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Sacrifice To The Audio Gods - Dynamic VS Condenser Mics - Geoff & Jeffrey #54
<p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Episode 54 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="color: #ff6600; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>"Sacrifice To The Audio Gods - Dynamic VS Condenser Mics"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Facebook VS Podcast Engagement - Phone Follies - Geoff & Jeffrey #53
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 53 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Facebook VS Podcast Engagement - Phone Follies"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Free Music - Guitarist Cheyenne Smith Interview - HNM015
<p><span style= "font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>HNM015</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Free Music - Guitarist Cheyenne Smith Interview"</strong></span></p> <p> Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> Today we have a special treat. Guitarist Cheyenne Smith is here for a conversation and a sampling of his music. I suggest that you listen with ear buds or even studio quality headphones to get the full impact of Cheyenne's genius on the strings.</p> <p><br /> You can find Cheyenne Smith on Facebook, and the full contact info and links will be in the show notes at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>  <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Links Mentioned In This Episode</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/Cheys6strings/">https://www.facebook.com/Cheys6strings/</a></strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.smith.1804">https://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.smith.1804</a></strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p> If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on Facebook!</p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.smith.1804/posts/10203776506409693?notif_t=like_tagged&notif_id=1501798614017184">  https://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.smith.1804/posts/10203776506409693?notif_t=like_tagged&notif_id=1501798614017184</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Lives Are Segmented Into Weeks - Geoff & Jeffrey #52
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 52 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Lives Are Segmented Into Weeks"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Links Mentioned In This Episode</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong>My Sleeping Burglar Damage Repair Video</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb7es1Bi38E">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb7es1Bi38E</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong><a href= "http://www.workingclassaudio.com/">http://www.workingclassaudio.com/</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><strong><a href= "https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/">https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/</a></strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Walmart Is A Four Letter Word - Geoff & Jeffrey #51
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 51 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Walmart Is A Four Letter Word"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Guest Doug Holbrook - Security at Home and on the Internet - HNM014
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Guest Doug Holbrook - Security at Home and on the Internet</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style= "font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"HNM014"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Today my brother, Doug Holbrook, and I talk about security concerns both at home and on the Internet. What can we do to protect ourselves and our families?</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Please Help Nominate "Verses In Vox" For The 2017 People's Choice Podcast Awards! - HNM013
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Please Help Nominate "Verses In Vox" For The 2017 People's Choice Podcast Awards!</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style= "font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"HNM013"</strong></span></p> <p>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>There won't be a Geoff & Jeffrey Weekly Catch Up Show this week, but something else has come up, and I wanted to bring it to your attention, and, frankly, ask for your help.</p> <p>I have really enjoyed working Porchlight Family Media on their Verses in Vox podcast from time to time. This short form show takes classic poetry and brings it to life with a dramatic reading, then composing and performing original music and sound effects. It is professionally produced and I must say, you have never experienced poetry like this.</p> <p>I have been privileged to do the voice narration on a few of these productions and it has been a wonderful experience. They were even sensitive to trying to get the production of one of my father's favorite poems, "The Village Blacksmith" completed in time before he passed away this past April. I will include the audio of that and other projects I was involved with after I explain where I need your help.</p> <p>Verses In Vox has been selected as one of a small group of shows competing for nomination in the 2017 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Here is the text of an email J.D. Sutter, the Producer and Editor at Porchlight Family Media, sent to us:</p> <p>----------------------------</p> <p>Hello Verses In Vox Team!</p> <p>We have submitted Verses In Vox into the 2017 People's Choice Podcast Awards and have passed all the criteria and been accepted into the first slate of programs.</p> <p>We are in the nomination phase right now and I wanted to ask you to please submit a nomination for us.</p> <p>All you have to do is:<br /> go to <a href="podcastawards.com">podcastawards.com</a><br /> click the big blue nomination banner<br /> register with your email (this is to prevent fraudulent voting)<br /> select Verses In Vox in both the "Arts" and "People's Choice" categories<br /> click "Save"</p> <p>The nominations must be submitted by July 31st. This should only take a couple minutes and I thank you very much for helping us out! :)</p> <p>One more thing, you do not have to select any shows in the other categories if you don't want to.</p> <p>Thanks again!</p> <p>-JD</p> <p>-----------------------------------</p> <p>The following audio clips are some of the productions I have been involved in with Verses In Vox. Please go to <a href= "podcastawards.com">podcastawards.com</a> to complete the nomination process. The step by step from J.D.'s email is at <a href="holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a> Thanks so much for your help!</p>
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Sleeping Burglar Update - What Fear Does To Us All - Geoff & Jeffrey #50
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 50 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Sleeping Burglar Update"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p>Facebook page for the Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast:</p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/CinemaToastCrunchPodcast/">https://www.facebook.com/CinemaToastCrunchPodcast/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast Channel Trailer at <a href= "http://%20jeffholbrook.me">jeffholbrook.me</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqaXd2ZZ5a8">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqaXd2ZZ5a8</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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A Final Breakfast With My Father - HNM012
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Holbrook New Media Audio Feed - HNM012</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"A Final Breakfast With My Father"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook. Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Since there was no <a href= "http://facebook.com/theweeklycatchup.">Geoff & Jeffrey Weekly Catch Up</a> show this week, I thought I would take this oportunity to play an audio recording I did 6 weeks before my father, Floyde Holbrook passed away. My wife Dee and I had breakfast with him, and I placed a digital audio recorder in the middle of the table. We had a conversation with him about how things used to be compared to the way they are now.</p> <p>This is the world view and perspective of an 82 year old man. He was raised poor in the coal camps of WV, and with a high school education, married, provided for and raised 5 boys in a Christian home. He and my mother, June Gibson Holbrook were married for 58 years. People are shocked when they hear this, but following their example, all 5 boys are married to their original wives, and all have been married on one side or the other of the 30 year mark.</p> <p>My father walked a gentle path, and made his mark on this world, not just with his family, but with everyone he met. Some of his opinions will doubtless be considered outdated today, but ask yourself, Should they be?</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast & A HUGE Movie Collection - Geoff & Jeffrey # 49
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 49 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast & A HUGE Movie Collection"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p>Facebook page for the Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast:</p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/CinemaToastCrunchPodcast/">https://www.facebook.com/CinemaToastCrunchPodcast/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast Channel Trailer at <a href= "http://%20jeffholbrook.me">jeffholbrook.me</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqaXd2ZZ5a8">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqaXd2ZZ5a8</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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MainFrames, CRTs, & Soup Knockers - Geoff & Jeffrey #48
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 48 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"MainFrames, CRTs, & Soup Knockers"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Skyrim - Modern Computing - British Royal Family - Geoff & Jeffrey #47
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 47 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Skyrim - Modern Computing - British Royal Family"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Stealth Pop-up Ads on a Phone Near You - Geoff & Jeffrey #46
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 46 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Stealth Pop-up Ads on a Phone Near You"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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jeffholbrook.me - Who Knew? - Geoff & Jeffrey #45
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 45 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style= "font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"jeffholbrook.me - Who Knew?"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>  </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p> <p>My personal YouTube Channel: <a href= "http://jeffholbrook.me"> jeffholbrook.me</a></p>
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Facebook Porn Hack Attack - Geoff & Jeffrey #44
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 44 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Facebook Porn Hack Attack"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Doggies, Kitties, and Wives -Guest Dee Holbrook - Geoff & Jeffrey #43
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 43 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Doggies, Kitties, and Wives - Guest Dee Holbrook"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Fire Stick Feedback & Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review - Geoff & Jeffrey #42
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 42 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Fire Stick Feedback & Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>Links mentioned in the show:</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com/">Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast - Expert Movie Reviews!</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/OtterBox-DEFENDER-Samsung-Galaxy-Frustration/dp/B06XCSN5RJ?imprToken=FL.gzYBdG.IkCHkrCU7LDg&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Otter Box-DEFENDER Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Tablet-Alexa-Display-Magenta/dp/B018Y224PY?imprToken=FL.gzYBdG.IkCHkrCU7LDg&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_2&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F&th=1"> Amazon Fire Stick - NOT Hacked</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/ZenPad-Camera-Android-Tablet-Z300M-A2-GR/dp/B01F57BNG2?imprToken=FL.gzYBdG.IkCHkrCU7LDg&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_2&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Asus Tablet</a></p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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No Samsung Galaxy S8+? NO INTERVIEW FOR YOU! -Geoff & Jeffrey #41
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 41 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"No Samsung Galaxy S8+? NO INTERVIEW FOR YOU!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>Links mentioned in the show:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.sr22insurance.net/distracted-driving/">http://www.sr22insurance.net/distracted-driving/</a></p> <p><a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/13/juliette-lewis-albert-einstein-dotm029/"> http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/13/juliette-lewis-albert-einstein-dotm029/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Otter Box - 200GB MicroSD - Geoff & Jeffrey #40
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 40 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Otter Box - 200GB MicroSD"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Penny Pincher Demo -HNM011
<p><span style= "font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>HNM011</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Penny Pincher Demo"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook. Welcome to the audio feed from <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>A year ago, I completed the narration of an audio book called "Penny Pincher Journal: How To Save Money Every Day". Since there is no Geoff & Jeffrey Show today due to a death in the family, I will present the audio demo I did for the book.</p> <p>If you are interested in learning how to save money in your every day life, I will have the link in the show notes, or you can go to: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj</a>. The PPJ stands for Penny Pincher Journal. You can get the book free with a new trial subscription to Audible.com. Here's the demo.</p> <p><br /> You can find this book on Audible.com by going to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Penny-Pincher-Journal-Money-Every-ebook/dp/B00II74QBG/ref=as_sl_pc_as_ss_li_til?tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=1e1e47a346f392f9868e5c0c175b95d8&creativeASIN=B00II74QBG"> The E-Book on Amazon.com</a></p> <p> Thanks for listening.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p> </p>
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Hacking The Amazon FireStick - Geoff & Jeffrey #39
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 39 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Hacking The Amazon FireStick"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Recording The Old Folks - Geoff & Jeffrey #38
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 38 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Recording The Old Folks"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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WWII with Uncle Moe & Hammy - HNM010
<p> </p> <p>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>I'm Jeffrey K. Holbrook. Today we are going to do something a little different. Look for the usual episode of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up next week.</p> <p>Shortly after the death of my father-in-law, Hillard Hamilton, my wife was contacted by a guy we call Uncle Moe. He was in the army with my father-in-law during World War II. He ended up making a cassette tape for Dee, telling stories of the war, and also playing a resonator guitar and harmonica with songs they sang back then. It honestly has the feel of an old time radio show. He has quite a sense of humor, and can spin a great yarn.</p> <p>Please bear in the mind that this was recorded before political correctness was as big a deal as it is now. During the war, the U.S. government put out a lot of propaganda films and radio programs in which the enemies in the Pacific war were collectively called "The Japs". Many of the WWII generation were trained to call them that. While this could be considered offensive today, just remember that it is highly likely that Japanese WWII veterans are likely to call Americans a few choice names as well.</p> <p>If we sanitize history, we will never learn the lessons that history can teach us. We would never know how offensive these names could be if we simply eliminated mention of them. We would do well to remember that Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. I for one would not want mankind to endure WWII, slavery, and so many other things that we now have learned lessons from. If we purge history of unpleasant things, our grandchildren will not believe it ever happened.</p> <p>A couple of notes: Uncle Moe always called Mr Hamilton, 'Hammy". Also, I hope you will forgive the audio quality, since it was recorded on an old style cassette recorder, and later digitized.</p> <p>Enjoy these tales from an old time storyteller. I give you Uncle Moe.</p> <p>--------------------------------</p> <p>By the way, my wife Dee did eventually locate and get in touch with her half sister, and they have had the opportunity to meet and spend time together. It's a wonderful thing.</p> <p>Thanks for listening today. If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. You will be able to subscribe to the blog, and also any of the places the podcast is published. I hope you have a great day!</p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p>All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p>
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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost - HNM009
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening"</strong></span></p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Due to family based obligations, there won't be a regular episode today of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up.</p> <p>To keep everyone on their toes, I am presenting a short voice demo I did involving one of my favorite poems of all time: "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by American Poet, Robert Frost.</p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p>All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the music for this episode. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p>
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Wife Shopping In The Cash Vault - Geoff & Jeffrey #37
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 37 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Wife Shopping In The Cash Vault"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Curse Of The Rolling Shutter - Geoff & Jeffrey #36
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 36 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Curse Of The Rolling Shutter"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Geoff Busts A Move - Geoff & Jeffrey #35
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 35 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Geoff Busts A Move"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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He Can't Even Hammer A Nail! - Geoff & Jeffrey #34
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 34 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"He Can't Even Hammer A Nail!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Mirrored & Mirrorless Cameras- Aftershow Chat - Geoff & Jeffrey Show
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Aftershow Chat - Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Mirrored and Mirrorless Cameras"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook of <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. There won't be a regular episode today, but have you ever wondered what happens when an episode of a show like Geoff & Jeffrey is over?</p> <p>While doing the show, we are streaming live on YouTube, on the RELATEcasts network. The streaming lags behind us by a minute or two, so the first thing we do is wait in silence for the RELATEcasts video ending that Geoff triggers to finish. I am monitoring the live stream on my end, so we wait to make sure it ends and confirms that the stream is offline.</p> <p>I am also doing my own audio recording for the podcast that comes out the following Monday.</p> <p>Many times I let the recording continue until we hang up the Skype call. On Episode #32, I did this, and I thought since we are not having a Geoff & Jeffrey this week, you may want to hear our after show conversation. This is unedited, and finishes with the sound of the call termination.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy this look behind the scenes. We appreciate you for listening, and encourage you to go to RELATEcasts.com to check out the video version of the show.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Those Arrogant, Nasty Americans - Geoff & Jeffrey #33
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 33 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Those Arrogant, Nasty Americans"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Sound Treatment - Simple & Cheap! - Geoff & Jeffrey #32 - holbrooknewmedia.com
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 32 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Sound Treatment - Simple & Cheap!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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My Grandmother's Last Camera -Geoff & Jeffrey #31
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 31 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"My Grandmother's Last Camera"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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A Hot Christmas Was Had By All! -Geoff & Jeffrey #30
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 30 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"A Hot Christmas Was Had By All!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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We're Now Syndicated On The RELATECASTS Network! Yaaaaay! -Geoff & Jeffrey #29
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 29 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"We're Now Syndicated On The RELATECASTS Network! Yaaaaay!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Find the Video Version on the RELATECasts Network! <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts">https://www.youtube.com/user/RELATECasts</a></p>
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Attack Of The Klingon Keyboard -Geoff & Jeffrey #28
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 28 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Attack Of The Klingon Keyboard"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>The Video Version <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCbjmW-UXkg">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCbjmW-UXkg</a></p>
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Fool Me Twice, Shame On ME! -HNM007
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Fool Me Twice, Shame on ME!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Welcome to the <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">Holbrook New Media Audio Feed</a>. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook. Work schedules can be chaotic in December when you work for the U.S. Postal Service. Because of this, Geoff Blanchard and I were not able to get together for the weekly Geoff and Jeffrey Show. Instead, as a nod to my original podcast, <a href="http://daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>, I am taking a quote from a famous person, and giving a few thoughts I had on the subject.</p> <p><br /> Today's quote is from Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, The second President of the United States.</p> <p><br /> "We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."</p> <p> </p> <p>As we go out into the world every day we expect to encounter others and we expect to be talking to them. These days with all the connectivity and social media, Even retired or handicapped persons who spend most of their time at home have a lot of conversations. We know we will be talking today, but what will we actually DO?</p> <p>Many of us seem to spend a lot of time trying to impress others with what we say. This goes all the way from the highest politicians to the guy who only uses heavy profanity when playing card games with his buddies.</p> <p>The political aim is to sell the voters on you as a candidate. You need to convince them to vote for you instead of someone else who is spouting just as much jargon as you are. Many candidates are totally successful simply because they can speak so "high sounding" that you forget or don't even try to discover what they have actually done, and instead listen to how great they say they are. That is the essence of a sales job. Instead of sleight of hand, it is sleight of mouth.</p> <p>It's a diversion of the sort that makes sure you don't pay any attention to the flaws and faults that are inherent in every political position.</p> <p>By the way, we know there are flaws in EVERY political philosophy simply because every candidate who ever made it into office has promised to basically "fix it all". We can all attest to the idea that this has never happened. Not even once. Ok, so much for believing political talk.</p> <p>Now, what about the guy who has a great vocabulary until he is spending time with his poker buddies? What is his motivation to impress?</p> <p>Since 4 words out of every ten probably start with the letter "F", this really can't be to illustrate his amazing command of the English language. He does much better when he is at the office, where he is trying to impress on his superiors that he is a completely different kind of person.</p> <p>This is the reason we really can't go with anything anybody says anywhere that is not backed up by the deeds they do and the life they live. The old saying that "talk is cheap" is totally true, but at the same time, if you take someone at their word that has lived a life contrary to what they are saying, another saying comes into play. I heard Scotty on the original Star Trek series say this. "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!"</p> <p>Be ever vigilant and do your homework. Don't believe what is being said simply because it is a comfortable concept that is something you would really LIKE to hear. Be willing to listen to unpleasant truths that are actually the literal truth. The proof is in the walk of the person who is doing the speaking.</p> <p>On the flip side, always make sure you are acting in accordance with what you say. Actually, you will act naturally in unguarded moments, so it is better said that you should say what you really mean. Actual truth. These days, it is considered relative to the situation, and many believe that this moment's "truth" is anything that gets them what they want now.</p> <p>When someone lies to you, even once, how could you ever trust them again? How could anyone ever trust YOU again? It has long been a goal of mine to be considered one of the truly honest people in a world that is chock full of liars. How will you be remembered? Your legacy is more important than you think.</p> <p>A final quote from St. Francis of Assisi:</p> <p>"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching."</p> <p> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p>
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Is Australian Style Gun Confiscation The Answer? -HNM006
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Is Australian Style Gun Confiscation The Answer?"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do Audio, Video, Content Creation, and That Other Stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>Due to work schedules, there won't be a Geoff & Jeffrey show this week, but I am releasing a shorter conversation Geoff and I had on gun ownership in Australia and the U.S.</p> <p>In 1996, Australia passed a law that gave gun owners 2 years grace period to voluntarily turn in their guns, or to be prosecuted for gun ownership thereafter.</p> <p>I will include links to various articles on the subject in the show notes at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>In our conversation on the subject, Geoff, being Australian, gives me his take on gun ownership in general and also differences he sees in the idea of owning guns in both the U.S, and Australia.</p> <p><a href= "http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425021/australia-gun-control-obama-america"> http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425021/australia-gun-control-obama-america</a></p> <p><a href= "http://reason.com/archives/2016/03/22/australias-gun-buyback-created-a-violent"> http://reason.com/archives/2016/03/22/australias-gun-buyback-created-a-violent</a></p> <p><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia</a></p> <p><a href= "http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/25/the-australia-gun-control-fallacy/"> http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/25/the-australia-gun-control-fallacy/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHGit3zF808">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHGit3zF808</a></p> <p> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p>
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New Keyboards Can Be Good Therapy -Geoff & Jeffrey #27
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 27 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"New Keyboards Can Be Good Therapy"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2FS0kPmFU">:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtb3UEi1xEM</a></p>
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Jeffrey Eats Crow -Geoff & Jeffrey #26
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 26 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Jeffrey Eats Crow"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>An Australian and a guy from the U.S. talk audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. It is streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday mornings in the U.S., and Wednesday evenings in Australia. The link for the video of this episode is at the bottom of the page.</p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2FS0kPmFU">:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARsrX_dtns</a></p>
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Transgender Bathroom Solution -Geoff & Jeffrey #25
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 25 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Transgender Bathroom Solution"</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2FS0kPmFU">:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr2FS0kPmFU</a></p>
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A Brilliant Idea, Just A Little Late -Geoff & Jeffrey #24
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 24 of The Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"A Brilliant Idea, Just A Little Late"</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMp4a891cDY</p>
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Father, Son, and Goalie Host -Geoff & Jeffrey #23
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 23 of The Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Father, Son, and Goalie Host"</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DRXqvPhZb0</p>
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Photo Bombed By The Queen -Geoff & Jeffrey #22
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 22 of The Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Photo Bombed By The Queen"</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhj2XVliqMc&t=120s</p>
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Loss Of A Friend - Geoff & Jeffrey #21
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Episode 21 of The Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>"Loss Of A Friend"</strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to receive notifications of new episodes in your email, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show! <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a></p> <p>If you are wondering about starting your own podcast, go to <a href= "http://podcastcurious.com">http://podcastcurious.com</a></p> <p>Link to the video version of this episode: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-EPFP0hSsA">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-EPFP0hSsA</a></p>
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Obama Did NOT Ban The Pledge of Allegiance -Geoff & Jeffrey #17
<p>Greetings! <span style= "color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.</strong></span> We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Today on Episode 17 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:</p> <p><br /> Our live recording time is not very conducive to people being awake while it is going on. 6:00am Eastern time and 8:00 Australian time.</p> <p><br /> Ms Ileane Smith left a comment on Geoff's YouTube Channel where the video version of the show is posted. <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/glider1b">https://www.youtube.com/user/glider1b</a></p> <p><br /> A correction from Episode 16: President Obama did NOT ban the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey's image on this episode is very jittery, but the audio sounds great once we used Jeffrey's local recording.</p> <p><br /> A comparison of the video applications Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.</p> <p><br /> An update on two of the podcasts that Jeffrey has been helping to get started.</p> <p><br /> You are better to go ahead and get started with the risk of doing it wrong instead of not moving at all and accomplishing nothing.</p> <p><br /> Discussing our sound treatment and mic arrangements with our new setup.</p> <p><br /> Trying to hangup and reconnect on Skype didn't help with the jerky video on Jeffrey's end.</p> <p><br /> The "Indian Telemarketers" tried to call again.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey has had so many inquiries about podcasting that he made a resource page on his website. You can access it at <a href= "http://PodcastCurious.com">PodcastCurious.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> Geoff found that it was cheaper to buy an Australian microphone in California and take it home than to buy it locally in Australia.</p> <p><br /> Australia is the largest producer of natural gas. They sell it to Japan, but the Japanese prices are 25% cheaper than it is in Australia where it is actually produced.</p> <p><br /> Companies fight the reduction of product demand instead of preparing for what is next in the industry.</p> <p><br /> Getting along with people with opposite points of view. Just being able to discuss things in an unemotional manner.</p> <p><br /> Geoff has the impression that Americans are rarely living where they were raised, it seems its about constantly moving to where the best job is.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey just had his 30th anniversary working for the U.S. Postal Service.</p> <p><br /> Always be nice to your children since they will be picking your nursing home.</p> <p><br /> When you get older you schedule fun activities around the doctor's appointments.</p> <p><br /> Girls were not interested in computers or online until the tech was taken out of the way and you could easily get on and chat.</p> <p><br /> Tech is moving so quickly. More all the time.</p> <p><br /> Modern uses for out of date computers. Early computers we remember:</p> <p><br /> Commodore Vic 20 <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20</a></p> <p><br /> Commodore 64 <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64</a></p> <p><br /> Commodore 128 <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_128">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_128</a></p> <p><br /> Apple 1 <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I</a></p> <p><br /> Hitachi Peach <a href= "http://www.1000bit.it/ad/bro/hitachi/HitachiPeachBrochure.PDF">http://www.1000bit.it/ad/bro/hitachi/HitachiPeachBrochure.PDF</a></p> <p><br /> Texas Instruments <a href= "TI994a%20https:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_TI-99/4A">TI994a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_TI-99/4A</a></p> <p><br /> Timex-Sinclair <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timex_Sinclair">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timex_Sinclair</a></p> <p>If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: geoffblanchard.com</p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> A special thanks for Brother Jon at the Remnant Bible Fellowship Podcast for composing and performing the theme music for the audio version of the show. <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com</a></p> <p>A link you click here could be an affiliate link. Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support production costs! Thanks!</p>
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From Blab To Skype With A Dash of Wirecast -Geoff & Jeffrey #16
<p><span style= "color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff.</strong></span> <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Today on Episode 16 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:</p> <p><br /> Blab.im has died a quiet death, leaving us orphans, but Geoff, being the fancy video expert, has set us up using Wirecast and Skype. This gives new versatility, improves both the audio and video and streams live on YouTube at the same time!<br /> Blab was primarily expected to be used as a video version of Facebook, but many people started doing shows and only being on once a week. So, it looks like we killed it.</p> <p><br /> The new version of Wirecast is pretty expensive, but has NDI, (Network Device Interface), which allows you to bring any computer on your network into play.<br /> Jeffrey has found that it is possible to record a Skype call with his Audio Technica <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2005USB-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B007JX8O0Y?imprToken=nQoxtFNNzGsGRAm1Gdvnqw&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> AT2005usb</a> and <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H5-Four-Track-Portable-Recorder/dp/B00KCXMBES?imprToken=nQoxtFNNzGsGRAm1Gdvnqw&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Zoom H5 recorder</a>. Usually, it requires a larger mixer that has enough Auxillary Sends, or special software that takes up system resources from Skype.</p> <p><br /> On Tech Down Over, the guest was Anthony Artis a writer and educator about videography.</p> <p><br /> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ob1Y6kOS4c">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ob1Y6kOS4c</a></p> <p><br /> Books by Anthony Artis:</p> <p><br /> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Shut-Shoot-Documentary-Guide-Production/dp/0240824156?imprToken=UEcCCuMDh2xQS0mPiW0G5w&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production</a><br /></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Shut-Shoot-Freelance-Video-Guide/dp/0240814878?imprToken=UEcCCuMDh2xQS0mPiW0G5w&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_2&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production</a><br /></p> <p>Jeffrey is thrilled with the launch of a friend's podcast that he helped with. It has amazing sound, and great content. Check it out:</p> <p><br /> <a href= "http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com/">http://remnantbiblefellowship.libsyn.com/</a></p> <p>Geoff played a short demo for the show that is going to be played on episode 80 of The Feed, the Official Libsyn Podcast. Libsyn is the podcast hosting company that Jeffrey uses for the podcast version of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up.</p> <p><br /> A discussion of how a show such as ours and Tech Down Over can sometimes have a hard time deciding who's turn it is to talk.</p> <p><br /> YouTube is inconsistent in enforcing the copyright laws sometimes.</p> <p><br /> Major News services reported that President Obama had banned the American Pledge of Allegience. We discuss this, thinking it is real, but found out later it was a hoax.</p> <p><br /> Geoff mispelled Holbrook on Jeffrey's lower third. hehehe! Mispellings of our names in general.</p> <p><br /> Advances in tech, like in the Vincent Price movie, "The Abominable Dr Phibes". He was so deformed, he had developed a way to plug in on the back of his neck to communicate.</p> <p><br /> <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Abominable_Dr._Phibes">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Abominable_Dr._Phibes</a></p> <p><br /> How cities in the U.S. are closely crowded compared to Australia.</p> <p>---------------------------------------</p> <p><br /> If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook is at: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>To learn about podcasting, go to <a href= "http://PodcastCurious.com">PodcastCurious.com</a></p> <p><br /> A link you click here could be an affiliate link. Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show!</p>
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"My Shadow" By Robert Lewis Stevenson -HNM005
<p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook.</p> <p><br /> Welcome to the the audio feed from <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> I recently started working on a few projects with with J.D. Sutter over at <a href="http://porchlightfamilymedia.com">Porchlight Family Media</a>. They have a show called Verses in Vox. They are taking classic works of poetry, and have them performed by a voice actor, then original music is composed, and original photography and artwork is made.</p> <p>When all is produced and made ready by the 5 or 6 people involved, it is released. You really need to go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen to the various amazing productions.</p> <p><br /> Before getting involved with these projects, I hadn't really gotten much into classic poetry, but I have really been finding a new dimension to these treasures.<br /> Today, with permission, I am presenting "My Shadow" by Robert Lewis Stevenson, in its entirety.</p> <p><br /> --------------------------</p> <p><br /> Remember, go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen and get subscription options for this amazing podcast.</p> <p>You can also subscribe to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed and find everything else we do at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> Don't just blindly rush through your day.....</p> <p>THINK DEEPLY TODAY.</p>
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Term Limits For Everyone! -Geoff & Jeffrey #15
<p>Greetings! <span style= "color: #0000ff; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.</strong></span> We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Today on <span style= "color: #ff6600; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Episode #15 The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:<br /> <br /> Blab will let you schedule two Blabs with identical names by assigning a unique number to each.</p> <p>Geoff added some more bling to the screen on the video version of the show.</p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTdSPwXis0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTdSPwXis0</a></p> <p>Jeffrey got a new coffee cup sporting the various expressions of Darth Vader. He is drinking Chai tea. Unlike most Americans, Jeffrey believes all tea should be hot.</p> <p><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea</a></p> <p>Geoff listens to podcasting while walking to see his mother, while Jeffrey listens while driving to and from work.</p> <p>A long commute gives you time to think and get mentally prepared for your day.</p> <p>You are more apt to be late for work if you live closely than if you have a long commute.</p> <p>Jeffrey let Geoff hear a demo he made for episode #11 that has been submitted to libsyn.com for The Feed podcast. It is the episode with Ms. Ileane Smith as a guest.</p> <p><a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2016/08/01/ms-ileane-is-a-big-time-smarty-pants-gj11/"> http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2016/08/01/ms-ileane-is-a-big-time-smarty-pants-gj11/</a></p> <p>Some in the U.S. say that Skype has been more reliable lately, but Geoff says it has been woeful lately for him.</p> <p>Some drones have a 3x zoom lens on them now. One even has a 16x zoom. Some can be controlled by 4G, so can be controlled in other states.</p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Quadcopter-Camera-Return-Function-Headless/dp/B00X9JDPYC?%20imprToken=8Ug.uJfPgFGSPzC6QXTNBg&slotNum=0&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_2&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Example of a drone with a camera</a></p> <p> </p> <p>The only people who are restricted by new laws are those who abide by the laws anyway.</p> <p>Geoff thinks that a good behavior early release is crazy since we are all expected to be on good behavior anyway.</p> <p>Government action usually involves the making or saving of money.</p> <p>Jeffrey's wedding anniversary is on Mickey Mouse's birthday, Nov. 18th.</p> <p>A discussion of the political systems of both Australia and the U.S.</p> <p>Geoff has been watching YouTube videos of abandoned places.</p> <p>Gambling VS the stock market.</p> <p>If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook is at: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>A link you click here could be an affiliate link. Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show!</p>
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The "Indian Telemarketers" Don't Want To Talk - Geoff & Jeffrey #14
<p>Greetings! Welcome to the <span style= "color: #0000ff; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Holbrook New Media Audio Feed</strong></span>. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>On episode 14 of The Geoff & Jeffrey Show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:<br /> ----------------------------------------------------------<br /> Jeffrey is doing the show from his daughter's apartment in Indiana. A discussion of his mobile gear.<br /> <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/</a></p> <p>Jeffrey has found that the domain names he let expire at the last show are unwilling to go quietly.</p> <p>Sometimes you can get a better deal on something if you go away and check back later.</p> <p>Geoff gets a call from the "Indian Telemarketers" but they don't want to talk.</p> <p>Jeffrey laughs out loud at Geoff's video version of the show.<br /> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/glider1b">https://www.youtube.com/user/glider1b</a></p> <p>Windows 10 boots up a lot quicker than both of our original Windows 7 computers.</p> <p>Windows 8 was really bad, in that it gave you touch screen features to use even when you didn't have a touch screen.</p> <p>Audio and video editing are really better suited for a mouse and keyboard than on a touch screen.</p> <p>Having a second monitor can increase your productivity.</p> <p>Geoff shows his Logitech wireless keyboard, that is actually solar so it doesn't need to keep changing batteries. The coolness of solar.</p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Solar-Keyboard-K750/dp/B004MF11MU?imprToken=2VX0F27gYH5thvpTxjyr2Q&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750</a></p> <p>Geoff uses his Mac computer for personal things and a PC for all work related activity.</p> <p>Funny things seen at Walmart, including people wearing pajama pants.</p> <p>Discussing the casual manner of dress adopted by today's society.</p> <p>Both "Fannie" and "Randy" mean different things in Australia and the U.S.</p> <p>Quick access to relevant info online is getting more amazing all the time.</p> <p>This also means that ads are much more targeted than they used to be.</p> <p>Doing the show from an untreated room like Jeffrey is doing illustrates the value of using a dynamic mic instead of a condenser to control unwanted noise and echo.</p> <p><a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/</a><br /> ----------------------------------------------------------------<br /> If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>A link you click here could be an affiliate link. Affiliate links cost you nothing extra, but help support The Geoff & Jeffrey Show!</p>
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Dogs Don't Like That New Car Smell -Geoff & Jeffrey #13
<p>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Today on episode 13 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:</p> <p>Geoff is feeling somewhat better from last week and has hidden his microphone.</p> <p>Trying to keep from being overwhelmed by social media. Many lack common courtesy.</p> <p>Life is so hectic because people make it that way themselves. The urgency of phone messaging in many people's lives.</p> <p>Families don't talk much since phones have so much interaction and info available.</p> <p>So much is available that it is hard to find exactly what you are looking for.</p> <p>Google photos have so many photos it would take 427 years to quickly flick through all the images.</p> <p>Geoff thought the Union Contract voice over that Jeffrey let him hear last week was done well. <a href= "http://www.apwu133.com/APWUContractAward2016.mp3">http://www.apwu133.com/APWUContractAward2016.mp3</a></p> <p>Jeffrey has two domain names, dot coms, that he has allowed to expire today.</p> <p>A discussion of domains and the problem with sites that have owners who have identical names.</p> <p>The importance of having an identifying photo so people know it is you when they find all those accounts with the same name.</p> <p>It is possible to have an online persona that keeps your true identity hidden.</p> <p>Geoff says dogs and cameras don't mix.</p> <p>Geoff bought a new Mitsubishi Montero. Dogs don't like that new car smell. <a href= "http://www.edmunds.com/mitsubishi/montero/">http://www.edmunds.com/mitsubishi/montero/</a></p> <p>Tariff protections of local economies raise prices for the locals.</p> <p><br /> ------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook is at: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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A Moratorium on "Clant Plosings" -Geoff & Jeffrey #12
<p><span style= "font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.</strong></span></p> <p>We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Today on Episode 12 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>, here are some of the things we are talking about:</p> <p>Geoff faked out Jeffrey with a plane crash photo from Universal Studios War of the Worlds exhibit.</p> <p><br /> A comparison of celsius in Australia and fahrenheit in the U.S.. <a href= "http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/temperature/how-celsius-to-fahrenheit.htm"> http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/temperature/how-celsius-to-fahrenheit.htm</a></p> <p><br /> Geoff's using a more simple setup, and Jeffrey is sporting some new sound treatment.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey's older brother loves the show and says he likes it better than Jeffrey's earlier podcasting efforts.</p> <p><br /> Younger people seem to interpret podcasting as the free exchange of ideas in conversation, not a scripted thing like public radio.</p> <p><br /> Geoff likes the No Agenda show with John C. Dvorak and Adam Curry. <a href= "http://www.noagendashow.com/">http://www.noagendashow.com/</a></p> <p><br /> High megapixel cameras are really getting up there. The differences in the old film method of photography and the new methods of digital.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey's first 35mm film camera was a used Yashica TL Super. He got it to learn about how aperatures and shutter speeds interacted. <a title= "http://www.mikeeckman.com/2015/12/quick-review-yashica-tl-super-1966/" href= "http://www.mikeeckman.com/2015/12/quick-review-yashica-tl-super-1966/"> http://www.mikeeckman.com/2015/12/quick-review-yashica-tl-super-1966/</a></p> <p><br /> The balance between good composition and just blazing away taking hundreds of images.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey got a taste of the eLearning module work that Geoff usually does by doing a voice over of the announcement of the highlights of the new union contract for the American Postal Workers Union. <a href="http://www.apwu133.com/">http://www.apwu133.com/</a></p> <p><br /> Geoff says that it is much easier to do voice over work that you are personally invested in, as opposed to general voice over work.</p> <p><br /> Different audio takes seem to have a slightly different sound if you don't do them in one sitting.</p> <p><br /> Most union websites have only text and very few do audio.</p> <p><br /> No matter what you do, some people will like it, and some will not.</p> <p><br /> <a href= "http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html?sdid=KTVLX&promoid=70114000002XDiFAAW&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!86736557062!b!!g!!%2Badobe%20%2Bcaptivate&ef_id=VE97sAAABCWkywtH:20160723024506:s%20https://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Captivate-9-Essentials-Workbook/dp/1932733841?imprToken=fc-jTNJXX8rAnyaLzJ22kA&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Adobe Captivate</a> has a good text to speech feature.</p> <p><br /> Another Verses In Vox episode was released that Jeffrey did the voice over for. "The Children's Hour" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/verses2">holbrooknewmedia.com/verses2</a></p> <p><br /> We explore some features on Blab that Geoff discovered. <a href= "http://blab.im">blab.im</a></p> <p><br /> Comparing Geoff getting into Blab easier directly with a webcam and mic as opposed to using Wirecast.</p> <p><br /> Geoff's <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Rode-NTG2-Condenser-Shotgun-Microphone/dp/B00093ESSI?imprToken=4eIN21.XxreshUs8YIh6-g&tag=holnewmed-20&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F"> Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic</a>.</p> <p><br /> Track pads, vs trackball mouse, vs conventional mouse.</p> <p><br /> Looking around our studios on the video.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's Web Site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a><br /> All Things Jeffrey K. Holbrook is at: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Ms Ileane Is A Big Time Smarty Pants! -GJ11
<p><span style= "font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.<img src= "https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/57904/Bad_Antenna_Day.jpg" alt="" width="407" height="397" /></strong></span></p> <p>We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. We had a special guest today on Episode 11 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show, Ms. Ileane Smith. She is a social media guru extraordinaire, and a good friend of Jeffrey's.<br /> <br /> Here are some of the things we are talking about:<br /> <br /> Blab and Wirecast don't always play well together.</p> <p>Huge flooding in West Virginia with massive property damage and more than 20 killed. <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/aimee.mullinex/media_set?set=a.1295422130471282.1073741855.100000105213759&type=3"> Flood Image Album by Aimee Mullinex Ramsey</a><br /> <a href= "http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia">http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia</a></p> <p>Jeffrey's friends at the Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast had knee high water in their podcasting space. <a href= "http://cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com/podcast-space-flooded">http://cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com/podcast-space-flooded</a></p> <p>Something eerie... Jeffrey actually recorded over 15 minutes of the storm that flooded everyone out. Don't forget the victims once the news coverage subsides. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2016/06/29/wv-flood-thunderstorm-recording-6-23-16-hnm003/"> http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2016/06/29/wv-flood-thunderstorm-recording-6-23-16-hnm003/</a></p> <p>Why do people continue to live in chronic disaster areas? Geoff says there isn't much potential for natural disasters in Melbourne, Australia.</p> <p>Jeffrey recounts one of the most tragic deaths.</p> <p>History records show us that many people have lived with much more tragedy than we face.</p> <p>Bill Dewees charges $20 per finished minute on eLearning modules. Geoff likes how Bill covers both the voicing and the business side of voice over.<br /> <a href= "http://www.billdewees.com/">http://www.billdewees.com/</a></p> <p>Ms. Ileane tells it like it is. She is big time smarty pants. : <a href="http://ileanesmith.com">http://ileanesmith.com</a></p> <p>She has been recording her podcast on Blab, but may be switching to Huzza. It is integrated with Patreon. <a href= "https://huzza.io/">https://huzza.io/</a> <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/">https://www.patreon.com/</a></p> <p>The time to service social media is at a premium for most of us that work full time.</p> <p>Not sure of the future of Blab, and Ileane says you always have to have a plan "B".</p> <p>Here is were to find all of Ms. Ileane's tutorials for various social media platforms. <a href= "http://youtube.com/msileanespeaks">http://youtube.com/msileanespeaks</a></p> <p>Online streaming is discussed by Geoff and Ileane while Jeffrey mainly listens since he really doesn't know much about it. hehehe!</p> <p>Geoff loves Larry Becker's short videos with cool video tips. Ms. Ileane is going to check it out. <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPHRJZTubEomgFO8EiO-0YA">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPHRJZTubEomgFO8EiO-0YA</a></p> <p>Scott Kelby is a fancy photography and Adobe Photoshop guru guy. Jeffrey participated in a Kelby Photowalk in Charleston, West Virginia.<br /> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/kelbymediagroup">https://www.youtube.com/user/kelbymediagroup</a></p> <p>Geoff made a video with Kolin the Koala. <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzIqXJKm3gE">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzIqXJKm3gE</a></p> <p>The old TWAIN scanning acronym stands for Technology Without An Important Name.</p> <p>Using old computers for specialty uses that have been phased out in newer incarnations of software.</p> <p>Some people come to Blab to learn English.</p> <p>Ileane's Blog: <a href= "http://ileanesmith.com">http://ileanesmith.com</a><br /> Philadelphia podcasters meetup: <a href= "http://ileanesmith.com/meetup">http://ileanesmith.com/meetup</a></p> <p>Geoff's mother's birthday is on July 4th.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>If you would like to receive the show notes in your email with links for things mentioned in episodes, go to <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>. On the right side of the page there is a place to subscribe to the blog.</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard is at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook's site is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Loving Your Condenser Mic -GJ10
<p>Greetings! Welcome to the <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">Holbrook New Media Audio Feed</a>. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Today on The Geoff & Jeffrey show</strong></span>:<br /> <br /> Curtis Judd, the audio and video expert on Tech Down Over.<br /> <a href= "https://vimeo.com/171167292">https://vimeo.com/171167292</a></p> <p>Loving our <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Rode-NT1A-Anniversary-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B002QAUOKS?ie=UTF8&imprToken=2iPZ36pw85WDmwXeGwg-Rw&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_1&tag=holnewmed-20"> Rode NT1-A condenser mics</a>.</p> <p>Jonathon Gill, Jeffrey's friend recording acoustic guitar this evening past in Jeffrey's sound booth. Jonathon is starting a Christian ministry podcast, and the music will be used by Jonathon and Jeffrey on their shows.</p> <p>The classic radio guy, Like Gary Owens on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" is not in vogue for voice over the way it used to be. They want real people speaking like real people.</p> <p>Pronunciation quirks of various parts of the world. herbs, niche, cache, asterisk, solder.</p> <p>Legalizing Marijuana in various states in the U.S.</p> <p>Comparing German and English.</p> <p>West Virginia Dumb Hillbilly stereotype origins explained.</p> <p>Geoff respects actors who are able to adapt their accents from show to show<br /> .<br /> Australian Cigarettes can only be in green packages, and can only have pictures of rotting lungs and teeth.</p> <p>The American government made millions off of cigarette taxes for decades and then turned around and sued the tobacco companies for causing health issues.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p><br /> Geoff Blanchard's site: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook can be found at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>--Any link you click here may be an affiliate link. Affiliate links allow you to help the show without costing you anything extra. Thanks!--</p>
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The Children's Hour -HNM004
<p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook.</p> <p><br /> Welcome to the the audio feed from <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> I recently started working on a few projects with with J.D. Sutter over at <a href="http://porchlightfamilymedia.com">Porchlight Family Media</a>. They have a show called Verses in Vox. They are taking classic works of poetry, and have them performed by a voice actor, then original music is composed, and original photography and artwork is made.</p> <p>When all is produced and made ready by the 5 or 6 people involved, it is released. You really need to go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen to the various amazing productions.</p> <p><br /> Before getting involved with these projects, I hadn't really gotten much into classic poetry, but I have really been finding a new dimension to these treasures.<br /> Today, with permission, I am presenting "The Children's Hour", in its entirety.</p> <p><br /> --------------------------</p> <p><br /> Remember, go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen and get subscription options for this amazing podcast.</p> <p>You can also subscribe to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed and find everything else we do at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> Don't just blindly rush through your day.....</p> <p>THINK DEEPLY TODAY.</p>
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Thirty-Three Dollars a Second -GJ9
<p>Greetings! Welcome to the <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">Holbrook New Media</a> Audio Feed. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Today on Episode 9 of Geoff & Jeffrey: The Weekly Catch Up, here are some of the things we are talking about:</strong></span></p> <p><br /> Geoff is lamenting about the shirt he has worn, because it looks like it moving on the screen.</p> <p><br /> Talking about some images from Jeffrey's photography collection.<br /> <a href= "https://www.flickr.com/photos/vc_vigilant/">https://www.flickr.com/photos/vc_vigilant/</a></p> <p>Jeffrey reports on stats for the first three episodes of Geoff & Jeffrey that have been released on the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.</p> <p>Geoff did a professional video that could make the Melbourne, Australia tourism authorities jealous. He describes his techniques.<br /> <a href= "https://youtu.be/d2zpYzaswak">https://youtu.be/d2zpYzaswak</a></p> <p>Geoff has a water proof <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHA-301-HERO/dp/B00NIYNUXO?ie=UTF8&imprToken=27wRcD-qknQxhL6TLLkW7A&linkCode=w13&linkId=6QGXLNO7PKCI4EBT&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fholbrooknewmedia.com%2F&ref_=assoc_res_sw_us_dka_crp_c_result_2&tag=holnewmed-20"> GoPro</a> camera, but finds it awkward to use.</p> <p>YouTube, Vimeo and podcasting give you good reason to present good production techniques.</p> <p><br /> Larry Becker, the product video guy for B&H was on the other video show Geoff does called Tech Down Over. He is teaching simple video things that can make your videos look professional grade.<br /> <a href= "https://vimeo.com/170240237">https://vimeo.com/170240237</a></p> <p>Sometimes film trailers are the only good bits of an entire film.</p> <p>Jeffrey's highest rate of pay ever was $33 dollars a second. It was for a 3 second run of an image in a film.</p> <p><br /> The relationship of filming time VS. actual time on screen.</p> <p><br /> The possibility of having your web cam hacked.</p> <p><br /> Jeffrey's pick of the week. <a href= "http://theaudacitytopodcast.com">theaudacitytopodcast.com</a>. Daniel J. Lewis has National Association of Broadcasters Show new product videos.</p> <p>How great Audacity is as an audio editing program. <a href= "http://www.audacityteam.org/">http://www.audacityteam.org/</a></p> <p>Using a live stream for infomercials is wierd.</p> <p><br /> Geoff put an alarm in WireCast to let us know when the show is over.</p> <p><br /> We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p>Geoff Blanchard's website: <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook can be found at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Huge Audio Recording Mistake- GJ8
<p>Greetings!</p> <p>Welcome to the <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">Holbrook New Media Audio Feed</a>. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Today on Episode 8 of The Geoff & Jeffrey show, here are some of the things we are talking about:<br /> <br /> Bandwidth issues on Blab.im</p> <p>Why new free services on the internet usually don't last too long.</p> <p>William is snoring.</p> <p>A new company on the stock exchange made 1.5 million last year, but at the same time lost 68 million. Not a good idea.</p> <p>Comparision of America and Australian retirement plans.</p> <p>Geoff is critical of his photography skills.</p> <p>Jeffrey has around 800 images on an old Flickr account that found new life recently in blog posts.</p> <p>Jeffrey made a huge audio recording mistake this week.</p> <p>When you get a new mic, the old mic is suddenly not sounding so good.</p> <p>The serious importance of wearing headphones when you record.</p> <p>Getting a stereo signal on a live stream using mono mic output.</p> <p>Armani in the chat room wondered about our audio and video setups.</p> <p>Then Armani showed us what we look like on his TV.</p> <p>Jeffrey's pick of the week, Dave Jackson of the School Of Podcasting <a href= "http://schoolofpodcasting.com">schoolofpodcasting.com</a></p> <p><br /> We hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p> </p> <p>All things Geoff Blanchard can be found at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook's web site is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Evan's Car is Solid as a German Metal Donkey
<p>Greetings! Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed. We do audio, video, content creation, and that other stuff. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Today on The Geoff & Jeffrey show , here are some of the things we are talking about:</p> <p> </p> <p>The ease of using <a href="http://Blab.im">Blab.im</a> compared to other video streaming services. Geoff is experimenting with live YouTube streaming.</p> <p>Jeffrey has the podcast version of Geoff & Jeffrey up and running!</p> <p>Geoff also gave a fast version on the YouTube Video for those who have only a little time. hehehe!</p> <p>Geoff got a new green screen to use with his Wirecast backgrounds.</p> <p>89% of Americans think their photography is really good. The real problem is composition.</p> <p>Advances in photography & video tech.</p> <p>Geoff's favorite amusement parks are the Six Flags parks in the U.S.</p> <p>Jeffrey uses his old photography for blog posts. One of his pics seems to be all over the internet as a symbol of corporate greed.</p> <p>Price fluctuations and advertising ploys.</p> <p>Upcoming changes on Twitter.</p> <p>Differences in price and appointments of American and Japanese cars.</p> <p>In the chat room, Evan says that the VW golf is solid as a German Metal Donkey.</p> <p>Electric cars will become popular when they can be afforded by the average household.</p> <p>No matter what good thing is done for the enviroment, SOMEBODY won't like it and will try to stop it.</p> <p>Gun control in the U.S. and Australia.</p> <p>Media bans for saying bad things against presidential candidates.</p> <p>Jeffrey's pick for the week: <a href= "http://cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com">Cinema Toast Crunch Podcast</a>. A movie review podcast of movies, new and old. Great show. Garvis got 19 of 23 correct predictions for the Oscars. <a href= "http://cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com">cinematoastcrunch.libsyn.com</a> At Jeffrey's suggestion, they reviewed the movie Dune.</p> <p><br /> -------------------------------------------</p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook can be found at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>Geoff Blanchard is at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p>
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WV Flood Thunderstorm Recording 6-23-16- HNM003
<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Welcome to a special edition of the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed.</strong></span> <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> In the early morning hours of June 23rd, 2016, I recorded more than 15 minutes of a thunderstorm. Little did I know the devastation it would cause in our state of West Virginia. Lives have been changed forever with the loss of homes, businesses and with the more than 20 deaths attributed to this event.</p> <p><br /> While many types of disasters can affect your home and loved ones, there is none quite like a flood. A few days of torrential rain can cause a condition in a mountainous region like West Virginia that is rather unique. You can see water rising toward your home during the rain, but after it stops, and you think it's over, the water continues to rise from the runoff out of the mountains.</p> <p><br /> In slow motion, over a few hours as you watch in complete helplessness, the water rises, and rises. It finally enters your home and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Then it goes up and up, 2 feet, 4 feet, 6 feet, etc, and finally stops rising and then slowly subsides.</p> <p><br /> If your home is not washed away, in a flash flood area, then you are left with a massive cleanup in a very toxic enviroment. Waste treatment facilities get over run and chemical storage areas that flood turn the waters into a toxic soup that creates an incredible public health danger.</p> <p><br /> The most surprising thing I encountered helping with flood relief in the past was on the interior of a friend's house. There was around 10 inches of hard packed sand on the floors that had to be chipped away before any cleaning could take place.<br /> Another issue is the fact that tetanus shots need to be administered to all who are helping with the cleanup. I heard today that the American Red Cross does not have the shots available here.</p> <p><br /> Please help the Red Cross, and local organizations and churches who are feeding the workers and helping those affected by the devastation of their homes, and from the many deaths attributed to the flood.</p> <p><br /> One final note. Please don't drive into the stricken areas just to take pictures. Clogging up the relief areas for your own satisfaction of seeing a spectacle creates even more problems. There are hundreds of images on Facebook already. If you aren't coming in to help, just don't come at all.</p> <p><br /> In the show notes for this episode at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>, you will find links for the <a href= "http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia">West Virginia regional Red Cross site</a> and a <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/aimee.mullinex/media_set?set=a.1295422130471282.1073741855.100000105213759&type=3"> flood image album by Aimee Mullinex Ramsey.</a></p> <p><br /> Thank you so much for your help and prayers. Here is the recording of the thunderstorm. I just wish the circumstances could have been different.<br /> ----------------------------------------------------------<br /> Thanks for listening. you can find us at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/aimee.mullinex/media_set?set=a.1295422130471282.1073741855.100000105213759&type=3"> Flood Image Album by Aimee Mullinex Ramsey</a><br /></p> <p><a href= "http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia">http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia</a></p>
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Ep. 6 Geoff & Jeffrey Show, The Weekly Catch Up
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ep. 6 Geoff & Jeffrey Show, The Weekly Catch Up</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Audio, Video, Content Creation, and that other stuff!</strong></span></p> <p>------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Topics Covered:</p> <p>-------------------</p> <p>Trouble getting into Blab and recovering a no-show recording of a Blab. http://blab.im</p> <p>Everything you say online is being monitored or recorded. Sage words from the the great prophet Thumper.</p> <p>Geoff got a new portable green screen.</p> <p>Jeffrey is trying out some smaller earbud style headphones.</p> <p>Geoff's video magic, and Jeffrey ripping the audio out of Geoff's finished video for his podcast feed.</p> <p>Podcast listening habits. Making silence lengths equal on an episode sounds wierd.</p> <p>Podcast niche. Making a general audio feed instead of being so specific. Having fun instead of trying to make money on podcasting. Holbrook New Media Audio Feed at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>William, Geoff's dog is snoring, and Lilly, Jeffrey's used kitty is scratching at the door.</p> <p>Our sound treatment configurations.</p> <p>Logitech C920 camera quirks. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/</a></p> <p>Teleprompter Pro for iPad. It's in the iTunes store.</p> <p>Adventures with glasses.</p> <p>Star Trek Tech</p> <p>Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro video processing software. <a href= "http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/">http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/</a> <a href= "http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html">http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html</a></p> <p>Sony Sound Forge  <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/</a></p> <p>Podcast Media Hosting at Liberated Syndication <a title= " http://libsyn.com" href= "%20http:/libsyn.com">http://libsyn.com</a></p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><a href="http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a>      <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p> </p>
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Ballad Of The Tempest
<p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook.</p> <p><br /> Welcome to the the audio feed from <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> I recently started working on a few projects with with J.D. Sutter over at <a href="http://porchlightfamilymedia.com">Porchlight Family Media</a>. They have a show called Verses in Vox. They are taking classic works of poetry, and have them performed by a voice actor, then original music is composed, and original photography and artwork is made.</p> <p>When all is produced and made ready by the 5 or 6 people involved, it is released. You really need to go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen to the various amazing productions.</p> <p><br /> Before getting involved with these projects, I hadn't really gotten much into classic poetry, but I have really been finding a new dimension to these treasures.<br /> Today, with permission, I am presenting the first production I was involved in, in its entirety.</p> <p>It is called Ballad Of The Tempest by James Thomas Fields.</p> <p><br /> --------------------------</p> <p><br /> Remember, go to <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com">verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com</a> to listen and get subscription options for this amazing podcast.</p> <p>You can also subscribe to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed and find everything else we do at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p><br /> Don't just blindly rush through your day.....</p> <p>THINK DEEPLY TODAY.</p>
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Ep 5 Geoff & Jeffrey Show
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Geoff & Jeffrey Episode #5</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Audio, Video, Content Creation, and that other stuff.</strong></span></p> <p><span style= "color: #ff6600;"><strong>-----------------------------------------------------------------</strong></span></p> <p>Discussion on Episode #5</p> <p>-----------------------------</p> <p>Cleaning your webcam for the best results</p> <p>Geoff prefers using the I-Mac instead of the Mac Book Pro for doing the show.</p> <p>Geoff has a chapter recorded for Librivox, where you can get free audio books. <a href= "https://librivox.org/">https://librivox.org/</a></p> <p>The difficulty of punching in recording mistakes instead of re-recording.</p> <p>Gear Acquisition Syndrome or G.A.S.</p> <p>Having a mic with no idea what you want your show will be about.</p> <p>Sound treatment installation follies.</p> <p>Distance from the mic in different applications.</p> <p>Bill DeWeese voice over guy. <a href= "http://www.billdewees.com/">http://www.billdewees.com/</a></p> <p>Comparing Bill DeWees' professional Whisper Room to Jeff's homemade booth. <a href= "http://www.whisperroom.com/">http://www.whisperroom.com/</a></p> <p>Each of our recording processes.</p> <p>Verses In Vox. <a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com/">http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com/</a></p> <p>Zoom H5 recorder. Excellent review from Golden Spiral Media <a href= "https://youtu.be/6XrPwMqfUfU">https://youtu.be/6XrPwMqfUfU</a></p> <p>Pluraleyes software. <a href= "https://www.redgiant.com/products/pluraleyes/">https://www.redgiant.com/products/pluraleyes/</a></p> <p>Comparing the difficulty and expense of audio versus video.</p> <p>Ray Ortega video dude extraordinaire. <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/thepodcastersstudio">https://www.youtube.com/user/thepodcastersstudio</a></p> <p>Record in a sound treated space with a reasonable mic.</p> <p>Cable TV versus internet streaming.</p> <p>Cell Phone useage at home and work.</p> <p> --------------------------------------------</p> <p>Everything Geoff Blanchard does can be found at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">http://geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p> </p>
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Ep #3 Geoff & Jeffrey Show
<p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Geoff & Jeffrey Episode #3</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Two guys talking Audio, Video, Content Creation and those other things.</strong></span></p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Windows 10 backup at an inconvenient time.</p> <p>Vacation/Holiday week, testing that retirement feeling.</p> <p>Election literature follies.</p> <p>Jeffrey's friend Marissa became a U.S. citizen along with 58 others.</p> <p>Geoff emigrated to Australia as a child with his parents.</p> <p>Jeffrey's first audio book is finished and available now for sale. The Process is discussed. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/ppj</a></p> <p>Geoff's dog William is snoring, while Jeffrey's used kitty is trying to get in the door.</p> <p>Jeffrey is working with Verses In Vox again. The workflow is detailed.</p> <p><a href= "http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com/">http://verses.porchlightfamilymedia.com/</a></p> <p>Mic technique and positioning.</p> <p>Sound treatment for our recording spaces.</p> <p>Geoff's video creation of jets piling in behind each other. <a href= "https://youtu.be/ayp2tCSJAeg">https://youtu.be/ayp2tCSJAeg</a></p> <p>Acting classes as training for voice over work.</p> <p>Mike Lenz Voice Over Podcast. <a href= "http://www.mikelenzvoice.com/">http://www.mikelenzvoice.com/</a></p> <p>The Audiobook Creation Exchange is not allowed in Australia.</p> <p>Singing and Public speaking is good training for voice over.</p> <p>No degree required for voice over, how good it is rules.</p> <p>The show must go on! Preparation and presentation is key.</p> <p>National Association Of Broadcasters <a href= "http://www.nabshow.com/"> http://www.nabshow.com/</a></p> <p>Picks Of The Week.</p> <p>Tony and Chelsie Northrop video channel.</p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues">https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues</a><br />                              </p> <p>Getting a good used Kitty or Doggie at the local shelter.</p> <p> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard can be found at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook's site: <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Night Sounds- Actually Listening to Nature
<p>This is <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Jeffrey K. Holbrook</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Welcome to the Holbrook New Media Audio Feed</strong></span></p> <p>------------------------------------------------<br /> Today's quote is from <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Albert Einstein</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."</strong></span></p> <p>When was the last time you listened to nature? Most of are stopped in our tracks when we see a glorious sunset, a rainbow or even a tornado or hurricane. When we are distracted by our sense of sight, the sound track of nature is only an accompaniment. Today, I plan to give you some nature to actually LISTEN to.</p> <p>What you are hearing in the back ground is a recording I got by placing my <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/recording-gear/">Zoom H2N</a> digital audio recorder on a guardrail on a road near my home. It is taking a 360 degree image of the area. The night sounds are amazing. Take the time to really listen and sense what is actually going on.</p> <p>Usually we hear night sounds as a single massive sound that is just in the background. There are many components and patterns to these sounds, and closing your eyes and really listening for a while can be very rewarding.</p> <p>I will warn you, that two cars pass, one in each direction, and while it seems it is going to get too loud, I have placed a limiter on them to keep it from getting overwhelming. Still, if you are listening in headphones, it can be pretty intimidating. See if you are tough enough to hang in there as you hear the cars getting closer and louder, and then as they subside.</p> <p>Please, please take the time to listen, really listen to nature, and all the world around you.</p> <p><br /> The Expected Final Quote:</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"One learns more from listening than speaking. And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls."</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thor Heyerdahl</strong></span></p> <p><br /> I'll stop talking now and give you the opportunity to hear the night sounds. Some will listen for a moment or two and won't see the use of this exercise. Many just can't still their mind long enough to do something that doesn't have a quick return benefit they can see up front.</p> <p>There there are others however, that are capable of opening up their minds to new things, exploring if you will, and they are the ones who can discover great riches of a kind most of the world will never see. Enjoy the serenade!</p> <p>------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Thank you so much for listening. The links for a free subscription, feedback, and everything else we do is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>If you are shopping at Amazon, type in <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a> to get there. We will get a referral fee that lets you help the show without costing anything extra.</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Don't just blindly rush through your day....</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>THINK DEEPLY TODAY!</strong></span></p>
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Ep. 2 of The Geoff & Jeffrey Show
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>The Geoff & Jeffrey Show, Episode #2</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Two guys who talk Audio, Video, Content Creation, and those other things.</strong></span></p> <p>Today's Topics:<br /> ---------------</p> <p>Audio Book trials and tribulations</p> <p>National Associate of Broadcasters</p> <p>Amazing Advances in Technology<br /> PTZ- (Pan Tilt Zoom) Cameras<br /> Logitech C920 Webcams<br /> NDI- Network Device Interface</p> <p>Skype and other types of online show recording</p> <p><br /> One of Geoff's earliest recordings. Telling the story of the Three Little Pigs. Super Cute!</p> <p>The Green Man with the shirt on!</p> <p>ABBA enunciation</p> <p>The Opera is the place to go!</p> <p>Blab Technical Difficulties and describing frozen expressions you can't see in Audio</p> <p>YouTube Live Streaming</p> <p>Wirecast Green Screen Magic</p> <p>The ease of live streaming on Blab.im</p> <p>Commodore 64 programming, BBS System, video titling, robot control, ham radio packet,<br /> and MIDI control of 6 synthesizers</p> <p>CB & Ham Radio</p> <p> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Find all things Geoff at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Everything Jeffrey is doing can be found at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p>
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Episode 1- Geoff & Jeffrey - The Weekly Catch Up
<p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook.<br /> Welcome to the the audio feed from <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>Today, Geoff & Jeffrey; The Weekly Catch Up. It's a video show I do with Geoff Blanchard of Australia on <a href= "http://Blab.im">Blab.im</a>. We hope you enjoy the audio version. If you want to see what we look like, I will embed the video for this episode at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>Geoff is into video, Jeffrey is into audio, and both enjoy the tech of content creation. They are talking about their latest projects, and on this show, topics such as:</p> <p>Verses in Vox episode Jeffrey is in. <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/voices1">holbrooknewmedia.com/voices1</a></p> <p>-Finding people you lost on the Internet<br /> -Weird Old Sayings<br /> -Presidential Candidates<br /> -Being old enough to not care what others think of you</p> <p>Geoff Blanchard is from Australia, and can be found at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a></p> <p>Jeffrey K. Holbrook is from the U. S. and his web site is <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p>----------------------------------</p> <p>Thank you so much for listening. Links for a free subscription, feedback, and everything else we do is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>You can find all things Geoff Blanchard at <a href= "http://geoffblanchard.com">geoffblanchard.com</a>.</p> <p>Don't just blindly rush through your day.....</p> <p>THINK DEEPLY TODAY.</p>
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Introducing The Holbrook New Media Audio Feed
<p>This is Jeffrey K. Holbrook.</p> <p><br /> Welcome to the the audio feed from <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p>To those who discovered and listened to the 50 episode show, Daggers Of The Mind, thank you for your interest. I want to assure that more of that same kind of content will be forthcoming.</p> <p>In addition, some of the voice acting, and voice over content we produce at <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">Holbrook New Media</a> will be made available here, and last but not least, the weekly video show I do with Geoff Blanchard of Australia on <a href="http://Blab.im">Blab.im</a>. It's called Geoff and Jeffrey; The Weekly Catch Up.</p> <p><br /> At <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a> you will find the embedded video of the show, as well as free subscription options for this audio feed, and you will also be able to subscribe to get an email notification for each post in the blog.</p> <p><br /> Again, welcome. We really appreciate the chance to be heard. We want to hear from you too! feedback@holbrooknewmedia.com.</p> <p>-------------------------------<br /> Today we are comparing opposing quotes from Karl Marx, and Ronald Reagan.</p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Karl Marx</strong></span>, who coauthored "The Communist Manifesto" with Frederich Engels</p> <p><br /> <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."</strong></span></p> <p><br /> -----------------</p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ronald Reagan</strong></span>, Former President of the United States.</p> <p><br /> <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."</strong></span></p> <p><br /> -----------------</p> <p><br /> I am not sure if anyone has noticed, but things have been getting pretty harsh lately. Social media has taken up the mantle of the presidential races. People who have been fast friends and would never say a cross word in person, feel so safe behind their keyboards and screens that permanent damage is being done to lifetime relationships.</p> <p><br /> I lamented the loss of civility in society in episodes of Daggers Of The Mind, but this time it is on steroids.</p> <p><br /> The presidential campaigns currently in progress have reached new lows when it comes to personal attacks, and the people are following suit. It is a similar situation to getting bad service at a restaurant. If the hostess is mean, and then you find that your server, and also the cashier is mean, then you need to look at the manager for the source of the problem. That business probably won't last very long since people won't tolerate the harsh attitude and will go somewhere else to eat.</p> <p><br /> In this case, it seems everyone really wishes they had someone else to vote for, but sadly, we are stuck with the choices we have. The harshness goes all the way down the line, and now we are at each other's throats.</p> <p><br /> While the the philosophical differences couldn't be more different between Karl Marx and Ronald Reagan, I am not going to concentrate on that. It is the attitude displayed on these two quotes that will illustrate today's point.<br /> Let there be peace. Peace is great. Everybody wants peace. Both Mr. Marx and Mr. Reagan wanted peace. The only problem I can see is they have a totally different definition of what it takes to get there.</p> <p><br /> First Mr. Marx. Peace will be achieved when he gets everything he wants, and it doesn't matter one whit what anybody else wants or needs. The old saying, "my way or the highway" comes to mind. No one else has any right to express an opinion, no right to want anything other than what he wants, it just isn't important, and it's time to get with the program. Once everyone falls in line, we will have peace.</p> <p><br /> Unless you are the one making up the rules, this would kind of grate on your sensibilities. You are telling everyone else what they have to do. When everyone recognizes your superior intellect at arriving at the best way for everyone to live, conflict will cease, and peace will reign. At least for a while.</p> <p><br /> There are many today on social media that scream their way to prominence and are just sure that everyone with half a brain can see the light because of the loudness of their delivery. How egotistical can you get? The harsh and narcisistic rants suppose an IQ that is impossible for the opposition to achieve. It's so obvious because no one could believe that way if they were in any way intelligent.</p> <p><br /> Oh, by the way, shouting another person down is not done because the shouter has a superior argument, it is because that person's argument is very weak, and it is imperative that no one else has the chance to challenge it.</p> <p><br /> Any person who truly has confidence in the rightness of their convictions has no fear, and does not shrink from testing their ideas in the crucible of debate. That is where Mr. Reagan's philosophy comes in. It bears repeating:</p> <p><br /> <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."</strong></span></p> <p><br /> This approach requires a boat load of confidence in the basic rightness of your position, but at the same time a willingness to hash it out with the opposition and then to come up with the absolute best solution, that may, oh my goodness, contain elements of both sides. What a revolutionary concept.</p> <p><br /> OK, let's get this straight, actually LISTEN, to the other side, and have an intelligent discussion of the issues, THEN make a decision? It is pretty obvious that not much of this is happening today.</p> <p><br /> Another quote:</p> <p><br /> <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Civility is not not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that's uncivil."</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Richard Dreyfuss</strong></span></p> <p><br /> Some may say that the harsh sarcasm and ridicule I have been decrying in this episode is actually being employed to illustrate my points here. If you truly believe so, let's all sit down and have an honest and civil discussion about civility. I truly believe I can maintain both my manners and my wit in this type of conversation. Now the real question. Can you?</p> <p><br /> -------------------------</p> <p><br /> Thank you so much for listening. Links for a free subscription, feedback, and everything else we do is at <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com">holbrooknewmedia.com</a>.</p> <p><br /> If you are shopping at Amazon, type in <a href= "http://holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon">holbrooknewmedia.com/amazon</a> to get there. 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Robert Dallek & Ellen Goodman -DOTM050
<p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Robert Dallek</strong></span>, Historian</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Don't be intimidated by people who seem to be experts. Hear their points of view and get their judgements. But at the end of day, you've got to make a judgement because it's not their life that's going to be affected so much as your future."</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Decision time. Something big. Something momentous that you can't avoid, and you must choose well. Consequences, good or bad are in the offing, and at this point you really wish you could see the future, or wish someone else could for you.</p> <p>At this point, we look for others, hopefully expert others, who can help us navigate the rough waters ahead.</p> <p> </p> <p>As I have mentioned before on Daggers Of The Mind, there is rarely a shortage of people who are willing to tell you what to do, and they have a variety of reasons for wanting to do so. Some are noble, some are not so noble.</p> <p> </p> <p>You must be just as careful choosing whose advice to listen to as you do making the momentous decision itself.</p> <p> </p> <p>Knowing who you can trust in advance is what makes the difference. Know who would care enough to steer you correctly, and who would sell you down the river just to feel a little superior, thus feeling better about themselves.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you can find a person who cares and is also an expert, you really have something there. Unfortunately, even when you do your homework and think you know someone, you can be blindsided by a trait they had that you didn't see. If that happens, just do damage control where it is needed and get away as fast as you can. Don't agonize about it. They make their own decisions and live with their own consequences. All you can do is start from here.</p> <p> </p> <p>When it comes down to the rubber meeting the proverbial road, you choose your own path. Get all the expert advice you can, but don't have paralysis by analysis. Get good info, and counseling if you can. Then launch. You can do this.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Caroline Kennedy:</p> <p> </p> <p>"When you make the right decision, it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks."</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dallek">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dallek</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/cr-101326/robert-dallek">http://www.harpercollins.com/cr-101326/robert-dallek</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ellen Goodman</strong></span>, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“There’s a trick to the 'graceful exit.' It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Well, it's time to make a graceful exit. This is episode 50 of <a href="http://daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>. It is also the final episode.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is my first podcast, my baby. I have learned so much about how to podcast, and also how not to podcast. I still think this show is great, but it must make way for new opportunities and possibilities.</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to thank all those who didn't laugh, and supported me in starting podcasting in the first place. There is a core group who also listened to every episode, either from the beginning, or went back and listened after discovering the show somewhere in the middle.</p> <p> </p> <p>I have discovered the magic that is missing in Daggers Of The Mind, and that is in the person of my wife, Dee. She is delightful and after 32 years of marriage, still my best friend and the love of my whole life.</p> <p> </p> <p>Dee has a spontaneity and charm that I lack in the formal delivery of this show. After a few episodes of The WV Podcast, I can see just how valuable that is by the response we have received. I need to stop Daggers Of The Mind in order to put more time into The WV Podcast.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is also the matter of voice over work and writing for publication that I have been neglecting.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please don't stop thinking deeply as you go through the rest of your life. As I have said before, every person you meet knows something you don't, and you know something they don't. Please continue to learn from those around you and never stop.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Mahatma Gandhi:</p> <p> </p> <p>"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ellengoodman.com/">http://www.ellengoodman.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Goodman">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Goodman</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>You can find everything we do at <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com">http://holbrooknewmedia.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>"And that's all I've got to say about that!"</p> <p> </p>
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Sigourney Weaver & Muhammed Ali -DOTM049
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Sigourney Weaver</strong></span>, Actor</p> <p> </p> <p>“<span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>I don't have ambitions, I believe in taking what comes. I have that philosophy about life in general. I go in and try to transform it into the best it can be.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>You were just handed some lemons. What do you do? Most people are so familiar with that quote that they immediately say, “make lemonade”.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ms Weaver is going a step beyond that. She doesn’t get creative only at the time when things are not going so great, she is talking about discovering what is available to you, be it good, bad, or ugly, and starting from there, and making the best you can of it in EVERY circumstance. If you are experienced at such things, you may even be able to make something more valuable than the sum of the parts available. </p> <p> </p> <p>Being intrepid in this manner is what saves the day, and even lives when they are on the line. Those who are able to think quickly but clearly can save themselves and other a lot of trouble, and can anticipate the moves required for some serious success in every area of life. This is a skill you really want to cultivate.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Nido Qubein  </p> <p> </p> <p>“Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Sometimes it takes us a while to learn the lesson that limitations on what we can do are mostly piled on by our own insecurities, basically what we think we can do. The average human will not attempt something they know can’t be done. They simply will not waste the effort to try. </p> <p> </p> <p>We hear motivational speakers say, “If you think you can, you can.”</p> <p>This is not some pie in the sky magic bullet to automatically solve all the problems in the world and make us richer than the dreams of avarice. There is a really good kernel of truth to this, and I am sure you have learned by now, I am going to tell you what I think it is.</p> <p> </p> <p>Belief is the fuel for you efforts. The amount of energy expended to accomplish something is directly tied to the belief that it can be achieved. You simply won’t give it your all if you don’t believe. It’s just that simple.</p> <p> </p> <p>Take what you are given, and build something that would make your mother-in-law proud of you!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigourney_Weaver">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigourney_Weaver</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000244/">http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000244/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Mohammed Ali</strong></span>, The Greatest</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” </strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Wasting thirty years would be a complete travesty. I think of those in prison who go in at an early age and then are old when they get out. What an amazing waste of human potential. I am not going to debate the pros and cons of crime and punishment or rehabilitation. This is just to illustrate the point that if you learned nothing between 20 and 50, you my friend, are in a sad state.</p> <p> </p> <p>The human ability to learn, create and grow is extraordinary. When all that potential is stifled in an environment where there are so many chances to stimulate our brains and imaginations, it is clearly a crime.</p> <p> </p> <p>When does this happen? It could be laziness in the person affected, it could be the fault of a parent who tried to keep them under their thumb for selfish reasons, or sometimes even physical abuse that causes someone to close up emotionally for safety from the savage world they live in.</p> <p> </p> <p>When you see someone in a situation like that, try your best to give them something. You don’t know everything, so you can’t teach them everything. There is one simple thing you can do that will help for a lifetime. Try to instill in that person the actual desire to learn. If you can start that little fire, it could eventually create a burn that will be unstoppable later. </p> <p> </p> <p>A person who loves learning will get information from so many different sources, and will just start to absorb what is around them like a sponge. They will pick up some from your store of knowledge, but you don’t have to be the smartest person ever. That one little nugget you taught them of wanting to learn will serve them for a lifetime, even when you are not around.</p> <p> </p> <p>Don’t just hand someone a fish, that will only feed them for a day. Actually teach them to fish, and you will feed their hunger for a life time.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is an interesting article in the Huffington Post entitled “Things You Learn By 50. Check it out! The link will be in the show notes for Episode 49 of Daggers Of The Mind.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/09/things-you-learn-by-50_n_7536838.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/09/things-you-learn-by-50_n_7536838.html</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://muhammadali.com/">http://muhammadali.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MuhammadAliVerified">https://www.facebook.com/MuhammadAliVerified</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to thank the band Portal for allowing me to use their music in Daggers Of The Mind. Their website is <a href="http://www.portalpraise.homestead.com">portalpraise.homestead.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Don’t forget about the other show I do with my wife Dee. It is called the WV Podcast and is about the great state of West Virginia and the stories of the amazing people that make it such a great place to live. You can find everything we do at <a href="http://www.wvpodcast.com">wvpodcast.com</a>, or in the “All of us West Virginians” group on Facebook.</p> <p> </p>
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David Bowie & Bill Withers -DOTM048
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>David Bowie</strong></span>, Rock Star</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Death is considered by many to be the ultimate end of all of us. While a lot of people live what is affectionately known as a “full lifetime”, many never get that chance. </p> <p> </p> <p>Those who die early from fast living, you know, that self destructive type of life that can kill you in an instant, and maybe take someone else down at the same time, aren’t giving this any thought at all.</p> <p> </p> <p>Those who have early life illness, especially those who have known nothing else, don’t usually have the span of time or experience to think this deeply.</p> <p> </p> <p>It is only when life is slowing down from the main rat race we have been running in for those early years that we pause and evalutate what we have accomplished, and what we would like to accomplish before we go. It is summed up in one word. Legacy. What will people think and say when we are mentioned? Did we just make a splash, or did we do something meaningful. </p> <p> </p> <p>I remember hearing once of the Darwin Award which was supposed to go to the least evolved human of that year. It was awarded to a guy who was attempting a robbery of a soft drink machine. He rocked the machine back and forth until it fell on him and became the instrument of his untimely demise.</p> <p> </p> <p>In spite of the seriousness of a human death, the fact of his stupidity in making it happen is pretty hilarious. Do you want to remembered as “that stupid guy”, or would you want others to respect the fact that your life counted for something and was well lived?</p> <p> </p> <p>Being famous has absolutely nothing to do with having a meaningful life. Many times fame is the thing that makes a life even less meaningful. </p> <p> </p> <p>On the most basic level, our relationship with our family is the most important contribution you can make in this world. My wife and I have one child, a daughter, and I will be content if I can leave her with success and life relationships as least as good as my own.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sure I have ambitions beyond this, but if I fail at home, I will not accomplish anything else worth a legacy. This being said, also remember I have said before that family is not about blood, it is about relationship. Your family is formed around you. It could be stepchildren, your closest friends or even a close knit Facebook group you are a member of. </p> <p> </p> <p>Sure, go and conquer the world. But make sure before you go that you have done the most important things first. Make sure you have actually LIVED!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Mark Twain</p> <p> </p> <p>“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://davidbowie.com/fiveyears/">http://davidbowie.com/fiveyears/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie">https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Bill Withers</strong></span>, Singer/Songwriter</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Many people have a limited view of the world.</p> <p>It is pretty easy to tell when a person is focused on themselves rather than others and are living in their old accomplishments instead looking for new experiences.</p> <p> </p> <p>As we age, we realize there is more time behind us than in front of us. It makes us evaluate everything we have done, analyzing our legacy that will presented to the future.</p> <p> </p> <p>After we are gone, we can’t do much to correct any mistakes, so healthy introspection is OK. This being said, do you plan to live in the past all the time, or is there something else you want to accomplish? </p> <p> </p> <p>What would you really like to do? Is there something like learning to play a musical instrument, another language, or hey, how about starting a Podcast talking about something you are passionate about?</p> <p> </p> <p>I have always thought that you never truly grow old until you have nothing to look forward to in your life, and are only looking back. Some people truly have nothing else to accomplish, but I suspect that most voluntarily grow old by choosing not to dream anymore, and just spend all their time looking back, reliving the glory days.</p> <p> </p> <p>I had glory days, when I was in high school, playing basketball, state and national competitions in various events, and just a great time. At that part of my life and into my 20s, measuring that against the total time of my life, my glory days were huge! Looking back now, it is a very small portion the time I have lived. It diminishes in importance the older I get. Compared to things I did later, being married to the the love of my life, being father to a really cool daughter, etc, it just seems like so much kid stuff. BTW, I will be 52 next month.</p> <p> </p> <p>As long as you keep looking ahead and planning to do things, you will not grow old. When you stop growing, that is the sign that you are preparing to die, whether you recognize the condition or not. Build anticipation in yourself for that next great thing you want to do. You won’t regret it, and you may just feel a little younger!</p> <p> </p> <p> A final quote:</p> <p> </p> <p>“An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Samuel Smiles</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.billwithers.com/">http://www.billwithers.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Withers">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Withers</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BillWithers">https://www.facebook.com/BillWithers</a></p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>Don't forget to check out the other podcast I do with my wife, Dee, called The WV Podcast. You can find this and everything we do at <a href="http://www.wvpodcast.com">wvpodcast.com</a>. Subscribe on the site for email notifications of new blog posts and podcast episodes. </p> <p> </p>
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Paul McCartney & John Lennon -DOTM047
<p>The celebrities quoted today were suggested by Craig of the <a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">DisAfterDark</a> podcast. The DisAfterDark podcast takes place in the Mouses Head pub in the United Kingdom. They describe the show like this:  "Yet another Disney Podcast, probably containing childish grown up language for immature adults." I really enjoy the show. Check it out at disafterdark.com</p> <p> Links to Craig and show he cohosts with be in the show notes for episode 47 of Daggers Of The Mind.</p> <p> </p> <p>@bcl1973 @disafterdark </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2">https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">http://www.disafterdark.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Paul McCartney</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“We were a savage little lot, Liverpool kids, not pacifist or vegetarian or anything. But I feel I've gone beyond that, and that it was immature to be so prejudiced and believe in all the stereotypes.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Hey, grow up! Of course in many ways NOT growing up, keeping that sense of wonder, your creativity, etc is perfectly fine and actually best, but what about those immature and petty things we used to cling to before we learned what the world was all about?</p> <p>There was a girl I dated for a couple of years in late junior high, into high school. Thinking back, I am totally embarassed about the childish way I treated her.  I was after all, a child. This haunted me for years, we all grew up and her and my wife became acquainted and became fast friends. Once my daughter and I encountered her at a basketball game when my daughter’s school played theirs. I introduced her as a girl I dated in Junior High, and I loved the look on my daughter’s face that I had ever dated anyone but her mother.</p> <p>I then mentioned that even though she was a year younger than me, she had been much more mature than I was during the relationship. She looked totally shocked and disagreed with me completely. We had a laugh and then she asked where Dee was, and you could see them over there having an animated conversation, just thrilled to see each other.</p> <p>For years I had gone on just sure she thought I was a “snake in the grass” so to speak, but found out that she was actually worried about what I thought of her.</p> <p>As adults, we should be able to see clearly enough to get past the pettiness of our youth. </p> <p>We did a lot of things that would be considered offensive in adults, and had various prejudices that were basically untested things we had no experience with. We just took someone else’s word and hopped on the band wagon to belong. A grown adult should have learned long ago what is childish, and what is mature.</p> <p> </p> <p>From the Bible, 1st Corinthians 13:11</p> <p> </p> <p>"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."</p> <p> </p> <p>Apologize if you must, but just grow up.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.paulmccartney.com/">http://www.paulmccartney.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney</a></p> <p>----------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>John Lennon</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Desperation. Everything is hitting the fan and you don’t know what to do. It could even be a life threatening thing such as the drowning Mr. Lennon described. Now, what is your recourse in a time such as this? </p> <p>Are you ready, just in case? Or have you burned so many bridges to relationships that there is no one around to rescue you in that critical moment? Take a moment and analyze your behavior and see if you have the matches in your hand and are trying to destroy, in advance, any chance of rescue.</p> <p>Are you tearing through life like a bull in a china shop breaking everything in sight, including relationships? If you take a more gentle path, maybe even help people when you can, there will be someone there ready to put their hand out in your most desperate hour.</p> <p>Just because you are theoretically invincible now, doesn’t mean you always will be. As you age, you will get weaker in many ways, and it is a real jolt when you have been a mover and shaker in this world, and you find out that your moving and shaking is making less of a difference than it used to.</p> <p>If you went through life only thinking of yourself, if you ran over others with impunity, never realizing your time was coming, you most likely will get what you deserve.</p> <p>Others with your attitude will come along and grind you under their wheels in exactly the same manner, and there won’t be a single thing you can do about it.</p> <p>If, on the other hand, you helped others as you made your journey, protecting them from the road warrior types, there will be grateful people around you who will help you when you are no longer able to defend yourself.</p> <p>This brings to mind a bumper sticker I have seen a few times:  Be nice to your children because they will be picking your nursing home.</p> <p>While there are more reasons to be nice to others than this, if you are totally selfish, at least be nice because of what it may mean to your own future.</p> <p> </p> <p>The expected final quote:</p> <p> </p> <p>"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish."</p> <p>Pope John Paul II</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlennon.com/">http://www.johnlennon.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Don't forget the show I do with my wife Dee, The <a href="http://wvpodcast.com">WV Podcast</a>!</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p>
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Ringo Starr & George Harrison -DOTM046
<p>The celebrities quoted today were suggested by Craig of the <a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">DisAfterDark</a> podcast. The DisAfterDark podcast takes place in the Mouses Head pub in the United Kingdom. They describe the show like this:  "Yet another Disney Podcast, probably containing childish grown up language for immature adults." I really enjoy the show. Check it out at disafterdark.com</p> <p> Links to Craig and show he cohosts with be in the show notes for episode 46 of <a href="http://daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>@bcl1973 @disafterdark </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2">https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">http://www.disafterdark.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ringo Starr</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I remember the day Zak was born. It was the first time I'd felt totally useless. There was Maureen having our baby. She kept on crying "Help!" and I kept asking "How?".”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>The most lost any man can ever feel is in this very situation. The love of your life is in pain, and she is going through this pain, for you and also because of you, and there is absolutely nothing you can do to lessen her pain.</p> <p>When this happens, or any other situation you can’t get your loved one out of occurs, there is one very important thing you can do. Just be there and give moral support. </p> <p>Just not walking away and leaving them alone makes all the difference. They know you would take this from them if you could, but since you can’t, you are going to be with them as they cope.</p> <p>When Dee was having our daughter, we had just gone through several years of infertility work. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind or hers that this was exactly what we wanted. We were both totally educated on the different stages of birth and the birthing classes had us sharpened to a fine point. Hehehe!</p> <p>Honestly. I didn’t faint, and we didn’t panic. I only had one official act as birthing coach, and my main use was that she felt the need to squeeze my head in her arms when she had a contraction. I fulfilled that office admirably. We had the usual excitement, but everything was under control  and we rolled with it, had the baby and it was over. Things have been great ever since.</p> <p>In <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/20/bart-starr-j-k-rowling-dotm030/">episode 30</a> of <a href="http://www.daggersofthemind.com/">Daggers Of The Mind</a>, I told the story of a man we found laying beside his bicycle on the edge of the road. He was alone and with a broken femur, he was in a lot of pain. We stopped to help and was able to stabilize the injury and call an ambulance.</p> <p>When he was on the phone to family members, he said that “an angel and her husband” were helping him.</p> <p>We did very little but offer support at a time he was helpless, but the effect was way out of proportion to the effort it took to help. You can be someone’s angel today. If you see the opportunity, take it. It costs you so little, but it helps so much.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/20/bart-starr-j-k-rowling-dotm030/">http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/20/bart-starr-j-k-rowling-dotm030/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ringostarr.com/">http://www.ringostarr.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ringostarr.com/">http://www.ringostarr.com/</a></p> <p>---------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>George Harrison</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Gossip is the Devil’s radio.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>This quote was created back in the day when it was generally accepted that the Devil was the symbol of evil. So we can assume that Mr. Harrison thought that gossip was a bad thing.</p> <p>Gossip is indeed like a cancer. People who are susceptible to it catch the disease and spread it. It can go viral just like things do on the Internet and destroy lives. Some people have even committed suicide over a rumor that everyone believed about them. The damage can be devastating.</p> <p>A few years ago there was somebody, as yet unknown, who decided to test the marriages of the employees who seemed to have the best relationships by calling their spouses anonymously and claiming that they knew for a fact that the employee was having an affair with someone else. It caused plenty of trouble around the workplace. I heard that there were breakups, but I can’t confirm it. </p> <p>The interesting thing is that when I heard about it happening to someone, I told my wife at home and she said, “Oh, that’s no big deal, they called me last month”.</p> <p>She told them she had no idea who they were, but she did know me, and there was no way I was having an affair, and hung up on them. She didn’t even worry enough about it to ask me until I brought it up myself since it was being done to other people.</p> <p>Bottom line. She knew me, she trusted me, and we just breezed right by that test. It kind of makes me think the person who was making the calls must have failed at marriage themselves, and either felt that no one else deserved a good one, or wanted to be convinced it was actually possible to love for a lifetime.</p> <p>Whatever their reason, it was a purely evil thing to do. Gossip destroys. Period. That is it’s only purpose. There is no good that can ever come out of it. People who engage in it sometimes are unaware of the carnage it is capable of creating, and just go blissfully along hurting, and maybe even killing others’ dreams, their faith, and sometimes their will to live. Don’t spread the radio programs the Devil wants people to hear. There are plenty of good things you can spread instead. Help. Don’t hurt. You and everyone you know will be better for it.</p> <p> </p> <p>A final quote by Blake Lively</p> <p> </p> <p>“People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won't be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves. I think at any age or any social class, that's present.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.georgeharrison.com/">http://www.georgeharrison.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison</a></p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Don't forget the other show I do with my wife, The<a href="http://wvpodcast.com"> WV Podcast</a>!</p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p>
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Walt Disney & Roy Disney -DOTM045
<p>The celebrities quoted today were suggested by Craig of the DisAfterDark podcast. The DisAfterDark podcast takes place in the Mouses Head pub in the United Kingdom. They describe the show like this:  "Yet another Disney Podcast, probably containing childish grown up language for immature adults." I really enjoy the show. Check it out at <a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">disafterdark.com</a></p> <p> Links to Craig and show he cohosts with be in the show notes for episode 45 of Daggers Of The Mind.</p> <p> </p> <p>@bcl1973</p> <p>@disafterdark </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2">https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/disafterdark-disney-podcast/id499831329?mt=2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.disafterdark.com/">http://www.disafterdark.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Walt Disney</strong></span>, Creator Of The Famous Mouse</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>No pain no gain. Quite the cliché in our world, but there is still a lot of truth in it. Walt Disney and his older brother Roy had quite a bit of adversity before becoming the overnight success we know of today. Several starts and stops were required to learn the lessons they needed to succeed.</p> <p>Once Walt found out another company had the rights to a character they were cartooning and they not only lost the chance to the character property, but also all but one of the employees that were doing the actual animation.</p> <p>I do believe that would qualify as a kick in the teeth for anybody.</p> <p>Since Walt was the creative one, and not so good at business, his older brother Roy came in to run the business end, and that was when the famous mouse was born. Each had their strengths and weaknesses, and freeing up Walt to be creative and letting the introverted Roy handle the paperwork was a magical combination.</p> <p>Yes, Mickey Mouse came in and saved the day. He was originally going to be called Mortimer, but fortunately that was changed. Good move.</p> <p>When you get your official kick in the teeth in your endeavors, don’t quit, evaluate what went wrong and then team up with others who have talents you don’t possess. Recognition of other people’s talents and pulling together are major ingredients for getting things done. </p> <p>Check your ego at the door, make sure your teeth are tightening back up and get to work. It’s time to become that overnight success!</p> <p>A quote from President Bill Clinton:</p> <p>"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit."</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000370/">Walt Disney in the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://disney.com/">http://disney.com/</a></p> <p>------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Roy Disney</strong></span>, Uncle Of The Famous Mouse</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Why does a person spend all their time trying to please others? I think it is probably because they really don’t have a clearly defined idea of their own values. If that is the case, there is a desperate attempt to find the values of other people that can be substituted for their own.</p> <p>Your core values are what determines what direction you take on any issue. Even when you do research and learn things that fine tune your paths, there should be a basic and stable center that you rely on for your final decision on anything.</p> <p>When you are unsure of where you really stand, trying to please others becomes paramount because it relieves you of the responsibility of stepping out and being committed to a specific path. Then, any failure will be their fault, not yours.</p> <p>This is a very bad move because you end up being wishy washy. When person number 1 is near, you try to do what they would, and when person 2 is around, you may do the exact opposite. This can create conflict, and in extreme cases, serious harm to your reputation and your friendships.</p> <p>This also leaves you open to the type of people that enjoy the power of manipulating others. You are just standing there waiting to be told what to do. Unscrupulous people are ready to oblige.</p> <p>When a conversation starts with “I dare you to”, that is a clear case of being manipulated to do something you shouldn’t. Why would anyone ever bother to dare you to do what is right?</p> <p>Know your own core values. What is right and what is wrong should be static, not flexible. Situational ethics can get you in just as much trouble as being led by whoever happens to be standing around.</p> <p>As an example, I actually heard someone say the other day that it is OK to steal from Walmart, but not from a small store. It seems to me a little tilted. If it is wrong on a mom and pop store, it is also wrong to steal from Walmart. </p> <p>Lock them in, and be ready to take a stand when the rubber meets the road. When faced with the choice, the choice is simple. Definate, fixed core values make it easy to point in a decisive direction and go for it.</p> <p>A final thought from Senator Cory Booker:</p> <p>"If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse."</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_O._Disney">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_O._Disney</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.mouseplanet.com/9562/The_Forgotten_Brother_Who_Built_a_Magic_Kingdom">http://www.mouseplanet.com/9562/The_Forgotten_Brother_Who_Built_a_Magic_Kingdom</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Would like to say a special thanks to Martin Lindeskog of Gothenburg, Sweden for tweeting and promoting the show on Twitter.com. He describes himself at a Nuismatist, Renaissance Man & American in Spirit. He's a great guy, and I really appeciate the shout outs!!!</p> <p>@Lyceum</p> <p>------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p>
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Britney Spears & Jada Pinkett Smith -DOTM044
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Britney Spears</strong></span>, Rock Star</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Sometimes it’s our secrets that define us.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Secrets are usually things you don’t want others to know about. Hiding the </p> <p>truth changes everything. Most of the time it is not even something that is </p> <p>so horrible that others would shun us or want us dead. </p> <p> </p> <p>It is surprising to learn that many times the things we worry about most </p> <p>don’t really concern others very much. It changes our behavior because of our </p> <p>level of worry, but in the big scheme of things it is actually kind of small.</p> <p>But there are other types of secrets that can influence your behavior. </p> <p>Consider this quote:</p> <p> </p> <p>“A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Paul Valery</p> <p> </p> <p>There are little subconscious influencers we all live by that we don’t think </p> <p>of as secret, but we still use them to make decisions. Interestingly enough, </p> <p>these things are many times known about us by the rest of the world. If we </p> <p>shouted it from the mountaintops, they would be no more public and obvious </p> <p>than they are now.</p> <p> </p> <p>The roots of these things are in life changing experiences we had when we </p> <p>were younger. Did you ever stick your finger in a light socket or a fire when </p> <p>you were small? Lesson learned. There are plenty of good lessons that we are </p> <p>not conscious of that rule us every day.</p> <p> </p> <p>Then there is that other category. I know a lady whose father spent most of </p> <p>his time telling her what she thought was worthless, and she didn’t have any </p> <p>business saying anything at all. Even when she is not directly thinking of </p> <p>it, actually, ESPECIALLY when she is not thinking of it, this rules her </p> <p>thoughts and actions.</p> <p> </p> <p>Physical assault is addressed in law. Mental assault, not so much. Damage is </p> <p>caused by the little secrets placed in the subconscious minds of unsuspecting </p> <p>children. This can be by parents, teachers and other kids. Even trusted </p> <p>authority figures can do serious life long harm to the mind of a child simply </p> <p>by not being careful in what they say.</p> <p> </p> <p>Be careful not to cause this type of mental damage with your negligence, and </p> <p>definitely don’t cause it intentionally. We all know people who have </p> <p>interesting phobias that we can see, but are completely hidden and secret to </p> <p>the person in question.</p> <p> </p> <p>As my friend Jan says, take a gentle path through life. Many times it is </p> <p>better to leave things undisturbed than to mess them up. Just be considerate </p> <p>and nice. It is as simple as that.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.britneyspears.com/">http://www.britneyspears.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/britneyspears">https://twitter.com/britneyspears</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Jada Pinkett Smith</strong></span>, Actress and Singer</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Lack of confidence is what makes you want to change somebody else's mind. When you're OK, you don't need to convince anyone else in order to empower yourself.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Imagine someone you don’t particularly care for is wrong about something. </p> <p>Just flat wrong. I don’t mean something that is likely to get them killed. I </p> <p>don’t mean something that is going to negatively affect you or those you </p> <p>love. But all the same, you feel the insatiable desire to set them straight.</p> <p> </p> <p>It seems they are not really the one with the problem after all. Isn’t it the </p> <p>right of everyone to wrong if they decide that is what they want to think? </p> <p>You are totally convinced of the righteous rightness of your position, but </p> <p>who elected you king so that your will must be obeyed instead of letting them </p> <p>control their own destiny?</p> <p> </p> <p>I think a lot of times it is our fear of being proven wrong that makes us </p> <p>loudly proclaim our rightness in such an arrogant fashion. We would be </p> <p>mortified to find we really were wrong, and we try to make our position so </p> <p>loud that we can hopefully intimidate them into not challenging us.</p> <p> </p> <p>Of course if they do challenge us, then the fall from grace is started from a </p> <p>much higher altitude. It is also a much louder and much more public thud when </p> <p>you crash and burn.</p> <p> </p> <p>There used to be a game show back in the 70’s called Rhyme and Reason. It </p> <p>required celebrities to make up rhymes on the spot, many times with hilarious </p> <p>results.</p> <p> </p> <p>My favorite regular actor on the show was Nipsey Russel. He was so good at </p> <p>it, that they always had him to make up a rhyme at the end of the show to </p> <p>give some good advice to the fans those watching. You know, a thought to take </p> <p>with them for the week. Kind of like this show. (hint, hint)</p> <p> </p> <p>My favorite one I heard Mr. Russel say was this:</p> <p> </p> <p>“Be careful of the words you say to keep them soft and sweet. You never know </p> <p>from day to day which ones you’ll have to eat.”</p> <p> </p> <p>If lives are in peril over the situation, then press forward and convince </p> <p>that person what needs to be done to save lives. There are few situations </p> <p>that don’t involve life saving that are so important that your ego can't take </p> <p>a small vacation and let the other person continue the thoughts that make </p> <p>them comfortable. You know, kind of like the way you like to feel about your </p> <p>own thoughts.</p> <p> </p> <p>Simply put, let it go. Surely you can do that every now and then.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.jadapinkettsmith.com/">http://www.jadapinkettsmith.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jada_Pinkett_Smith">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jada_Pinkett_Smith</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/jadapsmith?lang=en">https://twitter.com/jadapsmith?lang=en</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------</p> <p>Some special "Thanks" are in order for Dana McDonald who gave us the use of a </p> <p>very nice studio condenser microphone, and Dana Tucker who donated a mixing </p> <p>console that will enable us to capture telephone interviews for the other show I do with my wife Dee, The WV Podcast.</p> <p> </p> <p>Dana Tucker has also interviewed Dee for his own podcast, Podcasters Blog. </p> <p>The subject is the complications that can occur when trying to record an </p> <p>internet radio show with Sjogren's Disease and other autoimmune disorders. </p> <p> </p> <p>You can check out the show notes for links on episode 4 of the WV Podcast. </p> <p>They will also be included in the show notes for episode 44 of Daggers Of The </p> <p>Mind.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://mixlr.com/dana-tucker/">http://mixlr.com/dana-tucker/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.danatucker.com/">https://www.danatucker.com/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.danatucker.com/podcast/">https://www.danatucker.com/podcast/</a></p> <p>h<a href="ttp://www.podcastingforum.net/">ttp://www.podcastingforum.net/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Thank you so much for listening. Links to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, </p> <p>TuneIn and Android phones are available at daggersofthemind.com. While you're </p> <p>there, check out The WV Podcast, the other show I do with my wife, Dee.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you are listening on Facebook or Twitter, share it with your friends. It </p> <p>only takes a moment, and it helps so much.</p> <p>If you want to hear quotes from your favorite celebrities or just want to </p> <p>tell us what you think of the show, contact us at:</p> <p>   </p> <p><a href="mailto:feedback@daggersofthemind.com">feedback@daggersofthemind.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p>
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Roger Moore & Cassandra Peterson -DOTM043
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Roger Moore</strong></span>, Actor and UNICEF Ambassador</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I've always said if you've nothing nice to say about someone, then you should say nothing.” </strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>When you trash somebody, what actual good does it do? There is an effect, but what does it tell others about that person? Better yet, what does it tell others about you?</p> <p>Imagine if you will, that what you are telling is the exact, and honest truth. There is absolutely no chance that what you are telling is in anyway of dubious origin. That established, there are times when you may want to tell someone something negative. </p> <p>An example. If you have personal knowledge that a certain young man is a habitual date rapist and you see him getting interested in your friend’s daughter, this would be an excellent time to inform your friend of the danger.</p> <p>If on the other hand, you don’t like the way this young man dresses or you don’t like his attitude, or his piercings, tattoos or even his bow tie, looking at your friend and saying, “I’ll bet he’s a date rapist. You can tell by looking at him.” All you are doing is letting your biases and prejudices make huge leaps in what you are thinking. Find out the facts before you speak, and sometimes don’t even speak then.</p> <p>A real life example: When my daughter was in school there was a boy who made some unwelcome and shocking comments about what he wanted to do to her. He got in trouble for it and the situation was taken care of through the appropriate channels. A few months later, the principal approached me and told me of an incident of exactly the same nature involving the same boy. He was shocked by my first question. “Is this a new incident, or is it just recycled gossip?”</p> <p>His experience with fathers was that normally the death of the boy in questions would be imminent if the father was allowed to go and do what he felt like doing. </p> <p>My first inclination was find out if this was actually factual, or just the old story making the rounds again. I explained that if he was going along and being honorable and they came down on him again when he had done nothing, it could create a condition where he would begin to believe that there was no benefit at all in correct behavior, and he would revert and become worse than before. Once we knew the truth of it, action could be taken, or not, according to the outcome.</p> <p>It turned out to be a recycled rumor told by someone who wanted something to shock her friends with. The boy never knew what had happened as far as I know. It was best that way.</p> <p>I don’t know how his life turned out, but I know at least I didn’t contribute to his downfall if he indeed ever had one.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://roger-moore.com/">Roger Moore's Personal Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Roger_Moore">Roger Moore on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000549/">Roger Moore in the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Cassandra Peterson</strong></span>, Actress</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“He is one hundred percent responsible for me getting out of Vegas and going on with my career. Elvis said to me, "You don't want to stay here. This is not a town you should be in." And I don't think if that would've come from anybody but Elvis, I would've done it.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>We have to be selective when we take advice. There are basically three criteria we should consider before doing so.</p> <p>1. Do you trust this person? A basic trust is necessary to even begin to consider taking advice. How long have you known them? Have they ever lied to you or have they taken advantage of you? Many who are so called friends are those users that are trying to get all they can. They will treat you well until there is some advantage they can gain by tossing you over the side. Make sure this is a real friend.</p> <p>2. What will that person stand to gain if you follow their advice? This is a back up check on the trust issue. If they will gain an enormous amount of advantage, money or fame because of your actions, you had better give point number one a closer look. Sometimes your welfare and theirs can coincide, but if the biggest advantage is theirs, look a little deeper.</p> <p>3. Does this person know anything about the area they are advising you on?</p> <p>After the first two are all taken care of and you are sure there is no reason for the person to deceive you, you may realize that, in spite of being totally trustworthy, they have absolutely no idea what is going on in the subject area under discussion. Some well meaning people will give you an answer just to feel smart. They probably don’t mean you ill, they just need to feel important.</p> <p>All this investigation can be completed in a second or two if you know your friends well.</p> <p>Advice is a valuable commodity. The easiest way to get a regular supply of good advice is to surround yourself with people you like and respect. It doesn’t hurt at all for them to be diverse as well, since diversity brings different experiences that work well for the entire group to learn and benefit from. Humans are really good at learning from the experiences of others, but unfortunately, many are not inclined to do so.</p> <p>The quality of advice many times comes down to the quality of the friend who is giving it. Please don’t surround yourself with users. And don’t be a user yourself. There is no reason we have to know everything when there are so many of us around to share knowledge. It works so much better that way.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_Peterson">Cassandra Peterson on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005308/">Cassandra Peterson in the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/therealelvira">Cassandra Peterson on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>My wife Dee and I are doing a new show called the WV Podcast. 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Margaret Fuller & Robert Downey Jr -DOTM042
<p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Margaret Fuller</strong></span>, Journalist and Women’s Rights Advocate</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." </strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Interesting metaphor, knowledge being like fire, huh? Fire is interesting in that a very small quantity can do very large things when it is allowed to grow. It needs air and fuel, and for good or ill, it’s off to the races!</p> <p> </p> <p>Knowledge is one of the things you can give to other people that costs you nothing, but can have a tremendous impact on another’s life. Sometimes you can change a person’s life direction or circumstances dramatically just by giving them that missing piece to the puzzle, allowing them to complete the picture.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is nothing more exciting than that look of comprehension and triumph when they suddenly get it. Really get it. You just handed them the tool they didn’t know existed, and it made it possible to complete their project, or even change their life.</p> <p> </p> <p>It’s really cool for you to realize how much you’ve been able to help. Not that smug pride that shows your immaturity because you knew something they didn’t, but being honestly happy to help is a great feeling and sorely lacking in today’s society.</p> <p> </p> <p>Another obvious benefit is the fact I have mentioned a few times before: everybody knows something you don’t. It is therefore a good bet that other people will want to reciprocate and do you that same favor when you have hit that proverbial brick wall.</p> <p> </p> <p>It’s simply golden rule stuff. “Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” It’s kind of hard to be consistently mean to people who are nice to you all the time. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Sonya Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice</p> <p> </p> <p>“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Being nice is not a sign of weakness. It is actually a sign that a person has enough strength to not be afraid of the consequences of being nice if they encounter a generally mean person. You know, a user. </p> <p> </p> <p>The main problem users have is that once they have made their rounds on all those supposedly weak people, getting what they could with no intention of giving back, they eventually find themselves with no friends when a really big crisis happens. Not very funny.</p> <p> </p> <p>Be free with the knowledge you have gained. You will eventually form a network of reliable friends who know what each is best at, and who to ask advice of when it counts the most. </p> <p> </p> <p>Proverbs 18:24 </p> <p>“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.margaretfuller.org/">http://www.margaretfuller.org/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fuller">Margaret Fuller in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.biography.com/people/margaret-fuller-9303889">Margaret Fuller on Biography.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Robert Downey Jr.</strong></span> Actor</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>There for a while we were all wondering about Robert Downey Jr. He seemed to be getting in a lot of trouble when he had so much going for him. Being arrested can be a pretty demeaning experience, especially for the rich and famous. It can occasionally be a career busting event.</p> <p> </p> <p>This being said, have you ever made a big mistake? You know, a really big, public, can’t get-away-from-it-every-time-somebody-sees-you mistake? Totally embarrassing, even humiliating, it makes you want to move to a new town. Now, the big question is this. Did you learn anything? Robert Downey Jr. learned that when he performed a certain act when he was sober, it followed that as he got more drunk, his behavior deteriorated, and he always woke up with handcuffs on. </p> <p> </p> <p>Oh yeah, he was also at a police station. While I have a lot of respect for those officers who diligently and honestly keep us safe from evildoers, I do not wish to spend my weekend evenings with them if I can help it.</p> <p> </p> <p>It’s simple math. Alcohol + Robert Downey Jr. = handcuffs.</p> <p> </p> <p>Don’t do anything that you know has a regular bad outcome if you do it. Once you have learned this lesson, what is your next step? Fortunately you have options.</p> <p> </p> <p>Another Robert Downey Jr quote:</p> <p>“The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.”</p> <p> </p> <p> Now one from Bruce Lee:</p> <p>“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Psychologytoday.com has a cool post on forgiveness. Check it out. The link will be included in the show notes for Episode 42 at daggersofthemind.com.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201102/30-quotes-forgiveness">https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201102/30-quotes-forgiveness</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Downey,_Jr.">Robert Downey Jr. in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000375/">Robert Downey Jr. in the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/robertdowneyjr">Robert Downey Jr. on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------</p> <p>Don’t forget to check out the new show I am doing with my wife Dee. It’s called the <a href="http://www.wvpodcast.com">WV Podcast</a>. Hollywood and the national media seem to portray West Virginians as illiterate, and otherwise ignorant hillbillies.</p> <p>While we know this exists, the purpose is not to whine about it, but to tell the actual and factual stories of the people who make our beautiful state their home.</p> <p>While we will occasionally have stories about traditional music and lore which is a proud part of our heritage, we also want to meet people who have passions and hobbies that don’t quite fit the traditional mold. Real people live here, and their real stories will be interesting and informative to those who are fair minded enough to want to know us for what we really are.</p> <p>You can find the show at wvpodcast.com. Check it out. If you know of a clean West Virginia related story that would be good for the show, let us know. Contact us at <a href="mailto:feedback@wvpodcast.com">feedback@wvpodcast.com</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------<br /> SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a><br /><br /> CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a><br /><br /> -----------------------------------------</p>
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Ashton Kutcher & Douglas Adams -DOTM041
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ashton Kutcher</strong></span>, Actor</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Have you ever noticed how backward dating is? You have two people who are desperately trying to act like someone they aren’t going to a place they aren’t comfortable, and trying to look good doing it. Not easy to pull off.</p> <p>On my first date with Dee, I was conscious of the fact that the guy she had casually dated just before me had a really great car. I had a subcompact car. To make matters worse, the day of the date, my brother borrowed my car and the unfortunate tendency for the back popout window to popout for real occurred that very day. It wasn’t his fault and I knew it. Any other day it would have been fine, but having an inferior car that also had electrical tape around the door face on her side was a little tough to take.</p> <p>It was bothering me when I picked her up, and I could hear it rattle as we went down the road. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I said, “Do you hear that rattle back there?” She listened and said “No.” I told her the story and she honestly hadn’t noticed the tape or the rattle in the dark.</p> <p>I was the one with the problem. She was fine. Talking about completely cleared my mind and we had a wonderful date. It also did something else. It served to show me that she couldn’t care less about the kind of car I had, she was going on this date because she found me interesting and if I had picked her up on a motor scooter, she would have been just fine.</p> <p>I really feel if I had been macho and avoided the situation, my nervousness could have ruined our first date. 32 years later, I am very glad that didn’t happen. She had a completely different frame of mind for the date, and the type of car or its condition was not remotely important. Her reaction to this situation spoke volumes about the kind of person she was, and that this was a relationship worth exploring.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ricardo Montalban</p> <p>“True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.”</p> <p> </p> <p>You find out the most about a person when everything hits the fan. I was not looking for a person who did everything I said and cowered when adversity reared its ugly head. I would give my life to protect her, but if we were in a foxhole under attack, she wouldn’t be hiding, she would be shooting beside me to help save us.</p> <p>I have said before, she knows me better than anyone else in the world, and loves me anyway. She knows my good, bad and ugly, but is willing to tolerate all of it because she loves me so much. Each day brings new adversity or triumph, but each day also brings a closer love and understanding. I hope someday you can find a relationship like ours.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton_Kutcher">Ashton Kutcher on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005110/">Ashton Kutcher on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Ashton">Ashton Kutcher on Facebook</a></p> <p>-----------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Douglas Adams</strong></span>, Writer</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Mr. Adams is known for his hilarious writing style, but this quote indicates a problem that many people have. Namely, the unwillingness to see evidence that could alter their way of thinking.</p> <p>We all have value systems that it is said are locked into by around age 20. While we have the capability to learn all of our lives, there are some areas we rope off from the rest of the world and refuse to even hear any evidence that could even slightly adjust the way we see things.</p> <p>We have built our entire lives on these foundations but we will not inspect these foundations for fear we will find cracks that will cause our house to be condemned. It has the same effect as a child putting their fingers in their ears and saying “lalalalalala” hoping not to hear and therefore being able to ignore the information.</p> <p>I really feel this is what contributes to what is called the “generation gap”. One generation was raised to believe that life should be a certain way, and is totally unwilling to even look at a minor adjustment. The next generation is just as unwilling to listen to ANYTHING the previous one has to say, just sure that NOTHING good could be added to what they think.</p> <p>A word of advice that may help. It’s simply this: Just listen. Give a fair hearing to new ideas. If you do, you will occasionally be able to improve yourself as a person. There is also another benefit. If you were courteous enough to hear someone else out, they may then give you the same in return. After all you have earned it.</p> <p>Many time the truth hurts, but at least make sure you are listening enough to find out what the truth really is, instead of living by information you obtained 50 years ago and have never revisited. Just like insurance coverage, your old policy may not be adequate for today’s realities.</p> <p>Be ready to gather information that makes you perform at peak efficiency. Not listening can put you at a distinct disadvantage in living your life. The truth is, after all, the truth.</p> <p> </p> <p>Elvis Presley</p> <p> </p> <p>“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.”</p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams">Douglas Adams in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://douglasadams.com/">http://douglasadams.com/</a></p> <p>--------------------------------</p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p>
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Carly Fiorina & Steve Jobs -DOTM040
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Carly Fiorina</strong></span>, Former CEO, and Current Presidential Candidate</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I lost my job in the most public way possible, and the press had a field day with it all over the world. And guess what? I'm still here.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>When everything hits the fan, most people call it failure, and that is usually construed as quite the negative. Being human, this a completely natural reaction, mostly because it’s hard to feel positive when things didn’t work despite your best efforts, and you are not in control of the outcome.</p> <p>How do successful people look at this type of situation? Ms. Fiorina decided to run for office. In 2010 she won the Republican nomination for the U. S. Senate in a three way race in California, but lost in the general election. Strike two. At the time of this episode, she is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.</p> <p>Whatever she ends up accomplishing she is quite driven and will continue to go for it. In this case, she will either lose in the primary, or general elections, but stands a chance of being the first woman to be president of the United States. If she didn’t run, she definitely would not have a chance. But she is, and she could be.</p> <p> </p> <p>C. S.Lewis</p> <p>“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”</p> <p> </p> <p>In<a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/05/marlee-matlin-michael-jordan-dotm009/"> Episode 9</a> of Daggers Of The Mind, Michael Jordan talks about how you have to expect something of yourself before you can do anything. Later in the same episode, Thomas Edison, one of the worlds greatest failures is quoted. He is really only known for the amazing successes he is credited for. The incandescent light bulb is probably the best known.</p> <p>He failed more than a thousand times before he discovered the secret. I don’t know many people with that kind of tenacity.</p> <p>When you crash and burn, put out the fire and see what is left in the debris. You will be surprised at the amazing value in what remains. You’ll find some building blocks for the next attempt, and some serious lessons learned. It’s time to get up, dust yourself off and get cracking!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Fiorina">Carly Fiorina on Wikipedia</a></p> <p><a href="https://carlyforamerica.com/?gclid=CIXsncH7gcYCFUyPHwod2rgANQ">Carly For America</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CarlyFiorina">Carly Fiorina On Facebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Steve Jobs</strong></span>, Legendary Apple Computer Guy</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Impending death is certainly a sobering thought. I imagine for all of us, this would be something that would make you come up close and personal and evaluate everything you have done, and what you still have time to do.</p> <p>Today would be a different day with different priorities if you knew you didn’t have long on this earth. There are lot things we find really important now that would seem quite frivolous with that hanging over you.</p> <p>Now this begs to ask, Why do we wait until we are dying before we take a serious look at our priorities? Shouldn’t our agenda be similar anyway? How much do we do every day that could be discarded in favor of the truly worthy causes?</p> <p>A great article on setting your priorities straight for a happier life is on tinyBuddha.com. The link will be in the show notes for episode 40.</p> <p>Take a moment right now and think about this. What are you doing today that would be completely discarded if you were dying? Now it’s time to ask yourself why are you doing this in the first place. Could you think of something more important to take its position in your agenda?</p> <p>A lot of the things we do in a given day are the urgent things, not what is actually important. Things that start as important get urgent because we put them off until later when they could have been done much more efficiently at the beginning. Each day they get more and more urgent, and then we find ourselves putting off other important things because the deadline is here for important things we put off in the past.</p> <p>It’s time to get our priorities in an order to account for the life we want to live, while we have time to live. Just think how much easier the end of life choices will be if we are caught up on important things when we get that tragic news. Then we can take care of the most important task of all, being ready to go. All preparations made, our family taken care of, and being prepared to take that great leap. I hope, when you arrive, you can feel you have had a life well lived.</p> <p> </p> <p>A final quote from Techumseh</p> <p>“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://tinybuddha.com/blog/live-a-life-you-love-5-steps-to-set-your-priorities-straight/">http://tinybuddha.com/blog/live-a-life-you-love-5-steps-to-set-your-priorities-straight/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs">Steve Jobs in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.apple.com/stevejobs/">https://www.apple.com/stevejobs/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>My wife Dee and I have a new show called the WV Podcast. It is a show about the great state of WV and the stories of the amazing people who make it such a great place to live. Let’s tear down the negative hillbilly stereotype assigned to us by the national media. Let’s tell our own story. You can find the show at wvpodcast.com. </p> <p>-----------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744" target="_blank"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/" target="_blank">Tunein</a></p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast" target="_blank"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Tumblr</a></p>
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Steven Hawking & Yo-Yo Ma -DOTM039
<p>My wife Dee and I have a new show called the WV Podcast. It is a show about the great state of WV and the stories of the amazing people who make it such a great place to live. Let’s tear down the negative hillbilly stereotype assigned to us by the national media. Let’s tell our own story. You can find the show at<a href="http://www.wvpodcast.com"> wvpodcast.com</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Stephen Hawking</strong></span>, Celebrated Physicist</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“In my school, the brightest boys did math and physics, the less bright did physics and chemistry, and the least bright did biology. I wanted to do math and physics, but my father made me do chemistry because he thought there would be no jobs for mathematicians.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>We have only their best interests in mind. We feed and clothe them, help to heal them when they get hurt, correct them when they stray from the moral code, and try our best to set them on the right path to respectable independence. But sometimes, we make mistakes. In this case, Stephen Hawking's father was mistaken about something. </p> <p> </p> <p>We as parents set the framework for a successful life for our children, but we make one of our biggest mistakes when we attempt to choose for them what they allowed to be interested in for a vocation. </p> <p> </p> <p>When I was young the worst nightmare for a parent was to be told that their son or daughter wanted to join a rock band and go on the road. After the 60’s Mom and Dad had all the pictures they needed for where that would lead. Stories of the wild life and early deaths of the famous were enough to scare any parent into locking up their kids until they escaped or reached age 30. </p> <p> </p> <p>While many parents are just attempting to mold their child into what they wished they had become, most are just trying to avoid really bad things happening to their offspring.</p> <p> </p> <p>My parents had an interesting approach to this problem. There were 5 boys in the family and no girls. We were interested in music early. Instead of this being a red flag and scaring them half to death, they allowed us to do music by funneling it through the church we attended. For 20 years we sang and traveled in our area and surrounding states. When we reached our teens, and began to want to take our music to the next level, they encouraged us to do so, and supported our efforts.</p> <p> </p> <p>Instead of music being a menace to us, we were guided and allowed to flourish. In fact, we were so busy and having so much fun with our work as church musicians and traveling with our family group that we didn’t have time to get into any of the scary to parents things that were normally associated with bands.</p> <p> </p> <p>You knew there was a moral to the story, and here it is: Guide your children in all the good things they need, to be honest and industrious and willing to help others. The other thing to do is to watch and find out what THEY are clearly interested in. Encourage them to develop their talents and funnel them into productive paths instead of tying them down to only what the previous generation thought was the only vocations that were respectable. </p> <p> </p> <p>If you hold them in bondage to your own ambitions, you may just lose them when they finally break free. The will do what they always wanted to do anyway, and will be poorly prepared for the pitfalls along the way. You will then spend the rest of your life wondering how much of the trouble they get into is your fault.</p> <p> </p> <p>Anne Frank</p> <p> </p> <p>“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hawking.org.uk/">Steven Hawking's Web Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking">Steven Hawking on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stephenhawking">Steven Hawking on Facebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Yo-Yo Ma</strong></span>, Famous Cellist</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Practicing is not only playing your instrument, either by yourself or rehearsing with others - it also includes imagining yourself practicing. Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>I am not a golfer. I know many of you just lost  a lot of respect for me with that admission, but it’s the truth. I have only played golf a couple times while on vacation with friends, and had a great time because of who I was with, but not necessarily because I got a good score.</p> <p> </p> <p>Before going on vacation, I got my hands on some golf magazines and even borrowed a book from someone I worked with and studied them to see what I was going to need to do. I never practiced golf physically at all before we went, and all I had was my mental preparation. Just before each round, we got a bucket at the driving range and I asked some questions from my more experienced friends and got a reasonable swing, but with only moderate distance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Many golf courses in our area have some really interesting terrain due the the mountainous nature of our state. There was one particular hole I heard about long before we got there and was intimidated even more when we arrived. The dreaded hole #8. </p> <p> </p> <p>This hole wasn’t extremely long, but had a huge ravine sloping from right to left. It was level with the hole at the top, but was about 50 feet down in a steady slope. If you didn’t make it to the green, you had to take your second shot from 50 feet below grade no matter what you did.</p> <p> </p> <p>Watching my friends plan their second shot before taking their first one, I made the same mistake, and was down for the count the first time. The next day was different. Knowing what was coming, I did some mental preparation and all day long envisioned a flat surface all the way across from the tee to the hole. I took my swing like the book said and didn’t realize how well it was going until all my friends started yelling.</p> <p> </p> <p>I looked up in time to see the ball hit the green and head straight for the hole. It bobbled around the hole and stopped 18 inches on the other side. A simple putt and I birdied the hole.</p> <p> </p> <p>For a person who had never golfed before this is an incredible shot. I didn’t do nearly so well on the other holes but I didn’t do the same mental preparation for them. There is nothing mystical or supernatural about this concept. Mental practice and preparation makes your mind much more ready for a challenge and banishes the fear you would normally feel. That fear hurts your performance more than you can know.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is an excellent article at LifeHacker.com called “A Better Way To Practice. Check it out. A link will included in the show notes for Episode 39.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/5939374/a-better-way-to-practice">http://lifehacker.com/5939374/a-better-way-to-practice</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.yo-yoma.com/home/">Yo-Yo Ma's Web Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo-Yo_Ma">Yo-Yo Ma in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/YoYoMa">Yo-Yo Ma on Facebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------<br /> SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a><br /><br /> CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a><br /><br /> -----------------------------------------</p> <p> </p>
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Judy Garland & Rosa Parks -DOTM038
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Judy Garland</strong></span>, Actress</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”</strong></span></p> <p>When a critic reviews a new actor in a smash hit movie, and they wonder where this person has been for all this time without being discovered, many times they say he was almost as good as John Wayne, or one of the other famous actors.</p> <p>It is quite well known that you can never out John Wayne John Wayne. Attempting to honor the legacy and learn from it is great, but to actually try to duplicate the original is a losing proposition. You are much better off being yourself and starting a new legacy of your own. </p> <p>Some of us are doomed to follow the legacy of a parent who is known for some great qualities, or a sibling who played amazing football 2 years before we got there, and everyone is expecting you not to measure up. Oh, that is except the coach. The coach is actually PRAYING you will be as good at football.</p> <p>This begs the question, do you want that shadow looming over you? Maybe a better question would be, Do you really want to play football? There is nothing worse than attempting to excel at something you are not really interested in just to please others. On the other hand, if you really love football, and want to play, use that high standard as a goal to achieve. Even if you don’t get the same stellar stats as your famous sibling, being a simply great football player is well, great!</p> <p>There is also a chance that if you don’t let the pressure get to you, your tenacity could spur you on to exceed even the lofty accomplishments of that revered saint of a sibling you have to follow. If you really want it, and believe you can, go for it!</p> <p>Be who you really are, regardless of pressure from others to be identical to those around you. Don’t be someone else, simply be the best you -you can be.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from actor Jackie Chan</p> <p>“I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Just like there can never be another Judy Garland, John Wayne, Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, there can never be another you, either. One of these days, if you do your best, there will be someone else looking up to you and trying to measure up. Do them a favor and create a high standard for their goals. If this process continues, each generation could produce better and better heroes than the preceding ones. You are the next step in that process. Don’t let your great grandchildren down.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Garland">Judy Garland on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000023/">Judy Garland on the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.judygarlandmuseum.com/">The Judy Garland Museum</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Rosa Parks</strong></span>, Civil Rights Hero</p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“ I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done diminishes fear.”</strong></span></p> <p>Indecision paralyzes you. Period. Yes, there is a time to do the research to give yourself the tools to make the best decision, but when the time comes to act, it is REALLY, simply time to act. The research should give you the courage to work past your fear and just go.</p> <p>I will admit that I love doing research. If I have feared something, learning the ins and outs of the situation in advance gives me comfort that I am doing the right thing. That being said, I have been paralyzed before in the research process, and have been frozen in fear.</p> <p>When you are frozen with the fear of indecision, two things happen. First and foremost, NOTHING happens. You are simply just standing there. No progress, no new knowledge is gained, nobody around you gets help from you for their own journey. Simply put, when you are not progressing, you are not worth much to yourself or others.</p> <p>Secondly, you are standing stationary while amazing opportunities are passing by. You aren’t even reaching out for them, you are just stuck in place wishing one of them would intersect with you so you wouldn’t have to make any decision.</p> <p>In earlier episodes of Daggers Of The Mind, I have mentioned people who say, “If someone would just give me a chance.” instead of making it happen. These people are not wanting to make the choices necessary to progress. They want others to do it for them. This illustrates some real weakness of character, and it is likely that the daily opportunities going by at high speed are not going to slow down long enough for them to hitch a ride on the bus. Hitching a ride would actually require them to make the decision that this was the right opportunity. Simply hanging around and waiting is not good research to let preparation meet opportunity. Again, when the chance shows up, indecision rules, and the chance is squandered. No bus ride for you.</p> <p>Another thing that could go wrong is if something looks too good to be true it probably is. People who live in constant fear of making choices usually jump at these. It makes them feel good to finally make that choice, because it looks so good. With no preparation or care, they see an amazing, limited time only, get rich quick and be beautiful for the rest of your days offer, and they jump. This was that chance they have been waiting for to simply happen to them all this time. I have said before that ANYTHING that looks too good to be true, most often is. In this case, the decision should be a firm “no!”. Indecisive people are pretty gullible. Don’t let some shyster make this decision for you. </p> <p>Learn to research while there is time and then make timely decisions at the right moment. Don’t be afraid to simply LIVE.</p> <p> </p> <p> A final quote. </p> <p>“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss. (mace)</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks">Rosa Parks in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0int-1">Rosa Parks Interview at Achievement.org</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks">Rosa Parks at History.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------</p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>On June 20th, 2015. My wife Dee and I are launching a new show called the WV Podcast. It is a show about the great state of WV and the stories of the amazing people who make it such a great place to live. Let’s tear down the negative hillbilly stereotype assigned to us by the national media. Let’s tell our own story. You can find the show at <a href="wvpodcast.com">wvpodcast.com</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Henry Ford & Yogi Berra -DOTM037
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Henry Ford</strong></span>, Automotive Giant</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Think about your best friend. Most of the time this would be the person who encourages you the most, tells you how well you are doing and listens to you when things are hitting the fan in your life. We all need a person like this around us, and we feel good while we are in their presence.</p> <p>Now, how about a person who will tactfully tell you the honest truth? Ooo, that's a little tougher. </p> <p>Hearing the truth can be a little unpleasant at times, especially when we hear we are not measuring up to our full potential.</p> <p>So, which friend is more apt to help you improve and live up to your full potential? Is it the one who encourages you, and tells you how great you are doing, or the one who tells you truthfully what is needed to reach your next level of development?</p> <p>If you want to improve, it is painfully obvious that the hard truth is just what the doctor ordered. This "best" friend will be one who is tactful, honest, and encouraging at the same time. They don't just worship your accomplishments to date, they sometimes cajole and even push you a little to be better than you are today. </p> <p>Once you have found such a friend, it's time to get your ego in check and listen to them. The only thing to keep you from benefiting from the advice and improving yourself is..... well..... yourself. </p> <p>The old saying that the Truth hurts is certainly true, and how much it hurts you is totally dependant on the thickness of the walls in your ego fortress. You best friend will not lay siege to your ego and batter their way in to give you what you need to hear. They will also not starve you out of your fortress by giving you the silent treatment.</p> <p>When a person combines a true knowledge of what is best for your personal next step with a caring heart, it is a good idea to lower the drawbridge. Such a person will not force you to take their advice, as it is only effective when it is freely given and gratefully received.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Henry Rollins:</p> <p> </p> <p>"Sometimes the truth hurts, and sometimes it feels real good."</p> <p> </p> <p>It may hurt to lower the drawbridge on your personal ego fortress, but the rewards can be tremendous when you are able to do so. That friend who can bring out your best is standing by to help.</p> <p>Are you ready to move up to your next level of development? You can get there with a little help from your friends.  And that feels real good.</p> <p>There is great article on this subject on the Say It Better website. Check out the show notes for episode 37 for the link.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.sayitbetter.com/2012/02/bring-out-the-best-in-others/">Say It Better Article</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford">Henry Ford in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/hf/">The Life Of Henry Ford</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Yogi Berra</strong></span>, Legendary Baseball Philosopher</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face."</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Yogi Berra decided not to be a fashion model. I assume he had his reasons for doing so. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.</p> <p>Choosing the thing he was best at for a career choice was probably the best career choice he could have chosen. History bears this out. His major league baseball record of catching, hitting, and coaching was quite legendary, and his homespun philosophy was also good for the sport, since everyone couldn't wait to hear what he would say next. Many of his quotes have become the stuff of legend, and are used in our everyday conversations. Many times we have no idea where the actual words came from.</p> <p>Through the ups and downs of his life in baseball, he always stayed true to his true calling. And he never tried to be fashion model even once, (as far as we know.)</p> <p> </p> <p>Rodney Dangerfield</p> <p> </p> <p>"When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother."</p> <p> </p> <p>Mr. Dangerfield has had a career with a particularly caustic type of humor. The interesting thing was that he spent most of the time making fun of himself. While his success is unorthodox, and would very hard for most people to do so well, he took what he had and made the most of it.</p> <p>It took him quite a while to define his true niche, and worked at such diverse things as a singing waiter until he was fired, a performing acrobatic diver until his performing career bottomed out and he gave up show business for a job selling aluminum siding to support his wife and family. He later said that he was so little known in show business at the time, that he was the only one that knew he quit.</p> <p>He finally found his true calling, and in 1967 he filled in when the Ed Sullivan Show needed a last minute replacement for another act. His self-deprecating humor was a surprise smash.</p> <p>Now, let's apply this principle to ourselves. Are you trying to do something you really aren't suited for? Many of us have jobs where we are just trying to make a living, and are not necessarily attempting to change the world, but what do you do with your spare time? Do you have some hidden talent, something you are really great at, that is just stagnating in obscurity? </p> <p>It's really sad when a person "could have been a contender" and all they did was just sit down, suppressed their passion, and never lived to their full potential on that one best thing they could do.</p> <p>Think long and hard about this one. You could really become what you are meant to be. Even if you fail a few times in the attempt. Find it, and just don't quit.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Berra">Yogi Berra in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://yogiberramuseum.org/">The Yogi Berra Museum</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Dangerfield">Rodney Dangerfield in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.rodney.com/">Rodney Dangerfield Official Website</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p>
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Carter G Woodson & Alan Alda -DOTM036
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Carter G. Woodson</strong></span>, the Father Of Black History Month</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks you do not have to worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>In earlier episodes of Daggers Of The Mind, you have heard me say that what you think determines the decisions you make, and the actions you take.</p> <p>There is a simple explanation for this. If you think you can, you will give it your best, but if you don't think you can, you won't even try.</p> <p>That is very telling for specific situations, but what if a person feels inferior to those around them in general? How would this affect how a person behaves?</p> <p> </p> <p>Don Shula said:</p> <p> </p> <p>"The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others."</p> <p> </p> <p>Failure is something that takes fortitude to accept. People who consider themselves inferior are in a weakened position, and there is a desperation to prove, first to themselves and then to others, that it simply wasn't their fault. That is when the whining begins. It is incredibly easy to spot people with inferiority complexes, they are constantly whining and blaming others for their own mistakes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Alternatively, when a person feels the equal of all those around them, it is easy to see when they messed up, and they are quick to admit it without fear. Why is this?</p> <p> </p> <p>It's simple, really. Literally everyone messes up regularly, and it isn't that big a deal if you did your best. The only people it really bothers are the aforementioned desperately inferior ones. Of course, the inferior ones didn't do their best to start with, totally sure they couldn't measure up.</p> <p> </p> <p>An illustration if you will. Have you ever been driving behind someone in town, and every time they approach a green light, they begin to start slowing down a half a block away, just sure that the light is going to turn red to stop them. This self imposed failure is completely prophetic since they probably will get stopped by the light since their belief dictated their actions. They KNEW it would catch them, so they slowed down to get ready for it, thus MAKING it catch them. </p> <p> </p> <p>You are the equal of everyone around you. If you believe it, your behavior will induce others to believe it as well. The reverse is also true. If you don't believe in your own equality, others will sense this, and their behavior will change accordingly. Which person would you rather be?</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A final quote by Hank Aaron:</p> <p> </p> <p>"I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it."</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson">Carter G. Woodson on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.woodsonmuseum.org/about-us">http://www.woodsonmuseum.org/about-us</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.nps.gov/cawo/index.htm">http://www.nps.gov/cawo/index.htm</a></p> <p>National Park Service, Carter G. Woodson Home</p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Alan Alda</strong></span>, Actor</p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Listening is being able to be changed by the other person."</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Yeah, I know we SAY we listen, but is it possible we are just hearing, but not really listening? Hearing means sound is going by and being intercepted by our outer ear, being processed by the inner ear, and being interpreted by the brain to let you know what is being said. What you do with that info determines whether you are actually listening.</p> <p> </p> <p>Larry King</p> <p> </p> <p>"I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I am going to learn, I must do it by listening."</p> <p> </p> <p>There is so much to learn from listening, but what or who do you listen to? Listening to new ideas is great and actually necessary, but there comes a time in every conversation where you must decide if what you are listening to is a good idea to continue. At work we can get into some really cool philosophical conversations, and I am constantly given information on the subjects that I had never thought of myself, and it gives me major food for thought. As Alan Alda says, I am open, and it actually changes me.</p> <p> </p> <p>This being said, when would be a good time to stop listening and tune it out? If you do this too fast you can miss out on a lot. Many miss out simply because of who is talking. Since many teens just know that an adult, especially the parents aren't going to say anything useful, they tune them out categorically. I know many older people who do the same to teens since they haven't learned anything yet.</p> <p> </p> <p>Neither of these things are true, and as I've said before on Daggers Of The Mind, every one you meet knows something you don't.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ok, here is a situation when I tune the conversation out. There are times when the content of the conversation grieves me so much I just don't want to listen anymore. There are people I know who drop 4 f-bombs in every 10 words. There, I said it. By adding suffixes to them, every form of speech can be substituted in, and you have a major all purpose word there.</p> <p> </p> <p>I remember asking my dad about this when I was young, when I was first exposed to a lot of cussing in a new school and he, with a straight face said, "It's because they don't have a very big vocabulary." I resolved at that young age, that I was never going to be caught with such a small vocabulary I would be forced to use the same word over and over in a sentence. So far, so good.</p> <p> </p> <p>This doesn't mean that everyone who spices their words with constant profanity are stupid. Many times a person will talk to me in a perfectly normal and intelligent conversation, and when the cusser shows up, it's off to the races.</p> <p> </p> <p>The official bottom line:  Your first reaction should be to listen. Really listen. Once the content is established, you have a decision to make. Most of the time you will benefit quite a lot, and maybe even help others by continuing the conversation. Sometimes, it's time to get out of Dodge. It is your decision, and yours alone how much you are willing to be changed by others. Make the right choice.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.alanalda.com/">Alan Alda's Main Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Alda">Alan Alda on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/alan-alda/">Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p> <p>MAIN WEBSITE: <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/daggersofthemind/DOTM035.mp3" target="_blank">Download this episode!</a></p> <p> </p>
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Rob Walch & Rod Stewart -DOTM035
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Rob Walch</strong></span>, Vice President of Podcaster Relations at Liberated Syndication. More commonly known as Libsyn. This quote came from<a href="http://thefeed.libsyn.com/podcast"> episode 45 of The Feed</a>, the official Libsyn podcast. If you want to hear it, it happened at the 25 minute mark in the show.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Never blame on malice that which can easily be explained by incompetence.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Have you ever noticed how quickly we jump to the conclusion that someone has it out for us when things don’t go our way? On the individual level, that sometimes is the case, although it is less often than we ourselves think it is. </p> <p>When we go there, we are thinking that the other person spends the same amount of time thinking about us and our needs as we do. But is this even possible? Turn it around and ask yourself. Is there another person in your world that you spent more time thinking about today? Someone whose welfare was more strongly in your mind than your own?</p> <p>If you don’t include your own children, spouse and possibly other family members and close friends, how much time do you spend assuring the welfare of acquaintances and strangers? When faced specifically with a need, many of us will do what we can to help others, but more often, we in ignorance of their needs and agenda run rough shod right over them without realizing it. You just don’t have the time to take care of everyone.</p> <p>Let’s get back to the original concept. If you don’t have enough time on a given day to be sensitive enough to consider every need that comes by you, what makes you think your personal pet peeves can be any more important to anyone else? They are doing exactly the same thing you are doing, taking care of their own concerns since you didn’t have the time to cover it for them.</p> <p>So it follows that when someone rains on your parade in passing as they rush by, there is a very, very small chance that they were thinking of you at all, much less gunning for you to ruin your life. It is incredibly selfish of us to even think that others have the time to think of us as much as we think of our own problems.</p> <p>Let’s take this one home. The vast majority of the time, when others offend you or step on you, they weren’t thinking of you AT ALL, much less TRYING to hurt you. They, like you, simply do not have the competence to think clearly about the needs of everyone they encounter. This is the basic human condition in a nutshell.</p> <p>The final dimension is when you are dealing with large entities such as businesses, government and the like. They up front lack any human compassion. To keep track of the actual people they deal with, they assign them numbers. Being assigned a number is the first sign that you will not be treated with any consideration. The phrase, “It’s just business.” comes to mind. That is always how messing up human lives is explained.</p> <p>Government is even worse in this regard. In<a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/05/theodore-roosevelt-hillary-clinton-dotm024/"> Episode 24 of Daggers Of The Mind</a>, I discuss the federal government’s betrayal of our veterans by the VA. Every large scale thing our inhuman government tries to do, people fall through the cracks, sometimes to their deaths. </p> <p> </p> <p>This would be a good time for a movie quote: In first of the Star Wars movies, Princess Leia tells Governor Tarkin:</p> <p>“The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Unfortunately this is totally true in the real world. The more control you attempt to exert, the less over all control you have. Since government is not likely to find the right balance any time in our lifetimes, incompetence will rule. They simply are not thinking of our individual needs at all. Only a large group of numbers that represent a huge group of people that are really unknown to the bureaucracy.</p> <p>The bottom line is this: Most of the time, malice is not involved when something is done to you. Simple incompetence is the easy explanation because individuals, businesses and governments are just as selfish as we are.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://blog.libsyn.com/2015/05/02/045-about-podcasts-com-where-to-build-your-social-media-podcast-community-and-more-scripting-workflow/">http://blog.libsyn.com/2015/05/02/045-about-podcasts-com-where-to-build-your-social-media-podcast-community-and-more-scripting-workflow/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobWalch/posts">Rob Walch on Google Plus</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/podcast411">Rob Walch on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Rod Stewart</strong></span>, Legendary Rocker and Scale Model Train Enthusiast</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Every three years, Model Railroader puts me on their cover, which is better than Rolling Stone.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>It is really surprising when you find out some celebrity has a talent or habit that has absolutely nothing to do with the main thing they are known for. In this case, Mr. Stewart, known for being a music superstar, is being featured on the cover of Model Railroader. I checked into it and found that he has been a scale model railroad enthusiast since childhood.</p> <p>Many celebrities have unrelated talents and interests. Country star Kenny Rogers does amazing photography. Actor George Montgomery created many famous detailed bronze sculptures. Actor Dudley Moore was a renowned concert pianist. Links to these gentlemen will be included in the show notes.</p> <p>Now, take a look around you. Those you know only from work, school, or church are probably hiding some really wonderful talents that you would never dream of. With my friends, I have discovered writers, singers, artists, musicians, boxers, and martial artists. Also, talented gardeners, carpenters, engineers, mechanics and myriad of other talents that are hidden from view most of the time as they go about their normal vocations.</p> <p>Each person you know is actually more than you really know. You probably know barely half of what they are capable of. While some choose to make a living at their greatest talents, many choose to keep a simple job that pays the bills while using their greatest assets in their spare time doing what they love with no interference from an employer.</p> <p>Just because you don’t know what their talents are, don’t write anyone off or diminish their worth as a person. There have been times when I have seen a person’s attitude take a complete turn around when it is discovered that another person has some admirable talent.</p> <p>The key here is this: don’t wait until you randomly find a particular talent in someone, always assume that each person you find has just such a talent. People are like onions, they have many layers. You will never see them all, but there is some really cool stuff in there.</p> <p>Have basic respect for every human you meet. Believe me, there is more value there than you will ever know.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://kennyrogers.biz/old_website/photography2.html">Kenny Rogers Photography</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=george+montgomery+sculptures&biw=1536&bih=728&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gwBLVavHAsHEggS34YCwAw&ved=0CB0QsAQ&dpr=1.25">George Montgomery Sculptures</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://dudleymoore.com/about/bio.htm">Dudley Moore Bio</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.rodstewart.com/">Rod Stewart Main Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/RodStewart">Rod Stewart on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p> <p>MAIN WEBSITE: <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a></p>
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Calvin Coolidge & Isaac Asimov -DOTM034
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Calvin Coolidge</strong></span>, President Of The United States</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Most people hope that they have the right words to say at the right time, but have you ever contemplated the value of silence? Silence is probably the most underused form of speech. We somehow think we can make things better if we explain something more. This is clearly not always the case.</p> <p>It is possible to lose a sale, or a customer altogether if you keep on talking after the deal has been accepted. You can cause additional grief at a funeral by talking too much when you are nervously trying to comfort someone. It’s even possible to cause wars when somebody like a President talks too much. President Coolidge had so little to say, his nickname was “Silent Cal”. I think we can learn a little from him on this point.</p> <p>In <a href="http://holbrooknewmedia.com/2015/04/05/paul-stanley-dave-jackson-dotm010/">Episode 10 of Daggers Of The Mind</a>, I told of another time when silence was just what was needed.</p> <p>Here is an excerpt:</p> <p>When my father-in-law was ill and coming to the end of his life, he had an old friend who was still mobile, and would come to visit him about once a week. The delight of both men to see each other was quite evident, but after the initial greetings and small talk, they would lapse into silence. For more than an hour sometimes, there would be no words spoken at all, and they would just sit there smiling and looking around. Finally, the visitor would stand and take his leave, my father-in-law thanking him profusely for visiting and saying how much he enjoyed the talk.</p> <p>If either of them had continued to talk, it would have ruined the visit. Their personalities and relationship made it the perfect solution.</p> <p>This next quote illustrates another time when you could get into trouble by talking.</p> <p> </p> <p>“How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.”</p> <p>Emo Philips</p> <p> </p> <p>According to The Free Dictionary .com, Telekinesis is “The supposed inducement of movement of an object by mental or spiritual power.”</p> <p>Bragging or telling others you can do things you aren’t able to do for extra attention or just to belong to a certain group can get you into a lot of trouble when you are asked to demonstrate your ability in the real world. Embarrassing and not very funny. It’s much better to keep your mouth shut.</p> <p>I will be the first to admit that when I get excited about a subject, I can really get verbal. I try to school myself to check the listener’s expression to see if they really want to hear what I have to say, or if they would rather get back to what they were doing before I opened my mouth and broke the silence.</p> <p>People who spend a lot of time with people who talk too much all the time totally understand the meaning of “Silence is golden.”</p> <p>I think if we learn to be silent more often, we can all have a golden life.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Coolidge">Calvin Coolidge on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/calvincoolidge">Calvin Coolidge at whitehouse.gov</a></p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Isaac Asimov</strong></span>, Scientist and Prolific Writer</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' “</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>As we go through the day to day routines of our lives, it is easy to get numb to pretty much everything. Our minds can become blunt objects. What we are lacking at this point is anticipation and curiosity about the world around us.</p> <p>When we lose that sense of wonder, and the desire to learn about things that actually intrigue us, we are throwing away our main source of new knowledge and problem solving skills, that is, our curiosity.</p> <p>Curiosity is something that comes naturally to babies and children. There are many things they don’t understand around them and there is a thirst simply to KNOW. Parents who find it too much trouble when their child asks questions is stifling their impulse to learn. </p> <p> </p> <p>Eleanor Roosevelt said,</p> <p>“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”</p> <p> </p> <p>In many adults, the destruction of this great resource is complete. Like zombies, many go through their routines with nothing more than a knowledge of the routine, thinking that some day they will retire and life will be somehow better.</p> <p>Lately there have been a lot of ads regarding mind exercises to give people protection against developing dementia. Looking online, there are a bunch of websites that are supposed to keep you sharp as you age. I can’t really make any claims about this, but it certainly can’t hurt to exercise you mind. I really think, however that there is plenty to keep your mind occupied without having to pay someone to customize a program to keep your mental cylinders firing.</p> <p>Simply reading a book instead of watching TV can stimulate the creative part of your brain as you imagine the scenes that are being described to you. Playing chess, crossword and other types of puzzles, and many other things that cause you to think about a solution, or be simply curious can give your brain a workout and keep sharp focus.</p> <p>If you make this type of brain stimulation part of your everyday routine, it will become second nature, a habit that can only be good for you to practice. We need our brains. It’s not likely we will have the chance to obtain a spare anytime soon. Take really good care of the one you have. Oh yeah, if someone says, “That’s funny”, pay attention and learn something.</p> <p>On the Science Daily website, there is an article that explores how curiosity can enhance the learning experience. Check it out! The link is included in the show notes for Episode 34 at daggersofthemind.com.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141002123631.htm">Science Daily Article</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov">Isaac Asimov on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.asimovonline.com/oldsite/asimov_titles.html">Asimov Book Titles</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p>
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Cesar Chavez & Giada De Laurentiis -DOTM033
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Cesar Chavez</strong></span>, Co-founder of The National Farm Workers Association</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Let’s do the definition of disrespect. This time from the Urban Dictionary: a user called “this means“ defined it as: “the act of putting someone down, trying to make them feel low, treating someone in a horrible manner, showing a person they mean less than nothing to you, a hurtful act that is both rude and ignorant towards another person’s feelings.”</p> <p>Nicely done I think. That sums it up well. </p> <p>Most of us belong to multiple cultures. Race, gender, religion, and myriad of other things that we each identify with makes us who believe we are. Embracing each of these makes us the complete person have become. If we are comfortable with who we are, there is no need to put someone else down who is different in their thinking and experiences.</p> <p>But are you truly comfortable with who you are? Feeling the need to put others down could be an indication that you really aren’t happy or comfortable with your own identity.</p> <p>Most of us can look back in history and find incidents that involve injustices perpetrated by by one cultural group on our own. This begs the question of what we personally decide to do with this information.</p> <p>One of my close friend is Scottish in ancestry, while mine is mostly English. There have been times in history when the English really lowered the boom and controlled the Scots. There are many stories of torture and other acts of brutality perpetrated on them in order to maintain that control with terror.</p> <p>In Europe there were centuries of conflict between Catholic and Protestant monarchs who actively persecuted each other with completely innocent people being tortured and abused on both sides, just because they had a different belief.</p> <p>With these two examples is it right for my Scottish friend to hate me, or for me to hate every Catholic I see? Of course not. There is one overriding reason for me to accept and be accepted by these two groups.</p> <p>I didn’t do anything of this sort to my Scottish friend, and the Catholics have never done anything to me personally. Each of us are individuals who rise and fall on our own acts, not on those of our forebears. </p> <p>When we meet others, we should completely ignore what their grandfather may have done, and let them show who they are, and what they have become on their watch. We can only pay for our own sins, and can only succeed by the effort we have each put forth to make our own lives and those around us better. </p> <p>There are so many wonderful people we are missing the opportunity to be friends with because of the limitations we place on those with whom we will associate. Please don’t make a snap judgments based on stereotypes. It all comes down to this: Don’t be a hater. Just don’t do it.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Chavez">Cesar Chavez in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://chavezfoundation.org/_page.php?code=001001000000000&page_ttl=About+Cesar&kind=1">Cesar Chavez Foundation</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ufw.org/">United Farm Workers</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Giada De Laurentiis</strong></span>, Celebrity Chef</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Volume. In this application, Dictionary.com says, a mass or quantity, especially a large quantity, of something.</p> <p>Most things that are good in moderation are not so good when you go extreme with the volume. Music with too much volume can damage your eardrums, and too much of a good food can make you fat, in this case, pasta.</p> <p>For the record, pasta rocks. My wife, Dee is quite the cook, and she does Italian well. Her simple spaghetti with her home made sauce is totally excellent, and when she ups the ante with chicken parmesan, it is simply out of this world. I really do battle with volume when something that good to eat is available. As a result, I am not as svelte as I used to be.</p> <p>The concept is self control. According to Joyce Meyer,</p> <p>“I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it's up to me to choose to develop them.”</p> <p>Learning to control your appetite for food, drink and other things is pretty hard to do if you really weren’t taught to do so. A lack of discipline is this area moves a little closer to the beasts, who act on instinct and impulse, and lack the human level of reason and self control. That is the major dividing line between a savage and a civilized human being. </p> <p>Taking this a step further, there are many humans who have completely thrown off the shackles of self control, and have become anti social, even psychopathic. This type of human animal thinks of themselves first and foremost, with no room to spare a thought for anyone else. If they want something, obtaining it is the number one priority, and anyone who gets in the way is likely to get hurt.</p> <p>A quote from Joseph P. Bradley:</p> <p>“Brutes are governed by their appetites and impulses. Savages are but little removed in this respect from brutes. Brutish men and coarse natures are mostly led by their impulses, appetites and passions. The true nobility of our nature is evinced by self-control, which restrains, governs and subdues the impulses, appetites, passions and desires.”</p> <p>I don’t know of many people who would like to be known as a brute. Sure, many are macho and ACT like they don’t care what others think, but the very act of being macho shows that a person is attempting to hide from others what they know to be true about themselves. They feel inadequate, and are desperately trying to keep others from finding out. </p> <p>Macho persons are not dangerous like the psychopath, but are merely clumsy at being brutes and acting like they don’t care. If you can, help the macho person gain confidence, and avoid the true brutes altogether. Your life may depend on it.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/">Giada De Laurentiis Main Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/giada">Giada De Laurentiis on Facebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/gdelaurentiis">Giada De Laurentiis on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p>
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Faith Hill & Jennifer Lopez -DOTM032
<p>This first quote was contributed by my wife, Dee Holbrook.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Faith Hill</strong></span>, Country Music Superstar</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I don't know why 'happy' can't be a story.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Most checkout lines in your local stores have them. People subscribe to get them, and there are entire TV shows dedicated to propagating them. Enough people want to hear them that millions are made. All those who want a piece of the business have to do, is publish bold faced lies. </p> <p>I just noticed this week that for probably the 20th time, that Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are fighting and getting a divorce. It’s going to get ugly. The expressions on their faces tell the whole story. You believe this….. Right?</p> <p>Ms Hill spoke the words in our first quote when asked in an interview about their marital troubles. Since they weren’t having any, she wondered why the only thing that was newsworthy had to be bad.</p> <p>That is a good question. How is it possible that so much money and time could be wasted on information that is clearly known to be completely false? The people who buy tabloid magazines know what they are getting. What is the attraction?</p> <p> I really think it is because many people want others who have a better life than they do to fail miserably. That way they can feel better about themselves without having to do anything to improve their own lives.</p> <p>We lose so much by hoping for the failure of famous people instead of finding out what is actually working for them, and trying to learn from it and apply it to our own lives. The old fashioned hero doesn’t exist anymore. Anyone who seems to be doing great is somehow a threat instead of an example.</p> <p>Sure, there are lot of famous people who fail, but there are a lot of us mere mortals who fail as well. It’s just a lot more public with celebrities. </p> <p> </p> <p>Two Quotes from Actor Kevin Bacon</p> <p> </p> <p>“I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail.”</p> <p>“Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Dictionary.com has the secondary definition of cancer as “any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Things would be so much better if we could get rid of the blight of lies that spreads just like cancer. Obviously they have freedom of speech to publish any lie they want to. What makes it go so well for them is the fact that people are willing to shell out large sums of money to get this kind of trash.</p> <p>Be constructive instead of destructive. Your life and those around you can be so much better if you will only make it so. Those who spend their time wanting others to fail as a substitute for their own failures aren’t going anywhere. Let ‘happy’ be your life story.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.faithhill.com/">Faith Hill Official Site</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/FaithHill">Faith Hill on Twitter</a></p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Hill">Faith Hill on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Jennifer Lopez</strong></span>, Actress and Singer</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“My mom always told me that if you work hard, you can achieve anything. And it's true. It's one of the truest things ever.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>It’s easy to look at famous people and say that if someone gave you a chance you could be great too. I’ve heard this a lot. My response is that if they did what they did, they would have what they’ve got.</p> <p>It’s like seeing a house that a skilled builder made, and somehow expecting that doing half the work the builder did would achieve the same result. Sorry, but that’s not going to happen. We all would love to get something for nothing. It is just basic human nature to want things to be easy instead of difficult. We make our mistake when we assume the fame achieved by others was a lot easier than reality.</p> <p>We didn’t see all the work it takes to be an overnight success. Sometimes it takes decades of grueling labor to be suddenly discovered and elevated to stardom. The key to discovery is very simple. Just don’t quit.</p> <p> </p> <p>Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said,</p> <p>“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Contrary to the lazy tendencies of the average human being, we have to keep plugging away at it until we achieve the success we desire, or die trying. If you aren’t dead yet, you should still be going for it.</p> <p>Now working hard doesn’t mean that you work dumb. Do your homework and research what you are endeavoring to accomplish, set your goals and launch. You are really much better than you think you are. Set aside your fear and take that first step, then the next step and then the next. Concentrate on each step in turn, and you will look back a year from now and be surprised at how far you’ve come.</p> <p>If you think, “I can’t do that!” Realize this is only something you haven’t accomplished YET. Study and learn about the steps to reach your goal, learn them, start taking them and don’t stop. Thinking you can is not magic, but it is important because if you don’t think you can, you will never even try. Your failure is then assured.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote by Thomas Edison</p> <p>“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”</p> <p> </p> <p>It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Work hard and work smart. Never give up your dream.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.jenniferlopez.com/">Jennifer Lopez Official Site</a></p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lopez">Jennifer Lopez on Wikipedia</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/jlo">Jennifer Lopez on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Amelia Earhart & Samuel L. Jackson -DOTM031
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Amelia Earhart</strong></span>, Aviation Pioneer</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>In the 19th century. It was thought by experts that going at speeds of over 30 miles an hour on railroad trains would induce suffocation. I am assuming that this was because the normal force of outward breath was less than the pressure of air rushing by at high speeds. This actually is logical in the absence of experimentation. I am assuming the only persons who had gone faster were those who had fallen from great heights, and they weren’t talking.</p> <p>Later it was proven to be just so much rubbish, and now we travel much faster with no ill effects other than the occasional bug on the windshield. </p> <p>Sailing past the edge of the world that was thought to be flat, crossing the sound barrier, reaching the moon, and a myriad of other amazing things were once thought to be impossible, but humans surpassed their fear and reached these milestones, and lived.</p> <p>Humans who are less brave have a long history of predicting dire consequences when others are attempting something they are too afraid to try.  Those who spend so much time predicting doom and gloom are not going to accomplish much. Those who quietly experiment and work toward that “unreachable” goal, will have much more success. Remember, bravery is not the absence of fear, it is being afraid and pushing through that fear to accomplish the goal.</p> <p> </p> <p>President of the United States, John Quincy Adams said:</p> <p>“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Don’t discount the value of discovery. Many of us are afraid to try things because we don’t know everything about the subject. It actually has nothing to do with being an expert. It doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It only means it hasn’t been accomplished YET. Learn what you need along the way, once you have set that theoretically unreachable goal.</p> <p>Don’t listen to those who know it can’t be done. They may have had the ability to innovate educated right out of them. You believe it can be learned and accomplished. Go for it.</p> <p> </p> <p>“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.”</p> <p>Daniel J. Boorstin</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ameliaearhart.com/">Amelia Earhart: The Official Site</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart">Amelia Earhart on Wikipedia</a></p> <p>----------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Samuel L. Jackson</strong></span>, Actor</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>When humans meet each other, they feel the need to put others in a box for their own comfort. Stereotyping is something that we invent on our own. The fewer boxes we have to slot others into, the easier it is for us. Unfortunately, this makes it much harder for those we stuff into those boxes.</p> <p>According to Dictionary.com, a stereotype in culture is defined as: A too simple and therefore distorted image of a group.</p> <p>Believing that all old people are a certain way, all young people think this, all of a particular race have this habit, or rich people are all waiting to victimize any poor person that is out after dark, is simply wrong.</p> <p>Why not meet someone and reserve judgement  until the new person has proven what they REALLY are? It is a lot harder than you think to find two people who are exactly alike. </p> <p>I was raised in a family with 5 boys, and no girls. One would think being raised in the same environment with the same parents would cause us to be identical. Not true. First of all, we each have a different turn to our personalities, and birth order has a lot to do with different pressures that shaped our lives and attitudes. Some live in town, some in the suburbs, and I like living out in the country. We have many different interests, and find that when one of us encounters a problem, we know who is best in a particular area, and we are each ready to listen to the expertise of the other.</p> <p>In the real world, I don’t like being told what I am thinking or what my value system must be because of what I appear to be. “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is really good advice in this case. Read the person over time and learn what they are really like. Don’t let your preconceived notions box them in and don’t attempt to force them into behaviors they find alien, just to make yourself more comfortable.</p> <p>There are so many variations in thought and experience that new people can’t help but be interesting if you are open to listen and learn about them. The people I find the most interesting are those who have had the most different lives than what I have lived.</p> <p>How boring would life be if everyone were just like you, or at least could fit into the few little categories we each have created in our minds to keep everything nice and tidy. It’s only so our ways of thinking won’t be challenged by meeting someone who behaves differently than we think they should.</p> <p>Let’s let everyone be who they really are, and let them show us themselves. Don’t try to make it up for them. Let them be who they are.  </p> <p> </p> <p>A final quote:</p> <p>“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.”</p> <p>Albert Ellis</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000168/">Samuel L. Jackson on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/samuelljackson">Samuel L. 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Bart Starr & J. K. Rowling -DOTM030
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Bart Starr</strong></span>, Legendary Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>My wife and I were recently on a little jaunt to a park in a nearby town, when we saw a man laying by the road near his bicycle. As we got closer, it was clear that he was an older man, and that he was in pain. We pulled over and tried to see what we could do to help. My wife, who has some medical training, assessed the situation and told me to call 911. He had hurt his leg in the fall and it turned out he had actually broken his femur. At 83 years old, and 3 years out from a hip replacement, this wasn’t very funny.</p> <p>Other than his leg, he was in good shape, and was very friendly and grateful for the help. My wife has an extremely comforting manner and held his hand all the while. When we got his cell phone out and he called a family member to tell them what was happening, he said, “An angel and her husband are here helping me!”</p> <p>I am not telling this story to “toot our own horns” so to speak. What we did was the actual minimum a person should do to help someone in such a needful circumstance. We hear so many stories of someone being mugged on a city street and people just walking by them for extended periods of time, refusing to “get involved”. Helping others really costs so little and we should be ready when an opportunity presents itself.</p> <p>Most of the time, those you meet are not in such a dire condition, and a simple smile can work wonders. A real life hero would be the person who practices encouragement. Feel compassion for those around you. Don’t be so much into competition and “beating the next guy” that you fail to see the needs that are all around you. It costs so little to help others. Happiness in life is all about the helping, not the domination we see so often in this world.</p> <p> </p> <p>“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama</p> <p> </p> <p>I found this quote on a website called Zenhabits.com in a great article called “25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today. The link will be in the show notes at <a href="http://www.daggersofthemind.com">daggersofthemind.com</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Starr">Bart Starr on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/StarBa00.htm">Bart Starr Stats</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.aspx?player_Id=200">Bart Starr at the Pro Football Hall Of Fame</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://zenhabits.net/25-ways-to-help-a-fellow-human-being-today/">http://zenhabits.net/25-ways-to-help-a-fellow-human-being-today/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>J.K. Rowling</strong></span>, Writer of The Harry Potter series.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The spells are made up. I have met people who assure me, very seriously, that they are trying to do them, and I can assure them, just as seriously, that they don't work.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>When my daughter was a toddler, she came to me all upset about something she had seen happen on television, and was afraid for the safety of one of the characters. She was literally in tears over it.</p> <p>I proceeded to explain the difference in “real” and “make believe”. She seemed to understand the concept and over the next week or two would point to something on the screen, and pronounce it “real” or “make believe”, not missing the mark even once.</p> <p>Now aged 25, this early lesson has served her well. While she still loves to play video games and watch situation comedies on television, she has a very serious approach to life, so far earning 2 degrees with plans to go for her masters and then a doctorate. If you will indulge me, I will say that I am extremely proud of her and her accomplishments.</p> <p>But what happens if one cannot separate the real world from an imagined one? I have heard of a few cases of the children of people I know that never had a job and since their early teens have done nothing with their lives but play video games. I didn’t really believe this possible until it was confirmed by hearing of multiple cases.</p> <p>Now, I am not saying that video games themselves are evil. It is just that some, who’s accomplishments in life consist only of what games they have beaten, find that real life is a completely different matter.</p> <p>In 2011 a role playing game called Skyrim came out. I was actually new to gaming, but had been playing a military style game online once a week with family members and really enjoyed the interaction. When our schedules ended it, I discovered Skyrim. </p> <p>In real life, you have success and failure based on what your actions and circumstances dictate. We can all achieve success in real life, but in a video game like Skyrim, you can be a god. You can do all kinds of things that you could never do in real life, slaying dragons, owning several estates and amassing enormous wealth. </p> <p>When certain requirements are met, you are acknowledged as the hero we all dream of being. While the road to achievement is sometimes difficult, with a small amount of persistence, you will triumph. The rewards and acclaim are way out of proportion to what you could ever get in real life. </p> <p>A person that has lived in this world for an extended period of time and has never had to fend for themselves in the real world, can have quite the life of fantasy, as long as Mom and Dad continue to bankroll them. It’s time for some tough love. Dig them out and introduce them to what really matters in life.</p> <p>Hey, anybody can be a dragon slayer, but if you really want to be tough, get a job and deal with a real life boss. That really takes all you’ve got to win.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0746830/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm">J. K. Rowling on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling">J. K. Rowling on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_V:_Skyrim">The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------------</p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Juliette Lewis & Albert Einstein -DOTM029
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Juliette Lewis</strong></span>, Actress</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The worst thing you can do to a kid is tell them their dreams are invalid.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>I know a person who spent their childhood being told that almost anything they said or thought was “nonsense”. Just as frequently, she was told what she thought didn’t matter because, she was “just a girl”.</p> <p>In this day and time, this type of treatment is considered completely outrageous. Back then it was tolerated in some circles. Many of us carry the scars of mental cruelty engendered by some of the harsher old fashioned attitudes.</p> <p>Now past the age of 50, this wonderful lady still hears the voice of her dead father condemning everything she decides to do. The damage was so intense that he reaches from beyond the grave and still attempts to exert his will over every action.</p> <p>His aim was to keep her under his thumb and maintain control over her entire life. He felt betrayed when she married, and interestingly enough she married someone who was almost the exact opposite of her father. Her husband actually BELIEVES she is a wonderful, talented person, and tells her so daily.</p> <p>So now, what phobia have you reinforced in your child today? There seems to be two kinds of mental damage we can inflict on them. The first is cruel, intentional damage, but this is not as common as the unintentional harm caused by the unconscious forcing of our own phobias into the next generation.</p> <p>The first is self explanatory, the second is much more stealthy. Without some self analysis, you don’t even recognize the long term damage you are causing.</p> <p>Imagine a person who has had the aforementioned relationship with their own father, and then having a child with a similar personality. It could be very hard not to transfer the angst they feel for their father to their own child without even realizing it. </p> <p>No parent is perfect. All have and will continue to make mistakes. The fewer mistakes made however, the better the child will turn out.</p> <p>Spend some time taking a look in the mirror of your life and be honest. You could be doing unintentional damage to the hearts and minds of those you love the most. They are your most precious accomplishment and legacy. Please don’t sabotage their future.</p> <p>An article on the Child Development Institute website by Erik Erikson is called “Stages of Social-Emotional Development”. A link will be included in the show notes for this excellent and concise analysis. Check it out!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/erickson/">http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/erickson/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/juliettelewis">Juliette Lewis on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliette_Lewis">Juliette Lewis on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Albert Einstein</strong></span>, A really smart guy.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>I don’t know about you, but I would rather kiss my wife than drive. Trying to do both at the same time though, could be disastrous. I care enough about her to want to kiss her again later, and then there is the other thing of her well being and not being responsible for untimely deaths….. Hers, mine and even others in the car we may collide with.</p> <p>According to Wikipedia, Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in other activities—such as looking after children, texting, talking on the phone or to a passenger, watching videos, eating, or reading—that take the driver’s attention away from the road. All distractions compromise the safety of the driver, passengers, bystanders and those in other vehicles.</p> <p>According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 5000 people are killed every year in crashes caused by distracted driving. Most of today’s focus on the issue involves the newest form of distraction: cell phone use. It seems every person you see is hunched over their phones, but not much talking is being done on them. It is mostly visual, and requires the eyes of the user to be on the screen a lot of the time.</p> <p>A friend was attempting to order a pizza recently at work, but was having a problem getting the website on his phone. When he asked me about another site, I asked him if he had called their phone number. He looked shocked and said it had never occurred to him.</p> <p>Cell phones are rarely used for phone calls anymore. They are a complete communications and entertainment device, and it is fully capable of letting you conduct business as well. The same friend mentioned earlier went on a 15 minute break, and before he came back, had completed and filed both his federal and state tax returns. All on his phone.</p> <p>All of this power in your hands makes it hard to ignore when driving. When that little tone comes out of the phone, not picking it up takes a lot of will power.</p> <p>If you have a 30 minute commute, there are very few things that could be so urgent that you can’t wait until you arrive at your destination to check your messages. If you are afraid of some emergency, or simply can’t stand it, pull off in a parking lot somewhere and indulge your obsession for connectivity in a safe place. </p> <p>Don’t think it could never happen to you. Your life, those you love, and the others you could kill or maim in your self absorbed obsession are in peril. Live to kiss another day.</p> <p>The show notes for this episode, #29 will include links to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and other sites with helpful info on distracted driving. As far as the kissing goes, you are on your own!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.aaafoundation.org/distracted-driving?gclid=CIKd3siv1MQCFWgV7Aodb1oA5w">AAA Foundation</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distracted_driving">Distracted Driving on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://enddd.org/?gclid=CNzN99-01MQCFUk2gQodiDMAnw">End Distracted Driving</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein">Albert Einstein on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html">Albert Einstein on Nobelprize.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Go to the National Safety Council’s website and download a Free Cell Phone Policy Kit to make it easier to formulate a safe cell phone usage plan for your workplace.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving.aspx">http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving.aspx</a></p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumbler</a></p> <p> </p>
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Kristi Yamaguchi & John Travolta -DOTM028
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Kristi Yamaguchi</strong></span>, Olympic Champion</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>After winning the gold in women’s singles figure skating in the 1992 Olympics and having an amazing amateur and pro career. Kristi Yamaguchi had lived her dreams. </p> <p> </p> <p>She decided it was time to give back to the world by starting the Always Dream foundation. </p> <p> </p> <p>From the Always Dream website:</p> <p> </p> <p>Our Mission: To inspire underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy. Our Always Reading literacy program combines technology with books to raise literacy skills, increase overall academic success and life potential. We also inspire children to “dream big” through engaging families with community events and serving as an advocate, highlighting the importance of early childhood literacy. </p> <p> </p> <p>I have spoken before of the need for early literacy as a vehicle to success. Instilling a love of reading before the 4th grade is absolutely essential. The skills  acquired are used for their entire lifetime and become second nature. After a while they don’t even have to think about it. Looking at something means that it automatically reads for them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Arriving at this level of competence requires some early help from parents and teachers, and also organizations like Always Dream.</p> <p> </p> <p>It is crucial that our next generation learns the skills they need to survive and thrive when they are old enough to be the next leaders. The future, ours and theirs, totally depends on it. We can’t afford to drop the ball on this one. Check out the links to Kristi Yamaguchi and her great organization. They will be included in the show notes for this episode at Daggers Of The Mind.com.</p> <p> </p> <p>St. Francis of Assisi</p> <p> </p> <p>“For it is in giving that we receive.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://kristiyamaguchi.com/">http://kristiyamaguchi.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.alwaysdream.org/">https://www.alwaysdream.org/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristi_Yamaguchi">Kristi Yamaguchi in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>Actor <span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>John Travolta</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Autism and seizures are the least known areas of illnesses.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>I will be the first to confess I knew little about Autism until I began talking to a friend at work about his son. The tenderness in his eyes when he talked definitely showed the love he had, and the desire to help and protect his child. There was also a sense of helplessness at facing Autism, and not being able to just make it go away.</p> <p> </p> <p>Parents want to protect and save their offspring, and would give their lives to do so. Physical threats you can see coming are one thing, disorders from within create an anguish that is impossible to describe.</p> <p> </p> <p>From the National Institutes of Health:</p> <p> </p> <p>Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.</p> <p> </p> <p>The hallmark feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement. </p> <p> </p> <p>Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don’t watch other people’s faces for clues about appropriate behavior. They may lack empathy. </p> <p> </p> <p>Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking and twirling, or in self-abusive behavior such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children and may refer to themselves by name instead of “I” or “me.” Children with an ASD don’t know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favorite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is no cure for ASDs. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that meet the specific needs of individual children. Most health care professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better. </p> <p> </p> <p> From the Autism Speaks Website:</p> <p> </p> <p>Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.</p> <p> </p> <p>With statistics like these, we all stand an incredible chance of being touched by Autism and its related disorders. Just like me, many will not give it any thought. But then the statistics catch up, and someone you know, even a family member is stricken. Don’t wait until it touches you. Help now. </p> <p> </p> <p>There is a great site called <a href="paracordbydesign.com">Paracord By Design</a> that sells paracord bracelets, key chains, and lanyards at great prices. This is really nice, but the really cool thing is the Autism Keychain they offer that gives all the proceeds to Autism Research.</p> <p> </p> <p>The notes for this show will include a link to Paracord By Design, and also some great autism resources.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.paracordbydesign.com/">http://www.paracordbydesign.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm">National Institutes of Health -Autism</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism">Autism Speaks</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.autism-society.org/">Autism Society</a></p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumbler</a></p>
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Maureen O'Hara & Eleanor Roosevelt -DOTM027
<p>This first quote was supplied by my wife and love of my life, Dee Holbrook</p> <p> </p> <p>Actress<span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong> Maureen O’Hara</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Some of my favorite classic movies had Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in them. Ms. O’Hara’s characters always had a toughness, but were still able to maintain a ladylike feel.</p> <p> </p> <p>I always admired this combination in her and other women I knew growing up, and am proud to say I married a wonderful woman with a similar disposition and bearing. In her quote, she clearly defines the self image she has, and her life bears this out. She is true to herself, and isn’t ashamed of it.</p> <p> </p> <p>Do you have realistic image of yourself, or are you busy trying to hide from what you really are? Many people seem to be not only ashamed, but downright fearful of what they are deep in their hearts. </p> <p> </p> <p>You can tell people who never look honestly at their core self. They are usually very pompous and pushy and use this mask to make sure nobody finds out how badly they feel about themselves. Of course, pompous and pushy tells everyone else the real story, and the only person they fool is themselves.</p> <p> </p> <p>All of us have thoughts and emotions we don’t want others to know about, but have you given yourself an honest evaluation lately? Never be afraid to look hard at yourself in your inward mirror and be honest.</p> <p> </p> <p>Do you like what you see? No? Well, it’s time to take an inventory of what you don’t like and start making some changes. Wouldn’t it be better to actually become the person you want to be? If you only put on an act, other people will see right through you.</p> <p> </p> <p>Steven Covey</p> <p> </p> <p>“In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.”</p> <p> </p> <p>My wife and I often see someone, and comment on how beautiful they are. Interestingly enough, they are rarely physically stunning models or athletes. We have always felt that fully ¾ of a person’s beauty comes from inside. How they are animated, their attitude and bearing, their kind and sympathetic looks; these are the things that spell out true beauty. As a person ages and their body begins to deteriorate, this ¾ of their beauty will remain. Those who only have the physical, will lose everything.</p> <p> </p> <p>Be sure of who you really are inside. Evaluate yourself and become a better person. Don’t be that person who loses it all.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_O'Hara">Maureen O'Hara in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000058/">Maureen O'Hara in the International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Eleanor Roosevelt</strong></span>, First Lady of the United States</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Think back on what you have been talking about today. What was the subject matter? Ideas, events, or people? Great, average or small?</p> <p> </p> <p>Seems kind of harsh, doesn’t it? Most people discuss all three at various times, but the key is in deciding how much time you spend on each category.</p> <p> </p> <p>A person who only discusses ideas would be one of those fabled geniuses who are so lofty in their thinking that they can’t even carry on a decent conversation with the average person. They make amazing leaps in mathematics and science, but forget to eat and sleep if someone with a less brilliant mind is not around to help. We need  the advances in our knowledge, but the genius isn’t perfect.</p> <p> </p> <p>Average people lead more average lives, and talk about the weather, sports, vacations, work and the everyday milestones we all run into. The vast majority of us are in this category, and the world couldn’t function without us. Production of goods and services happens in this group. Average people make the world go round. In the process, they spend time looking after the genius types making sure they don’t starve while thinking deep thoughts.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ok, last and certainly least are the small minded individuals that spend all their time gossiping about those they feel inferior to, namely, everyone else. Not much in the way of production going on here, they would rather tear down what others are doing to feel better about themselves, rather than contribute to society. We all know them well. Like the ancient Vikings, they conduct raids on the Average minds on a regular basis, and even take prisoners sometimes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Now that they have been defined, which group of minds is best? One of the surprising things is that there is some serious blurring of the lines at the borders of each group.</p> <p> </p> <p>Small minds, in additon to attempting to hold the Average folks hostage with their secret knowledge, sometime only ply their trade part time and are Average movers and shakers otherwise. This is good, but staying out of other people’s business altogether is better. </p> <p> </p> <p>A quote by another First Lady, Dolley Madison:</p> <p> </p> <p>“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Mrs. Madison is a truly respected First Lady. She is known for her courage when the British Army was advancing on the White House during the War of 1812. She saved the portrait of George Washington and a lot government property and papers when the White House was burned. There was no room for their personal property, so she made the decision to leave it.</p> <p> </p> <p>This brings up the next group. People considered average often have dramatic leaps of insight that can be brilliant. Genius IQs are in their ranks undetected because they also possess social skills. Who knew? Many times the best organizers are those with average IQs who have very specific talents.</p> <p> </p> <p>The moral of the story is that everyone has a mind worth using and improving. Everyone has talents and aptitudes that compliment the skills of others. Lets all make it a goal to be better tomorrow than we are today.</p> <p> </p> <p>One final quote from Abraham Lincoln.</p> <p> </p> <p>“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt">Eleanor Roosevelt in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>National First Ladies Library Article</p> <p><a href="http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=33">http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=33</a></p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumbler</a></p> <p> </p>
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Martha Washington & Abraham Lincoln -DOTM026
<p>1st Lady of the United States, <span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Martha Washington</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>What kind of a mood are you in right now? Good, bad, ugly? Interestingly, your mood will help decide what kind of day you are having.</p> <p> </p> <p>Our actions have to begin somewhere. The obvious is that you must think it before you can do it. Your state of mind as you contemplate action makes a tremendous impact on your ultimate decisions.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is especially true when you are surprised and must act quickly. All of us have heard of the “fight or flight” response humans have when faced with sudden danger. Your emotional state at the time of the sudden surprise totally affects your choice of actions.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you feel nothing is going to go right today, your state of mind could get you mugged in an alley, since that is just par for the course of the day.</p> <p> </p> <p>A better choice would have been thinking to avoid the alley and take the longer, less dangerous way around. Instead, you were so depressed about your day that you stumbled right into danger you could have avoided.</p> <p> </p> <p>Once I was a passenger in a car that was suddenly confronted with a much bigger vehicle on a blind curve. Keeping control of the car would have been good idea, but instead the driver covered their face and waited for the impact. </p> <p> </p> <p>This had the effect of continuing us moving directly at the other vehicle, instead of veering to the right which would have given both cars more room to avoid each other. The skill of the other driver made it just possible to slip by, but then we almost went over into a ravine as we continued unchecked and driverless for an extra moment or two.</p> <p> </p> <p>How can we prepare for such situations in advance? How about reducing our every day stress, feelings of shame, worthlessness, and excessive guilt? Many times these things make our mental reality seem much worse than things actually are. You are what you think. Advance preparation is what we need to have our minds in a better state to cope with the things we are confronted with daily.</p> <p> </p> <p>A little peace of mind goes a long way. There is a great article about this subject at <a href="thebodysoulconnection.com">thebodysoulconnection.com</a>. Check it out! There will be a link in the show notes at <a href="daggersofthemind.com">daggersofthemind.com</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thebodysoulconnection.com/EducationCenter/fight.html">Body Soul Connection Article</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Washington">Martha Washington in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>National First Ladies Library</p> <p><a href="http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=1">http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=1</a></p> <p>-------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Abraham Lincoln</strong></span>, President of The United States</p> <p> </p> <p>Mr. Lincoln was suggested by Stephen Haynes.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Have you ever noticed how easy it is to criticize someone else? We have all judged other people by our own value system and decided what they should be doing based on what we think we would do in the circumstances. It can however, be a much harsher motive than that.</p> <p> </p> <p>If we don’t understand why they do the things they do, wishing them ill could be because we want validation for our own lifestyle. If we think their life is going badly, and ours is better, it must be because of clean living and prayer before bed. To be blunt, we want to believe we are better.</p> <p> </p> <p>But what should we really do? To misquote a  TV commercial that used to be popular, “Criticism is so easy, even a caveman could do it.” Criticism is not something you need to teach kids to do, it actually comes quite naturally to humans everywhere. It can be harsh and cruel, a couple more natural human traits.</p> <p> </p> <p>Abraham Lincoln had a suggestion for making our critical comments productive instead of destructive.</p> <p>Before you utter one critical word, think of a solution to the problem you are going to accuse that person of having. Then be ready to help them with that problem.</p> <p> </p> <p>Condition yourself to only voice criticism when you truly want to help, and are capable of doing so. If you aren’t willing, the solution is simple. Keep your mouth shut.</p> <p> </p> <p>Back in the good old days there was an animated movie involving a young deer, who had a rabbit as his friend. When the rabbit started to say something critical, his mother asked him to repeat what his father had said. It came out something like this:</p> <p> </p> <p>“If you can’t say nothin nice, then don’t say nothin.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Criticism can be an amazing tool to help others if we only use it in a friendly and productive manner. Before bringing it out, wrap something soft around it and be careful not to alienate someone who really needs your help. You could be making your next lifelong friend.</p> <p> </p> <p>There is an old saying that nobody seems know the origin of that states that “you never truly know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”</p> <p> </p> <p>There is a great article on the subject at the website called <a href="everydaysuccess.com">everydaysuccess.com</a>.</p> <p>A link to this article will be included in the show notes at <a href="daggersofthemind.com">daggersofthemind.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.everydaysuccess.com/everyday-life/single/a-mile-in-their-shoes">https://www.everydaysuccess.com/everyday-life/single/a-mile-in-their-shoes</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln">Abraham Lincoln in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>The History Place Timeline</p> <p><a href="http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/">http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>My brother, Paul Holbrook,  is a reader of audio books for Audible.com. He does a great job and has lots of books to his credit. Check out his blog at:</p> <p><a href="Audiobookinfo.wordpress.com">Audiobookinfo.wordpress.com</a>. He reviews the books he has narrated and gives links to audio samples of each.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>We will also include a link to the Audible page of his books in the show notes.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_search_c4_1_20_1_srNarr?searchNarrator=Paul+Holbrook&qid=1416311313&sr=1-20">Paul Holbrook Books in Audible.com</a></p> <p>--------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>SUBSCRIBE! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>  <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>  <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>  </p> <p> </p> <p>CHECK US OUT ON   <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a>  <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumbler</a></p> <p> </p>
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Paul Simon & Benedict Cumberbatch -DOTM025
<p>Music Legend <span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Paul Simon</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Have you ever looked down into your plate of food and gotten inspired?  Most people feel inspiration in a sunrise, the ocean, a storm, or some other mighty and grandiose thing. What about the small things? </p> <p> </p> <p>I have mentioned in an earlier episode of Daggers Of The Mind that it seems most of us blaze through life oblivious to the amazing wealth of information flowing over us like a river. If we tune in to it, so much new knowledge and yes, inspiration could be available.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/2015/01/ralph-waite-doris-roberts-dotm015.html">Daggers Of The Mind Episode 15</a></p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from another song writer:</p> <p> </p> <p>“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Bob Dylan</p> <p> </p> <p>My source of inspiration is not going to be the same as yours. Identifying what your source is, is vitally important. Once you find what it is, grab it, feed it, nurture it, and never let it go. Your inspiration can be a powerful force to keep you going when everything else seems to be going to pot around you. </p> <p> </p> <p>Pablo Picasso</p> <p> </p> <p>“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Being inspired is great, but using it as a tool for accomplishment is its ultimate end. Put your inspiration into action. Picasso painted, I like to write and podcast, some enjoy making something with their hands, or solving some problem that has been plaguing them for a while. Inspiration greases the skids to accomplishment, but to actually accomplish, you must get up and go for it.</p> <p> </p> <p>In the very first episode of Daggers Of The Mind, the quote from Charles Shaughnessy was that his wife was his greatest inspiration. I must say that this is also true of myself. Dee is my greatest supporter and friend, the love of my life. Our life together has been the greatest blessing of my existence.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/2014/09/download-this-episode-charles.html">Daggers Of The Mind Episode 1</a></p> <p> </p> <p>I’ve found my inspiration, now go find yours. It’s there just waiting for you!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.paulsimon.com/us/home">Paul Simon Official Website</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Simon">Paul Simon on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>Actor <span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Benedict Cumberbatch</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“People forget about books. They're always just turning on the television, but reading a good book is the most nourishing thing you can do.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Before there was television or movies, before pictures moved on the screen and told you what to think, there were books. A book is an amazing exercise in the creative part of your brain. When you read a story, instead of being shown everything, your brain automatically begins to supply the details and fleshes out the scene described. These mental gymnastics that are so good for us now lay dormant much of the time.</p> <p> </p> <p>We have given up the creative in order to just observe and be led along a path of someone else’s choosing. Instead of allowing our imaginations to supply the details we are told about, we just have it laid in our laps, very tidy and easy to consume. Not very good for expanding your mind and imagination.</p> <p> </p> <p>Reading is such an amazing ability, and we forget how wonderful it is. But for others, it’s not so great.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sometimes it is easy to forget that there are many in our society who never learned to read. I have a hard time imagining what it would be like to look at words that didn’t automatically read for me. What kind of world would that be where all this gibberish was everywhere and you couldn’t tell what was being said?</p> <p> </p> <p>There are literacy programs that can help adults who never learned how to read. I think these are wonderful, but I think a way to stop the cycle is to instill a LOVE of reading in children. If you get them to a place that they want to read on their own without being forced as a school assignment, it is enough to change their lives forever. That hunger for knowledge and mental stimulation will last a lifetime, and reading will supply the need. </p> <p> </p> <p>There will be a link in the show notes for ProLiteracy programs that you can contact to help in your community.</p> <p> </p> <p>Remember, reading is fun!</p> <p> </p> <p>Groucho Marx said,</p> <p> </p> <p>“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of dog, it’s too dark to read.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.proliteracy.org/">http://www.proliteracy.org/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/">http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/</a></p> <p>Cumberbatchweb -Your unofficial guide to actor Benedict Cumberbatch</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212722/">Benedict Cumberbatch on The International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to give a special thank you to Matt McWilliams for giving Daggers Of The Mind a 5 star review on iTunes. He said, </p> <p> </p> <p>“Daggers of The Mind is awesome. Jeffrey K. Holbrook is doing a great job. Keep up the awesome!”</p> <p> </p> <p>If you have<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a> please take a moment and give us an honest review. It really helps a lot to help others find the show! Thanks!!</p> <p> </p> <p>----------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>This marks the 25th episode of <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>. If you have enjoyed what you have heard thus far, please drop us an email at <a href="mailto:feedback@daggersofthemind.com">feedback@daggersofthemind.com</a> and let me know what you think. Also, suggestions for clean celebrity quotes are always welcome. 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Theodore Roosevelt & Hillary Clinton -DOTM024
<p>I would like to thank Anthony Criner for bringing up this subject the other day, which prompted me to search for this quote.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>President Theodore Roosevelt</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Have you ever noticed in the news how often the U.S. Government drops the ball when it comes to returning veterans?</p> <p> </p> <p>We have a state-of-the-art life SAVING system, but then when the recuperation phase is entered, there is this sudden silence that only hears the echoes of the questions the veteran has about the future, usually with no reply at all from the government. If there is an answer, it is to say “wait, we have it all under control, but hey, we lost that form we asked you for again, would you please resubmit?”</p> <p> </p> <p>The despair, anger, and helplessness our veterans feel is totally justified. Veterans who came back in one piece have regaled me with stories of going to the V.A. for a simple checkup and being postponed after they arrived and waited a few hours, or having appointments rescheduled after being initially made just to fill some government quota after one of the numerous investigations.</p> <p> </p> <p>Since they see a different doctor every time, the wrong medication that the patient showed an allergic reaction to was prescribed again, and the list of failures goes on and on.</p> <p> </p> <p>It is more than just a shame that the government can’t be trusted with this sacred obligation. This is not to say that all the workers in the system do not care, but it seems anything the government tries on a large scale leaves Americans falling through the cracks, sometimes to their deaths. </p> <p> </p> <p>Only after statistics were compiled of the many who died from suicide or neglect has there been any attention paid to what to do about this epidemic. But now it is too late for them. Let us hope their second sacrifice is not in vain.</p> <p> </p> <p>Will they just apply another government brand financial bandage and hope the bleeding stops, or will they actually CURE the system? Past lessons learned from all previous administrations don’t leave a lot of hope of a real fix. That is why we need an organization like the Disabled American Veterans.</p> <p> </p> <p>From the DAV website:</p> <p> </p> <p>Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.</p> <p>“We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Links to this greatly needed organization will be included in the show notes. It is a travesty that the government is so inept that it requires private concerns to force it to do its duty for those who did their duty so well. Tell a veteran today how much you appreciate the freedom their sacrifices have made possible, and do what you can to help.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.dav.org/">Disabled American Veterans</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.pva.org">Paralyzed Veterans of America</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/">Wounded Warrior Project</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.trsite.org/?gclid=CLf0sNunw8MCFUQ8gQodXIgA1Q">Theodore Roosevelt Website</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt">Theodore Roosevelt in Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Hillary Clinton</strong></span> Former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State of the United States</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I don't think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>I fondly remember my grandmother. She never had a driver’s license, she worked hard all her life in the home raising kids and keeping house. She had 12 pregnancies, and 10 of the children lived to adulthood. </p> <p> </p> <p>When she was in her 80’s I interviewed her on camera and learned a lot of things about how she was raised, how she met my grandfather and the struggles of raising so many children in coal mining communities. When there was a strike in the mines, sometimes they had the spend the night in the woods with all the babies. Hard times.</p> <p> </p> <p>I asked her if there was anything she regretted about her life, something she wished was different. I expected something like having more money, a nicer house, etc. What she said really shocked me.</p> <p> </p> <p>“I wish I could have kept on having babies.” In today’s society many times it is looked down on if a woman “settles for” being a homemaker, but my grandmother reveled in it. She was completely content and happy in that role. A totally fulfilled and successful life.</p> <p> </p> <p>Many ladies decide to make other choices. To marry, not to marry, to have babies or not, to go and get that dream career, or start their own businesses and be their own bosses. The key here is they decide. </p> <p> </p> <p>There are options available today that my grandmother couldn’t even conceive of. Before marriage, she had been living on a prosperous farm owned by her grandparents. They even had their own coal mine. She chose however, to marry a poor coal miner, and to do so, had to move from Kentucky to West Virginia to begin her new role. She made her choice about her own life, and if she were alive today, she would still have no regrets.</p> <p> </p> <p>Isn’t that what feminism is all about? Not becoming what other people, men or women, tell you to be, but having the freedom to become what you really want to be? </p> <p> </p> <p>Ladies, it’s time to take the world by storm, and you are free to do it anywhere and any way you want to.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Ani DiFranco</p> <p> </p> <p>“My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.biography.com/people/hillary-clinton-9251306">Hillary Clinton on Biography.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hillaryclinton.com/">Hillary Clinton Website</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to say again how much I appreciate the band Portal for allowing me the use of their fantastic music in the production of <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>. Check out their website at</p> <p><a href="http://portalpraise.homestead.com/">http://portalpraise.homestead.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Check out <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a> on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast">Twitte</a>r, <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">Tunein</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a>, and <a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a>!</p>
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Maya Angelou & Ellen Degeneres -DOTM023
<p>This first quote was posted by my Aunt, Donna Gibson.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Maya Angelo</strong></span>, American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>A couple of episodes ago, we spoke about hate using a quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. He said that hate was such a heavy burden that he chose love instead.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/2015/02/martin-luther-king-jr-john-lithgow.html">The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode</a></p> <p> </p> <p>That is a very good idea since most of the horrible things that have been committed in history are a result of irrational hate. </p> <p> </p> <p>We are most familiar with hate crimes perpetrated against those who are not like our selves in some way. Race, religion, politics, and sexual orientation have been reasons given for committing atrocities on individuals and groups.</p> <p> </p> <p>Not liking or condoning another’s lifestyle is totally fine. In a free society, it’s even OK to SAY you don’t like what they are doing. If you didn’t think the way you were living was right, you wouldn’t be living that way. Others on the other hand deserve the same right to live in their own way. They can also say what they don’t like about you, and you have the right to not be victimized by them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Most of us have been treated badly because of some belief or lifestyle we have chosen. I remember losing a job one time because I refused to lie to a customer. The boss knew of my Christianity and tried to push me from time to time to violate my beliefs. I knew at the time that refusing to lie could get me fired, but it was worth it to stand up for what I believed. I did have a rough time finding another job, but 3 months later my salary was doubled when I was hired for the career I still have right now. Whatever your beliefs, I feel I was blessed for my stand for honesty and truth. It is my right to believe this, and your right not to, if you so choose.</p> <p> </p> <p>When you are treated badly by those who have an irrational hate for something you stand for, what do you do? </p> <p> </p> <p>A couple of quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:</p> <p> </p> <p>“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”</p> <p> </p> <p>“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>When someone considers you an enemy simply because you are different, you can confirm that by hating them in return. If you show love and tolerance for them, you can eventually win them over as they begin to feel rather foolish irrationally hating someone who is so understanding.</p> <p> </p> <p>Let’s break the cycle of irrational hate. It has to stop somewhere, let it end with us.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou">Maya Angelou on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://mayaangelou.com/">http://mayaangelou.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ellen Degeneres</strong></span>, comedian and television personality</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path; then, by all means, you should follow that path.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Independence and freedom are the dream of most of the people on the earth. Being able to determine your own direction and make your own decisions is a wonderful state to be in.</p> <p> </p> <p> It is until you get lost. Most of us want control of our lives before we have earned the right to have that control. If we are going our own way and get lost, it takes a lot to admit it. Our pride can really get in the way, and we continue to wander aimlessly wasting time.</p> <p> </p> <p>The older I get, the more I realize I don’t know. When we are young, we want that measure of control, confident we know it all. Some people never learn that they don’t know everything, and develop an arrogance that can actually result in their death if they don’t pay attention to where they are going.</p> <p> </p> <p>Following the crowd like sheep is frowned upon in this society, but jumping off a cliff just because no one else is doing it is also not advisable. THINK! Think for yourself and evaluate you actions before you take them! There are so many traps and ways of getting lost out there in the world. Watch out for them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Of course, if you do actually get lost, don’t waste your precious time and lifetime having so much pride that you won’t ask directions of others. You will find that many around you have already experienced that same mistake and won’t make fun of you.</p> <p> </p> <p>Douglas Adams</p> <p> </p> <p>“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Stubborn humans constantly get themselves into trouble they could have easily avoided if they had only listened. Don’t be so thick headed that you run headlong into disaster just so you could say, “I did it my way”. That’s a great way to get yourself seriously killed!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ellentv.com/">The Ellen Degeneres Show</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres">Ellen DeGeneres on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/theellenshow">Ellen Degeneres on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>An <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a> user called iamlearningmore left <a href="http://www.daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a> a 5 star rating and review! Here’s what they said:</p> <p> </p> <p>“This podcast is very well thought out and nicely planned. The host doesn’t run on too long. I wish Jeff had licensing to actually hear the celebrity saying their audio- but we will have to settle for Jeff to read them. This is an interesting podcast- I don’t know a lot of people who are taking celebrities words and discussing how significant they are.”</p> <p> </p> <p>It helps so much when you rate and review the show in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>. Thanks for the help in promoting <a href="http://www.daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a>!</p> <p> </p>
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Thomas Edison & Audrey Hepburn -DOTM022
<p>Both quotes on today’s show were posted by my mother, June Gibson </p> <p>Holbrook who has been supporting Daggers Of The Mind in so many ways. </p> <p>Thanks, Mom!</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thomas A. Edison</strong></span>, Inventor</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it </strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>You deserve a break today. Get the service you deserve. Advertising today </p> <p>spends a lot of time telling you what you deserve even though you haven’t </p> <p>done anything to earn it.</p> <p> </p> <p>I remember some friends who were a few years younger than my wife and </p> <p>myself who spent all their time saying if someone would give them a </p> <p>chance like we got life would be great.</p> <p> </p> <p>First of all, the chances we got happened at the point that we earned </p> <p>them. When we bought a house, it was because we had waited long enough </p> <p>and our finances were in order to do it. </p> <p> </p> <p>When they reached a similar age and financial status, they bought a house </p> <p>too. Then it all went south. He got fired from a couple of great jobs, </p> <p>then they divorced and everything went to pot.</p> <p> </p> <p>What was so different about the two situations? One thing is that we </p> <p>never felt we were owed anything. It never occurred to us that we would </p> <p>or should be given a chance. We made our own, and to this day continue to </p> <p>do what it takes to maintain what we have earned.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is not to “toot our own horns” so to speak, but it seems that most </p> <p>of our society believes they are owed more than they ever have the </p> <p>intention to earn.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ginger Rogers</p> <p> </p> <p>“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Have you earned what you have? Or are you just sitting hoping someone </p> <p>will give you a handout? I remember hearing stories about the Great </p> <p>Depression in the 1930’s where farmers committed suicide when faced with </p> <p>taking a handout from the government. The shame was just too great.</p> <p> </p> <p>That shame seems to be a thing of the past these days. A good work ethic </p> <p>is also in serious decline. Where are you in all this? Have you believed </p> <p>the advertising hype that says you are owed a living? Or are you doing </p> <p>your best, earning your own way and the self respect that goes with it?</p> <p> </p> <p>A final quote:</p> <p> </p> <p>“We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need </p> <p>and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Paul LePage, Governor of The State of Maine</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison">Thomas Edison On Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomasedison.com/">http://www.thomasedison.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>---------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Audrey Hepburn</strong></span>, Actress and Humanitarian</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff6600;">“I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters, but man-</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff6600;">made tragedies for which there is only one manmade solution-- Peace." </span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Audrey Hepburn is best known for her acting roles in some of the most </p> <p>iconic movies of the 50’s and 60’s, but her greatest contribution to </p> <p>humanity was through her work with UNICEF. </p> <p> </p> <p>From Wikipedia:  She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, </p> <p>devoting much of her later life to UNICEF. Although contributing to the </p> <p>organisation since 1954, she worked in some of the most profoundly </p> <p>disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 </p> <p>and 1992. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in </p> <p>recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. </p> <p> </p> <p>A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in </p> <p>Switzerland at the age of 63.</p> <p> </p> <p>What an amazing contribution to make for good in this world. When most </p> <p>with her fame and success simply live the good life, she devoted herself </p> <p>to helping those whose circumstances made it impossible for them to help </p> <p>themselves.</p> <p> </p> <p>While there are few who are as noble as that, there are many things we </p> <p>can do to help others around us as we travel through this life. Our best </p> <p>is to help others learn to be self sufficient so that when no one is </p> <p>around to help, they can learn to live on their own. Don’t simply give </p> <p>someone a fish, TEACH them to fish. Then you have fed them for a </p> <p>lifetime.</p> <p> </p> <p>One organization that fulfills this mission is the Project Self</p> <p>Sufficiency Foundation. It is found at <a href="http://www.pssfoundation.org">www.pssfoundation.org</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p>From their website: Project Self Sufficiency Foundation is a non-profit </p> <p>organization that supports low income, single parents working toward an </p> <p>educational goal to become economically independent. Our foundation's </p> <p>goal is to raise the funds needed to provide the tools and support that </p> <p>will help parents achieve their independence. This is a powerful </p> <p>initiative for these parents, as it will change the pathway for their </p> <p>family, many times, breaking the cycle of abuse and building their self-</p> <p>esteem, which ultimately leads to a better future for generations. Thank </p> <p>you for your interest and we look forward to your support!</p> <p> </p> <p>Another such organization is called Partners In Housing at </p> <p><a href="http://www.partnersinhousing.org">www.partnersinhousing.org</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p>From the website:</p> <p>PIH provides a self-sufficiency program, not a housing program. The </p> <p>emphasis of our program is helping people learn the skills they need to </p> <p>be economically independent. To participate in the program, all adults </p> <p>must be willing and able to work and, most importantly, be motivated to </p> <p>achieve self-sufficiency! </p> <p> </p> <p>Giving others the tools to lift themselves up makes the change permanent. </p> <p>Invest in charities of that type and the world will actually become a </p> <p>better place, one success at a time!</p> <p> </p> <p>Another Audrey Hepburn quote:</p> <p> </p> <p>“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. </p> <p>As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help </p> <p>yourself, the second is to help others.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF">UNICEF on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Hepburn">Audrey Hepburn on Wikipedia</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000030/">Audrey Hepburn on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.pssfoundation.org">www.pssfoundation.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.partnersinhousing.org">www.partnersinhousing.org</a></p> <p>---------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Smokefan14 gave <a href="http://www.daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a> a 5 star rating and review on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>! </p> <p>Thanks so much for the help! Here’s the review:</p> <p> </p> <p>“A unique, thought provoking, interesting podcast that doesn’t need bad </p> <p>language and filth to make it successful. Jeffrey Holbrook keep it up </p> <p>buddy. Remember, Think Deeply!”</p> <p> </p> <p>It really helps when you rate and review the show in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>. It makes it </p> <p>easier to be discovered by others. If you are in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>, take a moment to </p> <p>give us an honest review! Thanks!</p>
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Martin Luther King, Jr. & John Lithgow -DOTM021
<p>This first quote was posted by Rachel Ward, who has been so supportive of </p> <p>the show from the very beginning. Thanks, Rachel!</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear!"</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>What happens when you see someone you feel good about? Love happens in </p> <p>various degrees and is not only assigned to your life partner. There are </p> <p>many people that you feel affection for when you see them approach. </p> <p> </p> <p>Knowing you are in for a good conversation, that this person likes the </p> <p>same things you do, or has deep understanding of a similar painful </p> <p>situation you each have experienced, gives you a sense of love deep </p> <p>inside. You LOVE to see them coming and want to spend time with them.</p> <p> </p> <p>This also a has beneficial effect on your body systems and contributes to </p> <p>a sense of health and well being.</p> <p> </p> <p>A link to an earlier episode of Daggers Of The Mind that describes these </p> <p>benefits will be included in the show notes.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/2014/10/adam-sandler-halle-berry.html">http://jeffreykholbrook.blogspot.com/2014/10/adam-sandler-halle-berry.html</a></p> <p> </p> <p>But what about hate? What type of reaction do you have when a hated </p> <p>person approaches?</p> <p> </p> <p>Another quote:</p> <p>“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it </p> <p>injures the hated.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Coretta Scott King</p> <p> </p> <p>We are all familiar with the effect of stress on the body. We’ve heard </p> <p>about the ulcers, heart attacks etc that can result from extended stress </p> <p>over time. The uncomfortable feeling you get when that person you just </p> <p>can’t stand is approaching causes immediate changes in your chemistry and </p> <p>you will actually FEEL worse in short order.</p> <p> </p> <p>While it is natural to not like to be around those who mistreat you, </p> <p>don’t extend that feeling into actual hate.</p> <p> </p> <p>Will Smith said:</p> <p> </p> <p>“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you </p> <p>bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will </p> <p>consume you too.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Your mental state directly translates into action. You think it before </p> <p>you do it. The influences of love or hate will be the springboard for </p> <p>your next move. Who are you going to be? People are programmed to sense </p> <p>your mood and intentions when you step out into their presence. What will </p> <p>they feel from you? The harshness of hate, so that they shy away and </p> <p>avoid you? Or do you speak the language of love and compassion that </p> <p>nurtures those around you, and makes you healthier at the same time?</p> <p> </p> <p>Seems like an easy choice to me! How about you?</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm">The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Historic "I Have A Dream" Speech</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.">The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Wikipedia</a></p> <p>---------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Actor John Lithgow</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>High velocity windshields. The big enemy of flying bugs everywhere. Many </p> <p>insects can bump into things in mid-flight with few problems, but when </p> <p>something moving as fast as a car windshield on the highway intersects </p> <p>their path, the result is, well, terminal.</p> <p> </p> <p>Whatever your beliefs, there is coming a day when your life will be over. </p> <p>The older you get, the faster time seems to travel. Your first 20 years </p> <p>took forever. Your last 20 years are over in the blink of an eye.</p> <p> </p> <p>In the King James Bible, Psalms 90:10 says:</p> <p> </p> <p>“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of </p> <p>strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and </p> <p>sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”</p> <p> </p> <p>The old measurement of a score is 20 years. You can do the math, but in </p> <p>the scheme of history, we are all just a flash in the pan.</p> <p> </p> <p> Another quote:</p> <p>“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”</p> <p> </p> <p>William Penn</p> <p> </p> <p>How are you managing your flash in the pan? What kind of impact is your </p> <p>life having on others? A friend of mine, Jan, always says that we should </p> <p>walk a gentle path through life. Being a friend to others and kind in </p> <p>general will go a long way to fulfillment.</p> <p> </p> <p>Being famous has absolutely nothing to do with having a wonderful, </p> <p>meaningful life that benefits others and the world. The number of those </p> <p>in your close circles has greatly increased, thanks to social media. Be </p> <p>kind and sympathetic, and help where you can. Sometimes all it takes is </p> <p>to listen when someone else needs to get something off their chest.</p> <p> </p> <p>We recently lost our beloved cat, Grizzlie, and since everybody on </p> <p>Facebook knew about him anyway, an announcement was made of his death.</p> <p> </p> <p>The outpouring of sympathy was so amazing, and so helpful for my wife. </p> <p>She is disabled and Grizzlie was a major comfort and companion for her </p> <p>since I work a late shift at work. I loved the little guy too, and am so </p> <p>grateful for the sympathy from so many friends.</p> <p> </p> <p>You’ll never know how much one well placed little word can change the </p> <p>world. Those close to you can have their lives enriched and fulfilled by </p> <p>your actions and attention to their well being. This is the ultimate </p> <p>expression of a life well lived. Use the time you have wisely.</p> <p> </p> <p>A quote from Barbara Bush:</p> <p> </p> <p>“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one </p> <p>more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You </p> <p>will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a </p> <p>parent.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/johnlithgow">John Lithgow on Twitter</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://johnlithgow.com/">John Lithgow's Website</a></p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to give an extra special thank you to DigBy Marks and Joe of the<a href="inthedig.com"> “In The Dig”</a> podcast for quoting me and letting everyone know about <a href="Daggers Of The Mind">daggersofthemind.com</a>. </p> <p><a href="inthedig.com">“In The Dig”</a> is a great podcast all about safety and best practices </p> <p>regarding excavating, both in the industry and for homeowners too! You </p> <p>can find them at inthedig.com. A link to the episode will be included in </p> <p>the show notes.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.inthedig.com/2015/02/03/bobkipp/#comment-461">http://www.inthedig.com/2015/02/03/bobkipp/#comment-461</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Go to<a href="daggersofthemind.com"> Daggers Of The Mind</a> and check out the links to subscribe to the show using <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, and<a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/"> Tunein</a>. You can also play all the episodes, each with its own handy player!</p> <p> </p>
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Liam Neeson & George Bernard Shaw -DOTM020
<p><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Liam Neeson </strong></span>(suggested by Jake Lanham)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>The job of a journalist is to gather information and then tell the public, slanted in a way that seems interesting and exciting to them. Celebrities have traditionally had trouble with journalists who are constantly prying into their private lives hoping to find shocking things they can disclose.</p> <p>Paparazzi are another breed altogether, almost rabid in their devotion to getting compromising images of celebrities to sell.</p> <p>How about your own situation? Even if you are not a celebrity, there are people around who are trying find out private things about you they can disclose to others. These intrepid individuals are called gossips.</p> <p>Gossip is a tradition as old as communication. The gossip feels the need to know things others don’t so they can ‘WOW’ everyone with the secret knowledge in order to gain importance for themselves.</p> <p>The gossip just isn’t happy with normal facts however, and it usually takes something shocking to really make them feel superior. If the original facts aren’t shocking enough, they lie, using additional embellishments to make the tales more exotic.</p> <p>All of us know gossips, and may try to avoid them, but they can be quite resourceful in gathering information on you. Just don’t tell anyone personal things until you know absolutely you can trust them. Once a person misuses information you have entrusted them with even once, mark them and never trust their discretion again. Trust is earned, and that trust can be destroyed in an instant. </p> <p>Another thing that would help is to avoid behaviors that gossips would find interesting in the first place. People complain of boring lives, but it sure can go a long way to avoiding being a gossip target! Don’t forget, they are watching for you to slip up and give them fodder for the rumor mill.</p> <p>Will Rogers said,</p> <p>“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”</p> <p>If you have nothing to hide, they have nothing to tell!</p> <p>One more quote:</p> <p>“Gossip is the Devil’s radio.”</p> <p>George Harrison</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000553/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm">Liam Neeson on The International Movie Database</a></p> <p>-------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>George Bernard Shaw</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Did you ever do something you were really ashamed of? Of course, we all have. Sometimes I will remember a moment of some public faux pas I committed in childhood, and get embarrassed all over again. Like that time in the 1st grade I was adamant that my middle name started with a C, not with a K like the girl in the next desk was saying. When she was proven right, I was mortified. I didn’t even know how to spell my own name.</p> <p>These moments are in all of us, but even if something was a life changing event for ourselves, it is likely that no one else remembers. While they won’t constitute a negative for others in their relations with you, they have the potential to become a positive experience for your personal development.</p> <p>As embarrassing as “the great name misspelling incident” was, it was also a positive, life forming moment. I vowed never to be caught in public again not knowing how to spell something. It started a life long romance with reading that has always served me well. I have fallen from this lofty standard on occasion, but rarely. But hey, This skeleton dances.</p> <p>The new year always conjures up visions of renewal and fresh starts. Sounds like a good idea. Try not to get bogged down in the enormity of how big that skeleton is. As I said before, others can’t see your skeleton. They are too busy hiding behind their own.</p> <p>You may ask, “but what am I supposed to do if my skeleton is so big it is in the way of living my life?” There are things like prison terms, public displays of drunken behavior, and other things that were so public and memorable that others look at them and say, “I am really glad I didn’t do something like that!” </p> <p>These things are really a challenge, I admit, but it’s time to let those bones rattle and shake as you move out from behind them. If everyone knows anyway, why hide it? Hiding means you are so ashamed you can’t show your face. It’s time to own up to it. It will also diffuse the gossips mentioned in the first segment of this episode. If you talk about it, there is no attraction for them since it is already public.</p> <p>If you are a writer, write a blog or book about the lessons you learned from the experience. The more you acknowledge and deal with things that were very public to start with, the more others will begin to understand and take you seriously. It becomes clear that you are reformed and ready to get on with life. Publish a Kindle book and you may help a LOT of people and make a buck too!</p> <p>Another thing, since everyone else has idle skeletons in their own closets, things they fear will be disclosed, you can be an example to others of how to deal with them. Your experiences will encourage others to leave their “bare bones existence” and live again.</p> <p>It’s time for the skeletons in your life to dance. Eventually, the skeletons will cease to be, and you will have room for some new clothes and shoes in there.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw">George Bernard Shaw on Wikipedia</a></p> <p>-----------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>I would like to give an extra special thank you to Dave Jackson of the schoolofpodcasting.com for including <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers Of The Mind</a> in his new book, “My Favorite Podcast is…    Understanding Audience Loyalty. Dave is a great guy and a man of incredible compassion and integrity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RJB6RYG">My Favorite Podcast Is.... Understanding Audience Loyalty on Amazon.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://schoolofpodcasting.com/my-favorite-podcast-is-2014-version/">Featured Episode on Dave Jackson's School of Podcasting</a></p> <p> </p> <p>-----------------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p>Thank you so much for listening. Please subscribe and review <a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggers of the Mind</a> on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, and<a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/"> TuneIn</a>. Use the direct links at daggersofthemind.com. If you are listening on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast">Twitter</a>, share it with your friends! 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Morgan Freeman & Mother Teresa -DOTM019
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Morgan Freeman</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“I gravitate towards gravitas.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Dictionary.com defines gravitas as:</p> <p>1. seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech. </p> <p>Are you a goof off, or do you take life a little more seriously? Is the world just a huge playground, or are you honestly waiting to play until the chores of the day are concluded? Is playtime something you have earned, or is being frivolous and reckless your M.O.? </p> <p>Responsibility can be no fun at times. Those unpleasant things that must be done, and can’t seem to be avoided intrude on our lives almost daily. How do you decide to handle this? </p> <p>Some, like Mr. Freeman take the sober approach to first get those things accomplished, leaving the mind clear for a short vacation before resuming.</p> <p>Others work so hard at avoiding work that it would be much easier to do the actual work in the first place.</p> <p>How to cope? The drudgery of everyday tasks can be dealt with in a systematic manner to reduce the unpleasantness.</p> <p>If you are in an environment where it is permitted, listen to music. We’ve all heard it said that Music soothes the savage beast.</p> <p>A lot of times something as simple as having a list of items of accomplishment that you can mark off as you go, gives a strong reminder of how much you are getting done and also how close you are to being finished. I use this method daily and would be lost without my little lists. I stay organized on the back of my old business cards from my photography days. It has the added benefit of recycling an otherwise unusable item.</p> <p>While I don’t advocate this just to get your life in order, your partner in life can have a strong role in your responsible behavior. Both of you are good at some things and not so good at others. My wife and I, while having many similarities have special talents and aptitudes the other doesn’t possess. Without just taking each other for granted, we recognize and rely on each other to deal with those things we each are best at. 31 years later, we are still taking care of each other, and this makes us even stronger.</p> <p>It’s time to take your life seriously. Fun is even (dare I say it?) FUNNER when you have earned it. Your mind is clear and there is nothing standing in the way of a little, on the spot vacation. How about a cup of tea right now? You’ve earned it!</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MorganFreeman">https://www.facebook.com/MorganFreeman</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000151/">Morgan Freeman on International Movie Database</a></p> <p>-------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Mother Teresa of Calcutta</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“One must really have suffered oneself to help others.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Take a moment and think of some really bad circumstances that occurred in your life in the past. Divorce, death of a child, a parent, foreclosure on your home, job loss….. These are just some suggestions, your list will probably be different.</p> <p>We all have suffered at one time or the other and were forced to persevere to the end until recovery was finally possible for you. I know you are glad that time in your life is over, but there is something really amazing you can do with the lessons learned  and wounds that have not quite healed.</p> <p>Since you aren’t the only one to go through some of these things, your experience with them could provide some valuable insight when another person is faced with a similar circumstance. Your level of experience gives you the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on another’s life that a trained councilor may not be capable of. Councilors are told how to teach you to handle difficult times, but true empathy can only be given by someone who has experienced the same awful circumstances.</p> <p>Suffering, as unpleasant as it is, has the potential to foster tremendous experience and growth in the person who is afflicted by it. When you see another suffering in a similar way as you have, you can provide a light to guide them through the darkness so their experience is easier, and they can avoid some of the permanent scarring that can come from it.</p> <p>One person who suffered way beyond what a human should have to is Helen Keller. She was able to see and hear at birth, but a disease took away both at 19 months. Imagine how isolated you would be if you could neither see OR hear. </p> <p>It took her teacher, Anne Sullivan (who was also visually impaired)  more than a month to get the concept across to Helen that putting an object in one hand while spelling the name of it in the other constituted the naming of that object. The breakthrough came while running cool water over her hand. </p> <p>From this beginning, Helen eventually became an author and lecturer, and was the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.</p> <p>She was active until suffering a series of strokes in 1961, and died in her sleep in 1968 aged 87. Her accomplishments (including the Presidential Medal Of Freedom) are too numerous to recount here, but links to her life story will be included in the show notes at daggersofthemind.com.</p> <p> </p> <p>We’ll finish with one more quote:</p> <p>“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”</p> <p>Helen Keller</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Newsreel footage of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan</p> <p><a href="http://wn.com/helen_keller_&_anne_sullivan_(1928_newsreel_footage_with_open_captions_and_audio_description)">http://wn.com/helen_keller_&_anne_sullivan_(1928_newsreel_footage_with_open_captions_and_audio_description)</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="daggersofthemind.com">Daggersofthemind.com</a> is the place to go if you want to hear past episodes of the show. Each episode has a player button so you can click and listen. You can also subscribe on<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>, <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitche</a>r, <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of- Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">TuneIn</a>, and even email!</p> <p> </p>
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Mark Harmon & Margaret Thatcher -DOTM018
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Mark Harmon</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point?”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Ahh, that amazing feeling when you jumped ahead of a few others and made it to the front of the line without really earning it. Did you have a real sense of accomplishment? We know you were the same one who jumped line in 1st grade because you were so immature, such a baby.</p> <p>Somewhere along the way, you learned that to get your own way, you bullied others. Pushing and forcing a path for yourself, others are just in this world for you to measure your level of conquest. Every person you meet, there is a singular thought. “I must break you”.</p> <p>Blaming it on your mother or father sounds like a good excuse, and it makes a lot of money for psychiatrists, but ultimately your decision to dominate is your own aggression against people who never wronged you at all. It’s just as wrong as it was when you were the victim. </p> <p>It’s time to grow up. It’s wrong, and one of these days you will do it to the wrong person. They will come down on you so hard it will be like your childhood all over again. This time, however, you won’t be able to act like you don’t understand why you have been victimized. That aggressor is just you, only stronger and more violent. And you have just met yourself a little further in the cycle of violence than you are right now. </p> <p>Stop being the bully. Get help if you must, but just stop the bullying. There are many in the world who can’t believe how much of a lowly uneducated thug you are. No matter how smart you think you are, it’s obvious that self control is the one thing that separates us from the beasts. After you are gone, that legacy of careless carnage and destruction will live on….. </p> <p>Forever.</p> <p> </p> <p>Links to info about Mark Harmon and the subject of bullying with be included in the show notes at <a href="daggersofthemind.com">daggersofthemind.com</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001319/">Mark Harmon on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Harmon">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Harmon</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html">http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/index.aspx">http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/index.aspx</a></p> <p>-------------------------------------------</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">Margaret Thatcher</span></strong></span>, prime Minister of The United Kingdom, 1979 - 1990</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Isn’t it fun to be stuck somewhere listening to someone boast about themselves? If you are detained long enough, you may get their entire life story, hearing how they were influential in all the amazing events of the world. When you hear that they probably assisted in the creation of the earth, it may be time to throw in a large amount of salt.</p> <p>The phrase “take it with a grain of salt” is very timely in this case since you can’t accept boasting as truth in its original state. Salt alters the taste of food and makes it more palatable. </p> <p>The very act of bragging about one’s accomplishments shows that the person feels inadequate about the situation and must embellish it to seem more important than they really were at the time.</p> <p>Hey, why not just become a better person and then others will notice and boast about you instead of having to do your own sales job?</p> <p>One way to get this started is to obviously live your life in such a manner that others will WANT to speak well of you. Second, find good things to say about others. I don’t mean fluffy, insincere praise, I mean promote others in a truthful way that helps them in their own journey of life.</p> <p>As you concentrate on that task, you will be surprised to find later how many people are speaking well of you! It is natural to feel warm feelings for someone who has supported you in full view of others. Diverting your attention from yourself not only stops your boasting tendencies that others hate to listen to, but it increases your integrity in their eyes.</p> <p>Soon you will find that you actually ARE praiseworthy, and others will return the favor in spades. Don’t say what you wish you were, BECOME what you want to be.</p> <p> </p> <p>“When boasting ends, there dignity begins.”</p> <p>Owen D. Young</p> <p> </p> <p>A link to a Values for Life!! Blog article on this subject will be included in the show notes. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://vishsesh.blogspot.com/2009/06/speak-well-of-others.html">Values for Life!! Article</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Come to <a href="daggersofthemind.com">daggersofthemind.com</a> and check it out. You can also find direct links to subscribe to the show using<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daggers-mind-philosophy-celebrity/id927265744"> iTunes</a>, <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=54750&refid=stpr">Stitcher</a>, <a href="http://tunein.com/radio/Daggers-Of-The-Mind---The-Philosophy-Of-Celebrity-Quotes-p653276/">TuneIn</a>, and even email!</p> <p> </p> <p>Margaret Thatcher on Wikipedia</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Margaret Thatcher Foundation</p> <p><a href="http://www.margaretthatcher.org/">http://www.margaretthatcher.org/</a></p> <p> </p>
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George Patton & Olivia de Haviland -DOTM017
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>General George Patton</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>The best decisions are made when people who disagree come to a </p> <p>consensus of what is best. Notice I didn’t say compromise. Compromise </p> <p>means that you don’t fully agree with the solution, but you are </p> <p>willing to give up some elements of your idea under pressure. </p> <p>Consensus means after the pressure cooker session is finished, ALL </p> <p>agree that THIS is the absolute BEST idea.</p> <p> </p> <p>The interchange and challenge of ideas has been always been the best</p> <p>caldron for THE IDEA, the ultimate best idea for the situation at </p> <p>hand.</p> <p> </p> <p>Most people can’t work with others well enough, (checking their ego </p> <p>at the door) to admit that an element of thought from a coworker is </p> <p>better than yours and should be incorporated in the final plan.</p> <p> </p> <p>Everyone you meet has many different experiences and knows things you </p> <p>don’t. This is also true of yourself in relation to them. The </p> <p>buzzword today is Diversity. I have heard that a lot, but all that </p> <p>was said was to embrace how different we all are. Sound good, but it </p> <p>sounds more like just tolerating others, than any real way to </p> <p>accomplish something.</p> <p> </p> <p>Hey, why not take it to the next level. Being diverse is quite </p> <p>obvious. How about talking about how different gears mesh into one </p> <p>another and make the larger machine go? The actual STRENGTH is that </p> <p>the opposites can work together to make the best possible outcome </p> <p>when we are willing to listen with a common goal and work toward it.</p> <p> </p> <p>Driven by media, our society is focused on competition and conquering </p> <p>the next person who looks you in the eye. Voting you off the island, </p> <p>kicking you to the curb, and all the other slang invented is about </p> <p>the domination of every person you meet.</p> <p> </p> <p>The company or organization who does the best is the one who yes, has </p> <p>a leader, but has a leader who is willing to attract and promote </p> <p>teams of people who can work together in this fashion.</p> <p> </p> <p>Adolf Hitler was a great example of a man who did the opposite. He </p> <p>surrounded himself only with those who worshiped and feared him. The </p> <p>vast majority were less intelligent than himself so he could dominate </p> <p>them and his ego could be satisfied. When push came to shove, and his </p> <p>decisions got more erratic, no one was in a position to advise or </p> <p>even discuss the future of the state, and everybody knows what </p> <p>horrible crimes against humanity were committed. He eventually ran </p> <p>the entire enterprise into the ground with tremendous loss of life on </p> <p>both sides. He was the ultimate micro manager.</p> <p> </p> <p>Let’s work more for consensus. Everyone, even those you know disagree </p> <p>with you, have a valuable contribution to the ultimate goal. If you </p> <p>want to be tough, if you want to succeed, stand strong and be willing </p> <p>to look at competing ideas square in the face, and give them fair </p> <p>consideration. Don’t be a wimp!</p> <p> </p> <p>Offical Site</p> <p><a href="http://www.generalpatton.com/">http://www.generalpatton.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/446863/George-Smith-Patton">http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/446863/George-Smith-Patton</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>--------------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Olivia de Haviland</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>“Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the </strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You </strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #ff9900;"><strong>can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural.”</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>How many surfers do you know that have a never-ending ride? Every </p> <p>wave has a beginning and an end. Most waves are caught close to shore </p> <p>and only last for a short time. Then, every dedicated surfer goes in </p> <p>search of the next one. After a few years however, even the best </p> <p>surfers have to realize they are no longer physically able to keep up </p> <p>with the sport, and are forced to move on, looking for “waves” in </p> <p>other areas of life.</p> <p> </p> <p>The ride at the top of any profession is exhilarating, but you can’t </p> <p>stay there forever. Working your way up to that crest is a process </p> <p>that builds the character to stay on top longer, but the inevitable </p> <p>result is that there is nowhere to go but down after that. </p> <p> </p> <p>Where is your life in this cycle? Have you reached your full </p> <p>potential? Some peak during the work years, earning enormous amounts </p> <p>of money and building monuments to themselves to last through the </p> <p>ages. Others have a quiet life working and raising a family, or </p> <p>deciding to go through life in other arrangements, and then when they </p> <p>retire, a whole new life opens for that seasoned and experienced </p> <p>individual who then has major accomplishments in the later stages of </p> <p>life.</p> <p> </p> <p>The preparation phase at the beginning is very important. Never pass </p> <p>up an opportunity to learn something new. As an example, I went to </p> <p>the doctor today to consult on the dislocated shoulder I managed to </p> <p>obtain last week. On the way out, I asked to see the xrays that were </p> <p>taken before and after it was reduced in the emergency room. He put </p> <p>the before and after shots side by side so I could get a feel for the </p> <p>difference. That was really cool. While I have no definitive idea </p> <p>when that knowledge may come in handy, whether in my writing or if I </p> <p>am present when someone else has the same misfortune, I have that </p> <p>knowledge now, and I can pull it out as needed.</p> <p> </p> <p>At the crest, you will need all those things you learned at odd times </p> <p>to stay up there as long as you possibly can, for maximum benefit to </p> <p>yourself and others.</p> <p> </p> <p>As you start down the other side, give some others a shove upward to </p> <p>help them realize their goals. Be a teacher. Make a difference in </p> <p>someone else’s life. Freely you have received, freely give. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_de_Havilland">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_de_Havilland</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000014/bio">Olivia de Haviland on International Movie Database</a></p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p>Hey, it takes just a second to share Daggers Of The Mind on social </p> <p>media. On<a href="https://www.facebook.com/daggersofthemind?ref=aymt_homepage_panel"> Facebook</a>,<a href="https://twitter.com/HolbrookPodcast"> Twitter</a> and<a href="http://jeffreykholbrook.tumblr.com/"> Tumblr</a> you can share a player that </p> <p>lets others hear the show directly, right where they are. Leave </p> <p>comments at:  <a href="mailto:feedback@daggersofthemind.com">feedback@daggersofthemind.com</a>.</p> <p> </p>
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