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EP. 52 - A Corona Land Dispatch

EP. 52 - A Corona Land Dispatch

April 2, 2020

In another C virus update, JV discusses the routine bursting, grief elevating strangeness of trying to stay 'normal' in abnormal times.  Feeling the feelings and finding a way through, this episode keeps it INTERESTING.  Be well!

EP. 51 - In Da Haus, Corona Style

EP. 51 - In Da Haus, Corona Style

March 21, 2020

Following the continuing adventures in Corona Land, JV offers up some observations on the strengths and weaknesses the C Virus is exposing in the human world and how important it is to express love and joy in these very INTERESTING times.  Be well and dig yourselves!

EP. 50 - Coronavirus Update #2

EP. 50 - Coronavirus Update #2

March 14, 2020

In this second installment of the Coronavirus outbreak JV details the second week of activity in Washington State and the Seattle area.  Only time will tell what the final result looks like but here in the PNW we are on the cusp of the REAL DEAL.  Get ready people, the spread is happening and it is nothing less than INTERESTING.

EP. 49 - Coronavirus Update

EP. 49 - Coronavirus Update

March 7, 2020

In this episode JV lays out the experience of the first blown week of Coronavirus in WA State.  The slow bending of daily reality and the general slowing down of "normal" life is detailed.  Get ready people!  The spread is happening and, like it or not, it is INTERESTING.

EP. 48 - Know Your History

EP. 48 - Know Your History

January 3, 2020

In this first edition of 2020, JV does what he refused to do with this podcast...get topical on the day's events!  So ride the ride of this monologue episode regarding how important it is for Americans to learn their history and why that is important to understand the events of the world today.  Get down and get into it with this most INTERESTING episode!

E. 47 - Let the Ego Reign

E. 47 - Let the Ego Reign

November 23, 2019

In this monologue episode JV steps into the mire of the current state of affairs in American culture to discuss the destructive tendencies of an unfettered ego.  Get deep and enjoy this INTERESTING episode.

EP. 46 - The Manitou Episode

EP. 46 - The Manitou Episode

October 26, 2019

In this act of unfettered self-promotion, JV talks with the musical group Manitou (of which he is a member) regarding their new album release, the history of the group, the value of music, and oh, so much more!  Enjoy and listen to the NEW ALBUM, Manitou - Dark Before the Light, at this link:

https://manitou1996.bandcamp.com

 

EP. 45 - Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Mountains of the Mind’

EP. 45 - Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Mountains of the Mind’

October 4, 2019

In this monologue episode JV discusses the Mountains of the Mind as written by the great writer, Robert Macfarlane.  The book serves as a jumping off point for some personal Mountains of the Mind and other thoughts on rarified air.  Also some thoughts on Greta Thunberg and kitties!  Go BIG and ENJOY!

EP. 44 - It’s Black & White

EP. 44 - It’s Black & White

September 12, 2019

In this monologue episode JV takes on the light topic of Race in America.  Using some important books the topic is hashed and summarized with a view toward white Liberals and the task of personalizing and taking responsibility for internalized racism.  For deep reference check out 'White Privilege' by Robin DiAngelo, and 'My Grandmother's Hands' by Resmaa Menakem.  Dig in and get real in this INTERESTING episode.

EP. 43 - Mindful in the Mountains

EP. 43 - Mindful in the Mountains

August 22, 2019

In this monologue episode JV recounts the effect of reading Robert MacFarlane's Underworld and then launches into a talk on the positive physiological benefits of spending time out in nature.  Definitely listen and then get OUTSIDE.  Enjoy!

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