20 Burst results for "Buchan"
"buchan" Discussed on Spark My Muse
"Of the daily terrors every day perversions and rampant sadism at auschwitz and buchan walled it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the holocaust was what it meant and what its legacy is and will be palooza profound book about suffering and the welcoming prayer as i explained in my book is something we can do. That allows us to be present with our emotions. The better word for the welcoming prayer could be the acknowledging prayer or the validating prayer. Perhaps welcome sounds too much like we welcome the situation or we welcome. What's happening but actually is something. We can do. A spiritual practice we can do. That involves integrating noticing our feelings our emotions or thoughts sensations and commotions and all the commentaries in our body and we welcome those things we welcome ourselves in the situation and we appreciate invalidate. All the feelings weather terrible whether shocked and numb we welcome all those things in ourselves not in the situation itself and we do that so that we can really show up for our lives. We can endure by becoming acquainted with reality as it is and realizing that we're bringing our full selves to the situation and that ultimately certain terrible things are not in our control. It is a kind of thy will be done prayer. But it's done with the whole embodied selves of us instead of welcoming things as they are. You might say. I acknowledge i acknowledge my feelings of anger. I acknowledged my feelings of chaos. I acknowledged my feelings of anxiety in the situation. And you lay them at the feet of christ this kind of spiritual practice..
"buchan" Discussed on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"Think people mistake professionalism with credibility and that's where i think it gets very messy because when it and it's a very long and rocky road because very often when we step into our professional environments at the beginning of our careers we start with that mask persona we walk. Talk draft behave buchan business buzzwords and acronyms and all the shit that we think that is going to is going to gain us entry into this new tribe that we've that we've entered into you know and and then it just continues from dare and we tell ourselves that the reason that we are experienced excess. We're ascending is. Because we're doing that you know we don't think about the spaces in between where our humanity is shining through. We think about well. I must be succeeding. Because i'm doing this right. I'm playing this game. This rule you know correctly and so he just goes on from there. So what i always say to everybody is you gotta you gotta be who you are from the jump like from the time that you go and you interview for a job for example you've got to let them see who you are so if they do want you you can off you okay. So they want me for who i am and yes. There may be people in my work environment who are trapped in not persona paradigm horns gonna like it because my realness holds up a mirror to their lack of realness and the fact that they're very trapped and they don't know how to escape it so the more the more authentic in the more real i am and the more people will gravitate toward me as a result because we know that we fall in love with people. With whom for whom what you see is what you get because we feel safe with them. You know we don't feel like there's something there's something hiding behind it's going to like. Are you know those. Those are the people that we love and respect in our world but for so many people. They've gotten so disconnected from it. They don't know how to get back there. And they feel like it's going to be this big radical shift and for me professionalism is being respectful of other people. That's fucking cost of entry. Don't be an asshole it's it's doing your your work to the best of your ability it's trying to elevate the collective and not just yourself. It's about taking responsibility when you screw up. And it's about you know it's about being a part of something bigger than you and considering the goals of the collective you know to the best of your ability to me. That's what being professional is. It's not about wearing a certain shirt or speaking certain kind of way. But i mean if you're if you have a client meeting and you you believe that your client is going to be offended if you swear blue streak that it's not good for the collective for you to swear a blue streak but when you're in a meeting with your colleagues and your swear swear your fucking ass off. It's who you are not going to hurt anybody. Nobody's ears are going fall off or bleed. And i think you have to learn to make choices. And and if you if what you say and do is out of alignment with what you think. And feel you know you're experiencing what the swagger gap that you're full of shit and you're you're trapped persona somehow this episode of the unmistakable creative is brought to you by thought works a global technology consultancy. That's hiring senior and lead developers.
"buchan" Discussed on KFC Radio
"Used to off to the show on. I love it was wild on because fucking our star. This the circus shit would happen. Like the circus intro. And i'm ready to lock the north. And then i would sit and i used to have one of those. It folded out the little couches. You hadn't kindergarten like the little the little seat that we at the bottom lay back on that and talk and talk and you're like someone will come on like you couldn't see anything but we'll talk about it. Do that was the buchan dates and then a friend killed his dad but but he sold me porn before he killed his dad. That's what that got to fight with them one time because he was still as porn and sell it at school so i would trade. I got reduced lunch. And i would give him my lunch for the porno books and his dad found him doing his dad beat them and then he killed his dad yeah..
"buchan" Discussed on Our Life In Transition
"Ensconced as a super spy amongst the boys for a long time the way that they feel about women the way that they approach their relationships with women the way that they express don't express their feelings about we had some shit friends too so well about women depends on. The mood differs from how i feel about women and lesbians. Have you been around to hear. Talk 'cause maybe it's just you enough. I'm i'm only asking because this is all set of my experience. I wanna But you know. I don't know how many lesbians you hang out with or as i know you weren't out of the house furrier. Oh you're hanging out with before the global panini but you know i. It's being bound in in in an identity that didn't fit and trying to conform to those roles in every way shape reform was difficult and you know realizing for later than i wish that i am trands. Made me reassess all those things and it's kind of like dominoes falling like you tap on like. Oh it's that and then everything else which didn't make sense finally just fell into place And you know once that happened the optics for everybody else. People outside of our relationship didn't understand the dynamics of our relationship because relationship very much. I don't understand that any but a lot of it. Heretofore was. I took on a very traditionally feminine role within our relationship here at home but outside of the house the presentation. Everybody and people's expectations was that i'd be you know on the mat. It still drives me crazy. The you know for the few months between when the munchkin was born. And then i came out and you know would be out in. I'd take her the bathroom negotiator changer. Buchan shitty diaper and people are like. Oh my god and he'd be shocked like it's amazing like really that's the bare minimum like it's my child. She showed herself. I need clean up. Like why is that like whoa. It's the same thing why people refer to fathers as babysitting their children. But that's a whole other. Yeah well it's. It's just the the the expectations. The gendered expectations of the people who perceived as women versus people who are perceived as men is bonkers. And i think for a lot of people when i came out like it broke their brains. A little But i think for us and correct from from your perspective for me. At least a lot of the dynamics of our relationship made more sense. Yeah didn't make any better but it'd be fair that's kind of where we are are. Yes there's me. But but yeah so i think will say this. I think that that is some of the reason that our relationship ultimately is not working. Because i have been a have been in a very traditional masculine role for the majority of our relationship. But now it's kind of in high def fine and i hate it. Sorry i mean like. I hate the fact that i didn't get to stay home with our daughter but you did right and i. I missed all of that. I had to go back to work and you became primary caregiver right an end for end. That has continued for years that.
"buchan" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The show. Vody! Buchan, man. Thank you. Now we've never met. But I've been hearing about you for months because, of course I'm involved in the film, and I was told that That you're gonna basically, uh, stir of the same role that Chad Jackson did in in Uncle Tom, too. And I'm really looking forward to But first tell us about you, Um, you are from where I'm from Los Angeles. It was born and raised in in L. A. Um, would you go to high school Well, actually went to high school in San Antonio. So it's interesting when I got old enough to find a little trouble. I was raised by a single teenage mother. When I got old enough to find a little trouble. She shipped me out and I got on the bus for three days. And went from Los Angeles to Buford, South Carolina, to live with her oldest brother, My uncle, a retired drill instructor. How old were you was about 12, 12 or 13? Yeah. Retired, will instruct the Marine Corps 2.5 tours in Vietnam. Yeah, And I got out of trouble. Mhm. Yeah, pretty fast. Pretty quick, faster than a hurry. Yeah, I did. Um, And it was one of those really transformational experiences for me. Just having a man you know, in the house. Um, It's just something that's incredibly important. I didn't understand how important it was. Even when I had that experience. It was transformational for me. I couldn't have put my finger on it at that age. But looking back on it, I I recognize How significant that was for me and how how the Lord really use that in my life. Then what happened? After that, I went to San Antonio, and that's where I went to high school. My mother was what was that? Like high school in San Antonio? You're from California. Um, it was interesting, you know, being in California boy and going anywhere then you know becomes becomes difficult. But I fell in love with Texas. Tell people I'm the worst kind of text and I'm a Texan by choice. And so I.
Sahel of a mess: France's impossible peacekeeping mission
"Jihadists are entrenching themselves. Ever further in the suhel continent wide strip of semi arid land just south of the sahara desert. There are former islamic state fighters ousted from the middle east al qaeda associates and a number of ethnic militias. The sahel's hitter ends are far from any city state. Laws don't hold. Public services barely exist last year. Nearly five thousand people died in battles or acts of terror in the region six fold increase on two thousand sixteen. An estimated four million people have fled their homes this week. Sixty world leaders are among those who have gathered online for the paris. Peace forum where the crisis is being discussed. A united nations peacekeeping force has a rim to patrol and to help rebuild the embattled region but most combat missions against the jihadists are led by several thousand french troops. Some of whom are based this gow in mali. Well we arrived in gow by plane then took a french military helicopter which flew at low altitude extremely fast for about an hour to get to this advance base that they've built out there in the middle of the sahel sophie. Better 'cause our paris bureau chief. An extraordinary region absolutely vast nothing in any direction will miss no human habitation. A few acacia trees the occasional goatherd and a tiny settlement. But that's about it and then you arrive in the middle of this dusty zone read colored sand where the soldiers who've made it. All the way from france had just finished a month. Long operation against jihadist. So these were both regular french soldiers but also special forces the most recent of these operations. They killed several dozen jihadists. They seize weapons motorbikes fuel and to one of them just described it. Talk to me that it was intense. There were violent encounters on the ground. This is real proper combat that the french soldiers are engaged in there. And how significant is the french presence in the region. Well the french have over five thousand troops as part of this operation that they called it by far the biggest contributor to any of the operations in the region there is a un peacekeeping operation with over thirteen thousand soldiers but no single country contribute as many as the french do. There are two hundred and fifty british for example due to arrive. Soon there are three hundred and fifty germans there but in effect. What's is obvious. Once you're there is how the real combat operations fall to the french conditions. A tough is extremely hard. The sand everywhere is grueling. And it's risky. How risky last year was the region's deadliest for years. There was a particularly nasty incident at the end of the year when the french lost. Thirteen elite soldiers in a helicopter crash but local soldiers from nizhny. Molly have also been on the receiving end of terrorist attacks. Neo lost seventy one soldiers in one attack than there was another took out fifty from marley. So it's a constant vigilance. And there's a constant sense of vulnerability even for the armed forces operating out there. But why is it that francis chosen to take the lead to to be the country with the greatest presence on the ground. Franz historically has links to the region it is the former colonial power which also causes something a problem now because it gets accused of acting in a sort of neo clooney away and fronts also has permanent military bases out there so it becomes a sort of natural partner for crisis in the past. I think that the french have really tried to change their strategy. This year. emmanuel macron host to summit at the beginning of the year with the leaders of the five signs countries and the idea is to trained share some of the burden to make sure that the french show more supported on the ground by the european countries for example they i saw estonians their swedish officer but also to try and get the regional armies to do a better job themselves and that was very clear in the description that i heard of the operations where they were working really very closely alongside marlon and nigerian forces in some of these operations against the jihadists issue in june macron emphasizes commitment to the operation solo vehicle always mma which party about the the fight against terrorism. But it's also about the return of governance and development for the region in which he wanted to work with local governments that are much closer basis and is that big french presence making any real difference to the levels of jihadist violence in this. Hell when i think it's important to think of it in terms of different regions and where we were so that was in the sort of central new central mari. I spoke to general marquan rate. Who commands the oppression. Can't overall the some offered to trish. She tested in terms of often. You said he was very satisfied with recent operations there. I think the french sense that they've really dealt a blow to what they call a die ashley. Islam state in the greater hara premium capacity results. Iovine underneath the media and the general said they haven't disappeared is but they don't have the same capacity to cause trouble that they did at the end of last year. So i think there is progress in that particular zone where they've been conducting these intense operations. Of course. the problem remains that can operate in one area but they certainly can't operate all over the country and that's where she doesn't remains a big problem and so what prospects for for actually paring back their prisons. I think is incredibly difficult. You know. I think the the french Condemned in a sense to stay in the sahel. The no plans to leave or to withdraw all their forces tool. I mean it's more question of trying to share the burden more the adversity. they're up against these jihadist groups. They are incredibly mobile than a magic they move about on motorbikes and pickup trucks and they can just disappear into the bush in a way. That's for the french forces. It's just makes it very difficult to contain and to target and so it sounds as if the the only option than it is to draw in international help. I mean how. How hard will that be the reds Help on the grounds. The american particular provide ups a crucial intelligence support to the operation. The british operates three shoot. Kelly copters there as well as part of buchan and they if french beccles and troops into combat zones on special forces which is obviously much more declined to start operations but the estonians are there and there are some checks and swedish special forces due to arrive soon so european countries are helping franz. But they aren't at the same time. Exactly lining up to offer these combat troops. And i think franz sometimes feels that. It's doing this job very much alone but the situation you describe is probably not going to be massively changed by a few dozen or a few hundred special forces. Even it's an incredibly difficult situation. The best the fringe show hoping to do is to try and contain the threat to try and secure areas and enable millions to go back to their homes into a more sense of security in some parts of the country. But it's not about defeating the enemy across the entire country. I think that much is clear.
"buchan" Discussed on Change Lives Make Money
"Everyone was super cool. With me like everyone's like, yeah he's a nice guy. He's an coach he's doing. Well, you know he's like he's got a good heart who's just getting started, but he's got a good Hari headquarters in the right place and then I started fucking killing it. Then they started killing it. It was like cool like I was like the cool new coach on the scene then. My trainers sort of Buchan crushing it. Then I got ten thousand dollars a month, and then I sort of hiring a coach than it hired two coaches.
"buchan" Discussed on Open A Fucking Book
"Alpert the. Detroit. Pretty. Buchan Dire Late at the perspective. Maybe early. Lost, my wonder record this earlier. But I was busy earlier. Cases..
"buchan" Discussed on Classic Ghost Stories
"So this would have been episode 66 of the classic Ghost Stories podcast and in some senses it's still is but I've made the decision to move three out of four of the podcasts to sub stack, which is a subscription service. Now, you can subscribe free to sub stack and get all the free ones but three out of four. So Thursday of every month. I'm going to be doing a paid Story. The reason for making this decision was that we were getting 4500 downloads a week and yet I think at the highest the subscribers were twenty, you know, and so that wasn't really proportionate to the effort thought well given the reviews and what people say it is something that people enjoy and human nature being what it is. If you can get something for free that's good. Then you take it and I do that Philly enough wage. software and there's certain pieces of software actually pay for because of the benefits of them and I'm thinking of notion and Rome and drafts and grammarly and things like that off the other ones like canva where I get everything I need without paying and I love camber and I'm very grateful to the people, but I'm not going to pay because I get everything I need without paying so it was that kind of odd decision podcast does take a lot of work effort editing recording there are costs involved with in and only a small number of people and they're as well as Thursday the 20 subscribers or a cloud of about 10 people who were providing Coffee which is great fantastic really do appreciate that for the bulk of people, you know and 4800 people a week. They weren't giving me anything back. So I know that might sound brutal wage, but you know, you've got a value your work if you don't value yourself and nobody will value your very few people will so there. Yeah. That's my Russian now now John booking for the said.
"buchan" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Unconscious that there's plenty there's abundance is more where this came from it's a flow I think I'd mentioned another shows we started a blessing Buchan Vegas just in the corner of the room and as you can put something on their line but over time I think we raised over a hundred thousand for charity doing that and so we started a considerable flow and I notice groups that when they come in the affair generous to that bucket before we even start they tend to do better than groups that are holding money tightly we've got Stacy in Louisville Kentucky hi Stacey go ahead I think you are really interesting point out I really just live my lights on and member day when I wake making the world a better place for you however a lot of times especially in the workplace I found myself having to face negativity with the individual person I guess not my question is you know even though I try to be a positive person out alive combat the feeling of wanting to get back at somebody that I know is this really is the other day they're probably alter certain themselves but at the time yes it does what they're messing with me yeah I did write the eight down and not because Dow greed and wrote it and put it in my wallet after the movie Parsabad is really need some help with this one particular person I applaud what you try to do to make the world better and this is the sound like a commercial work for under twenty Bucks go to for giving hard top com try that meditation is a thirty minute meditation and it may give you the skills to quickly be able to get out of that desire to get even and and let them live their life Armen take care of whatever and you move back into that positive energy the you know sometimes we need to say something so somebody is really in your face you know you might say well you know look at the bright side or try to point out something good going on to that person but if they resist too much you know you let him be in their space unless they're really step on your toes and you got to confront him but you know trying trying to learn the skills to forgive easily me it does it's a skill you can practice and it'll happen easier and easier and people won't get under your skin as much do they change when they notice your for giving them for something definitely I am I am not a it's not a constant dissension poor very poor you who doesn't know how to really live in superior me it's really more stand the one this and you don't know what's going on and you know in their life there they might have just put their dog down that week yes that's right you don't know what's happening to them so that you you get out of the role of judge and jury and and I have a fellow friend of mine who travels a lot he's got a million milers on delta and he goes through airports or most people get stressed he goes through looking for who he could help I love that yeah and then the security doesn't bother the you know the latest on father and it's just more opportunity to al he leaves of better energy than when he went in it's infectious yeah it helps let's go to Frank in Hollywood Maryland Hey Frank go ahead how do you want to be back with you some strange things happened to me since I started listening to coast to coast one thousand and seven all right born in nineteen eighty at at seven thirty in the evening at the same moment that Ronald Reagan was announced the president elect the number that night they have no one you can check it out it was six six six and I said to my jealousy well which one is so okay so I nineteen eighty I would say all year go right I did not receive money orders because they're not going to clock in the morning when it opens what are some reason so I went home and end up with this because I work at night not you what you want covered and saw that they well I would I would want twenty five thousand whoa with nothing on it and one of my favorite car nineteen eighty seven Grand National returned with adventure out what one so far one there was one in the paper one of the real one now some of the number thirty four twenty eight well I'm not might not think that's coming out I like the twenty dollar bill I didn't put any call okay what hours after I now I'm going to ask you I thank you well I don't typically seen a lot of good was much as I used to maybe twice a year my wife won't have anywhere near me she wants to play by herself but yet you'll sit with their sisters anyone ever Bob's systems that starting with her yeah and out yeah I could see you know what I wait for that slot to call me you one day when I was around because your name Frank like a Twilight Zone movie and for your wife she's probably feeling more energy with her friends and sisters not to put anything down on you Franco but I guess that's what she enjoys anyways we're gonna come back and take final calls with Joseph gallant burger in a moment on coast to coast AM to find out where George Noory speaking go to the.
"buchan" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Friends. Who'd walk up to me and go hygiene fontane TAB right? There must have been working hard enough. They could have written to three dollars if they just had a little bit more time. And I said you know I know you play golf twice a week. That's S. eight ten hours. If you'd spent ten hours a week writing a book I did when I was really deep into it Instead of playing you could do it to give up some things some of those vices. We talked about. So how is this journey of writing a book shaped the rest of your life. Well that's a great question I set out at the beginning to be sure where I had put in one place some of the themes and values that had been important to me and I wanted to be sure my kids and I have two kids and three grandkids right now. They understood the culture that had shaped me because whether they know it or like it or not it shaped them and I wanted them not just have memories of me telling the story of sitting on the porch of a beach house or over dinner But I wanted them to have have it when I would hear anymore to remind them of some of these things whether it was how to go crabbing which is a little scene in the back in the trials to know a little bit about the the some of the law. I practiced and the places I grew up in my family. Grew up That is I am so glad I got this done in. Oh she's just a couple of either or's it can be either or both neither or you an outlander or a free flow in this process a little bit. I mean I had a general idea Of How wanted to start what the characters were GONNA be. I knew I'm not a dark guy so I knew wasn't gonNA end terribly darkly and All the things that happened along the way we all do my daughter kept saying. Why did you do good conflict conflict? Yeah Yeah so the family read it. Your family. Reading is any reviews on Amazon from the smart enough to do all that. I didn't know that so I know lawyers like to close the door. Get quiet when you're riding. Did you require complete quiet. Ambient Noise Fund with you. Did you like the quiet I like to say. I wrote a lot of this ride in the car where I would just turn all the music off like you're not you're not driving the court. Yeah Robin the corner. You're thinking ahead. Try to get him ahead. You're not doing. I would say what what can happen next next. I want to get from eight to be but what can happen. What can people say to one another And over a period of you know it's about four hours from here to the South Carolina. I'd that'd be myself sometimes my dog molly would be with me my springer Spaniel and I would think out this dialogue and in for new and I was there I did. I did quite as important to me to think hard about anything really. So there's a scene in here probably going to have time for because we're GONNA get to another couple of things things I wanna read. But you've got sane. Here called weight is way mcnabb's church talk a little bit about his church. Well You Know Wade ends up hiring when he gets sued he gets told that There's a woman right there in Georgetown. WHO's the right lawyer for this case for him she'd been with a big firms? She'd been an environmental lawyer. Course it often at a big firm. That means you're defending the people who are trying to blue violet But she didn't want to do that anymore she wanted. It'd be more like in her mind and more like atticus finch she comes to. Georgetown starts at around doing some criminal defense work but she's got this kind of civil litigation expires. Issue gets hired by Wade Wade realizes that he is putting essentially his life. He's a single guy mid forties cates mid thirties In her hands the thing that he came back here to nurture his dad's old newspaper so he says and he's a bit of funny guy and he he says Kate Tell Hey what I've hired you. Put My newspaper in your hands. I think we need to get to know each other a little better. How back going to church with me more? And she sold back a little bit. He he says well I'm not sure she hymns and halls and he persuaded he's a charmer persuades her to come and And says it'll so he shows is up at her in her house with his in his jeep and dressed in shorts and t shirt and she can't quite figure this out but He had told her to bring along some clothes in case they go on a picnic after church picnic so they head off the getting his boat dog with him and they head out to North Island which is right off of when you bay outside side George to his churches nature his churches. Niger exactly and so she begins to get that. And that helps lead in some of these themes of the environment the importance of that environment of that community. Wade's fear of losing this lawsuit. Kate explains to him a little bit. You know they do get the talk and at one point sitting out on the beach got a little sexual tension here. Moving see little relationship there the right age for not going further with that in some of the currents events were expecting something to happen right patient so can't have lawyer has got trial. Oh experience and I in an experience and a confidential source in play in a lawsuit without a courtroom scene and we got several courtroom saints in this book. We're not going to go through them all. Because there's a very pivotal courtroom saying near the very end of the book which listeners are GonNa have to you know you gotta go read the book but there is a saying that gives us a sense of Of the one of the golden tongue that Or the silver tongue. Maybe we'd be better way. The Bug Ravenhill has and That begins on page. Two eighty four RAVANELLI's deep red. Tie The underside. Loop bore the logo of Ben Silver's men shop Charleston's best best sported small dark blue ducks with green heads like most courtroom lawyers. Ravanell was secretly superstitious. He had never appeared in court without a tie that had at least some red in it ravanell button to suit jacket with his left. Hand smoothed at against his flat stomach and gestured with his right hand toward the judge smiling. Judge Judge Jones. It's the PSALMIST. wrote a single day in your courtroom is better than a thousand elsewhere. I thank your honor for scheduling this matter on such short notice for us. I'm sure counsel for the defendants appreciates that as much as we do. Before I address the precise merits of our motion I would like to set the stage for the court. Your honor just a bit judge. Jones nodded and Ravenhill continued years of courtroom and Senate Oratory taught him that bearing his voice down on the occasional Asian verb and adjective enhanced the impact of his delivery. This case involves claims for liable for defamation of character of an upstanding upstanding corporate citizen of this State Carolina Phosphate and four the defiling your honor of the reputation of Francis Trip Ravanell director of the South Carolina Environmental Resources Agency a fine public servant of the state their reputations were eviscerated by the pilots publication of false assertions Carolina phosphate in effect bribed trump ravanell to ensure sure that environmental resources agency would issue a wetlands permit for plant here in Georgetown. My clients warned the newspaper before it published that that story that those assertions were thoughts and should not be published ravenhill continued those warnings and pleas fell on closed close ears not deaf. Ears your honor but closed ears. They could hear US judge but they callously refused to listen. Ravenhill looked over. It weighed mcnabb and Sandy Anderson. He made a dramatic pause between each of the words of his next sentence judge they published the lies anyway and judge what they wrote was worse than lies. They were a half truths. It's like bait on a hook judge the best sees that worm dangling and bites it it tastes pretty good so he just gobbles down the rest hooking all. That's how the half truths works. Get this vision of this lawyer. I'm just a good old country. Yeah that's right that's that's when you were so we got.
"buchan" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"An ancient cigarette advertisement on the Tobacco Barn door that made up her conference room table. Reach for a lucky instead of a sweet tweet said or maybe Cate said he wants to win the suit and take your newspaper way from you so he can be the new publisher she saw a flicker of fear in waves is he blinked and then it was gone all right when we come back. We're going to have a writing life. SEGMA- Sigma with the John Buchan. We're GONNA talk some more about the forest. He's GonNa Review more things. It might be a cliffhanger. The end that He's going to leave you with so so stay with us. Hey listeners I'm here at the Robinson Spangler Carolina Room Uptown Branch show maximum library great resource for Citizens of Charlotte in the region. I'm here with Tom. Patchett historian resume. And we're talking about the books that are available in this great space. Tell us about the first time this is a novel that that is set in part thank in Charlotte Carson mccullers wrote. The heart is a lonely hunter. which is now a classic? American literature was an Oprah Winfrey Book. Club selection take years ago She was just out of high school. She came to Charlotte with her Her new husband in the Great Depression lived in a rooming house up on central avenue. And then another one over in Dilworth and started to write about what it was like to be lonely young person sitting and another book that you've got here which was on our podcast. In the second season former journalist Pam Kelly is called money rock and and it's interesting to pair with Carson mccullers. Heart is a lonely hunter which is a book in some ways talks about the structures of poverty that made it hard for people to advance advance in Charlotte during the Great Depression. Money Rock is about a cocaine dealer. Now Minister Belton Platt back in the nineties. He was known as money. Rock the most flamboyant and successful cocaine dealer in Charlotte went to prison for But he came out of a situation Where that that seemed to be the only way upwards so when you talk about opportunity structures of poverty Money rock powerful and it was a a it really enjoyed interview with Cam. She really brought out a side of Charlotte with this. That you would know if you're just now moving and even lived through it. I was surprised to what was going on behind the same. Gerald is a city where it's real easy to assume that everybody's kind of like you. That's not okay so for more resources like this go to see him. Library Dot Org to stop any branch. Thanks Tom. Thank you Charlotte readers. PODCAST and in host land dissuade are grateful to you for listening to this show. If you liked the show. Please leave a short written review on Apple podcasts also known as Itunes or the podcast platform of your choice because your review helps author share their stories with more listeners. Thank you for your support. And we're back with John Buchan Code of the Forest Josh. So you got a lot of painting a very Nice picture of South Carolina Politics Ticks. Oh guess have you received any feedback about even though just fiction so people can't get over the fact that even those fiction senior feedback. Somebody saying that's just a little not much happened this one. Yeah I have a few people raise. That was me when I walked round. Places talking about the book speaking here and there and and And I always tell them I. This book is set in South Carolina. But it's not just about South Carolina and I it. It is true that I believe that public servants Are Out there so many I admire. I support I get behind when they're running because they're great right. People who want the best for their families and for South Carolina or North Carolina or the country but also remind those people in South Carolina who raise it that there was a time in the nineteen ninety s when ten percent of the South Carolina legislature was under indictment for taking bribes Video the smallest ninety percent. That's right It does have an endless. Don't forget in North Carolina. We won't have to go into that history but there's plenty of recent history mystery. In North Carolina of elected officials go into prison. Or you're also in the business of trying to tell an entertaining story and I mean I think Jan Gresham would say when somebody asked him. Why are you writing about lawyers and judges? They're complicit in all these shenanigans. He said well you know the most time they're all good. This is a you know. I gotTA sell books here. Yeah so so bad news play. We talked about all the planes and Lansley exactly where we're going to this little. Thank the writing life segment I I I. I'm doing. Some different pieces here is going to be some fill in the blanks and true false true as far as your concern not necessarily truth entirely but True false routine is an important part of your writing process. It was not from it was now is working fulltime. I did it When when I just had time and what I also was excited about doing publishing is a journey not a sprint true false as absolutely true? Yeah took you to. How many years did you if you want from the time? I wrote the first first paragraph without a book came out with ten years. Yeah they were. Doing things tend to take nine months. I was working on some case and not paying attention to this true false writing. The second book is harder than the first well. I says I had read the second round yet. League guilty to that And that's leads into my question about it because I know you've been asked this over and over and over. John when are we going to get the sequel here. We're GONNA find out what happens to debate and Wade and all this stuff. You thought about it right. I not only have thought about it. I do think about it in I. I still take lots of notes. I still think about the plot that would that would hold some of these characters together and bring in some new characters and I think ABS- still practicing law. I think as soon as I quit. There's the fear I have to say. I thought about this long time a little bit of fear that can do it as well as all that did this. All right Fill in the blank devices and activities. That would interfere with my writing include. Oh my grandchildren. I have three wonderful great grandchildren. One of them's only ten months. It would be an activity. Not Advice Right. Yeah Well you have to include tennis vice and and and I'm terrible Golfer but my friends still let me go with them and I liked her companionship. So there are things like data in terms of Vices I've met I love to read and that's if I could tell my younger writing self something very helpful it would be well almost took to address something you said earlier. I think you need to write at least initially what you really know because I know there's some old quotes I've seen that gave her where it came from but something about fiction. Speak to the facts in the true of the facts. The better the fiction Tom Wolfe off. was a nonfiction writer who then wrote several novels not perfect novels but good novels and he because he could create a scene saying that was so real. It made you believe even some of the parts of the story might be hard to believe. I think that's That's an important part is make sure you either know these things or you learn about them enough so that they're they're credible it makes the rest of your story credible. Sometimes there's more truth than fiction than there is in real life yeah. Black was helpful influence on me as a writer can be a person or thing. Well I've met a couple of real quickly Robert Penn Warren's all the king's men great American novel Great Influence Tom Wolfe Because of his ability to focus on facts and make them part of fiction For sure Those too so. What's the fact about you as a right of the people might be surprised to learn? Well I used to tell people when they would ask for that. The thing that surprised about that. I've actually run at practice law as long as I have for over four decades. So how did you bow. So how'd you bounce the writing life with the with the legal. Well I used to give friends of mine. Particular lawyer.
"buchan" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Board with him. Though in books lawyer knowing one that bucks a powerful state Senator and knowing that bucks on happens to be the head of the State Environmental Regulatory Agency that deals with such permits permits Eisenhower setting up the the pollution and the corruption. That goes with it. And we're going to bring more characters in here because what what happens is that you've got a reporter working for the small newspaper which is owned by Wade mcnabb right and he gets snow sniffs out of story. That's connected to put this deal together with this phosphate plant. And they write a story and it doesn't please. He's but revenue too much. Yeah which leads to a lawsuit exactly okay a lawsuit which you've dealt with plenty of over the years here's or at least you tried to deal with preventing them to. That's right always better to help. But so yeah I'll tell you a little bit about that so wait mcnabb. Wight Hampton mcnabb in South Carolina. Famous civil war Titan now His Dad had owned a Georgetown. UH pilot It's called in the book and In the fictional story right and this is all made up all my imagination it on the paper and his dad back in the seventies Had Been A standup guy in that community and for his era slightly on the moderate side progressive side of of some issues particularly rice and he had pushed that a little bit harder In his newspaper within some of the local folks hit liked and essentially. They gave him his marching orders. And the racial issue there got mixed up with some of the Steel L. Mill Strike. That was going on in that In that town largely driven by A largely African American Union so the local folks had run essentially Organized a boycott against a wave mcnabb's dad and cost him his newspaper business way. mcnabb himself gone on to be a journalist. It traveled around the country and won. Many awards hitch worked at big newspapers and but eventually followed his dream to come back to Georgetown Down and run a paper the way he thought it ought to be run and maybe in some way pay some debts he felt he had to his dad. So he does so He's not crusading guy. He didn't go back to the Crusades but one of his young reporters gets a tip off about WHO's looking into this The politics politics ran this permit and environment the phosphate plant coming in and he gets a tip from a guy who says I'll tell you what's going down because I heard hurt again down but you gotta promise never reveal it ruined my life and some other lives of my family so they listened to him and what he he says that he overheard the conversation bovines forest between that's the lawyer From Raleigh and Ravenhill and a a few other folks where essentially buck grabbing the L.. And some other folks were promised An opportunity to invest in a very very lucrative lucrative piece of land By the way down I'll have to put any money down right now and it doesn't go well and they they just walk away and if it goes well they get a lot of profit out of it a couple years later which is the perfect setup for what I want you to do and ninety second read of Ravenhill after he finds ads out. This someone's leaked this right then. Stone greeted Butler Avenue L.. Just inside the tall double doors of Carolina Country Club Stone Lid Lid the unhappy senator to a quiet corner table in the clubs grill. Run a copy of the Sunday edition of the Georgetown pilot was tucked on Ravenhill arm. When the two to reach their table he tossed it onto the tablecloth in front of Stone? Stone calmly folded it over and pushed it to the side of the table. Buck I read read it last night. Stones said and the soothing tone. It's not that big a deal. Remember this is just a story. Yesterday's newspaper they publish another newspaper. Every every Damn Day and people will forget about this about Amar is just a blip on the screen. The crisis of the day Ravanell didn't hear words don't said WHO in the name of Hell do you think this shit buckfast angrily but keep your voice down a little okay. Stone said padding senators forearm. This really really isn't as bad as you think it is. That's easy for you to say sitting up here in Raleigh Ravin health set. Your names plastered all over the pages of every major newspaper in South Carolina with everybody. Assuming you're Goddamn Crook stone state CU nodding it but who do you think leaked its. Don't ask first first thing this morning. I had my son trip. pull the telephone records of that guy. Maier who wrote the draft report. There's no indication he ever telephone. Sandy Anderson Anderson or any other reporter for that matter trip grilled his ass this morning and he's convinced that Meyer had never even heard of Sandy Anderson Jason before today trip. Ask Him for permission to get the telephone company to turn over his home. Telephone records and Meyer agreed to do that on the spot. He doesn't seem to have anything to hide. I soon plenty of people could have had access to that early. Version of the report on the agency's computer systems don't said head that doesn't worry me so much. Something trip can explain to the press. I'm more worried about the comments relating to the investment opportunity. Okay okay so buck. Ravenhill is not happy. sums been leaked. We know we're heading toward a lawsuit. He wants to find out who this confidential sources. And you've done a lot of that work right John Trying to protect for for newspapers diapers and and broadcast companies confidential sources absolutely. So we're going to introduce somebody else here to the story Kate Stewart. She's a lawyer and she was with big law firms. She's come to the small town but she's going to represent the newspaper and there's a short scene here lucky re before the break where she's talking with. Wade mcnabb the newspaper owner about there's loss before it starts with just one thing is you know may well be that buck. Ravenhill was more interested in trying to find handed out who in South Carolina was brave enough to take him and he wanted to know who this confidential source was in. This lawsuit was a way to try to get it. I've done work for home. Security Insurance Before cates said the folks there know me and they should be fine with my representing the pilot now. Have you ever been sued before. No wait I said I guess. I've been lucky I've never been sued. Not once in two decades have been a reporter and editor. I've never even been witness before. How about Sandy Anderson your reporter? He ever been sued. He's Alabama a reporter for a year to. He's a little wet behind the ears but he's a smart guy and I think he's pretty tough such a young fellow. Is there anything in his personnel file. Anything about him being a sloppy reporter. You know annual evaluations that sort of thing. That could hurt US sometimes. That's the soft underbelly and Ravenhill has already sniffing around there in his request for documents and Alaba case I had some years ago against an upstate newspaper we hit a gold mine. The reporters personnel file. The string of reprimands from his editors was two pages long detailing his history of careless mistakes. The jury loved here at Bat. Weight clasped his hands behind his head. Lean back and steered through closed lids toward the ceiling in the dining room. No he said Jackie think of a single things cake picked up her Coffee Cup and walked over to the conference. Rooms Bay window. What do you think Ravenhill is really want out of this lawsuit luke she asked? I'm not sure Wade said I'm confident. The article is true. Our sources strong. The ravin hills haven't denied that this meeting the forrest took place or that. The agency's decision got reversed right after. What they don't like is the suggestion that they got paid for making it happen? My bed is Buck Ravanell. Thinks he can scare us into backing off. Our coverage of the phosphate plant debate. Wait said or maybe he thinks he can squeeze is the name of our confidential source out of sandy or me so he can get a little political retribution. But I don't work that way. That's not gonNA happen cake. Cake completed her slow circle around the room and sat back down across the table from weighed just beneath her Coffee Cup way could make out some some faint lettering from.
"buchan" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"John Welcome to the show to be here learn that growing up somewhere we all at some back then yeah and your product of small town up there and how that experience shaped some aspects of this novel well I'll tell you that it's been fun for me but anti Dillard who I think is of as a real writer I've thought about some of the experiences and cultures that had shaped me I thought I'd try to pull together some of those and see if I could make a story about it that also malt back of town about six thousand People Mullen South Carolina the largest back market south experiences that growing up there in the nineteen fifties and the nineteen sixties was wanted to tell you they they didn't they didn't just tell you the payroll they told you a story that had appointed Has A has a good explanation of some of that work I am I didn't know about it I didn't know you've been up to it for a while talk about some of those but I didn't think I could write a novel I thought I could write some experiences I was afraid I was gonNA fail so I did want to tell everybody I mean I just what to do it so did it start out counteracting little stories about this juror of a story in my head since I was a reporter in my twenties a journalist part of what I did did as practice but I had this idea about politics of course you do favors for people and they do them for you and you get your constituents and it's kind of interesting that we're having we're doing this podcast during the time when you know there's the whole quid pro quo which is legal definition but what you're saying is I hear it Incheon Buck Ravenhill that we just read about As a state senator he thing for his friend whether he was getting a little extra pay off on the side or not it's good writing advice to tell a writer to write which in but in your case I galaxy get story all that kind of came together in this book right right well that's that's fund the honest to to get to write something like that you've written some yourself understand that terminate and over time so while you're doing you're filling time sheeting yeah it goes back way I've written down since I was in my twenties the some of the good language that shows up in this book or things I the South Carolina coast plays a big role in this ocean drive beach dinners one of our law partners used to say misspent my my teenage things begins to be a little different we're gonNA have a rating from the boarding school and just down the hall you wrote a book and has an excess and it never really occurred to me that that kind of reach out I think I've got a quota about two three lawyers season here but there are a lot of people lawyers live every day with the concept that words yes I think lawyers who really got a court in and get to argue with the keep it moving make it interesting don't bore the judge to death with your facts section you're telling enough of the back story to make sure people understand why people got fast enough to keep people interested but slow enough so that they got to understand used to change it has archa do you follow the rules in terms of giving let's take revenue back a few years when he's in boy school he he's a straight Which I think is in this gets to the title of the book? Let's talk about the tunnel your coat going away to a boarding school Westminster forest school in this fictitious friendship and looking out for for your friends and then there's in South Carolina there's so many of these kinds of hunting lodges across north and South Carolina that Oughta laughter particularly one but but it was so bones forest was the other maybe some brown lines bourbon something and shoot a few ducks and right right and how many did you go through before you got to go to the forest narrowed mother.
"buchan" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"The stores. I'm your host land is way. Thank you for listening. Judge Jones shifted his stiff legs and the duck blind. He blew his warm breath on the cold fingers of his trigger hand. Buck what's been bringing you to Georgetown so much ABC's past few weeks the judge asked. I haven't seen you in my courtroom. The senator was quiet for a moment. I've been helping out some old friends with that phosphate phosphate plant. They want to build over on the walk them river he said. Finally it'll be a great deal for Georgetown Damn good paying jobs. The kind of company that gives back to the community and all of that sort of happy crap he grunted and spat but right now all those tree huggers are trying to stop it. Having little wine and cheese fundraisers I get here buddy all worked up some piss ant reporter for the Georgetown papers fishing around like he's after some Bill Frothy Bass Ravenhill check the chamber owners twelve gauge. Well we'll get it all straight debt. I'm not worried about that. Don't tell me more than I need to know. But the judge said Ravenhill gave him a tight grin. Don't worry duprey I'll tell you just enough just like always. They listen for a moment in silence. Open Open for the sound of ducks nothing yet. Ravenhill rested shotgun across his knee and scratch the head of the judges chocolate Labrador retriever muddy. Eddie waters DuPrey. You know have I heard about bogans forest. It was nineteen seventy. I was a year out of law school and I had my first K.. Ace set for trial and Marion County. My client had slipped on a wet spot in a grocery store and slammed his head on the floor. He was never quite the same. Lost lost his job driving a long haul. Truck Buddy beason was a lawyer for the grocery store and its insurance company. Wouldn't offer us a nickel to settle. said it was was the man's own damn fault for not watching where it was walking beason. He was a senator from Marion. County back then judge ask. Yeah but I. I didn't give a good guy damn about that. I was to green to know any better Ravanell said appearing straight ahead at the tall pines across the pine. The early morning Sun Son had begun to burn away the mist rising from the water. I had a damn good case. This was no Llano actor with a chiropractor. Kano whining manning plaintiff. This was a hard working man who had really been hurt. I just wanted a jury of twelve good people to hear my clientele his story and explain how his life had been taken away. Trial was set for the week before Christmas. You Know How generous juries are ran holidays. The insurance it's company lawyers use every excuse in the book. Avoid those Santa Claus Juries. I was sure we could get a couple of hundred thousand dollars in damages when we got to the courthouse. The House I was one ready son of a bitch I had my exhibits to show the jury I had a specialist from the medical schools. Set to testify about how my clients mine had never ever recovered. I had the wife ready to testify about. Her husband was a different man a lesser man after his accident my client and his whole Oh family with their. The quiet morning exploded with quacks whistling. That sounded like a gridlock. In Manhattan Ravin Hills is called the first flight of six mallards says they cleared the green tops the pines they were flapping for all they were worth the leader setting the pace next stretched straight lusting testing for the food. The water the piece in the Pine Muddy waters heard the racket and began to fidget. God Almighty Damn explained the judge here we go. Jones Jones stood pocketed his flask and release the safety on his own shotgun. Shots exploded from each hunters gun but muddy never left a spot to more groups semantics and eighteen shots later the carefully trained soft mouth retriever better pedigree than most racehorses return two dozen ducks still warm to the touch. You didn't finish. Your story. Said Judge Jones as he rubbed his proud puppy between the years. What did Santa Claus bring you? Ravenhill was counting the ducks I dividing them up. Finally he spoke shaking his head at the memory before we could start picking the jury. The judge called us back to his chambers. He said I sat down on across from the judge and started to tell him about my case beason. He just leaned back in his chair. Propped up against the edge of the judge's desk. He asked the judge about his family and about has daughter was enjoyed her first year. Clemson then the judge asked if he was taken folks down to Bowman's farce that winter to to go duck on toby and how much flooding had on last year's trip the judge said he'd beaten his last duck from that trip just a few weeks ago. It thanksgiving Ravenhill shook his head and laughed. I had no damn idea what they were talking about but then dropped his feet to the floor slapped his thighs and say the judge. I got a few of those ducks left in my freezer. I bring some over to you this weekend and we need to go hunting again. The judge smiled at beason and then he frowned at me and said Mr Ravanell. I've read your trial brief and I believe you're case has some problems. I think Mr Beeston's motion to dismiss a a great deal of merit. Suspect he's about to offer you thirty thousand dollars to settle subtlest case I suggest you go out there and have a come to Jesus meeting with your client plot and help him understand. He should accept that offer. You can tell him to judge appears to be on the verge of dismissing his lawsuit. In which case he'll he'll get nothing. Ravanell reached down to pick up his share of ducks. He put his hand on the judges shoulder. I left that room pretty shook up. My client couldn't believe it. He knew how much we prepared but he needed money. Bad and thirty thousand dollars would at least pay some of his overdue bills. I cut my feet almost almost nothing but the whole family was crying when I left him I tell you what debris I walked out of that courthouse hating the law hate and politics vicks hating judges and Hayden state legislature to appoint them. I was just beginning to understand how things work as I headed down the courthouse steps ups with my tail between my legs. beason came hustling up beside me. Pick through his arm around my shoulder all buddy like and chuckle. You know but that case yours yours wasn't half bad but you know what your biggest problem was I said no I guess I don't that sort of a bitch break me like a mule buck. Your problem was Oh you didn't have no ducks in your freezer. Ravenhill lifted his three brace of ducks. They're gray bodies. Green Heads Dangling limply at his ankles. He smiled smiled. Judge Jones. Do Good my friend. That was twenty five years ago. Robin Hills Blue Eyes were wide and twinkling as they say in the country forgot. I realized I needed to move up closer to the main road and start subscribing to the newspaper Wised up some and now here. I am Bowman's forest. My Senate committee picks the judges. I got ducks in my freezer. And I win. Most of my cases John Buchan is a Charlotte Laurie with four decades of experience representing newspapers and broadcasters and First Amendment disputes but he got to start is an investigative reporter during the Watergate here and and this experience an addition growing up in a small small South Carolina town gave him plenty of ideas for the novel coat of the forest. Northland Press Association Award Him. The we have see lasted her First Amendment Award. In two thousand for his tireless efforts to defend the first amendment protect the public's right to know in Taganrog and code of the forest book now but have cared very little for such an award because he was determined uses position to oppress the newspaper shattered bright light on his former political corruption. Native Molson's mullins South Carolina John android reading tennis fly-fishing official nature photography all the time and get with his grandchildren Charlotte readers. PODCAST is a member of the twin city. PODCAST network powered by North Carolina for more information. Go to Queen City podcast network DOT com.
"buchan" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Sometimes what's it like behind the scenes at one of these this one was so much fun and just so crazy? So the I don't know if other people saw the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial this year, but it featured a dog. And so that was really the impetus for them putting together a party of dogs, as like a pre Super Bowl commercial launch, and I was a blast there were tons of dogs and humans there, and of course, free beer. They set up an activity area for the dogs with several photo stations, including some wooden crates, with the Budweiser logo on it that you could either put the dogs on top of or that actually opened up. You put the dogs into them and win machine, which was one of the poodle pieces in their commercial. So it was for, you know, for the dogs to be able to kind of emulate the experience of the commercial itself, and they of, you know. Yeah, lots of toys and treats, and, and, of course, as I said, free beer, did Holly do the win machine. Holly do the win machine. I don't know that I have a video of it, but I've got a photograph of her with four or five other dogs all sitting within the Budweiser boxes. You'll be able to see photos of Holly at various events in various poses in various alphabets on the Buchan swagger page of the pet life radio site. We are going to take a short break from our sponsor, but don't go away when we.
"buchan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"So cardinals Niners jets raiders Buchan nears in the giants aren't till six Jaguars at seven they just pay Nick foles. So I don't know if they're in a quarterback market Bill is set bills Broncos. Who knows what they're doing Broncos could be. But with the cardinals, you know. Are you of the belief that Kyle Murray is going number one? Every mock draft Bucky Brooks just posted his new mock draft today and that Kyle Murray going number one. And every mock draft I'm seeing has him going, right? That is like oh, man. I'm really torn between this one. Because do I think he's the number one overall quarterback? Yes. The beneficiary of what you know Baker Mayfield able to do last year. Yes. But. Wow. That's that's to bring. He's got to be special. You know, what do you do with Josh Rosen? I thought about it. Do you even trae Josh Rosen because does do teams want Josh Rosen? Like, what's the trade value? You got a first round pick last year. And Josh Rosen at that they traded to trade for. Yes. And then you're not going to get that same draft capital back. It's almost wasted pick last year for Steve cardinals. If you go out and draft Kyla Murray because you're not gonna get that same compensation back. I know some people were like, oh, this is going to be a trade market for Josh Rosen. I don't think so because we know you have to trade him away. So the best thing I think is you just kind of keep them. And you basically you have two quarterbacks on the roster. We saw with Washington, but I know that Kirk cousins was a later round pick a fourth round pick. But why not compete with both those guys Cuyler Murray? And Josh Rosen best quarterback. We'll let them battle battle it out. So I can see the possibility of them not having to trade and just go ahead and draft Carla Murray, and let them battle it out. I mean, I think if you can get a late round. First round pick or early second for Josh Rosen. You do it. No brand. I don't think any teams going give it up though. I just don't I think 'cause we know you have to do something. You know what I mean? So why am I gonna give you just rules of negotiation? Yeah. Yeah. I'm moving on a lot of speculation about when the patriots acquired Michael Bennett from the eagles. If Martellus Bennett is brother who had retired last year kind of drop some Hinson. Maybe he liked to come back and play with his brother. He wanted Super Bowl with New England today he posted on Instagram. That's not gonna happen. A lengthy post saying and part I would love to play ball with my brother..
"buchan" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Counter use as directed. Pirates. They're seemingly beloved in our culture or children play with pirate themed places. We read Treasure Island. Dan, watch pirates of the Caribbean. We even have professional sports teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that people cheer on from their couches for some reason pirates hold a lot of cultural cachet and have long been a fairy tale like fascination for American audiences. But why is that why do we cling to the tales of Blackbeard and Jack Sparrow when the reality is that pirates are and always have been despicable criminals capable of horrific violent crimes that is a fantastic question one that has been asked to many times that I've asked myself and my answer never seen to satisfy me. At least I mean, part of it you have to look at from the perspective. Why human beings we always love? The stories about the bad boys and girls of history, the murderers, the rapists to the people steal from others who do vicious things that we never at least four people would never want to do. Now. I think part of it with tire C has to do with the abstract notion of pitching aside. You're boring daily life on land getting on board a ship going out in the open ocean, drinking and carousing with a bunch of men and maybe women having a grand old time on the waves. While looking for treasure in determining your own course. Now, an abstract that sounds good. Some people I suppose in reality. It was really miserable existence these revile creatures. That's Eric Jay Dolin, author of black flags blue waters, the history of America's most notorious pirates his book covers the so-called golden age of piracy which spanned from early colonial times. To the pre revolutionary war era. In his book Dolan reveals the true stories behind such legendary pirates as Blackbeard captain Henry Morgan captain kid and one of the most vile pirates ever known Edward low. But let me surprise most listeners is that at first the colonists actually supported and encouraged piracy. Yes, Golan says that means piracy was encouraged by the Puritans. Puritans were not as pure everybody makes them out to be. And oftentimes when you find that there is the attraction of money, people are willing to rationalize a lot of their activities in the case of the Red Sea men, even though they killed some of these Indians that they attack people in the colonies, many of whom were Puritans, of course, other Christian sects, they viewed these Muslim Mughal Indians as being quote, unquote, heathens in dull, so it was no sin to attack them steal from them, even kill them. So when money was involved, they often had a different attitude. But after a while these fires started attacking everyone, even the colonists that had previously encouraged them four seventeen hundred when pirates were benefiting the colonies, they were viewed quite favorably. But then you get to the seventeen teens in seventeen twenty s no longer were pirates going to. Indian Ocean and bringing valuable things back to the colonies now, the pirates were attacking, colonial ships English ships. So they were affecting the colonial bottom line. And that's when the colonies turned on them and align themselves with the mother country, and basically this war against tires is what essentially a radical pirates by seventeen twenty six. There were sixty eight pirates who were hanged in the colonies in the broader basin. There are more than four hundred pirates and many more were killed in battles were otherwise disposed of however, not all of the people who ended up becoming pirates had originally set out to be pirates in the first place, for example, Buchan ears as pirates eventually came to be known actually started out, basically as salesman the word buccaneer came basically from the mid sixteen hundreds there are a lot of English. French Dutch men. Men who were in the Caribbean. Some of them got there because they were indentured servants others were castaways from VAT various ships, they jumped ship, and they sort of gathered together in Hispaniola, which is modern day Haiti in the Dominican Republican there. They would hunt cattle and hogs they take the meat, and they shirt on something called a boot can which is a wooden frame that they would erect over a smoldering fire sort of like beef and pork jerky. And they sold this jerky passing Spanish ships. The surname them the nickname boo ears or Buchan years only the Spaniards resented having to pay for meat. They believe they already owned so they attacked the buccaneers and the buccaneers attack back. They were successful. So successful in fact that they decided to abandon selling meat and take up piracy fulltime, the most famous buccaneer, captain. Henry Morgan even as a room named after him, which remains popular today. But the buccaneers weren't the only pirates who started out in so-called legitimate careers. There were also seaman called licensed privateers privateer is basically during times of war government can issue. A letter of Mark or private tearing licensed to a private armed merchant vessel. And that piece of paper essentially gives them legal licensed to go out and plunder enemy ships. The ships of the enemy whose at war with the government that issues the letter of Mark now because it sort of resembles piracy and they attack ship. They can bring it back into port. They claim some of the proceeds from the ship privateer is often called licensed piracy, but it is different from piracy because. Wants a war concludes letters of Mark are revoked and you can no longer be a privateer. Now. Many privateers did slide into piracy because the skill set was so similar, and that is exactly what happened to the famed captain, William Kidd. He got a very unusual set of private tearing licenses one was to go into the Indian Ocean and to attack the very tired who are threatening the east Indian trade the other letter of marker private tearing licensed that he received was to attack the French because drinking wounds were England and France rat war. So he went back to New York gathered together a crew, unfortunately, many of his crew member former pirates and buccaneers. But then he went around the Cape Good Hope into the Indian Ocean. He was at no luck, attacking French ships war, pirate ships and slowly almost imperceptibly. At first he and his men geared into piracy, but contrary to public opinion, captain kid was actually no good at piracy by the time. He limped back into harbor with nothing to show for his efforts. There were so many rumors about the enormous riches. He would be hauling that people assumed he must have buried his treasure. And that's why captain William Kidd. And this idea of buried treasure started, even back in the seventeen hundreds and many many people has spent many years and a lot of money looking for captain kids buried hoard, but none of them founded, and none of them will. Because that's one of the great myths of fire Issy pirates did not bury their treasure. But who cares? Right. Because it makes a great story and fuels the imagination behind all of those beloved pirate tales that we have passed down through the generations. The golden age in particular caught the interest of some very good writers like Robert Louis Stevenson at Treasure Island, and the pirates that are presented in Treasure Island are very vicious and cruel, but they also seemed to have a heart of gold almost especially when it comes to Jim Hawkins, and that sort of depiction of pirates as being both ruthless and cruel to their enemies or victims, but having some Deering characteristics in getting the woman getting the girl somehow that cropped up in Hollywood and has been repeated over and over again, and in the abstract people have come to love these roguish heroes, but they're really anti heroes. They're miserable people even some pleasure. Yachts today sport. The black flag of the jolly Roger in jest. But Dolan says piracy is no joke. Unfortunately it. Remains a threat. Even today, you can read more about fascinating history of piracy, and the underside of many modern fortunes that have a less than honorable origin in Arabic JJ Dolan's book black flags blue waters, the epic history of.
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"We do it on Mondays at tar three word game. We go back to the Thursday game. Every NFL game can be explained. In three words. Here we go first Packers and Seahawks. Winless in Seattle. Aaron Rodgers now for four against Russell Wilson Seattle. The Packers this year and five on the road. If a team can't win on the road. And let's. Much different home that on the road. There's a reason and with Green Bay they give up on the run Aaron Jones feed him the rock. What are you doing? They quit on it. They couldn't win Seattle next up. Cowboys and falcons NFC east champs. Dallas is five and five one game. Back a Washington and a host the Redskins short week Thanksgiving Day. Listen, Dallas is limited offensively against Atlanta. They had six points entering the fourth quarter. But when Zeke is turning out one hundred plus yards one hundred thirty hundred forty yards this football team that front seven defensively is a real team. They'll be the weakest division champ if they win it. But it does look like now they control the division. Titans colts ten and Andrew luck has this is weird. He's never lost. The titans. Can you imagine being titans fan you go to one game a year the colts game? Do they Andrew luck is the Michael Jordan of the NFL? Andrew luck. Now has an offensive line. For the first time in his career appears to have a decent running game. The defense is young not great plan or but off coaches deserve credit. I called it three weeks ago. I said keep your eye on the Colt. They're not gonna win the division. They're going to get in as a wildcard team. They're favored by the way by ten joy over your dolphins. Ten over while. You're you're dumping. I can't do what am I gonna say? Yeah. The dolphins ravens Bengals that was fun. Tibo had the record before Lamar Jackson twenty two Russia's by quarterback. Lamar Jackson shattered it with twenty seven. Listen, he's better than I thought he would be he sat around for ten weeks. They've helped some place for fun Gallo whip there those are more like a baseball football. But it was fun now not sustainable knocking to last forever. But that was way more entertaining than what Joe flacco has given me for the previous ten weeks. Buchan ears. Giants. Giant still alive? I can't believe I said that. But the giants are three and seven only three games back of Washington actually have a chance to be a wild card team or when the division. Oh, my head hurts. Listen. Allies been comfortable night. We'll say this. They had a new coaching staff is it fair to give them eight weeks to get their act together. Yeah. I mean, it was really bad for eight weeks. But it does look like in the couple of last week's to protections better allies kind of clicking with people looks a little better eagles saints while the saints say who DAT the ego should say. What was dad forty one point loss? Biggest ever for defending Super Bowl champ? Listen, it's the lottery winner syndrome. You're not used to be in rich don't know what to do with the money, and when you're not used to winning Super Bowls Philadelphia, yet don't know how to