Leading Simple is all about simplifying faith and inspiring leaders. But what does leadership look like when you're leading through a crisis? This is a question so many of us have had to ask in the past year, including guest, Joel Thomas. Joel sat down with Rusty to chat about what it was like to be a part of Andy Stanley's team during his time at Northpoint. Joel also shares his insights on leading a church through crisis, obedience when things are unclear, and why he ultimately returned to Northpoint.
One of the largest sports complexes in North America will be built right here in Middle Tennessee. A 30-acre site in Franklin was just bought by Nashville's largest health company. Plus, an Atlanta firm purchases two properties in the downtown area.Become a subscriber! Visit us at https://www.patreon.com/nashvilledailyTake a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/toursTEXT US: 615-392-1358Today's Sponsors: Screened ThreadsUse the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off online and in-storehttps://screenedthreads.com/Spike Program by Partnership to End AddictionLearn more at drugfree.org/spike, or text SPIKE to (855) 963-5659Nash NewsLegacy Sports Tennessee to open $350 million sports complexhttps://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/12/10/legacy-sports-tennessee.htmlNashville health giant drops $25.5M on Franklin development sitehttps://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/11/23/hca-healthcare-franklin.htmlNashville Development UpdatesAtlanta firm North Point Hospitality buys former Jackalope Brewing Co. land where hotel is plannedhttps://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/12/13/north-point-hospitality-gulch-buy.htmlNorth Point Hospitality proposes mixed-use project near Broadwest, other major Midtown siteshttps://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/12/13/north-point-hospitality.htmlLocal developers, nonprofit plan affordable housing project 'Shelby House'https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/12/13/developers-nonprofit-plan-affordable-housing.htmlNashville Daily Artist of the Day Playlisthttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/51eNcUWPg7qtj8KECrbuwx?si=nEfxeOgmTv6rFUyhVUJY9AFollow us @ XPLR NASHWebsite - https://nashvilledailypodcast.com/YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/xplrnashInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/xplr.nash/Twitter - https://twitter.com/xplr_nashNASHVILLE & XPLR MERCH - https://www.xplrnash.com/shopMedia and other inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.orgArtists can submit songs to be featured here https://forms.gle/mtkxUCFds7g9e2466
When we hear good news, we hope it to be true. Likewise, when we hear bad news, we hope it's not true. But if the Christmas story is truly good news, why doesn't everyone lean in and hope it's true? Perhaps we must consider that we, as Christians, have had something to do with this. How can we do things differently in our lives so we can truly be the light of the world? Subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things Northpoint! Thank you for giving to support Northpoint: https://www.npaustin.com/give STAY CONNECTED: Website: https://npaustin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/experiencenorthpoint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northpoint_ch/ #Northpoint #GoodNews #Christmas #BuckGiebelhaus #gift #receive #churchonline #inspiration #faith #savior
One of the ways NorthPoint cultivates communities of grace and truth is by engaging our culture. We can learn a lot about what that means by studying three things the apostle Peter did with the people he did life with. Plus, what does all that have to do with giving people a sandwich? Pastor Jeremy answers that question as we continue our message series in Acts.
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks with a dear friend, traveler and host of the podcast Baap beeti, Vaibhav Dewan!Today's destination: Darjeeling and Kalimpong!Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport, IXBNearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri, NJPPrerequisites - NAPacking - Make sure to carry warm clothes and accessoriesTime of the year - April, September-October is a good timeLength of the itinerary: 6-7 daysItinerary Highlights:Vaibhav shares his itinerary around Darjeeling and Kalimpong, traveling with a toddler! The journey starts with a flight to Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri, depending on your mode of transport.The team hails a cab ride from the station to reach Darjeeling. The first day is spent seeing around the area, including the Cable car/ropeway, which is one of the longest in Asia.The area near Chowrasta and the Mall road are full of tourists along with eateries as well as local shops to shop for souvenirs as well as restaurants and cafes.A visit to St.Joseph's school, North Point is also well worth the time, and is the location of the popular bollywood flick, “Yaariyan”Tenzing Norgay Rock and Gombu Rock are other attractions in memory of the famous Sherpa mountaineers, Tenzing and Gombu Norgay.While in Darjeeling, make sure to try out the world famous Darjeeling tea. A visit to a tea estate also helps one understand the history of tea as well as the numerous types of tea grown in this area.The local markets around the mall road also have a variety of momos sold by locals, make sure to try that out.Other nature related places that should make it to your itinerary include Rock Garden, which has a variety of plants and trees and involves a small trek to a waterfall.Next up on the itinerary was a trip to the Dali monastery, along with the museum - a great chance to interact with the monks and understand the buddhist religion and culture. There are other popular monasteries like Ghum, Aloo bari, Bhooti Basti among others.A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without experiencing the Darjeeling Himalayan railway - make sure to take a joy ride on the popular ‘toy train'. A short trip to Batasia loop is a must do - the location of the popular hit “mere sapno ki rani' starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore! The railways are also a UNESCO world heritage site!Next stop is the Japanese peace pagoda built by the Nipponzhan Myohoji foundation to promote peace in the aftermath of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Another important point of interest is Tiger Hill, one of the most visited spots to get a view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at 8586m, after Mt. Everest and Mt.K2.Some popular eateries in the area include Keventers, Glenarys, Kunga's, Nathmull's, HImalayan coffee, Margaret's deck. Also don't forget to try the local spicy chilli - Daale, but try at your own risk!Kalimpong is not too far away from Darjeeling but provides an offbeat experience compared to it's more popular sibling. Places to check out include Lamahatta park, Durpin monastery, Cacti park and pineview nursery, Graham's homeschools, Morgan house and Crookety, Mangal Dham among others.Links:Vaibhav's podcast - Baap Beeti: https://open.spotify.com/show/5cELVD4HYXq0sAQ2lSKaccInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pregnantpapa/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewanekhaasLink to the Andaman Islands episode: https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/show/the-musafir-stories-india-travel-podcast-yg3r-RgjYIgajKrExt2J2/episode/99-andaman-islands-with-vaibhav-dewan-mznq-IqY1WlDHPAvAzyb7?startTime=0Photo by Joy Amed on UnsplashFollow the Musafir stories on:Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=enwebsite: www.themusafirstories.comemail: email@example.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
This week, we continue to unpack the map of our spiritual journey, delving into what it looks like to find ourselves at trail markers #4-7. Trail markers #4-7 are really subtle shifts instead of radical jumps, but each one provides a deeper level of connection with Jesus. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things Northpoint! Thank you for giving to support Northpoint: https://www.npaustin.com/give STAY CONNECTED: Website: https://npaustin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/experiencenorthpoint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northpoint_ch/ #Northpoint #YouAreHere #BuckGiebelhaus #generosity #joy #churchonline #inspiration #faith #growth #nextsteps
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Consultant Chris, and Specialist Consultant Aki and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the 2021 Marvel Studios film Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the weekly Marvel News. The Team welcomes Aki to the podcast and welcome back Agent Michelle to the podcast from her sabbatical. The Team then debriefs you on how their overall impressions of the film are slightly split and why, the mis-translations in the film, how a few Team members were thrown off by language and captions at the beginning of the film, the story of Shang Chi and Xialing's parents, how Wenwu villain motivations were delightful, the future possibilities with Xialing, some deep Marvel Cinematic universe tie ins that were not obvious, the Kung Fu martial arts fighting review, the dragons in the film and how many wished the MCU had them earlier, the wonderful depictions of Chinese mythical creatures in Ta Lo, how the karaoke was amazing AND culturally accurate, how some cultural nuances were not accurately shown on screen, the epic bus fight twitter thread commentary, and the Team members' predictions on where the characters will return in the MCU. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio. Aki: Innovative Game Designer / Podcaster Twitter: @akinomii_art (https://twitter.com/akinomii_art) Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/akinomii THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Weekly Marvel News SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS [4:36] Shang Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings Produced By: Kevin Feige https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270559/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr4#producer 80 Production Credits Starting with X-Men in 2000 79 are Marvel Comics Based properties, One is an upcoming Star Wars Untitled Project And is currently still THE man in charge of the Marvel Studios Future Projects include: Hawkeye TV Event (2021) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) She-Hulk TV Series (2022) Ms. Marvel TV Series (2022) Moon Knight TV Series (2022) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) The Marvels (2023) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) I Am Groot TV Series (???) Armor Wars TV Series (???) Ironheart TV Series (???) Fantastic Four (???) Echo TV Series (???) Blade (???) Untitled Star Wars (???) Untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Show (???) Other Credited Shang Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings Producers: Victoria Alonso ... executive producer Louis D'Esposito ... executive producer David J Grant … co-producer Charles Newirth … executive producer Jonathan Schwarts … producer Music By: Joel P West https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3669779/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr8 32 Composing Credits Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2308774/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1 14 directing credits Screenplay by: Dave Callaham https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1709264/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1 17 writing credits starting 2004 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3 Godzilla Wonder Woman 1984 Mortal Kombat Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 The Expendables 4 Hercules Story by: Andrew Lanham https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6150131/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3#writer 5 writing credits starting 2017 Major Cast: Simu Liu ... Shaun / Shang-Chi Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Xu Wenwu (as Tony Leung) Awkwafina ... Katy Ben Kingsley ... Trevor Slattery Meng'er Zhang ... Xialing Fala Chen ... Li Michelle Yeoh ... Ying Nan Tsai Chin ... Waipo Wah Yuen ... Master Guang Bo (as Yuen Wah) Florian Munteanu ... Razor Fist Andy Le ... Death Dealer Paul W. He ... Chancellor Hui (as Paul He) Jayden Zhang ... Young Shang-Chi Elodie Fong ... Young Xialing Arnold Sun ... Teen Shang-Chi Stephanie Hsu ... Soo Kunal Dudheker ... John Jodi Long ... Mrs. Chen Dallas Liu ... Ruihua Ronny Chieng ... Jon Jon Daniel Liu ... BMW Driver Stella Ye ... Yuchen Fernando Chien ... Gao Lei Michael-Anthony Taylor ... Bus Driver Zach Cherry ... Klev Raymond Ma ... Gang Leader Thau Shen Lim ... Chinese Bouncer Kar-Yung Lau ... Wenwu's Captain (as Lau Kar Yung) Johnny Carr ... Wenwu's Driver Harmonie He ... Teen Xialing Lydia Sarks ... Flight Attendant John Harding ... Wenwu's Guard Lynette Curran ... Old Lady on Bus Benjamin Wang ... Gang Member Benedict Wong ... Wong Jade Xu ... Widow Shelley Xu ... Jie Alistair Bates ... Trash Truck Driver Dee Bradley Baker ... Morris (voice) (as Dee Baker) Trailers: None seen on Disney+ Premium Video On Demand I Made A $127 Boba For Simu Liu From Marvel's Shang-Chi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQyEdUNQIek NEWS [51:48] UPCOMING MARVEL SLATE OF PROJECTS Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021. Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021. Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. There will be 6 episodes The first release date will have two episodes Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022) Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022) Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/ Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan--a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she's always looked up to Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ 2022 Confirmed During Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 Series Synopsis Released: https://www.cbr.com/moon-knight-marvel-synopsis-multiple-personalities/ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Nov. 11, 2022) https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/black-panther-riri-williams-ironheart-mcu-debut-dominique-thorne/ She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022) Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022) Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. Echo is in development for release on Disney+ Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given. Agatha: House of Harkness Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. X-Men ‘97 (2023) Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo. Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021) The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023) Marvel Zombies Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 No date given Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point. What If…? Season 2 Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 No premiere date indicated Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023) Fantastic Four (???) I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Previous mentioned as a holiday special Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 Different from I Am Groot Spider-Man: Freshman Year Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 No premiere date given Untitled (February 16th, 2024) Untitled (May 3rd, 2024) Untitled (July 26th, 2024) Untitled (November 8th, 2024) List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers MCU – Marvel Studios Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi' Dazzles With Mighty $71.4 Million Opening Weekend https://variety.com/2021/film/news/shang-chi-marvel-box-office-opening-weekend-simu-liu-1235056782/ Opening Weekend Domestic: $83.5M (Better than 5 previous MCU films) International: $56.2M Worldwide: $139.7M To Date: Domestic: $224.4M International: $206.1M Worldwide: $430.5M (Better than 3 previous MCU films) The Incredible Hulk Captain America: The First Avenger Black Widow Past Superhero Films Opening Weekend Marvel Iron Man (2008) Domestic: $100.8 Million International: WorldWide: $201 Million Budget: $140M All-Time Domestic: $319.0M International: $266.8M Worldwide: $585.8M The Incredible Hulk (2008) Domestic: $54.4 Million International: WorldWide: Budget: $150M All-Time Domestic: $134.8M International: $130.0M Worldwide: $264.8M Iron Man 2 (2010) Domestic: $133.6 M International: $194 M WorldWide: $327 M Budget: $200M All-Time Domestic: $312.4M International: $311.5M Worldwide: $623.9M Thor (2011) Domestic: $65.7 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $150M All-Time Domestic: $181.0M International: $268.3M Worldwide: $449.3M Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Domestic: $65.7 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $140M All-Time Domestic: $176.7M International: $193.9M Worldwide: $370.6M The Avengers (2012) Domestic: $207.4 M (Biggest Domestic Opening Of All Time to date) International: $447.4 (For a full week) WorldWide: $617.7 Budget: $220M All-Time Domestic: $623.4M International: $895.5M Worldwide: $1,518.8M ($1.5B) Iron Man 3 (2013) Domestic: $175,3 M International: $504.8 M (to date) WorldWide: $680.1 M Budget: $200M All-Time Domestic: $409.0M International: $805.8M Worldwide: $1,214.8M ($1.2B) Thor: The Dark World (2013) Domestic: $86.1M International: WorldWide: Budget: $170M All-Time Domestic: $206.4M International: $438.4M Worldwide: $644.8M Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Domestic: $95M International: $207.1 M to date WorldWide:$370.5M to date Budget: $170M All-Time Domestic: $259.8M International: $454.7M Worldwide: $714.4M Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) Domestic: $94.3M International: $67.4 M WorldWide:$161.7 M Budget: $170M All-Time Domestic: $333.7M International: $439.6M Worldwide: $773.4M Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015) Domestic: $191.3M International: WorldWide:$631.1M to date Budget: $250M All-Time Domestic: $459.0M International: $943.8M Worldwide: $1,402.8M ($1.4B) Ant-Man (2015) Domestic: $58 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $130M All-Time Domestic: $180.2M International: $339.1M Worldwide: $519.3M Captain America: Civil War (2016) Domestic: $179.14 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $250M All-Time Domestic: $408.1M International: $745.3M Worldwide: $1,153.3M ($1.15B) Doctor Strange (2016) Domestic: $85 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $165M All-Time Domestic: $232.6M International: $445.2M Worldwide: $677.8M Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) Domestic: $145 International: WorldWide:$427.6M Budget: $200M All-Time Domestic: $389.8M International: $473.9M Worldwide: $863.8M Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Domestic: $117M International: WorldWide: Budget: $175M All-Time Domestic: $334.2M International: $546.0M Worldwide: $880.2M Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Domestic: $122.7M International: WorldWide: Budget: $180M All-Time Domestic: $315.1M International: $538.9M Worldwide: $854.0M Black Panther (2018) Domestic: $202.0M International: WorldWide:$426.6 M to date Budget: $200M (estimated) All-Time Domestic: $700.4M International: $647.2M Worldwide: $1,347.6M ($1.3B) Avengers Infinity War (2018) Domestic:$258M Domestic (Highest ever to date) International: WorldWide:$640M Worldwide (highest ever to date) Budget: $316M (Estimated) All-Time Domestic: $678.8M International: $1,369.5M ($1.37B) Worldwide: $2,048.4M ($2.0B) Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) Domestic: $76 M International: WorldWide: Budget: $162M (estimated) All-Time Domestic: $216.6M International: $406.0M Worldwide: $622.7M Captain Marvel (2019) Domestic: $154 M International: $320M WorldWide: $456M Budget: $160M All-Time Domestic: $426.8M International: $701.6M Worldwide: $1,128.5M ($1.3B) Avengers: Endgame (2019) Domestic: $357.1M Biggest Ever To Date International: WorldWide: $1.2 Billion Biggest Ever To Date Budget: $356M All-Time Domestic: $858.3M International: $1,939.1M ($1.9B) Worldwide: $2,797.5M ($2.8B) Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Domestic: $95.6M International: $M WorldWide: $M Budget: $160M All-Time Domestic: $390.5M International: $741.4M Worldwide: $1,131.9M ($1.13B) Black Widow (2021) Domestic: $80.4M+$60M Streaming International: $79M Worldwide: $158.8M “Global” (+ Streaming): $218.8M Budget: $200M All-Time Domestic: $183.7M International: $196.0M Worldwide: $379.6M DCEU Man Of Steel (2013) Domestic: $116.6M International: WorldWide: Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016) Domestic: $166M International: WorldWide: Suicide Squad (2016) Domestic: $133.6 M International: WorldWide: Wonder Woman (2017) Domestic: $103.2M International: WorldWide: Justice League (2017) Domestic: $93.8M International: WorldWide: Aquaman (2018) Domestic: $67.8M International: WorldWide: Bird Of Prey (2020) - Feb 5th Domestic: $33.0M International: WorldWide: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Domestic: $16.7M International: WorldWide: Others Deadpool (2016) Domestic: $113 International: WorldWide: Deadpool 2 (2018) Domestic: $125.5M International: WorldWide: Logan (2017) Domestic: $88.4M International: WorldWide: X-Men (2000) Domestic: $54.4M International: WorldWide: X2 (2003) Domestic: $85.5M International: WorldWide: X-Men The Stand Stand (2006) Domestic: $102.7 M International: WorldWide: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Domestic: $85M International: WorldWide: The Wolverine (2013) Domestic: $53.1 M International: WorldWide: X-Men First Class (2011) Domestic: $55.1M International: WorldWide: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Domestic: $90.8 M International: WorldWide: X-Men Apocalypse (2016) Domestic: $65.7 M International: WorldWide: Dark Phoenix (2019) Domestic: $32.8M International: WorldWide: San Francisco Bus Driver Critiques Shang Chi and the Ten Rings Bus Fight Scene https://twitter.com/that_mc/status/1459613123590066180?s=20 Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Finally watching Shang-Chi, here as a bus operator to rate the SFT transit factors of The Bus Scene: Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc SFT (San Francisco Transit?) is using a New Flyer D60 articulated 60 foot motor coach for the 1 California. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc But the bus is headed south on Noe at 21st St, they are seriously off route! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I like these brushed steel and green cushion seats, they look nicer and harder to clean than muni's Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc That's a real ad for the jazz and blues festical you can find in muni buses Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc As a bus operator, this is the moment I pop my parking brake and open the doors. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This would Definitely Happen Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Energy sword arm man cuts through the floor of the articulating section. Also wears sensible boots for working on a bus! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This cuts through an air hose under the bus! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Our bus operator, played by Michael-Anthony Taylor, discovers his service brake isn't working. He's mashing on the treadle (pedal) and not stopping. That's terrible! And he's wearing earphones. That's terrible. He definitely could be charged with an avoidable incident by SFT. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc He should be reaching for the Parking and Emergency Brake on his left control panel: Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Cap number 8964 would be a part time operator at muni, but SFT might have a different scheme? Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Now we are heading west on California at Mason St, and this is a serious hill. There could very well be cable cars in the way. Not to mention this has been a 40 minute bus ride from 21st and Noe, minimum. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Quick digression on how Air Brakes work. Energy sword arm man cut the brake lines, which would let all the air out of the system. When this happens, a backup, mechanical brake called the Spring Brake activates. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc The spring brake held open by air pressure. If there is no pressure, the brake is applied, and the wheels will not turn. Air brakes have a warning, that is audible as a very loud, continuous buzzer, whenever the air pressure drops below a certain threshold. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc A bus operator will stop the bus when this low air pressure warning goes off, because if the air brakes keep loosing pressure, the spring brakes WILL activate, and the bus is going to stop very very suddenly. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Bus operators don't want to stop very hard because that's how you get Falls On Board. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc When bus operators want to know what's going on inside our passenger area, we look in the mirror up top, not over our shoulder Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This helps us keep our attention on steering the bus, to avoid cars that will definitely make illegal left turns in front of us all day every day. Powell and California. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc OUCH Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Operator wasn't even wearing his seat belt! Workmans Comp not going to cover this. Also: Fall on Board. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This is top quality bus driving. Also get the line "Every time I try to drive a bus I get yelled at" which a) lol and b) that's just being a bus operator. We get yelled at whenever we try to drive a bus too. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I'm going to take this part by part. First of all, I want to get into the operators seat this easily just once in my entire life. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This space isn't empty, there's a big compartment with computers and electronics in there. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Operators lunch! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Seat Belt, should have been fastened! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This is the parking and emergency brake. This is what the operator should have pulled way back when Shang-chi threw the first punch. If you are ever in a situation where you are unexpectedly in a run away bus and need to stop it, this yellow handle is the thing to grab. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Some operators really do sit with the seat all the way down and the wheel up and forward, but I find this very uncomfortable, like driving with your chin. When a bus operator takes over a bus, they immediately start by adjusting the seat to their preference. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Shang-Chi knows how to check on the passengers! Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Every bus has a fire extinguisher, and we check every day before we pull out of the yard. It is intended for exactly these situations. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Every bus operator cheers when the scooters get mashed to shreds. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I think this is more or less how an articulated section would react. I don't actually operate articulated motor coaches, so IDK Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This is Stockton at Bush, on top of the Stockton Street Tunnel. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I have no idea if this is what's down there. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc The rear view mirrors are bus operators best friends. We cannot safely turn the bus if they aren't adjusted properly. I would take a moment to check and make sure they are how I like them after this. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This is how everyone asks to be let into the bus when we aren't at a stop. Too real. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I'm impressed that she knew how to operate the door lever. When the doors are open, an interlock activates that prevents the bus from moving. This would also have been an option to try for an out of control bus. Also, that's where you keep your coffee canteen, true facts. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc DON'T LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER WHILE DRIVING! The hazards are ahead of you. Aim High in Steering, everyone. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Now we are heading into the Stockton Street tunnel. This is MC Escher's Hill, apparently. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I Laughed. So. Hard. at the stop request gag. Saw it coming from miles away OMG. On Muni, someone would absolutely have used this within 20 seconds of the start of the fight. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc We are finally coming to a stop at Larkin and North Point. Quite a ways to warp from Union Square IMO. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc This is the look I give passengers when I stopped too far from the curb. Good bus stops are hard. I hope you enjoyed my thread as much as I enjoyed this scene. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Unfortunately I think this guy isn't going to keep his job as a bus operator, though. I'm glad he's ok, that was a nasty knock he took. Let's hope he lands on his feet. Maybe he'll drive charters? Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc I need to add a coda to this thread. First of all, amazing to see it get so much attention. I did not expect this. I guess this is where I make a soundcloud plug? Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc But really I just want you to support public transport by riding the bus more and driving a personal car less. Support policies that fund public transport, and support policies that prioritize people over parking spots. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc And thank your operator when you get off the bus. Every "Thank you" makes our day on the road a little better. I'm still a rookie operator, new to the job, but it make a difference to me. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Also mad props to all the talented people involved in bringing this scene to the screen: @SimuLiu and @awkwafina and Michael-Anthony Taylor and @big9nasty (energy sword arm man, or razorfist, I learned) Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc Brad Allan and Andy Cheng, choreographers for the scene, and the stunt performers, and the stunt driver (Kial Butler, Andrea Berchtold, and Cameron Ambridge have stunt driver credits in the film) Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc And also the special effects teams that put in I am sure untold hours to bring this scene to life. Huge congratulations and thanks to those who brought us this entertainment. Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc And THANK YOU each and every one for riding Muni. 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This week, we continue to unpack the map of our spiritual journey, delving into what it looks like to find ourselves at trail marker #3. This is perhaps the greatest leap in our journey, the point where we are known both privately and publicly as a follower of Christ. This is the place where you commit to putting your faith in action. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things Northpoint! Thank you for giving to support Northpoint: https://www.npaustin.com/give STAY CONNECTED: Website: https://npaustin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/experiencenorthpoint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northpoint_ch/ #Northpoint #YouAreHere #BuckGiebelhaus #generosity #joy #churchonline #inspiration #faith #growth #nextsteps
This is My Legacy…a series where we interview people who have a God story to share. This is Pastor Jeff Zimmerman's testimony from being a little boy in the church to planting his own church. Pastor Jeff is the lead pastor of North Point church in Kenosha Wisconsin, where he planted that church on August 5th 2018. Enjoy.
The journey of spiritual growth has trail markers along the way. They tell you where you are and remind you that there is still more to see. This week, we're exploring the first three trail markers — from before you even start your journey with God all the way to trail marker 2. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things Northpoint! Thank you for giving to support Northpoint: https://www.npaustin.com/give STAY CONNECTED: Website: https://npaustin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/experiencenorthpoint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northpoint_ch/ #Northpoint #YouAreHere #JordanGeist #generosity #joy #churchonline #inspiration #faith #growth #nextsteps
Bryan tells Krissy about a woman in N.Y. suing Kellogg Pop Tart for lack of nutritional value. He recalls a time he should have sued for food related trauma and they wonder what kind of meat in Subway meat. Then they review some dating rules from the 1950's and are reminded that even 70 years ago "Hey!" was not a great pick-up line. Finally, it's a Love Connection date Chuck Woolery won't soon forget as Bryan tells Hoadley about his womanly legs!LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Send us show ideas, comments, questions or hate mail by texting us or leaving a voicemail at 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch Us on YouTubeTCB Live On Fireside AppAll Sponsor Codes & Links Get A Free DOZEN Tamales From Texas Lone Star Tamales (Use Code TCB at Checkout)Streamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)BeachBound is beach focused vacation travel planning agency...online!Special Thanks:Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereSpecial Thanks To Project Pollo Our Vegan Burgers!Studio Snacks Provided By Siete Chips! (Try The Fuego Flavor!)Castbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!New Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere you listen to podcasts!1-(661)-BEST-2-YO | (1-661-237-8296)
Throughout this series, we've camped on the idea that generosity not only benefits those to whom we give, but also us as well. This is great motivation for us to look practically at how we can take steps to be more generous givers. The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose By Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson https://amzn.to/3aizGeZ (This is Northpoint's Amazon affiliate link – we'll receive a portion of any sales made using this link!) Subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things Northpoint! Thank you for giving to support Northpoint: https://www.npaustin.com/give STAY CONNECTED: Website: https://npaustin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/experiencenorthpoint/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northpoint_ch/ #Northpoint #ParadoxOfGenerosity #BuckGiebelhaus #generosity #joy #churchonline #inspiration #faith #growth #nextsteps
Alec Baldwin accidently shoots and kills a director and injuries another while on set south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Plenty of questions are surrounding Brian Laundries's parents after the FBI confirms that those were his remains in the Carlton Reserve in North Point, Florida. Dodgers survive Game 5 of the NLDS on Chris Taylor's three home runs.
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Episode Notes On today's show, Matt sits down with a special guest- for our show and him personally-to talk about her Homecoming Queen win (42:03). Also during the show, we review this past Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting; look at the delay at the new water park in Tunica; celebrate a State award for the MS DMV; preview the Northpoint volleyball game and look at the final matches for Lewisburg and Hernando; and review the Lewisburg Homecoming last night, and preview the Northpoint and Hernando games tonight in football. Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at email@example.com. You can crown us kings by giving us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Thank you to Green Ink Pen for the 5-star review this past week. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty HowToBBQRight/Macolm's Shop Sam Lauderdale/State Farm Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Williams Services Hernando Farmer's Market Mobyl Car and Van Rental
Episode Notes On today's Homecoming podcast, we preview the game and what is taking place today for Matt, but we also look at what happened at Tuesday's aldermen meeting (5:50); discuss a ribbon cutting for a new fast food restaurant (19:24); look at an interesting lawsuit between MS and TN (21:47); announce the upcoming events for October in our Event Shoutouts (29:17); and finally, review all of the final regular season volleyball games- as well as the first playoff game for Northpoint- before previewing the big Homecoming game taking place tonight in football (40:38). Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show us your love for your Hometown podcast by giving us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty HowToBBQRight/Macolm's Shop Sam Lauderdale/State Farm Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Williams Services Hernando Farmer's Market Mobyl Car and Van Rentals
A lot has changed since Creating Community, by Andy Stanley and Bill Willits was published 16 years ago describing the North Point Church's vision and strategies for group life. New realities, cultural shifts, technological changes, sociological dynamics, and organizational challenges have caused us to reevaluate our assumptions and strategies about small groups ministries. Listen to Bill share North Point's learnings and how we can adapt strategically and creatively for a thriving small groups ministry today. Guest: Bill Willits is the Executive Director of Adult Ministry Environments for North Point Ministries (NPM). One of the founding staff members of North Point, Bill is a graduate of Florida State University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also the co-author of the book, Creating Community with Andy Stanley, which was re-released in an updated and expanded edition in July, 2021. He and his team have helped connect thousands of adults into the benefits of group life. NOTES: North Point Small Group Resources Why God Why Podcast Virtual Lobby
What's going on in Yishun? As part of our neighbourhood exploration series, SGExplained takes a deeper look at why Yishun has gotten a reputation as the place where "weird things happen" in Singapore. We find out there may be more hype than substance going on here. Join us in this short episode as we look at: Funny adventures that have occurred in Yishun including the rise of Lord Voldermort Heartwarming developments including Singapore's first dementia-friendly town Perspectives and analysis on how Yishun got its reputation. You'll see Singapore like you never have before. Also, SUBSCRIBE to our Substack to get bonus content right in your email - Click Here! Intro Music: Wataboi from Pixabay; Outro Music: Nielizas from Pixabay; Sources: Yishun New Town - NLB infopedia Yishun Thug Life: 2 men playing with stun gun outside Northpoint arrested - Mothership.sg Yishun residents getting harassed for money through letters from "Lord Voldemort" - Mothership.sg Hundreds of 'mystery bugs' swarmed into Yishun unit, samples now catalogued in natural history museum - Mothership.sg People in Yishun Park seen waiting for durians to fall from trees - Mothership.sg Yishun hair salon allegedly charged 'half-balding' elderly man S$4,799 for treatment package - Mothership.sg Why do some people make fun of Yishun? - The Straits Times Yishun residents to get new integrated development with swimming pools, hawker centre; to be completed in 2027 - The Straits Times --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sg-explained/support
Bill Willits and Libby Hempen join Carey Nieuwhof to share about their experience leading small groups in a hybrid church context at North Point Ministries. Together, they discuss how to lead conversations amidst political tensions, generational trends in attendance through the pandemic and how shortened attention spans have shaped their curriculum choices. -- Sign up for the “Activating Missions Barna CoLab” at Barna.com/CoLab, and use the promo code CHURCHPULSE15. Visit WaterBrookMultnomah.com to get Andy Stanley & Bill's book, Creating Community: Revised & Updated Edition. Text the word PULSE to 55123 for BELAY's free resource download, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day.'
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast!Well today, I am excited to introduce you to Clay Cooney. Clay is from the metro Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in an incredible family with two loving parents and three younger brothers. Clay's father is a real estate attorney and his mum is a stay at home mum. Clay majored in Economics and thought he wanted to be a lawyer like his dad for most of his life, but had a change of heart during his last year of university. After graduation, he went to work for a non-profit organization called Lighthouse Family Retreat, where families dealing with childhood cancer come to the beach for a week long getaway. After coming back to Atlanta where he had accepted a job doing commercial title insurance and he became involved in a new church plant that was just getting started in his hometown. He spent about one year working for a consulting firm in the Atlanta area and started a small business called Be At Ease Co. before making the decision to pursue ministry full time. Clay joined the North Point Residency Program, where he had the opportunity to work for North Point Community Church and attend Dallas Theological Seminary simultaneously. He has been working on his Masters of Theology degree and is currently the Director of Young Adults at North Point. The young adults is a new ministry that is being built in the Alpharetta area for adults in their 20's. Clay also met his (now) wife in the residency program and got married last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. It was a crazy year, but they have loved getting to be married.I hope you enjoy this conversation with my friend, Clay Cooney…More From Clay:beateaseco.comInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/jclaycooney/https://www.instagram.com/beateaseco/https://www.instagram.com/northpointyoungadults/Contact Jason:email@example.comInstagram: @jasonperkoperkinsTwitter: @perkosplaceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonperkoperkins/https://linktr.ee/jasonperkoperkinsIf you like what you hear, feel free to share this episode with a friend! We would also love if you would share this episode on your social media and tag us so we can connect with you or leave a review!We want to continue to bring you content that will help you reach your strategic goals without losing your soul for years to come.
Welcome back to Perko's Podcast!Well today, I am excited to introduce you to Clay Cooney. Clay is from the metro Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in an incredible family with two loving parents and three younger brothers. Clay's father is a real estate attorney and his mum is a stay at home mum. Clay majored in Economics and thought he wanted to be a lawyer like his dad for most of his life, but had a change of heart during his last year of university. After graduation, he went to work for a non-profit organization called Lighthouse Family Retreat, where families dealing with childhood cancer come to the beach for a week long getaway. After coming back to Atlanta where he had accepted a job doing commercial title insurance and he became involved in a new church plant that was just getting started in his hometown. He spent about one year working for a consulting firm in the Atlanta area and started a small business called Be At Ease Co. before making the decision to pursue ministry full time. Clay joined the North Point Residency Program, where he had the opportunity to work for North Point Community Church and attend Dallas Theological Seminary simultaneously. He has been working on his Masters of Theology degree and is currently the Director of Young Adults at North Point. The young adults is a new ministry that is being built in the Alpharetta area for adults in their 20's. Clay also met his (now) wife in the residency program and got married last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. It was a crazy year, but they have loved getting to be married.I hope you enjoy this conversation with my friend, Clay Cooney…More From Clay:beateaseco.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jclaycooney/https://www.instagram.com/beateaseco/https://www.instagram.com/northpointyoungadults/Contact Jason:firstname.lastname@example.orgInstagram: @jasonperkoperkinsTwitter: @perkosplaceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonperkoperkins/https://linktr.ee/jasonperkoperkinsIf you like what you hear, feel free to share this episode with a friend! We would also love if you would share this episode on your social media and tag us so we can connect with you or leave a review!We want to continue to bring you content that will help you reach your strategic goals without losing your soul for years to come.
The traditional Indian method of learning Sanskrit is through oral transmission, by first memorizing texts and then learning their meaning. The Western academic approach methodically teaches the alphabet, declensions, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary building. Zoë Slatoff-Ponté's Yogavataranam integrates the traditional and academic approaches for a full and practical experience of Sanskrit study. Yogavataranam: The Translation of Yoga (North Point Press, 2015) approaches language systematically and at the same time allows students to read important and relevant texts as soon as possible, while emphasizing proper pronunciation through its audio accompaniment. This new approach joins theory and practice to invoke an active experience of the philosophy, the practice, and the culture that together inform the multiplicity of meanings contained within the single and powerful word "yoga." By the way, you can study Sanskrit with Zoë. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Episode Notes On today's episode, we talk about our favorite comedy and action movies (30:25), but before we get to that, we: preview the Hernando Aldermen Meeting- 6:20 preview the Southaven Aldermen Meeting- 12:55 cover Desoto County statistics- 14:30 find out why Eudora is called Eudora- 22:00 shout out 3 Northpoint players who signed baseball scholarships- 29:10 Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at email@example.com. If you want to give us your Rotten Tomato rating, go give us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty HowToBBQRight/Macolm's Shop Sam Lauderdale/State Farm Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Magical Destinations Williams Services Hernando Farmer's Market North MS Dumpsters
Guest Co-host: Kevin Davis: firstname.lastname@example.orgPodcast Guest: Steve Franklin: email@example.com Transcription:Kris Parsons00:02Welcome to changing the rules, a weekly podcast about people who are living their best life and how you can figure out how to do it too. Join us with your life. The host Ray Loewe, better known as the luckiest guy in the world.Ray Loewe00:17Hello, everybody. This is Ray Loewe. And I'm sitting here in scenic Woodbury, New Jersey, at the Wildfire Podcast Studios with our engineer Taylor, who makes sure that everything runs in the background so that we can focus on our guests. And we've got a great co-host today and an incredible guest. And let me start off by recapping real quickly that we are working with the luckiest people in the world and the luckiest people in the world are those people who take the time to personally redesign their own lives and live them under their own terms. And, Kevin, let me introduce Kevin Davis. He's been our co-host for this month. And he has a good friend of his Steve Franklin, who's going to join us in a minute. And Kevin, thanks for being with us. Say hi.Kevin Davis01:08Hey, Ray, thanks so much for having me again. This has been a lot of fun. And I'm really excited about the conversation we're gonna have today.Ray Loewe01:16Yeah, you know, and I want to build on something you and I did a special podcast and extra one because we wanted to focus on knowing what you want, and how important it is to being one of the luckiest people in the world. Because if you don't know what you want, you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you can't design the life that you want. And what we found is that those people who truly are lucky, are able to redesign their lives constantly, no matter what life throws at that. And, here were five factors that keep coming up. And we're going to explore some of these with Steve Franklin. But one is purpose. They all have a Purpose Driven Life. They know who they are, they know where they're going from that standpoint. They have a mission, they're involved with helping others is not just themselves. They have a series of values, they know what their values are. And every time they have to make a decision, they go back to their values. They know what they're good at, and where their passions lie. And they don't do things that aren't going to keep them exciting and interested. And last but not least I and this is the most important I think that culminates in everything at the end of the day, they want to like their day. And that doesn't mean that everything goes perfect in the day, but it does mean that they get joy out of having achieved. And Kevin before you introduce Steve, I have a quick story I want to tell. Okay, I'm a competitive swimmer. And I was down at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama about I guess is about three years ago now. And after I did my swimming thing, I'm wandering around and I see this guy, and he's carrying six medals around with him. And what's important is that five of them were gold, and one was silver. And I later quite a haul, yeah, quite a haul and more important. You'll see. When I got a chance to meet John and talk to him. I found out that he won his medals in the 100 to 104 age group. Wow. Yeah. This leads into what Steve Frankel is going to talk about. The interesting thing is at age 103, he won his medals in the shot put, the javelin, the discus, the hammer throw, and you know, I can't even pick these things up. And he lost one of that to a crummy 101-year-old whippersnappers. Yeah. And you know, when I came out of that experience, I thought about two things. I mean, first of all, is if I'm lucky enough to live to be 100. Am I going to be the 100-year old that's winning medals in and out celebrating with his friends? Or am I going to be the 100-year-old sitting in a wheelchair in a nursing home? And then the second revelation is, you know, I think there's a really good chance that many of us will live to be 100. And so what are you going to do with the rest of your life? How are you going to make it count? Are you just going to sit on the golf course and wile away your time? So Kevin, why don't you introduce Steve, and we know that Steve introduced a whole bunch of people over 100 so he can comment on my story?Kevin Davis04:37Yeah, thanks. Well, you know, Ray, it's great to have Steve Franklin, Steve and I go back a number of years. We worked together for a number of years and had a lot of fun doing that. He is and for those of our listeners who have heard me talk about barbecue before. Steve is he's my barbecue mentor. He is the one who taught me how to smoke and just got me down a path that has been so much fun in life. So I'm sure we'll have to talk about some of that along the way. But you know, Steve kind of falls into that category of what's I term a renaissance person. He's done a number of things. But never just the normal way that this idea of why not go out and talk to people who have gained great wisdom by living life started a number of years ago. And so Steve, thanks so much for being with us. today. It's great to have you on the podcast.Steve Franklin05:35Ah, Kevin, and Ray. Thank you what an honor really is, Ray, it's good to hear your voice. And again, it's been a while but golly, great to be on your program. Well, I gained a Ray, yeah, by the way, I'll bet my bank account, you'll be one of those centenarians still swimming laps well into your hundreds.Ray Loewe05:53Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether I make it to 100 or not, but I'm certainly not going to shut off life. Making up my mind that I'm not going to make it there.Steve Franklin06:04It's a good goal to have. I mean, it's just got me started this adventure. Her goal was to live to be 120. I had lunch with her on her 107th birthday, she died not too long after that, hey, she made 107 out of 120. Good for her, she said, Look, it's just a good goal doesn't matter whether you make or not, it's a good goal.Ray Loewe06:19Yeah, so tell us a little bit about your Emory University, I think, if you're on the faculty then, but you had this project and this goals, so once you refresh my memory on what you did.Steve Franklin06:33I was at Emory, actually, a couple of times, I was a tenured professor there for a number of years and went out and say, to see if I could do what I taught, you know, remember the old saying those who can't teach. So I want to make sure I could do what I taught. And I did was in business, went back as the associate dean of the business school and later I was involved in the industry in the financial services industry. And that's really where I got the idea of interviewing all these people, you know, you've got all these financial seminars, Ray? You've been to plenty of them, they'd have the economist talk about, or the economy or a banker talk about interest rates or something. And I got to think, got so bored with all of that. And I happened to sit down with a woman one day who was 94. At the time, I thought she was 70. And she invited me to 100 birthday party six years from then. And she said I'm serious. I said, Okay, great. And I kind of forgot about it. Six years later, she called me and said, Hey, I'll be 100 next week, her name is Katherine Durnell. Are you coming to my party, I said, I'm coming. She was in Lincoln, Nebraska, got on a plane, flew out there, interviewed her, danced with her, dined with her, laughed with her we just had a ball. And I got to thinking as a professor, having done a lot of research, I said, you know, shame on me, if I don't collect the wisdom of her and many other centenarians and share it with the younger generation, does man to the young, younger generation need to hear this wisdom. But that's what started at all, I just started to interview people. And over, over about eight years traveling all over the country, I interviewed I videotaped over 225 centenarians and dozens of other phone call conversations. And then we surveyed about a total of about 550, asking them to fill out a lengthy questionnaire. So from that, you know, came up with a book called celebrate 100 centenarians secrets to success in life and business. And so it's just was a wonderful journey, learn so much about their thoughts and wisdom, about money, about work, about life, about politics, about family, you name it.Ray Loewe08:19Incredible. You know, and I know when you gave that presentation for a group of my clients, it was just so motivating. And all of a sudden, it just opened up this horizon of saying, you know,you got to think about the future, and you got to make it count. Right. So, you know, tell us a story or two about some of the more interesting people that you ran into, and what they're thinking about. You got it, you got a couple-three hours. I'll give you a couple. The short version.Steve Franklin08:52Let me give you a quick context, Ray, you know, as I did this with your group, too, you may recall, and when I always start these presentations, I'll say, I want everybody to get a number in their mind to what age do you think you will live? To what age do you think you will live? And I get a number that I will call on people? What do you and the average number across all of America, Cali several 10s of 1000s people I spoke to is 85? Most of most people have in their mind, the average is I think I'll make it 85. And then I qualify that say now let me ask a question. If you were healthy can still swim laps or rent walk or whatever. And if you're financially well off enough to live, you know, a lifestyle you would like to how is how long would you like to live? Well, of course, 99% of people want to live to be 100 or more. So that's a good context. I think again, hundreds of good goal to have. But golly, I could just go Let me I mentioned a couple of First of all, Walter Bruning at the time. He was according to the Guinness Book of World Records the longest are the oldest man in the world. He was 114 at the time. Throughout the Great Falls, Montana spent the day with Walter. He woke up every morning very early, got on a suit and tie came down to This wonderful senior home that he was living in, would have breakfast, go over his mail, walk down to the bank, come back, have lunch, and he went up at two o'clock every day. And that was it. I mean, e only ate two meals a day and he listened to talk radio, the rest of the day, went to bed about eight o'clock. Well, when he turned 114 is the world's oldest man, of course, the governor of the state got hold of it, and said, and so he goes over to the house at about 3:20 in the afternoon. They call up and say, Walter, the governor is here he wants to see he said, I don't see anybody after two o'clock. They said but Walters, the governor, he said, Tell the governor, I don't see anybody after two o'clock, come back tomorrow. The governor went back to the Capitol. He came back the next day before two o'clock. So I love that. But another quick one on Walter. I asked Walter what he did. He was in the railroad business for 50 years. They made him retire 65. He hated to retire. He hated to retire. And so he said, so I kept working here in Great Falls. I did work for nonprofits. And he was an accountant and financial kind of guy, he said, but in 99, I decided I need to quit doing two things. So what was that? He said, Well, I decided I need to quit working. I need to quit smoking. He gave up smoking at 99 two packs of lucky strikes every day. He said, but I think quitting early has contributed to my longevity. I'll tell everybody, if it goes smoke, make sure you start knocking off at 99 or whatever. But Walter was a great guy. Just just. And he had a blog. He started a blog at 112. Ray, think about that. He started blogging at 112. At 114. You could get on the blog and ask Walter any question. And then he had an opinion about everything. So one of my real heroes in that group. Another lady, let's see Mary Tyler. She was the world's oldest living Girl Scout lived in Southern California. Marian's name was Marian Tyler and at 88. She did a 45-minute video called Marianatics. And where it was kind of like yoga and exercise or whatever at 88 gave me a copy of the DVD. And at the time, I was probably what 60 something. I went home and it wore me out, you know, but she was going strong at 104 living in her own home gardening in the back, just one of the world's oldest living Girl Scout at the time. So again, just a wonderful lady. Oh my goodness, one of the questions I asked is this is important for your listeners, which I think is to your point, right of having a purpose I and one of the questions I asked him, I said if you had your life to live over again, would you have liked to have done something different than what you do? And they have, they had done all kinds of things, and a lot of jobs that you and I might consider quote-unquote, mundane 82% of them said no, I would have done the exact same thing. I loved what I did. And so loving what you do, I think is a real key to longevity, I really, really believe that. They just they slowly you know 18% saying Yeah, I'd like to maybe been a radio talk show host like you or a financial adviser or a pilot or an astronaut or something like that. But 82% of them actually loved what they did. Another question I asked I thanks very important for your listening audience is this. I said if you had your life to live over again, what is one or two things you wish you had done more of? What's a couple of things you wish you had done more. And the number one by far was they said, I wish I had traveled more. I wish I had gone to more places in the country. In the world, I could have. I had the money to I had the health too. But I just was lethargic. I didn't set goals and put it on my bucket list and go do it. The number two behind that was I wish I had read more or learned more not gotten more college degrees. But I just wish I had read more books, read more magazines, which had gone to more classes to learn things in which it tied perfectly with what I used to tell my students and Emery Ray and Kevin, I said, Look, you and I are a composite of three things in life, the books we read, the people we meet, and the places we go. That's what we're made up of the books we read, the people we meet, and the places we go. So do as much of all three as you can. And the centenarians nail that when I asked him if you could be more and lived your life over again, do more. They both said they wish they travel more and read more books or articles or whatever. So I think it's very important for your audience to know.Ray Loewe14:51Yeah, you know, let me turn this around a little bit. So you did all these interviews. It was part of a project you were doing. I don't know what you're motivation was for doing that at the time. But you obviously personally benefited from these interviews and meetings. So when you look at things and all the people that you talk to, how did this affect your life and where you're going in your life?Steve Franklin15:18Yeah. Well, you know, I've always kind of been a goal setter, but it really had me it really one of the things that is really Catherine Brunel was the one that really got I set a goal to be 120. Kevin knows that you may remember that. That's my goal. And it really is a good goal to have. I mean, it comes down to Janet here. She said, Genesis six, three, it says, everybody, we live in eight or 900 years. And if you read the Old Testament book of Genesis, it says, My spirit will continue with humankind for 120 years. She said, Look, I don't care whether I'm making it on not, it's a good goal to have God said it, I believe it I'm going to go for and she made it to 107. So I thought it was kind of cool, mixing a little bit of biblical theology in with a lifetime goal of life expectancy. So my goal is 120. So it because I had always thought about, it'd be nice to live to be 100. But now I have a very definite goal that I want. And I tell everybody, I know that my goal. is to live to be 120. That's the goal. And unlike Katherine, it doesn't matter whether I make it or not, but it's a darn good goal to have. That's one thing. The second thing I learned was that they were masters, they were masters at managing stress. You know, that wonderful Serenity Prayer, God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. They are masters of embracing that prayer because the only thing you can change is yourself, you can't change anybody else. And so, most all, and by the way, they live through some pretty stressful times in life, if you think about it. World War One, they lived through the Great Depression, they lived through World War Two. I mean, these people did not live stress-free, free lives, but they really, they really learned to just manage stress very well. And it's really helped me a lot to just realize it you know, there's really nothing is really that big a deal. Another thing it did financially speaking is, is and when I asked them, you know, one of the things about giving us your wisdom about money, you know, you all have you lived through the Great Depression. And they were all in teenagers or young or in their 20s a number of them as they were living through the depression. One lady said, she said, I live by the three Do's make do, do without, and do-over. Make do, do without, and do-over. So I think I probably learned to be a bit more frugal myself a bit more sensitive to being a little random with my money. They all say said pay cash. They hated that that was a nasty four-letter word to centenarians. They hated debt, you know, most all of them were debt, all of them were debt-free, very few, even a very few pay for anything. Except for with cash. And so, I sort of go by that, mantra now I've got an I'm debt-free, you pay for almost everything cash, pay off our credit cards at the end of every month. So I have no debt so that I don't live with that stress. And think about if you live without any debt, most of your life, you're going to be a lot less stressed and which may contribute to your longevity. Another thing they taught me was, and Kevin knows this, I've really had about 16 careers. And they because they all said they loved what they did and, and I have always when I got bored doing something, I went and did something else. And I've always loved what I've done. And I've told people I said, Look, if you're loving what you do, you have eight hours of your day is lousy. The other eight hours a day that you're awake are gonna be wonderful. But if you're loving what you do eight to 10 hours a day, probably the other eight or 10 hours a day are really gonna be fine. So I've really pursued that I've always done what I've enjoyed doing and what I quite enjoy doing. Like you said some of that mundane days, but I've always stayed focused on enjoying what I do. So those are some very practical personal. And, and man I am traveling, all I can. Now two years ago, my wife and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we did a 44 day around-the-world trip. We went from Atlanta, the ship to Japan to China to Hong Kong to Cambodia to Vietnam to Singapore to India to Dubai. You name it, man. So we're going to see all of this Earth that we can before we get slapped in the face with a shovel.Ray Loewe15:19Yeah, that's cool. You know one other quick story and then I want to get back to your stuff. Sandy and I were in Antarctica a few years ago and we met a couple of down there that one of the days didn't come on one of our side trips that we went on to and it's an expensive trip so everybody does everything. And the short version of it is they said you know, we put off taking this trip too long, not realizing that we have to be physically healthy to do some things. And we, we didn't have the money we needed, we saved the money. Now we have all the money when we want, we can't walk up the hill to see the penguins. And it's so significant to do what you can when you can, you know, what have you changed? Now, you've gone through this career at Emory where you were doing all this research, what are you doing now?Steve Franklin20:28Well, it's great. I finished working for money, let's just say eight and a half years ago, you know, finished up in the financial services business we did four successful rates and hung it up. And I had a wonderful ministry called North Point ministries, they that it's a it's an interesting organization, it has eight or 10 churches in the Atlanta area, but it supports probably 75, all types of nonprofit ministries throughout the Atlanta area, and all throughout the United States in about six or seven foreign countries. And so and this was really neat that the Lead Pastor of that organization a guy named Andy Stanley he and the executive pastor said, you know, we do a great job helping people who are struggling with finances, you know, the ones that are really you know, surviving, struggling, we've got all kinds of great resources to help them get out of debt, get on a budget, pay off credit cards, you know, all of those sort of things. But we do nothing, we do nothing. For people who are in that, let's call it that cert, that that that stable to surplus stage of life that you and I are in, right? I mean, we're in a stable surplus age you say, we assume all those people fine they got plenty of money, they're gonna retire, they got no issues and whatever. And we did nothing to really focus on them to help them be let's just say, enjoy their retirement more, be more strategic with their generosity, he said, I'd like you to come on board and see if we can develop some environment, some irresistible environments, that would help these people be more strategic in their stable surplus years, that second half of their life. So I spend my time now with a lot of people, most of them I would say are in their late 50s, 60s and early 70s. But a goodly number of people in their young people in their 30s talking about once you get to that finish line, whatever your retirement goal is all those sorts of things. How can you be more strategic in your generosity to give away money so that you really do jokingly say die with a smile on your face? A good friend of mine, Ron Blue says do you're living while you're, do your giving while you're living. So you're knowing where it's going, you know, we're not telling you that there's going to be a meeting about your money. And either you can be present or you won't be. So let's get strategic about being generous with what you got now in the stable surplus years. And so I do a lot of that do one on one meetings, I do a lot of group meetings, I bring in various speakers to talk about that. Just really, really a fulfilling kind of self-actualizing chapter of my life.Ray Loewe22:57Oh, cool. So we're, unfortunately near the end of our podcast time. So do you have any final comments you want to make before we have to break off?Steve Franklin23:08Ah, you know, pay cash for everything. Get out of debt, love what you do. And if you're not finding what it is that you're doing? And just be nice to people,Ray Loewe23:18and sharing your wisdom in some way, maybe some money is a good thing too, isn't it? Absolutely. Cool. Kevin, any last comments that you have?Kevin Davis23:28So I just got to say, you know, along with this, do things now right and enjoy some of what you have now. For anyone coming to Atlanta reach out to Steve or I because you got to come to Das barbecue. There's a couple of them now. Steve's son, Steven started them legitimately. And I'm not just saying this legitimately, probably the best barbecue joint in Atlanta. And that's saying something. But you know, enjoy life a bit. Bring a friend. Let's go have a fun conversation about your passions. And did you notice the theme this common thread over the last three or four podcasts Ray of people who, who didn't talk to each other ahead of time, which I think's interesting about how when you're others-focused, whether it's giving of your time or giving of your money? It seems like there's an immense amount of joy that comes from that. Isn't that interesting? Right? Yeah. Ray Loewe24:27And we're gonna dwell on that going forward. You know, Kevin, you've been a great co-host. I really appreciate your time and your energy. And you know, our next podcast, we're gonna have another co-host. And his name is Jeff Wuorio. He's a ghostwriter. And he's helping me write my next book as we speak. So that'll open up some interesting stories and some interesting opportunities to, to search into life. So everybody, thanks so much for being with us. Thanks, Steve Franklin. You know You got me excited about older age and by the way, I'm going to live to be 154. That's a good number. A good number I like that. All right, great, everybody. Have a great day. And we'll see you all again next week. Thank you much.Kris Parsons25:18Thank you for listening to changing the rules, a weekly podcast about people who are living their best life and how you can figure out how to do that too. Join us with your lively host of Ray Loewe, better known as the luckiest guy in the world.
Episode Notes On today's show, we revisit topics from the aldermen meetings last Friday based on questions and feedback that we received. We also look at the Desoto County Fact of the Week about a building that is no longer with us, but something in the near future will take its place. Finally, in sports, we talk about Game 3 from the Northpoint series that took place last Friday night and (spoiler alert) we preview their first game of the State Championship. Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking to hit a homerun with us, give us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty HowToBBQRight/Macolm's Shop Sam Lauderdale/State Farm Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Magical Destinations Williams Services Hernando Farmer's Market
Minnesota is often celebrated for the quality of our health care, but inequities in health care access and public health outcomes persist in Indigenous communities and communities of color. Minnesota faces racial disparities in everything from breast cancer, infant mortality and heart disease rates to incidences of injury and violence. And COVID-19 and George Floyd’s killing have further shaken what trust BIPOC communities had in existing systems and the people who operate in them. State leaders have acknowledged racism and health care disparities in Minnesota remain unsolved, and activists have pushed for community-based, culturally competent care, telemedicine and other solutions. Are we making progress? Where do we stand in the fight for racial equity in health care in Minnesota? What are the key reforms and initiatives we must realize next? This week, we’re revisiting recent conversations we’ve had about Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. In this rebroadcast of an event in MPR News’ In Focus series, host Angela Davis talked to public health advocates and health care providers working to address racial disparities in health care. To watch a video recording of the conversation, check out the original In Focus post here. Guests: Cindy N. Kaigama is the director of innovation and learning for Minnesota Community Care, an organization founded in 1972 as West Side Community Health Services. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, health and human services leader and social entrepreneur. With several locations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota Community Care offers a range of health care services and is a federally qualified health center. Antony Stately serves as chief executive officer for the Native American Community Clinic, a federally qualified health care center in south Minneapolis that provides primary dental and behavioral health care and substance abuse services to the Twin Cities Native American community. He is a clinical psychologist, an enrolled Oneida member and a descendant of White Earth and Red Lake Ojibwe. Stella Whitney-West serves as chief executive officer of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center serving north Minneapolis and Hennepin County. She has led NorthPoint for more than a decade and has extensive experience in governance and policy. NorthPoint has a 50-year history and is governed by a community board of directors comprised of NorthPoint patients and people who live or work in the community. Naomi Windham is a nurse practitioner with Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless. She provides medical care at clinics within the shelter system and as a medical provider for the Hennepin County COVID isolation hotels. Her interests include women’s health, homelessness, racial disparities in health care and diabetes management. Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS. MPR News’ In Focus is a series of convenings we are committed to leading on Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. Through conversations with community leaders that are shaped by our curious, engaged audience, MPR News hopes to encourage new connections and relationships that will help Minnesota communities make progress toward equity and inclusion. Editor’s note: This program originally aired in January 2021 and was rebroadcast on May 12.
Episode Notes On today's episode, we sit down with the Coach Stephen Kirkpatrick, head coach of the Northpoint Trojans. But before we do that, we: Preview the Hernando Aldermen meeting- 4:40 Preview the Southaven Alderman meeting- 9:20 Discuss the updated Mask Mandates (or lack thereof) in MS- 11:47 Look into how the lottery will benefit education this fiscal year- 14:50 Look back at Desoto County's role in the Mexican/American war in the Fact of the Week- 21:44 Recap the Softball and Baseball playoffs- 27:11 and finally, our Interview with Coach Kirkpatrick from Northpoint baseball- 39:17 Please subscribe where you listen and on Apple iTunes, and please follow us on Facebook at UTW Podcast; on Instagram at UTW Podcast; on Twitter @UTWpod; or contact us at email@example.com. If you are looking to hit a homerun with us, give us that 5-star review on iTunes and we will be happy to give you a shoutout on air. Please listen to the latest episode of our Brother Podcast OBpod here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ob-pod/id1552315835 Finally, visit and support our sponsors: Team Couch of Burch Realty HowToBBQRight/Macolm's Shop Sam Lauderdale/State Farm Desoto Family Dental Care Green King Spray Services Northpoint Christian School Magical Destinations Williams Services Hernando Farmer's Market