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2nd Life Media Presents:
Chris Edwards - Author, Political Analyst, Visual Artist, Executive Coach

2nd Life Media Presents: Chris Edwards - Author, Political Analyst, Visual Artist, Executive Coach

By Chris Edwards, Author, Political Consultant, Display Artist & Executive Coach
Chris Edwards- Author, Business Executive, Political Strategist, Display Artist ; Executive Coach, born in Shawneetown, Illinois, raised in the South, a west coast resident for decades. Chris Edwards, proponent of cultural arts, a strong business leader, a political activist. Edwards has traveled to 46 countries & enjoys diversity. Chris Edwards pod casts, partnered with former NCAA Coach turned Fitness Coach & Artist Rene Sepulveda celebrate art, history, travel, sports history, politics, health, fitness. Informative & controversial & sure to inform & entertain.
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2nd Life Media Presents: Chris Edwards - Author, Political Analyst, Visual Artist, Executive Coach

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2nd Life Media Presents: Chris Edwards - Author, Political Analyst, Visual Artist, Executive Coach

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Governor Gavin Newsom (D), Commissioner Couy Griffin (R), 2 Peas of the Same Pod – Lessons on Recalls
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/09/16/governor-gavin-newsom-d-commissioner-couy-griffin-r-2-peas-of-the-same-pod-lessons-on-recalls/
09:16
September 16, 2021
AlamogordoTownNews.com Business Exclusive: Sam Marcum Teaches Us: What’s Getting in the Way of Your Leadership Potential?
It’s important for business owners and community leaders to access their full potential, if they are going to achieve their goals and have a positive influence on those around them. Guest Commentary by  Sam Marcum who Teaches Us: What’s Getting in the Way of Your Leadership Potential? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/09/08/alamogordotownnews-com-business-exclusive-sam-marcum-teaches-us-whats-getting-in-the-way-of-your-leadership-potential/
03:59
September 8, 2021
AlamogordoTownNews.com It’s Free Enterprise – Insurance Companies Protect Shareholders and Dividends by Increasing Rates on Anti-Vaxers, Amend Triage Rules It’s A Free Country All Business & Doctors F
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/08/26/alamogordotownnews-com-its-free-enterprise-insurance-companies-protect-shareholders-and-dividends-by-increasing-rates-on-anti-vaxers-amend-triage-rules-its-a-free-country-all-business-doc/
03:38
August 26, 2021
Coach Bob Sepulveda & Coach Gary Hveem the Golden Years Book 2 Release Party & Art Showing September 4th, 2021 6 pm to 8 pm
Roadrunner Emporium Fine Art Gallery, Antiques and More showcases the works of southern New Mexico artists Delia Lopez Holloway, Marty Torres, the sculptured tree trunk artwork creations of Artist Rene Sepulveda and over 45 partners displaying their artistic creations from painting and sculptures to embroidery, needlepoint, hand woven designs, Native American arts and more. This event is open to the public showcasing local Southern New Mexico artistic talent. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/08/13/coach-bob-sepulveda-coach-gary-hveem-the-golden-years-book-2-release-party-art-showing-september-4th-2021-6-pm-to-8-pm/
03:59
August 13, 2021
Get past Masks, Universal Basic Income is the New Debate
At least two New Mexico cities – Las Cruces and Santa Fe – are already considering, or moving forward with, targeted guaranteed basic income pilot projects This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/08/11/get-past-masks-universal-basic-income-is-the-new-debate/
07:15
August 11, 2021
AlamogordoTownNews.com The Couy Griffin Interview – France, The Recall and Dark Days…
Mr. Griffin has been controversial at best, some would say damaging to the reputation of the county at worst. That is not for us to decide within the context of this article. The context of this article is to hear from Couy Griffin himself and then as the recall effort proceeds, you, the educated and informed voter within his district will decide his outcome and the outcome of the future of the Otero County politics of the future. This recall effort is historic for the county and eyes all over New Mexico and the nation are watching this effort. Mr. Griffin is certainly feeling pressure based upon our dialog with him. What proceeds is a series of questions and his response to each. We offer no opinion today, but just present the dialog and you the reader can consider the responses… The Couy Griffin Interview of August 7, 2021… This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/08/09/alamogordotownnews-com-the-couy-griffin-interview-france-the-recall-and-dark-days/
23:51
August 9, 2021
Guest Business Advise Column: Common Mistakes That Could Cost Your Business (and How to Avoid Them)
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/08/05/guest-business-advise-column-common-mistakes-that-could-cost-your-business-and-how-to-avoid-them/
03:12
August 5, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Alamogordo Olympic Hero’s, Alamogordo Sports History & Benny Garcia
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/24/alamogordo-town-news-alamogordo-olympic-heros-alamogordo-sports-history-benny-garcia/
17:56
July 24, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Artist Showcase: Meet the “Milk and Honey” Creations of Kathryn Cecava
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/22/alamogordo-town-news-artist-showcase-meet-the-milk-and-honey-creations-of-kathryn-cecava/
01:37
July 22, 2021
July is Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month. Help is Out There! Reach for It!
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/21/july-is-black-indigenous-and-people-of-color-bipoc-mental-health-awareness-month-help-is-out-there-reach-for-it/
10:08
July 22, 2021
New Mexico’s Couy Griffin Slaps at the Legitimacy of Native Americans Voting and their Struggles and History
"...those signatures they get on the Mescalero Reservation, I don't see how they could be used in a recall if I'm already been banished," Griffin told a local radio station during an interview.. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/17/new-mexicos-couy-griffin-slaps-at-the-legitimacy-of-native-americans-voting-and-their-struggles-and-history/
09:36
July 17, 2021
Christmas Trees in July? Origins of Christmas in July Celebration in Retail & Roadrunner Emporium
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/14/christmas-trees-in-july-origins-of-christmas-in-july-celebration-in-retail-roadrunner-emporium/
05:34
July 14, 2021
New Mexico’s Couy Griffin Recall Status Update
Cowboys for Trump Founder facing multiple lawsuits and a recall. An update on the recall effort, the attorney general, fellow commissioners and the status of the recall effort. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/12/new-mexicos-couy-griffin-recall-status-update/
09:38
July 12, 2021
The Trinity Site Open House Oct 2nd, 2021, History of the site, the gadget and a history of the open house of the site…
The Trinity Site Open House Oct 2nd, 2021, History of the site, the gadget and a history of the open house site... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/12/the-trinity-site-open-house-oct-2nd-2021-history-of-the-site-the-gadget-and-a-history-of-the-open-house-of-the-site/
23:04
July 12, 2021
From the roots of Alamogordo High School athletics, excellence is handed from one generation to the next – the record of Greg Stephens class of 1985 and the success of his young daughter Madeline Step
As we edge through Olympic trials and head toward the Olympics in Japan it is worth noting that the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics are moving forward as well.  With roots tracing back to Ancient Greece, track & field is the centerpiece of the Olympic Games. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/11/from-the-roots-of-alamogordo-high-school-athletics-excellence-is-handed-from-one-generation-to-the-next-the-record-of-greg-stephens-class-of-1985-and-the-success-of-his-young-daughter-madel/
26:27
July 11, 2021
Tackling Urban Blight Only Happens When Government Takes Responsibility at the Local Level – Alamogordo Town News Special Report
The bigger crime than the actual arson involved, is the city commissions lack of leadership in relation to issues of blight within the city of Alamogordo. An editorial was published in the Alamogordo Daily News, May 4, 2021 by Beth Crabbe, outlining her ongoing concerns with the neighboring property and the city's failure in policy or enforcement. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/09/tackling-urban-blight-only-happens-when-government-takes-responsibility-at-the-local-level-alamogordo-town-news-special-report/
11:59
July 9, 2021
Artist Corner – Five Questions with Alamogordo New Mexico’s Artist Marty H Torres
We met the Alamogordo based artist Marty H. Torres recently after viewing her expanded works of art now showcased at Roadrunner Emporium Fine Arts Gallery, Antiques and more, 928 New York Avenue Alamogordo, New Mexico. Mrs. Torres showcases her collection of eclectic paintings and fine art pieces in an incredibly unique and well executed corner of Roadrunner Emporium. He works stand out as many of her works begin with an acrylic base, but she adds other media to give a three-dimensional look. Some of her works are quite whimsical such as her Wizard of Oz inspired collection of paintings or the Charlie Chaplin inspired painting. Other are much more serious such as a few of her paintings highlighting Native Americans and her Sailor and Woman painting which is compelling yet sensual. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/05/artist-corner-five-questions-with-alamogordo-new-mexicos-artist-marty-h-torres/
06:43
July 5, 2021
Repression to Freedom an Interpretative Art Installation Window Display by Coach & Artist Rene Sepulveda
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/03/repression-to-freedom-an-interpretative-art-installation-window-display-by-coach-artist-rene-sepulveda/
02:55
July 3, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 7-1-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
“Just because my path is different does NOT mean I am lost." This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/01/positive-news-daily-affirmation-7-1-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:53
July 1, 2021
New Mexico led the way to today’s NCAA announcement that it will allow athletes to earn money.
New Mexico led the way to at least 15 states in total having had name, image and likeness bills signed into law, while legislation has been introduced in another 21 states impacting today's NCAA announcement that it will allow athletes to earn money based on their likeness. New Mexico and Florida had the first states to lead in this fight with laws to take effect July 1st, 2021, today. $1.5 billion annually, that's how much college football's 25 most valuable teams earn in combined profit in an average year, according to Forbes' most recent "College Football's Most Valuable Teams" list. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/07/01/new-mexico-led-the-way-to-todays-ncaa-announcement-that-it-will-allow-athletes-to-earn-money/
05:21
July 1, 2021
History and Furs in Fashion Alamogordo, New Mexico Roadrunner Emporium Upcycled Vintage Furs
Regardless of one’s feelings of the use of fur in fashion and the modern-day fur trade since the beginning of humanity the wearing fur to stay warm has been a part of the human experience. As such a respect for the history of furs in functionality and fashion is essential. Most respected stylists and personal shopper see outerwear trends going sustainable—vintage or passed down—or turning to high-end faux styles, “but not seeing many clients buying new furs due to sustainability and the sad state of past fur production houses from Europe and beyond.” However, as a nod to history many stylish women and some men, invest in vintage furs out of respect for the beauty of the fashion piece or craftsmanship and as a nod to history. Many high society women and men at formal balls from Texas to Albuquerque wear vintage furs and wear them as a sign of high fashion. The belief of the modern fur wearer is vintage is the style, the older and better condition they are in the more prestige. Vintage fur is highly fashionable and is sustainable as it is upcycling verses landing the furs in the landfill. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/30/history-and-furs-in-fashion-alamogordo-new-mexico-roadrunner-emporium-upcycled-vintage-furs/
04:33
June 30, 2021
New Mexico Supreme Court Clears Way to Recall Couy Griffin
Political Corruption and how the spell of Donald Trump destroyed the career of a local New Mexico County Commissioner Couy Griffin. He now faces recall, jail time and ethics violations plus Federal stigma as a potentially convicted insurrectionist This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/29/new-mexico-supreme-court-clears-way-to-recall-couy-griffin/
04:24
June 29, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 6-28-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/28/positive-news-daily-affirmation-6-28-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:38
June 28, 2021
Oil and Gas Industry Funding of New Mexico Politics, Follow the Money…
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/28/oil-and-gas-industry-funding-of-new-mexico-politics-follow-the-money/
10:37
June 28, 2021
June 29th, Marijuana Possession is Legal, Local Politicians Have Shown Mixed Support. Jobs & How are citizens impacted in New Mexico?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/28/june-29th-marijuana-possession-is-legal-local-politicians-have-shown-mixed-support-jobs-how-are-citizens-impacted-in-new-mexico/
08:06
June 28, 2021
Alamogordo Town News: The Economic Benefits of Nature, Paired with the Cultural Arts To Alamogordo’s Business Growth
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/27/alamogordo-town-news-the-economic-benefits-of-nature-paired-with-the-cultural-arts-to-alamogordos-business-growth/
07:23
June 27, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 6-27-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/27/alamogordo-town-news-positive-news-daily-affirmation-6-27-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:41
June 27, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Sports Tiger Girls Track & Field Win 5A State Title 2021 & Alamogordo Track and Field Title History
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/27/alamogordo-town-news-sports-tiger-girls-track-field-win-5a-state-title-title-history/
08:33
June 27, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 6-21-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/21/positive-news-daily-affirmation-6-21-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
03:11
June 21, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Special Report: Modifying the 13th Amendment Jobs & The Right Side of History
What we were not taught in history class or civics was the loophole. In reading this article, you will learn history but also how that loophole benefits for-profit prisons but harms counties where they are located. The reader will learn, good paying jobs promised to the public are not created in the local community due to the loophole creating exploitations and ultimately harming local communities like Otero County and Alamogordo, robbing the community of those promised good paying jobs for the local citizens. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/21/alamogordo-town-news-special-report-modifying-the-13th-amendment-jobs-the-right-side-of-history/
18:08
June 21, 2021
Alamogordo Town News History & Traditions: The History of Fathers Day Dates to Eastern Orthodox Church Traditions..
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/21/alamogordo-town-news-history-traditions-the-history-of-fathers-day-dates-to-eastern-orthodox-church-traditions/
04:12
June 21, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 6-20-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/20/positive-news-daily-affirmation-6-20-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:54
June 20, 2021
Our Responsibility for the Soul of the GOP
The heart and soul of the GOP is up for debate. What led us to Trumpism, a history of conservatism in the GOP and our responsibilities to embrace a diverse GOP or watch it wither and die. Small Towns Like Alamogordo New Mexico once bastions of liberal thinking are now at the cusp of collapse and reaching for any sign of hope. Will the silent majority within the GOP save the party? Our responsibility to make it happen.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/20/our-responsibility-for-the-soul-of-the-gop/
20:57
June 20, 2021
Alamogordo Town News History Lesson Flag Day, Flag Code and Old Glory by Author Chris Edwards
The Authentic history of the American Flag, Flag Day, Old Glory by Name and the Flag Code... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/14/alamogordo-town-news-history-lesson-flag-day-flag-code-and-old-glory-by-author-chris-edwards/
09:12
June 14, 2021
Honey & Eggs, why buy local verses at Walmart? Alamogordo Town News Special Business Report
When you buy local honey, you are getting authentic honey: According to the FDA (as well as the food safety divisions of the World Health Organization and the European Commission), the one test that authenticates honey is the presence of pollen. If the liquid gold does not contain pollen, it is not honey. This prompted Food Safety News to test more than 60 different samples of store-bought honey for pollen. The results were damning: 76% OF GROCERY STORE “HONEY” HAD NO POLLEN IN IT! When buying from drug stores like Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS, the failure rate went as high as 100%! Here are the facts per the Alliance on American Manufacturing specific to Walmart: 95 Percent vs. 20 Percent Walmart China “firmly believes” in local sourcing with over 95 percent of their merchandise coming from local sources. In America, estimates say that Chinese suppliers make up 70-80 percent of Walmart’s merchandise, leaving less than 20 percent for American-made products... This episode is also available as a blog post :https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/31910/alamogordo-business-spotlight-honey-eggs-why-buy-local-roadrunner-emporium
13:21
June 7, 2021
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that is why we recommend it daily.”
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/31735/positive-news-daily-affirmation-6-4-21-28-days-habit-90-days-lifestyle
03:16
June 4, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation from a dogs perspective: 6-2-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/06/02/positive-news-daily-affirmation-from-a-dogs-perspective-6-2-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:49
June 2, 2021
Memorial Day May 31, 2021 The history, the numbers and how you can honor those fallen heros memories…
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/31374/alamogordo-remembers-memorial-day-may-31-2021-history-and-how-you-can-honor
08:50
May 31, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Investigates: Why do homeowners have to pay for repairs to sewer connections that are in the city street and not the city?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/31293/alamogordo-town-news-investigates-why-do-homeowners-have-pay-repairs-sewer
08:07
May 29, 2021
New Mexico History & Politics- 1910 to 2020: On the back Soledad C. Chacón climbs the New Mexico Round House and the Congressional Delegation of Rep. Deb Haaland, Yvette Herrell and Teresa Leger Ferna
Was 2014 the flashpoint for women in executive leadership and politics for the state of New Mexico and the Nation? A lot of dialog has been created about the number women in politics in New Mexico of recent but not much has been published about the pathway that led to the success of women in power. There are a few key leaders, key organizations and the path fell on the backbone or foundation of some strong and determined women to get New Mexico to where it is now. Not only is it a leader in the number of women in political power it is also the national leader of women of color in political power. Let us look at a little insight into the history of what created the pathway to female equity in New Mexico political leadership and how what is happening in New Mexico will happen Nation Wide due to demographic shifts.... The history of women impacting New Mexico politics begins in excess of 100 years ago… This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/30954/new-mexico-history-politics-back-soledad-c-chacon-climbs-new-mexico-round
27:52
May 26, 2021
Alamogordo, New Mexico Sports History, Alamogordo History: Look Back Girls Track & Field Success 1977 District Win & Remembering Coach Lawrence E. Johnson
Alamogordo, New Mexico Sports History, Alamogordo History: Look Back Girls Track & Field Success 1977 District Win & Remembering Coach Lawrence E. Johnson This episode is also available with photos at https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/30819/alamogordo-sports-history-look-back-girls-track-field-success-1977-district
08:29
May 26, 2021
Young School Board Leaders with fresh ideas, making a difference, challenging the status quo. This is their story...
An essay on youth leadership in challenged school systems… Anthony X. Vigil, age 19 of New Mexico; Ty'Relle Stephens, age 20 of Rhode Island; Bushra Amiwala, age 22 of Illinois; Mussab Ali, 23 of New Jersey; Kelly Gonez, age 32 of California each represent true diversity and action. In the 1960’s, Alamogordo High School ranked in the top 10 in the nation and attracted teachers from around the nation. According to US News and World Report School rankings the school now ranks #40 in New Mexico High Schools and 6754 in national rankings.  In school districts around the nation, youth are stepping into leadership roles within school boards, with fresh ideas and insights and making a difference in challenging the status quo and making change. Mark Twain once said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” That is the mantra of Anthony X. Vigil the 19-year-old elected school board president of Mesa Vista Consolidated School District in New Mexico. This quote seems to be a similar mantra for several other young people from a diverse spectrum of cultures who are grabbing ahold of American Democracy, and not only participating, but seeking elected office and winning at the level of school board. This is their story... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/24/young-school-board-leaders-with-fresh-ideas-making-a-difference-challenging-the-status-quo/
11:47
May 24, 2021
Removing Barriers to State Occupational Licenses To Enhance Entrepreneurial Job Growth: Out of Prison Out of Work An Essay and proposal by Author Chris Edwards
A majority of this book is being released into the public domain due to the importance of making this change. It is time that punitive laws that continue to punish those who have served their time are not continued. It is time that once time is served then they have the opportunity of every other American to follow whatever employment they so choose without discrimination and undue hurdles to overcome. If you want to end recidivism and end the cost of incarceration and poverty then allow ex-felons equal opportunity to employment. This is a roadmap of how to make it happen... Review: Removing Barriers to State Occupational Licenses To Enhance Entrepreneurial Job Growth: Out of Prison, Out of Work by Author & Executive Coach Chris Edwards "This work is a comprehensive review of the flaws of the legislative process in which felons are penalized post incarceration with punitive laws that prevent gainful employment. The judicial system was crafted to create justice and once an individual has served their time or paid their debt to society then they should be able to rebuild their lives and regain employment without a lifetime of punishment. The policy recommendation contained in this book is an outline of the cause and effect of a broken system and a policy recommendation to remove the barriers of licensing in a variety of businesses to allow ex-felons to return back to work and become productive contributing members of society. This book is timely, needs to happen and every legislative representative at the state and national level of every state and the federal level should be required to read this recommendation. Every civics class in America should have a copy and discuss. Get a copy today and let's achieve legitimate jobs security for all Americans."  - Martha Robinson's Judicial Justice Report Recommended Reading Purchase the actual book with the complete policy recommendation and to learn more at https://www.amazon.com/Removing-Barriers-Occupational-Licenses-Entrepreneurial/dp/1081556544 This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/23/removing-barriers-to-state-occupational-licenses-to-enhance-entrepreneurial-job-growth-out-of-prison-out-of-work-an-essay-and-proposal-by-author-chris-edwards/
52:60
May 23, 2021
History of Alamogordo New Mexico, White Sands Proving Ground and the Missiles that blew up in Alamogordo and Juarez, Mexico
Alamogordo has a vast history and was a city of significant and strategic importance to the US Military establishment in the 1940’s through the 1970’s. During that time some would say that was the peak of Alamogordo. It was the center of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Following Hitler's fall in 1945, the United States brought 177 German rocket scientists and technicians to White Sands Testing Range under Operation Paperclip This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/30643/history-alamogordo-white-sands-and-missiles-blew-alamogordo-juarez
12:40
May 22, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 5-22-21, 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/22/positive-news-daily-affirmation-5-22-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
03:02
May 22, 2021
Commitment to Alamogordo’s Fine Arts: Local Coach & Artist Rene Sepulveda Releases “Angelica” at Roadrunner Emporium and Fine Arts Gallery, New York Avenue (Reprint from Alamogordo Town News)
America's nonprofit arts industry generates $135 billion in economic activity every year - $61 billion in spending by arts organizations and an additional $84 billion in event-related spending by arts audiences. The Fitness Community generates roughly $24 Billion in economic activity in the US. Together the economic impact of fitness and the arts is $159 Billion annually on the conservative side. The arts and fitness communities together generated over $34 Billion for local state and federal tax coffers in 2019. Including full and part time positions, arts and fitness related businesses employ 5.2 million full time equivalent jobs. The arts and fitness account for about 8.2% of the U.S. gross national product. Annually the arts and fitness community generate $108 Billion in household incomes nationwide. New Mexico has a vibrant art, cultural, movie, entertainment and fitness community in Northern New Mexico. Southern New Mexico towns such as Alamogordo have an opportunity to tap into that wealth for 21st Century livable wage job creation. As close as Las Cruces, a focus on the arts has an impact. In fiscal year 2015 the Las Cruces Arts Community generated $19.1 Million in revenues, paid $10.6 Million in wages to Las Cruces citizens and generated $1.9 Million in state and local tax revenue and fees paid to the city, county and state. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/30393/commitment-alamogordos-fine-arts-local-coach-artist-rene-sepulveda-releases
15:12
May 19, 2021
Announced New Sculpture Release and explanation of creation by Artist Rene Sepulveda: “Angelina” Flowing Ivy, Wood and Lava Rock Natural Native American Inspired Sculpture
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/19/new-sculpture-release-by-artist-rene-sepulveda-angelina-flowing-ivy-wood-and-lava-rock-natural-native-american-inspired-sculpture/
04:52
May 19, 2021
Who was the fastest man on earth, was responsible for the Murphy's Law "whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and championed the seatbelt you wear daily?
A resident of Alamogordo, who worked at Alamogordo New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base, made history in the U.S. space program and history for travel at a speed faster than a .45-caliber bullet in an experiment to test the limits of human endurance. That same Alamogordo resident was known as the "fastest man on Earth" during the research phase of the US space program to the moon. He accelerated in five seconds from a standstill to 632 m.p.h. The New York Herald Tribune called this Alamogordo resident "a gentleman who can stop on a dime and give you 10 cents change." He won what will perhaps be even more lasting fame in a test five years earlier, when he suffered injuries owing to a mistake by a US Airforce Captain Murphy. The result was the phrase “Murphy's Law,  Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong .” Who was this remarkable Alamogordo resident? Seven years before the US sent the other famous Alamogordo resident Ham, (the three-year-old chimpanzee) into space aboard the Mercury Capsule Number 5, this Alamogordo resident, was himself a live monkey, in many speed and endurance tests that tested the limits of man verses speed and gravity. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/17/1246/
20:02
May 17, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 5-11-21 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/11/positive-news-daily-affirmation-5-11-21-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle/
02:40
May 11, 2021
History of Books and the Written Word On this Day May 11th History Was Bound… Alamogordo Daily News A lesson in History and the Printed Word…
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/11/history-of-books-and-the-written-word-on-this-day-may-11th-history-was-bound-alamogordo-daily-news-a-lesson-in-history-and-the-printed-word/ originally posted to https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/29590/history-books-and-written-word-day-may-11th-history-was-bound
05:46
May 11, 2021
Where in New Mexico would someone go to see original Root Art, Cholla Desert Cactus Art, Sculptures of Recycled Metals combined with 5000 year old lava rock, original paintings and more? Santa Fe? NO,
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/10/where-in-new-mexico-would-someone-go-to-see-original-root-art-cholla-desert-cactus-art-sculptures-of-recycled-metals-combined-with-5000-year-old-lava-rock-original-paintings-and-more-santa-fe-no/
04:43
May 10, 2021
Alamogordo Town News Supports The Arts: DON’T LET THE FLICKINGER CENTER FLICKER OUT, HELP SUPPORT & DONATE TODAY!
Help Save Small Town Performance Arts Space. Alamogordo Town News Supports The Arts: DON’T LET THE FLICKINGER CENTER FLICKER OUT, HELP SUPPORT & DONATE TODAY! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/10/alamogordo-town-news-supports-the-arts-dont-let-the-flickinger-center-flicker-out-help-support-donate-today/
02:02
May 10, 2021
Alamogordo Sport History: A Look Back at the 1973 Alamogordo Tigers Track and Field Team with District & State Results – Alamogordo Town News & Sports
Rolla Buck White Sands Invitational, District and New Mexico State Medalist with details, times and more are found in the podcast as a historical archive of the Team of 1973 and New Mexico Track Meet. Vintage photos and more are found at https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/29443/alamogordo-sport-history-look-back-1973-alamogordo-tigers-track-and-field This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/10/alamogordo-sport-history-a-look-back-at-the-1973-alamogordo-tigers-track-and-field-team-with-district-state-results-alamogordo-town-news-sports/
10:12
May 10, 2021
Happy Cinco De Mayo
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/05/happy-cinco-de-mayo/
03:55
May 5, 2021
Building Awareness Press Freedom Day,  Alamogordo, May 3, 2021 Alamogordo Town News & Second Life Media Author Chris Edwards
Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we, as independent community journalist, authors and publishers with 2nd Life Media and Alamogordo Town News celebrate the awesome bravery of journalists everywhere; locally, within the US and worldwide that standup to popular opinions, the power structure and an informed public. We recognize the integral role a free press plays in building prosperous, resilient and free societies. We recommit daily to protecting and promoting free, independent, and diverse media around the world and always when possible inform, inspire, educate and promote the positivity life has to offer. Today we celebrate a free press and a free Alamogordo and a free press around the world and with that in unity with all we celebrate freedom! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/03/building-awareness-press-freedom-day-alamogordo-may-3-2021-alamogordo-town-news-second-life-media-author-chris-edwards/
08:15
May 3, 2021
Coaches Bill Aldridge & 28 year veteran Tommy Standefer have set the standard for Southern New Mexico Golf in a program with roots to the 1950s
Two New Mexico Coaches that made their mark on Golf and created a legacy of wins and PGA athletes. New Mexico Interscholastic Golf history dates back to 1933... https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/28792/new-mexico-sports-history-alamogordo-high-school-state-golf-title-winners This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/05/01/coaches-bill-aldridge-28-year-veteran-tommy-standefer-have-set-the-standard-for-southern-new-mexico-golf-in-a-program-with-roots-to-the-1950s/
03:33
May 1, 2021
History Made 11/14/1960 & 4/28/21 “One Small Step” Ruby Bridges & Kamala Harris
History Made 11/14/1960 & 4/28/21 "One Small Step" Ruby Bridges & Kamala Harris This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/29/history-made-11-14-1960-4-28-21-one-small-step-ruby-bridges-kamala-harris/
11:24
April 29, 2021
April Full Moon 2021: ‘Super Pink Moon’ Pink supermoon is the first and one of only two supermoons of 2021.
The full moon in April is known as the Pink Moon, though it has nothing to do with the moon’s actual color. The term is coined from creeping phlox, an herb moss that is one of the earliest springtime flowers to bloom. Other names for April’s full moon include the Fish Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, and the Egg Moon... More information is found at https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/28366/april-full-moon-2021-super-pink-moon-pink-supermoon-first-and-one-only-two This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/27/april-full-moon-2021-super-pink-moon-pink-supermoon-is-the-first-and-one-of-only-two-supermoons-of-2021/
06:02
April 27, 2021
28 Days A Habit 90 Days a Lifestyle Affirmation for 4-25-21
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/26/28-days-a-habit-90-days-a-lifestyle-affirmation-for-4-25-21/
02:58
April 26, 2021
A Day Of Silence 2021 Stop the Bullying
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/23/a-day-of-silence-2021-stop-the-bullying/
02:05
April 26, 2021
History: Golf Coach Billy Aldridge, “Mr. Irrelevant” a title given to the last player picked in the NFL draft was relevant!
Mr. Irrelevant” a title given to the last player picked in the NFL draft was relevant! Coach Billy Aldridge became relevant as he became one of the winningest golf coaches in US and New Mexico Interscholastic History. This episode is also available as a blog post: Mr. Irrelevant” a title given to the last player picked in the NFL draft was relevant! https://authorchrisedwards.com/ https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/27870/history-golf-coach-billy-aldridge-mr-irrelevant-title-given-last-player
09:46
April 22, 2021
28 Days a Habit, 90 Days a Behavior Todays Affirmation I BREATH IN COURAGE, I EXHALE DOUBT."
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/19/28-days-a-habit-90-days-a-behavior-todays-affirmation/
02:43
April 19, 2021
5 Questions An Interview with New Mexico Abstract Natural Sculpture Artist Rene Sepulveda
Rene Sepulveda former NCAA Award winning Track and Field Coach, Rehabilitative Coach turned artist creates sculptured works. One art critic recently said of his works that they are “incisive meditations of colorishis designs, shapes and composition complimenting natures wonders using lava rocks, tree roots, tree trunks, bark, cholla desert cactus as components of his canvas.” Artist Rene Sepulveda’s carefully constructed sculptures and art installations are abstract interpretative works that rely heavily on the influence of nature for texture and symmetry, for rural to urban spaces. We sat down with the man who wears many hats; Former Award Winning NCAA Coach, Rehabilitative Fitness Coach, Author and Artist Rene Sepulveda, to find out more about his processes, inspiration, and his unique artistic journey with the release of his most recent exhibition the “Valley of The Fire Collection” This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/17/5-questions-an-interview-with-new-mexico-abstract-natural-sculpture-artist-rene-sepulveda-roadrunner-emporium/
10:42
April 17, 2021
Remembering Coach Fran Stirman Alamogordo High School New Mexico
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/11/13/remembering-coach-fran-stirman-alamogordo-high-school-new-mexico/
06:44
April 17, 2021
A History Lesson- A view from the Window at Le Gras The First Photograph
A view from the Window at Le Gras The First Photograph A view from the Window at Le Gras is a heliographic image and the oldest surviving camera photograph. It was created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France, and shows parts of the buildings and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from a high window To see the photo and the text of this episode visit the blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2017/07/03/first-blog-post/
01:13
April 17, 2021
New Mexico Olympic History: The 1950’s, Alamogordo High Schools First State Track & Field Title & New Mexico’s First Native Born Olympian Marvel
We are 100 days to the Olympics and we pulled some New Mexico Track and Field and Olympic history into our story line... Alamogordo High School created New Mexico's first Native Born Olympian and the region of Southern New Mexico has a rich history in sports and academic achievement. In the 1950’s and 60’s Alamogordo High School ranked in the top 10 High Schools for athletic and academic achievement in the United States. The region has a rich history in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is home to the International Space Hall of Fame and is the testing ground for the latest in drone and military technology via Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Testing Grounds. To hear the story of this Olympic athlete and more listen and to see photos visit  https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/27497/1950s-alamogordo-high-schools-first-state-track-field-title-new-mexicos This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/16/new-mexico-olympic-history-the-1950s-alamogordo-high-schools-first-state-track-field-title-new-mexicos-first-native-born-olympian-marvel/
07:39
April 16, 2021
4-15-2021 Today’s positive affirmation..90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle Author Chris Edwards
It's your life, express yourself as your true and honest self and let's work together for self improvement and a Glass Half Full mindset. Author Chris Edwards lectures, has his podcast and writes. His book series 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle is 3 part series that garnered much acclaim from many coming out of rehab and those coming out of incarceration and beginning anew. His other book series, book 1 Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days is an inspirational sport history of interscholastic sports in New Mexico. All of his books are found at fine independent book sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, New Mexico and available via Amazon in 36 countries. Check out https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/27430/4-15-2021-todays-positive-affirmation This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/15/4-15-2021-todays-positive-affirmation-90-days-to-a-glass-half-full-lifestyle-author-chris-edwards/
04:23
April 15, 2021
What is the story of HAM, his connection to Alamogordo New Mexico and how did he become one of the most famous chimps in history? – 2nd Life Media Alamogordo Town News Celebrating The Positives of Ala
On January 31, 1961, a three-year-old chimpanzee and resident of Alamogordo New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force based named HAM, made history in the U.S. space program and history for world space travel in Mercury Capsule No. 5. What is the story of HAM, his connection to Alamogordo New Mexico and how did he become one of the most famous chimps in history? By the end of January 1961, the technical outlook for Project Mercury America’s Space Program was improving. The end of the qualification flight tests was in sight, if only the Little Joe, Redstone, and Atlas boosters would cooperate. You Tube video with photos of Ham found at https://youtu.be/lxdAdHWzK6g This episode is also available as a blog post with video and photos at: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/15/what-is-the-story-of-ham-his-connection-to-alamogordo-new-mexico-and-how-did-he-become-one-of-the-most-famous-chimps-in-history-2nd-life-media-alamogordo-town-news-celebrating-the-positives-of-ala/
09:12
April 15, 2021
DAILY AFFIRMATION FOR 4/14/2021 F.E.A.R has two meanings – Forget everything and run or Face everything and rise. The choice is yours”– 28 DAYS A HABIT, 90 DAYS A LIFESTYLE AUTHOR CHRIS EDWARDS
It's your life, express yourself as your true and honest self and let's work together for self improvement and a Glass Half Full mindset. Author Chris Edwards lectures, has his podcast and writes. His book series 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle is 3 part series that garnered much acclaim from many coming out of rehab and those coming out of incarceration and beginning anew. His other book series, book 1 Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days is an inspirational sport history of interscholastic sports in New Mexico. All of his books are found at fine independent book sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, New Mexico and available via Amazon in 36 countries. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/14/daily-affirmation-for-4-14-2021-f-e-a-r-has-two-meanings-forget-everything-and-run-or-face-everything-and-rise-the-choice-is-yours-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle-au/
02:47
April 14, 2021
The True Story of Geronimo’s Cadillac, The Song & The Facts True Native American History– Author Chris Edwards
A million tales in the world of American folklore have been spun from an extraordinary, almost magical photograph: reportedly taken on June 5, 1905 short stories, songs, oil paintings all were spun from that photo. The best known song is a 1972 song  by Michael Martin Murphey, “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” also covered by Hoyt Axton, Cher, and others. This episode explores the painful truth of the photo and how it came about, the song and the car. Hint- it's NOT a Cadillac.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/12/the-true-story-of-geronimos-cadillac-the-song-the-facts-author-chris-edwards/
06:56
April 12, 2021
Daily Affirmation for 4-12-2021 “If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow imagine what speaking to others kindly can do.” -Brightvibes
It's your life, express yourself as your true and honest self and let's work together for self improvement and a Glass Half Full mindset. Author Chris Edwards lectures, has his podcast and writes. His book series 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle is 3 part series that garnered much acclaim from many coming out of rehab and those coming out of incarceration and beginning anew. His other book series, book 1 Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days is an inspirational sport history of interscholastic sports in New Mexico. All of his books are found at fine independent book sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, New Mexico and available via Amazon in 36 countries. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/12/daily-affirmation-for-4-12-2021-if-speaking-kindly-to-plants-helps-them-grow-imagine-what-speaking-to-others-kindly-can-do-brightvibes/
02:40
April 12, 2021
Excerpt from: Get F–-cing Real, Get Right! Harsh Motivation for a Rough & Tough World
This series of Get F--cing real is also dedicated to some of my  rough and tough formal co-workers in the trucking and distribution side of the business.  Roslyn and Miranda cornered me one day and  said, “I get it Chris, I get the positive thinking  and the quotes but I need them real. They need  grit or vulgarity to be real to me.” So, Roslyn & Miranda and to the group that  worked with you on the dock and in the trucks.  This one is real and just for you. This one  consists of a little humor, some vulgarities in  wit, some quotes that will make you think and  take action and other that may make you say  WTF? Thank you for the motivation to do a book series and a blog and a podcast with a little grit and to be real. Enjoy, the lessons. This series will consists of 8 podcasts focusing on motivations and affirmations to be f--cking real. - Chris Edwards This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/12/excerpt-from-get-f-ing-real-get-right-harsh-motivation-for-a-rough-tough-world/
11:03
April 12, 2021
History- The 1920’s The Rise of High School Athletics Associations, the founding of the New Mexico Athletics Association & Alamogordo’s 1st State Winners -Author Chris Edwards
This article and podcast continues our series with excerpts and research from our book series on the history of New Mexico High School Athletics centered around Alamogordo High School from 1912 forward. The book series began with book 1 -Bob Sepulveda: The Early Days focuses us on a history lesson of the founding of interscholastic athletics and carries us to 1976.  Soon to be released Bob Sepulveda The Golden Years book 2 goes into the years 1977 forward to more modern times. This book series along with complimentary articles, blog posts and pod casts are a historical review reflecting a tapestry of stories and emotions, of the political and social tensions and policies of the times, the medals that were won and stories behind some of those medals. A few stories can be uncomfortable in the outcome while others are inspiring. Today's excerpts follows the founding of high school activities associations and some of the politics around that founding. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/10/history-the-1920s-the-rise-of-high-school-athletics-associations-the-founding-of-the-new-mexico-athletics-association-alamogordos-1st-state-winners-author-chris-edwards/
16:42
April 10, 2021
Daily Affirmation for 4/9/2021 – 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle Author Chris Edwards
This episode is an excerpt from Author Chris Edwards Book Series from Book 1 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle Available at independent book sellers and at Amazon This is a reprint from a published story on 2nd Life Media Alamogordo Town News This episode is also available as a blog post with photos: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/09/daily-affirmation-for-4-9-2021-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle-author-chris-edwards/
03:12
April 9, 2021
Positive News – Daily Affirmation: 28 Days A Habit, 90 Days A Lifestyle 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle
Check out our daily affirmations online and via our daily blog posts.  https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/27046/positive-news-daily-affirmation-28-days-habit-90-days-lifestyle-90-days This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/08/positive-news-daily-affirmation-28-days-a-habit-%ef%bb%bf90-days-a-lifestyle-90-days-to-a-glass-half-full-lifestyle/
04:29
April 8, 2021
History and A Spotlight on Women’s Entrepreneurship – New Mexico Leads the Nation A History Lesson and Update by Author & Positivity Coach Chris Edwards
"In 1972, women-owned businesses represented just 4.6% of all businesses, but today, that number has skyrocketed to 42%, according to a 2019 American Express report." Today more than 11.6 million businesses are owned by American women. That’s according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. Those firms employ almost 9 million people and, generate around $1.7 trillion in sales. New Mexico ranks first in the nation for female-owned businesses, with nearly 52 percent of New Mexico businesses owned or co-owned by women, in comparison to the national rate of 42 percent. This episode was originally published: https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/26999/history-and-spotlight-womens-entrepreneurship-new-mexico-leads-nation This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/07/history-and-a-spotlight-on-womens-entrepreneurship-new-mexico-leads-the-nation-author-positivity-coach-chris-edwards/
08:31
April 7, 2021
The Journey Toward Positivity The Power of The Possible by Author & Positivity Coach: Chris Edwards
Let’s get started, now this moment today to find the pathway to positivity!" Next steps and affirmations to the path of positivity will appear in future stories, posts and podcasts. Stay Tuned on Alamogordo Town News, Author Chris Edwards Blog, Via Podcasts and on the 2nd Life Media You Tube Channel. This story was excerpted fromAuthor & Positivity Coach Chris Edwards Book Series 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle found a fine independent book sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, New Mexico and also available in 36 countries and throughout the US via Amazon. Follow the podcasts of Author Chris Edwards, Fitness Tips and Artistic updates from former NCAA Fitness Coach, Author and Artist Rene Sepulveda and the other 2nd Life Media affiliated partners at 2nd Life Media on Spotify, Google Podcast and Anchor Podcast by Spotify SIGN UP!STAY CONNECTED! SUBSCRIBE TO FREE EMAIL UPDATES FROM 2ND LIFE MEDIA ALAMOGORDO This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/06/the-journey-toward-positivity-the-power-of-the-possible-by-author-positivity-coach-chris-edwards/
04:59
April 6, 2021
New Mexico History- The Founding of Alamogordo and the evolution of High School Athletics 1912- 1950’s
New Mexico History- The Founding of Alamogordo and the evolution of High School Athletics 1912- 1950's. In 1898 Alamogordo was split into two cities: Alamogordo a primarily Caucasian enclave and Chihuahua a primarily Mexican/Latin American enclave. The two were merged in 1912 and became the incorporated city of Alamogordo, New Mexico.... Dudley School was built in 1914 and had four classrooms. Dudley School was set up as part of a segregation plan at the time and specialized in children that did not speak English being educated in a separate school facility. Hispanics could not go north of 10th Street or into the plaza at the time. The city of Alamogordo, New Mexico with its proximity to Texas was a racially divided city.... Alamogordo High School began an organized sports program in 1912 for Caucasian boys offering PE, Track & Field and Basketball and Football. The African American School was called the Delaware School and the school that spoke Spanish only was the Dudley School. Athletes from those schools were segregated from the white schools of the time. To see original published article visit https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/g/alamogordo-nm/n/26952/new-mexico-history-founding-alamogordo-and-evolution-high-school-athletics This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/05/new-mexico-history-the-founding-of-alamogordo-and-the-evolution-of-high-school-athletics-1912-1950s/ Excepted from book 1 of book series Coach Bob Sepulveda the Early Days book 1 available at independent book sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue Alamogordo New Mexico and online at Amazon worldwide.
07:17
April 6, 2021
A History Lesson for Southern New Mexico – The creation of Interscholastic (Organized High School Sports) in the US and New Mexico and Alamogordo High School 1916
This episode explains the creation and history of interscholastic (organized high school sports) in the US and then more directly to New Mexico and the small town impact on Alamogordo New Mexico. The idea of interscholastic sports was to toughen up the Caucasian American boy whom at the turn of the century, early 1900s feared as becoming weak and loosing his competitive edge to immigrants. The toughening of the American male was seen as a necessary outcome. Learn more by listening or check us out online.  Excerpted from  Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days Also, more details and storylines of the history of Interscholastic sports is found in Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days Available at Fine Independent Book Sellers such as Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue Alamogordo and of course on Amazon.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/05/a-history-lesson-for-southern-new-mexico-the-creation-of-interscholastic-organized-high-school-sports-in-the-us-and-new-mexico-and-alamogordo-high-school-1916/ Also check us out and support small town News and History at https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/
12:39
April 5, 2021
2ND LIFE MEDIA ALAMOGORDO TOWN NEWS-A Look Back Easter 1921- The Origins of the Easter Bunny
The History of the Easter Bunny and to see scary Easter Bunny Photos from the Early 1900's visit the photos on the link below... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/04/05/2nd-life-media-alamogordo-town-news-a-look-back-easter-1921-the-origins-of-the-easter-bunny/
02:39
April 5, 2021
The Softening of America A John F Kennedy Commentary and 60 Years Later! 4/2/2021
John F Kennedy wrote an essay on the softening of America in the 1960's. Sadly his outlook on the softening of youth is as important today as at any time in history. Interscholastic sports and extra curricular activities such as band, speech and debate, theater and more all all to the rounding and activity of youth to keep them engaged, stimulated and growing physically and mentally. Learn more of president Kennedy's speech and the historical steps forward toward interscholastic activities and America's youth from the 1960's to present day... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/05/12/softening-of-america/ Sign up for alerts and more good news stories at  https://2ndlifemediaalamogordo.town.news/subscribe
11:42
April 3, 2021
Fun Fact: March 31st, National Crayon Day Unofficial Holiday- Adults & Kids Celebrate. What was your favorite Crayon Color?-2nd Life Media Alamogordo Town News
National Crayon Day Adults & Kids Celebrate and the Adult Coloring Craze. What is your favorite Crayon color? Learn the history of the Crayon.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/03/31/fun-fact-march-31st-national-crayon-day-unofficial-holiday-adults-kids-celebrate-what-was-your-favorite-crayon-color-2nd-life-media-alamogordo-town-news/
05:59
April 3, 2021
Athletes in Temporary Employment as Agricultural Manpower 1960s student instead of migrant program.  Lest we forget our history
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/02/23/athletes-in-temporary-employment-as-agricultural-manpower-1960s-student-instead-of-migrant-program-lest-we-forget-our-history/
05:21
March 27, 2021
15 Second Thoughts shared from Author Chris Edwards The Life You Want- Take Time to Create It
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2017/07/25/the-life-you-want-take-time-to-create-it/
00:13
March 27, 2021
A Gas Mask and how they work & an Atomic Vault protected American Democracy 1-6-2020, But Will It Survive?
When in student congress, several years ago, we toured the capital, held a session of student congress, and I sat at then Congressman (Jim) James Ralph Sasser’s desk, since I represented Tennessee as a student legislative representative. I dropped my pen and found a bag attached to my seat. Congressman Sasser’s aid laughed and said don’t touch that, “it’s a relic of the Cold War period, masks are provided to every member of the house and senate while on the floor and in their offices as a safety precaution in the event of terrorist attack or a gas attack by the Russians.” Imagine my surprise to see congress in masks all these years later. The story of those masks, how present ones operate and will Democracy survive? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/01/08/a-gas-mask-an-atomic-vault-protected-democracy-1-6-2020/
09:45
March 26, 2021
A COMMENTARY: Remembering the Challenger 35 years later – Author Chris Edwards
The quest of space exploration is the next and final frontier for humankind. We may make mistakes along the way, we may stumble but we must explore and reach for the stars as it is our destiny. Remembering the Challenger Disaster 35 years later by Author Chris Edwards. A written version of this with photos and more commentaries may be found at the written blog of AuthorChrisEdwards.com This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/01/28/remembering-the-challenger-35-years-later-author-chris-edwards/
02:42
March 26, 2021
New Mexico Interscholastic Sports History 1912 - 2021: Remembering Alamogordo High School Coach- Alamo Jack Geron
Author Chris Edwards has spent over 1 year in New Mexico researching and writing of the history of High School interscholastic sports in Southern New Mexico. His best selling book series Coach Robert Sepulveda: The Early Days Book 1, available on Amazon explores the creation of interscholastic sports in New Mexico in 1912 forward. His biography and history lesson details stories of coaches, athletes, details records of Alamogordo High School and shows the impact of integration and Title IX girls entering high school sports on society. One of the many individuals Author Chris Edwards got to speak with in the book research recently died. This is an overview of his story and the story of the athlete and coach that Jack Geron became... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/03/08/remembering-alamogordo-high-school-coach-alamo-jack-geron/
08:10
March 26, 2021
“Ventricle” A Tree Root Art Sculptured New Release by Artist Rene Sepulveda, 2nd Life Boutique Roadrunner Emporium, Alamogordo New Mexico
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/03/25/ventricle-a-tree-root-art-sculptured-new-release-by-artist-rene-sepulveda-2nd-life-boutique-roadrunner-emporium-alamogordo-new-mexico/
05:04
March 25, 2021
Frenchys Cabin & Indian Wells of New Mexico 1800s A tour and History Lesson by Author Chris Edwards
Author Chris Edwards author of the 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle Series and Coach Robert Sepulveda The Early Days Books available on Amazon explores the history of New Mexico and the exploration of "Frenchy's Cabin" one of the first European settlements in New Mexico in the early 1800s. Photos and more may be found on his blog Authorchrisedwards.com  This verbal story tells the highlights of the history and the hike to Frenchy's cabin. If you enjoyed this episode help us continue to create more support us with just 99 cents a month or more at https://anchor.fm/chris-edwards88/support This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/03/23/frenchys-cabin-indian-wells-of-new-mexico-1800s/
06:34
March 22, 2021
New Mexico Sports History: The Vince Lombardi connection to Alamogordo High School
The sports history of New Mexico is entertaining and interesting. Alamogordo High School during the 50s thru the mid 70s was one of the top 3 ranked high schools in the United States. A convergence of scientist, the military, a strong business community and an appreciation for sports and education all were showcased there. That seemed to change decades later but the history and foundation is interesting and worthy of note. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/08/24/the-vince-lombardi-connection-time-alamogordo-high-school/ To learn more visit https://youtu.be/lzxShxa0lbw
05:17
March 5, 2021
Alamogordo New Mexico High School Tiger Football: First District Title Since mid 1940’s under Coach Rolla Buck. Thanks Coach Gary Hveem 1981 Season District Winner, 1982 Graduating Class
New Mexico Sports History and the role of Coach Gary Hveem the winningest football coach in Alamogordo History since 1916. A story of the 1981 season.... 100s of photos of the athletes, coaches and sports history of New Mexico interscholastic sports from 1950s forward can be found at: https://2ndlifemedia.com/coach-bob-sepulveda-books Video to learn more https://youtu.be/TTOeVbx5EZI This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/09/14/alamogordo-new-mexico-high-school-tiger-football-first-district-title-since-mid-1940s-under-coach-rolla-buck-thanks-coach-gary-hveem-1981-season-district-winner-1982-graduating-class/ Coach Bob Sepulveda The Early Days Book one is available at Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo New Mexico, fine independent book sellers and online via Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robert-Louis-Sepulveda-DaysTM/dp/B08CJP3GQ4/
05:29
March 1, 2021
Commentary by Author Chris Edwards – Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy of Hate-“AIDS Update”
 Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy of Hate-“AIDS Update” is a commentary which drew a good deal of criticism for Author Chris Edwards. Some alluded that Edwards went too far and was totally inappropriate in his attack on the death of Rush Limbaugh. On the other hand, others praised his candor and his honesty in how personal the attacks were on so many he knew of via death. Love him, hate him Author Chris Edwards will always speak in his commentaries from his heart. His commentaries are his and do not reflect the thoughts opinions or otherwise of his advertisers, his clients or his partners but strictly are his. For more information visit his written blogs at AuthorChrisEdwards.com   This episode is also available as a blog post with more insight at: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/02/17/commentary-by-author-chris-edwards-rush-limbaughs-legacy-of-hate-aids-update/
03:12
February 6, 2021
The Real Gender Issue in College “secondary sports” – gymnastics, track and field facing cuts amid pandemic under the guise of Title IX Compliance – A commentary by Author & Political Consultant Chris
POLITICAL COMMENTARY BY AUTHOR CHIRS EDWARDS  Many on the right want to make you believe that the gender equity bills will destroy sports as we know it and destroy sexual identify. Anyone that digs into sports history, Title IX etc. knows the real culprit to gender equity in college sports is the influence of football and the dollars associated with it within the NCAA. Football drives all decision making and programs nationwide are being cut to preserve football. Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer etc. are just a few of the boys programs being cut to preserve football but the powers that be pretend it is the result of Title IX and gender equity bills. Don't fall for the charade. More details can be found at https://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/02/26/the-real-gender-issue-in-college-secondary-sports-gymnastics-track-and-field-facing-cuts-amid-pandemic-under-the-guise-of-title-ix-compliance-a-commentary-by-author-political-consultant/ This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/02/26/the-real-gender-issue-in-college-secondary-sports-gymnastics-track-and-field-facing-cuts-amid-pandemic-under-the-guise-of-title-ix-compliance-a-commentary-by-author-political-consultant/
04:48
February 1, 2021
“The Hill We Climb” wise words by an amazing young lady Amanda Gorman as viewed by Author Chris Edwards
Author Chris Edwards stands in awe of this wise young lady Amanda Gorman. She provides hope of the next generation and shows the poise of people of color that we all should strive to hold.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/01/21/the-hill-we-climb-wise-words-by-an-amazing-young-lady-amanda-gorman/
04:01
January 20, 2021
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2021 with renewal & hope…
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/01/18/celebrating-dr-martin-luther-king-day-2021-with-renewal-hope/
02:11
January 17, 2021
Small Town Republicanism Highjacked – Take Back Republicanism – a Commentary by Bay Area Author & Political Strategist: Chris Edwards
This is a commentary on how a small town allowed the radicalization of the local Republican Party in liberal California just 30 minutes to the North of San Francisco, it's connection to the Proud Boys and how that connection is failing the party. #RetakeRepublicanism #RetakeAmerica  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2021/02/09/small-town-republicanism-highjacked-take-back-republicanism-a-commentary-by-bay-area-author-political-strategist-chris-edwards/
05:02
November 1, 2020
Wishing or Middle Eastern Friends Happy Mehregan 2020 Author Chris Edwards 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle
Author Chris Edwards wished our Arabic friends Happy Mehregan 2020 This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/09/23/happy-mehregan/
02:06
September 21, 2020
The Great Pause…
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2020/04/11/the-great-pause/
02:42
August 14, 2020
July 4th Martin Luther King Jrs. “A Sermon on Peace” excerpts 
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://authorchrisedwards.com/2017/07/05/july-4th-2017-martin-luther-king-jrs-a-sermon-on-peace-excerpts/
02:15
July 4, 2020