Sorry, I'm Rambling

Sorry, I'm Rambling

Deep dives and wide meanderings. Sorry, I'm rambling.

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August 27, 2021 28 min

In which we discuss - in a loosely but nevertheless intimately connected round about way - Burn Out and Work, Capitalism, the Great Resignation, Climate Change, and Universal Basic Income. Plus the beautiful bits of rural Florida as I drive through it, because if I am going to drive six hours a day, five days a week, I might as well use that time to talk to y'all.

Hopefully the road noise isn't too bad - do let me know? 

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Half of this is just me prying kitten claws out of my skin, but the rest is on needs, the pandemic, responsibility to your fellow humans, finding meaning, friends, and being exhausted and hopeless and hopeful.

We're making up for missed time. 

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Whooboy. I've been asked about this one a bunch, and if it wasn't for the number of conversations I've had this month about relationships and expectations, I'd probably have kept putting it off indefinitely. This one is... extra rambling. 

So, here. On why modern relationships are progressively not about white picket fences, why communication is everything, and why I really don't have expectations of people an...

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This episode is what happens when THREE DAYS of organizing and cleaning to find my Wacom Intuos4 pen stylus (between work) meets deep levels of personal acceptance.

Celebrate your mess, y'all. It turns out that it's a really good thing. 

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So, you may have seen the posts about Kali, the kitty. Here's her back story, plus a bit about why we almost didn't keep her, on loving what's in front of you, and taking risks. Plus, there's a hurricane. 

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June 29, 2021 28 min

Musings on spiritual development, bamboo, loneliness, insanity, meaning of life, ambition, monks, hermits, and feeling more like light than matter. 

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I've been putting this one off, chewing on it, for a while. 

This quote from Ira Glass is one of the most influential quotes I've ever run across, and I frequently send it to people I talk with to see if it resonates with them, as well. (They're usually my kind of people if they Get It.) The quote below, and then hit play for the rest: 

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, and I really wish somebody had...

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It's been a pretty irritable-making week, and I've learned that sometimes the best thing you can do when you can't shake a headspace you'd rather not be in is to change something else outside of you. Also some bits about bad salsa, a new microphone, and one of the dogs makes an audio appearance.

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We Made It To June - though it's been an tough road to this point. 

 

This one is on Strength, Resilience, and on the importance of showing up each day and doing the work, and doing the best you can - whatever that means for you that day. ❤️

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It's hard being happy, and it's harder to shake the nagging judgement of our every waking moment and every activity.

But here's why you should.

With musical intro by yours truly on guitar. ;) 

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The title about sums this one up - be kind to yourself, we were not meant to handle as much as most of us are, the way the world is now.

And a little bit on marketing exploiting insecurity, for good measure. 

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This one is high feels - on some of the challenges of grieving, on how much fun it is to make new friends, and on things to be grateful for (y'all) even when everything feels hard. 

 

Oh, and on why it's okay, and actually really smart, to be a hot mess for as long as you need. 

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April 27, 2021 28 min

A little bit about air compressors, resin casting, pen turning, aquaponics, and why it's way more important to hold on to the things that make you happy. 

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We're really heading out into the weeds this week - literally. Recorded from the garden, this week is all about hot peppers, aquaponics, plans for the future, and a little bit on the Red Tailed hawks that live here. 

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A questionable rundown of pen turning on a lathe... with waaaay too much gutter brain giggling. 

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By popular request, I discuss the basics of weaving. It's a lot more interesting than it sounds. 

Maybe. 😂

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March 22, 2021 15 min

Well, this one is way more about the practice than the theory. 

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The first part of the Paint series - basic intro to what paint is and what goes into it from a total paint nerd. 

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March 9, 2021 20 min

Introduction and Rambles on Primitive Accumulation 

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