Stories by Ordinary People, podcasts by anyone from everywhere about everything as of May 29, 2020
You are invited to contribute to the podcast series “Let’s Talk”, a platform to share ideas and thoughts on a subject of your choice.
Serving ice cream at 15, working in a bank at 18, and being a senior municipal clerk at 25 was just the beginning of a long career that ended with being the business manager for UBC Mining Engineering.
Chris wanted to try out software that could be used to do an interview so he chose to do one about the 30+ years I spent in the workforce. It starts out a little rocky with me
being a mom and telling him how it should be done. Once Christopher asks the question, “What was the single biggest impact you saw in all the places you worked through the years?”, we got our groove.
Lets talk about the political system and how it could be changed for the better. Along the way, let’s talk about why you vote for a particular party or don’t vote at all.
All of us have known fear. It comes in many shapes and
forms. Giving a speech, a new job, a first date, a first child,
descending a steep cliff engenders fear in most people.
But, sheer terror? That’s different. Have you ever been flat out terrified? If so, you know that it’s right at the top of experiences never to be forgotten. It gets written into your bones.
Chris talks about ordinary people who are heroes:
We all have voices in our head that chatter away
about every aspect of our life from the mundane
to our core beliefs.
We all do it. We all have these conversations in our head; thoughts that are like a hamster on a wheel repeating the same thing over and over again. We have arguments with ourselves and a whole range of other conversations that on any given day range from the mundane to complex issues to recalling unhappy events on our life. The range is endless. These people, for lack of a better word, can point fingers with a nail on the end or, if we've done something really well, then it's, 'look at me; I'm great’.
Add the emotional component of thoughts and you have a really complex subject, but one worth exploring. Years ago I got in the habit of thinking about what I think which has proved to be a really good tool. Because if you're paying attention, then when those dark thoughts pop into your head from nowhere you can shove it out the door very quickly.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. But I do have to laugh because speaking about thinking I didn't think it through. It seemed easy enough. We tell stories all the time across the dinner table, on the bus or bumping into somebody in the store. Try the same thing talking into your phone by yourself out loud and it's an entirely different thing; as I found out to my dismay.
However, a lot of work went into Stories by Ordinary People so I am going to keep it and perhaps there will be some podcaster wannabes that will submit a story or add to the Let's Talk series. In the meantime, I will use the platform to share my own stories and thoughts.
|Me, Myself and I|
|Traveling with Ian|
|The Impact of People at Work|
|Should Voting be Mandatory?|
|Fear and Approval|
|50 Years in 15 Minutes|
|Who's at the Table?|
|Chit-Chat and Catch-up|
|An Aborted Adventure|
|Just 10 Seconds|
|Chainsaw Carver to Softwear Developer|
|A Nerf Ball & Red Ants in Thailand NEW!|
|Banaue Rice Terraces|
|Mistaken for a Murderer|
|China...Spy in Sanya|
|Travel Journal Memories|
|Tourist or Traveller?|
|Hero to Zero in 90 Minutes|
|I Found a Hero|
|Kenya Bus Trip|