Seriously that’s the big reason right there. I got everything together for the podcast and got my first couple of interviews recorded. But the editing is when I ran into issues that I had no familiarity with. My wonderful wife asked if she could help. I was leery. Not because I didn’t think she could do it but because I didn’t want to rope her into something that I viewed as a long term project and that I wanted to do regularly. I didn’t think it would be fair of me to ask for help and then expect her to just always edit every episode. I had done the work of setting up and planning to do this I’d told her what I was doing but I was clear that she didn’t have to participate.
But when I ran into trouble, she was right there knowing what she was signing up for and willing to come along side me an join the podcast as sound engineer.
This week’s episode two of my favorite people agreed to be on the podcast. I’ve known Lea for years and Theo has been a delightful addition to my life as her partner.
Lea and Theo have been involved with the pagan Community in the pacific northwest for over thirty years. Lea has been a volunteer and event organizer for many wiccan and science fiction conventions. Theo has been a Wiccan priest for many years. Together they help me dispel some of the various myths that are wrong about what it means to be pagan.
Here is the link to The Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Wicca that is mentioned in the episode: atcwicca.org
This is more of a meta episode rather than a direct conversation about being wrong. One of the advantages of being friends with someone for 20 years is the ability to impose on that friendship on occasion. Wendy is on her third career as a nontraditional student at Adler University. She is currently working on her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I decided to pick her brain on about what happens inside the mind when someone is wrong.
We discuss what the brain is and why it’s so hard for people to accept being wrong. Where that resistance comes from.
Evidently there are psychological and social reason we are so against being wrong! Who knew!
Also I realized I was pretty bad about explaining some of the terms referenced in this episode so here is list of most of them I think
Prepper p.s. I’m much less a survivalist and much more a lets not die while camping please kind of prepper. Also I know where my flashlight is in case of power outage.
Psychoanalysis – see Freud
Dream interpretation – same as above
Wendy throws these three dudes out there pretty quick; Erik Erickson, Jean Piaget, LS Vygotsky. All of them are big muckty mucks in the field of psychology with different takes on how our minds work. Wikipedia is your friend.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs There is a load of info out there on this and frankly understanding it can free you up to understanding somethings about the why of why you do some things. Its handy to have in your brain as a reference.
Brenè Brown ok this chick is worth some time exploring her therories. Just be warned I think she’s wordy and I’m kinda wordy myself
Host: Erin Furian
Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian
Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian
Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library
With Special appearance by Nevil Shortbottom, Pug extraordinaire
When my son stated he would be joining the theater program at school I steeled myself for bad renditions of a Charlie Brown Christmas or Romeo and Juliet . What I found was well run show with actors intent on providing the best performance they could, professional choreography, sound and lights happening right on que and at the heart of it all, Margaret Gorman.
The Evergreen High School Theater director is the vibrant beating heart of this program. Her passion for the students a key factor in sharing her years of knowledge and skill with them to inspire them to achieve some truly incredible work.
Margaret graduated from Hudson’s Bat High School in 1999 then proceeded to get a BA in French literature from Whitman College in 2004. She did her Theater post-bac work at Portland State University through 2009 and received her MAT with endorsements in theater and French through Willamette University in 2011
She’s taught at North Salem High School, Hazelbrook Middle School, Tualatin High School, and The Ballroom Dance Company. She started teaching at Evergreen High School in 2015, with additional training through:
The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2017 and the Broadway Teachers Workshop, New York City in 2018
Here is a list of the plays she’s directed:
The Wizard of Oz
Romeo & Juliet
A collection of fractured fairy tales
Annie (two different productions)
Beauty and the Beast
The Three Musketeers
Pride & Prejudice
Guys & Dolls
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wendy & Peter Pan
Margaret is a vibrant dynamo of a person who is force for good in the lives of the students she teaches.
Her Pug, Nevill Shortbottom, heard in this episode as the snore at about the midpoint, is also a student favorite and recently played Sandy in the EHS production of Annie.
Dont forget to check out the latest effort of the EHS Theater department