September 24, 2020
Mahogany Clark, is a poet, author, and U.S. army soldier from Miami Florida. She just recently turned 21 years old, and has written two books Self Love & A Cup Of Family Tea, Her third book was written to encourage young children to always feel loved, because proper nurturing is a huge aspect of growing up, and there were times as a kid where she felt unloved, and it is important that children across the world know they are loved, so they can grow and go on to love their own children. We sat down over Skype to chat about her life, her writing and her upcoming book Somebody Always Loves You.
You can follow Mahogany on all the social media links in these show notes, as well as order her books from these links. Her newest book will be available October 14, 2020.
Mahogany is on Twitter and Instagram @mahoganywritez
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September 17, 2020
Moments that define a culture or a generation...these are our cultural touchstones. The term ‘cultural touchstone’ has been credited to Matthew Arnold in his 1880 piece “The Study of Poetry.” In short, Arnold suggested that in order to determine how much praise a new piece of poetry deserved, it should be compared to older poetry that still received the same high praise.
So, in essence, a cultural touchstone is something that defines an era. For instance, a huge movie in the life of my Rusted Robot Podcast co-host, is The Land Before Time. That film defines her generation. I have not seen it, and several people have now suggested I must watch it. This got me thinking about things that define eras and cultures. That is this episode.
Some of the topics covered in this episode include: the 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, JFK's assassination, the Olympics, the Titanic, Star Wars, Star Trek, songs, television shows (episodes or moments), 9/11, the MCU, #metoo, and so many more.
The monologue at the end of the episode can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSLDyAbaqlw
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September 10, 2020
March Break is finally over. Summer time fun is at an end. You're going back to school in 2020. It's a weird time in the history of humanity. Never has a society shut down like it has this year.
In this episode, we remember back to school rituals. The coming of another school year always meant back to school shopping. In merchandising, back to school is the period in which students and their parents purchase school supplies and apparel for the upcoming school year. At many department stores, back to school sales are advertised as a time when school supplies, children's, and young adults' clothing goes on sale.
My girlfriend's daughter joins us on the show for a brief chat about her first day back.
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September 3, 2020
Jeramy from the Fandom Squad Podcast comes by to chat about his rough childhood.
We start by learning about Jeramy's early childhood. His parents divorced when he was fairly young. As a result, he lived with his mother who moved around quite a bit. She also choose men who may not have been suitable for her or Jeramy. There were many such men in her life.
Because Jeramy did not have a stable home life, he turned to food. Eating become something he could control. Over eating led to him becoming the chubby, poor, outcast kid. He was bullied.
Abandoned by his mom at age 11, he went to live with his sister and her family. From ages 11 until 21 he had a somewhat stable home life. However, because of his past, and his feelings of abandonment, Jeramy engaged in self-harm, had low self esteem, and felt unlovable.
Through counseling, Jeramy learned about forgiveness. He was able to re-establish old relationships. He now has a relationship with both his mother and his father. Credit for a lot of his healing must also go to his girlfriend. This is Jeramy's story.
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