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BC 07-Berserker Cast Episode 07-Door Number Three Review

BC 07-Berserker Cast Episode 07-Door Number Three Review

In episode 7 of Berserker Cast, we discuss the midpoint of season 4 of Falling Skies entitled “Door Number Three”. Is Lexi human (door number one)? Is Lexi an Espheni (door number two)? Or… what is behind door number three? The common feeling from us and other listeners is that Lexi is attempting to be both human and Espheni, not to destroy one or the other, but to unite the races. This is the front that the re-education camps are promoting, but based off of sinister conversations held by Scorch and Monk, we don’t think Lexi has been quite given all the details.

After expressing how relieved we are that the Masons are reunited with one another at long last–and Anne, if you don’t count her as a Mason yet–we dive right into the very intense, and tense, happenings in the episode. Read more…

SILY Episode 98-Living Your Own Life

SILY Episode 98-Living Your Own Life

When I was in college I wanted to be a rock star. I was in a band and we were good. We toured around Oklahoma and Texas sometimes playing five shows a week. We had t-shirts, stickers, and two full length CDs. It was a lot of fun, even more work and yes, it got crazy every now and then.

I would do it all over again given the chance. Well, I wouldn’t do it again now, but if I had to re-live my younger years I totally would. Read More…

AS 07-Arrow Squad- Interview with Kelley Harkins from the American Scifi and Fantasy Media Track At Dragon Con

AS 07-Arrow Squad- Interview with Kelley Harkins from the American Scifi and Fantasy Media Track At Dragon Con

With The Shadow on a covert mission the Podcast Overload is taking over and he sits down to talk with Kelley Harkins who is the director of the American Scifi and Fantasy Media track at Dragon Con. Kelley tells us about all the Arrow related content that will be taking place at the convention. Read More…

SILY Episode 97-Not the Droids You’re Looking For

SILY Episode 97-Not the Droids You’re Looking For

A couple of weeks ago my family had dinner with a friend and his family. This is a friend that I worked with at my previous job. I hadn’t spoken with him since I’d left nearly 15 months prior. It was great to see him again. We talked about some of the current geeky movies, our thoughts on the upcoming FOX series, Gotham, and some of the creative projects he was working on on his own time.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before the conversation turned to the stuff happening at my former job.

Since the time that left, the company hired a new president. They were without a president when I left. When the previous president left, I started reporting to the director of operations. He was and is a great guy, but he didn’t have a lot of knowledge about what my department did. Remember what I told you about my last review back in episode 64? Here’s a recap:

At one point I was asked to make a list of ideas [by the previous president]. The ideas could be anything. They wanted ideas on how we could increase sales, improve efficiencies, serve our in-store customers better, serve our on-line customer better, improve the functionality of our website, do a better job with our marketing, you name it.

I was heading out on a business trip about that time so I spent that trip coming up with idea after idea. I wrote them all down in a notebook that I kept with me. By the time I returned I had over 100 ideas. I presented the ideas to the leadership of the company. The next year I was asked the same question. I thought it was odd because nearly none of my ideas had even been explored. I came up with a few more ideas, refined the first list of ideas, and presented another list of over 100 ideas.

A few months later I was given my annual review. One area that was specifically addressed was an area called creativity and ideas. On a scale of 0 to 5, I was given a score of 1. I was told that I had very few creative ideas and almost never shared ideas.

At one point in the conversation, my friend asked me if I remembered the list of ideas. He was one of about half a dozen people that had been given a copy of the list. Read More…

SILY Episode 96-A Voice in the Public Square

SILY Episode 96-A Voice in the Public Square

Well as I said in the intro, today’s episode is about something that we can never get enough of. Can you guess what it is? No, it’s not bacon, but that’s a good guess. Let me give you a clue. Here’s one way it is defined by Merriam-Webster:

knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
Another definition is:
the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand
Have you guessed it yet? Here’s a final definition:
knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgment
By now I’m sure you’ve guessed that today’s topic is wisdom. As I said, we can never get enough of it.

Where does wisdom come from? That is, how do we gain wisdom? Does gaining wisdom even matter? Is wisdom the same as knowledge?

First off, wisdom and knowledge aren’t the same thing. A wise person once told me that wisdom is the the ability to know how to properly apply knowledge. That is to say, we can have all the knowledge in the world, but if we don’t know what to do with it, that doesn’t make us wise.

So what about the question of whether or not wisdom matters? Do you think it matters? Is it possible to go through life without much wisdom? Is it possible to acquire wealth and achieve things without wisdom? Yes it is. Read More…

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