On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the bizarre disappearance and murder of 67-year-old, Dexter Stefonek, while driving across the country. Case Sources: The Montana Standard, “Body identified as Wisconsin man,” March 20, 1986 The Montana Standard, “No clues in missing man case,” November 22, 1985 Ravalli Republic, “Missing man,” November 21, 1985 Kalispell Daily, “Missing Wisconsin man's vehicle burns,” November 21, 1985 Green Bay Press-Gazette, “Missing Onedia County man on way home when car found,” by Press-Gazette The Billings Gazette, “Denver hypnotist to probe for details in death case,” by Gazette Glendive Bureau, April 22, 1986 The Billings Gazette, “Corpse may be missing driver,” by Evelyne Donkersloot, March 10, 1986 billingsgazette.com, “Dexter Stefonek,” by Gazette Staff, March 31, 2017 Wausau Daily Herald, “TV show features Rhinelander murder,” April 8, 1989 montanarightnow.com, “Montana Murder Mysteries: Bad Route Rest Stop Killing,” article and video, by ABC FOX Montana News Staff, September 23, 2019, updated January 8, 2021 montanarightnow.com, “stefonek photo,” September 25, 2019 unsolved.com, Dexter Stefonek distinctlymontana.com, “Unsolved Montana Murders,” by Joseph Shelton, October 3, 2022 missoulian.com, “1985 Montana rest stop murder still puzzles law enforcement,” by Tom Lutey, August 27, 2018 theslowlane.com, “Sign to Bad Route in eastern Montana Along I-94” ancestry.com, Vivian Stefonek The Billings Gazette, “Sheriff checks leads in Glendive slaying, “ by Jill Sundby, April 25, 1989 medium.com, published in True Crime Addiction, “Bad Route Rest Stop Murder,” by Lisa Marie Fuqua, January 22, 2021 simmondskimberly.wordpress.com, “Bad Route Road” findagrave.com, “Dexter William Stefonek” google maps projectcoldcase.org, “Cold Case Homicide Statistics” Glendive Ranger Review.com, web.archive.org, “Thirty-year-old Bad Route Rest Are Murder Case Remains Unsolved,” by Jason Stuart, November 30, 2015 Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Alison, Liz, and Rebecca welcome another guest to the pod—Sasha Buchert, senior attorney and director of the Non-Binary and Transgender Rights Project for Lambda Legal. Sasha guides us through a discussion of the history of transgender rights in the courts, the current legislative attacks on trans people we are seeing across the country, and the litigation to overturn anti-trans laws. Background Lambda Legal Sasha Buchert's bio “Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins at Thirty” by Sasha Buchert Examples of Court Decisions Supporting Coverage of LGBT-Related Discrimination Under Title VII Cases Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1988) Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) Lusardi v. McHugh (2015) Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board (2021) Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County, Florida (2020) B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education (2023) L.E. v. Lee (2023) Soule et al v. CT Association of Schools et al. (2023) Bridge v. Oklahoma State Department of Education (2022) Schroer v. Billington (2008) Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Becerra (2022) Resources American Atheists Sign up for action alerts State Legislation Tracker FFRF Sign up for action alerts Lambda Legal events How to Contact Your Elected Officials Check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Our website, we-dissent.org, has more information as well as episode transcripts.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Danny Meyer grew up in a family that relished great food and hospitality. Thanks to his father's travel business, which designed custom European trips, Danny spent much of his childhood eating, visiting near and far-off places, and sowing the seeds for his future passion. In 1985, at the age of 27, Danny opened his first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, launching what would become a lifelong career in hospitality.Thirty years later, Danny's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) comprises some of New York's most beloved and acclaimed restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Maialino, and more. Danny and USHG founded Shake Shack, the modern-day “roadside” burger restaurant, which became a public company in 2015. USHG also offers large-scale event services, foodservice solutions for public and private institutions, industry consulting, and educational programming.Under Danny's leadership, USHG is renowned not only for its acclaimed restaurants but also for its distinctive and celebrated culture of Enlightened Hospitality. This guiding principle of prioritizing employees first and foremost has driven and shaped USHG's ongoing evolution from a small group of restaurants into a multi-faceted hospitality organization.Danny and USHG's diverse ventures have added to the hospitality dialogue in many contexts including dining options in museums, sports arenas, and cultural institutions, as well as prescient investments in burgeoning neighborhoods.Danny's groundbreaking business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times Bestseller, articulates a set of signature business and life principles that translate to a wide range of industries. A celebrated speaker and educator, Danny has set industry standards in areas such as hiring practices, innovative leadership, and corporate responsibility and addresses a wide range of audiences on such topics around the country.Danny has been generously recognized for his leadership, business achievements, and humanitarianism, including the 2017 Julia Child Award, the 2015 TIME 100 “Most Influential People” list, the 2012 Aspen Institute Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership, the 2011 NYU Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City, and the 2000 IFMA Gold Plate Award. Together, Danny and USHG's restaurants and individuals have won an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, including Outstanding Restaurateur (2005) and Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America (1996).Danny and his wife, Audrey, live in New York City and have four children.In this episode, Michael and Danny discuss how to build a company culture, tips for working in the service industry, and why you should never ask someone “How are you?”
Robbin Mangano is the incredible Founder of not just one company, but two - Wave Collective, a boutique full-service agency & The Golden Cod, a retailer for high end jewelry and clothing all made my local artists. Robbin is an expert when it comes to social media strategy as well as public relations but she's also an enormous advocate for the importance of solidifying your personal brand. So many interesting, inspiring, and helpful tips this episode. Robbin Mangano: https://www.instagram.com/robbinmangano/ The Wave Collective: https://www.instagram.com/wearewavecollective/ The Golden Cod: https://www.instagram.com/thegoldencod/ Thirty Flirty Surviving: https://www.instagram.com/thirtyflirtysurviving/
Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan
This episode covers the fate of Nimna, aka Mimana or Imna, and the general destruction and subjugation of the various states on the Korean peninsula between Silla and Baekje, along with the rise of Silla as a a true power. Using references in the Samguk Sagi along with the Nihon Shoki we will try to puzzle out just what was happening in this chaotic but important period. For more, see https://sengokudaimyo.com/podcast/episode-82 Rough Transcript: Welcome to Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan. My name is Joshua and this is episode 82: The Fate of Nimna. Before we get into this episode a few notes. First off, this episode deals with war and with the trauma that brings, to include issues of death, sexual assault, and enslavement. I'll try to be delicate, especially where we don't need it to get the larger story, and perhaps reference some of it more fully in the show notes at SengokuDaimyo.com/podcast, so go there for more information. That said, I don't want to just gloss over it, either—these were violent times and history often deals with subjects we'd rather not talk about. We just don't have to sensationalize it, either. As we discussed last episode, we are into the reign of Ame Kunioshi, aka Kimmei Tennou. According to the dates given in the Nihon Shoki, Ame Kunioshi, the youngest son of Ohohodo no Ohokimi, aka Keitai Tennou, reigned from 539 to his death in 571. Thirty two years is a respectable reign for any sovereign, especially considering that two of his half brothers had taken the throne ahead of him. Add to this the thought that he may have been co-ruling in some capacity even before then and it is little wonder that he has quite the entry in the Chronicles. And yet, most of his entry is taken up with an almost singular focus on one thing: Nimna, the polity on the Korean peninsula that is also known as Mimana in Japanese or Imna in modern Korean. We've talked about Nimna in the past, and it is more than a little controversial. Sometimes it is ignored as a complete fabrication of the Japanese chroniclers, and other times it is equated with the larger Kara confederation. I suspect the truth lies in a complicated middle ground that cannot be fully explained as we only have external accounts regarding its existence. For my part, I think there is enough evidence to suggest that Nimna was a real place, and a place of some import, as it shows up in things like the Gwangaetto Stele, as well as in some of the Sinitic records as well, so it isn't something that the writers completely made up. At the same time, any talk of “Mimana Nihonfu” suggesting direct control by Japan or Yamato is just as likely made up to support Yamato's own causus belli, and may have even been included in some of the earlier documents that the Chroniclers themselves were drawing from. There is also the possibility that the term “Nimna” was no longer in use, but still referenced by Yamato, much as they tended to refer to anything in the Yangtze river basin as Kure, or Wu, referencing an old dynasty that had long since been supplanted by others. A lot of what we read about Nimna comes from the Baekje records that the Chroniclers frequently quoted. Unfortunately, there is no extant copy of this record, and all that we have is the fragments quoted in the Nihon Shoki, where the Chroniclers frequently embellished the accounts. They would often equate, for instance the Wa ethnonym—that is the term “Wa” used to refer to people of ethnic Wa descent—as an automatic reference to actual subjects of Yamato. It is much more likely that there were a variety of ethnic Wa polities—or at least multi-ethnic states with a sizeable Wa population—on the peninsula and the archipelago, outside of those territories directly controlled by Yamato, though by the time the Chroniclers were writing Yamato really was the only “Wa” polity around, at least of any major consequence. At the time, though, Yamato likely held a place of prominence and even immense influence across the various Wa polities on the archipelago and, possibly, on the peninsula, but things weren't as cut and dried as we tend to think of it regarding states and countries today. It is quite possible—even likely—that Nimna was important to Yamato, and most especially to the trade that occurred between Yamato and the rest of the continent. Based on various descriptions, Nimna, or the territory defined as such, bordered both Baekje and Silla, and it may have been made up of smaller polities, possibly with a core polity of Nimna at its head. I could even conceive that there may have been a semi-permanent Yamato embassy set up in Nimna—and possibly with the various other polities as well, though the idea that Yamato was actually controlling these states seems to be too much overreach, to me. Prior to 539, we are told that Nimna had been incorporated into Silla's territory, around 532, and Aston notes that in the Tongkam the name “Nimna” doesn't show up after that date. This is also one of the dates generally accepted for the end of any independence of the Kara confederacy as a whole, and when Geumgwan Kara is said to have submitted to Silla. As for the presence of ethnic Wa people on the peninsula, that does seem fairly well-established, assuming some accuracy to the Baekje record being quoted in the Nihon Shoki. There are several members of various families listed in the accounts that feel as if they are clear references to people of ethnic Wa descent. These are listed alongside other family names—likely of Baekje, Silla, or similar backgrounds. People like Mononobe no Makamu, who is listed as having the Baekje court rank of “Siteok” and who is being sent by Baekje with another envoy, whose name is something like Chinmu Kwimun. There is also a “Ki no Omi” who is listed as a Baekje envoy with the Baekje court rank of “Nasol”, who was also sent with other Baekje envoys to the country of Ara, or Alla. There is speculation by a later commentator that Ki no Omi may have been the son of a courtier who had been sent on one of the expeditions from the archipelago, and a Baekje woman. Then there is “Charomato”, who apparently was born of a “Korean” mother—likely meaning ethnically from the peninsula, but not of Wa descent. Charo Mato held the title of Ohomuraji, meaning the head of a prestigious family, but also held the rank of Namanye in Silla and went around wearing quote-unquote “foreign dress”, and yet the records still identify him as being of Wa descent. While we've discussed the possibility that there were enclaves of Wa in the peninsula since ancient times it is also possible that members of families from the archipelago emigrated to the peninsula for one reason or another. For example, we have Kawachi no Atahe. This individual is noted in the Chronicles as the “Japanese authority” in the country of Ara, sometimes called Alla, which was one of the polities that was apparently lumped into the larger Kara confederacy. At the same time, it looks like Kawachi no Atahe may have been someone who had been exiled from Yamato—or somewhere in the archipelago—suggesting that he wasn't actually a “Japanese authority” but rather that he was probably a local official who happens to be of Wa descent. In the case of a name like “Kawachi no Atahe”, that certainly appears to be a locative in the Yamato area, of course, but the whole story leaves me with questions. Now, as I stated, much of this information comes from the Baekje records that the Chroniclers then embellished. For example, the Chroniclers couch almost all of Baekje's interactions as being subservient to Yamato, rather than as those of an independent ally, and so as we look at this account, I'm going to try my best to address what is going on without too much of the Chroniclers' biases coming through. But without independent confirmation from another source, that can be somewhat difficult, as many of the stories here are not found in the remaining records in the Samguk Sagi or Samguk Yusa, for example. Now I'd like to start with something out of the Samguk Sagi, which tells us that in 502 the country of Silla finally came to be known by that name. Up to that point it had been known as Sara or Saro, evolving as it had from a coalition of about six city-states on the eastern edge of the Korean peninsula. As you may recall, during the reign of Ohodo, aka Keitai Tennou, there was discussion of Yamato hosting talks in Ara around 514. In reality, those were probably talks hosted by Ara itself, which seems to have risen to some prominence at this point. We talked about that back in episodes 76 and 77. Later, in 529, Baekje gained access to a port to better facilitate communication with their ally, Yamato. This is presented as a gift by Yamato to Baekje, but apparently the King of Kara had other ideas. They had already been on friendly terms with Silla since at least 527, and it seems that after this they turned even more towards Silla's embrace. Indeed, the Silla annals in the Samguk Sagi tell us that Geumgwan Kara requested a Silla princess around this time, an event that is also recorded in the Nihon Shoki, and would suggest that they were looking for a marriage alliance to cement their position with their powerful Silla neighbor. What began as a marriage alliance, however, quickly turned into outright subjugation by 532. Ara, likewise, seems to have been in Silla's sphere of influence, if not outright subjugated, by that point, at least if the Nihon Shoki is to be believed. Many considered this the point at which the Kara confederacy had been dissolved, though some histories consider that the individual polities retained some level of independence, resisting complete absorption for another generation or two, until about the early 560s. In the current reign, things start out in 540, one year into Ame Kunioshi's rule. King Seong of Baekje brought together a bunch of representatives of the smaller polities, ostensibly to talk about re-establishing Nimna. This is sometimes known as the Sabi conferences, named for the Baekje capital where they likely occurred. Against the backdrop of Silla expansion, Baekje wanted to prop up some of the buffer states in between the two kingdoms. They urged on Nimna at multiple times to re-establish themselves, promising aid, but Ara seems to have balked and suggested a more diplomatic route. This may have been because they were already on the side of Silla—Baekje certainly makes that accusation of Kawachi no Atahe, who held some influence in Ara. The Chronicles claim Baekje did this to carry out the whim of the Yamato court. In fact, however, it is much more likely that they were playing their own chess game with Silla. The extent to which their ally, Yamato, was actually involved is hard to say. Certainly we have examples of Baekje and Silla making their own alliances. For example, in 525, Baekje records that they exchanged gifts of friendship with Silla, though Best, who translated the records, suggests that this may be misplaced, chronologically, as there is no corresponding record in the Silla annals of the Samguk Sagi. Then of course in 530, the Nihon Shoki notes that Silla and Baekje teamed up against a rogue Wa commander, Kena no Omi, but then in 537, we have Yamato supporting Baekje against a supposed Silla-Goguryeo alliance. All of these shifting alliances make the accounts read like two very different stories that have been intertwined. On the one hand is the story of Baekje, trying to help the mighty Yamato restore the innocent country of Nimna, despite the pernicious interference of the irreverent Silla. On the other hand we see friendly—or at least tolerable—relations between Silla, Baekje, and Yamato, each agreeing to meet with each other and even ally with the other as the need arose. Unfortunately, we aren't given many of the deeper thoughts or reasonings, but I lean towards discounting many of the stories that make Silla out to be the bad guy for everything. In fact, it is much more believable that, rather than overarching themes it was a much more complicated and even local situation, where alliances were more matters of convenience and where even during war the various states kept up some kind of dialogue. In addition, we have to remember the biases of Chroniclers who knew what was coming—in the 7th and 8th century it was Silla who was Yamato's rival, and so here we see them, with the benefit of hindsight, building up to that conflict, which may mean an overemphasis on the threat Silla posed at the time. As for ethnic Wa involvement in events on the peninsula, while they were not all the responsibility of Yamato, there may be more than a few that were. After all, there were those from Yamato who had been sent on raiding parties and in warbands for one reason or another over the past couple centuries. Then there were various envoys, who could spend considerable amounts of time in a foreign land and even settle down and have kids. There was also likely another reason for people to move from the archipelago, which was the expansion of Yamato's own power. As Yamato exerted greater and greater centralized control, anyone on the outs with the ruling authorities may have wanted to seek refuge elsewhere, and given the fluid nature of things at this point in time, it doesn't seem unreasonable that they may have moved to Baekje, Silla, or even to some of these states in between. Once there, if they had administrative experience, perhaps they were able to find a place for themselves in their new home's own government structure. The Nihon Shoki records plenty of examples of Baekje, Silla, and even Goguryeo people coming to live in the island chain, so why wouldn't some people go in the other direction? This could also explain Yamato's own somewhat laissez-faire attitude towards Baekje's considerable entreaties to get a handle on the various Wa people on the mainland, given that they probably had no way to actually compel them to return, let alone listen to what they said. This was likely a source of consternation for the peninsula, much as various pirates and similar independent adventurers would be in later centuries, when the central government often could not, or simply would not, rein in the excesses of those on the periphery. The Yamato court may have also endorsed the behavior of these various Wa folks to some extent. There are hints that they were in close contact with Silla as well as Baekje, though the relationship does feel more tense, in general. We have to remember that our Chronicles are largely from either early Japanese sources or from Baekje sources viewed through an early Japanese lens. Meanwhile the Samguk Sagi tends to take a very pro-Silla point of view, while the other entities involved don't get much of a voice at all. Speaking of which, there are three other polities mentioned in the attempt to reestablish Nimna and to allow the various members of the Kara confederation to have their independence back. One of these we know as “Teokkwithan”, which we are told lay between Kara and Silla, and so without aid from a powerful neighbor, like Nimna, it was constantly harassed. Then there is South Kara, which was small and weak, and without any real allies that it could call on. While we don't know the exact situation, one assumes it was probably on the coast, again near Kara and Silla. Then there was the state of Chaksyun, which is frankly depicted as evil and double dealing, and thus basically deserving of their eventual fate. I can't help but wonder if, in a way, these aren't just general stand ins for the stories that happened again and again, both in the peninsula but also in the archipelago. Smaller polities ended up as pawns, and often became the ground on which the more powerful states would fight. That meant that most of the damages would accrue to the local lands, and whatever the motives might have been of Silla, Yamato, or Baekje, that was likely disastrous for the local population, and only further hindered their own growth. Now Baekje regularly tried to entreat Nimna to side with them and to effectively break away from Silla control, but there is plenty of evidence that at least some in Nimna were willing partners with Silla. Baekje complains, for example, about one individual, named Isumi, whom we are told is the Omi in Nimna—possibly referring to his role as a minister, or else a mistranslation of the name Isumi no Omi, I'm not quite sure. He is accused, by Baekje, of conspiring with Silla to attack. At the same time, recall that Baekje had annexed territory from Nimna, and refused to give it back, claiming that it was necessary as a buffer in case Silla decided to attack them. Really, I don't see any shining examples of virtue in any of this. Baekje eventually decided to set up its own fortresses along the river between Ara and Silla—presumably with Ara's support. Tensions were certainly ramping up, and Baekje's own reasoning for setting up the fortresses was to make it impossible for the Silla farmers on the other side of the river—presumably the Nakdong river at this point—to be able to tend to their fields. The reasoning given is that if Silla found it too difficult they would just give up the fortresses they themselves had erected and the independent buffer state of Chaksyun, which Silla had also swallowed up, could be restored. Here I'd like to give a blow by blow of what happened, but we have too much happening too quickly. Besides the confrontation between Baekje and Silla over control of the various territories between them, there was still a threat from Goguryeo at the head of the peninsula. In about 546 a succession dispute in Goguryeo led to fighting between some of the elite factions in the court over their preferred candidates to the throne, leading to massive conflict. Several years later, Goguryeo was again threatening areas to the south, possibly with the support of some of the smaller polities, such as Ara, who may have been looking to break out from both Baekje and Silla control. In response, Baekje appears to have requested assistance from Yamato, but the nature of travel across the straits meant that any troops were slow in coming. This may be why Korean sources like the Tongkam note that Baekje allied with Silla to help stop the Goguryeo threat. This appears to go back to a long standing agreement between Baekje and Silla, to at least 493, where they mutually agreed to push back against Goguryeo, even as they continued to bicker with each other over the territories in their own regions. During this latest Goguryeo incursion, Baekje even laid some blame on the quote-unquote “Wa authorities” in Ara, whom they blamed for calling Goguryeo to come in the first place. Yamato, for their part had to deny any complicity—they certainly hadn't egged on Ara to call for Goguryeo to come help. In fact, Yamato was intending to send their own people to Ara to help repopulate the country. If this all feels like a mess, that really is the sense I'm getting. There was a lot happening, and things could change at a moments notice. Through it all, though, Yamato and Baekje maintained good relations, even if they didn't always agree. By 551, it appears as though Baekje and Silla had pushed back on Goguryeo, forcing them to abandon Hansyeong, aka Seoul and later the area known today as Pyongyang. In 552, Baekje abandoned Hansyeong and Silla occupied it, and possibly the Pyongyang area as well, setting up two towns known as Utopang and Nimipang. In 553, Baekje was requesting more troops from Yamato, and five months later an emissary was on his way back to Baekje with equipment and promises of troops. In the meantime it seems that Silla had been busy allying themselves with Goguryeo, and it looked like they were planning to attack Baekje. And so Prince Yeochyang, son of King Seong of Baekje led troops against Goguryeo. This is one of the first in depths accounts we actually get of the fighting, although it still remains focused on the personal. In this case the focus is on the prince, who led his troops out to a large plain and set up entrenchments, presumably to await the arrival of their Goguryeo opponents. They were not disappointed. Local boys, possibly overseeing their herds or tending the fields, had seen the arrival of the Baekje troops and sent word, and overnight an army had appeared. Prince Yeochyang had heard the sound of instruments in the night, but could see nothing. He had his own men beat their drums in response and they kept a strict watch. The next morning they saw the Goguryeo troops arrayed around them, with banners covering the fields as a hill is covered with green foliage—or so the Chronicles tell us. A man approached on horseback, and we are told that he wore a gorget, or neckguard, and was accompanied by two others who carried instruments, like cymbals, and two more that were adorned with leopards tails in some fashion. This Goguryeo honor guard indicated someone of rank and status who had come for initial parlay. The Goguryeo prince asked whom they were fighting. Yeochyang answered that he was of the “same name” as they were—that is, he called on his claim to a common Buyeo ancestry with Goguryeo—and mentioned that his rank was that of Hansol, and he was 29 years old. Likewise the Goguryeo prince responded with his own details, which are not recorded, and then they got things started. First, before the battle, they set up a marked area of the field. Here the two princes would do single combat before the rest of the battle would commence. And so the Baekje and Goguryeo princes fought. Eventually, the Baekje prince knocked his opponent from his horse with his spear, killed him, and cut off his head, raising it on his spearpoint and showing it off to his troops. This gruesome display was met with joy by his own troops, but I daresay not so well on the other side. After that, the rest of the forces engaged, and Baekje eventually pushed back the Goguryeo forces. So why tell you all of that? There isn't a single mention of Yamato, and this is all happening in the north. Okay, it is in the Chronicles, but why does that matter to us? Heck, why did it matter to the Chroniclers? Well, we could point to how Yamato used the Baekje records as if they were an extension of their own power and hegemony, and therefore a Baekje victory was a Yamato victory in their eyes. This may also be taken out of context as an effort to support the view that Silla and Goguryeo were allying. In his translation of the Baekje annals in the Samguk Sagi, Jonathan Best points out that Silla had been attacking Goguryeo only a year or two earlier—would they really be allying against Baekje at this point? They don't appear to have given up the territory they gained from Goguryeo, and so I have to wonder if this doesn't come from earlier, when a Baekje-Silla alliance took Hansyeong and then the area of modern Pyongyang from Goguryeo control. Regardless, what interests me, besides the fact that it is one of the few accounts of an actual battle, sparse and biased as it may be, is that the form of battle shown here is remarkably similar to something we see later, in the Heian and Kamakura periods, with the rise of the samurai warriors. It is the concept of single combat, and even the announcing of names. This was key, particularly in times when you didn't always know who was who on the battlefield. First things first—is this an enemy in front of you, or an ally? And where did they come from and what was this all about? These are not questions easily answered by the dead, and where is the prestige in defeating an unknown enemy? All that said, did it really happen like this? Did they honestly have these kinds of norms around fighting, at least on the peninsula? Quite possibly they did, at times, though it is also just as possible that this was more of a literary device than anything else—something to let the reader know what was going on and who was involved. This also seems to kick off the wars in earnest. Up to this point, a lot of the fighting, assuming it happened, was largely off-screen, so to speak, with a focus on more diplomatic efforts, or simply the building of fortresses. It is not dissimilar to the early setup in a game, though this was no laughing matter. Outside of the glory or derision given to individuals in the pages of these historical records, we can't forget that there was a very real and human cost in what was happening. Fighting meant death and destruction, and displaced people across the peninsula. We see them coming to the archipelago and being settled in various areas, but we also see people enslaved and offered as diplomatic gifts. These are people who were forced from their homes and their lives all because of aspirations of the powerful elites who directed soldiers to fight and die at their behest. We may not always see it, but as we listen to what was happening, let's not forget the human toll around all of this. Coming back off of his victory in late 553, Prince Yeochyang continued his offensive against the Silla, this time taking the fight to them, directly. They sent for the Wa troops that had been gathered in Tsukushi and Baekje sent a general with Mononobe no O to ask for even more. In early winter, they were ready to begin their assault. Baekje and Yamato troops assaulted Silla, but it wasn't enough. This may account for a record in the Samguk Sagi which claims that Silla seized the northeastern border region of Baekje in that year, incorporating it into its own domain. The records say Baekje sent 10,000 men in their fight to quote-unquote “assist” Nimna, but they needed more, and Baekje sent a request along with gifts to Yamato to presumably help offset the costs. Yeochyang then headed back to the front with Silla and there he built a fortification at a place the records called Kutamura. King Seong, worried for his eldest son, decided to go to the front to see him there. The Samguk Sagi says that he assumed personal command of a force of about fifty thousand foot and mounted soldiers, and attacked the fortress of Mt. Kwanson along with “Karyang”, which some have identified as Kara troops, though it could be a reference to any number of troops from the areas in between Bakeje and Silla, I would think. The Silla military governor of the recently annexed Baekje territories came down to assist. During the combat, which seemed to be leaning in Baekje's favor, a Silla leader named Todo made a sudden attack which ended up killing King Seong. This caused the army to break and the Silla troops pursued them. The records say they beheaded around 30,000 Baekje soldiers and four of the highest ranking nobles. In the Nihon Shoki, they note this battle as well, though not quite in the same detail, simply stating that Silla brought all of their forces to bear on the king. They also mention that he was captured and beheaded, with Silla keeping his head, but eventually sending his bones back to be buried. Prince Yeochyang, meanwhile, found himself surrounded, and according to the Nihon Shoki it was a man—or perhaps several men—from Tsukushi, aka Kyuushuu, who began to fire arrows so fast that they were able to open a hole in the opposing lines, allowing Yeochyang to escape. Here, instead of pursuing the fleeing troops, the Nihon Shoki claims they held off because of fear of Yamato, which sounds more like embellishment by the Chroniclers. Following that defeat, Prince Yeochyang sent his younger brother, Prince Kye, to the Yamato court to inform them that their father had been killed and request more troops to avenge him. Soga no Iname, the Ohomi, consoled Prince Kye. He then hearkened back to the time of Wakatakeru no Ohokimi, aka Yuuryaku Tennou, and suggested that they should build a shrine to Ohonamuchi no Kami and worship him once more. This last part probably seems a bit odd. As we'll discuss later, Soga no Iname by this point had been selected to help experiment with Buddhism and Buddhist practices, but a lot of Yamato decisions still balanced elements of practical and strategic thinking with elements of kami worship. Without the kami on your side, there was very little that you could accomplish. This also would seem to be further evidence of links between the kami worshipped in Japan and peninsular practices. Aston suggests there is a link here with the peninsular worship of Tankun, the legendary heavenly progenitor of Gojoseon. Ohonamuchi, as you may recall, had ties with Izumo, but worship of Ohonamuchi may have either come from or spread to the peninsula as well. The idea of a “Great Land Holder” seems to be a fairly nebulous and not particularly location-specific concept. Whether or not there is a link with Tankun is, perhaps though, a tenuous assumption to make. It seems that there was some urging by Soga no Iname to join common worship to help bring about victory, though it is unclear if Prince Kye actually took him up on this suggestion. By this point, Baekje was fairly well immersed in Buddhism and the ruling elite were practicing Buddhists, though as we will talk about in later episodes, Buddhism doesn't necessarily require that people abandon the worship of local gods, though there often is some amount of conflict between the two. Later that year, back in Baekje, with the mourning ceremonies for the late King Seong concluded, Prince Yeochyang announced a desire to retire from the world and practice religion for the sake of his father. This practice of taking the robes of a monk and making merit for one's father is not uncommon in some Buddhist traditions. Certainly in Japan it became the norm for sovereigns to retire and to take Buddhist vows, but that was typically after they had reigned for some period of time—and it was rarely a full withdrawal from the world. As it was, Yeochyang's own court protested that while it might be the filial and Buddhist thing to do, he had to also think about the state of the nation as a whole. Instead, they suggested that he have 100 people quote unquote “enter religion”—which would seem to mean that they were forcibly tonsured—on his behalf, presumably to make merit for him and his father while he ran the country. Both the Nihon Shoki and the Samguk Sagi have something of a pause here, at least for a few years. Baekje had received a pretty terrible defeat at the hands of Silla, and along with internal issues of getting everything back under control, it may have been a period of rebuilding. In Yamato, they note the arrival of several succeeding envoys from Silla who were basically given the cold shoulder. Silla seems to have then given up diplomatic relations for a while and worked, itself, to fortify its borders. The Chroniclers of course note that this was because they feared a Yamato invasion, and there may be something to that—not so much that they feared being overrun, but historically raids by Wa sailors against the Silla coast were not uncommon occurrences. In 561 the Samguk Sagi once again notes Baekje dispatching troops to raid and plunder Silla's territory. The Silla annals note this in 562, which may simply be the difference between when Baekje began to gather troops and when they actually attacked. Baekje lost 1,000 soldiers in that debacle. That same year, the Samguk Sagi notes that Kara rebelled and that a Silla force was sent to put down the rebellion. In the Nihon Shoki, it is said that Nimna was destroyed by Silla this year, and a comment included in the Nihon Shoki states that this included Kara, Ara, Saiki, Tara, Cholma, Kocchi, Chatha, Sanpanha, Kwison, and Imnye—10 states, in total. Quoting the Tongkam, Aston says that the sources only mention Great Kara, or Daegaya. Here, again, we see confusion in the sources, but it does seem that there was some rebellion, perhaps, in the area that Silla had conquered. According to the Nihon Shoki, Yamato sent troops to the front lines to help support Nimna against Silla, working with their ally, Baekje, who was just off their own defeat. To compound matters, an envoy from Yamato to Baekje ended up losing a letter as well as some of the bows and arrows he was transporting along the way, and these fell into the hands of Silla, which gave them crucial intelligence on what was being planned. The Yamato generals for this endeavor were Ki no Womaro no Sukune and Kawabe no Omi no Nihe. Ki no Womaro appears to have had some early successes, and he encouraged the troops. Kawabe no Nihe, however, was inexperienced—apparently he was appointed because of his position in the court, rather than his military expertise. During one of the encounters with the Silla troops, he had them pinned down, and they raised a white flag, a symbol—even back then—of a desire for a ceasefire to talk terms and possibly surrender. Nihe, however, was unaccustomed to warfare, and when he saw them wave the white flag he raised his own white flag in response, apparently thinking that it would stop the fighting. To the Silla troops, however, it looked like he was giving up as well, and so they lowered their flag and redoubled their efforts. Silla eventually routed the Yamato vanguard and many were injured. Some commanders even abandoned their troops, rushing back to the safety of their own fortifications. Nihe survived, withdrawing to a nearby plain, but his troops' confidence in him as a leader was shot, and they stopped listening to him. With little to no unit cohesion, they became easy prey for Silla forces, who rounded them all up, including the camp followers and Nihe's own wife, who was there with him. Her name was Mumashi Hime, daughter of Sakamoto no Omi. Here I'm going to take a pause on what happened next. Let's just say that Nihe continued his less than heroic streak and that his wife paid the price. I'll have more in the show notes at SengokuDaimyo.com/podcast, but we really don't need to go into the gory details of it all here to get the bigger picture, as I really just want to set up what comes next. You see, in contrast to Nihe's behavior is the story of another man named Mitsugi no Kishi no Ikina. Ikina refused to submit to Silla. Threatening him with death the Silla commander made him remove his trousers. He then tried to force him to humiliate himself by pointing his posterior towards Yamato and crying out, and I quote: “Yamato Generals, Bite my A**!”. And yes, that is what the Chronicles say happened. Apparently that phrase is more universal than one might have suspected. Aston even makes the comment that there wasn't really a good word for “Kiss” in Old Japanese and that “Bite” was probably the equivalent for the times. Either way, I think you get the meaning. Anyway, even threatened with death Ikina refused to submit, and instead he cried out “Let the King of Silla Bite my A**!” Well things went downhill from there, and the Silla forces put him to death, along with his son, who had run out to comfort him. There is a song given for his wife, Ohobako, who had also been captured with him, which comes down to us as: “Karakuni no / Kinoe ni tatashi / Ohobako wa / Hire Furasu miyu / Naniwa ni mukite” “Standing on the walls of the country of Kara, Ohobako is seen to wave her scarf, turning towards Naniwa” In the end, the sources agree that Silla was victorious. The rebellious regions submitted and Yamato troops withdrew. There were no more major conflicts noted with Silla after that, at least not during Ame Kunioshi's reign. There is one more martial account, however, and it immediately follows on the footsteps of the disastrous raid of 562. Thousands of Yamato troops, working with help from Baekje and under the command of Ohotomo no Sadehiko, son of Ohotomo no Kanamura, attacked a city in Goguryeo territory where the King himself was staying. The king fled, and Sadehiko returned with numerous items of loot. These included a rich brocaded curtain that had been found in the king's chambers, which was gifted to the sovereign. In addition, he gifted to Soga no Iname, the Oho-omi, and apparently the most powerful person at court at this point, two suits of armor, two swords mounted in gold, three copper bells with chasings, two flags of various colors, and a beautiful woman and her attendant, who had been captured and enslaved in the fighting. There was also an iron building—possibly like a shrine—that had been taken from a tower in the city and which was for a while kept in Chouanji temple, but by the time that the Chroniclers were recording the Nihon Shoki nobody was quite sure where that was or what had happened to it. This seems odd to follow on to the disaster of the raid on Silla and the utter subjugation of the various states between Silla and Baekje, and it isn't referenced in the Samguk Sagi at all. Then again, there is a general lack of any references at this point, so that may not mean as much as it seems. It could be that this was placed here just to provide some kind of victory in the face of such a crushing defeat by Silla. Then again, it is quite possible that Yamato and Baekje troops did use the opportunity to attack a Goguryeo that was still weakened and reeling from its losses to the Baekje Silla alliance years earlier. Speaking of which, whatever alliance Baekje and Silla may have had, the annexation of all of the Kara states by Silla had put an end to it. Now Baekje and Silla shared a common border, with no buffer states between them. It was clear that Silla was now Baekje's number one rival, as opposed to the weakened Goguryeo. From the beginning of Ame Kunioshi's reign to now, whether or not Yamato had actually played a significant part in it, it was clear that the balance of power had shifted, and Silla was a rising threat. Still, Yamato had big dreams—perhaps bigger than they could accomplish on their own. In 571, Ame Kunioshi passed away. As he lay dying, he urged his successor, Crown Prince Nunakura Futotamashiki, aka Bidatsu Tennou, to continue to fight to re-establish Nimna, which would become something of a causus belli through at least the reign of Toyomike Kashikiyahime, aka Suiko Tennou, with the last reference being made in the second year of Taika, or about 646, a good 75 years later. Notably, this deathbed request is the only real mention of Nimna in the Sendai Kuji Hongi, and some of have suggested that many of the more florid embellishments may have come from about the time of Kashikiyahime, to help justify her court's own military campaigns. Based purely on the conflict over Nimna and the other states collectively known as the Kara or Gaya Confederation, it would seem like this period was a huge loss for Yamato. And yet the close cooperation and dialogue with Baekje brought numerous gifts to the islands. This included further teachings from the continent that would help continue to shape the Yamato court with greater and more effective technologies that would strengthen the central government. And then there was the introduction of Buddhism, which also had come around this time, and which will be the subject of our next episode. Until then, thank you for listening and for all of your support. If you like what we are doing, tell your friends and feel free to rate us wherever you listen to podcasts. If you feel the need to do more, and want to help us keep this going, we have information about how you can donate on Patreon or through our KoFi site, ko-fi.com/sengokudaimyo, or find the links over at our main website, SengokuDaimyo.com/Podcast, where we will have some more discussion on topics from this episode.
Thirty years ago, Seema Sirohi first moved to Washington as a journalist charged with covering India's relationship with the United States. At the time, Washington saw India as a problem—rather than a useful part of its foreign policy solution—to big, complex global challenges. Today, the situation could not be more different: the United States and India are deeply enmeshed in a strategic partnership that runs the gamut, from space to terrorism, and from climate change to technology. Seema, a U.S.-based columnist for the Economic Times, narrates this tectonic shift in a new book, Friends with Benefits: The India-U.S. Story.On this week's show, she joins Milan to discuss the book and her own personal journey. They discuss the evolution of U.S.-India ties over the past three decades, including the rocky years of the early 1990s, the breakthrough in the George W. Bush administration, and the setbacks towards the end of India's UPA-2 government. Plus, the two discuss the Washington establishment's blind spots on both China and Pakistan and how these have repeatedly come at the cost of greater cooperation with India in years past. Narayan Lakshmanan, “Review of Seema Sirohi's Friends with Benefits: The India-U.S. Story—Ringside view to bilateral ballet,” Hindu, February 17, 2023.“Southern Asia's Nuclear Future with Ashley J. Tellis,” Grand Tamasha, October 26, 2022.“U.S.-India Ties After the ‘2+2' Summit,” with Joshua White, Grand Tamasha, April 27, 2022.
Surviving Grief and The Death of Her Daughter with Carole Sluski One of the most difficult experiences in this life would have to be surviving the loss of a child. I had the sweet opportunity to talk with 78 year old Carole Sluski. She has a passion for offering hope and encouragement to other parents, who, like her, have had to navigate immense grief after loosing a child. Carole laid to rest her 24 year old daughter, Paula 30 years ago. Podcasts have become a fresh new way to share one's message so Carole has a renewed passion to tell her story with the goal of letting other parents know they're not alone. She has also authored a book entitled, Thirty and she shares about her journey, from a Catholic perspective of surviving the most painful thing she's ever experienced. Something worth pointing out for my audience is that I acknowledge the differences between Carole's Catholic faith and mine being an Evangelical Christian. With regard to those differences, I talked with Carole prior to our actual podcast episode. She was comfortable with my perspective and what my audience would be looking for and the possibility that some things could potentially be edited out. For the most part, it was moderately edited. I did however, leave some differences that I felt could be wisely discerned by my Evangelical audience. Additionally, I also left some differing opinions when I was able to add my perspective. I always enjoy differing conversations because I'm intrigued to hear how we, as one human race, make sense of the world around us. How we set up belief systems, which ones we ascribe to and in what way. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did! Live Loved and Thrive! @alifeofthrive.com Connect with Carole on her website: https://www.carolesluski.com/ BIO: Carole Sluski is a mother of two daughters, but she is also a victim of the worst loss a person can have: she is a parent who lost her child and experienced mental and physical pain of grief. Through devotion in faith, she reached out to God for help to survive. She currently resides in Florida with her husband Dr. Dennis Sluski, and after thirty years, Carole had a calling to share her journey of learning how to live out life with peace and well-being. Her story will make you cry, laugh, connect, understand, learn, sympathize, appreciate, and believe in hope. Over the course of years, she gathered her expertise, knowledge, and talent and put it to use for her recovery and to benefit others she loves. Professionally, Carole is an accomplished entrepreneur in business and creative arts. Transcript: https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/167eebe3da2341358b1528a93fcb2ca1/edit_v2
Did you ever have one of those weird funtional analyses? You know, the one where all the problem behavior happens in the control condition or responding remains strangely variable during the escape condition even though the client's teacher swears he tantrums every single time she presents any work? This week we seek answers as to what to do when your FA results look like the world's most volatile stock prices by exploring idiosyncratic variables and how to find them. Plus, could the IISCA be the most idiosyncratic FA process of all? And one of Rob's favorite articles, discussed here becuase we didn't know where else to put it. This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU. Articles discussed this episode: Coffey, A.L., Shawler, L.A., Jessel, J., Nye, M.L., Bain, T.A., & Dorsey, M.F. (2020). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis (IISCA): Novel interpretations and future directions. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 217-225. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00348-3 Querim, A.C., Iwata, B.A., Roscoe, E.M., Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Ortega, J.V., & Hurl, K.E. (2013). Functional analysis screening for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 47-60. doi: 10.1002/jaba.26 Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Roscoe, E.M., Rooker, G.W., Wheeler, E.E., & Dube, W.V. (2013). Idiosyncratic variables that affect functional analysis outcomes: A review (2001-2010). doi: 10.1002/jaba.12 Jesel, J., Hanley, G.P., & Ghaemmaghami, M. (2016). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analyses: Thirty replications and reanalysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 576-595. doi: 10.1002/jaba.316 If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
In this episode: Rita shares a mixing bowl full of chili with one of her heroes. Master Leonard shares his thoughts on The OC. Kyle and Vicki have certainly found themselves in quite the predicament, and gas station boner pills may be their ticket out of it. Carmilla has a phone conversation with Charles. Charlie? Oh, “Carl”? That can't be right. Cast:DEA - Autumn Potts @littleinkpottsNarrator, Master Leonard, Guard 2, DOJ, Crawford, Carl - Sean Turner @seanwkturnerGuard, Carmilla - Violet Lantz @ultraviolet222Rita , Vicki, FBI, Jeremy - Brianne Leeson @brianne_leeson (Instagram), @hotsauceghost (twitter/tiktok)Kyle - James Leeson Jacksie - Jacks Leeson-Lantz AKA The Most Missed Boy in the World Writer, DirectorBrianne LeesonProducersBrianne Leeson, Violet LantzEditor, Sound DesignJames LeesonOriginal music by Sean TurnerCover art by Bryn Keenum @brynandbristlesMerch!"Thirty, Squirty, and Vibing" Shirt: https://bellonaarts.com/products/preorder-thirty-squirty-and-vibing-t-shirtD&D Supplement: https://bellonaarts.com/products/ritas-dragons-dungeons"Rita's Lil' Buddy" Shirt: https://bellonaarts.com/products/ritas-lil-buddy-shirtSupport us on Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee!http://www.patreon.com/luckywinnershowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/luckywinnershowBrianne's AuDHD Coaching Site: https://www.audhdbri.com/Falcio's Hip Surgery https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-to-help-get-falcio-get-hip-surgery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR10XxbCG4ijSDgMJ_mTDqCXnuo5FnajkNgBfXPBc0PTdDHm4llxxBn9Kj4Find us surfin' the World Wide Web:http://www.todaysluckywinner.buzzsprout.comhttp://www.instagram.com/luckywinnershowhttp://www.twitter.com/luckywinnershowhttp://www.facebook.com/luckywinnershowSupport the show
A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers
Based in London, Emma Hardy is well practiced in capturing the nuances of everyday life. Her images reflect an often unnoticed drama behind the scenes. Coming from a theatrical background and having worked as an actress herself before focusing on photography, Emma cites her fascination with people's behaviour, the tensions, interactions and quirky humour, as a driving energy in her work.Mainly self-taught, Emma photographs on film, simply, with natural or available light, stating “I try not to impose much technique or too much of myself on my subjects.” As such, there's a hallmark honesty to her work. Her images are infused with a believable sense of being, her portraits are intimate and unselfconscious. Tilda Swinton, Natalia Vodianova, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Stella McCartney have sat for her, among others.She started photographing portraits, documents and fashion for British Vogue, The Telegraph magazine, Vanity Fair, The Fader, The New York Times and Rolling Stone, among many others, and had her first solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2006 with a project titled Exceptional Youth. Other exhibitions in London, New York and Milan followed, and she was invited to photograph a series of portraits for the London 2012 Olympics, again featured at the National Portrait Gallery. Thirty-nine of her portraits are in the permanent collection at the NPG London. In 2012 she was commissioned by Oxfam & The Economist to travel to Cambodia to document the citizens of Phnom Penh who were battling the governments land grabs—this series became an exhibition in London in 2013 titled Losing Ground, the exhibition travelled to Washington DC where the images were used as a lobbying tool to help the Cambodian situation onto the G8 summit list.Permissions, Emma's first monograph, was published by Gost Books in November 2022. Some of the images were exhibited at 1014 Gallery in Dalston, London, December 2022 - January 2023.Describing her aesthetic as raw but tender, Emma finds beauty in imperfection, and polish in the detail of everyday life. And through her lens, the most ordinary moments seem steeped in romance and intrigue, as if her subjects are characters in a movie playing in her head.On episode 200, Emma discusses, among other things:Is art more pure if it's done for the joy of it?Beauty and lyricismChildhood feelings of being an outsiderTaking pictures of her children from an early ageTrying to transmit how she felt in her workThe inclusion of still lifes of flowersWhy she started to photograph her mumThe issue of permission and consentHow the way she shot changed over timeReferenced:Nan GoldinRichard BillinghamNick WaplingtonVivian Maier4000 Weeks by Oliver BurkemanStuart SmithStephen Ledger-LomasNiall Sweeney Website | Instagram“When things line up, when life or the universe says ‘I've got something I can show you. Are you ready? ARE you ready?' And you might be ready, and you might catch this thing that is shown to you. And that's incredibly beautiful. And the times that that has happened I was very aware of it. Like, my whole body started fizzing.”
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On this episode of the Dance Cry Dance Break, we open with “Hello, Handsome,” an original story by ¡Hola Papi! columnist and author John Paul Brammer followed by the exclusive premiere of please don't let me be, the deluxe edition of the album from eighteen-year-old producer and songwriter Sarabean.Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter, producer Sarah Holland has been releasing music as Sarabean from her Florida bedroom since 2019 and recently relocated to Portland, Oregon. Her stunning, full-length debut album, “please don't let me be”, blends dreamy synths and warm acoustic guitars with blunt, confessional lyrics and breathtakingly intimate vocals.Bandcamp Spotify Instagram John Paul Brammer grew up in rural Oklahoma with aspirations of writing and making art. He started his path in journalism writing for The Guardian, NBC News, and Teen Vogue, then moved to Condé Nast as a writer while running his popular LGBTQ and Latino advice column, ¡Hola Papi!. From there, he worked with the Trevor Project to consult on their editorial content. He currently self-publishes his column at Substack and has a memoir of the same name published under Simon & Schuster's flagship imprint in June of 2021. He writes and illustrates for outlets like The Washington Post, Guernica, Catapult, and many more. He's also presently working with Netflix on The Most, a small team that creates content, consults on projects, and builds community based on the company's LGBTQ material.Book Twitter Instagram WebsiteHey, Handsomeby John Paul BrammerIt's been over a day since I've asked Peter if he was free on Thursday. This is nothing new for us. I didn't consider the text to be risky when I sent it. We do this at least once a month. One of us will ask what the other's week looks like, and we'll figure out a time to get together, always at my place. It takes some planning as he lives uptown and I live in Brooklyn. This feels farther than it is. I don't consider our meeting up a routine. Although there's a rhythm to it, it nonetheless always feels like a spontaneous and welcome thing. Each month one of us happily remembers the other. Dealing with men, loving men, being attracted to men—however you want to say it, it has its lessons. The lessons are often silly, sideways things. They are intuited over time rather than set in stone, and so they're difficult to articulate. Setting anything in stone with men is nigh impossible anyway. One of these lessons is how to divine meaning out of silence, how to measure quiet in emotional cubits. Thirty minutes, he's busy. A few hours, maybe something came up. A day, uh oh. I wake up, eat breakfast, start work, and at some undetermined point I pass the threshold into unreasonable territory where it's unlikely that Peter simply hasn't seen the text. Another lesson when it comes to men—it's never the convenient excuse, the one you're rooting for. It's always the unwanted, the banal, the thing you hope it's not. Work. Eat again. Sleep. Now comes either the long nothing, or the dreaded formality of a follow-up, the explanation as to why business as usual can no longer be conducted. The follow-ups have become more common in my experience. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older and people feel the need to be more mature about things, or because it's a trend on social media to practice a sort of bureaucratic honesty with your flings or lovers or whatever you want to call them. I can't decide if I like it more or less than being quietly disposed of. In my more cynical moments, I like it less. It smacks of self-satisfaction. I am emotionally mature for this. Yet another lesson in dealing with men, though. You don't usually get what you like. “Hey, handsome,” the text begins. I've noticed this, too. The measuring out of salt and sugar, the affirmation up top followed by the heart of the matter. “So, I've started seeing someone…” I lightly skim the rest. I already know my role in this exchange, and I'm fine with playing it. It's good that Pete found someone. We weren't going anywhere. If things had worked out, we would have ordered Italian to my place and poured two glasses of wine. We would have started watching a movie before leaving our clothes puddled on my bedroom floor. We would have enjoyed it, and maybe he would have spent the night, as he sometimes did. If he did, he would have kissed me in the blurry morning before heading to the train. We wouldn't have seen each other for a while after that. That's hardly a steady relationship. I have no right to be upset. So I'm not. Or at least I give no indication that I am, and I am resolute inside myself. You have no right. It's not that I harbor some secret love for Peter, some hope, however dim, that we would end up together. That's not what I want, in truth. But the truth that crests like a strange fish is hard to name, is mostly obscured underwater. Why be hurt? Peter with his shoulder-length hair and the tattoo on his thigh, with his odd jobs and his reluctant laugh like he's doing something wrong. I like these things. Maybe the hurt is because they're suddenly gone. It's change, and change is frightening. It's change of a sort that locks us out of self-pity. Entirely expected, and indeed, what you signed up for. The heart hooks onto little things like this. It hurts as they are tugged and pulled away. Or. There's something to be said about the people who don't owe you any great emotional responsibility, and yet show up regardless. Everyone wants their soulmate, but the idea is one of two people who prioritize each other, make each other the whole world. There's something to be said about the other types of affection. The people who show up at your door because they enjoy you, because they're attracted to you, because they find you altogether hard to resist on a lonely Thursday. The pleasure in these casual dynamics isn't just from another person wanting you. It's that it allows you to see yourself in a certain way; as desirable, as a person with a certain gravity. You're here because you want me. It's a flattering mirror. It makes sense that we would seek out reflections like these, and that it would sting when one is taken away. Or. Our appetites make strange beasts of us all. Wants are hard to name, hard to examine, almost impossible to trace to their source. Sex with Peter. Sleeping with Peter in my arms. Kissing goodbye. Getting the occasional text, How's it going? Feeling wanted by Peter, imagining how he must see me, and how it must be better than how I see me for him to have gone so far out of his way, all the way from uptown. It was a little joke that I'd bring him something back from Mexico. But I did, a small ceramic painted skull. It cost a few coins and was wrapped in a sheet of newspaper. I forgot to give it to him the last time he was here, despite it being right there on the table where we ate. It's still there. A tiny, laughing skull. A little joke. It's hard to be honest about intimacy. It's embarrassing the way it makes you a child again, the way it feels, every single time, like you ought to have known better, that you ought to have seen it coming. That's probably why we don't talk about it much, or why we pretend intimacies are easily arranged into good and bad, mistakes and successes, the important ones and the unimportant ones. It's harder to accept that, in their own way, they're all important. They all matter.The dull ache annoys me. I almost wish it would rise to the occasion of heartache. But it can't, so it doesn't. “Totally understand,” I say back.The Dance Cry Dance Break is written and produced by Natalie Bayne and recorded and edited by Moe Provencher. Our stories are edited by Timaree Marston.Theme music is Red Lines, by Tiny Tiny. Today's story was voiced by Kevin Murray.Dance Cry Dance is an arts collective in Seattle, WA. Paid subscriptions support our artists and writers. To hear the extended version of this episode featuring an interview conversation between John Paul and Sarah, subscribe to Dance Cry Dance + at Apple Podcasts. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit break.dancecrydance.com
Dark Side of Wikipedia | True Crime & Dark History
The investigation into the murder of Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin took a new turn with the issuance of over 60 warrants by police to major companies including Amazon, Doordash, Reddit, Tinder, and others. The purpose of these warrants remains under lock and key, as a gag order has been put in place to prevent anyone associated with the case from talking about it. The 750 pages of documents under the gag order are believed to contain highly intimate facts and statements that would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person. Thirty news organizations have asked the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn the gag order, arguing that it violates the right to free speech. The search for answers in the Kohberger murder case continues, as the hunt for evidence takes center stage. #KohbergerMurderMystery #SearchForJustice Want to listen to ALL of our Podcasts Ad-Free? Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, and try it for 3 days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: Hidden Killers With Tony Brueski (All Cases) - https://availableon.com/universityofidahomurderspodcast4killedforwhat Chad & Lori Daybell - https://availableon.com/demiseofthedaybellsthelorichaddaybellstory The Murder of Ana Walshe - https://availableon.com/findinganathisdisappearanceofanawalshe Alex Murdaugh - https://availableon.com/thetrialofalexmurdaugh The Idaho Murders, The Case Against Bryan Kohberger - https://availableon.com/theidahomurdersthecaseagainstbryankohberger True Crime Today (All Cases & EXTRA Commentary) - https://availableon.com/truecrimetodayatruecrimepodcast Follow Tony Brueski On Twitter https://twitter.com/tonybpod Join our Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/834636321133
Lindsay Rando might be the genius powerhouse behind Bobbles & Lace, but thinking back to her humble start in the industry, not even she could have known what her future would hold for her. From a mobile cart on the streets of LA to now having 8+ brick & mortar locations, she has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Make sure you listen to the end for an exciting exclusive announcement plus a surprise treat for all of you! Follow Bobbles & Lace: https://www.instagram.com/bobblesandlace/ Follow Lindsay: https://www.instagram.com/llubets/ Follow Thirty Flirty Surviving: https://www.instagram.com/thirtyflirtysurviving/
Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Zibby interviews author Jess Keefe about Thirty-Thousand Steps: A Memoir of Sprinting Toward Life After Loss, a powerful and transformative memoir about grieving the loss of a brother and numbing the pain by training for a marathon. Jess describes her relationship with her younger brother, his drug addiction, and the horror of finding him while he died of an overdose. She also talks about her maddening search for answers (why him?), her decision to start running marathons, and the challenge of putting the entire experience on paper. Purchase on Zibby's Bookshop: http://bit.ly/3Lqbc7gPurchase on Bookshop: https://bit.ly/427ivqpSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. Now there's more! Subscribe to Acast+ and get exclusive access to the in-store author events at Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA. Join today! https://plus.acast.com/s/moms-dont-have-time-to-read-books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When your advertising leans on the weak wooden crutch of discounting, it is only a matter of time before that crutch splinters and slowly pierces your heart.Discounting is a seductive drug like heroin, meth, and fentanyl. It rarely kills you quickly.It prefers to kill you slowly.Yes, I know that is an uncomfortable image, but I need you to understand how dangerous it is to discount.Discounting erodes customers' confidence in your pricing and trains them to delay purchasing from you until you offer them a juicy discount. Discounting also raises some questions about the quality of your product.But hooray, that's not what we're talking about today.Today I'm going to give you a method for acquiring customers that is far more powerful than discounting. This method allows you to pay for the results of your advertising according to how well your ads work.No, we're not talking about pay-per-click. (Remember, you've got to pay for that click even if the customer gives you a glance, flips you the bird, and walks away.) I have a Love/Hate relationship with pay-per-click and I'll bet you do, too.What I'm about to share with you is Love/Love/Love/Love.I love it.It loves me.You're going to love it.You're going to love me for telling you about it.I believe in only two prices: full price, and free.What can you give away for free?Thirty years ago, I was given an ad budget of $10,000 and asked to bring 500 new customers to a struggling frozen custard business that had two locations, but neither one of them had inside dining. These frozen custard stands were walk-up and drive-thru only. And this was during the middle of the winter in a state where ice and snow are a regular occurrence.I asked, “Do you care how I spend the money?”“No. We just need to see 500 new customers.”“Great. I'm going to spend $500 in a single day on radio ads on the smallest radio station in town and then I'm going to spend $1,700 on custard mix. You can keep the other 78-hundred. Get a good night's sleep on Friday night because you're going to be working 14 hours on Saturday.”My radio ad ran twice an hour from 6am until midnight on the day of the event.It said, “This frozen custard is so good it's illegal in 7 states and under investigation in 12 more. And today, just to prove it, we're giving away full-size cones for free.”I called them just after midnight.I asked, “Did anyone show up?”“We just finished counting the empty cone boxes. We served 11,000 free cones today and at least 10,000 of those were people we had never seen before.”Their business immediately jumped by 80% and their sales volume never quit climbing. Today they have 53 locations in 15 states.Another example is the air conditioning company that had a history of giving customers a 15-hundred-dollar cash rebate if they purchased a new air conditioning system in October.In 2014, I convinced them that customers would much rather have an iPad. Relatively few people had them back then.They said, “But an iPad is only $700. What do we do with the rest of the money?”I said, “Buy a few extra iPads for the people who call you and say, ‘Hey! I bought a new air conditioner from you two months ago. Where's my iPad?'”They sold a huge number of new air conditioning systems in October, two months after air conditioning season was over.The first example was a full-size, free sample. Don't be stingy. The second example was a highly desirable gift-with-purchase.The more irresistible your offer, the better it will work. If you try this and it doesn't work, you made a weak offer that was easy to ignore. Your offer has to be remarkable.During the worst part of the Covid lockdown when doctors and nurses were working round-the-clock and everyone was losing hope, a jeweler...
EACCNY Pulse: Transatlantic Business Insights
This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Finance,” features Bill Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO of CITIBANK, and current President & CEO of WILLIAM R. RHODES GLOBAL ADVISORS, and Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director of the GROUP OF THIRTY. Their discussion centers around the plan for Ukrainian reconstruction, while the War is still raging, and who, in the end, will work with Ukraine to guide the way through this daunting project. What are the complexities of developing a reconstruction plan for Ukraine? How can one assess the damage, both, in terms of human cost, and the cost to rebuild the Ukrainian economy? William R. Rhodes, Former Chairman & CEO, Citibank, and President & CEO, William R. Rhodes Global AdvisorsMr. Rhodes gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external-debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. During that period and in the 1990s, he headed the advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt-restructuring agreements for Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Uruguay. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials and corporations worldwide.He has received decorations and honors from various governments and institutions in recognition of his contributions to international banking and finance.Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh, Executive Director, GROUP OF 30Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia. His research focus centers on climate change, macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy.Dr. Mackintosh has served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, comprised of the leading economists in North America. He is a certified Business Economist.Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 Dr. Mackintosh was appointed a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University.Thanks for listening! Please be sure to check us out at www.eaccny.com or email email@example.com to learn more!
歡迎留言告訴我們你對這一集的想法： https://open.firstory.me/user/cl81kivnk00dn01wffhwxdg2s/comments 每日英語跟讀 Ep.K532: About Animals - Dogs in costumes take over at Rio Carnival street party As Rio de Janeiro kicked off its Carnival on Saturday, about 100 dogs barked and wagged their tails to the tune of samba music as they paraded in front of pet lovers in a canine costume competition. 里約熱內盧週六揭開狂歡節序幕，將近100隻狗兒在犬類服裝比賽的寵物愛好者面前遊行，隨著森巴音樂曲調吠叫和搖尾巴。 The “Blocao” — a mixture of “bloco” which refers to Carnival street parties and “cao,” or dog in Portuguese — brought about 300 people to Rio's Barra da Tijuca. Dog costumes ranged from fairies, and superheroes to clowns and cartoon characters. 「狗狗狂歡節街頭派對」（Blocao）——「bloco」（指狂歡節街頭派對）和「cao」（葡萄牙語的狗）的混合體——把將近300人帶到了里約熱內盧的巴拉達蒂茹卡。狗狗的服裝從仙女、超級英雄到小丑和卡通人物都有。 Edson Chianca, 36, brought his 12-year-old Saori to the parade in a Minnie Mouse costume. He dressed the same way so the pair matched. 36歲的埃德森．奇安卡帶著他12歲的「沙織」穿著米妮老鼠的服裝參加了遊行。他穿得一樣，所以這對很匹配。 Marco Antonio Vieira, the organizer of Blocao, said he has no intention of humanizing pets with the pet parade and the contest that picks the top five best dressed dogs. 「狗狗狂歡節街頭派對」組織者馬爾科．安東尼奧．維埃拉表示，他無意藉由寵物遊行和比賽選出前五名最佳穿著狗狗，來使寵物人性化。 “Thirty years ago they lived in our backyard, now they live on our beds. It is good for them to be with the owner. When the dog sees the owner happy, he is happy too,” Vieira said. 維埃拉說，「30年前牠們住在我們的後院，現在牠們在我們的床上生活。和主人在一起，對牠們有好處。當狗看到主人開心時，牠也會開心。」 Next Article Herd the news? Wild boar piglet adopted by cows 你「豬」道嗎？小野豬被牛群收養 A cow herd in the central German community of Brevoerde has adopted a lone wild boar piglet. 德國中部布雷弗爾德村的一個牛群，收養了一隻落單的野豬幼崽。 Farmer Friedrich Stapel told the dpa news agency that it had likely lost its group when they crossed a nearby river. 農夫弗里德里希‧斯塔佩爾向「德新社」表示，這隻小野豬可能是在橫渡附近一條溪流時，和其他野豬失散。 Stapel said while he knows what extensive damage wild boars can cause, he can't bring himself to chase the animal away. 斯塔佩爾說，雖然他知道野豬可能帶來的巨大損害，但他不忍心把牠趕走。 The local hunter has been told not to shoot the piglet — nicknamed Frieda — and in winter Stapel plans to put it in the shed with the mother cows. 當地獵人已被告知不要射殺這隻暱稱弗里達的小豬，斯塔佩爾還準備在冬天來的時候，讓小豬和牛媽媽們一起待在牛棚。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1568956 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1568602 Powered by Firstory Hosting
Thirty years ago Rivers Cuomo wrote the songs along with his fellow bandmates that would become their first self-titled record, later labeled The Blue Album by fans and critics alike because the decided to make about a dozen other coloured self titled albums. Present day Weezer may be a far cry from 90s Weezer and basically have evolved into full meme form at this point but that won't stop Mike & Neil from covering them in their first album retrospective for Unlocking What Was Cool. Hear us talk about Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, and how cringe No One Else is today. Whether you take your car or your board to work, we hope you enjoy this episode. And if you're a patreon subscriber head over there to hear the episode with the tracks from the album included!
*) Saudi engineer walks free from Guantanamo prison after 21 years The United States has announced the release from Guantanamo military prison of a Saudi engineer seized over two decades ago as a suspect in the September 11 attacks. 48-year-old Ghassan Al Sharbi was detained in Pakistan in March 2002. The US military had weighed charges against Al Sharbi and several others but dropped them in 2008. Thirty-one detainees remain at Guantanamo, down from a peak of nearly 800. Of them, 17 are eligible for transfer. *) Soldiers say fall of Kabul was US failure with blame touching Bush to Biden Active-service members and veterans have provided firsthand testimony about the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan, describing in detail the carnage they witnessed on the ground. The majority of witnesses argued to Congress that the fall of Kabul was an American failure with blame touching every presidential administration from George W. Bush to Joe Biden. The initial hearing was the first of what is expected to be a series of Republican-led hearings examining the Biden administration's handling of the withdrawal. *) Colombia, ELN rebels to hold next phase of peace talks in Cuba Colombia's government and National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels will hold a third round of talks in Cuba aimed at ending decades of armed conflict, the two sides have said. According to a statement, the dialogue has made "substantial progress" since resuming in Mexico on February 13, following a first round in Venezuela in November. The negotiators reported late last month that the Colombian government had recognised the National Liberation Army (ELN) as a political organisation in order to advance the process. *) Damning probe finds US police in Louisville discriminate against Black residents An investigation conducted by the US Justice Department has found that American police in the Louisville city of Kentucky state routinely discriminate against Black residents. The report comes nearly two years after US Attorney General Merrick Garland launched the investigation into the department whose officers shot and killed Breonna Taylor. The investigation found a wide-ranging pattern of misconduct by police, including the use of excessive force and the conduct of illegal searches. And finally… *) Netherlands announces plans to curb tech exports after US pressure The Dutch government has announced plans for new export restrictions on technology to make computer chips, following pressure from the United States to restrict Chinese access. The Netherlands, Europe's premier maker of the machines that help manufacture microchips, has been pushed to impose curbs similar to those announced by Washington last year. The government said the aim of the export controls was to prevent military use, and to protect the Netherlands' "unique and leading position".
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Thirty-five years after retiring from the NFL, Joe Klecko received the long-overdue news last month that he will be enshrined this summer in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, becoming the first former Temple player to receive the honor. In a special episode of The Scoop, Klecko shared his remarkable life story with OwlScoop.com, one that started from modest beginnings in a working-class neighborhood in Chester, Pennsylvania just outside Philadelphia and grew to include stints as a truck driver, a Joe Frazier sparring partner, a semi-pro star with the Aston Knights and plenty of moments along the way in which he needed some encouragement from the most important people in his life, including his wife, Debbie, and the late former Temple coach Wayne Hardin, before he went on to a 12-year NFL career. A self-described timid kid who initially walked away from the sport of football as a freshman at St. James High School for Boys, Klecko eventually honed the skill and strength to get the best of future Hall of Fame offensive linemen like Anthony Munoz and Dwight Stephenson and drop fellow Hall of Famers like Jim Kelly and Dan Marino en route to collecting 78 career sacks and four Pro Bowl nods as a member of the Jets' famed “New York Sack Exchange.” Among countless anecdotes, Klecko recalled memories of everything from living at Temple's Johnson Hall to studying and getting the best of players like Marino to reflecting upon what it meant to see his son, Dan, play at his alma mater and go on to win three Super Bowls.
The 556th of a series of weekly radio programmes created by :zoviet*france: First broadcast 4 March 2023 by Resonance 104.4 FM and CJMP 90.1 FM Thanks to the artists included here for their fine work. track list 00 Zach Zinn - Intro 01 Ruaridh Law / Morag Law - M 02 Bipolar Explorer - Montparnasse 03 Damāvand - As Long as You Come to my Garden – Part 3 or The Sultan and the Khan 04 Cabbaggage - M. 23 and 407: A Drive 05 John Frusciante - Clank 06 John Levack Drever - Phonographies of Glasgow – Underground 07 Ainst Char - Subearth 08 Denes Dobai - Station1 09 Katja Institute - Confront the – 2 10 337is - N@ND R3m1x 11 Jimmy Kipple Sound - Patzr Radio One Hundred and Thirty-three – Wrinkled Brain Mimics Crumpled Paper ++ Zach Zinn - Outro
To celebrate International Women's Day, this week I am going to share an episode of a podcast I featured in earlier this year. The podcast is Figuring Out 30 hosted by former Triple J presenter Bridget Hustwaite. The podcast is a deep dive into navigating your 30s and all the wonderful slash terrifying things that present around this time of life. I'd had a work crush on Bridget since moving to Melbourne as she hosted the night show when we started breakfast on KIIS and would find myself thinking how can I become friends with this gal?! Think of this episode as a beginning to that friendship… we talk quitting a job that is a massive part of your identity, shifting priorities and a bunch of different kinds of grief.Listen to Figuring Out 30 in your favourite podcast app and follow Bridget here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The deep revelation of the heart and nature of God as is realized in the Person of Jesus may not bring a million people to a single revival, but it will ignite a million revivals in a million people. I'm excited for what God is doing and I desire to see it on a scale we've yet to see. BE THE REVIVAL! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thekingdom4everyone/support
Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
One of the Misvot that apply on Purim is Mishlo'ah Manot, sending food packages to one's fellow. Megilat Ester (9:19) refers to this Misva with the expression "Mishlo'ah Manot Ish Le're'ehu" – "Sending packages one to another" – indicating that one must send at least two food items to at least one individual.The great Kabbalist Rabbi Gamliel Ha'kohen Rabinowitz, in his work Tiv Ha'Purim, suggests a novel explanation for the reason underlying the Misva of Mishlo'ah Manot. The Gemara (Pesahim 6) and Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 429) establish the obligation to begin studying the laws of Pesah thirty days before the holiday, in preparation for its observance. Thirty days before Pesah, of course, is Purim, and thus on Purim one should begin studying in preparation for Pesah.According to Rabbi Rabinowitz, the obligation of Mishlo'ah Manot is part of the Pesah preparations that begin on Purim. Some people observe the stringency not to eat in anybody else's home during the holiday of Pesah. Since many complex laws apply to food preparation on Pesah, these people make a point of eating only their own food, rather than having to rely on the standards of other people. While this is an admirable practice that reflects a heightened sense of Yir'at Shamayim (fear of God), it also runs the risk of causing strife and discord among Jews. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 103) observes that people draw close to one another by eating together ("Gedola Legima She'mekarevet"). The converse of this rule is that by refraining from eating with others, one becomes distant from them. Certainly by refusing an invitation, a person might offend his fellow and cause resentment and ill-will, even though his intentions are purely for the sake of Torah observance.For this reason, Rav Rabinowitz suggests, we are required to send each other food packages on Purim – one month before the onset of Pesah. As we begin to prepare for Pesah and anticipate the possible strife that might arise from the refusal to eat in each other's homes, we neutralize this effect by exchanging gifts of food, demonstrating our mutual love and affection. Mishlo'ah Manot conveys the message that we indeed feel a deep sense of camaraderie with our fellow Jews, and it is only due to our strict devotion to the laws of Pesach that some people do not eat in other people's homes on that holiday.The obligation of Mishlo'ah Manot is introduced in the Megila together with the Misva of Matanot La'evyonim – gifts to the poor: "Mishlo'ah Manot Ish Le're'ehu U'matanot La'evyonim." Some Rabbis noted that the first letters of the words "Ish Le're'ehu U'matanot La'evyonim" spell the word "Elul" – the name of the month that immediately precedes Rosh Hashanah. During this month, of course, we increase our observance of Misvot generally, paying particular attention to the Misvot governing interpersonal relations. For this reason, the name "Elul" alludes to the obligations of Mishlo'ach Manot and Matanot La'evyonim on Purim, Misvot which embody the notion of brotherly love among Jews. By the same token, this association indicates that on Purim, too, we must make an extra effort to bridge the gaps and live in peace, harmony and love with our fellow Jews – just as we make such an effort during Elul. Purim, like Elul, is a time to strive towards greater unity among the Jewish people, and to refrain from arguments and strife that threaten to undermine our mutual sense of brotherhood.Purim day is a busy and hectic time, with lots to do and large crowds in the synagogue. The tumult that often characterizes the Purim celebration occasionally causes some tension and discord between people. We must recognize that fighting with other Jews runs in direct contrast with one of the principal themes of this holiday, which is intended to bring Jews together and lead us to a greater sense of unity, friendship and mutual concern.
The episode starts off with a mystery to solve. Kevin was accosted in the streets en route to the record and they need try and find out who the men in question were. PJ meanwhile is busy being boring making his own kombucha. It's giving snore. The theme for the week in flirting and the lads discuss the perennial problem of being a friendly Irish gay person in London; it's often mistaken for flirting. They talk about flirting in the early days by leaving a crush a litany of voicemails and they also test out their flirting techniques on each other to not much avail.Sign up to the I'm Grand Mam Patreon for more stunning content: https://www.patreon.com/imgrandmam ✨ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In December, the 2nd Annual LatinX State of the Wine Industry Summit was held at RD Winery in Napa Valley. I missed the event but thought the topic was important enough to share on my podcast, so I met up with the moderator of the event, the dynamic Gabriela Fernandez. The all-day wine industry summit focused on the contributions the Hispanic and LatinX communities have made to the wine industry and celebrated the diversity, perseverance, and legacy-building resilience of those who have become known as the backbone of America's wine industry. The list of sponsors is impressive! The LatinX Wine Industry Summit event was presented by Hispanics in Wine, Uncorked and Cultured, and The Big Sip. Thirty one respected wineries, from Oregon and California, shared their wine during the finale, La Gran Cata. I believe you will find Gabriela truly passionate about the need for this kind of event. I'm convinced and will mark my calendar as soon as the 2023 date is announced.
Relationship coach and expert Michelle Wax shares her story on how she got into this career path, how to find success when it comes to love & ways to change your dating approach. Follow Michelle: https://www.instagram.com/michellewaxlife/ Follow Thirty Flirty Surviving: https://www.instagram.com/thirtyflirtysurviving/
Let's play the waiting game!!! Orrrrrrrrrrr let's not. Cass & Kath deep dive into women who find themselves with a man who is willing to date them for three.. five.. ten.. THIRTY years, but never take the next steps toward the commitment. Whether the commitment is marriage, family or even just buying a damn house together... he's just not budging. The gals give tips how to spot this early on in a relationship, and how to deal if it's been 8 years and a bitch ain't gettin' any younger! Don't be afraid to be real about what YOU want if you're with someone who is weird about it. What do your want your life to look in another 10 years? Do you think this man will give that to you? If not, we have tips how to choose yourself, and walk away. Not only is it the healthiest choice, but there will be DOZENS of men lined up ready to EASILY give you everything you want!!! And will do so with a smile on his face. Remember baddies, the BIBLO gals are your ultimate cheerleaders!!! Their goal is to inspire everyone to live a life that is true to themselves, whatever that looks like!! THIS WEEK'S B-LO SHOUT OUT: Woodhouse Spa, Williamsville - @woodhousebuffalo
Norwich Anglican Cathedral is a fine place to spend some time. It was used as a location in the BBC's adaptation of MR James's The Stalls at Barchester, and boasts one of the largest cloisters in Europe. The Cathedral close is picturesque as one could wish for. However, in a dark corner of the Cathedral is a truly frightening image, with a truly bizarre story that we cover in this episode. Thomas Gooding's resting place is an Easter Egg to be discovered in this beautiful building, and we urge you to seek it out. Please leave a review, subscribe and recommend this podcast to anyone you know with an interest in East Anglia, history, folklore and the macabre. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if the spirit moves you, or check out our website at hallowed-histories.org. This episode was hosted by me, Richard Sheppard, with research by Dr Linda Sheppard and tech wizardry by Stephen L Parkes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hallowedhistories/message
Thirty years ago, Al Gore took office as Vice President of the United States. Over the intervening period, he has lost a campaign for President and reinvented himself as the Nobel Peace Laureate-branded conscience of the climate movement. But years removed from his film An Inconvenient Truth and with countries like Germany following his environmentalist policy prescriptions, has Gore's vision borne out? Joining me to assess are my colleagues Ken Braun and Parker Thayer. Links: Al Gore's 30 Years of Climate Errors Part 1: https://capitalresearch.org/article/al-gores-30-years-of-climate-errors-part-1/ Al Gore's 30 Years of Climate Errors Part 6: https://capitalresearch.org/article/al-gores-30-years-of-climate-errors-part-6/ Al Gore's 30 Years of Clmate Errors Part 7: https://capitalresearch.org/article/al-gores-30-years-of-climate-errors-part-7/ Al Gore - InfluenceWatch: https://www.influencewatch.org/person/al-gore/ They Really Believe You'll Be Happy: https://capitalresearch.org/article/they-really-believe-youll-be-happy/ Soup Throwing Aside, Environmental Activists Are Still Ruining People's Lives: https://capitalresearch.org/article/soup-throwing-aside-environmental-activists-are-still-ruining-peoples-lives/ Follow us on our Socials: Twitter: @capitalresearch Instagram: @capitalresearchcenter Facebook: www.facebook.com/capitalresearchcenter YouTube: @capitalresearchcenter
Welcome readers to part 1 of a possibly 144K episodes about the Waco Siege. Thirty years ago, federal agents raided the Mount Carmel Center to serve a warrant on David Koresh, and it did not go well. In this first part, cohosts Beth and Kelly explore the beginnings of the religion to William Miller who made some predictions the world would end leading up to Koresh taking over his group with a gun battle. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Burton, Tara Isabella. “The Waco tragedy, explained.” Vox, 19 April 2018, https://www.vox.com/2018/4/19/17246732/waco-tragedy-explained-david-koresh-mount-carmel-branch-davidian-cult-25-year-anniversary. Accessed 20 February 2023. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/waco/davidkoresh.html. Accessed 20 February 2023. Cartwright, Gary. “The Enemy Within – Texas Monthly.” Texas Monthly, June 1993, https://www.texasmonthly.com/true-crime/the-enemy-within-2/. Accessed 21 February 2023. Cook, Kevin. Waco Rising: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias. Henry Holt and Company, 2023. Gladwell, Malcolm. “Sacred And Profane.” The New Yorker, 31 March 2014, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/31/sacred-and-profane-4. Accessed 23 February 2023. Guinn, Jeff. Waco: David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and A Legacy of Rage. Simon & Schuster, 2023. Hibbert, A. Anthony. Before the Flames: Story of David Koresh and the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists. Seaburn Pub., 1996. Ling, Justin. “How a Crazy Plan to Rebuild Waco Compound Gave Us Alex Jones.” The Daily Beast, 26 November 2021, https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-a-crazy-plan-to-rebuild-waco-compound-gave-us-alex-jones. Accessed 20 February 2023.
Thirty-six basketball games in six days. That's the task facing Scorebook Live's Tyler Cleveland this week at the MHSAA State Basketball championships at Mississippi Coliseum. The Clevelands discuss the basketball bonanza that reaches a crescendo with four championship games each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There's also plenty of college basketball and baseball to discuss.
In this episode: Dawn threatens to strike down Carl with the most heinous of Necromancer curses. Carl teaches us all about why pesto is a great choice for someone who's trying to sober up after eating an edible and smoking two joints (Ahem…DAWN). Sunny threatens someone with a gun. Wait, what? It's Sunny- she probably has her reasons. Rita learns that her favorite hobby, recreational drugs, may be off the table for now. Cast: Dawn - Autumn Potts @littleinkpottsNarrator, Carl - Sean Turner @seanwkturnerViv, Sunny - Violet Lantz @ultraviolet222Rita, Judith, Hostess - Brianne Leeson @brianne_leeson (Instagram), @hotsauceghost (twitter/tiktok)Jacksie - Jacks Leeson-Lantz AKA The Most Missed Boy in the World Writer, DirectorBrianne LeesonProducersBrianne Leeson, Violet LantzEditor, Sound DesignJames LeesonOriginal music by Sean TurnerCover art by Bryn Keenum @brynandbristlesMerch!"Thirty, Squirty, and Vibing" Shirt: https://bellonaarts.com/products/preorder-thirty-squirty-and-vibing-t-shirtD&D Supplement: https://bellonaarts.com/products/ritas-dragons-dungeons"Rita's Lil' Buddy" Shirt: https://bellonaarts.com/products/ritas-lil-buddy-shirtSupport us on Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee!http://www.patreon.com/luckywinnershowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/luckywinnershowBrianne's AuDHD Coaching Site: https://www.audhdbri.com/Brianne's Guest spot on Somebody Write This:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-i-was-younger-and-more-charming-episode-83-w/id1485784112?i=1000600027959Brianne's Guest spot on Trek Profiles:https://trekprofiles.com/2023/02/17/episode-74-brianne-leeson/Find us surfin' the World Wide Web:http://www.todaysluckywinner.buzzsprout.comhttp://www.instagram.com/luckywinnershowhttp://www.twitter.com/luckywinnershowhttp://www.facebook.com/luckywinnershowSupport the show
On September 17, 1995, in Boksburg, South Africa, a Johannesburg Police Reservist had the day off and decided to enjoy the day by hunting rabbits. As the man was walking in the field, the putrid smell hit him. It smelled of death, but it was not just one decomposing body, but several. This was the dumping ground and the killing field of a serial killer. Some bodies were unrecognizable since they had been out there a long time, while others looked freshly killed. Thirty police officers, dogs, and a helicopter were called for a grid search. The police believed they knew who was responsible for these deaths since they knew a killer had been working in the area for nearly a year, but this was new. The killer had been killing women and dumping them but never like this, never all in one spot. He was getting reckless and didn't care, or he was getting brave and better at his actions. The mass grave held ten bodies. Authorities would discover many more bodies in the places such as Atteridgeville, Boksburg, and Cleveland, earning him the moniker ABC Killer. Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled ‘The ABC Killer: Moses Sithole.'Special shoutout to June's Journey for sponsoring this episode!Listener discretion @octoberpodVHSMusic @wetalkofdreamsAs I stated on the podcast, here is a list of victims:(date is the day they disappeared/died, followed by the name, age, and discovery date)July 6, 1994 - Maria Monene Monama, 18August 6, 1994 - Amanda Kebofile Thethe, 26August 19, 1994 - Joyce Thakane Mashabela, 32September 7, 1994 - Refilwe Amanda Mokale, 24September 18, 1994 - Rose Rebothile Mogotsi, 22December 1994 - *Unidentified Victim* (discovered 3 January 1995)January 1995 - Beauty Nuku Soko, 27March 3, 1995 - Sara Matlakala Mokono, 25April 7, 1995 - Nikiwe Diko (discovered 24 June)April 12, 1995 - Letta Nomthandazo Ndlangamandla, 25April 20, 1995 - Sibusiso Nomthandazo Ndlangamandla, 2May 12, 1995 - Esther Moshibudi Mainetja, 29May 23, 1995 - Granny Dimakatso Ramela, 21 (discovered 18 July)May 25, 1995 - Elizabeth Granny Mathetsa, 19 (discovered 16 June)May 30, 1995 - Mildred Ntiya Lepule, 28 (discovered 26 July)June 13, 1995 - Francina Nomsa Sithebe, 25June 22, 1995 - Ernestina Mohadi Mosebo, 30July 14, 1995 - Elsie Khoti Masango, 25 (discovered on 8 August)July 17, 1995 - Josephine Mantsali Mlangeni, 25August 8, 1995 - Oscarina Vuyokazi Jakalase, 30 (discovered 23 August)August 9. 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*August 15, 1995 - Makoba Tryphina Mogotsi, 26 (discovered 17 September)August 28, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*August 30, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*September 4, 1995 - Nelisiwe Nontobeko Zulu, 26 (discovered 17 September)September 7, 1995 - Amelia Dikamakatso Rapodile, 43 (discovered 17 September) September 12, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*September 12, 1995 - Monica Gabisile Vilakazi, 31 (discovered 17 September)September 17, 1995 - Hazel Nozipho Madikizela, 21 (discovered 17 September)September 17, 1995 - Tsidi Malekoae Matela, 45September 17, 1995 - *3 Unidentified Victims*September 24, 1995 - Agnes Sibongile Mbuli, 20 (discovered 3 October)October 9, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*October 10, 1995 - Beauty Ntombi Ndabeni (discovered 11 October)October 14, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*November 6, 1995 - *Unidentified Victim*Sources: https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/moses-sithole-south-africa-s-worst-serial-killer/timelinehttps://archive.org/details/evilserialkiller00charhttps://web.archive.org/web/20071217231427/http://www.maximonline.com/articles/index.aspx?a_id=448http://www.biography.com/tv/notorious/episodes/south-african-stranglerhttps://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Moses_Sitholehttps://www.crimelibrary.org/serial_killers/predators/moses_sithole/14.htmlhttps://truecrimeauctionhouse.com/letters-1/moses-sithole-handwritten-letterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5bpMJ0GD6Ihttps://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-10-03-podcast-chatting-to-serial-killer-moses-sitholes-pen-pal/https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/sithole-moses.htm
Thirty years ago, a secret dinner at the Pentagon led to a flurry of consolidation in the defense industry. We hear the story of that so-called "last supper" and what it means for the Pentagon's $800 billion budget today. Norman Augustine and Rep. John Garamendi join Meghna Chakrabarti.
This week, Find out why 911 changed everything as we watched Final Destination, A film from the year 2000 that proves that 911 did indeed change everything. J - 8 m - 8 Each week we choose a movie from one of the horror genre to discuss the following week. Follow along each week by keeping up with the movies we are watching to stay in the loop with the movie club! Check out other podcasts, coffee and pins at www.darkroastcult.com ! THANKS TO ANDREW FOR MAKING THE INTRO SONG. (soundcloud.com / andoryukesuta)@andoryukesuta Final Destination (2000) Alex is boarding a plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. Shortly after Alex, a group of students, and his teacher are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the survivors falls victim. Whilst trying to prevent the next death, Alex must also dodge the FBI, who believe that he caused the explosion. High school student Alex Browning boards Volée Airlines Flight 180, a Boeing 747, with his classmates for their senior trip to Paris from John F. Kennedy Airport. Before take-off, Alex has a premonition that the plane will face a mechanical failure, leading to a mid-air explosion, killing everybody on board. When the events from his vision begin to occur in reality, he panics until a fight breaks out between him and his rival Carter Horton, resulting in both of them being removed from the plane, along with Alex's best friend Tod Waggner, Carter's girlfriend Terry Chaney, teacher Valerie Lewton, and students Billy Hitchcock and Clear Rivers. None of the other passengers, except Clear, believes Alex about his vision until the plane explodes on take-off. Afterwards, the survivors are interrogated by two FBI agents, Weine and Schreck, who are both suspicious of Alex. Thirty-nine days later, after attending a memorial service for the victims, an unusual chain reaction causes Tod to accidentally hang himself in his shower that night. While his death is ruled a suicide, Alex sneaks into the funeral home along with Clear to examine Tod's corpse when the mortician, William Bludworth, reveals that the survivors who escaped from the impending circumstance have disrupted Death's plan, who is now claiming the lives of those who were meant to die from the accident. Alex and Clear are discussing their next move when the rest of the survivors arrive outside the café, where Terry is run over and killed by a speeding bus on the road. After watching a news report on the cause of the explosion, Alex concludes that Death is reclaiming the survivors according to the sequence of their intended demise on the plane. Nonetheless, he is too late to save Ms. Lewton whose house explodes after she is impaled by a falling kitchen knife. The remaining survivors reunite while driving through town as Alex explains the situation. Carter, who is next, is enraged over Terry's loss and stops his car on a train crossing, attempting to die on his own terms. While the others escape, he changes his mind at the last minute but his seatbelt jams. Alex manages to save him just before the car is smashed by an oncoming train that knocks a shrapnel from the wreckage into the air, decapitating Billy. Alex learns that because he intervened in Carter's death, it skipped to the next person afterwards. The next day, while hiding out in a fortified cabin, Alex recalls having changed seats with two classmates in his premonition and realizes that Clear is actually next. He rushes to her house to save her while being pursued by Weine and Schreck. Alex finds Clear who is trapped inside her car surrounded by loose electrical cables that ignite a gasoline leak around her. He grabs the cable, allowing her to escape from the car just before it explodes.
Break out your old-timey woolen bathing suit because you'll need to cool off after a jumbo month of new episodes. We've got guests to fill out the whole month including Dr. Ivy Chong discussing the process of developing a means of measuring outcomes of health care for autism treatment, Dr. Haley Steinhauser and Alex Kishbaugh reviewing their article reviewing rethinking compliance to better promote individual assent, and self-advocacy skills, and Alan Haberman dropping the latest Book Club read to join our continued review of past research on conversion therapy and how behavior analysis can own up to old mistakes (and avoid more in the future!). Finally, this extra-long month comes to a close by reviewing what to do when your functional analysis fails. Did someone say “idiosyncratic variables”? No? Don't worry: We will. Articles for March 2023 Developing a Standard Set for Autism Outcome Measures w/ Dr. Ivy Chong Mainz, J. (2003). Defining and classifying clinical indicators for quality improvement. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 15, 523-530. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzg081 International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement. (2022). Patient-centered outcome measures Autism spectrum disorder. ICHOM Connect. https://connect.ichom.org/patient-centered-outcome-measures/autism-spectrum-disorder/ Kaplan, B. (2018). Value-based health care [PowerPoint slides]. Harvard Law School. deSilva, D. (2014, March). Helping measure person-centred care. The Health Foundation. https://www.health.org.uk Assent and Self-Determination w/ Dr. Haley Steinhauser + Alex Kishbaugh Kishbaugh, A., Steinhauser, H.M.K., & Bird, F.L. (2022, September 29). Rethinking non-compliance as a skill and promoting self-advocacy. Autism Spectrum News. Retrieved from Autism Spectrum News. Morris, C., Detrick, J.J., & Peterson, S.M. (2021). Participant assent in behavior analytic research: Considerations for participants with autism and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54, 1300-1316. doi: 10.1002/jaba.859 Rajaraman, A., Hanley, G.P., Gover, H.C., Staubitz, J.L., Staubitz, J.E., Simcoe, K.M., & Metras, R. (2022). Minimizing escalation by treating dangerous problem behavior within an enhanced choice model. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 15, 219-242. doi: 10:1007/s40617-020-00548-2 Idiosyncratic Functional Analyses Coffey, A.L., Shawler, L.A., Jessel, J., Nye, M.L., Bain, T.A., & Dorsey, M.F. (2020). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis (IISCA): Novel interpretations and future directions. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 217-225. doi: 10.1007/s40617-019-00348-3 Querim, A.C., Iwata, B.A., Roscoe, E.M., Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Ortega, J.V., & Hurl, K.E. (2013). Functional analysis screening for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 47-60. doi: 10.1002/jaba.26 Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Roscoe, E.M., Rooker, G.W., Wheeler, E.E., & Dube, W.V. (2013). Idiosyncratic variables that affect functional analysis outcomes: A review (2001-2010). doi: 10.1002/jaba.12 Jesel, J., Hanley, G.P., & Ghaemmaghami, M. (2016). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analyses: Thirty replications and reanalysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 576-595. doi: 10.1002/jaba.316 (The Lack of) Ethics and Conversion Therapy and Practices w/ Alan Haberman (ETHICS) (LIVE) Barlow, D.H. & Agras, W.S. (1973). Fading to increase heterosexual responsiveness in homosexuals. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 355-366. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1973.6-355 Abel, G.G., Blanchard, E.B., Barlow, D.H., & Mavissakalian, M. (1975). Identifying specific erotic cues in sexual deviations by audiotaped descriptions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 8, 247-260. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1975.8-247 Nordyke, N.S., Baer, D.M., Etzel, B.C., & LeBlanc, J.M. (1977). Implications of the stereotyping and modiication of sex role. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 553-557. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1977.10-553 Rekers, G.A. (1977). Atypical gender development and psychosocial adjustment (1977). Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 559-571. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1977.10-559 Winkler, R.C. (1977). What types of sex-role behavior should behavior modifiers promote? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 549-552. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1977.10-549 Association for Behavior Analysis International. (2022). Statement on conversion therapy and practices. Portage, MI: Author.