“Should I Forgive An Abusive Father, And Re-Establish Contact With Him?” (Podcast)

This is probably the most serious question I’ve ever received from a reader.  A very heart-felt email from a man who is faced with an extremely difficult situation: he has been contacted by a dying father who abandoned and abused him as a child, and who now wants to have contact with him.  He is unsure whether he should re-establish contact.  We offer some suggestions on how to arrive at a decision.

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“How Should I Be Planning For My Future?” (Podcast)

A young man of 24 years has a lot of questions running through his head. He doesn’t know what he should be focusing on right now, and is not sure he should focus on business growth, travel, or family issues. Young men by nature are idealistic and vigorous, and sometimes need guidance to point them in the right direction.  We offer some suggestions.

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Who Were The Fifteen Greatest Commanders In History? (Podcast)

In this podcast we have a bit of fun suggesting who may be the fifteen greatest military commanders in history.  It is, of course, a highly subjective exercise, and I need not be told how rash the proposal is.  Nevertheless, we persist.  I based the selections on a specific criteria, and this method is discussed in the podcast.  The full list is shown below.  My hope is that this exercise will generate some animated discussion.

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Moonlight Baboon Podcast: Courage And Recklessness. And Some Tweet Readings.

In this podcast, we discuss a reader’s email asking about the differences between courage and recklessness. What are the parameters? And how do we know when we have gone too far?
We then close with more G Manifesto tweet readings.

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Jack London Learns To Surf In Hawaii (Podcast)

In 1906 Jack London visited Hawaii as part of his epic journey across the Pacific. There he encountered surfers for the first time, and learned the sport. His observations and impressions were recorded in a chapter of his book The Cruise of the Snark, and remain fascinating to this day. We read passages from this chapter, and discuss.

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