of-fire/ Call Me By My True Nameshttps://plumvillage.org/books/call-me-by-my-true-names/ Celestial Bodhisattvashttps://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/buddhas-and-bodhisattvas-celestial-buddhas-and-bodhisattvas Rainer Maria Rilkehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke Duino Elegieshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duino_Elegies The Book of Hourshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Hours Satipaṭṭhānahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satipatthana World as Lover, World as Selfhttps://www.parallax.org/product/world-as-lover-world-as-self-a-guide-to-living-fully-in-turbulent-times/ ‘The Shambhala Warrior'https://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=236 The Shambhala Warrior Prophecyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dbM93FALE Bardohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo ‘Entering the Bardo'https://emergencemagazine.org/op_ed/entering-the-bardo/ Maitreyahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maitreya Ho Chi Minhhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh Śūnyatāhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9A%C5%ABnyat%C4%81Svabhava https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svabhava Kṣitigarbhahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%E1%B9%A3itigarbha Parallax Presshttps://www.parallax.org/ Ānāpānasatihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapanasati Satipaṭṭhānahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satipatthana Quotes “Do not be afraid of feeling pain for the world. Do not be afraid of the suffering, but take it. That’s what a bodhisattva learns to do, and that makes your heart very big.” “Life is only difficult for those who pick and choose. You just take it. And that helps you feel whole, and maybe flying with the birds helps you be with the deep levels of hell. But this is life and it’s all given to us and it’s given free.” “It doesn’t take a poet; all of us can feel that there are times when a shadow passes over our mood and we taste the tears. Taste the tears. They’re salty. It’s the living Earth. We are part of this.” “All Rilke says is, ‘Give me the time so I can love the things.' As if that’s the great commandment. So I want more time to do what I’m made to do. Why else do we have these hearts with more neurons in them than our brains? Why else are we given eyes that can see the beauty of this world and ears that can hear such beautiful poetry? And lungs that can breathe the air. We have to use these things for tasting and loving our world. And if she’s ailing, now is the time to love her more.” “You are the environment; the environment is not outside of you.” “We are in a space without a map. With the likelihood of economic collapse and climate catastrophe looming, it feels like we are on shifting ground, where old habits and old scenarios no longer apply. In Tibetan Buddhism, such a space or gap between known worlds is called a bardo. It is frightening. It is also a place of potential transformation. As you enter the bardo, there facing you is the Buddha Akshobhya. His element is Water. He is holding a mirror, for his gift is Mirror Wisdom, reflecting everything just as it is. And the teaching of Akshobhya's mirror is this: Do not look away. Do not avert your gaze. Do not turn aside. This teaching clearly calls for radical attention and total acceptance.”“We all have an appointment, and that appointment is with life. And if we can touch that in each moment, our life will become more beautiful when we allow ourselves to arrive at that appointment.” “Even in despair, we have to enjoy life, because we see life as beautiful; [we see] that planet Earth is still a miracle.” “We know we are still alive, and because we are alive, anything is possible. So let us take care of the situation in a more calm and mindful way.” “Even wholesome things can become a distraction if you make them take the place of your sheer presence to life.” “Maybe this really will be the last chapter. But I’m here, and how fortunate I am to be here. And I have imagined that it’s so wonderful to be here.” “Impermanence: the fragrance of our day.”
Bonus Episode – In this short episode; Lotus talks about where we are, what have we been up to, and where we are going as Tales of Tamriel An action-packed show full of game news, tales, opinions, and listener emails for The Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online Studios! And