Keys Bartender Podcast

Keys Bartender Podcast

A podcast from the Florida Keys hosted by a bartender, Jim Horan. Self reflection can happen in strange places why not a Bar. The content is explicit. We publish from 2-4 episodes a week.

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August 10, 2022 31 min

Jim finds himself thinking he is in a rut, ruminating on stagnation and possible depression. The best thing he can imagine is at the core of his belief, that hope and motivation come from within. These thoughts drive out the other thoughts. Thank you listeners, please be kind to yourselves and be your own cheerleader.

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Abby and Jim go to a restaurant in Islamorada, FL. The bartender is a competent young fellow who gets to talking to Jim about training an experienced (older) and how difficult it can be. It is tough to train a new employee who think they are in no need of supervision or instruction. You know what is worlds better than a highly skilled and experienced new hire? A new hire who is competent ,reliable and teachable, add highly skilled ...

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August 4, 2022 34 min

Jim recounts his history of relationship development over his life. The journey was circuitous to the present. Ultimately it was a desire for a romantic connection.
*Listener note Don Knotts was an actor whose characters displayed very little romantic relational skills.

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August 1, 2022 27 min

 A trip to the beach in Marathon causes Jim to ponder the the reliability of fast impressions. Real reasons for why people act are hidden to us so why attribute blame. We have more important issues in our life. 

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Its the end of Lobster Mini Season in the Florida Keys but the season for scammers is always going strong. Jim gives a summary of more recent scamming techniques of the 21st century. We end with a retelling of a new texting to the wrong number scam. Jim has fun with a scammer who texts him about a "Golf Course BBQ Party"

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July 28, 2022 35 min

Its Lobster Mini-season in Florida. Jim recognizes his competitive nature distracts him from any task at hand. Realizing that he does not have to be the best in some fields of endeavors gives him an opportunity to grow.

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Jim has a junk food problem. He  loves to eat the things that are unhealthy, duh. This descends into a conversation about how immediate gratification and long-term goals are in opposition many times.

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July 14, 2022 33 min

Jim attempts to acquire audio editing skills reaffirming the adage about old dogs. After renewing his license in about 12 minutes at the local DMV.......jealous...... his license photo becomes another reminder of the universality of aging.

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July 13, 2022 36 min

A rumination on the summer heat brings Jim to discuss technological change. The progression of discovery, introduction, and widespread use is similar in most forms of the inventions that have changed the way we live. The only thing we can take for granted is change will occur and in many cases it will be positive. Don't fear the change.

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July 7, 2022 34 min

Jim finds it difficult to mask his feelings with end of the day patrons. Old ways of dealing with work are changing, and that has accelerated over the past few years. We end with the a call to feel extraordinary.

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Abby and Jim avoid being run over by an aggressive Pick-up driver. Weird sh*t happens at night everywhere. Knowing the difference between a want and a need can help you through economic insecurity. Want to motivate, support, or console  yourself try talking to yourself using "you" instead of "I".

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July 4, 2022 30 min
Fourth of July maybe Jim's favorite holiday. It has the perfect mix of dehydration and minimally safe pyrotechnical displays. A party host inadvertently makes Jim unsure of his podcasting skills. A look at the "Sangria Method" to diffuse awkward situations. Jim talks about his awareness of his social skills or lack of skills. Everything you do actually changes the world.  P.S. Not in the show- At the Pool Party during s...
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July 4, 2022 38 min
The Fourth of July brings the whole of South Florida to the Keys. Jim ruminates about a story told to him by his sister of which he has no recollection. the fact he was very young does not stop him from comparing it to later in life blackouts. It is a strange thing to get second hand reports of interesting or significant events.
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June 30, 2022 25 min

Staying positive is a job Jim has a habit. When he is asked for an opinion he takes a more serious approach than the asker had. There are things to consider

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The problem with charter schools in the Keys. A tv show gets lazy with geography, like mentioning a beach in Key Largo. How much content is needed for all the Cable, Satellite, and Streaming Channels. Can it all be good.

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June 27, 2022 33 min

Why not combine some National Holidays? We did it with Presidents Day. We talk about changes in the Keys over the years. A bad idea from Jim gives him a different perspective into the development of sexuality.

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June 24, 2022 31 min

Abby goes to her last Radiation Therapy treatment. Both Abby and Jim immediately feel a lessening of anxiety and stress. Now Jim can return to discussing communication mix-ups with Abby. What is an Oriental Message? Did you mean massage or am I going to have to learn Vietnamese?

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June 24, 2022 33 min

Retail, brick and mortar style, is not doing well. That is for the foreseeable future. There things that Keys residents still need to shop for on the mainland.

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June 20, 2022 29 min

What ignites Jim's creative side? It may be an early morning drive in Miami. We still are working on a new Podcast for the Florida Keys and those interested in the Keys. Either way you can still continue to hear new content here.

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Jim is frequently interrupted while trying to explain his inability to focus and stay on topic. The gang from the Catch have a birthday party for one of the owners.
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