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  • 00:46

    Message Clarity in 30 Seconds

    in Business

    Your 30 second commercial can mean the difference between growing your client base and struggling to do so. Teresa Maron joins us to talk about the 3 things you should communicate when meeting a potential client in person, on your business card, or your website.


    Teresa used her background and experience to become an independent writer/producer for Kultur International Films over 20 years ago. She was one of the first “best sellers” on Amazon, and has seen the art of content marketing explode.


    Her content has been featured on Dancing with the Stars, is currently “Best Sellers” and “Picks of the Week” on Amazon.com. Her expertise is offered by retailers like Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, is considered curriculum standard in colleges nationwide and in all of the US Public Libraries.


    Today's show is sponsored by Audible.com and Expert Insights. Audible.com is a leading provider of spoken audio entertainment and information. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want. Get a free book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial ataudibletrial.com/businessgrowth.


    Expert Insights brings you expertise of business gurus from around the world. Direct excerpts of this show's episodes. Available on Amazon.com.

  • 01:06

    MASONRY IN THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL SENSE

    in Lifestyle

    Does any organization bear its soul for the world?  It does if it's Freemasonry. We are a pious bunch. "Piety" doesn't wear well anymore.  We watch politicians jump ship, knowing the idealists have already jumped ahead of them. We barely tolerate  manipulation of power, hubris and greed.  We give men the resources to be free thinkers and present them with opportunity to rise above the clamour to find the bigger man


    Forever we've recreated the external world in masonic values. We never stopped doing that; always hopeful using insight and reason to release potential.  We've waited, generation after generation; stiff jawed protectors of 'the way" combating the bunk, junk and lizards.


    Before the villagers rally and hunt us down here at Masonic Home Companion we really must talk. Are you noticing the glimmer of light too?     


    Each discovery, discussion and insight prepares the canvas on which we portray our lives. Today, when we build the cathedral, with pencil, protractor  and ruler nearby, we work not in two dimension but three and even computer assisted. The WWW isn't not a new tool but it is renewed every time we use it. It brings the greatest libraries of the world to us.   When we didn't have access, we went about our business perhaps less informed. But today we live a stones throw from the Tate Modern the  Louve and the Hermitage and visit all in an afternoon. It is a testiment to the Craft to flow so much material to our students and reseachers. The geni is out of the bottle. Limits of imagination do not exist. The zeitgeist is about the fluid exchange of ideas.  This exposes little of the practice of freemasonry which remains as shared experiences by small groups of men,  a process of the intellect- achievement of awareness.

  • 00:21

    GRAAD with DeShonda Coleman

    in Entrepreneur

    DeShonda Coleman, a native of Winn Parish in Louisiana, has been a coach, math specialist/trainer, educational program manager trainer, high school assistant principal, math tutor, and teacher since 1998. She earned a B.S. degree in Education from Grambling State University and a M.Ed. plus 30 additional graduate credits from Northwestern State University. DeShonda is a Louisiana Certified Adult Educator, Educational Leader, and Teacher in Mathematics and Health & Physical Education.
    DeShonda served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Rally Association for three years. She also served as a Program Manager of grades K–12 for Louisiana State University Continuing Education for seven years.  For more than ten years, she has been mentoring student-athletes to ensure they are in compliance with high school graduation requirements, Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) eligibility, as well as NCAA eligibility. DeShonda is passionate about working with high school students and student-athletes to help them find both their best fit in post-secondary education and develop a successful career path. She is the Founder/CEO of Getting Ready for Advanced Academic Destinations, Inc. (GRAAD). GRAAD is a non-profit organization that proactively collaborates with elementary and secondary students, student-athletes, parents, schools, and organizations to provide integrated academic support, foster personal development, and enhance educational.


    She currently serves as a math specialist/instructor for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Adult Education Program as well as a trainer/observation specialist of the school systems’ alternative teacher certification programs. She is also the board secretary of the Friends of Louisiana Connections Academy, which originated one of the first virtual K–12 charter schools in Louisiana.

  • 00:45

    HOW A 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN ENHANCES STUDENT LEARNING

    in Education

    T.H.E. JOURNAL INNOVATOR OF THE MONTH


     HOW A 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN ENHANCES STUDENT LEARNING


    Mazeltov to Susan Gauthier  of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Joining her will be the editor of THE Journal , Chris Piehler.


     

  • 00:44

    Call-In and Share Poems written during the 30 Days of Poetry Challenge (21-30)

    in Poetry

    Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. It’s official — NaPoWriMo 2015 has come and gone. The DC Poetry Project's 30 days of Poetry Challenge helped members and others jump-start the writing process, as well as provide resources and ideas to take forward into the rest of the year. We also hope that this challenge encouraged poets to work outside of their comfort zones and try new approaches to writing poetry.


    You can find the prompts at http://www.meetup.com/DC-Poetry-Project/events/222285902/

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys

  • 00:45

    Human Historic World VS. Bible Revelation World

    in Religion

    1)  We must know the difference between the provincial historic world, from the biblical fictional province. World history is about people of the past, and a record of literal or in other words, parochial; which defines to be something supported by or located in a parish, restricted to a narrow scope in provincial. Alex Haley saga of Roots, is not about ghost or fictional imagination but about actual things. Now if you believe in the things Alex Haley writes about, you can locate them somehow.    The study of history will give you the tools to examine not only the lives of others, but also your own life..... There is history for how human beings were first born, E. g, the place of birth name is Bit Shimti, Africa House where the wind of life is breathed in, a laboratory.   2)  The bible in contrast, is based on revelation has no place of birth for people, like real African shows. The bible characters are spirits, never have been located by anyone. The bible makes its claim on its foundational reliance all inscrutable, and the bible compels and forced compliance to accept allegorical and fictional ideas.   

  • 02:05

    Past Life Regression Therapy: White Woman Recalls Past Life As A Black Male Slave

    in Women

     


    Our bodies are living libraries that store the cellular memories of every person in our ancestry and all traumatic experiences they have endured.  But we have more than just the memories of our direct ancestors. As some argue over whether reincarnation is possible, there are those who have moved far beyond argument and are enjoying the experience of recalling past lives, and learning lessons from those lifetimes of being other people in other places. Our souls store the memories of ever life we have ever lived in every body we have ever inhabited. These memories can be accessed through hypnosis in a process known as Past Life Regression. Past life regression therapy is rapidly becoming a factor in helping people who suffer from unexplained phobias, physical pains, or chronic depression to discover unresolved issues in a previous life as the cause of a current problem. After the past life memory is recalled, the present life condition generally disappears. The discovery that a soul experiences multiple lifetimes as different people challenges many religious teachings about the finality of death.  Carol McGlinchey, past life regression therapist, shares her amazing story today. Currently an American white woman, she recalls her past life as a black male slave in the antebellum south, and what she learned from that life experience. What if you discovered that you used to be every single race and ethnic group on earth at one time or another and also had previous lives as the opposite sex? How would it affect your views on race, nationality, religion, and the opposite sex? This is a show that may change your view of reality forever.


     

  • 02:15

    O YE DRYBONES: THE BACON REBELLION / the invention of white race

    in Current Events

     Bacon’s Rebellion of 1676, the largest and most consequential slave revolt in the history of the continent. At first a small opposition movement within the Anglo-American ruling class, over profit-making opportunities in Virginia, the revolt became hurriedly a mass rebellion of bond-laborers, their sights set on the chief garrison and magazine at West Point.


    Nathaniel Bacon was a member of the colony council and a militant opponent of Virginia land policy. He had prepared the revolt a few years earlier by organizing an armed mutiny of angry taxpayers at Lawnes Creek Parish, and, in November of 1676, proclaimed freedom to all bond-laborers, in anticipation they would join his cause against the big tobacco bourgeoisie. He was right. Thousands of bond-laborers – six thousand European Americans and two thousand African Americans – took up arms against the numerically tiny Anglo-American slave-owning planter class. Seizing the day, dramatically, they drove Governor Berkeley back to England, hat in hand, and shut down all tobacco production for fourteen straight months.The slave rebellion introduced a near terminal crisis in the young British imperial system, and, for the Anglo-American slave owners and planters, the frightening prospect of losing forever the entire Chesapeake, home to some of the richest tidewater land on the planet, which they had been exploiting massively and ceaselessly for the previous sixty years, through a system of bond-labor servitude known as chattel slavery.The rebel leaders weren’t having it, and, according to Grantham himself in the official report he penned weeks later, recommended “cutting me in peeces.” Grantham described the rebel leaders as “foure hundred English and Negroes in Armes.” This is no small point, as the historical record of Virginia verifies.

  • 01:00

    The National Poetry Month 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge (Prompts (11-20)

    in Poetry

    Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. It’s official — NaPoWriMo 2015 has come and gone. The DC Poetry Project's 30 days of Poetry Challenge helped members and others jump-start the writing process, as well as provide resources and ideas to take forward into the rest of the year. We also hope that this challenge encouraged poets to work outside of their comfort zones and try new approaches to writing poetry.


    You can find the prompts at http://www.meetup.com/DC-Poetry-Project/events/222285902/

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys