Steven Brust

Episode 18: Lying for a living With Steven Brust

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreDon’t for get to subscribe!  Find all our episodes at www.wrongbefore.com The I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast Episode 18: Lying for a Living Guest: Steven Brust Sponsored by: Blubrry Podcasting – Launch your Podcast the Blubrry Way Author Steven Brust counts himself lucky to be a working writer with a long career. It still amazes him that people pay him to tell stories for a living. Steven kindly sat for a long Skype interview where we[…]

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You gotta push the button

“Failure is Always an Option” – Adam Savage Well it finally happened. I’ve had scares before where I didn’t think I recorded an interview, but it turned out I had but at a really low volume.  Thank you Anjie for making that listenable. But yesterday, yesterday I bit the big one. I had a fabulous interview with Todd Cochrane the CEO of Blubrry who happens to be my podcast hosting provider and a sponsor of this show!  I did my research had my questions ready and we were off.  Todd is an experience interviewee.  He has great stories.  We discussed[…]

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Oh there you are!

Almost a year a go I started a 6th month course of Prozac because I was suffering from a sever bout of depression. It was a low does and I monitored my emotions to double check that it was working. After a month I can say I felt like it was working. At three months it definitively was working.  At 6 months I started the step down process while maintaining vigil on my emotions. Once off Prozac I confirmed I was stabilized and did not slip back into depression.  Yay! Because I continually monitor my emotions I have a way[…]

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Too good to be true

I have an excellent relationship with my wife.  My kid is pretty fantastic and seems to be pretty trouble free. I live in a decent house, drive a reliable car and work at a job that lets me pay my bills on time.  I don’t drink or smoke or do drugs.  Taken on the surface you might think I’m a goody two shoes.  (Is there anything more 80’s than that video?) At the very least some suspicion might creep in that all is not as awesome in my life as it seems to be.  I must not be telling you[…]

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How did I become the adult in the room?

Do you remember when you were a kid and everything seemed so very simple? The problems the adults struggled with seemed stupid and easily solved if everyone would just do the right thing. And it was easy to know what the right things were. And then we grew up a little bit and discovered it wasn’t always easy to know what the right thing was. And then we grew up a little more and discovered there might be more than one right answer or none at all. And then suddenly we are the adults in the room listening to the[…]

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Why do I do this to myself

The 100 day project. More like the 100 guilt trips project. I Know that as soon as I commit to doing something every day it sucks the joy right out of it. Then of course I announce to the world I am doing the thing and boom every time I Don’t do it I _KNOW_ I’m being judged as a failure. Blah! I know what works best for me is to just do a thing without talking about it or sharing my plans. I know me well enough to understand that’s how my process works. I just get so excited[…]

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I am an Atheist

Also this is 100 Day Project Day 9 I’ve avoiding writing about this particular topic for awhile. It’s actually easier for me to write about my journey through the ex-gay ministry and accepting my homosexuality than it is to talk about why I don’t believe in God anymore. A Lot of people will say that one has a lot to do with the other. I disagree. Yes I met some pretty shitty Christians in my journey out of homophobia but what’s important to remember is that I know a lot of fantastic ones too. For a long time I believed[…]

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100 Day Project Day 4

I am beginning to understand why I have no photography skills.  I used to assume that photography meant you were inspired to take pictures by your surroundings.  I know my ex-husband (a more than passable photographer) seemed inspired to endlessly take pic after pic with his various cameras.  I look around and I dont see images I’d like to share with the world or that I’d like to capture.  Instead I hear words describing the scene or asking questions about what could have brought what I am seeing into being.  I want to share the moment and its emotion with[…]

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Post Frequency

Okay so after 62 days in a row of posting I’m going to have to pull back a on the reigns a little bit.  Like I said yesterday the pieces I am now writing are taking me longer than a day to finish.  Mostly because I only have so much free time during the week to write.  Weekends also have priorities that override spending more than a couple of hours writing.  Darn that whole loving and being engaged with my family thing. So I call Format Change! Here is how this will work.  During the week, Monday thru Friday, I[…]

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Uncomfortable

Being made uncomfortable is never fun. But sometimes it is necessary to place myself in the way of ideas or concepts that make me uncomfortable in order to grow my spirit. I enjoy writing my stories about things that have happened to me. I hope others find them interesting and funny too but they do not make me particularly uncomfortable to write. There is no real ‘stretch and grow’ emotionally for me when I write them. Sure they do provide me with the technical practice of writing a piece start to finish but my inner self isn’t challenged or made[…]

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