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14 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 99 — The Fiction We Aspire To and Mice That Roar
Ah, nostalgia! And what better than nostalgia connected to lessons we can learn about today.
16 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 98 — Mr. Trump? Welcome to Vegas, Bitch
Losing doesn’t seem fair so why not stop playing?
15 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 97 — Battling Existential Fatigue and Driving Us to Drink
Ah! Dealing with ‘pandemic fatigue’ with willpower and booze. All roads lead to the same place.
10 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 96 — Bring Some Milk
My grandpa and Mother Theresa offer some advice.
22 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 95 — Uncertainty of Purpose, What is the (T)Ruth?, & Whose Identity Is It, Anyway?
A bit of Casino Life, a taste of storytelling philosophy, and a show I produced in Chicago that challenged the notion that we are intractable different rather similar from one another.
14 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 94 — We Are Not Lonely
An ape of Ginsburg’s “Howl” and the realization that while so many of are lonely, we Gen Xers were practically built for pandemic.
22 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 93 — Encountering the Unicorn, Mugging for Attention, and the Power of Optimism
In these times of cultural, political, and environmental upheaval, keeping ourselves in check and optimistic might be the difference between “getting busy living or getting busy dying.” Me? I’m going to be living.
22 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 92 — Apocalyptic Clothing and Cowboy Bob
What do you wear for the End of the World? And a quick character sketch of a casino guest from hell.
17 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 91 — The Arrogance of Jellyfish and The Music of Conversation
Reflections on how wrong I so frequently am about life and culture as well as a bit of analogizing of how we speak to once another as a kind of music.
24 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 90 — Living Among Seven Billion Books in a Gigantic Library
The sense of being overwhelmed in a world with so many people and so many opinions is somehow more palpable these days.
28 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 89 — Avoiding Fear and Reframing Trauma
A quick update on Las Vegas in the world of pandemic, a reflection on the concept of polarized fear mongering, and the idea that trauma can either be a learning experience or a crippling experience depending upon how one views pain.
21 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 88 — Embracing Nevada & The Boom/Bust Nature of Las Vegas
The Catch-22 of social media, a trip to the north of the state, and the optimistic belief that COVID will not stop Vegas from rising.
29 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Peculiar Journeys Ep. 87 — The School of Hard Knocks, Looting Without Protest, and the New Moral Majority
With the planet spinning increasingly out of control, I share a quick trio of takeaways I’ve concluded (at least for this week). A bit of “tough love” philosophy, a look at the recent looting in Chicago, and a direct comparison of the the PRMC of Tipper Gore and the Puritans of Social Justice.
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