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The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment weโ€™ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

Iโ€™ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. Thereโ€™s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we canโ€™t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

Weโ€™ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.

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Things In The Dark

There are things out there in the dark that most of us ignore.

It doesnโ€™t have to be completely dark. It could be out there in the woods, the shadows between the trees.


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Iโ€™m not big on Bigfoot, although I donโ€™t dismiss that thereโ€™s something to all the stories.

Youโ€™ve seen a gorilla. Iโ€™ve seen a gorilla. But until recent history they were no more than a myth. Explorers would come back with stories from African jungles about ill-tempered hairy, giant beasts with incredible strength and they were dismissed by scientists as nonsense.

Legend has it that the first report of gorillas come from the Greek explorer Hanno in the fifth century.

Hanno traveled to the western coasts of Africa, Sierra Leone and the Gulf of Guinea, and reported an island filled with savage people covered in hair.

Andrew Batell, a British explorer, told tales of seeing โ€œmonsters covered with hair except for their face and hands that slept in trees and fed on fruit. According to him, they looked like giant hair covered men.

In 1847 Dr. Thomas Savage (Doc Savage?!) managed to obtain several gorilla bones including a skull in Liberia, and published the very first formal description of the great ape.

Paul du Chaillu became the first modern European to see a live gorilla during his expeditions to equatorial Africa.

And mountain gorillas were believed a myth until 1902.

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From Weird Carolinas:

Woollyboogers, Boojums, or Skunk Apes have been seen by scores of Carolinians. Including law enforcement officers, librarians, schoolteachers, and members of the clergy-by people, in other words, who usually tell the truth.

A guy from Mechanicsville, SC, named Cal is among the many people who have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of them in the Carolina swamps, back in the mid-1980s. As he told us, โ€œMe, my cousin, and my father were idling up the Great Pee Dee River in a small boat. I was shooting a .22 pistol at some things and while I was looking toward the left bank I saw something that did not look right, but could not tell what it was. Then all in a split second it stood up and dove into the river with his arms stretched out, just like a man would dive, and it never was seen again. We went over and looked for track on the hard muddy surface…when I first saw it, it was on its feet with its knees bent, kneeling down like it was doing something between his legs. As I said, โ€˜Look!โ€™ It was already going into the water. My father saw it as it was going in, but it all happened in about two seconds. I donโ€™t โ€˜thinkโ€™ I saw a Skunk Ape, I know I saw one.โ€

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Now, hereโ€™s the thing, I know Cal. I have spent time around him. I know him to be a good man and a good father. I know him to be very straight forward. I havenโ€™t seen him in years, we used to run in the same circles of geocachers. But thatโ€™s one account I cannot dismiss. And with that, I canโ€™t dismiss all the rest.

Yes, there are things out there in the dark. Things you may not want to see.

But theyโ€™re still there. And they see you.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.

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Six Months Later…

Iโ€™ve been posting here daily for six months. This anniversary passed a couple of days ago.

Today I reached my 100th follower.

Iโ€™m grateful.

But I do this as a sort of therapy and exercise in self control.

Now that Iโ€™ve grown more confident Iโ€™m trying my hand at a one man podcast. Itโ€™s something Iโ€™ve been interested in for awhile.

Hereโ€™s the thing though.

Even though Iโ€™m doing very short pieces as podcasts, itโ€™s hard. Just that little five minutes took me thirty to throw together, edit, and post.

And Iโ€™ve done longer podcasts with friends but I donโ€™t have that much experience.

I guess Iโ€™m trying to say thanks to all those folks who put together the podcasts I listen to.

I know some that do an hour or two alone.

Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys is famous for doing four hours and longer episodes. Iโ€™ve seen him post up a seven hour one.

Thatโ€™s insane.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.

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I Wonโ€™t Hide

I wonโ€™t hide.

Iโ€™ve recently dropped a lot of things. Facebook and Facebook messenger have been deleted from my phone. Iโ€™m tired of their censorship. They came for a lot of Conservatives very quickly. (Although, I am now seeing that theyโ€™re coming for the Left as well.)


Amazon Web Services shut Parler out. No a conservative website but one of free speech. Okay. They can do that I suppose. But I donโ€™t have to give them my money anymore. Amazon Prime/Video isnโ€™t welcome in our home.


I havenโ€™t considered myself a part of the Right for some time. Iโ€™ve been pushed to the middle but I donโ€™t consider myself a Libertarian.

I have considered myself a man “without a country” politically speaking for quite some time. Although I have voted conservative. Why? Because the Left keeps pushing more radical people into office.


Itโ€™s the first month of 2021. And I literally feel like a man without a country.

We are being destroyed from within.
D. C. is locked down with armed troops. Fences are installed around the Capitol building. Iโ€™ve visited there several times and what Iโ€™m seeing now is unrecognizable.


We are not America anymore. Not the United States.


This is Newmerica.


I have also being degooglefying my phone (new word?).

Gmail and Google Photos are still there. I have to figure out how to download all my photos. Gmail isnโ€™t a problem. I donโ€™t use email that much, so not that big a deal to me.

I just donโ€™t know where to go. I would rather have a phone that doesnโ€™t connect and be monitored by everyone.

Iโ€™m not a paranoid person but I know that things are being used against us in the guise of being helpful.

Yesterday I got in the car and looked at the gas gauge and said out loud, โ€œYep. I need gas.โ€ I hit the Apple Maps app on my phone and there were directions to the gas station I use all the time in town.

All I wanted to do was go get a haircut.

That is just strange, that is someone listening. Or some thing, rather.


Iโ€™ve been wanting to do a podcast for quite some time.

I did one episode of a podcast with one friend and seven or eight spiders with two other friends. It was a good time but didnโ€™t work at time wise so Iโ€™m going at it alone. If there are any of my friends reading or listening to this Iโ€™d be glad to have ya. Iโ€™d like to have a conversation with several of you.


Like I said, Iโ€™m not paranoid. I just…Iโ€™m living in a world where if Iโ€™m not with you Iโ€™m against you.

And thatโ€™s not how it is.

Iโ€™m with my family and friends. Iโ€™m gonna watch out for them. As a Christian I feel for everyoneโ€™s problems and plights. But, you canโ€™t save everybody.

Thatโ€™s just the way the world is.

Iโ€™m just trying to make it out here.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.

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So this is the podcast version of this over on Anchor. Itโ€™s free and I can put a little something out there while I get my bearings. Donโ€™t have high expectations going in and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Ramble

It has come to my attention that people say they “write”, but I wonder how many actually do. How many actually sit down and put pen to paper to immortalize thought and word? I’ve read that the process can develop a sharper memory, especially of what you’re writing. I’m thinking I’ll start carrying a small notebook with me all the time for that exact purpose. I don’t think I have any problems with my memory, maybe I do.

Maybe I forgot.

Also, my handwriting is awful and perhaps the act of physically writing will help that improve. It can’t hurt.

Maybe, if I slow down, it might even become legible. I’ve never really written slowly. I’ve always written to get something down and done. Always hurrying along to the next thing. It will be a test in patience. Something that is, on occasion, in short supply at the warehouse in my mind.

I’m still rolling some ideas around in my head for both blog and podcast.

I’m also reading my bible daily. At the moment the plan I’m reading is on anxiety. I’m not afflicted with major anxiety but I do know several who are. All of us suffer from it a bit. The passages and devotionals I’ve been reading help with the day in day out deal.

My major problem blog/podcast-wise is I don’t know exactly what I want it to be about.

There are SO MANY paranormal and weird podcasts out there. Some are fantastic. Some are not. And the internet is not slow to tell you if you suck. I do know I’m taking my time, because the digital populace will eat. you. alive.

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