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Pazik Performance Group
#284 - Daily MG - The Only Rule Is It Has To Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller - 6 of 6

Pazik Performance Group

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 7:13


“There's a story,” I say, “that major league managers all tell their players these days.” I go slowly. I speak too fast when I speak in front of people. I spoke way too fast in spring training, and during all the pregame shift speeches. But I'm going slow now. After every clause. I take a pause. To hit my marks. To keep my meter. “It goes like this: When the explorer Hernán Cortés landed in Mexico, with plans to defeat the Aztecs and colonize the New World, he ordered his ships be burnt. This way his men would have no way to flee. The only direction they could go was forward. The only option was victory. History says it worked, but I hate this story. This is a story about a leader who didn't trust his men, didn't think they would be loyal and fight on their own, couldn't do the job unless some manager at the top took away their agency. “Cortés was selfish as fuck. “Cortés, to me, is the Pacifics, telling other leagues' managers that their players aren't good enough to move up, keeping them all stuck here. “That's not us. That's not our team. “We want to do everything we can to get you guys out of here, and we pay for that. We've lost a lot of good players because of it. But we're not going to be Cortés. Cortés was a bad guy. “There's a different story I like a lot more. It's about a guy named Hugh Glass. “Hugh Glass was a frontiersman in the 1800s, before the West had been settled. He went to the coldest parts of the country, to North Dakota and Montana, where the Indians were violent and the winters were cruel and the grizzly bears were everywhere. In 1823, he surprised one of those grizzly bears, and she charged at him, threw him to the ground, mauled him, and left him near death. The party he was with was sure he would die, so they left him. Only two men stayed behind, to dig his grave, and to bury him. But after they were attacked by Indians they fled, too. They took his rifle, his knife, and all his supplies. Hugh Glass woke up abandoned. He had no food or supplies. His wounds were festering. They were so deep you could see his exposed ribs. He was two hundred miles from another American. “Glass could have given up. Instead, he looked around and said fuck it, because Glass knew one thing: There is no such thing as almost dead. There is dead, and there is alive, and if you're alive you have a chance. “He set his own broken leg and began crawling. To prevent gangrene, he laid his wounded back on a rotting log and let maggots eat away his dead flesh. With no weapons, he still managed to drive two wolves from a dead bison and ate the meat. He fixed his eyes on an isolated mountain far off in the distance and crawled toward it. It took him six weeks. He survived mostly on roots. “We know this story because he lived. And we know it because people remember. Records get left and stories get told. Your story will get told. Baseball men in major league front offices will know it and scouts will know it. People you know will know it, and people you meet in the future will find out about it. Everything the world remembers about you as baseball players is happening right now. “Right now, we get to decide whether they're going to remember a team that got frustrated, that felt abandoned, that gave up and let San Rafael be the heroes; or whether they're going to remember a team that said Fuck no, patched themselves up, and made themselves the heroes. “There's always a part where the hero looks defeated. Always. Every story has it. Where you guys are now is not new and it's not unusual; it's the starting point for every third-act turnaround that this world has ever known. “A couple days ago, I was listening to a tape recording of our dugout during the third game of the season. That was the game when we fell behind five runs in the first, and then we were down 9-2 in the fifth. The amazing thing about that recording was how loud our dugout was; we were talking, we were encouraging, we were rattling the other team. We sounded like a team that knew it was going to win. You might be thinking, yeah, we had Feh in the dugout, and Feh brought that energy. And it was Feh that I heard on that tape. But it was also Baps. It was Gonzo. It was Schwieger. It was Sean Conroy. It was Kristian. It was Moch. And even though I didn't hear him, I'm sure that Hurley was there doing his death stare the whole time, freaking Pittsburg out with how intense he was. It was Hurley who singled in the tenth, stole third, and scored on a wild pitch to win that game 10-9. “You guys have this in you. I swear to you, I see it, Theo sees it, Yoshi sees it, and everybody's going to see it. When you go out there today, you just need to see it yourself. I want to hear that dugout that's confident, that never stops talking. I don't care if you're a rookie, I don't care if you're new, I don't care if you're hitting .200, I don't care if you're scared: I need to hear you today, and every day for the rest of this season. Don't worry if you sound stupid. The only rule is it has to work. So let's do this.” - Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Grand Rapidians Play Video Games
140) Arc Survival: Pikmin Fables

Grand Rapidians Play Video Games

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 72:55


In this episode we welcome special guest Andrew Hilary, our favorite stand-up comedian/ice cream truck driver from the podcast The Worst Week Yet. We drink a Tom's Tiki Ale from Saugatuck Brewing [Provided by Doug at the Tulip City Dispatch blog, check it out], a homemade Mango Kombucha, and fluoridated Pittsburg tap water. RLXP includes The Trip, getting on stage, and a rubber band ball. We played Merge Fables, Pikmin Bloom, and Arc Survival Evolved. Our Nicageamendations are Willy's Wonderland, Pig, and Color Out Of Space. Our Podcast recommendations are Geeksploration, I Said God Damn, and The Worst Week Yet. Links - The Worst Week Yet - https://www.worstweekyet.com/ Geeksploration - https://www.geeksplorationpodcast.com/ I Said God Damn - https://isgdpodcast.com/ Cartmart - https://www.cartmart.games/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/grandrapidians/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grandrapidians/support

The WTF California Podcast
Stolen Vehicles With Children in the Car, Smoke Alarms and Shrinkflation

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:48


On this episode of WTF California podcast, we recap Veterans Day. Three cases occurred yesterday where a vehicle was stolen with a child inside – City of Pittsburg, City of Concord and a town in Placer County. We then discuss the deadly fire in City of Brentwood and importance of smoke alarms. KTVU does a fluff piece on Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe while exaggerating his popularity as he is facing a recall. City of Richmond apparently is taking it in the “Butt” with some chaos on many levels. We get into inflation and gas prices—it isn't pretty folks! Finally, In-n-Out talks to Florida but no plans to move. Articles From The Show Update: Pittsburg Police Locate Stolen Vehicle With Child Still Inside UPDATE: ALERT: Honda Van Stolen In Concord With Four Month Old Baby In Backseat 2 arrested after stolen car with 7-month-old inside crashes into power pole in Placer County ‘A parent's living nightmare': Couple talks about seeing carjackers drive away with their infant still inside 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Fire Destroys Two Homes in Brentwood Antioch mayor: Navy veteran now pushes for police reform Richmond leadership in turmoil as city officials depart and mayor faces potential censure Bay Area gas prices hit record highs; expert says it could get worse with Thanksgiving travel Bay Area inflation is busting budgets In-N-Out owner reportedly talked with Florida governor after CA vaccine mandate dispute Oakland Residents Shaken By Latest Spurt of Gun Violence Drafts of California's updated legislative, congressional districts released Citrus Heights police, principal warn families about ‘paint' after student sells suspected drug on campus Antioch Chamber Cares Program Helps Cocina Medina and Grocery Outlet

New Books Network
David Lester, "Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel" (Beacon Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:21


Who is the most fascinating historical figure that you have never heard of? David Lester and Marcus Rediker make a good case that it was Benjamin Lay. Based on Rediker's 2017 The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Lester has created a moving, engaging, and eye-opening graphic novel. Lay embodied inter-sectional resistance centuries before the term was coined. In the 18th century he not only fought against slavery and condemned racism but supported women's rights, criticized class disparities, and promoted the human treatment of animals. Lay was a vegetarian who lived in a humble cave with his beloved wife. He condemned the hypocrisy of the slave owning church leadership. The diminutive Lay engaged in powerful acts of guerilla theater that included smashing expensive Chinese porcelain in the public square and splashing fake blood about a Quaker meeting house. Well-known after his death as a founder of the abolitionist movement, post-Civil War white supremacists marginalized Benjamin Lay. Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay (Beacon Press, 2021) will revive the memory of this role model of speaking truth to power. David Lester is an author and graphic artist. His work includes but is not limited to 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada, Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle, and The Listener, a graphic novel. He is also the guitarist for the underground duo Mecca Normal. Marcus Rediker is a Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburg and a Guest Curator at the J. M. W. Turner Gallery, Tate Britain. He is the author of numerous books on the history of piracy, the slave trade, and the Atlantic world such as The Many Headed Hydra, The Slave Ship: A Human History, Villains of all Nations, Outlaws of the Atlantic, The Amistad, and The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. 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

New Books in History
David Lester, "Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel" (Beacon Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:21


Who is the most fascinating historical figure that you have never heard of? David Lester and Marcus Rediker make a good case that it was Benjamin Lay. Based on Rediker's 2017 The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Lester has created a moving, engaging, and eye-opening graphic novel. Lay embodied inter-sectional resistance centuries before the term was coined. In the 18th century he not only fought against slavery and condemned racism but supported women's rights, criticized class disparities, and promoted the human treatment of animals. Lay was a vegetarian who lived in a humble cave with his beloved wife. He condemned the hypocrisy of the slave owning church leadership. The diminutive Lay engaged in powerful acts of guerilla theater that included smashing expensive Chinese porcelain in the public square and splashing fake blood about a Quaker meeting house. Well-known after his death as a founder of the abolitionist movement, post-Civil War white supremacists marginalized Benjamin Lay. Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay (Beacon Press, 2021) will revive the memory of this role model of speaking truth to power. David Lester is an author and graphic artist. His work includes but is not limited to 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada, Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle, and The Listener, a graphic novel. He is also the guitarist for the underground duo Mecca Normal. Marcus Rediker is a Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburg and a Guest Curator at the J. M. W. Turner Gallery, Tate Britain. He is the author of numerous books on the history of piracy, the slave trade, and the Atlantic world such as The Many Headed Hydra, The Slave Ship: A Human History, Villains of all Nations, Outlaws of the Atlantic, The Amistad, and The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Biography
David Lester, "Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel" (Beacon Press, 2021)

New Books in Biography

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:21


Who is the most fascinating historical figure that you have never heard of? David Lester and Marcus Rediker make a good case that it was Benjamin Lay. Based on Rediker's 2017 The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Lester has created a moving, engaging, and eye-opening graphic novel. Lay embodied inter-sectional resistance centuries before the term was coined. In the 18th century he not only fought against slavery and condemned racism but supported women's rights, criticized class disparities, and promoted the human treatment of animals. Lay was a vegetarian who lived in a humble cave with his beloved wife. He condemned the hypocrisy of the slave owning church leadership. The diminutive Lay engaged in powerful acts of guerilla theater that included smashing expensive Chinese porcelain in the public square and splashing fake blood about a Quaker meeting house. Well-known after his death as a founder of the abolitionist movement, post-Civil War white supremacists marginalized Benjamin Lay. Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay (Beacon Press, 2021) will revive the memory of this role model of speaking truth to power. David Lester is an author and graphic artist. His work includes but is not limited to 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada, Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle, and The Listener, a graphic novel. He is also the guitarist for the underground duo Mecca Normal. Marcus Rediker is a Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburg and a Guest Curator at the J. M. W. Turner Gallery, Tate Britain. He is the author of numerous books on the history of piracy, the slave trade, and the Atlantic world such as The Many Headed Hydra, The Slave Ship: A Human History, Villains of all Nations, Outlaws of the Atlantic, The Amistad, and The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography

New Books in American Studies
David Lester, "Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel" (Beacon Press, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:21


Who is the most fascinating historical figure that you have never heard of? David Lester and Marcus Rediker make a good case that it was Benjamin Lay. Based on Rediker's 2017 The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Lester has created a moving, engaging, and eye-opening graphic novel. Lay embodied inter-sectional resistance centuries before the term was coined. In the 18th century he not only fought against slavery and condemned racism but supported women's rights, criticized class disparities, and promoted the human treatment of animals. Lay was a vegetarian who lived in a humble cave with his beloved wife. He condemned the hypocrisy of the slave owning church leadership. The diminutive Lay engaged in powerful acts of guerilla theater that included smashing expensive Chinese porcelain in the public square and splashing fake blood about a Quaker meeting house. Well-known after his death as a founder of the abolitionist movement, post-Civil War white supremacists marginalized Benjamin Lay. Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay (Beacon Press, 2021) will revive the memory of this role model of speaking truth to power. David Lester is an author and graphic artist. His work includes but is not limited to 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada, Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle, and The Listener, a graphic novel. He is also the guitarist for the underground duo Mecca Normal. Marcus Rediker is a Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburg and a Guest Curator at the J. M. W. Turner Gallery, Tate Britain. He is the author of numerous books on the history of piracy, the slave trade, and the Atlantic world such as The Many Headed Hydra, The Slave Ship: A Human History, Villains of all Nations, Outlaws of the Atlantic, The Amistad, and The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in African American Studies
David Lester, "Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel" (Beacon Press, 2021)

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:21


Who is the most fascinating historical figure that you have never heard of? David Lester and Marcus Rediker make a good case that it was Benjamin Lay. Based on Rediker's 2017 The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, Lester has created a moving, engaging, and eye-opening graphic novel. Lay embodied inter-sectional resistance centuries before the term was coined. In the 18th century he not only fought against slavery and condemned racism but supported women's rights, criticized class disparities, and promoted the human treatment of animals. Lay was a vegetarian who lived in a humble cave with his beloved wife. He condemned the hypocrisy of the slave owning church leadership. The diminutive Lay engaged in powerful acts of guerilla theater that included smashing expensive Chinese porcelain in the public square and splashing fake blood about a Quaker meeting house. Well-known after his death as a founder of the abolitionist movement, post-Civil War white supremacists marginalized Benjamin Lay. Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay (Beacon Press, 2021) will revive the memory of this role model of speaking truth to power. David Lester is an author and graphic artist. His work includes but is not limited to 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada, Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle, and The Listener, a graphic novel. He is also the guitarist for the underground duo Mecca Normal. Marcus Rediker is a Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburg and a Guest Curator at the J. M. W. Turner Gallery, Tate Britain. He is the author of numerous books on the history of piracy, the slave trade, and the Atlantic world such as The Many Headed Hydra, The Slave Ship: A Human History, Villains of all Nations, Outlaws of the Atlantic, The Amistad, and The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he's not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

Making Math Moments That Matter
Making Changes While Staying Aligned - A Math Mentoring Moment Episode

Making Math Moments That Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 49:06


In this episode you'll hear Ryan Kinzler, a 8th grade teacher from Pittsburg discuss his concerns over blending his traditional curriculum resources (such as the textbook) with high impact strategies and problem based lessons. In this discussion Ryan realizes how to feel confident with the choices he makes in the classroom and how small moves will result in big impact. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through problems of practice and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them.  You'll Learn: How to stay aligned with your department when your teaching approach varies; How to blend the resources you've collected with your curriculum; How to change your pedagogy one lesson at a time; and,How to feel confident about the choices you make in your classroom.Resources: Ryan's Twitter: @crushTheTurtleG'Day Math by James TantonVisual PatternsWhich One Doesn't BelongMake Math Moments Problem Based Units Learn How To “Flip” The Gradual Release of Responsibility Lesson ModelRight now the 2021 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit is Open For Registration! Learn the smartest ways to engage, reach, and strengthen your students in K-12 math classrooms.Participate in this 2-Day LIVE Event for FREE! Register: https://summit.makemathmoments.com

The WTF California Podcast
Should Distasteful Halloween Costumes Result in Expulsion Plus Butterflies

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 42:03


On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Pittsburg High Students have every right to protest as long as Pittsburg High is consistent in its punishments. Oakland saw two more homicides last week. Fairfield Police now say missing person was homicide including arrests of two Pittsburg residents and a Fairfield man. Judge limits California law protecting vaccination sites while state renews $1.7 billion COVID lab contract. San Francisco Safeway reduces hours due to theft while Oakland provides more tiny homes for winter weather. West Hollywood could offer $17.64 minimum wage. Pomona School District to bring back school police while we talk some sports around the state. Also, a vineyards is available for sale at an $8 million price tag. Articles From the Show: Pittsburg Students Protest, Demand More Action Against Classmate Who Wore KKK Costume 3 arrested, including Travis Air Force Base airman, in death of woman, Fairfield police say  Police: 19-year-old woman killed in Fairfield after leaving Sacramento Halloween party Judge limits new California law protecting vaccination sites District Court Judge Strikes Down 30-Foot Vaccination Protest ‘Buffer Zone' Law State renews $1.7 billion contract with troubled COVID lab San Francisco Safeway cuts hours, allegedly due to 'off the charts' theft Oakland to provide tiny-home shelters in vacant lot ahead of winter weather, heat included Morgan Hill Church Pastor Faces Multiple Counts Of Child Molestation; Police Seek Additional Victims Man Charged with Impersonating an Attorney, Improperly Charging Clients $17.64 an hour? West Hollywood considering offering highest minimum wage in country Pomona Unified School District to bring back police on campus California high school officials blast team over 106-point victory Capital Christian football faces probation, playoff bans after judge's ruling Fmr. 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Compares NFL Draft To Slavery In Netflix Documentary Famed Napa vineyard for sale for nearly 8 million

The WTF California Podcast
Happy Halloween Even Though California is a Scary Place

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 47:53


On this episode of WTF California, we talk Halloween costumes and scary items from around the state. We jump in on the Pittsburg High incident and the inappropriate costume and how the school was light on the punishment. In-n-Out closes all indoor dining in Contra Costa County--including City of Brentwood and City of Pittsburg. LA County Sheriff Blasts LA County vaccine mandate and illegal pot edibles packages as popular snacks. San Joaquin County could also be imposing harsher punishments for illegal dumping. Plus more Articles From the Show: ‘Disturbing And Unacceptable' – Pittsburg High School Student Found Wearing KKK Costume On Campus Racist caricatures at East Bay high schools: Two boys re-enact George Floyd murder in Concord, student shows up with KKK costume in Pittsburg  Google's 'FrightGeist' lists the most popular 2021 Halloween costumes. Is yours one of them? The 32 Best Halloween Costumes for Every Kind of Guy In-N-Out closes all Contra Costa County restaurants for indoor dining after vaccine mandate debate Absolutely absurd': Villanueva blasts L.A. County vaccine mandate Brawl breaks out at Woodland Hills restaurant after mask-related dispute Health department asks Santa Clara County students to make vaccine videos for cash prize Attorney General: Illegal pot edibles packaged in California as popular snacks ‘It's Irresponsible': Harsher Punishments For Illegal Dumping In San Joaquin County LAPD facing rise in violent suspects, hostage situations San Diego leaders consider taxing drivers per mile

KGO 810 Podcast
October 29, 2021: Nikki Medoro - Are offensive costumes getting more politically incorrect?

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 17:11


A high school student in Pittsburg, CA, dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member to school, and the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro asks what's an appropriate punishment or was it just a dumb kid following a dare? Is an offensive costume in the eye of the beholder? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro Podcast
October 29, 2021: Nikki Medoro - Are offensive costumes getting more politically incorrect?

The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 17:11


A high school student in Pittsburg, CA, dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member to school, and the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro asks what's an appropriate punishment or was it just a dumb kid following a dare? Is an offensive costume in the eye of the beholder? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Democracycast
10-21-2021 Reports from Sally,John & Mark

Democracycast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 24:42


Sally Gellert in New Jersey reports on the Ecologic program broadcast over Free Speech Radio WBIA in New York City. She is a co-host. They cover environmental issues both locally and globally, for example; electrification, people versus fossil fuels in Washington D.C., and the global climate summit in Glasgow Scotland.  https://wbai.org https://ukcop26.org    John Harvey in Pittsburg reports on technology including FaceBook's name change to Meta. Trump starting a new social media platform in 2022, but it was immediately hacked because of an incompetent implementation. Also, the democratization of telecommunications whose promise is compromised by the digital divide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide   Mark Taylor-Canfield in Seattle describes the local Arts scene and it's politically relevant contributions. Mark briefs us on Seattle's Art Walks which occur in several areas of the city. https://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-culture/2021/08/seattle-deconstructed-art-fair-2021    #WBIA#Ecology#facebook#DigitalDivide#TrumpMedia#SeattleArtwalk#SeattleArtScene   Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com #DemocracyHistory,#PressFreedom,#PublicNewspaperSubsidy,#InformationDemocracy,#NeedForDemocracy,#PeoplePower,#PowerOfThePeople,#Voting,#VoteWithFeet,#VotingModernDemocracies,#RightToVote,#RiseOfDemocracy,#DeclineOfDemocracy   Our website:  www.democracywatchnews.org  Our production team and theme music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnPeRDB3JTrr80N_NlLmUM7nEzrRejw8-5qFYd45W5M/edit?usp=sharing

The Bobby Bones Show
Wednesday Post Show (10-27-21)

The Bobby Bones Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 34:59


Bobby starts the post show by talking to Casper who is our program director in Pittsburg. He tells us about what his job is as a program director and how he met his wife doing radio. Bobby and Amy on feeling that you know people from Instagram but have never actually met them. We also talk about a strange Texas A&M Halloween tradition that looks like a cult. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Black Wine Guy Experience
Pittsburg Cambridge Back Again: Sarah Thomas's East Coast Swing from Cambridge to Le Bernardin and Beyond!

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 93:50


MJ's guest is veteran Sommelier, author and Co-Founder, and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah Thomas. Sarah was sommelier at acclaimed Le Bernardin. She is now the co-founder and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, where she brings together her lifelong passions for both food and books. The daughter of two south Indian immigrants, Sarah grew up in the rural town of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was surrounded by food from a young age. She would spend summers in Kerala visiting her grandparents, forming some of her earliest food memories. While working at various restaurants in Pittsburgh and then at Le Bernardin, Sarah obtained the prestigious Advanced Sommelier certification and was featured in the popular SOMM film series. Through her storytelling work with Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah hopes to create a confident character that other children of color can see themselves in, while also encouraging all kids to look at different foods and cultures with a sense of curiosity and compassion.Sarah's incredible passion for food, her Indian heritage and upbringing, shines through in her Kalmata's Kitchen books, events, online travel guides and when she speaks, to children and adults alike. In this episode, MJ and Sarah talk about her chance encounter with sommelier and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Le Bernardin, alongside Chef Eric Ripert, Aldo Sohm... and how she landed a job that very day! The two also discuss her summers growing up in Kerala, India, how Kalamata's Kitchen came to life, and the exciting projects she and co-founder Derek Wallace have in the works with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. This episode is packed with inspiration, jaw-dropping encounters and more. Grab a beautiful tall one and let's toast to this! A huge thank you to Sara Thomas! Follow him on IG @ess_thomasCheck out Kalamata's Kitchenhttps://www.kalamataskitchen.com/ Follow them on Instagram @kalamataskitchenThis episode's in studio wine:Chantereves Bourgone Hautes Cotes De Beaune 2019 ‘Paris L'Hopital'______________________________________________________________Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! Don't forget to subscribe and be sure to give The Black Wine Guy Experience a five-star review on whichever platform you listen to.For insider info from MJ and exclusive content from the show sign up at Blackwineguy.comFollow MJ @blackwineguy Thank you to our sponsor Skurnik Wine and Spirits, one of the most trusted names in wine for the past 30 plus years. Check them out: https://www.skurnik.com/ Love this podcast? Love the cool content? Get a producer like mine by reaching out to the badass team at Necessary Media. www.necessarymediaproductions.com@necessary_media_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Black Wine Guy Experience
Pittsburg Cambridge Back Again: Sarah Thomas's East Coast Swing from Cambridge to Le Bernardin and Beyond!

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 104:25


MJ's guest is veteran Sommelier, author and Co-Founder, and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah Thomas. Sarah was sommelier at acclaimed Le Bernardin. She is now the co-founder and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, where she brings together her lifelong passions for both food and books. The daughter of two south Indian immigrants, Sarah grew up in the rural town of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was surrounded by food from a young age. She would spend summers in Kerala visiting her grandparents, forming some of her earliest food memories. While working at various restaurants in Pittsburgh and then at Le Bernardin, Sarah obtained the prestigious Advanced Sommelier certification and was featured in the popular SOMM film series. Through her storytelling work with Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah hopes to create a confident character that other children of color can see themselves in, while also encouraging all kids to look at different foods and cultures with a sense of curiosity and compassion.Sarah's incredible passion for food, her Indian heritage and upbringing, shines through in her Kalmata's Kitchen books, events, online travel guides and when she speaks, to children and adults alike. In this episode, MJ and Sarah talk about her chance encounter with sommelier and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Le Bernardin, alongside Chef Eric Ripert, Aldo Sohm... and how she landed a job that very day! The two also discuss her summers growing up in Kerala, India, how Kalamata's Kitchen came to life, and the exciting projects she and co-founder Derek Wallace have in the works with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. This episode is packed with inspiration, jaw-dropping encounters and more. Grab a beautiful tall one and let's toast to this! A huge thank you to Sara Thomas! Follow him on IG @ess_thomasCheck out Kalamata's Kitchenhttps://www.kalamataskitchen.com/ Follow them on Instagram @kalamataskitchenThis episode's in studio wine:Chantereves Bourgone Hautes Cotes De Beaune 2019 ‘Paris L'Hopital'______________________________________________________________Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! Don't forget to subscribe and be sure to give The Black Wine Guy Experience a five-star review on whichever platform you listen to.For insider info from MJ and exclusive content from the show sign up at Blackwineguy.comFollow MJ @blackwineguy Thank you to our sponsor Skurnik Wine and Spirits, one of the most trusted names in wine for the past 30 plus years. Check them out: https://www.skurnik.com/ Love this podcast? Love the cool content? Get a producer like mine by reaching out to the badass team at Necessary Media. www.necessarymediaproductions.com@necessary_media_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Make Moves in Music (M3)
Mike Meiers: Emmy Award-Winning Composer & Guitar Coach

Make Moves in Music (M3)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 51:44


This week on M3 we're talking THE GUITAR as a vehicle for creative expression & success in the music industry! John's guest is Pittsburg-based Composer Mike Meiers. He is the host of the Songwriting For Guitar podcast, and an Emmy Award-Winning Songwriter & Producer. In this episode, Mike shares about his journey from being a kid learning to play guitar to realizing a life's purpose through the game-changing pursuits of coaching and collaboration. More Mike Meiers:Instagram @mike_meiersAbout The Songwriting For Guitar Podcast:Web: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/songwriting-for-guitar-podcast/id1527820620Join the Make Moves in Music movement:https://www.makemovesinmusic.comJoin Our Movers & Shakers on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/makemovesinmusic

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio
Cowboys Defeat Patriots at Gillette + Tomlin Angry at Officiating | 10/18 #1

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 72:23


Cowboys at Patriots: After Sunday's defeat to the Cowboys, Bill Belichick and his Patriots are 0-4 at home to start the season. This is the first time since Drew Bledsoe's rookie year (1993). Mike Tomlin gets heated in postgame interview when asked about his thoughts on the officials stopping the game play to review a catch in the last drive by Pittsburg.  Cleveland Browns: Mayfield claims he's alright in this post-game press conference. Las Vegas Raiders: After an emotional and drama filled week, the Raiders flew to 'Mile High' stadium and defeated the Broncos.

The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership
TCD Podcast: Rahul Sidhu, Spidr Tech - Ep44

The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:23


Rahul Sidhu is a graduate of the University of Pittsburg. He studied Emergency Medicine and was a paramedic and flight medic.  Moving to California,  He attended the Orange County Police Academy, and served as a police officer for the Redondo Beach, CA Police Department.  Rahul began a few businesses to bring technology innovations to policing, now extending to other public safety, courts and prosecutor's offices, and public sector agencies.  He has married his passions and love for public safety with the use of technology and AI to benefit ageiceis.    

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane
Jonny McGonigal From Pittsburg Post - Gazette Previews Pitt Vs VT

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 17:34


Jonny McGonigal From Pittsburg Post - Gazette Previews Pitt Vs VT by Ed Lane

Jesuitical
Life after the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history

Jesuitical

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 52:04


On Oct. 27, 2018, 11 people attending Shabbat services at the ​​Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg were killed in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history. In the weeks and months that followed, when the public's attention moved on, journalist Mark Oppenhiemer didn't look away. He made over 30 reporting trips to the Squirrel Hill neighborhood to understand how the oldest Jewish community in America was seeking to heal after the massacre. He shares the lessons he learned in the new book Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood. We talk to Mark about how this horrific attack affected the Jewish community throughout the country and why the media often fails to cover anti-Semitism in America. In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley discuss Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's recent meeting with Pope Francis. Plus, Pope Francis has cleared the beatification of Pope John Paul I, who, if canonized, would become the fifth 20th-century pope to be named a saint. We ask: Should we be canonizing so many pontiffs? Links from the show: Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood Pope Francis receives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in private audience Pope Francis clears the way for the beatification of Pope John Paul I Papal Saints What's on tap? Cajun Bloody Mary's, recipe courtesy of Kevin Acord Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pursuing Jesus
Turning the World Upside Down

Pursuing Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021


 In Acts 17 the believers are accused to "making trouble all over the world" or "turning the world upside down." From the changes we see happening in our world, we understand the feeling - we see people and groups that we feel are doing just that. How do we go about turning the world upside down for Jesus? Note: Reading Kavin Rowe's World Upside Down contributed to my thinking on this text.

Pursuing Jesus
Can You Sing in Jail?

Pursuing Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021


 After being beaten and thrown in jail, what do Paul and Silas do? They pray and sing praises to God. How do we become the kind of people who can sing in jail - or when our world is falling apart in other ways?

Pursuing Jesus
The Price of Freedom

Pursuing Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021


 Paul and Silas were willing to give up their own freedom so a slave girl could be free. (Acts 16)

Pursuing Jesus
Adventuring with Jesus

Pursuing Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021


 In Acts 16:1-15, we see Paul and his mission team:1. Completing the team membership 2. Discerning their next steps 3. Entering new territory

The WTF California Podcast
Kenny Returns, John Gruden Emails and Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Are the Misinformed

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 51:33


On this episode of WTF California Podcast, Kenny returns and the shenanigans are back. We touch on some local items from former Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks now in Idaho, Ellie Householder recall and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors tackling misinformation. We of course talk Las Vegas Raider Football and the John Gruden emails. Gavin Newsom signs 700+ bills and more. Articles from the Show Jon Gruden resigns as Las Vegas Raiders head coach Contra Costa County Could Declare COVID-19 Misinformation a Public Health Crisis L.A. moves to make amends for historical wrongs committed against Indigenous people; downtown park to be renamed Police tow car of Pittsburg man seen hanging out of sunroof during sideshow Fire in Isleton mobile home park burns 30 structures Gov. Newsom approves more than 90% of bills sent to his desk Lancaster standoff: 3 shot, suspect dead in hostage situation Newport Beach homeowner who shot and killed intruder is cleared of criminal wrongdoing Confrontations at Walnut Creek's Planned Parenthood clinic prompt talk of buffer zone Calif. mom who received $4.9M after police killed her son arrested for buying guns for other son, gang New program at Fresno State aims to amplify voices of marginalized people in our community Silicon Valley Discontent: 7 In 10 Say Quality Of Life Has Declined In Poll; 56% Considered Leaving

31 Thoughts: The Podcast
Eastern Conference Preview

31 Thoughts: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 61:48


Jeff and Elliotte preview the NHL's Eastern Conference by division in alphabetical order.  Metropolitan Division Carolina (3:30), Columbus (4:45), New Jersey (8:15), New York Islanders (12:10), New York Rangers (12:50), Philadelphia (20:20), Pittsburg (25:40) and Washington (28:20) Atlantic Division Boston (31:10), Buffalo (34:00), Detroit (39:00), Florida (42:10), Montreal (45:50). Ottawa (51:00), Tampa Bay (54:50) and […]

Larry Richert and John Shumway
Esther Bush, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburg

Larry Richert and John Shumway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 6:04


Esther was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the' “Women of Influence” awards.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rogue Learner
A Self Directed Career Path

Rogue Learner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 62:55


Guest  Vincent Pugliesi   Vincent is the founder of the Total Life Freedom Community. Living a life of freedom is of huge importance to Vincent and his wife Elizabeth. They homeschool their three boys, and believe that having control of your time, your money, and the work you do, leads to the ultimate life freedom. While teaching others to do the same, the movement of Total Life Freedom was born.   https://totallifefreedom.com Instagram @totallifefreedom1 Intro   Hey Everyone, welcome back to the Rogue Learner podcast. I have had a little break from publishing and I'm really grateful for you all having patience while I figure out my new rhythm here in the States. I don't know if I've said it before on the show, but my husband is still in Europe and will be joining us later in the year so the time I once had to allocate to the show is reduced to very little, especially now that things are opening back up and my kids have access to so many places and clubs that were once closed due to Covid-19. I'd like to start by thanking you all for being so supportive and kind as I transition into our new normal. I am confident I can continue publishing great episodes, in fact I've spent the last week interviewing more amazing guests, but I do think the frequency of my publishing will slow at least until my husband joins us. For now, I'll commit to one great interview a month, with the hope that I can do even more than that.    Some listeners have reached out to me to ask how they can support the show and I appreciate you wanting to help out. The show does cost money to produce, but I'd like to keep the information free to anyone who needs it. Still, if you like the show, get value from it, and have the means to support it monetarily, you can now do so by clicking the “Support Rogue Learner” link either in the show notes or from my profile on Instagram. I am eternally grateful for anyone who makes a contribution. The money will go directly back into paying for the domain, hosting, podcast distribution service and Adobe Audition subscription.    Another way to support the way if you provide a service to other homeschooling families is by advertising on the Rogue Learner website or adding a paid listing to the directory. You'll find the link in the show notes or in my Instagram profiles. Thank you!    Also, as a thank you from me t o you I always have a book giveaway going on. If you leave a written review on Apple (which you can do through iTunes btw even if you don't have an iPhone) and then send me a quick email with your screen name, you could win a copy of a book related to SDE. For every 5 reviews, I'll be giving away two new books, “Raising Free People; Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work” by Akilah Richards and “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?” by Blake Boles. Head on over to Apple Podcasts to leave an honest written review and get a chance to win one of these books!   I'm really excited to introduce today's guest. Vincent Pugliese is an entrepreneur who began his career in a very self-directed manner. Feeling as though he had no options in his 20's and no clear direction, he took up his father's advice to take on a photography class. In his story, you'll hear how he went from completely apathetic toward learning to deeply passionate about sports photography. What I find most incredible about him is that he is now using that knowledge he acquired regarding how people learn with his own three boys. I'm so thrilled that he took the time to chat with me and I think you'll feel the same way I did by the end of our conversation: motivated and inspired! And now, here is my interview with Vincent Pugliese from Total Life Freedom.  Show Notes   Jenna begins by welcoming Vincent to the show and thanking him for talking about his homeschooling experiences on the ChooseFI podcast, because it really inspired her to think more critically about the option to do the same for her kids.    Vincent says they are currently moving from Pennsylvania to Florida and they're able to do that based on the flexibility of their jobs and homeschooling. He says the kids started out going to traditional schools, but he and his wife didn't like that they didn't get to spend much time with their kids. They believe in following kids interests and focusing on learning, problem solving and entrepreneurship vs. a curriculum.    Jenna asks what sort of business ventures his kids are into right now. Vincent says his oldest son has always loved bugs. One day when they were playing baseball, his son said he didn't want to play anymore. While he was waiting on the sidelines, he caught a snake and everyone grew really interested in the snake and his son started teaching them about the snake. Vincent remembers at this moment that his son really stood out - he was unique. Everyone else was playing baseball and wearing the same uniform. It made him interesting because he was following his passion and interests.    His son ended up turning his love for bugs into a little business where he teaches people about his tarantula and lets them hold it  and collects tips. His middle son makes balloon animals for kids. They just got hired for a kids birthday party.    Vincent says his kids are learning how to be adults and doing adult things now. He doesn't really understand why we make kids wait until they're 22  years old before we let them start acting like “adults.”   Jenna jokingly says she's in the wrong profession! Vincent follows up saying his kids are being paid $200 for doing a 2-hour birthday party. Someone told his son that he'll be able to pay for college with all those earnings or not have to go to college at all!    Jenna adds that there's so much being gained by the kids working on their business ventures, but the communication skills are definitely being sharpened. She remembers having difficulty in her youth talking with adults, mostly because of a lack of confidence. She thinks she missed out on really valuable learning opportunities by not engaging with adults.    Vincent says the boys are motivated on their own to earn more money and get more customers. Vincent stresses to his boys that it's not about them, that it's about bringing value to others. Each client should walk away feeling happy and fulfilled in some way, whether that be a child with a balloon animal or an adult overcoming their fear of tarantulas and holding one. Building a good business is all about adding value to other people's lives.    Jenna asks Vincent to tell about his journey into each of his careers. Vincent's journey was very self directed and did not follow a traditional path. Additionally, he did not feel successful in public school. Vincent is a business coach today, and he tells his mastermind classes that they have to be okay having no road map. Of course, at the beginning, there may be some critical steps that everyone will need to take but at some point you'll need to become a problem solver,  innovator, and trailblazer.  Entrepreneurs are okay with failure. They learn from it. Vincent says he was always good at this in his youth.    His father suggested, one very late night, for him to try sports photography as a career. Vincent thought, “I've got nothing to lose” so he went ahead and began taking steps toward that career. Part of his training led him back to the classroom (college) and he was the best in his class. He was the best in his class - he wondered, how can I go from worst in class to best in class? He thinks it's because he had a real passion for it - he could see himself doing that job and thriving in it.    Jenna says that it's important to note that parents generally have some concern over whether or not  their child will ever choose a career path, but it does happen for everyone at some point. There will be something that comes into an unschoolers life at some point that motivates the young person to set goals and accomplish them. Don't worry. They will figure it out.    Vincent says he has listeners of his podcast Total Life Freedom, that reach out to him at age 33 and did exactly what they were supposed to do, followed a traditional path, and are miserable in their job. They may have a beautiful house, car, kids, etc but they hate what they do and don't know how to get out of it.    Vincent says unless his kids absolutely always love what they're doing, he hopes they will evolve and change their careers. Through new endeavors, you learn new life skills, communication skills, and business skills. He and his wife's “graduation criteria” revolves around financial goals because ultimately that's what will give them the foundation to lean into a career that they're passionate about. He doesn't want them to be so far in debt with student loans and such that they find themselves stuck, as he so often sees with his clients. Financial wisdom and emotional intelligence will allow you to do anything in life.    Jenna adds that many kids in elementary and secondary school lack the time and possibly resources to dive deep into various interests and passions which robs them of self-discovery. By the time they're of age to start thinking of their careers, they simply lack the experience and self awareness needed to decide on a path. Additionally, Jenna argues that living life provides you with real learning experiences that help you to better understand what it is you like doing and exposes children to so many types of ideas, subjects, passions, etc. Schools can't offer that in the same way - it's not flexible enough to accommodate each student in that way.    Vincent adds that compartmentalizing learning is not how the real world functions. His son, as an example, is really into tanks and building small versions of them and sells them. Through that one interest, he's learned about WWII, engineering, and commerce.    Jenna asks Vincent to tell us what happened after he got started in his photography career. Vincent went on to cover the Super Bowl, World Series, NHL championships and was awarded International Sports Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2003. His work has been published in nearly every newspaper around the globe. He eventually moved to Indiana where he met his wife, Elizabeth and they both began working for a small newspaper there. Although he really loved his job and won many awards for his work, he didn't enjoy having his schedule dictated by an employer. He wasn't earning much money when his wife became pregnant with their first child so Vincent decided they needed to have their own business. His dad gave him some great advice once again. He told him that he had a skill that he wasn't using. He was really good at photography and could be controlling his schedule and income but instead, he told Vincent he thought he was settling out for $15/hr and benefits.    He called his wife and told her they were going to start a wedding photography business. He says the first year was awful. Within three and a half years though, they had paid off all their debt, paid off their house and quit their jobs. That's when their life of freedom started. What am I growing, what am I building next, and what am I a beginner in are three important criteria for Vinent in his life.    Jenna says there's a ton of value gained from changing careers and passions throughout our lives and the skills learned from one path will ultimately be used in some way in the future goals and projects of the future. She herself has incorporated her photography business skills and writing skills into her podcasting venture and she continues to use her education background as a foundation for each of her endeavors as well. Jenna's son loves gaming and through gaming he's tried streaming on Twitch, creating a YouTube channel, and now coding. Learning isn't linear, it's more of a meandering stop and go joy ride.    Vincent says it's not talked about enough, this concept of skill stacking. Even if things don't work out, you can pull certain skill sets from one passion to another. Failure is experience. Too many people quit instead of using what they've learned.    Jenna asks Vincent what he thinks his kids would have missed if they had been in school. He says his kids would likely be missing out on being bullied at school. He gets asked, as we all do, about socialization and what he's noticed is that kids who homeschool have no qualms hanging out with kids much older or younger than them. In public schools however, 13 year olds can seem like an idol to a 12 year old, whereas an 11 year old would look like an idiot. He remembers this being the mentality in his own school-aged years.  He doesn't see that in homeschooling. He goes on to add that kids who have similar interests can interact in homeschooling, whereas in school and within a grade level, there may not be the opportunity for that.    School has also given Vincent's family the freedom to travel. They have spent the last 10 years traveling south in the winter and exploring the Southern United States. People have often asked him “Where are the desks?” and “Where do your kids do school?” To that, he says school is everywhere. Life is school. “School” happens whenever you want to learn. When people are willig to see that, the whole world opens up.    Jenna asks Vincent what he would do if one of his boys wanted to go to school. He says they would absolutely support that, in fact they've presented it as an option to try out. Whatever they want to do, they support.    Jenna says she asks because her daughter recently asked to go back to school. Her daughter enjoys the structure and finds the curriculum motivating. She thinks there are definitely people for which school suits.    Vincent says he has ADHD and believes two of his three boys may have it too. He says he never thrived in school. He never liked structure created for him by someone else. Some kids do love direction and structure and thrive in public school though. There should be a choice for kids who don't thrive there though. Some kids end up in detention and are told they're bad kids so having the option to choose a different environment for kids to learn in is vital to them accomplishing their learning goals.    Jenna asks Vincent what the best thing about homeschooling has been for his family. He says for sure it's the relationships; spending time together. Vincent and his family invented the “Beautiful Day Rule” which means that when the skies are blue in Pittsburg, they get their essential work done and then go do whatever they want that day. Recently, he and his son took the day off and stayed in a hotel for the night. They spent the day on paddle boats, at the arcade, swimming, and talking. His son said it was “the best day ever” over and over again. That is the greatest benefit of homeschooling; the relationships.   Helpful Resources Mentioned in Today's Show   Total Life Freedom   Total Life Freedom podcast   Choose FI   Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School by Blake Boles   Raising Free People by Akilah Richards   Anything You Want by Derek Sivers   Your Music and People by Derek Sivers   Discord   Support Rogue Learner   Advertise on Rogue Learner   Leave a Review

It Can’t Be That Bad
ICBTB‘s Highly Irrelevant | Zombie Pooh & Charlie Brown Ghost

It Can’t Be That Bad

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 62:08


IT'S ANOTHER TUESDAY WITH DA BOIZ, BADDIEZ. Happy October y'all! We talk about our past and future Halloween costumes, why Alejandro despises scary movies, Jack Nicholson and his cheese fries dilemma, and also confirm that P-Lo is the actual mascot for the Golden State Warriors. Christian talks about why he moved from Pittsburg to Benicia, and is nervous to have "The Talk" with his future kids. Alejandro tests Christian's sports knowledge and wants to teach kids how to curse. We talk about society is obsessed with serial killers and also do an improv scene about Charles Xavier and fake Fireball whiskey. Gross.     Check out our website at: https://www.icbtb.com   Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icbtbpodcast/   Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/it-cant-be-that-bad/id1470379470   Or listen to us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7FsYf47r7B8fyxgG9elgt9?si=o4k6CKcKS96N6k2t-_WBVw   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjEA7-SGoTV8a5_PfyrxDOg   Check out our sponsor, M3is3D! https://m3is3d.com   Check out our other sponsor, Wild Heart Stones! https://wildheartstones.com

Daybreak
Daybreak for October 5, 2021

Daybreak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 49:15


Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 1819-1867; born in Bavaria, he came to the United States in 1843; worked under St. John Neumann in Pittsburg; served in parish ministry in Maryland, and trained Redemptorist students; appealed to President Lincoln not to draft his students for military […] All show notes at Daybreak for October 5, 2021 - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

Crosscurrents
Firefighter Training Risks / Pittsburg Unified Lawsuit / New Arrivals: Annalee Newitz

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 18:46


Today, we learn how seasonal firefighters are getting sick, and even dying, during training. Then, we talk about how the ACLU is suing an East Bay school district for discrimination. And, a San Francisco author reads from their new book about ancient cities and their decline.

Pharmacy Podcast Network
The Next-Gen Pharmacy owner looks like Dr. Chris Antypas, PharmD | Pharmacy Crossroads

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 40:56


Chris Antypas, PharmD, pharmacy owner and health insurance expert, shares examples of ways pharmacy owners can partner with employers, brokers and pharmacist friendly PBM's to improve patient care.  Antypas is also interviewed by Robyn Amberg who works for the Tabula Rasa Healthcare division, PrescribeWellness.  One unique aspect of Antypas's career is that in addition to his ownership interest in Asti's South Hills Pharmacy, a high volume independent in the Pittsburg area he is also employed as the VP Pharmacy for Henderson Brothers, a large health insurance brokerage that helps employers all across the country purchase health insurance, and often, due to Antypas's involvement, advises employers select a policy that includes a PBM services that pay for enhanced care services such as the MedWise program from PrescribeWellness.  This episode is sponsored by PhactMI, learn more:  https://www.phactmi.org/news  About phactMI phactMI, a 501 (c)(6) corporation, is a collaboration of pharmaceutical company Medical Information (Ml) leaders that are dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals in their commitment to provide quality patient care. At phactMI, we understand that healthcare professionals have a wide range of medical information needs, and we are supportive of the spectrum of drug information providers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The WTF California Podcast
Antioch Begins Talk on Use of Force Policy, More Low Income Apartments Coming Near You

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 48:14


On this episode of WTF California, City of Antioch honors Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks as Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker abstains from that portion of the meeting. Governor Gavin Newsom signs multiple housing bills so get ready for more housing near you. Kenny talks about the EDD story about a Pittsburg roofer and calls BS. Santa Rosa lawmaker suggests sanctioned sideshows while Lodi City Councilman arraigned on money laundering charges plus more.   Articles From the Show: This is the most popular Halloween candy in the nation Antioch Council, police department, others honor outgoing Police Chief Brooks, offers his final remarks to staff, community Antioch Police Oversight Committee recommends policy banning restrains that can cause asphyxia on 5-0 vote Gov. Newsom signs more than two-dozen housing bills Governor signs affordable housing package as statewide eviction moratorium slated to end California treasurer often shared hotel rooms with employees After more than a year of hassles, East Bay roofer gets EDD backpay with one well-placed phone call Santa Rosa Lawmaker Proposes Plan For City-Sanctioned Sideshows Lodi city council member arraigned on money laundering charges ‘Appalling': Police Commission head denounces unvaccinated LAPD officers, ‘dubious' exemption claims Governor Vetoes Lorena Gonzalez Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave Benefits

Deep Background with Noah Feldman
Violence, Recovery and Modern Jewish Life with Mark Oppenheimer

Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 36:22


Writer Mark Oppenheimer spent the last few years documenting the recovery of Pittsburg's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, a historic Jewish neighborhood and site of the 2018 Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting. Oppenheimer discusses the history of Squirrel Hill, the lasting impacts of the attack, and what it means for American Jewish life today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Put on Waivers Podcast
Put On Raiders Podcast

Put on Waivers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 61:50


Ryan Holmes @rholm22 & Dwayne Douglas @RTpowPodcast talk NFL on the Put On Raiders Podcast NFL We review the win in Pittsburg then Preview the Dolphins game.  *We have top guests* In-depth analysis * Follow us on Twitter @cover3deep @rtpowpodcast @monstermashken @Oahu_raider808 @rholm22 @Jr_amato824* Text Line 858-299-5592

Cover 3 Deep Raiders Podcast
Put On Waivers Raiders Podcast

Cover 3 Deep Raiders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 61:50


Ryan Holmes @rholm22 & Dwayne Douglas @RTpowPodcast talk NFL on the Put On Raiders Podcast NFL We review the win in Pittsburg then Preview the Dolphins game.  *We have top guests* In-depth analysis * Follow us on Twitter @cover3deep @rtpowpodcast @monstermashken @Oahu_raider808 @rholm22 @Jr_amato824* Text Line 858-299-5592

The WTF California Podcast
Goofy Antics at Antioch Police Chiefs Retirement Party Plus Other State Tidbits

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 50:52


On this episode of WTF California podcast, we discuss the three protesters arrested during Antioch Police Chiefs retirement party in the City of Antioch. Antioch Police officers tased one man and took two other into custody. Appeals Court finds Contra Costa District Attorney's Office dismissed jury pool tied to race. PG&E power outages, City of Pittsburg and City of Oakland homicides plus more. Articles Referenced in the Show Three Protesters Arrested After Interrupting Antioch Police Chief Going Away Party Well-known Antioch activist charged with felony arson of police tribute at department; she says she was ‘singled out' Appeals court finds Contra Costa prosecutor's dismissal of Black woman from jury pool was ‘plainly tied to race,' overturns 2016 double murder conviction Thousands of PG&E customers without power after rain moves through Bay Area Pittsburg Police Investigating Sunday Morning Fatal Shooting One Dead, Three Wounded In Early Sunday Morning Shooting In Oakland's Uptown Neighborhood Oakland police misconduct: Nine disciplined in fallout from now-deleted Instagram account Police: Thieves target women in string of robberies on Stockton Boulevard Two former Stockton police officers indicted on felony charges in beating of teen Shooting death investigation uncovers illegal pot farm San Francisco and other water districts sue California over drought restrictions SF Mayor London Breed defends being maskless inside Tenderloin club California May Lose As Much As $337 Million In Federal Pandemic Rental Aid According To State Auditor's Office California's new single-family zoning law probably won't produce much new housing in San Francisco Man behind CA governor recall discusses effort's failure, future prospects California labor force down 1.1M workers compared to pre-pandemic level

VSiN Best Bets
Green Zone | September 19, 2021, Hour 1

VSiN Best Bets

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 52:00


In this hour of The Green Zone, Hosts Dave Ross and Wes Reynolds kick off the early games and monitor any big changes in games including key injuries like in Pittsburg where TJ Watt went down with a groin injury and how that might affect the second half, line. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
HJRP2903 Modern Settings and GMs and Players

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 48:50


hjrp2903 Your Hosts: Stu and Kurt In This Episode: Michael from Pittsburg writes in about running games in a modern setting.  And Aimless sends us a question (kind of a horror story) about mithrel armor.   

Volquest.com
Tennessee Football: Pittsburg postgame mini-pod

Volquest.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 10:21


Ben McKee, Eric Cain and Austin Price link up for a postgame podcast following the Pittsburgh loss.

The Tom Flip Key West Podcast

Festa makes a living playing music to people in bars. We discuss moving to Key West after living a real adult life in Pittsburg, no Brown Eyed Girl, summer gigs, the addiction problems of Key West, embarassing music of your youth, "Barry", up keys quietness, the Irma experience, the importance of free speech and more.Thanks to my sponsors@www.keyscoffee.co @www.22andco.com@www.pokeintherear.com@www.generalhorseplay.com

Comeback Stories
Ryan Clark's Comeback Story - Your Comeback Story Is Still Being Written

Comeback Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 54:17


Ryan Clark shares the lessons he learned from his near death experience and how facing death allowed him to realize how precious life really is. Ryan also tells the story of losing one of his oldest friends to suicide in college, and how that changed his perspective on life and why you shouldn't wait to be a better friend and person to those people in your life, because they aren't always going to be there. Ryan didn't grow up rich but he doesn't have a story of childhood adversity that many people do. Even at an extremely young age Ryan wanted to play football, to the point of preferring to watch a game in 8th grade instead of kissing his then girlfriend. Ryan's earliest memory of pain involved one of his oldest childhood friends. His friend took his own life and it was Ryan's first time dealing with the death of someone close to him. Up until that point, Ryan considered himself tough. At his friend's funeral, he recalls how angry his sister was and how confused he felt. It was his first true memory of pain. Up until that point, you think you have an infinite amount of time with the people that are close to you. Thinking back now, Ryan wonders if the questions his friend was asking him were actually an attempt to get Ryan to ask him the same questions. To start a conversation that could help. The emotion he dealt with most was regret and being upset at himself. It was the first time Ryan started to ask what kind of friend he is. This experience of pain allowed Ryan the introspection so he didn't have to relive the same relationship with his son. The person who mentored Ryan the most was his oldest first cousin, Gary Lewis. He would talk to him constantly about life and showed him that football is not just about the glamorous lifestyle, it's about the discipline and focus you need to get the things you want from life. He taught Ryan that even his time is valuable. Gary was the first man other than his father that had a huge impact on who he became. The adversities that Ryan has dealt with ended up being the greatest thing for him. He recalls a day where he felt like he was dying. After losing 20 lbs over a couple of weeks Ryan began shaking uncontrollably and truly believed he was going to die. He began praying for his wife and his family, and upon accepting his fate his shaking stopped. The doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him for weeks until he called a doctor in Pittsburg who ran a test. Two hours later Ryan was in the hospital and went through five procedures over the course of the weekend. Ryan had a Sickle Cell Crisis and by the time he got to the hospital, his spleen was four times larger than normal. One of the key lessons Ryan learned from his experience is that not everyone is built the same. The truth about concussions in the NFL was coming out around this time and it gave Ryan the perspective to understand the anxiety and depression that other player's were experiencing. All these experiences brought lessons in the loss for Ryan. Death can teach us how to live. Everybody's comeback story is unique to them and it's not so much about the story as what you take from it. It's important to value the stories of other people instead of trying to compete with each other. When telling his story, Darren tries to relay the message that you don't have to be perfect to impact the lives of other people in a positive way. The story doesn't stop when you overcome a trial. Everyday you have to wake up and defeat the obstacles in front of you. Even with millions of dollars, you have to overcome your bad habits, some of which get amplified by having money. We all want our story to be bigger. Ryan is grateful to simply be alive. He's also grateful to God for keeping his family safe, especially his mom. He's even grateful for the trials he's gone through, as a football player and off the field, and having to grow up once his football career was done. Losing his first passion led to Ryan having to find a new one. Now learning about the world and how he can help has become his new passion. For someone who's stuck, the first thing to realize is you shouldn't be embarrassed. It's never too late to start, but don't start too late. It doesn't matter what age you are, you can start feeling and being better right now, but don't put it off. Don't wait to feel better. Take action now, and you will feel better. You can't control how people see and value you and you can't control how you see and value yourself, just start. Ryan's comeback story shoutout goes to people who are still in their story and actively working to be better right now.

Offshore Explorer with Scott Dodgson

FugitivesI have found over fifty years of sailing around the world that fugitives of all sorts gravitate to boats as a way of hiding from authorities. I would know. I was a fugitive from myself yet not wanted by the law but so emotionally disconnected, my head put out a warrant for my heart. There is a beautiful disconnectedness about sailing. Ocean as far as the eye can see. I have met and been absolutely surprised by sailors I have discovered were fugitives from the law. I met Amos Hardy on the dock in Puerto Vallarta. I was coming into the slip from Cabo San Lucas after a rough, windy, and rainy couple of days across the mouth of the Gulf of California. I stood off in the bay while a squall roared through pushing the boat back out to sea. The squall lasted thirty minutes. The deck was washed of salt. The fresh tropical water spilled out of the gunnels. The tropical sun turned the whole place into a natural steam bath. I found the slip where I was going to stay for a couple of days. As I approached the slip, my mate, Alex stood ready with the lines. Fenders were down for a port too docking. That is when I saw Amos for the first time. He hustled off a 32-foot Bay Liner to catch our lines. He was dressed in a white business shirt, unbuttoned to the third button from the top. His shirt hung over his natural round belly. He was no athletic figure and never was. He was more pear shaped. He wore a pair of pink shorts and black loafers. This wasn't the outfit you expect from someone on the dock catching lines. He caught the bow line and started to pull the line very hard. I yelled at him to just tie it off. He looked up at me puzzled. I could see he wasn't comfortable with taking orders. He smiled a thin sort of smile. My mate stepped of onto the dock, my other mate, Joe, who was sleeping came up the companionway stretched and yawned, then hopped onto the dock taking the stern line with him. We kissed the dock oh so gently and Amos let out a cheer of “Well done Captain! I'm American!” I greeted him and thanked him for helping with the lines. He was nice. He asked where did I come from… Where was I going. He hoped I had a good trip down from the “USA.” You can always tell a new traveler, especially Americans they always seem ready to join other Americans, finding the foreign experience to taxing. Americans are not alone in this behavior. The English tend to flock. Amos invited us to his boat for a drink. We were happy to be on the dock after the rough ride. Amos spun us a story about his trip down the Baja. He drove his Bay Liner from Los Angeles. As he was telling his story, he ran his hands through his thinning hair. He was a stressed-out man trying to be cool. Alex told me later he felt sorry for Amos. He was way out of his element. I asked what did he think Amos's element was? Corporate was the simple answer. Amos asked us all out to dinner. Alex begged out of the dinner claiming a headache. Joe who was just 20 years old didn't want to hang out with his elders. I went with Amos to dinner. All through dinner he was searching out for threats. I could see he was wanting to confess something. Just before the main course of steak and potatoes he broke down and cried. He was an accountant for a school board. He stole money from the school board for years. He referred to the theft as salary compensation. He wasn't getting paid enough and he had to support is family. His wife spent too much and the two kids needed a lot of dental work. He didn't think anyone would notice. He added bills for a service company he owned but didn't do anything for a little over a million dollars of false building. He claimed his was going to pay it all back. It got out of hand. His supervisor approved the payments over and over again without asking why. I asked him if he had any of the money left? He had this relatively new Bayliner he was hoping to sell but instead he drove away from the dock and kept going and here is where he landed.  Anyone who has sailed the Baja coast knows there are not many places to get gas along the way. Those few gas stations are far enough apart that you need a bladder or barrels of fuel. Carrying gasoline on deck is a dangerous proposition. Diesel is okay, but gas that's just crazy. Much to his credit figured he wouldn't get far without doing something. At this point he was a fugitive. The Sherriff had gone to his door to arrest him. He dashed out the back door when he heard the knock. He was wearing his business suit and the shirt he had on. The shorts were own board. He drove down the 101 to the 405 and parked his car at the airport long stay lot. He took the bus back up to the marina. His biggest anxiety was that the sheriff's harbor patrol would be alerted, and he would be nabbed. He arrived at his slip in the dark. He started his boat and left quietly passing under the watchful eye of the sheriff's station. He headed South towards Mexico. He had his driver's license and six hundred bucks in cash and his credit cards.  This was the 80s and the instant reporting of your card was still delayed. Amos knew he need to use the cards before they were cancelled. He was desperate. He filled up in Ensenada. He was again lucky not to be caught or have his boat impounded. He used his driver's license to fill up saying he got off course and had mechanical trouble. He didn't know he was in Mexican waters and need fuel to go back to San Diego. This was a plausible excuse. He got his fuel. He made down to Turtle Bay. He arrived with fumes. The range at 10 knots is 346nm according to the brochure. Amos told me he was praying all the way. The next leg was to fuel in Mag Bay. Santa Maria is a little town where a few big sport fishing boats operate. I asked him if he had any charts? He didn't he relied on a book he bought at the Ship's Store the local chandlery. Sometimes ignorance is luck. He made it to Cabo San Lucas. He filled the boat and talked with a broker. The broker and ex-pat American told him he couldn't sell his boat because it was wanted along with the owner the US law enforcement. The broker told Amos he would tell the harbor master if he doesn't know already. He quietly advised Amos to get on his boat and go.  Amos ran out of the office in a panic. He drove is boat in the direction of Puerto Vallarta. The boat ran out of fuel 50 nm from the coast. He drifted for a couple of days. He confessed to me and to God that he was wrong. He promised he would turn himself in and take his medicine. He swore on his knees looking up to the heavens on a boat tossing in the ocean couldn't be a fugitive from justice. At that moment a Mexican fishing boat came by to see if he needed help. They towed him into Puerto Vallarta. His prayers were answered. Sort of…. The fisherman offered him a good price for the boat. He thought. Okay. He needed money right away. Half the value of the Bayliner was better than nothing at this point. When I sailed up and docked my boat, he was waiting for the fisherman to come back with the money. “Did you get the money?” I asked. “Yes.” He was smug about his affirmation. “That's great, isn't it?” I couldn't tell but I supposed he didn't get the money and he wasn't even able to afford this dinner.  Then he hit me with the bomb. “Can you take me with you?”The wind blew through the open-air restaurant. The iguanas screamed. The screeching sound of reptiles faded with the onset of a thunderous squall. Amos looked so helpless. I could see in his eyes I was his last bit of luck if I would just say yes. It was a big ask. Amos didn't know how risky taking a fugitive on board was for me and the owner of the yacht. Our side could and would lose everything. I would be jailed, and the boat impounded. I leaned over the table with soiled dishes, steak bones and chewed steak gristle. “Go home.” I whispered. “Be with your family.” “You are still young.” He was in tears. His big round sunburned cheeks glistened with tears of relief. He choked. He coughed. Gathering a deep breath with a wheeze he asked, “I'm not good at this fugitive life, am I?” I gave him money for plane ticket home and cab fare. I put him a cab and sent him off to face his consequences. I didn't hear about Amos for twenty years. He was discovered running a dive charter business in small island in Polynesia. He never went to the airport. He married a beautiful woman who came to dive from New York. He was recognized by a school board member when one of their friends were showing them pictures of their dive vacation.  Fugitives have narratives. Some fugitives are running from other powers and not the law. Teddy Rawlins is six foot three and solid as a rock. He looks more Sicilian than most Sicilians. He says he was Irish, English, and Bostonian as if Bostonian is a part of a genetic heritage. He wears a Boston Red Sox hat tilted back on his head. A black tuft of hair curls out from under the bill over his forehead. Deep set chocolate-colored eyes give him a sadness and vulnerability about his presence. Make no mistake he was anything but vulnerable. He was a predator. I was in a café in Antibes France drinking coffee and going through the Herald reading the American news. I was reading the box scores.I learned to read box scores from my grandfather who was a sportswriter. I could recreate the game in my head. The Phillies are my team for better or worse. They lost last night to Pittsburg, 2 to 1. They lost the lead in the eighth because of a hit batter by a rookie reliever. The next batter hit a double driving in one run making it 1 to 1. With the pitcher batting, why was the starting pitch still pitching and batting no less? I found the box score from the day before where they played a double header both went into extra innings. He was the last guy standing. The pitcher hit a single and drove in the run. Final score 2 to 1. A shadow fell over the paper. With the sun at his back, he stood over me like a gunslinger from and Italian spaghetti western and said, “Who's you rooting for?” “I'm a Phillies fan.” “Good.” A guttural “good” exhaled like the air from a punch to the gut. “If you were a Yankees fan, I wouldn't be your friend.” He sat down across me. “You from Philly?”I said yes and he launched into a story about driving to Philly in a school bus with his band. He played guitar. His thick hammer like fingers made me doubt the truth of statement. Later I learned he was actually a pretty good player. They were on their way to Florida when they when they ran off the road in a snowstorm. The bus happened to have a ton of pot in false compartments in the floor of the bus. The band left the bus in the middle of a cloverleaf exit and walked to a holiday inn. The left a note that they might be back after the storm. They stayed in the Holiday Inn and played in the lounge for a week. The band who was supposed to play was stuck in Altoona in a snowstorm. Teddy would go on and on with stories. Most were very funny, almost always there was drugs, rock in roll, and mishap. If Terry liked, you, he really was a loyal friend. If he, didn't you were lower than scum. Discerning the truth about Teddy was like reading a box score to a baseball game. The information was there in names, positions, innings, hits, type of hits, runs scored, RBIs, innings pitched, etc. The truth as much as I could discern after hundreds of hours of hanging out with Teddy was something like this. Teddy grew up with a kid nicknamed “American Express” because he was welcomed everywhere. He was the son to a notorious gangster. Teddy got sucked into that world. Teddy started a construction company to build houses in the Boston area. Teddy was a master cabinet maker. He was so good with wood he built many redesigned cabinets on mega yachts. He is in demand. American Express was his partner and borrowed the money from his father the gangster so he and Teddy could buy land and build houses. The deal went sideways from there. American Express didn't work with Teddy. He preferred to do coke and play in the band. When the loans came due Teddy was responsible. American Express had spent most of the money on coke. The mobster father wasn't going to press his degenerate son, so he blamed Teddy for everything. One day while on a building site, Teddy was installing cabinets in the kitchen when two mob thugs showed up to teach him a lesson. The lesson went all wrong. Teddy defended himself. He put both thugs in the hospital. He walked away from the site and boarded a plane for Europe. He settled in Antibes. At first, he kept a low profile. After a while his mother had extracted a promise from the next-door mob boss to leave her son alone. He made one stipulation that he never see his face again in Boston. Teddy has lived in Antibes for the last thirty years a fugitive. Fugitives come to be fugitives because of different kinds of crimes. Amos was a really a con man. Teddy wanted to preserve his life from predictable retribution. David Taylor on the other hand was a thief, possibly a murderer, with absolutely no redeeming morality. He was bad. He was in every sense of the word a pirate. David Taylor was wanted by Interpol and Scotland Yard for robbing a bank, theft of boats, and suspected murder. I didn't know all these nefarious acts when I first met David. I learned about them when an Interpol agent stopped by my boat while I was fueling my boat in Antigua. I had just crossed from Europe and David was one of my crew. We arrived two weeks earlier. I hadn't seen him since he got off the boat. He had a British passport. I cleared him with the rest of the crew. The Interpol agent a Belgium man who looked like a policeman with his black dress shoes, slightly scuffed and low on the heels, a tie and a sports jacket that was never in style no matter he thought. He was completely out of his comfort zone in the yachting world. He asked me where he was going? I didn't know. But the agent seemed to be suspicious of me for aiding a known felon. David said thanks for the ride and left. I saw him briefly speaking with another skipper outside the Incanto Restaurant.  The agent told me what he was wanted for, and I was shocked. He was considered dangerous. I had just spent a month and a half with the man, and I didn't see that coming. In the yachting world there are lots of people wanting to escape from their world. Lots of 20 and 30 somethings who started down the corporate path only to get frustrated with their progress and take a hiatus crewing and traveling the world. David seemed like that sort of guy. He was clean cut. Blond hair blue eyes five-foot ten, athletic build, quick with a smile. The Agent's description of David. I could see David in a corporate setting. He was bright and articulate. He spoke fluent Spanish and French. He was well educated or as he said ironically as well educated as the English school system would allow a coal miner's son. David was a good sailor. You can always tell very quickly experienced sailors. They take to the task whether trimming a sail, hoisting an anchor, or helming. I knew David was my kind of people or so I thought. My family came from Wales. My Great Grand Father was an orphan from the Isle of Man. He was brought to America by a Dutch family who gathered kids to work for the family in the coal mining business in Scranton. My great grandfather, Nathan was indentured until he was 25 years old. Like other kids from a working background, he was very savvy in the ways of the world where his classmates from upper income families were not. He spoke of having a daughter. He was sad he had to be away from her, but his ex-wife made life impossible for him. He decided one day to take a break from all the pressure of modern life and find his footing. I liked the concept of finding one's footing. Some people don't possess the disposition to be on the sea. They find land as a better place, but a man with sailing in his blood finds a rolling and pitching deck of a ship the perfect place for finding his footing in life. David understood. I met him in Rhodes Greece. I was looking for crew to come to the Caribbean. He was quick to sign on. I felt I was lucky to have him. Finding experienced crew can be difficult. In all my crossings looking for competent deliver crew as a major task. I tried agencies and they didn't work. I liked picking up guys and sometimes girls with enough competence and personal responsibility to stand watch while I get some shuteye. David demonstrated his skills on the deck and navigating. He asked the right questions and became maybe one of the best mates I ever had over 50 years of sailing with crews. I have heard plenty stories about men whose lives went wrong on land who come to the sea to live a wonderful productive life. They may be a bank robbing, thieving, murderer on land, but on the sea, they are the perfect sailor. This is not an unusual story. I hoped it wasn't true.Before the Agent stepped off the fuel dock. He walked on the dock like one walks on ice. I said you will never catch him. The Agent nodded saying we will.  The years passed as they do. Moving from one side of the Atlantic to the other. Plenty adventures stacking them on top of one another blurring the memories. The image of David hoisting the main stayed in the fore front of my memory. Maybe it stayed because he was accused of such violent crimes. I don't know. I wanted to trust my instinct believing that he was falsely accused, but why did he run? Does running prove guilt? There is a certain logic to it.  I grew up in Philly. I spent the last two years of high school in Bay Village Ohio. Home to the Dr. Sam Shepard murder. For those who don't know the brilliant brain surgeon Dr. Sam Shepard was accused of killing his wife. He couldn't prove his innocence for years. Eventually he did. The television series the Fugitive staring David Janssen and the movie by the same name stared Harrison Ford are based on this sensual murder. I lived a couple of doors down from where the murder took place. I have always been amenable to the escapist story. I later caught a glimpse of David in Trinidad sailing a catamaran. He was alone from what I could see. I called to him. He turned and looked in my direction and waved. I am sure he recognized my boat and me for that matter, but he was working a new narrative to say he was free.    Listen to past episodesOffshore Explorer Ships LockerFollow us on FacebookBuy us a coffeeSupport us on Patreon

Holy Crap It's Sports
Holy Crap It's Sports 333 AUGUST 25 2021

Holy Crap It's Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 62:23


Braves haven't won since last Sunday & still pick up a half game, Phillies Rhys Hoskins out for rest of season, how the Pittsburg(h) Pirates got their name, the worst pitcher in MLB history but a great guy, Robert Griffin III is a savant I hope, new CFB rules to annoy you, Orgeron Bowl, Dolphins-Browns-Falcons, George of the Jungle goes Kite surfing, 2 great stories about George Foreman & Muhammed Ali & the real reason Sonny Liston took a toss, DeChambeau v Koepka Feud put on hold for sake of the country, petedavis.buzzsprout.com, Pete's Tweets, This Day in Sports History. Come for the Harlem Globetrotter who took a bribe or two to throw a fight, stay for how to survive a runaway kite surfing incident (Hint: It involves letting go) 

Dussé and Backwoods
Dussé & Backwoods EP. 55 "VERTICAL INTEGRATION" Ft. (Parris Lavon) & (Chill On Tha Track)

Dussé and Backwoods

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 68:36


Welcome to Dussé and Backwoods, the bougie ebonics podcast. I'm your host TUNDEEEEEE!! Aka Chocolate Papí aka TunGotJokes Twitter/IG/FB: @Tungotjokes Special Guest: @ParrisLavon @ChillOnThaTrackk On this season finale episode Tun sits down with two of his friends, one which is a rapper, the other who is a producer, by the name Parris Lavon and Chill On Tha Track. Tun met the two artists out here in LA and built a close bond with each one individually, because of the similarities and struggles they all had in common not being natives of Los Angeles. The conversation starts by Tun bringing up how Parris is from Waldrof, Maryland and Chill is from Pittsburg, California, which are two places most people haven't heard of. Both Parris and Chill go on to give details about their environment and what growing up in those environments were like and what motivated them to move to LA. Parris reveals that he lived in New York for 6 years before moving to LA and that kind of gave him a bit more preparation to actually making the transition to LA. After the "Smoke Break" Tun brings up the intriguing topic of "Dating in LA', were he then gets Chill's perspective on the difference between women from "The Bay" and women from "LA". And of course we can't leave out of famous MFK segment, where we choose from Actress Taraji P. Henson, Actress & Writer Issa Rae and Comedian & Actress Tiffany Haddish. Our listeners are in for a treat like always, this is one you do not want to miss! So sit back and enjoy the crazy world of Dussé and Backwoods. Yay! Yay!

Disrupted Thought
Dead Last Though

Disrupted Thought

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 57:18


Tune in as Aaron and Rashad tackle the most talked about topics every week from a perspective of 2 men, different generations, different experiences but the same love for people and truth. Tune in to Disrupted Thought!5:28 Comments14:28 Milk Crate Challenge 19:12 Sha'carri Richardson29:44 Haiti and Afghanistan38:00 Aaliyah Streaming42:19 Fight in Pittsburg 

Better Than Sex Podcast
Episode 68: Smoked!

Better Than Sex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 111:02


This week we talk about Kanye vs Drake beef, Kendrick's final TDE album, Awkwafina cancelation. Sha'carri Richardson, Marvel's What if episode 2, R. Kelly Trial update, Aaliyah One in a Million album on streaming, Monica Lewinski/ Bill Clinton FX Impeachment series biopic trailer dropping, Superman & Lois Series, The Pittsburg steelers fans viral fight video and MUCH MORE! only on the Sunday Dinner Podcast, grab a plate. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Ann & Phelim Scoop
Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funded Organ Harvesting With David Daleiden

The Ann & Phelim Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 41:48


We are joined by David Daleiden who shares with us an important update on the organ harvesting happening with YOUR tax dollars at the University of Pittsburg. David Daleiden has been on the cutting edge of guerrilla pro-life journalism and he gives us everything you need to know about the disturbing and horrifiic "tissue bank" that the media doesn't want you to know about. Also on this week's episode, we are joined by John McGuirk of Gript.Ie to discuss the hypocrisy of our wold leaders during this public health nightmare. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Gs-lT1JkS4 Donate to My Son Hunter: https://mysonhunter.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ap-scoop/message