JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment Five weeks left in the current school year and it’s been a real challenge. I’m left half-way contemplating the things I want to change, and what I really need to focus on to have more of a sustainable/constructive year versus what has felt much more like running from emergency to emergency. That said, I found … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 30: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Successful Online Dating Stories with Jocelyn & David

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 30: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Successful Online Dating Stories with Jocelyn & David This interview was originally recorded Spring 2016. Orlando friends, Jocelyn and David talk about online dating and how it worked out for them. This interview is much longer than my normal five-minute monologue, but it’s worth the effort. MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 30: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Successful Online Dating Stories with Jocelyn & David

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 29: An Unlikely Refuge in a Time of Madness

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 29: An Unlikely Refuge in a Time of Madness New Year and remembering a previous way that I handled out of control love. MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog via email” box). Please Subscribe: YouTube Channel … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 29: An Unlikely Refuge in a Time of Madness

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective Four paragraphs, the passing of a family member and this fellow educator’s final lesson: perspective. MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog via email” box). Please Subscribe: YouTube Channel Apple … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error. This podcast explores the question: Are online connections valid compared to face-to-face connections? MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No” Episode 25: The Power of “No” After a very long hiatus I’m back… This video podcast is based on a presentation I gave on August 5th, 2018 at Sunday Assembly Las Vegas about living more intentionally and making choices based on the things that are most important to ones self. With that in mind I’m hoping … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

JBB’s Final Thought 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “Everything Happens for a Reason…”

Everything happens for a reason, I’ve pretty much lived my whole life believing that to be true. Alas, one generally doesn’t think about such things or hear those words except when things have gone horribly wrong and one is trying to figure out where it all went to hell. It’s probably part of my optimistic American upbringing to respond to difficulty, set-backs and failure with … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thought 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “Everything Happens for a Reason…”

JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “We Believe that Children Are Our Future?”

Who, in their right mind, is going to say, “To hell with the kids, let them fend for themselves, who need ’em.” Even those who aren’t comfortable around little ones or who have no desire to have any children of their own are likely to have a soft spot for a precious niece or nephew or adorable neighborhood urchin. For the vast majority of us … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “We Believe that Children Are Our Future?”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say…

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Almost a whole year has gone by since my last podcast. Why does that sound like the beginning of a Catholic confession? I’ll be sharing plans for the blog and podcast and maybe even coming up with a more consistent schedule. Also, video comments from friends and AIs about this month’s theme: … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say…

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues.: Half a year has now gone by since my lay-off. That’s the longest I’ve been unemployed since 1979. The process really makes you think about what’s really important in life… like I need any more encouragement to be reflective. What will this next chapter bring and what will it demand from me? Originally posted … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues