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Monday, March 06, 2017

Ericast 286 - Mentors Ask Questions

When you can't find the podcast that talks about the topic you want, you recreate it and hope that someone points out the source material to you. Let's see if that works! Here's your show.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ericast 285 - The Inner Voice

Well, it's been awhile, and there's a reason I was called back to the show.  Want a personal episode?  Here's your show.

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Let's reduce the show notes down to some links...




Friday, January 06, 2017

Ericast 284 - Confidence With Humility

You never quite know what's going to drive me back to do a podcast episode, and this week it's a profound throwaway comment from my boss.  Curious?  Here's your show.

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"Not since 2011 has the Ericast been confronted with a five-syllabale year! How will we survive 2017?!?"

Remember when the world was going to end in 2012?  (or 2000? or 1999?)

Exciting task over break: We cleaned up Studio A.  Now featuring "a desk on a desk"

"Between the extremes of 'arrogance' and 'self-loathing,' kindness forms a healthy range of 'confidence with humility.'"

In the context of conservative religious positions, or some extreme political positions (not necessarily politically conservative)

We decided that the right "balance" is to be confident in what you believe you know, but humble enough to know you might be wrong, and that the driving force behind that balance is kindness to keep an open heart and listen to others.

Roger Thompson defined balance as something you're always "moving through" -- you never "achieve it".  As a person, that's true -- try standing on one foot.  You're not a pile of rocks on a beach, that are stacked to be balanced and then stay there.

The extremes you have to guard against are arrogance on the confidence side, and self-loathing on the humility side.

And I'll admit that I'm sufficiently in touch with myself that I've been able to identify both in myself.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Ericast 283 - Hot Air Theology

One of the benefits when you pursue experiences is that, sometimes, you learn something profound in a genuine, visceral way. Want an example? Here's your show.

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John 3 passage about the wind.

The Albuquerque Box explained.

Albuquerque Box time-lapse.


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Ericast 282 - Nuking the Feed

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I think I'm back in the iTunes Directory right now. Want to know what it took for that to happen? Here's your show.

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I've got a long history of episodes with a cold.  Some of that is the voicework tie-in, some is just mere convenience in the schedule.  Right now I'm faking my way through for the vice-provost and others; if I work hard, I can sound somewhat healthy.

It's Listener Feedback week, because the Ericast is about the listeners.  Back in July, I got a call from listener Steve saying that there were real people who cared that I wasn't in the iTunes Directory.  So, I fought to get back into the store.  I was been resetting the feed all last week; apologies if multiple copies came through!

(I'd would love to know what state the feed is in on your side, and you can tell your friends to just search the store!)

The "Dweeb Thoughts" name may or may not stick around, or come back. Thoughts?

We did get other listener feedback, and while no name was left I recognize this as the voice of listener Chad. Take care!

And do keep listening; I've got some actual episode topics on deck.  Let me know what you think -- 701-645-3742 a.k.a. 701-645-ERIC.