Updates From The Middle Of Nowhere

Updates From The Middle Of Nowhere

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By Lieren
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A podcast about whatever is on my mind. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, occasional gardener, all around eclectic woman, and you never know what's going to be on my mind. :-) I live in rural Central Virginia, hence the title.
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A podcast about whatever is on my mind. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, occasional gardener, all around eclectic woman, and you never know what's going to be on my mind. :-) I live in rural Central Virginia, hence the title.

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114 - Creativity Tuesday - Nameless Streets
A fictional piece inspired by the music of the very talented TJ Drennon, whose Patreon can be found at https://www.patreon.com/TJD.
04:20
November 12, 2019
113 - Grab Bag Friday
Excitement about my writing retreat, a little bit about my friends electric car, and a quick note about future content that I'm still thinking about.
05:48
November 8, 2019
112 - Edgy Wednesday
A couple of quick updates about things followed by some suggestive content. Nothing too direct, you may have to use your imagination. ;-)
19:02
November 7, 2019
111 - Mental Health Thursday
Our trip to Fan Mountain, making my Halloween special, kicking off National Novel Writing Month, and responding to messages from Ivy, the Happy Whisk. Support TJ Drennon on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD and join the NaNoWriMo fun at https://www.nanowrimo.org.
17:06
November 1, 2019
110 - Halloween Special
This episode was inspired by the evocative music of TJ Drennon. If you want to support a wonderfully creative artist, you can find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD.
06:28
October 29, 2019
109 - Mental Health Thursday
Some sad events gave happened lately...
20:47
October 25, 2019
108 - Grab Bag Friday
Ramblings and a fun call in from Jason, from Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
21:15
October 19, 2019
107 - Edgy Wednesday
Thank you to John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast for their messages.  The weather is finally cooling and I'm loving it!  Talking to my son about differing mindsets, and other such musings.  Thank you to TJ Drennon for my wonderful Edgy Wednesday theme, you can support him through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD.
22:44
October 10, 2019
106 - Grab Bag Friday
Improving my disposition through napping and singing, and thank you to Spencer and Jason for your kind and thoughtful messages. https://youtu.be/hmLBSCiEoas
11:58
October 5, 2019
105 - Mental Health Thursday
A short update about my presentation and feelings about work in general.
06:28
October 4, 2019
104 - Castaways Club Interview with Joe Richter
Joe Richter of Weal or Woe and Hindsightless acclaim graciously agreed to be my interview subject for my Castaways Club interview project. I found out he's even more interesting than I already knew he was and I hope you enjoy this interview.
44:00
September 30, 2019
103 - Grab Bag Friday
Sharing a few messages I received, saying goodbye to my husband's faithful hound, Lucy, and a quick update about the next week or so.
10:34
September 28, 2019
102 - Edgy Wednesday
I'm so excited to share my gorgeous new Edgy Wednesday theme by TJ Drennon!  Please support his work, talent like his needs patrons! https://www.patreon.com/TJD Reading three poems I find moving, I make the best of a crap day at work.
06:52
September 26, 2019
101 - Creativity Tuesday
A creative idea, some wonderful messages I received, and an exploration of Backstory Cards with my beloved husband, Jeff, from Tome of All Dooms.
13:55
September 25, 2019
100 - I can't believe it's 100!
Wonderful messages from listeners and some reflections sprinkled in as well. Also, some chicken sounds!
16:21
September 24, 2019
99 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
Some wonderful anchorites called me with Piratey messages! I also have an update on us getting a new house and there's a debut of a new contributor in this episode.
20:12
September 19, 2019
98 - Quickie Wednesday
A short update, mostly because I forgot my nice microphone. I'm so excited about Talk like a pirate day tomorrow, I got a handful of wonderful messages and there's still time to call in if you'd like to add yours as well.
02:52
September 19, 2019
97 - Weekend Update
A long ramble about things coming full circle, struggling with work, and a couple of really nice messages from Jason over at Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. remember, Thursday is talk like a pirate day and I would love to receive some pirate messages!
22:47
September 16, 2019
96 - Grab Bag Friday
A Friday ramble cast...
14:49
September 14, 2019
95 - Not so Edgy Wednesday
After three attempts, I give up and record a little blurb about love letters.
02:40
September 12, 2019
94 - Creativity Tuesday
Great feedback about my new microphone from Spencer, Jason, Evil Jeff, and Pete Jones, thank you so much! Podcast listening habits and a new project from the Castaways Club.
22:32
September 11, 2019
93 - Weekend Update
Message responses, chicken wrangling, adorable dogs, a bit about working at an animal shelter, and I finally tell the cow story.
23:36
September 9, 2019
92 - Grab Bag Friday
A very nice comment from John Alan Large over at Red Dice Diaries, a bit of rambling about swimming and how wonderful it feels, and some complaining about my younger son.
13:14
September 7, 2019
91 - Edgy Wednesday and Mental Health Thursday
Talking about the work of Esther Perel around intimacy and infidelity, as well as dealing with mental illness in a family member.
18:57
September 5, 2019
90 - Creativity Tuesday
Updates on the chickens, the garden, cooking, and Procrasticon!
09:25
September 4, 2019
89 - Grab Bag Friday
Talking about love languages and maintaining one's love bank, as well as the end of RPGaDay month. Please forgive the episode being in so many pieces, I had a heck of a time getting this one recorded.
29:01
August 31, 2019
88 - Edgy Wednesday
Lots of great comments, a bit about love, and some more creative storytelling.
25:47
August 29, 2019
87 - Creativity Tuesday
Referencing a future episode of Tome of all Dooms, Jeff joins me and we use his story forge cards to tell a once upon a time story and a love story.,
19:47
August 28, 2019
86 - Cooking & Health Monday
Updates on the chickens, what's left of the garden, what we've been cooking, and the fun we got up to while we were swimming. We had a busy weekend of podcasting and my husband and I had a lot of fun coming up with silly ideas to send TJ for his podcast, occult orifice outrage.
17:23
August 26, 2019
85 - Grab Bag Friday
what am I going to write about for national novel writing month this year? if you have any ideas please leave me a message on anchor or email me at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com. Please excuse the yawning, we went swimming and I'm comfortably exhausted.
16:01
August 24, 2019
84 - Mental Health Thursday
Data loss and a great quote from Tom Hanks that can be found at https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/tom_hanks_415422?src=t_truth.
04:23
August 23, 2019
83 - Edgy Wednesday
Sharing a comment I got, a bit of story time, a silly thing I asked my husband to do that I really love, and my thoughts on sensitized skin.
12:29
August 22, 2019
82 - Creativity Tuesday
Gratitude, a comment from Colin Green from Spikepit, and a wonderful poem about creativity that can be found at https://healingbrave.com/blogs/all/short-poem-about-creativity.
11:02
August 21, 2019
81 - Cooking & Health Monday
A garden update, what I got at the farmer's market, what I've been making in my instant pot, and a bit about our first session of the online game my husband is running.
09:35
August 20, 2019
80 - Chicken Saturday
A chicken update, a note about returning to pescetarianism, and a comment from the extremely talented TJ.
06:35
August 18, 2019
79 - Grab Bag Friday
Another wandering ramble through various topics, as well as a comment from the very nice guys at The Dice Are Screaming!
16:00
August 17, 2019
78 - Edgy Wednesday
A smarting of topics and a podcast recommendation for Infernal Design.
21:48
August 15, 2019
77 - Cooking & Health Monday
An update on the garden, I bet about cracking and health, and responses to some comments that I received from Spencer AKA Free Thrall and Joe from Hindsightless and weal or woe.
26:51
August 13, 2019
76 - Chicken Saturday
A quick chicken update followed by some messages and responses.
11:36
August 11, 2019
75 - Grab Bag Friday
An update on yesterday, an update on my activities today, and a lovely comment from Dave Aldrich of dpercentile.
23:05
August 10, 2019
74 - Edgy Wednesday
Catching up, dealing with turmoil, sharing wonderful voice messages, and reading something I wrote on Creativity Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who is doing shows for RPG-a-day! I'm really enjoying them.
21:06
August 8, 2019
73 - Gardening Sunday
A quick garden update, ramblings, and a couple of comments I received.
27:24
August 5, 2019
72 - Chicken Saturday
A chicken update accompanied by pug love and and a message of encouragement from Spike Pit.
03:09
August 4, 2019
71 - Grab Bag Friday and RPGaDay
Being Grandma and RPGaDay.
11:31
August 3, 2019
70 - Mental Health Thursday
Life feels a bit like a yo-yo ride today and I'm curious how you manage your stress. Leave me a message on anchor and let me know!
03:33
August 2, 2019
69 - Edgy Wednesday
Musings on arousal and creativity.
15:19
August 1, 2019
68 - Creativity Tuesday
A silly inspiration and the result of a previous silly inspiration where I created a virtual tour for a complete stranger. https://www.atlasobscura.com/
07:49
July 31, 2019
67 - Gardening Sunday
Farmers Market goodness and what game will I recall next?
03:57
July 29, 2019
66 - Chicken Saturday (and more Everway)
More about Everway at DexCon and a free form game my husband and I played with it tonight, as well as a teensy chicken update.
06:37
July 28, 2019
65 - Parenting Friday and Everway
Something tragic happened in our family and I give a recap of the Everway game that I played at DexCon.
21:40
July 27, 2019
64 - Mental Health Thursday
Discussing the ways that life can change, as well as something that's been niggling at the back of my mind. Here's the article that's mentioned: https://dailycaller.com/2017/10/21/the-man-behind-the-milo-a-chat-with-the-supervillain-ceo-of-milo-inc.
08:55
July 26, 2019
63 - Not So Edgy Wednesday
Today I talked about when my edgy side is flagging, an idea I've had for training to offer, and possible options for future Edgy Wednesdays.
12:25
July 25, 2019
62 - Creativity Tuesday - Meditation at Last!
The meditation that I've been promising, with brief explanations of some of the concepts I engage. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it, please leave a message on Anchor or email me at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
29:47
July 24, 2019
61 - Cooking and Health Monday
An update on family drama and a little bit about cooking and health.
10:40
July 22, 2019
60 - Hot Hot Hot Saturday
Progress is made on the meditation visualization and I talk about a fun outing for the family.
07:48
July 20, 2019
59 - Mental Health Thursday
In this episode I talk about the importance of kindness and the many ways I see it expressed in the OSR Anchorite community.
13:54
July 19, 2019
58 - Edgy Wednesday
Adult content warning, things actually get edgy this week :-)
04:39
July 18, 2019
57 - Creativity Tuesday
Some wonderful messages, a bit about creativity, and we got 4 more eggs! *doing a silly dance*
20:51
July 17, 2019
56 - I'm Finally Back!
I'm back with a wonderful update!
11:18
July 15, 2019
55 - Guest Host Interview
Ok guys, this is what love looks like! My husband is such a good sport and there aren't words for how grateful I am to him for indulging me. Check out his podcast, Tome of All Dooms, to hear more of his mesmerizing voice.
23:34
July 11, 2019
54.5 - Laryngitis Strikes!
A message from my beloved husband to let you know I've lost my voice. :-(
00:16
July 9, 2019
54 - DexCon Recap
Part one of many, where I talk about what it was like to go to the con with my husband and my plan to do recaps of each game.
12:00
July 8, 2019
53 - Guess where I'm headed?
it's officially time to get my hopes up because we're about to get on the road headed to New Jersey for the RPG convention!
00:42
July 3, 2019
52 - Cooking and Health Monday
Planning for our trip to the RPG convention, a garden update, and other random thoughts.
13:28
July 2, 2019
51 - Chicken Saturday
A short chicken update and some call-ins.
25:06
June 30, 2019
50 - Parenting Friday
Talking about how intertwined Mental Health Thursday and Parenting Friday are in my world these days.
21:42
June 28, 2019
49 - Edgy Wednesday
With the hope of not offending, I share my opinion about groupthink and disruption, followed by a beautiful song that never fails to put me in the mood. :-)
32:16
June 27, 2019
48 - Creativity Tuesday
A couple of creative projects and other ramblings.
08:50
June 26, 2019
47 - Cooking and Health Monday
Going to physical therapy for my knee, the meditations I recorded for my friend, and dinner happened.
17:04
June 25, 2019
46 - Gardening Sunday
A gardening update, as well as a bit about the chickens and an update on my family.
17:18
June 24, 2019
45 - Ed Hess Presentation - Hyperlearning
An overview of a presentation by the author of Humility is the New Smart.
21:45
June 22, 2019
44 1/2 - Clarification and Apology
Clarification of a misquote I made and my apology for doing so.
03:38
June 21, 2019
44 - Mental Health Thursday
Responses to some messages I've received and some rambling as well.
24:17
June 21, 2019
43 - Edgy Wednesday
More ranting than edgy and a couple of fun bumper stickers.
11:50
June 20, 2019
42 - Creativity Tuesday
Messages and celebrating our anniversary!
06:04
June 19, 2019
41 - Cooking and Health Monday
A bit of rambling with a teeny bit about cooking :-)
04:23
June 18, 2019
40 - Gardening Sunday
I made it to 40 in a row! I can't believe it and I might slow down now, we'll see where inspiration leads me.
05:15
June 17, 2019
39 - Chicken Saturday
Lots of call ins and responses, as well as a quick update on the chickens and a note about visiting Eddie.
13:36
June 16, 2019
38 - Parenting Friday
Today I enjoyed snuggles with my granddaughter and made a quick recording of my very silly pug.
02:11
June 15, 2019
37 - Mental Health Thursday
Mental Health and a fledgling hawk.
26:21
June 14, 2019
36 - Edgy Wednesday
A comment from the Spike Pit and discussion of the lyrics of a beautiful song.
25:39
June 13, 2019
35 - Creativity Tuesday
Thanks to Ireland for sharing his poetry and here's the link to Jim Yoder's artwork, http://jamesyoderartist.wixsite.com/mysite.
03:25
June 12, 2019
34 - Cooking and Health Monday
What I've been up to regarding cooking and health as well as some responses I've received to Thursday's mental health episode.
19:59
June 10, 2019
33 - Gardening Sunday
A quick garden update, a black raspberry report, and a couple of other random things.
03:26
June 10, 2019
32 - Chicken Saturday
An update on the chickens, a visit with Eddie, and the Fireman's Carnival courtesy of my younger son.
05:58
June 9, 2019
31 - Parenting Friday
Parenting, possibly switching it up a bit, and immense gratitude.
09:32
June 7, 2019
30 - Mental Health Thursday
Some thoughts about where I fit in a community I've been a part of for quite some time now, as well as some rambling about recent goings-on in the OSR Anchorite community.
20:00
June 7, 2019
29 - Edgy Wednesday
Talk of cravings for adult-themed writing, fear of inadequacy, and a funky song. Do you have a favorite funky song? I'd love it if you'd share it with me. Send me a message on anchor or send me an email, either text or a voice file, to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
16:01
June 6, 2019
28 - Creativity Tuesday
Some wonderful musical interludes from very talented Legendary Anchorites, as well as more artistic endeavors! It may sound silly, but I really loved receiving these recordings and they touched my heart.
14:23
June 5, 2019
27 - Cooking and Health Monday
Cooking in the Instant Pot and garden fence installed by my boys!
05:11
June 4, 2019
26 - Gardening Sunday
I finally planted the Poona Kheera cucumber seedling after a second near-drowning. My thumb may only faintly be green, but my intentions are good! :-D
01:37
June 3, 2019
25 - Chicken Saturday
Another successful recital and big chicken news!
02:04
June 1, 2019
24 - Parenting Friday
A short episode about pride and love.
03:53
June 1, 2019
23 - Mental Health Thursday
Trying to help my son manage anxiety about his dance recital Saturday and other rambling. If you'd like to contact me please leave a message on Anchor or email me, text or voice file, at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
22:17
May 31, 2019
22 - Not-so Edgy Wednesday
After a long day at work, I share some of my favorite music. Edgy Wednesday will return when I'm feeling it. :-) if you'd like to contact me you can use the anchor message function or email me, text or an audio file, at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
09:41
May 30, 2019
21 - Creativity Tuesday
Lack of sleep, the vlogbrothers, and some messages from the awesome Anchor community (and my pug).
10:41
May 29, 2019
20 -Cooking and Health Monday
Going to work on a holiday and thoughts about eating and exercise, along with a tangent here and there. If you'd like to contact me please send a message on Anchor or send an email, either text or an audio file, to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
07:10
May 28, 2019
19 - Gardening Sunday
A short episode with quick updates about the miniature horse's new home and gardening plans. If you'd like to contact me please send an email, either text and or audio file, to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
02:39
May 27, 2019
18 - Chicken Saturday
Along with the weekly chicken update I have miniature horse news! Also, there's a bit of the usual rambling about other topics. :-) If you'd like to send me a message feel free to use the Anchor message function, or you can send me an email, either text or audio file, to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
19:08
May 26, 2019
17 - Parenting Friday
Beginning with discussion of a much-needed laugh, I talked about parenting young adults and trying not to repeat the mistakes of my parents. Don't forget to share your interests and hobbies that are outside of role-playing, I hope to share them on Creativity Tuesday. If you'd like to contact me you can either send me a message through Anchor, or send me an email, either text or an audio file, at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
09:52
May 25, 2019
16 - Mental Health Thursday
May is mental health month. And this episode I talked a bit about that, a bit about the return of my beloved husband, and a bit about other random things that make me happy,not the least of which is the fact that my husband does most of the dishes in my household! I'd love to hear from you, please send me a comment through anchor or send me an email, either text or an audio file, to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
09:14
May 24, 2019
15 - Books of Inspiration - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
As I'm cooking tonight I can't stop thinking about inspiration and I heard the Yawning Owlbear mention books and suddenly the Ocean at the End of the Lane was consuming my thoughts so I thought I would share. as always, you can email me, either text or an audio file, at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
04:24
May 23, 2019
14 - Edgy Wednesday
and this episode I talk about a podcast called not guilty, and the case of a woman who was accused of running a brothel. Also, I share a couple of songs that I really enjoy, which is probably going to be a regular feature of edgy Wednesdays. If you'd like to send me an email, either text or audio file, you can reach me at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
13:25
May 22, 2019
13 - Creativity Tuesday
In this episode I talk about what I'm doing creatively and I would love to hear what creative things my listeners get up to. I couldn't resist ending with some wisdom from the inimitable Happy Whisk! I'd love to hear from you, please either comment on Anchor or you can email me either text or an audio file to updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
08:16
May 22, 2019
12 - Cooking and Health Monday
What I've been cooking, how I've been trying to improve my health, and at one point I even completely lose my train of thought and have to go re listen to pick it back up. :-) You're welcome to email me at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
12:17
May 20, 2019
11 - Gardening Sunday
I'll be honest, today was a rough one. Although, I do have a gardening update! Cucumbers, Marigold, ticks... this episode has it all. A musical ending provided by Cirque du Soleil, from their album Delirium. Feel free to email me at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
08:08
May 20, 2019
10 - Chicken Saturday
A chicken update, some time spent with my adorable granddaughter, my muse awakens, and a little bit about narrative gaming. If you'd like to email me, feel free to do so at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com.
13:27
May 19, 2019
9 - A Snippet from the Middle of Nowhere
A tiny little episode about a truly beautiful night.
01:12
May 18, 2019
8 - Parenting Friday
In this episode I talk about parenting, play a couple of great songs that get my brain going, and finish off with some snuggles from my granddaughter :-)
10:27
May 18, 2019
7 - Mental Health Thursday
In the early morning, a little time with the chickens, then follow up after a very hectic day. Also, I created an email for this podcast at updates.from.nowhere@gmail.com. Feel free to send me an email or record a voicemail and share it there.
07:48
May 17, 2019
6 - Edgy Wednesday
Rambling musings about what to do with Edgy Wednesday and other such things. The music included in this episode is Seducing Hades by Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors, and Faith by Bittersweet.
17:02
May 16, 2019
5 - Creativity Tuesday
In this episode I talk about how wonderful the Anchor Community is, some things that I do of a creative nature, and I ask for recommendations for Edgy Wednesday. interested in learning more about National Novel Writing Month? It happens in November and you can find more at http://www.nanowrimo.org.
16:04
May 15, 2019
4 - Cooking & Health Monday
We're 3 weeks into Farmers Market season so I talk about what I found at the market, what I did with it, and a few tangents here and there, including one about how beautiful the stars are out here in the middle of nowhere. :-)
12:23
May 14, 2019
3 - Gardening Sunday (& a teeny bit about gaming!)
A little bit about gardening and the fact that I don't excel at it, as well as a mention about a game that my family is playing online.
05:48
May 13, 2019
2 - Chicken Saturday
The story of our little chicken flock of two roosters and nine hens.
11:29
May 12, 2019
1 - Parenting Friday
In this episode I ramble around a fair bit, including the fact that I thought about scheduling specific days for specific topics. Here’s my first day with that, Parenting Friday. I make no promises that I’ll stick to the schedule :-)
14:58
May 11, 2019
0 - What's this all about?
An explanation of what this podcast is about and a brief warning about things that might offend.
09:43
May 9, 2019
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