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Episode 5: Evolution, Exercise, & Extinction

Since the 1950’s, we have been sitting an hour more a day each decade. If this trend continues, the economy could become bankrupt in 54 years, due to the cost to the health care system and to the lack of efficiency in the workforce. Let’s talk about it.

Episode 4: Literacy, Laptops, & Learning

The US ranks 125th in literacy in the world! Um, I’m not sure how we can champion our “bestessness” (word check), if half of our population reads below a 6th grade level. For the past decade, our reading and math scores have dropped, while at the same time, we have infused more technology in the…

Episode 3: Elders, Aging, & Automobiles

What does a society do when one industry is dependent on an aging population? And what if that industry doesn’t change its philosophy or approach to meet the growing demands for safer and more age-friendly options? Well, for the automotive industry, it seems like the approach is, keep doing the same thing, no matter the…

Episode 2: Poop, Plastic, & Pollution

During my time in China, I was amazed at how most of the families in my area didn’t use diapers for their kids. Looking back now, from a waste and density perspective, not using disposable diapers makes sense. To add to this, on average, Chinese (and many other countries as well) have their children potty…

Episode 1: Kids, Commercials, & Cash

It’s hard to imagine growing up without watching junk-food commercials. And although I must admit I enjoyed watching the Kool-Aid Guy bust through a wall, or a guy suddenly being transported off his couch to surfing a gnarly wave after eating a fruit gusher, the reality was, those commercials were influencing me. But once you…

How a Multicultural Hangout Became a Sustainable Business… In 2 Months.

Article from Phnom Penh Post HERE It was January 31st, 2015, I was 28 years old, and I had spent exactly three years in Cambodia working with small NGOs, start-ups, and private schools. Looking back now, those three years prior to the launch were instrumental to understanding what it would take to set the foundation…

Why Shoot Film?… 36, 35, ..shots to go

Why would you shoot with film? Why would you take a train instead of plane? Or take the longer scenic route home from work, when you could take the highway? Why would you cook a meal instead of ordering the same meal online? Or write a letter instead of just hitting the like button. The…

When a Podcast Idea becomes a… Trilogy?

During my last year in China an idea for a fictional based podcast came to me. I had the characters, basic idea of a conflict, and the setting all in place. What I didn’t plan for was for the characters and plot to start taking shape in a more story form as the first few…

DMX: Not a “Studio Rapper”

For many of DMX’s loyal fans, his music spoke to the realities of life, both the good and the bad, and had an energy that one fan described as, “electrifying”. At his funeral on April 24th, 2021, DMX was described as “raw”, “authentic”, and “original.” If you couldn’t make it to DMX’s funeral, no worries,…

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