Waterfalls between New York, United States and Ontario, Canada
"Suga" Rashad Evans (@sugarashadevans) is UFC Hall of Famer and the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He joins Chris Van Vliet at the Blue Wire Studios in Las Vegas to talk about growing up in Niagara Falls, NY, how he got started in MMA, getting an offer to appear on Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter as a Heavyweight, knocking out Chuck Liddell, beating Forrest Griffin to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, his beef with Rampage Jackson and settling it on the set of the movie "Boss Level", his function mushroom company called Umbo, does a hilarious impression of Mike Tyson and much more! Visit Umbo's website: http://getumbo.com For more information about CVV and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests. Follow CVV on social media: Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bible Reading: Isaiah 54:10; Jeremiah 31:3; Ephesians 2:4-8; 3:14-19"Is your water bottle full?" asked Dad, adding two sandwiches to his backpack."No, it's empty again," answered Tyson. He turned on the tap and filled his container stamped with a maple leaf to mark his first visit to Canada. Handing it to his dad, he exclaimed, "I can't wait to see Niagara Falls!"As they exited the hotel, Tyson asked, "We're going to the biggest waterfall, right?""Yes, Horseshoe Falls. It's only a short walk so we should get a good spot to see it before our picnic."Tyson took a few steps on his tiptoes. "I can't see anything yet, but I hear it!" They quickened their pace as the sound of gushing water grew louder."I see it!" Tyson exclaimed. He crossed the street with his dad toward the majestic U-shaped waterfall. They found an empty space along the concrete barrier crested with a black metal handrail. Tyson wrapped his fingers around it for a closer look. "Awesome!" He marveled at the white sheets of tumbling water. They crashed into the rocks below with such force that they sprayed him and his dad with a gentle mist.Dad reached for his camera. He spent a few minutes snapping photos."I'm thirsty," announced Tyson. Dad passed him his water bottle. After several sips, Tyson handed it back, saying, "That's enough. I don't want to run out of water for our picnic." He returned to the view. "Dad, what about Niagara Falls? Won't it run out?""No. The source is always sending more," replied Dad, stashing his camera. "You know something else that never runs out? God's love for us. The Bible describes God's love as eternal.""I know what that means!" said Tyson. "God loves us now, and He always will.""Exactly. God offers us a never-ending supply of love so it's always available."Watching the spilling water, Tyson added, "It's sort of like how Niagara Falls is never-ending because the water keeps flowing without stopping."Dad nodded. "That's a good way to say it. God loves us without stopping. The love Jesus pours into our lives each day will never stop flowing. It lasts forever." -Elena DeeHow About You?Do you ever stop and think about how much God loves you? Can you list all the blessings in your life? Everything that's good comes from God and shows His great love for you! Jesus died for your sins so you could be saved, and He promises to love you eternally--now and always. As you go through your day, see if you can identify all the ways God shows you His love. Today's Key Verse:"For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain…" says the Lord, who has mercy on you. (NLT) (Isaiah 54:10)Today's Key Thought:God's love is eternal
What do America's original aviatrix, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, a seductive government spy, and an unorthodox civil rights icon have in common? They were all trailblazing women from Michigan whose stories deserve to be remembered.
This week the Legendary Brew Crew chop it up with Founder of Black Girls Hike Too! (blackgirlshiketoo.com), Stephi The Light. Stephi shares how a low season her life forced her to reflect and be more intentional about what she wanted her life to look like. As a self proclaimed country girl, Stephi was drawn to reconnect to nature by hiking. This awakening not only lit her internal light but spurred the creation of her hiking organization. They also discuss her expedition to Alaska and Black Girls Hike Too!'s upcoming healing retreat in Niagara Falls. This episode features beer from Calvert Brewing, Imprint Beer Co. and Wilmington Brew Works. Grab a Brew and Join the Banter.
We all understand that meditation is beneficial to our overall well-being, but it isn't always easy to do. Stress can have a damaging effect on our body and mind, but fortunately, we can reduce its impact through meditation. Although it can be challenging to start meditating, just like building any muscle in the body, consistent practice will help strengthen the skill over time. With meditation, you'll be able to manage your thoughts more effectively and better respond emotionally to life's stressful situations. Making meditation a habit can positively affect your life. To build the practice, start by choosing the easiest days and times for you to meditate regularly. Consider doing it in the morning, during lunch break, or in the evening, and always try to do it at the same time each day. Don't worry about picking the ideal time; just pick a consistent time that works for you and stick with it. If it is difficult to calm your mind, Ariel Garten, the co-founder of Muse, a brain-sensing headband, shares how we can use brain wave technology to monitor when our brains are calm or when it is active. She helped to invent the Muse that you can use it at home to assist you with attaining that calm brain wave state. Want to check out the Muse or give it a try? Modern Aging listeners receive 20% off their purchase. For more info, CLICK HERE. USE DISCOUNT CODE: MODERNAGING In this episode, Ariel Garten dives into the world of meditation and provides a deeper understanding of how it can help improve our quality of life. You will learn how to use meditation to optimize your physical and mental well-being from its effects on sleep, productivity, and even stress levels. Hear tips on how to incorporate meditation into your everyday routine so you can experience all these benefits for yourself. Let's jump in! Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode: [01:56] Ariel's backstory and how she got into helping people meditate. [04:35] Basics forms of meditation and the benefits of regular meditation. [08:34] How long do you need to meditate to start experiencing the benefits? [10:53] Different types of meditation and what Ariel has found to be more effective. [22:10] The prime people who need to build a meditation practice in their lives. [25:12] How meditation improves cellular function and reduces aging? What is the best time to meditate during the day [27:50] Ariel's final advice to someone who wants to take the first step to meditation. About Ariel Garten - Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain-sensing headband. Muse is an award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson's disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial head, combined with her fascination with the brain, led her to join forces with two like-minded friends, Chris and Trevor, to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley-backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team's technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people to control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her daughter or on stage across the world, speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves. How to connect with Arial Garten: Website: https://choosemuse.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ariels_musings/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/ariel_garten?lang=en About Risa Morimoto - Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered. Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E). Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness. How to Connect Risa Morimoto: Website - https://thisismodernaging.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisismodernaging/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernAging Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisismodernaging/
Relax and fall asleep fast to this Bible meditation for deep sleep with sounds of joyful tranquility music for sleeping. Let your body sleep and your mind rest as you experience the power and majesty of Niagara Falls onboard the Maid of the Mist. You will be invited to consider the grandeur of God's love and the depth of His affection for you. Unlock the premium ad-free Christian Bible sleep meditation experience in the Abide app: https://abide.co/signup?ref=podcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast
We hear a great recording of the Stills/Young Band on July 4, 1976 in Niagara Falls NY. This is an epic setlist and I play Long May You Run, For What It's Worth, and Cowgirl in the Sand. This was a volatile short-lived project, but it was brilliant.
Housed in a glass case at The Boone County Historical Center in Boone, Iowa is a seemingly ordinary metal and glass lantern. But this beacon of light helped guide a brave teenager through a stormy night, on a life saving mission. At the Daredevil Museum in Niagara Falls, New York is a huge, elaborately constructed, 12-foot barrel, built specifically for a death-defying act use in several crazed stunts. Among the Civil War regalia and crude surgical instruments at South Carolina's, Florence Museum, is a gnarled piece of metal linked to a disaster that nearly wiped a town, off the map.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
Our boy Srikeit has successfully made it to the West. As he acclimatises, he reports in with his findings from his first 10 days in a new country. What's different? What's the same? Is there a Liverpool support club? Is the famed Canadian politeness real? Does Srikeit have a pet snowball? All these and more, in this episode. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humor (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humor", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeitSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Podcast About Catholic Things
This week on A Podcast About Catholic Things, Eric (The Ambassador of Common Sense) and Dan (The Ambassador of Nonsense) talk about sports, the modern sports culture, sports history, and how a the Catholic church fits into this… or rather, how the Catholic Church ought to fit into this. Some questions stemming from this: how important is 'play' and how important is entertainment? In current events, News Max is reporting that Pope Francis is dying, but doesn't give any sort of time-line. The US Senate passes a resolution canceling Biden's vaccine/testing mandate. Woman is found near Niagara Falls, dead in her car… in the river. Micronesian president levels accusations against major countries in the renewable fuel push. New Zealand helps restore order in Solomon Islands after riots stemming from China's influence over local government. Parents of Ethan Crumbley are arrested and charged. Volcano in Indonesia. US boycotts Winter Olympics--UK, Canada, and Australia join us. Conversion therapy almost outlawed in Canada. Biden says he won't put troops in Ukraine. In the land of nonsense, a camel escapes a nativity scene. Crowd is snow-stuck in Ikea store. Tattoo artist does terrible job. A semi drags a car down highway. Store clerk tries to sell a core charge.VIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS VIEW ON GOOGLE PODCASTS VIEW ON AMAZON VIEW ON AUDIBLE VIEW ON CASTBOX VIEW ON PODCASTADDICT VIEW ON STITCHER VIEW ON BITCHUTE VIEW ON RUMBLE VIEW ON TUNE-IN VISIT US ON FACEBOOK
Hope is an interesting subject, and one that's not as transparent as it may seem. Even as Christians - what is it exactly that we our placing our hope in? To answer this question, our host Helen Todd welcomes Lou Perez, the Lead Pastor of Destiny Christian Church in Niagara Falls, New York. In their conversation, Lou shares how God has shaped his understanding of hope, and they discuss what it looks like to place our hope in Christ. 03:15 - What is it, as Christians, that we're hoping for?07:22 - Our hope isn't just for the life to come, but it's also for our life now08:10 - When Lou's perspective of hope changed10:15 - Encouraging someone who is feeling hopeless13:30 - What happens to us after death?17:00 - How hope impacts how we live in this life20:55 - Lou's upcoming teaching at the Greater Purpose Conference22:12 - How to hold onto hope23:00 - A time when God taught Lou how to hold onto hope If you would like to learn more about the World Mission Alliance or find out more about Greater Purpose Conference, visit rfwma.org or rfwma.org/greaterpurpose/ or email us at email@example.com.After you listen to this episode, go to our host website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, click below:Support the show (https://rfwma.org/give) Email us your questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.orgWorld Mission Alliance is a 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductible.Support the showSupport the showThanks for listening! Visit our website rfwma.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
The guys are joined by repeat revisitor Michael Citro of Michael's Record Collection podcast to discuss Rush's “Signals” - our very first Rush episode Plenty of other discussion including being on the wrong side of medium, Wayne and the band Foreigner (we think Wayne wants to know what love is), did George Michael sing any love songs, our girlfriends in the Niagara Falls area, Rush's 2 highest chart positions, going full on synth, the Fear Trilogy, the Space Program, and much more. Pardon the momentary technical issues after “New World Man.” Check out Rush here:https://www.rush.com/Check out Michael and his great Podcast – Michael's Record Collection - here:https://michaelsrecordcollection.com/Check out other episodes at RecordsRevisitedPodcast.com, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, iHeartMedia, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Additional content is found at: Facebook.com/recordsrevisitedpodcast or twitter @podcastrecords or IG at instagram.com/recordsrevisitedpodcast/ or join our Patreon at patreon.com/RecordsRevisitedPodcast
On today's After 9 Podcast: Kat saw Ice Cube last night. A woman got knocked out by the carts at Walmart. Alcohol taxes are going up big time in Canada. Great places to vacation. There's so many asylum seekers taking over Niagara Falls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We debut our Faithkeepers series, looking at religious leaders in WNY and their work— today in Niagara Falls with Rev. Raymond Allen of NOAH (The Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope) Also, the latest on a winter weather advisory and the ice that it expected to bring in the next 24 hours.
Tyler Snure established Snure Stories and published his first novel, The Jewels of Fate, in 2019 when he was a senior high school student. The Sword of Sorenth is the second book in this fiction, fantasy, adventure trilogy and was just recently released. It quickly reached #8 on Amazon's bestseller list for its category during its launch week. Tyler also writes a blog, gives free author presentations, and offers an online personality quiz that tells you what character in The Jewels of Fate series you are most like. He lives near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Listen in as he tells Alex about his already-impressive journey as a young writer as well as his thoughts on breaking into the youth reading market. Learn more: https://www.snurestories.com/. Buy the books here and here. Visit Alex's new author website: JAlexanderGreenwood.com. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com or email him to order your autographed copies here or visit https://jalexandergreenwood.com/shop. Listen to Alex and Sonia on CHICA & THE MAN! This Mysterious Goings On Podcast episode was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2023, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller; some of our links may earn us a commission. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/message
On this week's episode, Colleen has been through an ordeal and it's making Bridget's blood pressure sky rocket. We discuss our thoughts on the ending of the Soprano's and how Colleen is terrible at spoilers. Then we get into the topic of the week... I SURVIVED STORIES. We tell the heroing tales of Elizabeth Shoaf, Harrison Okene, Mary Vincent and Angela Hernandez. We don't know how we'd react in these scenarios but I think we can all agree Colleen would not do well. We end with a few short survival tales and positive stories of the week. Imagine surviving Niagara Falls and then dying from slipping on and orange peel??? Whatever. We are grateful and #blessed.Our Sources:Elizabeth Shoaf Outsmarts Her Kidnapper on YouTubeMary Vincent I Survived Episode on YouTubeMary Vincent Article by Austin HarveyColleen's sources are TikTok and Twitter because of course they areThe small business shoutout of the week goes to the Mary Vincent Foundation which dreams of a world without sexual violence toward children and adolescents. For every Vincent and every Mary, let's give.Review and subscribe! You can find us on Instagram @Sippinwiththeshannons or send us your stories at Sippinwiththeshannons@gmail.com. Love you, mean it.
Ontario used to be run by a pro-monarchy, aristocratic mafia, known as 'The Family Compact'. A rebellion led my William Lyon Mackenzie, and supported by the United States, led to a historically epic moment above the Niagara Falls. Become a Patron and get access to all our premium content.https://www.patreon.com/canadianpoliticsisboringLeave us a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/canadianpoliticsisboringSocials: twitch.tv/canadianpoliticsisboring/aboutInstagram: https://bit.ly/3yc6ujzTwitter: https://bit.ly/2Wp9IDoOur Merch Store: https://bit.ly/3sTWR7Z Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Be set free of the stinking attitude of unforgiveness. Enjoy the fullness of life, as you let go of the thoughts of how others have hurt you. **** Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, A Women World Leader's Podcast, I'm your host Robin Kirby-Gatto. Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate God's grace, in our lives, in our ministry, and around the world. Today's Podcast is titled, “Forgive” Jesus states in the Lord's Prayer “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong]. And bring us not into temptation but rescue us from evil.” (Luke 11:4 AMPC) No one likes wearing clothes with body odor. As for me, my sensitive nose permits me to smell things at such strength that it is like a superpower. If I were a superhero today, I would be the Super Sensitive Woman. All kidding aside, it is difficult for me to wear a top, if it has any bad odor. It's nothing but a distraction in my day. Although, it's something invisible to the eye, my brain is constantly aware, as the olfactory receptors of my nose, transmit the information of the odor to my brain, signaling the fact that my top stinks. Now, I don't go around telling people that my top stinks, rather I keep that information to myself. However, when I'm at home and around my husband, I inform him that I must change my top because it smells so bad, to which he replies, “I don't smell anything.” He doesn't have the super sensitive smeller I have. Unforgiveness in the heart can smell like the top with an offensive odor. Sooner or later, something happens in our lives, to make us aware of our stinking thinking about a person or situation. If you're super sensitive to the smell of unforgiveness, you do something promptly about the matter, seeking to forgive. Jesus addressed this invisible offense of the heart in the Lord's prayer, as unforgiveness. We are forgiven our sins, as we have forgiven others their sin. This awareness of needing to forgive is God's grace. “Aware” means to have knowledge about a situation or a fact. The word from which it is derived, is the Germanic word “ware,” which is pottery, as well as the manufacture of articles for sale. This is obvious in the kitchen mostly, where we have cookware, silverware, glassware, tableware, etc. I like to envision cookware, tableware, and glassware as containers for food and drink. However, imagine if those vessels were instead memories within our heart and mind, which we clung to, about what others have done that has hurt us. It would be no different than cooking a gourmet meal with rotten food, offensive to the pallet and nose. Eighty percent of “taste” comes from your olfactory receptors (smell). If we wouldn't eat such a meal, we surely wouldn't invite guests over to partake either. The Greek word for “forgive” is aphíēmi pronounced af-ee'-ay-mee and means, “to forgive, lay aside, let go, and to send away.” [i] The word from which this comes apo, means “off and away.” When my top smells of body odor, I get it off as soon as possible, and put it in the laundry basket, away from my nose. Again, I credit that response to my super senses, where I cannot get any work or activities done in my day, since the stench of the smelly top has my attention. Likewise, when we deal with unforgiveness quickly, it's like taking the smelly top off and putting a fresh clean one on. Unless someone had super senses like me, they couldn't perceive it. But imagine if I didn't use deodorant for days and got around others. Not only would it be constantly on my mind of how bad I smell, and interfere with my ability to fellowship, other people would smell the body odor, as well. I experienced this last year, when my husband, Rich, and I drove up to Virginia to celebrate his sister-in-law's sixtieth birthday. We made it a two-day trip to get there, and I was beyond excited, having found a brand-new dress that was normally over $200 for only $35. Moreover, I had stunning shoes to add that extra-bling, rose gold pumps, with matching rose gold stones. In addition, we had bought Rich a brand-new suit, with shiny black dress shoes. We haven't dressed this nice since our wedding day in 2001. Little did I know, that in all my packing, I did not pack my deodorant. Ok, I could get by with using my husband's deodorant, if need be, for this trip, so problem solved. However, I later found out because I had packed so hurriedly that I couldn't find my husband's deodorant or the toothpaste. This was a double whammy. On top of this, we were exhausted, having woke up 3:30 am on Thursday to get to our half-way destination, and then at 4 am on Friday to make our final trek to attend the surprise party. Well one thing was for sure, if someone were to smell my breath or my underarms, they would be surprised by the awful smell. Rich and I arrived at the party exhausted, unable to find his deodorant, which is fine for my husband, because as he says, he glistens, and doesn't sweat. I on the other hand, am like Niagara Falls when the temperature rises above 75. Not only did we not find the deodorant, but the toothpaste, as well, leaving me with bad breath. Unfortunately, I didn't have my regular breath mints in my purse, either. So, get this, I looked the best I have in years, in the most beautiful black sequin gown, stunning shoes with bling, and matching jewelry. However, the whole time I was at the party, I kept my arms tight by my side, and my hand over my mouth. I wanted to really enjoy the celebration, but I was so distracted by my bad breath and stinky underarms. The whole time there, Rich and I kept asking people if they had a mint or something, and no one did. We went for 2 days without brushing our teeth and finally bought some toothpaste from the gas station, only to find our toothpaste packed in my makeup bag, later. While at the party, going through my head was “I hope no one else has the super senses that I do and can smell me.” Instead, if I would have brought my deodorant and toothpaste, I would be carefree, laughing and having fun with all the family. Things that we hold onto from our past towards others can be likened to us not wearing deodorant or brushing our teeth. Imagine on top of not having toiletries for proper hygiene, if we ate rotten food, which then wreaked through our pours, all the while building up in the mouth as super bad breath. We would be unbearable to be around. That's how it is when we have unforgiveness. Our rotten attitude makes it hard for others to be around us. Because we've not the super senses to perceive that our attitude stinks from unforgiveness, it's built up, and been like days without brushing our teeth or taking a bath. Now imagine further, if we haven't brushed our teeth or taken a bath in years. The grace of Truth given through Jesus Christ, was to remove the stench of sin from mankind, where we would be in right standing with the Father, without spot or blemish, because of the atoning work of Christ on the cross. He nailed the debt of our sins to His cross. (Colossians 2:14) That experience of the forgiveness of our sins, comes as we forgive others. Forgiveness means to let go. We must let go of the things we've held onto about others, and the way we might dwell on how they've hurt us. It's the stinking clothes that distract our hearts and minds, keeping us from enjoying life. God taught me that anytime I dwell on something negative that someone has done to me, that it is satan accusing them in my head. He then has me say, “I break agreement with the accuser of the brethren, In Jesus' Name.” What circumstance do you need to let go of, and who do you need to forgive? Take this opportunity to be free of stinking thinking, and cling to the work of the Cross of Christ Jesus, receiving forgiveness for your sins. [i] [i] Strong J. (1890) Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Abingdon Press. Greek word # 863 “forgive”
In today's episode, I am actually in the interviewee seat! Coach and author Emily Grabatin interviewed me for a series that she did on Instagram live and gave me permission to share our conversation with you. We talked about how and when to get visible as a new author and she asked such insightful questions! Listen in to hear: Encouragement for you aspiring writers who've had a manuscript sitting on a shelf for years but haven't had the confidence to move forward with it. How and where to talk about your book before it's written, afterwards, and when it's ready to be released. Key visibility opportunities that you can easily take advantage of to get your book noticed. I think you'll find a lot of actionable gems in this episode! About Emily: Emily Grabatin infuses hope into dormant and God-called dreams. Through coaching, writing, and leadership, she helps individuals recognize who they are, uncover what makes them feel alive, and streamline their focus so they can flourish. She lives with her husband James and daughter near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. AND if “writing a book” is top of your 2023 goals list, then my Thriving Authors Academy might be EXACTLY what you need! Thriving Authors Academy is a small-group, supportive, nurturing six-month program for women who have a book inside their heart. I am SO excited to share that the waitlist for this premium mentorship I offer is now OPEN! Sign up for the waitlist and you'll be the very first to know when enrollment opens… and you even get a bonus discount, too! Find all the details at www.ThrivingAuthorsAcademy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dallas-woodburn/support
In Episode 45, Michael and Julian talk about1. Progress on New Year's Resolutions. Some progress but some setbacks2. Niagara Falls. We get sidetracked onto barrels and tightrope walking3. How Americans Dress for Work. More casually than in Europe. Again, we get sidetracked by the school uniforms of our youthOther Show NotesLearn more about how America's culture developed in Julian Bishop's High, Wide, and Handsome.Available here to buy as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook
Have you ever had your honor challenged? Why not settle things with a duel? Many people throughout history have, for better or for worse. After looking at their stories, the Deep Lore Boys honor a wild pilot who fought off seven Migs during the Korean War and lived to tell the tale. To wrap it all up, we take a peek at the lives of a few special individuals who took it upon themselves to sail over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Intro: City Lights — Babasmas [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/W9IQfypOkkYFree Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/city-lights Music: Jazz In Paris - Media Right Productions https://youtu.be/mNLJMTRvyj8
Learn English with Coffee Break English
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HILF: History I'd Like to F**k
Dawn welcome's Canadian-born, LA-based comedian - Renee Percy. Together, they have an electrifying conversation about the scientist, Nikola Tesla, who is to thank for so much of our technological advances today... no matter what you drive. 00:06:37 - Renee tells Dawn about why she doesn't "know history" and how the subject of Nikola Tesla occurred to her and he-hem sparked her curiosity.00:11:40 - Dawn lays out some of the sources of her research and lays out her plan for HILF-ing Tesla. She's going to layout the story behind some of Tesla's biggest and most influential inventions - and then fill us in on all the bat-shit speculation and conspiracy theories that surrounded him after his death. SOURCES:MY IINVENTIONS - The Autobiography of Nikola TeslaPRODIGAL GENIUS - The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla by John J O'NeillThe Genius That Lit the World (Documentary)The Forgotten Inventor (Documentary)The History Channel (The Tesla Files)The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980 Movie, Starring Orson Wells as JP Morgan!) 00:13:48 - Dawn jumps into the story of how Tesla first conceived of the idea of AC Power and how it led first to a humiliating moment in front of his college classmates - to an epiphany while watching a sunset. 00:18:42 - Nikola Tesla leaves Europe for New York City and after a harrowing journey (he is pick-pocketed and finds himself in the middle of a violent mutiny...) he arrives in the middle of The Gilded Age. It's a booming era when the pillars of wealth and industry really come into their own: JP Morgan, Rockefeller, Canegie - and they're all looking for the next big thing. 00:25:30 - After a disappointing six months with Thomas Edison (spit) Tesla quits after feeling unappreciated and insulted. He first digs ditches and then goes into business with some enterprising guys who help him show his genius to money men who would actually support him. Westinghouse buys into AC Power and Tesla starts to come into his own. 00:30:50 - The introduction of AC Power was a huge threat to Edison who had invested not only in DC Power, but in all of the supportive infrastructure around it. If AC were to replace his systems, he'd be ruined - and as soon as people saw how much demonstrably better it was, they would choose it every time. A war ensues. THE CURRENT WAR. Edision first tries to scare people away from AC power by hosting public electricutions of animals. When that doesn't work - he joins with another competitor to form General Electric. 00:34:36 - For a time, it appears that AC Power had won the war - which it had! Westinghouse and Tesla win the contracts to both light the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago - and they design the hydro-electric plant at Niagara Falls. Tesla is rich, famous, and on top of the world... for now. ---BREAK--- Ad for SPOIL MY MOVIE - another great podcast on The Deluxe Edition Network 00:37:53 - Dawn and Renee come back from the break having just come out of a conversation about the fuckary in showbusiness; and Dawn explains how such fuckary is the same kinda thing that one endures in the world of science. In fact, the artists process and the scientific process are not now - nor have they ever been - that different. 00:41:32 - Because Tesla was barking up the same money-trees as many of the leading artists of the time, he made the acquaintance of both Mark Twain and Sarah Berhardt - he captured both of their attention but it was only Twain with whom he made and held a date... 00:48:24 - Tragedy strikes in 1894 when Tesla's lab in New York City burns to the ground. It is impossible to calculate what was lost, but Tesla is heartbroken and after getting financial backing from J.J Astor - he builds a new lab in Colorado Springs and does some of his largest-scale experiments ever. He loses his funding after not delivering the promised inventions and it is all torn down by 1906. 00:56:28 - His second failed attempt with a millionaire-backer and a big idea is in Wardenclyff when he is secretly trying to build world-wide wireless communication. While he's working on it, Marconi successfully sends the letter 'S' across the Atlantic - stealing the headlines and infuriating Tesla's backer, JP Morgan, who severs his ties. Wydenlcyff is also dismantled and Tesla now finds himself adrift with no lab, and no rich friends left. 01:01:33 - In his old age and now in poverty, Tesla spends his last remaining years feeding pigeons and telling anyone who still finds him relevant, what he is working on... however theoretically. It is during this time of his life that some of the wildest theories and conspiracies emerge. Among them, that he invented a Death Ray and was part of the Philadelphia Experiment. 01:11:33 - We end with Renee making the great observation that we should all be grateful that Tesla never became a super villain. Indeed, despite a series of unfortunate events and mistreatment by the hands of those in power - it is impressive that he never used his powers to hurt anyone - or to unduly enrich himself. Maybe he can teach us more than just how to build a better robot.---NEXT EPISODE - FEB. 15th - Jack the Ripper with comedian and improvisor - Peter Vogt. HILF is now part of The DEN - Deluxe Edition Network. Go there to find your NEXT favorite podcast!WANNA TALK? Find us on Instagram or email us email@example.com
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Love One Another John 15: 9-13 January 22, 2023 I. Introduction: A. Jesus said some very radical things at times where you might wonder did Jesus really say that. Did he really mean that? 1. What we are going to look at today could fit in that category because the truth is so mind blowing you cannot help but say “really?” B. We are jump starting this year with a three-week series regarding the new discipleship paradigm we are using at MVC. Pastor Mike spoke of that last week as our three key lenses for looking at discipleship is Be, Become, Do 1. Be with Jesus 2. Become like Jesus 3. Do what Jesus did • This morning's message we will see two of those lenses – being and doing. Turn in your Bibles to John 15:9 where we find this truth …. II. Being A. Read John 15:9 – 1. Did you catch that? a. In the exact same way that the Father loves Jesus, is the way that Jesus loves us! 2. The words “just as” is a marker of similarity, comparison, something being in accordance with something else, a. Here the similarity, the comparison is in the area of love. Jesus' love for us as being in accordance with the same love that the Father has for him! b. In other words, Jesus loves each one of us in the same way and with the same love with which the Father loves him. c. So the kind of love which the Trinity shares with each other is the same kind of love that Jesus shares with us! 3. Turn to John 17:26 where we see a very similar idea expressed. Read. a. The love with which the Father loved Jesus would be in us as well. b. So not only would we experience that Trinitarian love but we would also express it back to Jesus! 4. As mind blowing as that is, and no matter how bad you feel about yourself and what you think about God's love for you. This is how much Jesus loves you and me! B. But the passage and truth does not stop there. Read 15:9c-10 1. This is the being part of the passage as we see we are to abide, remain in Jesus love. 2. Abide means to remain. He is actually commanding us to stay within the realm of his love. Do not step outside of that but stay there and bask in it! Be in Jesus' love 3. Then he tells us that the way we remain in his love is the same way that he remains within the Father's love – by walking in obedience to Jesus' commands. C. So there is the catch – Jesus only loves me if I walk in obedience and I have fallen way short of that. No!! 1. Note Jesus has already told us that he loves us in the same way the Father loves him – that love precedes my obedience or disobedience. 2. So while God's love for us is not dependent upon our behavior or obedience, the ongoing enjoyment of that love is dependent upon our obedience. Read v11. 3. How many of you have been to Niagara Falls before? God's love is like the falls - his extravagant love lavished upon us a. But as we move away from the Falls to the parking lot and drive away we are no longer under the influence of that splash or mist. b. There are only two ways to walk away from experiencing the joy of God's love being lavished on us. 1. Rather than remaining in it, staying there and enjoying Jesus' love we try to earn it. 2. The other is blatant disobedience. a. A little stumble or mistake or the growing pains of a Christian learning to walk with Jesus is not what he is referring to here. b. But rather an intentional turning my back on and walking away from him in disobedience. i. Then guilt and shame take over rather than the enjoyment of Jesus' love for us! • Next is the doing portion of the passage as Jesus tells us what we are to do with this amazing love we are to remain within. III. Do A. Jesus takes this teaching a step further in the next verse. Listen 1. Read v 12 2. This special kind of love is not just something that is between me and Jesus but actually is supposed to spread to one another. a. The exact same kind of love with which the Father loves Jesus, is the exact kind of love with which Jesus loves us and is the exact kind of love with which we are to love one another in the body of Christ. b. This amazing kind of love starts with the Father to Jesus and from Jesus to us and from us to one another! B. We see this same truth earlier when Jesus was speaking to them. Read John 13:34 1. The newness of the command is not to love one another that they had heard before. 2. The newness of the command is the standard that Jesus attaches to that love – love one another just as, in the same way that I love you! C. Then he finally explains what this love looks like. 1. Read v13 2. This love is a sacrificial love. A love that cost you personally in order for you to bless/benefit someone else 3. Just like it cost the Father the sacrifice of his own Son to love us it will cost us the sacrifice of something precious to us to love each other in the same way that God loved Jesus and Jesus loves us!!!! D. So this whole section could be summarized like this “Jesus loves us the same way the Father loves him thus we should love each other like that as well!” • So what do we do with all of this? IV. Application A. If you are struggling personally with enjoying God's love for you – you need to know that the ability to experience and enjoy this kind of love is a work of the Holy Spirit deep within one's heart which comes about in the context of prayer. 1. Read Ephesians 3:14-19. 2. If you are personally struggling with experiencing God's love at the core of your being more than trying to figure it out, counsel it out or even study it out begin to pray about the Holy Spirit doing this supernatural work in your life. 3. Romans 5:5 tells us it is the Holy Spirit who pours out within our hearts the very love that God has for us! Romans 5:5 B. This is a very high standard regarding the way we love one another – the same way he loved us. That bar is set too high for me and I have failed at that many times. 1. The capability to love like that does not come from me but it is within me. Maybe better said than “it” is within me – “he” is within me – the Spirit of Jesus expresses his very love through me to others! 2. It is Christ living in me. It is Jesus expressing his love through me. Read Galatians 2:20 3. So what I do is walk moment by moment not trying hard to love like Jesus did but rather trusting and depending upon the one who lives in me to express that through me. C. A special word for MVC regarding loving others – Paul tells the church in 1 Thessalonians 4:10 that they are loving one another well but he wanted them to excel still the more in their love! I believe MVC is doing it well but I also want to encourage us to excel still the more in our love. 1. Often I hear people tell me what a welcoming and friendly place MVC is. I think it is true! But there is a big difference between a church that is friendly and good at loving our friends and one where people can actually make friends that they can build relationships with and loving those who are outside our circles (who may have come to MVC for twenty years already) or are new to MVC in just the last twenty days. 2. Actually the world can do that as well as we do! Listen to what Jesus said – read Matthew 5:46-47 3. Our responsibility to love one another the same way that Jesus loved us expands beyond just our friends and we need to be available to love those outside our circles and those new to MVC in a way that is more than just being friendly. 4. I can tell you from experience as a pastor who gets to know those who are outside our clicks and those new to MVC there is richness that comes to us when we include them in our lives and circles. a. Illustration of us being in missionary housing in the Amazon (those younger not the online shopping link) coming out for breakfast and Kim wanting to sit with these two older women. I was too cool for the old ladies. b. Turned out these two ladies were the ladies that followed Elizabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint in living with and ministering to the Acua Indians in Tonampare, Ecuador right in the middle of the Amazon. c. It turned out to be the most exciting and interesting breakfast I ever had in my life as they told us story after story about living and ministering in that place for decades! D. Our Sabbath small groups provide an opportunity to learn how to be with Jesus but a byproduct of that is the opportunity love others at MVC who are new people to us that desperately long to experience that love and connect with us; and for us to enrich our own lives as we meet them! 1. Josh …
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In this first "It's not just about growing grass" segment of TurfNet All Stars of Turf, we recognize Scott Dodson, CGCS, and John Taylor. Both career superintendents but perhaps better known as the founders of the Golf Course Hockey Challenge, an annual 2-day/4-game tournament that attracted as many as 16 teams of hockey playing superintendents, assistants and suppliers over a 25+ year run. Dodson has been at the Park Country Club in Williamsville (Buffalo) NY for 30 years. Taylor is the property manager at the Grand Niagara Golf Club near Niagara Falls, Ontario. TurfNet fielded a team in the Hockey Challenge for 22 years, providing offseason fun and friendships for many who wore the Team TurfNet jersey. Peter McCormick reminisces with Dodson and Taylor about the memorable exploits, characters and shenanigans that emerged from the event.
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TODAY'S GUEST: author, speaker, and survivor of Stage IV ling cancer, Pamela Walck explored multiple religions until she found the one true God of love. After finding her father dead in the basement and experiencing the deaths of numerous patients of various beliefs—she started to think about eternity. She worked as a physical therapist most of her adult life. After she graduated with a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, Pam taught Bible studies for years, worked with the homeless, and served on multiple overseas missions trips. Pam lives near beautiful Niagara Falls, New York.
Oh what a beautiful morning because we are here with actor, singer, and three-time Tony-nominee, Mary Testa. You Might Know Her From Whoopi, Sex and the City, The Bounty Hunter, and the New York stage productions of Queen of the Mist, Xanadu, 42nd Street, Barnum, On the Town, The Rink, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Oklahoma. Mary gave us all the goods on developing Xanadu, and how it found its way to Broadway, accepting the role of Aunt Eller while Sally Struthers was watching the Golden Globes in her living room, and iconically covering for Liza Minnelli in The Rink opposite Chita Rivera. We also got into the collaborative relationship she has with Michael John La Chuisa and the significance of headlining Queen of the Mist. All that plus Mary took all (and we mean all) our hot gossip questions about 42nd Street, taking over for Terri White, and whether or not Jennifer Aniston did coverage! This one was just a beautiful way to ring in 2023. We love you all! Follow us on social media: @damianbellino || @rodemanne Discussed this week L Word Gen Q is rough but Leisha Hailey has chemistry with everyone Leisha's Yoplait commercial We love crab rangoon, sorry Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese cookbook NYT got dragged for pea guacamole Anne in Nxivm kick (The Vow, Seduced) Shelly Miscavige (wife of head of Scientology, David Miscavige) has been missing since 2007 Golden Globes hosted by Jarrod Carmichael who joked about Shelly's disappearance We love you Leah Remini (Second Act is a great movie of women for a plane) Composer Michael John La Chiusa wrote Queen of the Mist for her (story of Anna Edson Taylor who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901) Mary's full interview with Transport Group Bonnie Milligan is giving an incredible performance in Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway is Mary was so good in 2007 Broadway production of Xanadu (bootleg) opposite Jackie Hoffman Appeared with Nathan Lane & Whoopi in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and her eponymous sitcom, Whoopi (2003) Adriana Trigiani got Mary out to LA and on an ep of A Different World Starred as Aunt Eller in the 2019 production of Oklahoma (“Sexy Oklahoma”) directed by Daniel Fish Aunt Eller making Jiffy cornbread at the start of the show Stepped into Kander & Ebb's 1984 Broadway musical, The Rink for Liza Minnelli (Stockard Channing was supposed to go on when Liza left) Clips from The Rink She never really liked Sondheim and he never really liked her Was a standby in Barnum and had to do a bunch of circus skills (and cover for Terri White) Stepped down from March of the Falsettos for Barnum (job was on Broadway and paid so much more) Carrie Bradshaw talked through her rendition of “All That Jazz” on Sex and the City (with Stanford's husband, Sean Palmer) 2001 revival of 42nd Street was thrilling (Kate Levering and Mary were both in Best Supporting) Yes, the tappers DID sing (maybe with sweeteners) Christine Ebersole is a 9/11 truther (here with Alex Jones) 9/11 was a Tuesday Was in the notorious flop, Marilyn: An American Fable (Frank Rich's review) Original star was Geralyn Petchel Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter) was nicer than Julia Roberts (Eat, Pray, Love) Mary's “When You're Good to Mama” Annie Golden calls them “nods from god” We love supermodels Patricia Velasquez interview (ep #84) was in two 90s supermodel docs to watch: Catwalk / Unzipped
Today we have a chat about mental health for Let's Talk Day. There are a few stories about animals doing wild things. And we wrap up with a chat about the A&W mascot and a pasta hack. The main topic is what to do with Niagara Falls. Let's make it Sin City north. Scott and Kat have some ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As you soon will discover when you listen to this week's episode, this episode with Lorna was recorded in September of 2022. As usual, we get to have a fun and inspiring conversation. Lorna Schultz Nicholson to date has published 49 books with more on the way. As you will hear, she believes that everyone has stories to tell. She has published books on various subjects including disabilities. A good portion of our episode discusses blindness, eyesight, and how the world views and/or should view people's whose eyesight is less than most persons. Lorna provides some fascinating and valuable observations about this. Regular listeners to Unstoppable Mindset will hear some discussions touch on in previous episodes. However, Lorna's ways of discussing issues and her personal insights are relevant and come strictly from her own observations. You can't but be inspired and enthralled by all she has to say about writing and her life. About the Guest: Lorna Schultz Nicholson has published over 46 books with three more coming out in September 2022. Her books include children's picture books, middle-grade fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction. Although many of her books are about sports (not all mind you) they are also about family and friendships and include diverse casts of characters. Her books have been nominated for many different awards. Lorna loves traveling and presents about writing at libraries, schools, and conferences to inspire people to love reading and writing as much as she does. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband (Go Oilers Go) and a dog that she rescued from Mexico. Ways to connect with Lorna: Website: www.lornaschultznicholson.com Facebook: Lorna Schultz Nicholson Instagram: Lornasn Twitter: Lornasn About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is an Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Transcription Notes Michael Hingson 00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:20 Well, hi there, wherever you happen to be today. This is Mike Hingson and you are listening to unstoppable mindset. Really glad you're here. We are going to have fun again today as usual, and get inspired and do all those things that we do on unstoppable mindset. And again, I really appreciate you being here and hope you enjoy what we have to talk about today. We have Lorna on with us. And I'm going to let her introduce herself pretty much except to tell you that she is an author who has written a whole bunch of books when I met her she had written 46 books. And since we last talked she said she was going to be publishing three more by September so one of course the big questions of the day is did you get to do that but first, learn a welcome to unstoppable mindset. Thanks for being here. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:09 Thank you, Michael. Yes, it's Lorna Schultz Nicholson, and that is a long name three names and nobody ever spell Schultz. Right. That's okay. Michael Hingson 02:18 Well, how do you spell it? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:20 S C H U L T Z, Michael Hingson 02:23 that's, that's the way I've always spelled it. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:26 Good for you. Because you have no idea how many people either forget to see or they forget the the yell or the T at the end screen or? Michael Hingson 02:35 Or they make it or they make it an S instead of a Z? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:38 Well, I think they get the Z right. Because of Charles Schultz. Right. They get that right. Because of the Michael Hingson 02:44 parents. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes. Yes, but Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:48 that's spelled the same way as mine. Michael Hingson 02:51 S C H U L T Z. Yeah, Lorna Schultz Nicholson 02:53 exactly. Oh, yes. Zee, sir. In Canada, we say Zed Michael Hingson 02:58 was said Yeah, yeah, S C H U L T Zed. Well, it is a it is a British oriented or whatever thing or, or some sort of an empire thing. Yeah. That's it. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 03:13 Coming to you from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That's the that's the other thing. I guess I'll say when I introduce myself, Michael Hingson 03:18 and of course, go Oilers. I know I saw that in your bio. Yes. And how and how did we do? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 03:27 Well, the season I did fine. I've got those three books coming out. So I'm now on my 49 published book. And I do have a spring book in the docket. So it says it's a picture book. So that will be my 50th book in the spring. But right now I'm sitting at 49. Wow. 49th. One was just released today. Michael Hingson 03:49 And our hockey and how did our hockey season go? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 03:55 Season was great. Last year. It hasn't started this year, they'll be starting their training camp right now. Players and training camp they will be starting up mid October sort of beginning of October, mid October, the first games will happen. They'll go into some preseason games here. You know, we all have to watch baseball for a little while. Because, of course they're wrapping up the end of their season. So we all get excited about that too to watch the World Series. Michael Hingson 04:24 And in addition to hockey and baseball, do you ever watch basketball? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 04:28 I do actually because I'm a Toronto Raptors fans. So there you go. Okay. Yep, Yep, absolutely. I like watching basketball to Michael Hingson 04:37 football, and football. We love college football. And right now we're very happy because my wife Karen is a graduate of USC. Okay. And well, she did her graduate studies there and the team is doing really well this year. We have no major complaints. First time in a long time. So we're very pleased about that. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 04:58 That's exciting. That's it. I think very exciting. There Michael Hingson 05:01 are three and oh, and all three games, they scored more than 40 points per game. Oh, Lorna Schultz Nicholson 05:07 I have a brother in law who always fights with this USC and UCLA. There's always a big rivalry between those two, right? Oh, there is? Oh, yeah. Yeah, that happens in my family because they live down in California. So there's always this rivalry that goes on in the family between the two. And which one does he like? You know, that you knew you're gonna ask me that. And I think he's the UCLA. Michael Hingson 05:32 Well, you know, we we understand that there are those people in the world who who are less fortunate than we, and that's okay. Well, let's see. See, my story is that on the day, we got married, our wedding was supposed to start at four o'clock. And it didn't start until a quarter after four because at four, the church was less than half full. And at 12, after four, suddenly the doors opened, and this whole throng of people came in. And so we finally were able to start when we asked somebody later, what the heck was the deal? Why was everybody late getting there? And they said, No, nobody was late. They were sitting out in their cars waiting for the end of the USC Notre Dame game. So one that tells you where we were in the priority of things, but but SC want Notre Dame, so we knew the marriage was gonna last? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 06:29 Oh, I love to hear that. That's a lovely story. That's a good story. Michael Hingson 06:33 Well, tell us a little bit about you kind of where you came from your life, your life a little bit, and we'll go from there. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 06:40 Well, um, I actually grew up in Ontario, St. Catharines, Ontario, which is really, really close to Niagara Falls, and Niagara Falls, New York, Niagara Falls, Canada. And then I did a lot of moving around and all that, you know, that we all do, and going to university and that kind of thing. And I wasn't always a writer. I mean, you know, I should go back and say that that's not exactly true. But I didn't always think that I was going to be a writer, like, I never grew up thinking that I was going to be an author, like I have some friends off their friends who grew up saying, I knew I was going to be an author, I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to do that when I was little. And I didn't have that. I wanted to be an athlete. Like, if you had asked me when I was a child, they'd say what you want to be when you grew up, I'd say an athlete, my mom and dad would say, because in my era, of course, my parents said, that's not really a profession, you can relate to that. So you know, I went into other things that had to do with sports, like I got a science degree in kinesiology and, you know, worked in the fitness industry. And then when my children were little I came, I decided to take a writing course. And I, I discovered how much I loved writing. And then it brought me back to my childhood, of how much I love to read, and how I love to write stories when I was a kid, that I just never pursued the writing Avenue, but I did actually love writing stories. So it was a bit of a full circle for me, and it didn't happen. You know, in my 20s, I didn't get my first book published until I was in my 40s. And I worked really hard in those late 30s. After that course, I sort of got like, jazzed up. And I, I wanted to write and I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be published. And of course, that takes years to happen, you know, you have to keep trying and trying and trying, and keep submitting and keep writing another story. And then finally, I got a book published in 2004. So I mean, I was in my early 40s, when that actually happened. And so for anybody who's listening out there, who wants to write and you think, Well, I didn't do this in my 20s, and I didn't go to university for it, and I didn't get an English degree. You know, you can keep trying, just keep trying. Michael Hingson 09:02 Well, it's always about trying and I and I take the tact also that if you don't happen to want to write a book or whatever, you do, at least have stories to tell. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 09:13 Everybody has a story to tell everybody who and I and I do a lot of writing classes as well. I teach a lot of writing classes I teach a lot to kids, like because I I write mostly children's I do write some adult but I write a lot of children's literature. And so I'm often in schools, you know, or workshops, writing workshops for children and, and you know, they're keen keen writers or they're not But and if they're not, I like to tell everybody you have a story to tell everybody has a story to tell. And out in the world. There are lots of stories. So I think that that's the most important part about writing is the story part of it. Michael Hingson 09:53 One of the things that I find and I love to tell people is if you Don't think that you would be a good guest on the podcast because you don't necessarily talk about whatever our mission is. What I tell people as well, our mission is to inspire people more than anything else. We do talk about disabilities, we do talk about inclusion, and of course, being blind and wanting to get people to have a little bit different view of what blindness and disabilities are all about. I'm always glad to do that. But at the same time, the general purpose of this podcast is really to show people that can be more unstoppable than they think. And so as I go out, and I look for guests, and we searched in a number of different ways, but people often say, Well, I don't know that I would really be good for your mission. And then I say, well, but our mission is to inspire. But I don't really know what to talk about. And I say the same thing that you just said, everyone has a story to tell. And so my job is to help people really find or remember what their story is, and talk about it. And there's no formal way or anything else to do that. It's more an issue of you have a story and we want to hear it. Yeah, I Lorna Schultz Nicholson 11:09 agree with you. I do think that people, everybody has a story. And I mean, Michael, you have a story, because were you blind at birth? Yes. Yes. Okay, so you have a story. And, and you're doing a great job with this podcast by getting people you know, to tell their unstoppable story, but also to inspire people to do other things. And, and I do write a lot about different disabilities I, I am I have a series that I've written that's called the One to One series, a book has just been published in the series, it's called behind the label. And in that series, I've looked at first book had a character with autism, high functioning autism, the second book was a character that was born with Down syndrome, I have featured fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in it. And I think it's really important that, you know, I'm going to say, behind the label is the latest book that came out, but that we do look behind that label too. So we look behind your label of your disability of being blind. And then we find your your true story and, and how you can help others as well. You know, maybe maybe go through what they're going through. Michael Hingson 12:28 Of course, one of the things that I have pointed out a number of times on this podcast, and I love to tell people is if we're going to really talk about people with disabilities, then we really have to recognize that everyone has a disability specifically for most of you, your disability is that you are light dependent, you don't do well if the lights aren't on. And electric lighting is a relatively new invention, it came around in the mid 1800s. But the reality is, you guys don't do well, without lights. And in the workplace. Companies and builders provide lights and the ceilings and all sorts of lights so people can see to get around and so on. But that's your problem. And not mine. I don't happen to have that disability. And we need to recognize that everyone does have a challenge people take it for granted. Well, I'm not really disabled, because I can get around. Yeah, let's see how you do in a dark room. And let's see how well you read in a dark room. Or let's see how well you function in other ways when lighting conditions aren't great, because we're always looking for the best lighting conditions. So the reality is we all have disabilities. And we should recognize that. So we don't try to say that we're better because we're not of the of the scope where our disability if you want to call it that is really less than yours, because it's not there. We all have them. And it's an equalizing thing, I think among all of us in society in general. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 13:59 I totally agree with that. And that's a very, very interesting concept. I never, you know, thank you for saying that, because I never really thought of it that way. Like, I'm thinking now of course, when I turned my computer on the first thing I thought of was, oh, no, I forgot my, my ring light in. in Penticton. I have I have a summer place that I go to by the lake. And so I was coming back yesterday, I drove back yesterday and I forgot my ring light. My ring light is there. I'm thinking I don't have my ring light. Oh my goodness. So that's not something that you even thought of before this podcast, you didn't think to yourself, oh, gosh, I don't have my ring light. You didn't think of that. And that's that's very, very interesting for you to say that. And I thank you for that. Because I think that that's that's something that you know, we people who have our vision, we don't even think about and it's true. We don't know how to walk in the dark. We don't know how to turn off our Lights and feel around and try to find our way to our bed. Like, you know, we keep our little nightlight on so that we can get there. So that's a really interesting, a really interesting comment. And I do agree with that, that I think that the more that we we look at the world as a whole, and look at all the individuals who are in our world, and look at the fact that we are each and every one of us different. And I'm not sure why, why we have to put everybody into into sort of so many boxes, like why can't we all just live together and sort of understand that we're all different. And we all have a different makeup, like even identical twins are different. Sure, they have small differences. And they, you know, they're not, they're not exactly the same in their personalities. Michael Hingson 15:57 So maybe we should work together and write a book, or you write a book, and I'm glad to help on blindness. And we bring out some of these concepts that might be kind of fun to explore. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 16:09 Very fun to explore. I mean, a friend of mine actually did write one where she had a visually impaired runner, and you know how they're then they tether them together. And I was just watching that running race the other day with this gal who was just running like the wind. And she was she had a runner beside her. And she was visually impaired. And it was really incredible. I was just like, wow, that's that's impressive. That's good, really good. Michael Hingson 16:37 But of course, the question is, why should it be viewed as being so incredible? And the answer is, of course, most people can't imagine doing it without eyesight. And the reality is eyesight has not a lot to do with it. If you look at it a different way. It's all about information gathering and having the information that you need. And certainly eyesight is one way to get information. But it's by no means the only way that we get data. And nor should it be the only way we get data. And the difficulty is that so often, people who can see really think is the only real game in town. And oh, for a number of years, the Gallup polling organization, classified blindness specifically, is one of the top five fears that people felt they faced. And it shouldn't be that way. But we really don't look at the reality that blindness isn't the problem. It's our perceptions. And there are a lot of ways to get information, far and away, even in some sense of superior to eyesight, but we just don't look at it that way. Because we're used to seeing and we think that's the only way to do it. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 17:55 Do you think that your other senses have been heightened? That perhaps I mean, we are very people that have eyesight are very visual, like visual, the won't be the word for it. That's probably their top choice. Michael Hingson 18:14 Because that's what they're used to. I do not think that senses are heightened simply because we don't see, I think they're heightened if we use them. That's why some of the examples that I use are military teams like SEAL Team Six, or any of the high functioning very specialized military teams that have learned to use their eyesight they see better than anyone else, because they've learned to use that sight. They've learned to process the information more effectively, because of what they see. But they've also learned to use their other senses. And so those senses are also heightened because they've learned to use them. And so the result is that they're not heightened simply because you lose one or not. They're heightened because you make use of them. And you recognize that they are as valuable, as eyesight, for getting as much information about your environment or whatever it is that you need to deal with. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 19:22 So it's kind of like, in a way, people that have vision are a bit lazy with their other senses. We could You could say that we allow our vision to be our strong strong sense. It's like you know, in your body like if you work out your you know, your your hamstrings and your glutes, you always use your quads you don't necessarily you know, there's certain muscle groups that take over so maybe we just let our vision take over and we become a bit lazy and we don't use all our senses and you know, getting Back To Me teaching classes. This is one of the things that I try to teach students is that use all your senses when you're writing, because it's very, very easy as a writer to just write with the visual. And so you write what somebody looks like you write that they were this, they were that they did this, they, you know, it's all visual. And I try to tell students and I try to do it with my own writing, sometimes I'll write something and then I'll take a look at it. And I'll say, well, Lorna, you didn't use your senses in this. Now, how can you add this in? What did the person smell when they walked in? Did a feather you know, did they walk into a barn and a feather hit their nose, and then they sneezed. So what was the sense of touch? So, and hearing, I mean, it's all really important to put those senses in, in writing, it's super important. And it is very, very easy just to write with the visual, and a lot of kids will do that. So then it's up to me to say, You know what, let's look at everything else here. Let's look at all your other senses when you're writing this. So that's something that's interesting, too, is that I think that it's even more important. Now that I've chatted with you. I'm thinking wow, like, this is really interesting. I mean, this is, this is something that, you know, I, you know, I can talk to kids about that we need to do this more. Michael Hingson 21:28 Well, the issue is that, of course, your expertise is in eyesight. And that's why I suggested we ought to explore doing a book. And that's something that we can talk about, but but the reality is your expertise is in eyesight, you can gain more expertise in other senses. But the odds are because the world has been shaped around eyesight, that's what you're going to use. And I appreciate that, and understand that. And we love you anyway. But thank you, but but the bottom line is, it is the way the world is shaped. And and so as a result, we don't really look at our other senses in the way that we can. Which isn't to say that if you're writing a book about a blind person that you so emphasize the other senses that you don't talk in the vernacular that people are used to. So for example, I watch TV, I go to watch and see movies. And the reason that I say that is not because of an eyesight issue, but rather, the Webster's Dictionary defined, see in one of his definitions as to perceive. So why shouldn't I use See, as well as anyone else does, we've got to get away from the concept that that's the only game in town that is eyesight, which and I don't know whether you've read my book, Thunder dog, which is a book that we wrote about not only me growing up as a blind person, but my story of being involved in the World Trade Center on September 11 2001. But in center dog, one of the things that I say is don't let your sight get in the way of your vision. And it's absolutely important that people start to realize that because we talk about vision, I think I've got tons of vision, I just don't see so good as I love to say to people, but vision is there. And I don't object to people using the word vision relating to eyesight, but it is not the only way and not the only definition of the word. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 23:32 I really liked that comment. Don't let it don't let your sight get in the way of your vision. Michael Hingson 23:38 Don't let your sight get in the way of your vision. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 23:42 That's it. That's a very, very good comment. That's, that's a good line. That's a very good one. Um, no, I haven't read your book. But now I'm going to I hope you will. Yeah, for sure. Like Michael Hingson 23:51 it sounds really interesting. And it was a it was a number one New York Times bestseller. He brags and, you know, but it it is intended to teach people more about blindness of blind people, and I hope you and others who haven't read it will read it. Also being a poor, starving author, you know, we need people to buy books anyway. So it's important, but But here's another one. And then we I've got lots of questions for you. But here's another one. People say that I and other people who happen to be blind or visually impaired, look at the wording visually impaired. Now the last time I checked when you talk about something visual, and you talk about something that's visually oriented, it's about how it looks. And I don't think that I'm impaired simply because I'm blind from a visual standpoint. I don't even like low vision, because then you're still making it all about degrees of eyesight. I think that the fact is that low vision is probably better than certainly a lot better than visually impaired or Vision Impaired because again, I think I've got lots of vision and to say that we're impaired with our vision or our eyesight is really a serious problem because you're still then promulgating the class difference between people who happen to be blind or who don't see, as well as most people, and people who have better eyesight. So blind and low vision is probably at this point, the best that we can do. It's sort of like deaf and hard of hearing. If you say to most Deaf people, you are hearing impaired, you're apt to be executed on the spot because they recognize the value of words. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 25:38 Right. So what what are the words that we should use? Michael Hingson 25:42 I would say right now the best words that I can give you are blind and visit low, low vision. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 25:48 Okay. Okay. I mean, because you know, what, sometimes we don't know sometimes. I don't know what I'm supposed to say. And, and the last thing that I want to do is say the wrong thing. But but you know, I mean, things go out there. And, and we're told, you know, you can't say that. So it is nice to hear it from you, that this is what, you know, what we what we should say, and well, vision. And Michael Hingson 26:19 the other part about it is, of course, what you're welcome. But the other part about it is you can't say that, you know, that concept and that comment is a problem. The fact that we worry so much about political correctness is is a problem. I think that, that if somebody says that I'm visually impaired, I'm not going to get too offended by that. But I am going to try to correct the concepts that No, I don't think I'm visually impaired, don't I look the same as most anyone else. You go back and look at what visually means. And I don't think that I'm more any more visually impaired than you are. But I happen to be blind or I can be considered low vision. But even most low vision, people really ought to look at themselves as blind. And what do I mean by that? I subscribe to a different definition of blindness that Kenneth's Jernigan, a past president of the National Federation of the Blind created. And his definition was you are blind if your eyesight has decreased to the point where you have to use alternatives to full eyesight in order to accomplish tasks. So if you've got to use large print, or a closed circuit television or a magnifier, the odds are you will probably lose more, if not all of your eyesight at some point in your life. So now is the time to start to learn blindness techniques and to accept the fact that blindness isn't the problem. And that you can function as a blind person, in a world where most people don't happen to be blind. And if we would start to do that, we would learn that blindness, again, isn't really the issue that we face. It's more of the misconceptions that people have Lorna Schultz Nicholson 28:04 very interesting. And I mean, I think there are a lot of misconceptions with everything. I mean, you know, every single difference in somebody, often there are misconceptions about it. And and I think that, you know, sometimes when I was writing, I remember writing the book about autism, that I had a character that had autism and high functioning autism, and I, I remember being in a lineup in the grocery store, and all of a sudden, I thought somebody was in front of me. And then I thought, you know, what, maybe, you know, I don't want to be impatient here. Because it's that person may be, you know, their name may have maybe they do have autism, or maybe they do have something that is just creating them to be a little slower is that my, that's not my deal. That's who they are. And I should respect who they are. And I think that that's really important in our world is that we just respect who everybody is, and what everybody is all about. And look for the insight of the person instead of that sort of outside that we're always looking at which I use the word looking, Michael Hingson 29:13 which is fine. That's the word right? Sure. And it's fine to use that word. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 29:19 We're looking like because we, we do look like you know, we do look and but you look in a different way. Michael Hingson 29:26 But look doesn't necessarily need to be defined as with your eyes. And that's the real issue, right? We're so oriented in our mindset, overall, are thinking about looking, you have to do it with your eyes. And that's where the breakdown comes, rather than recognizing that look, means really to examine or explore in a number of different ways and it doesn't necessarily need to be with eyesight. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 29:56 And that's an that's a very interesting concept, right? We can look I guess we can look with our ears or we can look with our senses, other senses, correct? Michael Hingson 30:06 Well look as a general sort of a thing. You know, we listen with our ears, but it's part of looking around. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 30:14 Right? Yeah. Interesting. Very, very interesting. I like to use of your words, I like the use of how you're taking certain words that I may think are only visually, I'm 50. Courts. I love words, right? I'm a writer. I love words. So you're taking words, and you're you're spinning them a little bit for me? Michael Hingson 30:36 I'm taking. I'm taking site orientation out of it. Right. Yeah. Which, which is important. And so you see why our podcast unstoppable mindset can go off in all sorts of different directions that we never thought about when we started this. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 30:54 Yeah, we're going off in a totally different direction. But, you know, it's fun, really enlightening. It's really enlightening to me, I'm really actually learning a lot today. So this is really Michael Hingson 31:04 good. Well, you know, it's, it's part of what makes life fun going off and having adventures and adventures and words are always important to have and learning new concepts. And and every time I have these conversations, I get to learn things and sort of even more effectively, and hopefully, efficiently define what I do and say, and so, yeah, I love it. It's it's enjoyable to do this, but I do have a question for you. You have written a lot of books now, relating to sports and how come? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 31:38 Because I love sports. And I love sports as a child, as I said, when my parents would ask me what I wanted to be when I, you know, people would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said, I want to be an athlete. Everybody looked at me like, Okay, well, that's not really a profession. What are you talking about? I love sports. As a child, I played everything you can possibly imagine everything I possibly, you know, was was there for me. And it was something that was really big in my life. So sometimes there's that old saying that write what you know, and especially when you're starting off writing it makes makes it a little bit easier. I mean, you know, blindness, you could write about blindness. So it's like, write what you know, and I and I knew about sports. So I wrote a tremendous amount about sports. And really interesting. Just a little side note here. I wrote a book called when you least expect it, and it's about a rower. And I was a rower in high school, I grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, which is, as I said, close to negra falls, was a really big growing community. And I got into a boat and I rode and I, you know, went on and was on the national team and you know, won the Canadian championship and I was down, we went down to Philadelphia, we went down to Princeton, we went down to all kinds of places to row. And I really, really loved it. And the book ended up winning an award this year, it won the R rasa network for the Writers Guild of Alberta. And so I want some money for that. And I decided that I would give back and I would give a little scholarship, you know, give half of the money away to somebody who was finishing rowing at the St. Catharines rowing club where I grew up, and they were going to go into university. I ended up giving it to an I don't want to say visually impaired Michael Hingson 33:26 A Low vision person. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 33:30 Yeah, because she sent me this letter. So I asked the, for the criteria, they had to send me their admission letter and tell me that they were going to continue on with the sport. And then they had to write a letter to me about, you know, something to do with my main protagonist and how, you know, they related and she just, she sent me this lovely letter about how, you know, she really wanted to be in sports, but she found it hard, difficult for some of the sports but then she found rowing. And as somebody with low vision, this was something that she could be very successful at. And she actually went in a single and in the Paralympic race at the Henley and she won the gold medal. So very interesting. And she wrote it a four but I think to get her bearings, she was able to sit on the floor, and then you know, a Coxy would, you know, steer the boat down and all she just had to hear for the sounds of the water to put the to put the orange in the water. So I just I just thought I'd share that thing as I'm talking to you today. So that was the letter that inspired me. I was like, this is this is this is good. This is inspirational and that's what this show is about. Because she was unstoppable she she wasn't going to say no like no I can't do this. She just went out and found some somewhere where she could be an athlete and, and be successful and go on to university and follow her dream and follow her passion. Michael Hingson 34:59 A friend of mine, Ariel Gilbert, who I've known for a long time I met her when I was working at Guide Dogs for the Blind. And she was working there as well is an inner is an international rower, and also was involved in the Paralympics. And actually when the Olympics were held. Last, I think in California, she was one of the people who carried the torch for a mile. And so has been very involved in the Olympics and very, very heavily involved in rowing and has done it for a number of years. She had to stop for a while because of some kidney issues. But that all got straightened out. And she's started again. Oh, so she's been rowing for for quite a while. And the reality is, it's a very doable sport. And she tells the story about how people didn't think that she could do it. And she said, Of course I can. Let me at least have a shot at it. And it didn't take very long during the shot at it for people to recognize that she was going to be as good as anyone else. Which makes perfect sense. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 36:05 Yeah, I was so impressed with the letter to be really, and she was the one who got the scholarship or the bursary. She got the bursary. I emailed her and I said, you know your letter, I loved your letter, I thought that, you know, you explained everything to me quite well. And, you know, here's your money and go forth, and go to university and, and join your crew and keep going at it. And, you know, she just said it was a place where she felt that she could make some friends. And, you know, she just found success, and it is doable. It's a very, very doable sport for that. So, I mean, when I wrote the book, when do we expect it, it's not what I expected. So I mean, you know, it was when he least expected that I would, you know, donate the money back, and then get these letters in, and then all of a sudden end up on your show, to tie all of this together. And I kind of liked when things like that do happen, because as I said, everybody has a story to tell. And it was a really, really interesting story. So thank you for sharing with me about that other woman who? What was her name again? Michael Hingson 37:13 Ariel Gilbert, she lives up in the Bay Area in California. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 37:17 I'll look that up. Because very interesting. I mean, she this other gal said, yeah, it was a very doable, doable sport for her. Michael Hingson 37:24 As with, as with a lot of things, the biggest problem is again, people's perceptions. Well, the belief is you've got to see to do it. And the question is why? Even even driving a car today technologically can be done. Although the technology isn't in wide use and isn't really in ready for primetime use. But and I'm not talking about an autonomous vehicle, but rather, a person truly being able to drive. Why should we view that is only something that a person with full eyesight can do with the amount of information that is truly available to us with technology today. And there has been demonstrations of a blind person truly driving a car, getting information from the vehicle that allows them to be on the road, or the one thing I'm thinking of, and I've talked about it here before, is the now president of the National Federation of the Blind Mark Riccobono drove a Ford Escape around the Daytona Speedway right before the 2011 Rolex 24 race, driving through an obstacle course passing a vehicle, and a number of other things because the car was transmitting through some additional instrumentation on the car information to mark that allowed him to safely be on that course, and drive around the course successfully. Again, eyesight is not the only game in town. And yeah, will that technology be something that gets built into cars, so more blind people can use it, hopefully in some way, at least, if nothing else, when we start to deal more with autonomous vehicles. And until we get to the point where there are 100% foolproof, which is going to be a ways away. It's going to be probably mandated that someone needs to be behind the steering wheel and be able to take control of the vehicle if something breaks down or drops out during the autonomous vehicles driving of technology driving the vehicle. I want to have the same opportunity to do that. Does anyone else at least to be able to safely pull the car to the side of the road? And the fact is the technology exists to do that? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 39:42 Mm hmm. You know, it's typical sports to a friend of mine wrote a book with a it was a children's book, but it was a hockey book. Right? A lot of hockey books because I live in Canada. But they had a puck that had a puck that has like, like a rock or something in it. And the puck, you know, so when they stick handle down the ice, they could hear the puck. Yeah, yeah, it's it's, it's something that's used with people that are blind can play hockey, because they can actually hear the puck. And so then they can pass it over and they can hear it. Michael Hingson 40:22 And then they, there are some interesting and extremely active sports that blind people are are involved with. And of course, the whole concept of physical fitness is becoming more of an issue that a lot of us are paying attention to. And again, even exercise programs can be very accessible, if we verbalize rather than just showing things on a screen or through a camera lens, or whatever. And the fact is that there are a lot of ways to make it possible for more people to be included in what people think are otherwise not accessible or not any kind of activities that people without eyesight can do. Because eyesight is not the only game in town. There are many blind scientists and blind people who have participated in other things. For many years, it was assumed that no blind person could teach. And that eventually was addressed. And now it's fairly commonplace, although there are many school districts that still won't hire a person. Because the belief is that you have to see to be able to do it. And you don't. And so it's it is a it is a constant thing to explore and to hopefully do more to educate people about which is really what it is. It's an educational process. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 41:44 Oh, 100% it 100% I think that it's all the more that someone like you, you know, with your podcast, you're today you're educating people, you've educated me even a little bit like hear like a lot, actually. And, you know, I think that that's that's important as well. And I think that technology has probably, perhaps helped the blind out tremendously. Michael Hingson 42:11 Well, it's helped all of us I mean, I we talked about the electric light bulb, right? That made it possible for us to do so many things after dark. Because before the light bulb, we had to go have used candles are light torches, technology is is helping all of us. And it has only in a relatively shorter time been recognized that we can use technology to further advance the inclusion that we all want. But you know, things like insulin pumps for people who have diabetes who happen to be blind, those insulin pumps use touchscreens and other things. And only recently, I believe in the US, at least as the FDA finally approved one that uses an app on a phone that is accessible so that a blind person can actually as a diabetic use an insulin pump. And the fact is that we've so got ourselves locked into touchscreens now that we find that more and more things are becoming inaccessible to us who happen to be blind or low vision, especially blind because we can't see the icons on the screen. And it's ironic that there's no need for that. Because today, we know that there are ways to make touchscreens accessible. Apple was very clever about doing that when they finally made the iPhone accessible. They had to do that because they would have been sued if they hadn't. But they got creative and they did it. So now every iPhone and Android phones, although that's still not quite progressed to the same level, but every iPhone and Android phones have built in to the software, the things to make them more usable for people who don't happen to see or see well. Right. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 44:01 What about books in braille? Do you find that there's still not enough books in braille? Michael Hingson 44:07 Oh, I think there's still not enough books in braille. But ironically, again, the issue is that many books are being published electronically, but what they are, are photos saved in some sort of format of printed pages of books. And so those are not accessible. And so when books are made electronically, it's important that there be some sort of text version of the book so that they can be made available for people who happen to be blind again, or who could listen to them. Braille. Braille is still the means of reading and writing that I have available to me and a lot of teachers talk about Braille as being something that we we really don't need anymore because blind people can listen to books and so on. Well, if that's the case of why to be allow, why don't we allow sighted kids to just watch cartoons when Why do we want to teach them print? You know, the concept is still the same. We haven't progressed to really understand that there are true alternatives to eyesight. So a lot of people think a blind person can't right. Now I happen to collaborate with people when I write my find that helpful for me. But by the same token, the the issue is that the technology exists for me to be able to write I use a standard keyboard, you have a process that you use to write, you use a computer and a keyboard, but what's your what's your whole writing process? You written a lot of books, you have to have a process for that. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 45:41 Yeah, I have a process. I generally start with an outline like I mean, there's a lot of thinking that goes on before a book gets published, right, or before you even start a book, start writing a book, not even before it gets published, you think a lot about what you're going to write, you think about how the story should start where the story should end. I mean, there's a lot of that that goes on, before you even start. Sometimes you can think about a book for a year. And then, and then you finally start it. And I often do an outline before I start, not everybody does, I'm not somebody who says Oh, you have to do this, you have to do that everybody has to follow their own process. And my process, it tends to be a bit of an outline, because I'd like to know the ending before we start, just because it saves me time, once I do begin. And then once I begin, I just I go at it, I go at it until I finish the first draft. And then once I finished the first draft, then I can sit back because the first draft is the bones, it's never very good. It's always not very good. And I have to edit it. And I have to revise it and work on it and mold it and make it make it what it's going to be even before I send it to like my agent, even before it gets out. I mean, and she'll give me notes, or I'll give it to friends even to take a look at to give me notes to tell me stuff that's not right with it. And then of course, when it goes to an editor, so yeah, I'm a sort of beginning to end finish. And then, you know, then I go back, and I revise. And I revise. And I revise. That's sort of my process. I have a novel that I have to work on here soon. And I've got the outline done. And I need to I thought a lot about it. And I did write the first chapter. And now I need to just dive back in and, and get the book, you know, get the book finished. But I do have an ending insight and an outline for it. So that's generally my process. Have you have you ever Michael Hingson 47:39 had a book that has really taken on a life of its own? And maybe even though you wrote an ending, that by the time it was done the whole ending? And everything changed about the book? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 47:50 Oh, yeah, I mean, that does happen. And sometimes, you know, for instance, with this series that I was telling you about, one to one, yeah, the one to one series. I was in I think the third book, and Harrison was my autistic character in the first book, and I'm in the third book, and I'm riding away and I've got Madeline, and she has this brain injury. And I have a really good girlfriend who has a brain injury. So I kind of took a lot of and I spent a lot of time with her over the years and and so I'm riding away and all of a sudden, Harrison sort of comes back into the story because the kids sort of the teens sort of come in and out of the stories. And they all go the same high school together. And this character came back in and I was like really excited to see him. I was like, Oh, he's back I spoke. So like, and I had not planned that at all that that was simply came out of the blue. And his voice just came right back to me. And I was right back into writing about him. And, you know, he wanted to ask Madeline to dance was really fun. I was like, This is so fun. So yes, it does happen that sometimes it just goes off on a tangent and something appears and then you just think you just go with it. I just went with it. And I was you know, thrilled to have him back in my story. So it was really, really fun. And I you know, that was one of those days where I pushed my chair back at the end of my writing session and went oh, gosh, that was so incredibly fun to do so. Yeah. I mean, that does happen for sure. Yeah. So Michael Hingson 49:24 did Harrison and Madeline hit it off? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 49:26 Well, they did. Thank you for asking. I love their interaction. I was like, This is so good. Michael Hingson 49:35 Well, maybe they will become a thing, or did they become a thing? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 49:39 Maybe they'll become a high school thing. Who knows? Yeah, it's not up to them. Michael Hingson 49:44 There's nothing wrong with that. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 49:46 Oh, gosh, no, that's okay. That's good. Anyway, yeah. So that does happen for sure. And that makes it really fun. When it does. That's cool. I allow that to happen. I do allow the book to go off Want to attention to and maybe finish somewhere else that it's never finished before? So Michael Hingson 50:04 well your characters are part of you, and then in a lot of different ways, and so it's interesting that they can come back and say, No, we think we should go this way. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 50:13 Exactly, exactly. And that's okay. And that's cool, because that's who they are. And they're just telling me something. So, and I enjoy that process. And I enjoy that part of it, for sure. Michael Hingson 50:25 Do you have yet a favorite book from all the ones that you've written? That that you would identify as kind of your favorite so far? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 50:33 Oh, no, I gotta say no to that. I think every book is a different process. It's a different book. Some books write themselves, some books, you know, are harder. Sometimes it's harder to, you know, I have to figure out the character. I mean, of course, the rolling book was, you know, based a little bit on me as a teenager. So that has a really special place in my heart, but it doesn't mean it's my favorites. I mean, I know I'm going to say no. Well, that's, Michael Hingson 51:09 um, that's, that's fine. You just have a lot of fun with all of them, which is, which is great. So what does your husband Lorna Schultz Nicholson 51:16 do? Oh, my husband works for the Edmonton Oilers. Michael Hingson 51:20 He works for the Oilers. That's why you said go wireless. I got it. What does he do? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 51:27 I gotta wear the jersey. I gotta wear the gear. No, Michael Hingson 51:30 you're not gonna go off and root for the flames and then embarrass him. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 51:36 Never happened? No, no, no, no, no, no. No, he works with me to do either so yeah, I'm an oiler span through what does he do? Pretty good job with them. He's like their vice president. I think they Michael Hingson 51:49 are cool. I, I tried ice skating once. And it was a challenge for me. And I eventually, as we were actually going off the ice, I finally fell and sprained my ankle. But so I've not ice skated since. But it's one of those those kinds of things that I never really caught on to. And I admire so much people who are able to do it much less the figure skaters and so on, and all the things that they can do. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 52:17 Well, it's amazing. It's, you know, sometimes I look at photos of like, a figure skater or hockey player. And you can see them over on their edge on that one like line. It's a really, really fine line. And it's pretty incredible that they can actually balance on that. Michael Hingson 52:36 Yeah. And, and the hockey players who can just do that for so long, so fast, and so well. And Lorna Schultz Nicholson 52:44 so Well, absolutely, yeah, it's, it's actually, you know, it's a really fun sport to write. And I've got I've written a lot of hockey novels because of the speed that I can I and you know, the speed the sounds the throwing off the board's the scraping of the ice. So there's a lot there that I'm allowed to use my words. And so it's fun because it's fast. So I get I can get going into like a scene where it's fast and furious. And they're, they're moving and scraping and doing all kinds of fun things. So yeah, it's it's like, Michael Hingson 53:22 I think for my part, I could probably learn to drive a Zamboni. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 53:25 Oh everybody, that's it. Michael Hingson 53:34 But that's a that's a lot of fun to, to be able to do the things that they do. And I admire not only hockey, but all all sports people because they hone some skills so well and so much that it makes it a lot of fun. And the reason we really love college football is although is still becoming more of a money thing. Still, college sports tend to be a lot more fun and still somewhat less commercial than professional sports, which makes them a lot more enjoyable. Oh, for Lorna Schultz Nicholson 54:07 sure. Yeah, for sure. I think it's very fun, especially down in the states to be my son went to the University of Arizona and that was one of the biggest things that he really wanted to participate in was going to the football games. I mean, for him. That was just such an experience to participate in, in college football and be like a fan. He really enjoyed that. That was kind of a i something he'll never forget. Michael Hingson 54:35 It's a whole different culture being I think a college sports fan than a professional sports fan. Just it's a it's a whole different environment. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 54:44 He really enjoyed it. And he did mentor the basketball games. He really really enjoyed that part of his college experience. So Michael Hingson 54:50 yeah, even though as I said, we love USC and we enjoy that, you know, just watching the games are a lot more fun. So of course this Here we'll get to see our two major rivalries, it'll be SC against UCLA. And then we'll also be SC against Notre Dame. And, and those are the two big ones that we tend to, to watch. But we're really enjoying college football. And one of the things that we've really seen an eye I've become much more convinced of over time is how much the coach really does impact the team. I mean, look at what's happening at SC this year, they're three in Oh, and they've been playing so poorly in previous years. And I think their coach in the past, just wasn't really ready to be in the same kind of environment that a USC team is, because he's a winning coach. He's gone off elsewhere now, and he's winning. So I think he's found a better niche. And the person who came in to coach, the USC team is doing really well. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 55:57 Well, the gel to the gel of the people with the coach and all that sort of stuff. I mean, there's so much that goes into a team that actually ends up winning and so much, so much of it is more than just the skill. It's the psychological and the mental game that the team has. Yeah, it's huge. Michael Hingson 56:20 And it's interesting listening to the announcers, talk about what's happening again, at SC this year, how Lincoln Riley the coach is getting all the people on the team to really interact outside the games and, and feel like more of a team. And that's pretty impressive. And in there's a lot to be learned there about teamwork, and the value of what, in a sense, the coach does, and people talk about the quarterback and football being the leader. But in some ways, the coach brings a different dimension to it. And if the coach is doing a good job, then that's going to help the rest of the team, by any definition. For sure, do you get a lot of coaching from people when you write? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 57:03 Oh 100% I always I always attribute because I was an athlete, I always attribute my editors as my coaches, editors are so valuable, like in a good editor is huge. And and I look forward to their comments. And they're, you know, this didn't work for this character isn't quite resonating with me, I think you need to go a little deeper into this or you need to, you need to look at the depth of the emotions with this. I didn't quite get it. And I think oh, okay, I thought that I'd done it. But maybe I haven't, when the reader actually takes the book over when the editor takes the book over. So a good editor is worth an author is so worth it to an author. And it's because, oh, it's huge, huge. Michael Hingson 57:48 A good editor isn't going to change the book unless it just is horrible. What's the purpose of a good editor is is to help you flesh out the book. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 57:56 Yes. And a good editor. I mean, by the time you get the publication, though, I mean, it's been accepted because it is a book that's got something right or else rejected. So you finally get there. And then you know, but then you still have to work with that editor. And that editor will have some thoughts, but you're 100% correct in saying that a good editor doesn't want to change the book. They just want to make it better. Michael Hingson 58:24 Yeah. And they've learned how to do that. 100 Yeah, yes. So what kind of tips I love to ask this question, what kind of tips do you have for people who want to write or for other writers? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 58:36 A couple of tips. I would say number one be reader. I think that it's huge. If you know, I've taught lots of courses, and if I get somebody who says oh, I don't like to read, I think how are you going to be a writer like reading is super important. I also think, just write, don't, don't try to edit yourself as you begin to write like, think of your story. You remember what the very, very beginning we talked about story and story is hugely important. So just think about what your story is what it is you want to tell, and how you want to tell it, and who do you want to tell it. And that's that's important too, because the voice of the story is really important. So if you look at it that way, and then you think of story first, and then think of the writing you know, as your as you get the story down, then you can write and then don't be afraid to edit. Don't be afraid to go back over and over and over it and just make it better. Don't think it's done after the first draft. And persistence and perseverance is really important. Michael Hingson 59:42 Do you when you're writing or once you've written a draft? Do you share it with a cadre of people to get their thoughts and reviews? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 59:52 Yeah, I have depending on what I'm doing, like, if it's a book that I have signed a contract before I've written the book which I I do have some publishers that I work that way with. But recently, I just wrote a thriller novel, which is an adult novel, which hasn't been published yet, was just a COVID experience because I was bored. You know, I was tired of watching Tiger King. All those shows. So I wrote this book, and I needed some guidance with it. So I asked some friends to read it like, you know, and then we would have a zoom call, and I would get their their take on it. You know, did you get this? Did you get that? Did you understand this? Maybe it needed more. So yeah, I will. I will, it depends on the book. Yeah. And what I'm doing? Yeah. So for sure. I think it's a good, I think it's really good advice for new authors is to is to help flush the story 100%. But make sure you're going with people that you trust. Because you don't want to get it. Like if you get bombarded with feedback. And it's conflicting feedback, then that can be really difficult to so you want to get the feed, but you want to go to people you trust. So maybe people that are in a writers group, if they're in like three or four or five people that can work really well. Michael Hingson 1:01:14 For sure. Yeah, it's important to be able to get input, but be able to sift through it. Because you're right, it can be very overwhelming. And you have to develop a little bit of a thick skin, not because you shouldn't be afraid of criticism, if you will, although people get worried about that. But rather, it's a thicker skin that helps you be able to sift through it and look for the nuggets that each person brings to suggestions that may be valuable for you. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:01:47 Yeah, thick skin is super important in this business. Michael Hingson 1:01:50 Yeah. Always. Always is. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:01:53 Yeah. It's a very important part of the business. Michael Hingson 1:01:56 Well, this has been really fun. We've been doing this now for a little over an hour, and I really appreciate Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:02:02 it take my dog to the vet. Michael Hingson 1:02:03 Oh my gosh. Or is the horse the dog taking you? Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:02:08 Well, probably the dog take you home. There Michael Hingson 1:02:10 you go. What kind of dog? Oh, Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:02:12 I brought him home from Mexico. He's a rescue dog. I picked him up as a little puppy off the street. And I brought him home. Oh, nine and a half now though. He's older now. So I've had him for a lot of years. See doing okay. Oh, he's great. He just has to go for his checkup and get his shots and whatever. You know, Michael Hingson 1:02:27 Alamo my guide dog goes tomorrow we're taking dog and cat to the vet. Alaba is just going to get his shots and a physical and stitch the cat goes in for a pedicure to trim toenails, and so on because they're getting way too long. And it hurts when she grabs a hold of you now, so we're gonna do that. I'm gonna go Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:02:47 get their shots, too. So. So anyway, it's been great. This, Michael Hingson 1:02:51 this has been fun. Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:02:53 Yeah, really fun. Michael Hingson 1:02:54 Well, we should do it some more. And definitely, we could talk about that book if you'd like. But I want to think I want to thank you again for being here. We'll connect by email. Well, we have to do that. And I want to thank everyone. I want to thank you all for listening. We really appreciate you being here. We'd love to hear your comments. Send an email to me. I would love to hear from you, Michaelhi at accessibe A C C E S S I B E.com. Or go to Michael hingson.com/podcast. And you can find contact information there. But also learn a how can people reach out to you they'd like to talk with you or learn more about you. Oh, my Lorna Schultz Nicholson 1:03:33 email is Lornasn L O R N A S N at TELUS te l u s.net. That one's pretty easy. Yeah, Michael Hingson 1:03:44 that one is Lorenasn@telus.net.net. Yeah, that's so there you go. If you want to talk to learn a please hit if you don't want to talk to Lorna, email her and tell her you love the podcast anyway. And of course. And of course, we would appreciate you giving us a five star review whoever you are, wherev
In this episode of Agents Influence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Peter MacDonald, Co-Founder & CEO of Wunderite. Peter discusses how Wunderites simplifies the process of submitting insurance applications, supplementals, and accords for both insurance brokers and their customers. Episode Highlights: Peter mentions that he will speak about sales automation at the Agents Leadership conference in Niagara Falls in September. (6:59) Peter explains that Wunderite's main function is to simplify insurance applications, supplementals, and accords. (9:12) Peter mentions that Wunderite's goal is to make data collecting simple and straightforward so that insurance agents could win transactions, earn a lot of money, and have a great career. (13:00) Peter recalls meeting his Co-Founder, Joe, on the first day of their business class in Boston in 2017. (15:22) Peter expresses his gratitude for the remarkable things Jason Cass has done for the industry. (21:00) Jason explains why insurance is the best industry ever created and why he loves what he does for it. (21:53) According to Peter, if you do a better job, people will love you. (26:09) Jason and Peter discuss the key takeaways from Malcolm Gladwell's book “Outliers”. (26:36) Peter believes that if insurance is good enough for Tom Brady, it's good enough for everybody. (28:04) Jason explains what is a pledge of performance (30:51) Peter explains why insurance professionals should not use insurance terminology, but instead terminology from the industry that you working with. (36:58) Peter believes that being on the ground will teach you a lot if you're new to the business. (36:55) Peter expresses his desire to connect with agents n order to learn from them. (38:14) Key Quotes: “The main thing that Wunderite does is we make insurance applications, supplementals, and accords easier.” - Peter MacDonald “Do your job, do it better, and people will love you for it.” - Peter MacDonald “Know the lingo, don't use insurance words, use the words like from the business that you're working with.” - Peter MacDonald Resources Mentioned: Peter MacDonald LinkedIn Wunderite Reach out to Jason Cass Agency Intelligence
Okiki Podcast: Making Inspirational People Known
EVAN UNGAR Evan Ungar is a Guinness World Record Breaker, Amazon bestselling author in "Goal planning and success", Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur, and Communications professional. Evan has built companies in various industries such as Financial, Health Care, and Real Estate. I have been in business my entire life. From lemonade stands to multimillion dollar projects. My passion is building relationships and adding value in every endeavor. When you meet me, you will feel my enthusiasm and you will certainly remember my energy. When I'm at the table I'm there to close so keep your pen in hand. Real Estate: Partner at Tuk Developments, a real estate development corporation with holdings across the Greater Toronto Area. Partner at Choice Renovations Canada, Renovation and construction company servicing the Greater Toronto Area to Niagara. Investor/ lender, Licensed mortgage agent, Creative financing planner. Business consultant - Sourcing investors and raising capital for business ventures / projects. Health and Wellness: 2x Guinness World Record holder for highest standing jump. Certified personal trainer. Training Director for a team of 35 staff. Top sales consultant with annual training sales of over 3 million dollars. Direct sales: Top 5% worldwide Built organization across multiple countries. Networking is my passion. I'm a big believer in "your network determines your net worth" so reach out to me today and tell me how I can provide value to you!! EVAN UNGAR Resources: https://evanungar.com/ JORDAN KING Jordan Alexander King is one of the leading businessmen of this generation. This versatile entrepreneur offers his expertise and talent as a financer, real estate developer and start-up investor. He is the man behind AK Enterprises, a holding company, and the parent company of a handful of other businesses. One of the biggest labels under AK Enterprises is TUK Capital. TUK Capital is a Consulting firm that has advanced in creative financing and turnkey development project. They offer venture capital funding and private lending for all your real estate needs. Another important name under Jordan King's list of ventures is TUK Developments. TUK Developments is an 8-figure real estate holding company. It has been operating for more than 3 years and has made big news in the real estate market. Based in the Greater Toronto Area, TUK Developments has properties all over Ontario. This includes the Niagara region, (Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Port Colborne) Hamilton, Brantford, Oakville and as far north as Sault Ste. Marie. King hopes to expand TUK Developments to the US and build a repertoire for community projects with affordable housing. JORDAN KING resources: https://jordanalexanderking.com/ KEY TAKEAWAYS Use your personal strengths to succeed - Evan has always been competitive and was involved in sales. He was interested in financial growth as well as personal growth. Him and Jordan are both very driven and competitive people who have naturally extroverted personalities and therefore large networks. They started TUK capitals by connecting people who had money with people who were starting projects. In order to have a goal, you need to find your passion - A lot of people ask the same question, wondering where to even begin! Evan suggests that knowing what you're passionate about is incredibly important in order to have a goal to move towards. Have a passion and chunk down on that idea. Set realistic goals, and break them down - Pick a big goal and then set a realistic date to achieve that goal. You need to break down your goal into a doable timeline. Plan the smallest details and allocate the time required to achieve that goal. It is important to understand that there is a time for planning and there is a time for execution. Through the execution process there shouldn't be any guessing. The small details need to be focused on, that will lead to the big final result. Throughout the process it is important to stay motivated! Your greatest test will be your greatest testimony - Having been a young millennial in his mid twenties when first starting TUK capitals, Evan experienced negative stereotypes tied to his generation which proved to be an obstacle. He needed to be building rapid rapport and showcasing credibility with people a generation or two older than him. He was constantly in a state of offense to ensure he was making a name for himself and creating the brand that they were the hardest working in the industry. The obstacle led towards the greatest reward. Learn how to expect and anticipate failure - Evan shares that he and Jordan always talk about “failing faster”. Failing faster would allow you to get through those negative situations quickly and allow you to learn and grow through them. It is important to try and see the positive in every negative and to not be afraid of failure. No matter the industry there are always going to be bad situations. The most important thing would be how you handle those situations. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST HERE: APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY LIBSYN YOUTUBE OKIKI RESOURCES: Need Video Content or Personal Brand Photos? Book Here Join the Okiki Video Content Bootcamp Today! https://www.okikiconsulting.com/okiki-video-bootcamp ABOUT FIYIN: Fiyin Obayan is the founder of Okiki Consulting, where she helps business owners communicate their personal brand or company brand stories through video content, in order to communicate to their target audience. 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Episode: 2459 St. Anthony Falls, beauty lost, beauty found. Today, a lost and found story.
Title: Gospel BlessingSpeaker: Nate HoldridgeText: Galatians 3:10-14Galatians Theme: Galatians describes a life that is free. It is a life in flight. If we cling to the true gospel, if we accept it for what it is, we can fly. But Paul wrote Galatians because the Galatian believers—and all future believers—were in danger. If we adulterate the gospel, if we add to it in any way, we will not fly. Like a bird chained in a birdcage, we will (at best) hinder ourselves from flying into God's ideal for our lives or (at worst) hinder ourselves and others from true salvation.Overview: I once heard the story of two men whose rowboat capsized above Niagara Falls. The current rapidly carried them to the falls, but people on the shore floated a rope out to them, and they both grabbed it. But one of the men saw a large log floating by and, in a panic, let go of the rope and grabbed at the log instead, leading to his demise.[^5] And there are so many other things we might grab at or trust in—our religious activity, our prayers, our good deeds—but only Christ can deliver us. Cling to his cross! Rely on him! Depend on him!When we do, we escape the curse of the law and enter into the blessing of the gospel. It brings us into a life of faith. It shows us that Christ took on our curse by becoming a curse for us on the cross. And it allows us to partake of the blessing of Abraham, namely by receiving the Holy Spirit the prophets of old said would come.And, with the Spirit leading and empowering our lives, we can enjoy the very life the law hoped to achieve—one where we trust in the true and living God, refuse to worship anything that would dehumanize us, are free from all forms of shameful defilement, are generous and just, keeping God's rules and acting faithfully (Ezek. 18:5-9). It is a life where God puts his laws into our minds and writes them on our hearts (Heb. 8:10). The Spirit empowers us, partly by reforming our motivations. And with this change of perspective and fresh empowerment, our lives come to describable with just one word—blessed!Links:Sermon Notes
Spine chillers and Serial Killers
Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted, home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you!It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible.You are listening to Rogue Transmissions.Paige, of Reverie True Crime, comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious, fearful, and consider this day the unluckiest of all?Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil, who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th, deciding to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls.Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to?Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds who are moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems and you won't believe what is uncovered.Then, Nikki, of Serial Napper, comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occured in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are true events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip.Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switches on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster, or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from a Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. Lastly, you won't believe what happened on a Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England.Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions.Brought to you by Edward, of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms and Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted, home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you!It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible. You are listening to Rogue Transmissions.Paige, of Reverie True Crime, comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious, fearful, and consider this day the unluckiest of all?Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil, who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th, deciding to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls.Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to?Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds who are moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems and you won't believe what is uncovered.Then, Nikki, of Serial Napper, comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occured in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are true events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip.Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switches on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster, or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from a Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. Lastly, you won't believe what happened on a Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England.Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions. Brought to you by Edward, of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms and Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more!
*Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted, home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you! * It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible. You are listening to Rogue Transmissions. Paige, of Reverie True Crime, comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious, and fearful, and consider this day the unluckiest of all? *Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil, who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th, decided to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls. *Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada, and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to? *Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems and you won't believe what is uncovered. *Then, Nikki, of Serial Napper, comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occurred in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are actual events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip. *Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switch on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster, or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. *Lastly, you won't believe what happened on Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England. *Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions. Brought to you by Edward, of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms and Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/missionspooky/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missionspooky/support
All the Things That Keep Us Up at Night
Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted, home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you!It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible.You are listening to Rogue Transmissions.Paige, of Reverie True Crime, comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious, fearful, and consider this day the unluckiest of all?Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil, who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th, deciding to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls.Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to?Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds who are moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems and you won't believe what is uncovered.Then, Nikki, of Serial Napper, comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occured in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are true events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip.Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switches on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster, or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from a Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. Lastly, you won't believe what happened on a Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England.Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions.Brought to you by Edward, of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms and Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more!
Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted, home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you! It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible. You are listening to Rogue Transmissions. Paige, of Reverie True Crime, comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious, and fearful, and consider this day the unluckiest of all? Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil, who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th, decided to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls. Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to? Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds who are moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems and you won't believe what is uncovered. Then, Nikki, of Serial Napper, comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occurred in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are true events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip. Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switches on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster, or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. Lastly, you won't believe what happened on Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England. Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions. Brought to you by Edward, of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms and Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more!
And now for something completely different for you to enjoy on Friday the 13th!Listen to Rogue Transmissions brought to you by our friends Edward of Octoberpod AM on all podcast platforms, as well as Octoberpod Home Video on YouTube, and J.T. of the Brew Crime Podcast, Crime Trials, Active Shooter, and more!Samantha (MJ McAdams from Humble Hauntings and Octoberpod) and Calvin (J.T. from Brew Crime Podcast) are moving into their new, very haunted home. All the items they find in the house still work without batteries or being plugged in. Throughout this journey, presented by Octoberpod, Calvin and Samantha will discover the terrifying secret of the 13th Hour. The revelations will shock you!It's Friday the 13th, the day when anything is possible.You are listening to Rogue Transmissions.Paige of Reverie True Crime comes over the airwaves to explain the origins of Friday the 13th. Why are people all over the world so superstitious and fearful and consider this day the unluckiest of all?Next up, it's Brew Crime Podcast with J.T. and Mike! They're talking about Sam Patch. A daredevil who dared a little too much one Friday the 13th decided to perform his biggest stunt involving a bear, Niagara Falls, and Genesee Falls.Hey! Curious Cat Podcast, hosted by Jennifer, is on now! She's discussing something mysterious and haunting. As of now, 15 feet have washed ashore on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada, and a few in the state of Washington that matched some of the other feet in British Columbia. Thirteen of those feet have been identified. Where are these feet coming from? Who do these feet belong to?Suddenly, Our True Crime Podcast, with hosts Jen and Cam, breaks through the static. They tell us about Samantha and Calvin, the love birds who are moving into this eerie home. Everything is not as it seems, and you won't believe what is uncovered.Then, Nikki of Serial Napper comes on. The classic horror film, Friday the 13th, may seem unreal, but Nikki tells us about a terrifying tragedy that occurred in 1960 in Finland. Four teenagers went camping at Lake Bodom and were slain. This case seems like it is straight out of a horror movie, but unfortunately, these are true events that will make you second guess that summer camping trip.Spine Chillers and Serial Killers, hosted by Emma, Tash, and Becky, switch on. Their first story happened on Friday the 13th in 1972, when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was headed to Santiago, Chile. What happened is known as the Andes flight disaster or the Miracle of the Andes. Then, we are presented with a disturbing occurrence from a Friday the 13th in 2012. Brittany Kilgore was murdered during, what she thought, was an S&M session. Lastly, you won't believe what happened on a Friday the 13th at 13:13 to a 13-year-old boy in Lowestoft, England.Thank you for listening to Rogue Transmissions.