Category Archives: Audio

See and Hear Me On the Manopause Podcast

on September 9, 2022 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

I met Larry and Mike, who run Manopause and its podcast, through guest Mark Victor Hansen, and we hit it off. Maybe because Manopause targets people like me: men in their 50s and older, though around a third of their readers are women. I had just started my experiment disconnecting from the electric grid. They saw the leadership part, not just my personal experiment, and had to bring me on[…] Keep reading →

White Men and Publishing in 2022

on August 31, 2022 in Audio

I heard the following on the podcast for the literary journal Liberties. The host was referring to an article she read in the New York Times: She basically said what I think everyone knows to be true, which is that there are so much etiquette and rules inside the publishing industry around who is allowed to publish what and what writer is allowed to write what kind of thing. You[…] Keep reading →

The “Inflation Reduction Act”: Hear me speak on it with Eugene Bible of This Sustainable Life

on August 17, 2022 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

The Inflation Reduction Act has been in the news a lot lately. Since it introduces initiatives designed to help climate change (not so much other environmental issues, many at least as important), people have asked me about it. Eugene Bible, who hosts another branch of This Sustainable Life, recorded a conversation on the IRA, differences between management and leadership, coercing versus leading, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, and how I view[…] Keep reading →

Hawaii is a microcosm of the world: A conversation with co-host Eugene Bible

on August 15, 2022 in Audio, Nature

I hope you listen to Eugene Bible’s This Sustainable Life branch called Solve for Nature. Trained as an engineer and working in construction, he focuses more on engineers and problem-solvers, though expanding. He moved to Hawaii last year from Japan and shared with me his concerns about buying a house where building meant chopping down once pristine forest. How much was he contributing to a trend he disliked? How would[…] Keep reading →

Hear me live 9pm eastern on America Out Loud After Dark (conservative radio) on living off the electric grid

on August 2, 2022 in Audio, Nature

Longtime readers know my inclination to speak to people with different views, not disconnect. Rob and Andrew host After Dark on the conservative America Out Loud network and we connect on communicating more, not less. They’ve been guests on my podcast and I’ve been a guest on their show. We agree on various issues and disagree on others and have become friends. Rob lives in New York City. He and[…] Keep reading →

Reading and listening to the Christian Bible

on April 21, 2022 in Audio, Nonjudgment

I’ll tell you a great relieving feeling of my life. It comes from stories non-straight friends have shared, as well as stories from non-straight people I’ve read. They tell me of being raised in a mostly straight world, expected to be straight. Everyone’s story is unique, but several have shared of realizing they never were straight. They may have gone through the motions and even felt it at times, but[…] Keep reading →

“It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

on April 20, 2022 in Audio, Freedom, Leadership

Today, April 20, in 1964, Nelson Mandela, on trial for sabotage with about a dozen other men, for which they would be found guilty, instead of a defense, spoke for almost four hours, closing with the words entitling this post. Here is the full text he read from. I recommend taking a moment today to review the story. Here is one video among many others and the Rivonia Trial Wikipedia[…] Keep reading →

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