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A policeman for a Mom. An M.I.A. Dad. A ten year old gone missing. What could go wrong for Donna Beaudelaire in her last year of school? Maybe that she can't quit stalking people in their dreams... Find me at YouTube.com/AlexK. @readandwritepodMy favourite authors: Haruki Murakami, John Green, Wendelin Van Draanen, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Emily M. Danforth, Kevin Kwan, David Mitchell.My favourite podcasts: Stuff To Blow Your Mind, Mystery Show, and Casefile.Feedback always welcome!
 
I help Christian women grown in faith, order and influence as a leader. Do you consider yourself a faith-filled female leader, but feel more like everything is running amuck? Do you long to get it together – your home, your calendar, your work flow, but just need a good framework to bring it altogether? Have you decided that you are no longer available for being stuck - in your mind, in your emotions, in your career, and are looking for a colleague to come alongside you? Because that’s me, g ...
 
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The Halloween tradition continues as, once more, Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology series to focus on the STBYM topics they might not otherwise get to discuss on the show. In 2020, they examined episodes of the 1990s Outer Limits revival, The Hammer House of Horror, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Creepsh…
 
We tend to relegate zombies and the walking dead to the infernal realm of demons, necromancers and the emptied charnel houses of Hell. So it might surprise you to know that, in some traditions, reanimated human corpses are pious church-goers. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the holy undead. Learn more about your a…
 
You may find today’s episode a little shocking and surprising. Welcome to this mini planning episode where I not only want us to look at our calendars together, but I also want to provide you with some clever planning tips. So more than shocking and surprising, I hope you will find today’s episode helpful. We are moving toward the end of October in…
 
We tend to relegate zombies and the walking dead to the infernal realm of demons, necromancers and the emptied charnel houses of Hell. So it might surprise you to know that, in some traditions, reanimated human corpses are pious church-goers. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the holy undead. Learn more about your a…
 
You probably try to avoid this one thing, as I often and admittedly do. Every time you see it, it feels like a dark cloud hanging over your head. You are probably curious about what I am carrying on about and it is something simple, yet can be very daunting. It’s papers! Every day you are receiving papers in the mail, in your inbox, at work, from y…
 
The Halloween tradition continues as, once more, Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology series to focus on the STBYM topics they might not otherwise get to discuss on the show. In 2020, they examined episodes of the 1990s Outer Limits revival, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Creepshow and Are You Afraid of the…
 
If the many-worlds interpretation holds true, then there’s an alternate timeline in which the tyranny of Michael Myers ended in 1981 and 1982’s “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ushered in a new age. In this alternative world, John Carpenter’s Halloween franchise became a long-running horror anthology series. Each subsequent October, anything wa…
 
You have probably seen or heard all the news about the barges stuck in traffic at the West Coast Shipping Ports in California. This just may impact your holiday plans! I like getting all of my Christmas Shopping done so I can enjoy Jesus - the reason for the season. So, in this mini planning session, I discuss some thoughts with you about how we ca…
 
You may not realize this, but other people’s personal convictions whether they are spiritual or other are not always meant for you. Do you copy??? No pun intended – Ha! Let me tell you something Boss-sister, if you take on everyone else’s personal convictions about matters, it will load you down. Each person of faith is supposed to work out their o…
 
Take the Minotaur out of its maze and you have but another beast man -- but within his manufactured environment, he is a singular terror in myth and popular consciousness. But where does this monster come from? What does his existence mean? What does the stalker of these bloody halls reveal about the human mind and human history? In this trio of St…
 
Yes, kiddies, in this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Ernest Dickerson’s 1995 siege movie “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.” Strap in for grotesque monsters, a whole host of character actors and some Crypt Keeper puns. (originally published 2/19/2021) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
You know what I am learning? There must be order to your order if you want to avoid failure; this will make sense in a moment. It’s time to plan so grab your planner and let’s walk out this new month together in today’s mini planning session. We are fresh into a new fall month boss-sister. I followed my first of the new month – by-day-2 rule – I’ve…
 
To fully understand the minotaur myth, we also have to consider the Minoan civilization of Crete. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with Professor Nicoletta Momigliano, author of “In Search of the Labyrinth: The Cultural Legacy of Minoan Crete.” Learn all about ancient Creteomania as well as modern artistic tre…
 
The world is hitting a data tipping point where vast connectivity requires massive network capacity. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm Gladwell talks to David Shacochis, Vice President for Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at Lumen, and Howard Boville, Head of IBM Cloud Platform, about how hybrid cloud is serving as a catalyst for innovatio…
 
You are in for a real treat today because I’ve got a packed coaching session for you on the topic of how to create transformational groups by holding highly effective structured meetings. You may be thinking right now how much you hate meetings because we often have to sit through too many bad ones, but hold up! I am going to take you on journey, s…
 
Take the Minotaur out of its maze and you have but another beast man -- but within his manufactured environment, he is a singular terror in myth and popular consciousness. But where does this monster come from? What does his existence mean? What does the stalker of these bloody halls reveal about the human mind and human history? In this trio of St…
 
Wax Museums are frequent haunts in horror cinema, but where do they really tie into our sense of revulsion and anatomical unease? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe kick off a month of Halloween-themed episodes with a science-filled night in the house of wax. (originally published 10/1/2020) Learn more about your ad-…
 
In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe dive into one of Mexican luchador El Santo's various horror cinema adventures -- and not just any Santo film but the legendary "Santo In The Treasure of Dracula," which features time travel, dracula and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
You’ve got a unique opportunity right now, but a small window of time to capitalize on it. It is the end of the 3rd quarter of 2021, say what??? Truly we are already at the end of the year after 2020 – that year that felt never ending. 2021 has been a year where we are trying to pick up the peices and move on even though many of the issues of 2020 …
 
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Bill Schutt, author of "Pump: A Natural History of the Heart," about the evolution of the heart and the history of humanity’s attempt to understand it -- along with a few questions about monsters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The Black Death was the most fatal pandemic in recorded human history, decimating a late Medieval world unaided by the germ theory of disease. In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the ways that religion responded to the plague and the effects these efforts had on its spread and impact. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
You probably are not aware of this but there is something you can do that will have a compounding effect in your life. compounding - the act of combining things to form a new whole. Doesn’t that sound incredible? This is not the greatest example, but If you contribute to a 401k, which is not today’s topic BTW – this is only for the purpose of an ex…
 
The creation of atomic weaponry changed human civilization forever, but it also left its mark on the Earth itself -- in both obvious and subtle ways. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the ways in which the world would not be the same. (originally published 9/24/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
Before John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” there was Howard Hawks’ “The Thing From Another World,” the first adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.’s short story “Who goes there?” In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe bust out the thermite and discuss this 1951 sci-fi classic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.c…
 
The Black Death was the most fatal pandemic in recorded human history, decimating a late Medieval world unaided by the germ theory of disease. In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the ways that religion responded to the plague and the effects these efforts had on its spread and impact. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
You and I may be best friends if your favorite season is Fall. Yay! Fall has arrived….I love Fall…and it stepped into my neck of the woods just right. It showed up on the 22nd with cool, wet weather that actually surprised me. I got to wear leggings, longs sleeves and my puffy vest while running errands. You know how summer rolls…she’s lazy…she tak…
 
The Black Death was the most fatal pandemic in recorded human history, decimating a late Medieval world unaided by the germ theory of disease. In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the ways that religion responded to the plague and the effects these efforts had on its spread and impact. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
You know what is true and what is truth, so as faith-filled leaders, may these two always operate together in unity. Before we go any further in this episode, I want to let you know that I am going to be using a big girl example today to explain why my leadership maxim is important. You and I are both adults and I believe as leaders we should be ab…
 
Lichen are incredibly widespread and easy to take for granted, but these composite organisms are some of the most fascinating lifeforms on the planet. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore their remarkable qualities. (originally published 9/10/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastne…
 
You will want to make sure you take time to plan ahead for this important family moment. As much as I enjoy sharing my faith, order and influence episodes with you, boss-sister, you know I am here to serve you, the woman who leads. You are more than your job, your title, and what you have to offer. I especially love these mini planning sessions whe…
 
You have heard me speak about this before, but do you have any of your own? I’m talking about what is fast becoming one of my favorite topics – maxims. You know, those short, pithy statements that we can use as a rule of thumb for influencing decisions. If you are a seasoned leader you should have some that comes from your wealth of experience and …
 
What does our growing understanding of neuroplasticity reveal about our brains and the future of technology? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with neuroscientist David Eagleman about his new book “Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.” (originally published 9/29/2020) Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
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