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Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 71 – The Furb

Episode Seventy-One brings me back to the beginning: Chris Furbee is why I have a podcast. He was my first guest… we recorded the episode with an idea for a joke. To ask a question and then be silent for as long as we could possibly go. And here we are almost nine years later.

Chris has Huntington’s Disease – and capitalizing that disease seems a mistake to me. I’ve always pictured it as a fuse that is lit in one’s body and there is no way to put it out… and it keeps burning down to an explosion. Chris created a documentary about his Mom passing from the disease and him finding out he also had it. It is quite powerful to watch. It is free for the public on YouTube: Huntington’s Dance.

He is quite open in this interview. I am grateful he is my friend; and I’m grateful for the time he gave me for this episode of LWG.

 


Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 70 – Still Waters Run Deep

September 2021, episode 70, is with a good friend; Brook. Though our paths don’t often meet up, she is someone I’ve known for many years – and feel close to regardless of time between visits. I’ve always admired her strength, and this episode I got a little glimpse into the depth from which such strength is forged from… this one’s an honor, people. #enjoy

Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 69 – Waste Not; Want Not

August 2021, episode 69, is an encore visit with Molly de Vries. She has truly been a dear friend, someone I’ve grown close to.

AND!… more importantly, she is a Zero Waste warrior! An Earth liaison for community – us lay people & governing bodies – and the entities dealing with waste management.

Molly is spear-heading the work to remove single-serve cups from Mill Valley: “Help Mill Valley launch a first-of-its-kind reusable lending-cup program to end single-use waste.

So – let’s get a link on here for her fund-raiser:

Her knowledge and experience with zero waste and the business of waste management is far deeper then we were able to get to; we just are scratching the surface with this episode.

Here are some reference links she passed my way:



 

Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 68 – Live With Grace

July’s episode is with a very special guest; Ashlyn Thomas.

Ashlyn was born with spina bifida “— a term that means “split spine” — is a condition that occurs when the brain, spinal cord, or the membranes that cover them (meninges) do not completely develop.”

However, what is most important about Ashlyn is her outlook on life and her gratitude for being alive.

In her presence, I feel a joyful abundance – a light that shines beyond the finite duality of this world.

I think… it is Grace. Something Ashly has in abundance.

I am very grateful for the opportunity she gave me for this episode. Enjoy!


Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 67 – Walkabout

In his own words, my dear friend Peter Nevins is an “Artist | Printmaker | Troubadour”.

There are two people I am aware of, whom I consider friends, that are living a truly creative life. Peter is one of them.

His work is amazing, in all it’s forms. He is a creative being to hang with…

You can see his work and learn more about him at: https://www.peternevins.com

And I hope you enjoy this episode… I highly recommend checking out his work; music, prints, lighting… and on and on.

 

Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 66 – The Flow

This episode was amazing. First off, Michelle is an amazing woman; and I am honored to be friends with her. The lady is fire!!

AND, i am grateful for her giving her time for this episode… truth be told; it isn’t her favorite – and she still greenlit it to go live. That’s the kind of champion she is.

So, I am going to follow-up with her link to her site: https://www.michellevenezianodo.net

And here bio, and I hope her knowledge helps you get your juices flowing!

Michelle Veneziano, DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), is a family physician, intuitive, and an adjunct clinical professor at Touro University in Northern California.

Her approach to osteopathic medicine is rooted in Cranial Osteopathy, a hands-on, evidence-based therapeutic practice that sources both western & eastern philosophies to support the body’s ability to heal itself.

She shares practices and insights for awakening the doctor that resides within each of us, for connecting with who we really are and for living in alignment with nature.

 

Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 65 – Racial Equity Transformation

This episode is a wonderful follow-up to last month’s episode. Below is from Deborah’s bio… and her sharing her time for this episode is a great gift. I hope you accept this gift with the grace with which it was given. If you’re interested in contacting her, she may be reached at deborshsmcknight@gmail.com.

Deborah McKnight has been centering race and racial equity for over 30 years. She believes in the power of strong and equitable instructional environments to change lives. Upon moving to the US Virgin Islands from her native New York and implementing the first special education model of its kind on the island of St. John she witnessed this firsthand. There she was voted “Best Teacher” by the community and the Virgin Islands Daily News because of her ability to positively impact the lives of her students.

Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

This work is both personal and professional for me. Race has been used to sort and classify students since Brown vs. Board of Education and when I was growing up in New York it was either college track or vocational track in high school. I often think back to my oldest brother, when the White guidance counselor insisted he be placed in the vocation track. He wouldn’t be the doctor he is today if my White mother allowed this for her brilliant Black son and insisted he be placed in the college readiness courses. Tracking has since given way to Gifted Education, AP Honors, and our current special education system which has resulted in racial segregation under the guise of ability and “disability.”

 

Live With Greg – Season 8 Episode 64 – “Be Good to Yourself”

It is good medicine; this season eight opener.

Toast is one of my brothers; blood in – blood out. And I learned from this meeting with him… so I am grateful for this going live.

Perhaps, you, too, will learn from our conversation…

If nothing else, as Toast says in his out-going message:

…be good to yourself.

What better wish is there for somebody?

(And if you want his excellent services in your world, he can be reached via this business: Tim Wright Building and Electrical Services.)

 

Live With Greg – Season 7 Episode 63 – Chickeebob

Bob Wertzberger – daaaammmnnnnn! There is nothing but a good vibe in my life from this gentleman!

Wertz introduced me to a lot of the music that first formed my appreciation for… Rock n Roll!

Van Halen, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, U.F.O.… all first heard with, and because of, Wertzberger! We liked it loud.

We even had a lunch hour radio show that we pre-recorded and broadcast in the HHS cafeteria. Not yet open to the nuance of genre — and plethora of possibility — it was a very one-sided presentation of the music listened to by the student body.

Wertz was one of my solid hang-outs, adventurers, buddies… and it was great to hang with him again, in the autumn of our years… and find that brotherhood is as solid today as it ever was.

I recommend listening to more of his music, under the names:
Bobnoxious: Soundcloud | Pandora
Chickeebob: BA Punk | Facebook | Hear Now

Live With Greg – Season 7 Episode 62 – Black Lives Matter

I appreciate this episode very much – with a close friend and guide; Marc Wendt.

I trust him absolutely with the potentially volatile topic we broached this episode – and I know he has a solid experience in dissecting and learning about his own place in a racist system. And he is devoted to being part of the healing and eradication of racism.

So… we ventured forth.

Part of my trust stems from the knowledge from experience that our faux pas aren’t game-stoppers; they’re to be learned from – part of the process of healing. Thus, I don’t need to avoid areas of challenge.

I hope you, also, appreciate this timely episode.

If interested, the course Marc refers to is, “heal thyself diversity intensive for people racialized as white”. More about it – and signing up can be found here: https://www.intersectionformankind.com/remember-institute-courses/healthyself

And if you are interested in hiring an amazing, and very dedicated life coach in your life – I highly recommend working with Marc. His site is at https://www.marcwendtcoaching.com/.