By Jeffrey Hicks
Take a break and discuss the human experience! We humans are intriguing - we love, we laugh, we work and play, and sometimes cry. Through it all, we endure as we search for meaning and contentment. This podcast discusses the art of living.
More Stories of Life on Yap Island
Jeff answers questions about food, housing, and language of those living on Yap Island. He lived on Yap in 1983 and '84 among some of the greatest people on the planet. Jeff learned Yapese the old-fashioned way. Listen-in and enjoy the stories!
November 05, 2022
Stories of Life on Yap Island
Forty years ago, Jeff flew out to live on Yap Island. Yap is a lot like living within the pages of National Geographic with the traditional culture and society of the Yapese. Listen to Jeff's stories of survival and intrigue.
November 04, 2022
A kid needs a hero. Jeff talks about one of his heroes from childhood. Kid Currey was a soft-spoken, non-assuming guy who wielded a great deal of influence.
September 29, 2022
Stand for Something
Jeff discusses the phenomena of human experience and suggests that all people should decide what their core ideals and values are and then stand for them. He talks about his nephew and brother-in-law, Teren and Todd Christensen; two people who stood for something during their lives and reaped the rewards for doing so.
September 14, 2022
What I Learned about Work in the Idaho Wilderness Area
Merl Guth started learning his family trade as a six-year-old. The Guth family name is synonymous with excellence with Idaho's Outfitters and Guides. By the time he was 15, Merl was expertly running boats down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Growing up in that environment taught many life lessons - not least of which was how to work hard and get things done. Those lessons invariably followed Merl into his adult life and business. Listen-in and hear some tales of life and learning gained from experience in Idaho's back-country. Skills and values associated with hard work are learned in youth.
September 30, 2021
Habits of an Effective Leader
Pick up some new ideas about being an effective leader in any organization. Mike Hicks spent 20 years as a high school principal and district administrator. He knew and practiced the art of leadership. Listen in and discover what he considered to be some crucial habits that separate excellent leaders from average ones.
August 03, 2021
One Day, God Rode the Brooklyn Subway
Sometimes we hear stories that bring tears to our eyes. This was one of those stories for me. In a world where anger, hate, and division among people seems to take center stage, it's nice to have a reminder that people are inherently kind, generous, and charitable.
June 05, 2021
Dilbert Comics Reflect Reality at the Office
Every time I read my morning Dilbert comic strip, I recall vividly a place I worked back in the '80s. Every day, something happened at that place that could fit right into a Dilbert strip. Perhaps you've experienced the same thing with your work place. That's what makes comics so funny - they reflect real life! Listen in as Jeff reminisces about working in the '80s.
June 03, 2021
Three Steps to Really Know Yourself
In order to lead and serve others, be of service to the community, and work for the greater good, you must first know yourself. Jeff offers three proven steps to gain a greater understanding of yourself and what motivates you. On your personal journey to gain a greater understanding of yourself, you will be positioned to offer the greatest service to others.
June 01, 2021