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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ericast 287 - Back from Moab

This is going to be a bit of a travelogue. So when you ask, "Where did you go with your daughter?" ... here's your show.

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I'm a little tired.  And, podcasts are just too hard.  I'm going to be talking for about 20 minutes, so that's 20 minutes. But there's about a half-hour of show-prep before that, typing up some notes and figuring out what I'm talking about. And then there's at least a half hour, probably closer to 45 minutes, of copying and pasting code to putz with the feed.

Maybe I'm just reeling a bit from the loss of the Minnov8 podcast, which closed after 400 episodes.

And if I had an income stream, I'd hire out the podcast production, but I think my time is cheaper than that.

So, I'm looking for some feedback on the future of the show.  As you can tell, it's not very regular.  I love doing it, and I have plenty of content to make it weekly, but I'm starting to think that an erratic podcast is worse than none at all.

One good excuse for the delay, though, was a little family getaway.  Highlights:

  • Every-other-year schedule.
  • Western Utah in 2015, then Eastern Utah this year
  • Where to fly?
  • Flying United in leggings
  • Grand Junction
  • Utah Highway 128
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands (Island in the Sky) and Dead Horse State Park
  • View of Castle Valley from I-70
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Flying home
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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.