Take Responsibility For What You Do (Podcast)

If you’ve been assigned a job or a position, take responsibility for what you do.  Form your plans, put them into action, and stand by your decisions no matter what the consequences.  Don’t shirk responsibility, don’t pass the buck, and don’t look to create excuses if things don’t go as planned.  Our society is filled with buck-passers, dirtbags, and weasels who are always looking to affix blame for things on anyone but themselves.  We discuss details, using a conversation between President Lincoln and General U.S. Grant as a guide.

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Plato’s Five Components Of Happiness (Podcast)

In this podcast I answer an email from a reader. He enjoyed a great job as a bartender before the Covid crisis hit, and now has to go back to work with greatly reduced hours and uncertain prospects.  He isn’t sure whether to go back, or to try something new.  We discuss.  We also talk about Plato’s five components of happiness, and how they relate to his situation.

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The World Provides Our Necessities (Podcast)

The world is a provider of necessities.  Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, things have a way of turning around if you keep fighting and stay in the game.  The only way to lose is to be a quitter.  Have faith in the world’s fructifying ability to provide for our needs.

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The Ring Of Thoth: A Tale Of The Supernatural By Arthur Conan Doyle (Podcast)

This podcast is a reading of A. Conan Doyle’s tale of the supernatural, “The Ring Of Thoth.”  First published in 1890, it recounts the horrific consequences of an ancient Egyptian priest’s discovery of the secret to eternal life.

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You Have To Make The Call (Podcast)

When you are leading, you have to make the big decisions.  You have to make the call, not sit back, judge the prevailing winds, and cover your ass.  If you are unwilling to put yourself on the line, you are a worthless leader and have no business being there.  In this podcast, we discuss:

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The Door In The Wall (Podcast Reading Of A Story By H.G. Wells)

This podcast is a reading of H.G. Wells’s short story “The Door In The Wall.” Published in 1911, it is considered one of his finest short pieces. It describes a young boy’s discovery of a secret door that led to an enchanted land, and the effect that this secret revelation had on the rest of his life.

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The Brazilian Cat. A Tale Of Terror By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Podcast)

This podcast is a reading of A. Conan Doyle’s terrifying tale “The Brazilian Cat.”  First published in 1898, the story describes the ordeal of a young heir to a fortune who is deliberately locked in a cage with a ferocious jungle cat by a sinister relative determined to murder him.

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