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Neal Lemery

Neal Lemery

By Neal Lemery
My blog and my books: Building Community, Finding My Muse on Main Street, Homegrown Tomatoes, and Mentoring Boys to Men
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Living With Fear in Challenging Times

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Each of Us Can Be a Force for Change
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/08/04/each-of-us-can-be-a-force-for-change/
04:09
August 04, 2022
Finding Determination in an Old Family Photo
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/07/27/finding-determination-in-an-old-family-photo/
03:44
July 27, 2022
Ranked Choice Voting: Is It In Our Future?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/07/25/ranked-choice-voting-is-it-in-our-future/
03:02
July 24, 2022
Taking Time to Grieve
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/07/14/taking-time-to-grieve/
04:29
July 14, 2022
The Bramblebush: A Look at the Law on Abortion
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/06/28/the-bramblebush-a-look-at-the-law-on-abortion/
05:40
June 28, 2022
Learning From My Tomatoes
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/06/20/learning-from-my-tomatoes/
02:44
June 19, 2022
My Ten Minute Rule
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/05/28/my-ten-minute-rule/
04:35
May 28, 2022
The Power of Collective Silence
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/05/25/the-power-of-collective-silence/
03:27
May 25, 2022
Free: Two Years, Six Lives, and the Long Journey Home, by Lauren Kessler. A Book Review
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/05/16/free-two-years-six-lives-and-the-long-journey-home-by-lauren-kessler-a-book-review/
03:44
May 15, 2022
Planting Seeds
What I get out of gardening.  The miracle of planting a seed, and how it reverberates throughout my life. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/04/20/planting-seeds/
01:54
April 19, 2022
Revising an Old Family Story
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/04/18/revising-an-old-family-story/
05:35
April 18, 2022
The Unexpected Conversation
How the unexpected conversation at the post office or the grocery store builds community, deepens friendships, and advances peace and compassion. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/03/13/the-unexpected-conversation/
03:12
March 13, 2022
Meth World — My Bitter Truth
Coping with a friend's relapse into the world of meth, and how I am trying to move forward. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/03/07/meth-world-my-bitter-truth/
08:03
March 07, 2022
Our Differences and the Coming Change
Moving on from the pandemic.  How do we adapt to change, and move forward, building a healthy society and having productive conversations? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/02/27/our-differences-and-the-coming-change/
05:36
February 27, 2022
Beginning
A poetic look at creativity and the beginning of a project. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/02/16/beginning/
01:16
February 16, 2022
The Old Hay Fork
Remembering the guidance and love of my grandfather, who was more than just an old farmer.  He was my hero, my teacher,  and a teacher of love and neighborliness. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/02/07/the-old-hay-fork/
06:52
February 07, 2022
Pruning Time
Pruning our lives and our community relationships and institutions to build a stronger community. How we can move forward. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/01/27/pruning-time-2/
04:34
January 27, 2022
Small Things
The small conversations, the small actions of one person can change lives and build community. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/01/20/small-things/
03:50
January 20, 2022
Reaching Out — One to One
We need to connect with each other, one person to another, and thereby change our lives and the world. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2022/01/09/reaching-out-one-to-one/
03:12
January 09, 2022
Filling Up the New Calendar
Building community, being mindful of the spirit of ubuntu, and planning for the new year. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/12/30/filling-up-the-new-calendar/
03:14
December 29, 2021
Unexpected Gifts: Giving From the Heart
We can simplify gift giving and give from our heart, the gifts of time, compassion, and friendship.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/12/17/unexpected-gifts-giving-from-the-heart/
02:36
December 17, 2021
Simple Gifts
Coping with consumerism and the pressure to "give more" during the holidays.  A look at meaningful gift giving. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/11/30/simple-gifts/
03:17
November 30, 2021
The Verdict in Kenosha
Looking at the Kenosha verdict in the eyes of the law.  A call for reform and dialogue. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/11/21/the-verdict-in-kenosha/
04:03
November 21, 2021
Examining Our Strengths and Weaknesses
Thoughts on how we can engage in our community and build upon our weaknesses. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/11/14/examining-our-strengths-and-weaknesses/
04:45
November 13, 2021
The Shirt Off My Back
What's it like to be paroled from prison, and start your life again? Freedom Day, in all its highs and lows, building a day of hope.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/11/02/the-shirt-off-my-back/
06:37
November 02, 2021
Recharging
Doing self-care and regrouping on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/10/18/recharging/
02:49
October 18, 2021
How’s the Family?
Connecting with each other in our hearts, while at the grocery checkout line.  The pandemic and isolation, and unity. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/10/07/hows-the-family/
01:42
October 06, 2021
Thoughts on Creating and Harvest
How do I get through this sense of being stuck in my creativity?  Fall is a time of contemplation and renewal. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/10/01/thoughts-on-creating-and-harvest/
02:49
October 01, 2021
Estuary Moment
Poetic thoughts on a visit to the bay. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/09/16/estuary-moment/
00:45
September 16, 2021
Living With Fear in Challenging Times
How do I cope with my own fear of failure, disappointment? How do I deal with a fearful and frightening world?  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/09/08/living-with-fear-in-challenging-times/
02:44
September 08, 2021
A Time to Give Back
Reflecting on how we can support each other, and build our community, by giving back. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/09/03/a-time-to-give-back/
01:42
September 02, 2021
Spreading Some Good Cheer
When we connect with people, we can improve society and build community.  It's the simple stuff that changes lives. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/07/24/spreading-some-good-cheer/
03:35
July 24, 2021
Laurel Hedges and the Evil Lurker, by Karen Keltz, a book review
A review of Karen Keltz' new juvenile mystery novel, Laurel Hedges and the Evil Lurker.  A fun book for all ages. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/07/16/laurel-hedges-and-the-evil-lurker-by-karen-keltz-a-book-review/
01:22
July 24, 2021
Celebrating Independence and Honoring Our Responsibilities
Thoughts on our responsibilities this Independence Day. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/07/05/celebrating-independence-and-honoring-our-responsibilities/
02:51
July 05, 2021
Teachings From the Pandemic
So many lessons to be learned from the Pandemic, and moving forward. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/06/16/teachings-from-the-pandemic/
02:44
June 15, 2021
To One Suddenly Departed
An intimate look at grief, on the sudden passing of a friend.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/06/06/1474/
01:46
June 06, 2021
What I Am Learning From The Pandemic
Looking at what I've learned from the Pandemic. A reflection on how I've grown and changed, and how we all have. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/05/22/what-i-am-learning-from-the-pandemic/
03:04
May 21, 2021
Being Mothered
Thinking about Mother's Day and the need to be nurtured. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/05/09/being-mothered/
02:33
May 08, 2021
Taking In A Different View
Looking at life from a different perspective on a spring day. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/04/30/taking-in-a-different-view/
02:14
April 29, 2021
Calling For a Change
I take a personal look at racism and prejudice, and how we can all act to change our attitudes, and our culture. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/04/23/calling-for-a-change/
04:44
April 22, 2021
Mentoring Boys to Men: Climbing Their Own Mountains
Hear about my book of stories on mentoring young men to lead productive lives and navigate the troubled waters of youth and emerging manhood. This is a rich collection of heroic tales of troubled young men coping with American society, and how they can succeed. You, too, can be a mentor, and an agent of change for others in need. 
01:57
April 21, 2021
Building Community: Finding Hope and Change for Rural America: An Oregon Perspective
Hear about my book that connects with change makers in rural America, people who are making a difference in rural Oregon. Learn about their perspectives, their skills in energizing rural life. 
01:22
April 21, 2021
Finding My Muse on Main Street
I'm inviting you to explore my coming of age novel of a young artist growing up in a small Oregon coastal town. Learn how he rejuvenates his home town and learns the life stories of many of his neighbors and friends. 
02:27
April 21, 2021
Finding Courage in Myself to Move Ahead
 A response to the Pandemic, and procrastination. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/01/27/finding-courage-in-myself-to-move-ahead/
05:14
April 21, 2021
Triggered: A reaction to current events and the news cycle
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/03/23/triggered/
02:02
April 21, 2021
Why I Volunteer
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/01/06/why-i-volunteer/
05:18
April 21, 2021
Free Speech: A Limitation on Government, a Tool of Responsible Citizenship
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/02/07/free-speech-a-limitation-on-government-a-tool-of-responsible-citizenship/
05:35
April 21, 2021
Shopping the Cultural Marketplace
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/03/10/shopping-the-cultural-marketplace/
03:26
April 21, 2021
First Jab, Second Jab
My poem about getting vaccinated for the Covid virus. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://neallemery.com/2021/04/12/first-jab-second-jab/
01:25
April 21, 2021