This was an episode a year in the making, so I really hope everyone enjoys it. The basics goes like this, I am a creative thinker. I let my emotions drive me and they really control my decisions. On the other hand, Elliott is a critical thinker, he lets facts and reasons control his. We realize we both think the opposite sometimes, but it’s very interesting when we talk about it!
I’m just squeaking this episode in on time, I almost forgot! I’m deep into a book right now and can’t seem to put it down, trying to work my way through the reader’s challenge. But that’s not what this weeks topic is! This week we talk about the state of education in America, specifically the importance of the middle school years.
I was addicted to Facebook. As a matter of fact, I was so addicted at one point, I spent at least 15 minutes of every waking hour either playing a Facebook game (CastleVille mainly), chatting, or just going over posts. That was a luxury I could take while I was finishing up my bachelors degree and already online the majority of the day, but it still left me very little time to write or do anything else. It wasn’t until I distanced myself from Facebook that I realized exactly what it was doing to me.
Even if you don’t feel addicted to social networking, read on. You might discover that these tips can even help you become more productive throughout the day!
A few weeks ago Elliott and I went to a local literary convention here in the Bay Area called FOGCon, which stands for Friends of Genre Convention. Basically it’s a very small (mostly) Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention that takes place in the basement of a hotel. Okay, the basement happens to be a pretty nice conference center with a lot of different breakout rooms, but it sounds better if I just say basement!
You may have guessed what our topic is today from the title, we will be talking about 50 Shades of Grey, both the book and recent movie. The best part is we are joined by Autumn Lokerson from ServingMaster.com, who also shares a lot of information about a real healthy BDSM lifestyle, as well as how 50 Shades of Grey is NOT healthy, nor is it really BDSM. Because we do delve into topics very much sexual in nature, listener discretion advised.
My mother grew up in a less than fortunate environment, she came from a poor family and was a middle child. As a result, she was somewhat neglected. She didn’t have very many opportunities to go to school and never became educated, she has a tremendous amount of life experience, but is academically inferior. She doesn’t have a college degree, I don’t think she even has a high school diploma. But she still tried to be a tiger mom.