Like a one-way phone call with your best friend... yakking about what I've heard, saw, read, ate, thought of, plus an endless stream of ways to have more fun and a happier life... and you can't get a word in edgewise.
So, it's not quite like a light bulb went on, more like one of those LED lights that start dim but get brighter. But, however it happened, I've gradually arrived at some new perspectives on living, loving (or hating) work, making big changes and finding the most useful tools to handle whatever life throws at me. And of course, I have to share because that's the kind of friend I am. :-)
Not just one but two big realizations- one about what a profound time this is (for all of us), and one about the secret key to unlocking creativity (at least for me) . So, I share.
And now this song is playing in my head. Could be worse, I love this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BT2yzXP8w
Damn. The good news, I figured out why I'd been over packing my fridge and have gotten that under control. The bad news? I've got a new overindulgence and sadly I'm going to have to put the kibash on that next.
Okay, so life continues to be a challenge. Maybe the way to meet it is to work on a new mindset. More looking on the bright side AND a zoomless virtual class to steer your brain over to the sunny side of the street. Get your pen and paper ready!
1) A (very) early morning entry. A page (or three) on what life is like right this minute. Or, 2) a rambling, random stream of consciousness triggered by an early morning thought... about electricity. Okay, it’s weird. (Yes, that’s the Maxfield Parrish painting)
The good news is that your lack of focus, lack of drive and lack of whatever else you used to have... isn't gone for good! Whew! And here are three weapons to arm yourself against the struggles of Pandemia.
Here in New York, it's dark before dinnertime. But in Scandinavia, it'll be mostly dark for months. How do they deal with it? Turns out there is a way to be okay that will also help us as we continue to try to cope with Covid.
September 11th. A date that marks both the start of my radio career at WALK and what-felt-like the end of the world. Behind the scenes on a morning radio show, any given day and then the days after disaster.
Jim's radio work has quieted down, but the ShamWOW guy sent a gift! More bandmates missing music as Clutch and the guys report from the high seas. And then crank up the volume as the episode and season 2 ends with a great tune guaranteed to lift your spirits (from one of last summer's Bobby Nathan Band gigs).
This time, we're checking in with some musicians. Drummer James Benard, sax player Mikey Vitale and singer Conor Hanley. Normally they'd all be too busy gigging to take time to talk, but this is the new normal and they've all got some time. Good news for us, not so much for them. Both Mikey and Conor are sharing their talents on YouTube, so check them out. But first, listen to how their lives are going now.
Listening in on David, Jen, Adele and Bernie... all sorting through and sometimes learning there can be new ways to look at life. Want to share your take? Write it up or record on your phone and send it to me at email@example.com.
Listening in on Leer, Elizabeth, Marc, Lynn, Brett... all sharing the view from where they are.... not just in Hollywood, Huntington, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Boston... or just off the air... but where they are in their lives. And if you want to share your take, hit record on your phone or write it out and email to Cindy@Cindyclifford.com. We're all in this together even though it's not the same for any two of us. Weird times.
Sure, today Marc Cartwright's a very successful headshot photographer, branching off to new success as a film director. But he's also smart, insightful, funny and every bit the same sweet guy as when he and my daughter went off to the Junior Prom. Nice that some things (and people) never change. Check out GlassCabinFilms.com, MarcCartwrightheadshots.com and follow him on Instagram at @mcphotog.
Meet Richie Byrne; comic, cut-up, story teller. Think of this as your free front row seat to ’The Rich History of a Stand-up Guy.’ We hope you enjoy the show!
And thanks to Lisa Finn for the fabulous photo!
One of the very talented stars of the spectacular/Pub-tacular "The Choir of Man," Conor gives an Irishman's perspective of the significance of Pub life and why this show's homage to the changing landscape is so important. Plus, Irish pride, the connection of strangers and his first big role on stage.
How do you go from South Africa to New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee to on stage on the ocean? And what's life on a cruise ship like? And what 's next? All this and more in the fascinating life journey (so far) of this charming and thoughtful singer/actor/philosopher.
On the first anniversary of this podcast, and the first episode of Season Two(!!), it's time to explore my compulsion to share, connect the dots over the first year and meet a goat. So much fun in so little time.
Hanging out in high school, I had no idea if he (or I) would amount to anything. Decades later, we're hanging out in a coffee shop talking about his fascinating life as a glass artist, how he found his path, where he gets inspiration and what exactly IS Art Fair Bingo. (After you listen, look at his amazing work at www.WilbatGlass.com and prepare to have your eyes pop out!)
In the previous episode, Marisa talks about how to get out of being stuck or unhappy. Now listen to how to find your way to loving your life. Come on, you know you deserve it. Find out more at www.MarisaOneROneS.com
A prolific voice actor, now he's stepping out from behind the mic to get in front of cameras and audiences as he focuses on the acting part of his former job description. How'd he do it? It’s part timing, part luck and part doing what you love. Now this bass player —> teacher —>referee —> sound-meister is on to his next adventure.
Buffalo named her the Queen of Comedy, but she's way more than that these days, touring with Tammy Fae Baker's son, throwing lifelines to LGBT kids and working to make the world a little more fun and a lot more loving. Take a listen and then visit www.patreon.com/KristenBeckerComedy.
Inspired by turning back the clocks; memories of radio jobs, weird (and wonderful) alarm clocks and odd ideas to get people to like you (which does NOT include waking them up). And if you're looking for a great idea for family night, I think I've got it!
My favorite holiday, a trip to the DMV, how to burn off a Big Mac and what Mad Magazine got right... among other things. Oh, and why your brain flips out when you decide to change a bad habit. Fascinating. And more. How I do go on...