This Freebie Friday was not planned, however after going to get a haircut this morning it turned into a drive through the "Wayback Machine" as it usually does when I hit the old neighborhood. Next thing I know the microphone is warmed up and we are off to the races. If you have an "old neighborhood" I think you'll understand that sometimes we don't know how much we need it until we are in it.
I opened the TBT vault and after digging around a bit plucked a conversation with my pal Dr. Oz from the deep recesses of the audio landfill that aired back in 2012 on WGN Radio in Chicago. But before that we have to first get through the incessant need I have to be the FBI (Face Book Investigator) when it comes to posting fake news and why I have gotten over the "Trump Speedbump." Another episode of "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis" is included in this episode along with music from the legendary David Stoddard http://davidstoddardmusic.com/
Two celebrities take their own lives and the headlines explode. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day and people do push-ups on Facebook to bring attention to the problem-which hasn't changed anything. So what might be some of the obvious lessons buried in the absurd and how can we make sense of that which seems senseless? It's all about "The Human Family" with music from the late, great Pete Huttlinger. www.petehuttlinger.com
Life is a series of "connect-a-dots" that eventually forms "The Path" of our lives if we pay attention. An impromptu dinner with an old football buddy and his son is the foundation of this episode of "Life 2.0" What is the cost for not being willing to change? Is life set up in such a way that each of us has a role to play? Can we let go of who we think we are, in order to become a greater version of ourselves? All that and much, much more as the search for higher ground continues including music from Mark Cleveland and "Earth Matters with Bill Kurtis."
The Dollar Store...that haven of predictable pricing turned into an unpredictable encounter at the check-out counter with reminders about patience, purpose and the power of a mother's love. This episode of Life 2.0 also is loaded with more of John's insights and outlooks on the human condition and you'll be hearing from legendary "Anchorman" Bill Kurtis as well.
Memorial Day has gone from a day of remembrance to a reason to sell everything from mattresses to tires and have a three day weekend. John sits down for a conversation with Greg Daniels who's son LCpl. Nickolas Daniels was KIA in Afghanistan. In the wrap up, John is adamant that video "war games" based on real life battles that cost thousands of American lives, is perhaps the most disrepectful piece of the gaming industry that rakes in billions of dollars off the backs of those who gave the ultimate sacrfice for freedom. This is a special "All Access" free episode in memory of those who did not return home.
After 18 months away from the microphone and adrift in the sea of life, John has some catching up to do when it comes to clearing out his medulla oblongata. This return episode of "Life 2.0" is a game of mental pin-ball and a stream of consiciouness on everything and anything that is pulled from the file drawer marked "Brain Drain." Hold on to your lug-nuts...it's time for an overhaul..!