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BC 12-Berserker Cast Episode 12-Drawing Straws Review

BC 12-Berserker Cast Episode 12-Drawing Straws Review

In episode 12 of Berserker Cast, we discuss Falling Skies Season 4 Episode 10 entitled “Drawing Straws” where names are chosen from a hollowed out piece of wood to determine which (un)lucky two will ride in the alien space craft to the moon. While no one is surprised by the end result, it was an interesting road getting them to where they need to be.

The discussion we have circles around Epictetus (or Epic-Tardis if you’re Darrell) and we look at how lessons in stoicism have been shaping each of the characters in the last few episodes for this penultimate episode of season 4. While Tom seems to be conflicted over his own commitment to the philosophy of Epictetus, his boys form the spectrum he is wavering on. We get some major, much-needed character development that makes ongoing events frustrating and fascinating, and will undoubtedly lead to exciting events in the finale two episodes!Read more…

SILY Episode 118 – 99% un-finished

SILY Episode 118 – 99% un-finished

I can be impatient. I want it all and I want it now, as the song by the band Queen goes.

I want everything in life to be easier than it really is and I want everything to take less time.

When I think about it, I’m not sure what I would do with all the extra time gained by things going faster. I mean, if I’m not already doing what I love then why am I doing all these other things? An easy fix would be to stop doing things that are wasting my time and just do things that I don’t consider a waste of time. (Whoa, kinda just blew my own mind there.) Listen to this episode and read more…

SILY Episode 117- Stop Fiddling Around and Do Something

SILY Episode 117- Stop Fiddling Around and Do Something

For most of us school is now back in session. Some of you may still be waiting until after Labor Day, but for my family, school started last week. We now have a 5th grader and a 6th grader.

Last night was parent night at the middle school that my daughter attends. We spent nearly two hours going room by room meeting each of her teachers and hearing them tell us about their teaching and grading style, what they expected out of their students, and what they hoped to teach our daughter by the time the school year is completed in May.

She has most of the classes you’d expect: English, literature, math, and science. Our time with her science teacher was fun. He had each of us perform an experiment and then discuss the differing results. He did in five minutes what other teachers didn’t do in twice that time. We fully understood his teaching style and effectiveness when we left. It was really cool and made me wish I’d had him as my 6th grade science teacher. Read More…

BC 11-Berserker Cast Episode 11-Doug Jones Interview

BC 11-Berserker Cast Episode 11-Doug Jones Interview

In this very special edition of Berserker Cast we had the honor and the pleasure of speaking with Doug Jones, whom we all know best right now as Cochise on Falling Skies! His resume is expansive and colorful, embodying quite well the man himself. But we had a chance to lift up the foam mask and talk with the man who brings other-worldly creatures to life.

We spend a great deal of time discussing Cochise and his role on Falling Skies, how Doug got involved in the project, and what he perceives the Volm’s role to be in the current season of the show. And, speaking of Volm, Doug tells us that he is the only one on set who can pronounce every Volm name that has so far been proffered up! And then he does it! Several times! Read more…

SILY Episode 116- Recognizing Influence

SILY Episode 116- Recognizing Influence

Do you consider yourself an influential person? Think about it for a moment. It’s not a trick question. Do you consider yourself an influential person?

I believe wholeheartedly that there is only one answer to this question and that answer is yes. We are all people of influence. Let me give you a few examples.

Last night my son and I were out for our evening stroll. It was getting dark and the sun was already out of view. As it sank below the horizon it painted the sky with beautiful shades of pink, orange, purple, and gray. Colby and I walked along the sidewalk and talked about how beautiful it was. He told me that he thought it looked like a forest with a fire lighting up the back side of it. A moment later the sun was gone. We made the turn back toward our house and he said, “Dad, I really like going on these walks with you. I like spending any time I can with you.” Guess what? I’m influencing him. Read More…

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