I am happy to let you know that there is new episode of This Podcast Will Change Your Life and it stars the Matt Fitzpatrick.
Really excited to lead a Personal Branding & Storytelling Workshop for Content Academy from 10-3 on November 3rd. It costs $199 and you can learn way more about all of that here. You can also get some description below. And you can definitely give me a shout if you have any questions about any of it.
"Are you a small business owner, career-changer, creative strategist or writer looking to craft a personal narrative and tell your story in a way that engages the public? Then please join us for this hands-on workshop where you will learn how to manage your message, build your brand through storytelling and create a framework for executing a social strategy."
As the universe inexplicably continues to chug along despite, or is it inspite, of the current state of the world, I'm really honored to support efforts to bring Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties by former Governor of Vermont (and so much more) Madeleine Kunin out into the wider world. To quote the publisher:
"Many readers are already familiar with Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her newest book, a memoir entitled Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, the topic is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. And she has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more.
"As recently reported in the New York Times, a girl born today can expect to live to the age of ninety, on average (boys, on the other hand, can expect to live until age eighty-five). Life expectancy, for many, is increasing, yet people rarely contemplate the emotional changes that come alongside the physical changes of aging. Madeleine wants to change that. Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties takes a close and incisive look at what it is like to grow old. The book is a memoir, yet most important of all, it is an honest and positive look at aging and how it has affected her life."
I couldn't agree more. Further, I don't think this book could be more timely.
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or are interested in reviewing the book, interviewing the author, writing think pieces or generally engaging in the hype we're looking to generate for this most timely of books. For much more on all things Coming of Age please do go here.
And if you Chinese Gucci Pre-Sale an angel will get their wings. Which is nice.
I am happy to let you know that there is new episode of This Podcast Will Change Your Life and it stars the Christine Marie Eberle.
Most excited to be involved with Crosshairs by Matt Fitzpatrick as it comes out into the world and most happy to share this interview with John Sapochetti at Boston Herald Radio.
In the first of what we hope will be a series of interviews with the Resistance, Greg Olear of Dirty Rubles fame does indeed talk Trump/Russia with AG of the quite excellent Mueller, She Wrote podcast at the quite excellent Blue Drop Society. Excerpt? Word.
What was the impetus behind MSW? Tell us the origin story.
When I started to see the early parallels between Watergate and the Mueller investigation, I realized the historical significance of this probe, and honestly, I wanted to be part of documenting it. The catalyst was the indictment of Manafort and Gates. I realized that day that I wanted to cover this story, so I went out and bought microphones and asked Jaleesa and Jordan if they wanted to be part of it, and we recorded that weekend.
I like to imagine that you guys all live in the same cool residential housing complex, like Melrose Place, but with Special Counsels. Muellerose Place, let’s call it. [insert groaning noise]
But seriously, I don’t want to ask anything too personal and blow your cover, but did you know them before? Was it like you have a big circle of friends and you three were the only ones following the investigation?
Well, I needed help and I wanted to have a diverse panel. I knew there would be questions about my reporting, and I wanted people younger than me that would ask them. I also knew them from the comedy scene and saw in Jaleesa and Jordan two extraordinarily funny women. Finally, I wanted an all-female panel because I think women experience justice differently from men. We all agree justice is blind and fair, but I think women have an empathy for justice that’s just more compassionate.
At what point were you personally convinced that Trump had colluded (for wont of a better, more legally-accurate word) with the Russians?
It was before the election. The New York Times had written an article with a very misleading headline, but in paragraph six they indicated there was Russian interference with a penchant for helping Trump. That’s when I began paying attention. The IC report is what convinced me beyond a reasonable doubt.
I know what it's like to listen to The Wall on repeat. I did that for a long stretch of 1983 when I spent the winter of my Freshman year in the hospital with a broken leg. I don't know however, what it's like to fly half-way across the country to see the Another Brick in The Wall Opera. Fortunately, Jennifer Parker knows exactly what that's like and she was kind enough to write about it in her terrific piece "Another Brick in The Wall Opera" at At Large magazine. Please do check it out, and if you're so inclined, do enjoy some excerpt below as well.
"Once again, it is muggy AF in NYC. Though Labor Day Weekend has passed, the official end of summer isn’t until the Fall Equinox. The holiday weekend brings a sense of finality. I believe no summer should end without a romantic story. I rediscovered an old friend. Wait a hot minute before you make any assumptions because this friend shapeshifted its way through my life, sometimes welcome, sometimes not, but was always there to make me think and note by note, measure by measure, baritone, soprano and chorus this time I witnessed The Wall reimagined as an opera. It’s a complicated relationship that I have with Pink Floyd in general, The Wall specifically because it both gets me and gets to me like no person ever has. I guess that’s my idea of romance."
Shannon Downey is badass. She is all about Craftivism. And she's going global.
"My name is Shannon Downey but most folks know me as Badass Cross Stitch. I am an artist, craftivist, community builder, and general instigator. I blend my politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance to boot!
This is my most ambitious project to date. A massive global craftivism project meant to capture and share the stories of as many women, female-identified, and gender non-binary humans as possible - told by the person who knows your story best – YOU."