Category Archives: personal journal

84: Fallin’

In these times of self-importance and pretentiousness, I figured I’d unleash a few of the dumbest things I’ve ever done, just because I enjoy bucking the system and doing my own thing.

I’ve made mistakes in life, big ones, we all do, and I still do, so in this episode I’ll talk about a few bad decisions that I’ve lived to regret, laugh about, and tell without regard, because like I’ve said so many times, nobody is perfect, not even close. 

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83: Embrace Yourself

Who are you? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Is there anything about you that you are afraid to tell others? Know this first…You are unique. You are special. There isn’t anyone on this earth exactly like you, which means the word, ‘normal’, is completely subjective. 

We are born into this earth and develop in different ways, we encounter a wide assortment of varied problems in our lives but through all of that, as dislike as we all may be, we are all indeed human beings capable of kindness and empathy towards each other, and in that way, we can help each other through the tough times life often throws our way. We all encounter different problems that can still be very similar, and simultaneously our own, and in that way we can find empathy, understanding, and respect for each other as well.

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Updating the Site

Hello, All.

I just completed scheduling the rest of my podcasts to appear here, all by Christmas Day, so I will be current with this site and the podcast page.

It’s really nice being able to get things accomplished on a laptop that works. So with that, I hope to stay current here with you all.

Over the next few days you will most likely be getting updates that a new post has been made. I hope this won’t be annoying to you, but I promise after Christmas day, they will not be so many at once.

Thank you all very much for your listens to Finding Subjects Podcast. You will see with the episodes in the 90’s that I am really ramping up listener participation, so in the future, you will be welcome to comment and share on the show. It’s been a blast doing this in the last few episodes as people from many countries are chiming in and telling their stories, so very cool.

With that, I’m done for the day today, feeling blessed this is finally coming together, and I especially want to say thank you very much to all who read and comment and listen to my show.

It’s a show for all of us…not just for me…and with folks now getting involved…well…I’m just really glad to be a part of this.

Have a great day!

Speak to you soon.

Stay safe out there.

Thanks again!


81: One Hundred And Ten Percent

On today’s episode we talk about putting your heart behind whatever you do, because you deserve to be your best. A quick thirty minutes that might motivate your life. Get it done!

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79: Escaping The Funk

It’s impossible to please everyone in life. When it comes down to it, you have to be yourself and tell it like it is, politely, and in that way, you will escape the funk that comes along with trying to please everyone all of the time and brings you down.

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I’d like to start off with an apology for not being up to date on this site. For the past four years I’ve been using an extremely old laptop that barely limped along with me as I tried to combine my podcast with this website.

Just today I received a super nice laptop from my wife and kids and suddenly I feel a surge to be able to get things organized and kept up to date.

The podcast is now up to 92 episodes. It can be listened to wherever it is you listen to podcasts or just click on the menu above and it will take you directly to the show.

The last five or so episodes have seen a change in format, including listeners with audio and text, whatever they feel comfortable with, it’s been great to have people wanting to get involved.

Health wise, I’m feeling stable. Nothing is new with the heart situation which is great and for the first time in a long time I feel I am able to concentrate on my life and live it instead of worrying so much about it all.

I’m not even certain if anyone is out there any longer on my list of followers? I will go into the list of folks that I follow and check out your work. This place, wordpress, has been a great community to learn from. Can’t wait to get more involved once again.

Anyway, I’m diving into this magic box, I am certain I know very little about everything it is capable of, but most importantly I find myself with the capability to sit here and type to you, which is something I couldn’t do with my last laptop, so I am already way ahead of the game.

I hope this letter finds you all well. It’s good to be back. Looking forward to writing here often. Until next time…


American Goldfinch

He’s a daily visitor now. Feasting on the Black-eyed Susans and sunflowers, they are almost gone and yet this ones family stops by daily. It’s been a pleasure to have them this year.

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The Marshlands

Miss heading here. It’s been closed ever since the tropical storm came through about a month ago and did some significant damage. love this place. It’s where I grew up running around everyday. It’s my quiet place, well, at least one if my quiet places. Hope it opens back up soon….

72: Making Memories

Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.

Episode now available here…

Episode 72: Making Memories

71: Fight The Power: An African-American Man’s Peaceful Process in Overcoming Adversity

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Sometimes we feel awkward introducing ourselves to complete strangers, but when I saw this man sitting on the lawn in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, I knew he was holding a story to be told, and I was really hoping he’d tell me all about it.

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We met as strangers and left as friends and not only friends, but with a deeper understanding of each other, not only as people, but also where we come from, both intellectually, morally, and most importantly, as fellow humans.

A great conversation with a great human being!

Thank you my friend, for sharing your story with us!

To listen to this latest show, Episode 71: Fight The Power click this link!