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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author

I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author


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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author






The Daily Mess Hurt Then Ache

I must be getting old. I don't get disappointed with myself for wanting to get an additional thirty minutes of sleep. Yet I'm not having dinner at 4:30 in the afternoon. Nor am I burping and farting in public and acting like it didn't happen. We do say things that older people get away with. It's some unknown rule that states the elders say bad stuff and it's easily written off out of respect. Mom and Dad always talked about their legs, back and arms hurting. What they never spoke about was...


Frankie Grande When Worlds Collide On Nickelodeon

Frankie Grande is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2005 where he triple-majored in biology, theater and dance. Frankie. He has performed on Broadway as Franz in the musical Rock of Ages (2014-2015) and in Mamma Mia!(2007-2010) and has played roles Off-Broadway, in regional theatre productions and on tour. Grande has produced Broadway shows and both produced and appeared in cabaret acts, including...


Play It Forward Episode 436 With Libianca From NBC's The Voice

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 436 with Libianca From NBC’s The Voice. Libianca was born in the U.S., but at four years old she moved to her parents’ homeland of Cameroon with her mother and brother, while her father stayed behind to work. In West Africa, they lived humbly without electronics, but were surrounded by music and family. At nine, Libianca was sent off to an all-girls boarding school where she threw herself into music...


Stream Thinking Habit Versus Ritual

Habit versus ritual. Are they the same? A ritual is something done to prepare for action. While a habit is something done repeatedly for the purpose of performing the action itself. Preparing for action taking on the purpose of performing the action. The words prepare and perform are huge in my life. I don't perform until I've prepared. Away from broadcasting it's no so different. Every Sunday I prepare for my spiritual studies by clearing the way to be present. The performance is based on...


Crispin Boyer Releases The Book Escape From The Underworld

A dark land filled with shadows and strange noises. A multiheaded beast standing guard. A new, sly ruler with a few tricks in store. A lack of Mutt Nuggets to fill Ares the pug’s belly…The Olympians of Mount Olympus Pet Center have never faced a challenge quite like this. With Zeus the Mighty trapped in his palace by an all-seeing guard dog named Cerberus, it’s up to his gaggle of gods and goddesses to figure out how to rescue him. Once the Oracle speaks, the critters know they must venture...


Pod Crashing Episode 153 Erin Washington From Squats And Margaritas Book And Podcast

Pod Crashing Episode 153 With Erin Washington From The Podcast Squats And Margaritas. To Erin Washington, soccer was everything. As a high school stand-out who had played since she was four years old, soccer became the prime focus of her obsessive-natured personality. After her Division 1 collegiate career went awry, she decided to move in a different direction. Losing her identity, she spent the next twenty years battling body image and hiding a dangerous secret. Erin reveals how after...


Drummer George Pendergast From Dishwalla

Award-winning alternative rock band Dishwalla releases its new EP Alive via Pavement Entertainment. Alive covers what people have experienced collectively in the last few years and touches on themes of life, love, and loss. The 3-track EP is Dishwalla’s first release in five years and comes after its Juniper Road album (2017).


Ali Larter From The Movie The Last Victim

The Last Victim, stars Prime Time Emmy Award® Winner Ron Perlman (Hellboy franchise, Beauty and the Beast), Ali Larter (Legally Blonde, Resident Evil franchise, Final Destination franchise), and Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight, The Witch, Chernobyl). Naveen A. Chathapuram's directorial debut is a stylish, white-knuckle neo-western set in rural americana, based on a story by Chathapuram and Doc Justin, and written by Ashley James Louis. The Last Victim follows a group of modern-day outlaws...


The Daily Mess Daily Choice

May 20, 2022 I’m sure. Not a good place. Those moments when you still take a leap. Our heart might fear but instinct says to do it anyway. A coworker asked about my upbeat attitude. I honestly replied, “Is that what you really see?” What they weren’t experiencing was the horrid pain from a torn Achilles tendon. How was this guy with extremely long hair still up beat in ways that helped others find their own happiness through laughter? Living the Black Belt Path. Winning is a choice. Sure, I...


Gary Lennon From The Documentary Castro's Spies

Castro's Spies tells the largely unknown story of an unofficial Cuban civil war fought for decades across the Florida Straits. This Irish documentary is a fascinating narrative of intrigue, intelligence and espionage, told in first-hand testimony from those that lived this remarkable story; from the spies and their wives, to the groups they infiltrated in the U.S. and the law enforcement agencies that would eventually dismantle their spy cell. The film features real FBI surveillance footage...


Play It Forward Episode 435 With Karen Gray Houston Daughter Of The Boycott

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 435 with author Karen Gray Houston The book is the reflection of Thomas Gray’s daughter, Karen Gray Houston, on how her father and uncle’s selfless actions helped change the nation’s racial climate and opened doors for her and countless other African Americans. Her father and uncle, Fred Gray, were leaders in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, arrested for their activism. Fred was a young...


De Frag Episode Eighteen Hidden Speak

Learning how to control your emotions requires the heart to master the path with a term I call Hidden Speak. I don't like taking what seems to be a bad day into other circles of people. Rather on relying on dumping my weight onto others, the daily discipline is to utilize the strength of Hidden Speak. Learning how to turn negative darkness into a positive approach. On this episode Zoe accuses me of being fake.


Ryan Jay Reviews Downton Abbey, Men, Chip And Dale And The Valet

Ryan Jay is on the loose! This week he reviews Downton Abbey calling it light fluffy and funny. Men is a completely different film that is mind bending, and disturbing. He loves the film now in theaters. On streaming is Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers on Disney+. Ryan says its a perfect film for all ages calling it brilliantly blended. And then Hulu presents The Valet. The absolute perfect Rom Com.


The Daily Mess Seeds Of Music

May 19, 2022 The Battle Hymn of the Republic is playing inside my head. I’m not sure why. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. I stop in moments like this. Memories of September 11, 2001. It’s well documented in my daily writing. While doing so, I was humming Amazing Grace. In the moments after writing the planes hit the towers. When music enters your head and heart look up the lyrics. Get into what...


Play It Forward Episode 434 With Marty Krofft Experiencing Krofft Kon

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 434 with Marty Krofft from Sid and Marty Krofft. Krofft Kon is the FIRST ever con dedicated to the talents of Sid & Marty Krofft. Sid and Marty Krofft will both be attending the amazing day! This will be a 70s kids dream! The historic Orinda Theatre in Orinda, California will be transformed into "Living Island". Also, come meet your favorite stars that you watched each Saturday morning while...


Nobility And Humility

Here we are! Right here! But where is here? Planting your thoughts is a daily exercise that requires less nobility and more humility. I recently read a story about how American's refuse to let the high prices of food and fuel to get in the way of how they're living. People aren't stopping! American nobility is shouting out, "How dare you do this to me!" Humility is humbleness. A can of Ravioli versus Chic Fil A. Buying at Goodwill or Nordstrom. When the Achilles tendon of this nation breaks...


Conceited and DJ Diamond Cuts From Yo MTV Raps On Paramount+

The reimagined global iteration will include hosted segments, live performances, cyphers, lifestyle content, and serve as a comprehensive deep dive into the current state of hip-hop. After its debut 33 years ago on August 6, 1988, YO! MTV RAPS became the premiere destination for all things hip-hop. The advent of the series coincided with the rise in hip-hop and was crucial to the growth in popularity of rap music worldwide, creating a global passion for the genre and greater hip hop...


The Daily Mess The Numbers

May 18, 2022 I’ve been to the professionals! There’s a real injury. Fixing it is going to be the greater challenge. You can’t ignore your Achilles tendon. My average day is 13 to 15,000 steps. The app claims I’ve walked 2,864,037 steps. That’s 1,350 miles. It seems so small! Like my daily writing. 28 years sounds like longtime until you physically see the number of books that’ve been used. Not as many as you’d think. Has our view of larger than life changed? Look at what we do on social...


American Journalist In Ukraine Joe Lindsley Episode Three

These moments in Ukraine have proven to be some of the darkest experiences in human history. Through the clouds overtaken by billowing smoke from a nation under attack there are real stories about the people and why they remain unforgettably strong. Joe Lindsley is the American Journalist in Ukraine.


Junk Mail

Junk mail! Has anybody purchased an item because it was featured in junk mail? Digital junk mail is no different. How do they convince advertisers that their Email blast is going to bring them business success? Block! Unsubscribe! How about these job websites? Monster and Indeed are hosts for smart phone viruses. They bait you with a job that sounds fantastic then it's not there when you double click. The phone rings with someone asking about furthering your education. Junk mail! My mailbox...