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Chandler, Tar Heels rally past No. 10 Demon Deacons 58-55
"North Carolina rallied from eighteen down in the third quarter to stun C. F. P. number nine Wake Forest fifty eight fifty five tie Chandler ran for career highs of two hundred thirteen yards and four touchdowns including a fifty yard scoring run with one twelve left Sam Howell threw for two hundred sixteen yards and a touchdown while running for one hundred four yards and two more scores for the five and four tar heels Sam Hartman threw for three hundred ninety eight yards and five touchdowns while running for seventy eight yards and two more scores for the demon deacons who dropped eight one I'm Dave Ferrie
13 Fallen Military Members Arrive Back to U.S. Soil
"Back home this week the remains of those thirteen. Us servicemembers killed in the suicide explosion. Outside kabul airport were crowds of afghans. Were desperate to leave the country here again. Abc's martha raddatz president biden and the first lady dressed in black for his first dignified transfer as president. These young courageous americans placing themselves in grave. Danger at the abbey gate of kabul's airport to protect american citizens and afghans trying to evacuate marineland corporal. David espinosa just twenty years old marine sergeant nicole g. twenty three years old days before her death. She was featured cradling. An afghan baby at the kabul airport writing on instagram. I love my job. Marine staff sergeant. Darren taylor hoover from salt lake city. His father calling him. One heck of a leader. Army staff sergeant ryan nas marine corporal hunter lopez marine lance corporal riley mccollum of jackson wyoming was just weeks away from becoming a father marine lance corporal dylan merola marine lance corporal kareem nicoli from nor co california. His father saying he did not hesitate to be called to duty marine corporal. Deacon william tyler page marine sergeant. Joe juhani rosario picado marine corporal umberto sanchez marine lance corporal. Jared schmitz navy. Cormon maxed in soviak. His father told a reporter that in the last face time with their son when his mother told him to be safe he said. Don't worry mom my guys got me. They won't let anything happen to me. She realized that they all just went together
What Pairs With Beetle? Startups Seek to Make Bugs Tasty
"Some start up companies are trying to make bugs tasty busy on a deacon stands makes pizza dough from scratch with a twist the first installment and the ticket it's cricket powder he can stand the whole crickets and meal worms cooking classes at her west London home alone Bagga is very very tasty and it's a very easy to make but also if you dried beans that making to a file that you can then incorporate into K. excuses me a warm is quite mild deacon stands says don't get nervous about eating bugs one of them will be on full display for you to see while eating it is not going to be the usual civilians and mac and is going to be like a tropical canning Regan you can eat cricket chips in the Czech Republic in Belgium there's bug beer in in development dried or powdered grasshoppers I'm a Donahue
Former Mauritanian President Aziz in Jail Over Corruption Charges
"The former president of mauritania mohamed abdelaziz was jailed yesterday. He had been indicted in march accused of graft when he led the country between two thousand eight and two thousand nineteen allegations that he denies while under house arrest. He failed to report to police. Sparking is president. Mauritania is a large but sparsely populated west african country who society is deeply divided. Partly that's down to a long history of corruption but also suffers from a legacy stretches deep into its history so martina has actually a long history of slavery representing abolished in one thousand. Nine hundred one lead. That was any backed with criminal laws in two thousand seven. Kinley salmon is an africa correspondent for the economist. Martinez made up of morrish. Elitest can people and also black people of african origin but black mauritanians. Even those who have free of slavery of have been persecuted deported back in nineteen eighty-nine in particular an all. this history is created. Really quite deacon equalities in divisions that still very evident today the countries have been beset unfortunately by a number of coups and corruption so i. It's an a challenge in place and in currently for example stands one hundred and fifty seventh on the united nations human development index. It's a send a country that has had a troubled past and what about its future. Any of that changing Well the signs of change those a presidential election in two nineteen which led to the country's first ever peaceful transfer of power and the new president. Mohamed olga swanee. Many people thought he would follow the status quo but actually acted against the former president allowing parliament to investigate corruption and that's led to arrests of officials including of the former president himself
DK Metcalf Learns Football Speed Doesn't Equal Track Speed
"The most talked about athletic feat for the weekend became Metcalf. Our second from the far right second hit of the 90 men's 100 met cops hanging with them. At the moment. It's failing even Deacon's doing a good job on the inside the siege Indochina and Mike Rogers that was close. 10 12 the winning time. Well, you gotta watch that It was really exciting. But Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf came in dead last in his first pro track and field race. But it was still amazing show and considering he ran the 100 M in 10.37 seconds, and he was asked why he would put himself through. This Was this just a PR stunt working out? I mean, just to test my speed up against the world class athletes like this? No, no, Like I said, Man just had the opportunity to come out here and warn against these guys, which is just It was just a blessing. You weren't afraid of the risk of what might happen in terms of just your profile and just your speed on the field, which we all live to see what Why were you not afraid to risk it? Because I'm a football player and athlete first man, a guy So you know, I just do things because I want to do it. So DK ended up coming in 15th out of a field of 17th in the U. S. Did you hear what that that question was like, Hey, you weren't afraid to jeopardize your profile. There's this so many of us that are held back in life because of our own insecurities and being afraid to fail. I gotta tell you, Ursula. It's okay to fail. And you know what? I love the fact that DK Metcalf put himself out there and said, You know what? I'm gonna go against the best. I love it.
What a WoW virtual outbreak taught us about how humans
"Hit last year, people reacted in different ways from complete denial to volunteering to help others. Some people flouted the rules, while others didn't leave the house, and some even used it as an excuse to hurl racist insults and physically assault other people. These actions may have seemed unpredictable. But a group of epidemiologists was not surprised They'd seen this all play out in another pandemic in 2005. One that happened online in a video game called World of Warcraft, players there became infected with the virus due to a glitch in the software. Side fry producer Daniel Peter Smith is here to talk more about that. Hey, Daniel. Hey, John. So briefly. What is World of Warcraft for those who don't know? Yeah, it's one of the biggest online multiplayer games of all time. It's been around since 2004 and basically you're playing in this huge medieval fantasy environment with millions of other people across the world. You can play as an orc made warrior. That kind of thing so kind of dnd stuff. On Deacon, explore the world and fight monsters and go on quest with other people I've heard about it never played myself that this m pretty cool. So how did this all start with the epidemic in the game? Yes. So in 2005 Blizzard, the company who makes world of Warcraft they created a new challenge. And basically was you go to this one area you battle of big villain, which is called a bus. This big snake demon thing that would cast a spell on you. That gave you a kind of infection, And this infection was called corrupted blood and the small basically, just like slowly sapped your health away while you were fighting it. It would obviously affect you in battle. But once you defeated the boss, you could like go out into the main world and you're basically non infected anymore so individual players could get infected while battling the boss. But then how did the spread the other players? Great question. So there was a bug in the software where if you had a pet with you can have these like companion pets. Your pet would also get affected on when you left the area and went back to the main world. Pet continued to carry the corrupted blood infection, and it would spread it to other players and other characters in the game, and they would slowly die. So this is basically a computer virus that was acting like a real virus, right? And this sparked the interest of some epidemiologists who happen to be playing the game at the time, and I talked to Eric Molinski about this. He's the host of the podcast called Imaginary Worlds. Which is a show about how we create these worlds and where we suspend our disbelief. And he reported the story about this outbreak and how studying virtual epidemics can teach us how to deal with real ones. And I started by asking Eric how the virus started to spread in the world, and he told me that in a virtual world, it spreads very easily and very quickly. In the real medieval world, you know, plague would would travel about as fast as it is the horse But you know, in this magical medieval world, you can teleport back to cities. And a lot of these cities have what we call in PCs non playing characters, so it could be like a shopkeeper or guard or, you know, just sort of townsfolk in the background. But they all got infected with this thing. So they were walking around, infecting everybody else. A symptomatically, which is also a very weird thing, which has been which is not supposed to happen. And so that's another way that they disease spread really quickly and like did you have to be like really close to them toe like actually get it like how it works with Cho. But, yeah, Yeah, You definitely need to be close to get to get to them. And also, you know, the longer you play in the game, the more sort of health and wealth you build up. So you you could almost be like the NPC is where you feel. It's equivalent of you have a cough. You know when people get Coben and they say, Oh, it wasn't that bad. It was just like a mild flu. Or maybe somebody has access to, you know, very, very high and medicine. You know, it's different from some of the lower level players that people that just don't have the time to invest that much into their characters and build up. That health and those people were just getting wiped out like crazy, and you would really get sick. I mean, you would just listen. I like about the blood would come out of it wasn't it Wasn't like you just sort of like turned into a skeleton and disappeared. Yeah, that is pretty graphic. So this country attention of some epidemiologists in effect, Furman, who at the time was at Princeton and Eric Lofgren. So they were gamers. Also, they were like, also in World War craft at the time. Yeah, What was fascinating to them was not exactly the way that the virus spread in the game as much as the way people reacted to it, because his epidemiologists they would often do you know models try to figure out how are people going to behave on economist have talked about this lately to that for so long. They're mathematical models would assume that in any situation People would behave what they were considered to be rationally and so with world of Warcraft, Here's a virtual environment where most these characters are being controlled by real people, which meant that they could study the behavior in real time as to how people reacted in the situation like this. It was really fasting to them because they were reacting in ways that no mathematical model would have predicted. Yeah. Can you describe those reactions into some of the amazing similarities to hell? That epidemic mirrored our real life pandemic? No. Sure, So has the menu before the sort of subset of players who were inadvertently responsible for spreading the disease were hunters who they're, you know, they're digital pets got infected, So there was a lot of sort of scapegoating against these, You know hunters, and I mean, it's a much, much more serious situation, real world. But there's a lot of anti Asian racism that you know, immediately started when covert 19 came to the U. S. It is still going on today. There were fake cures being spread around and just Ton of misinformation and conspiracy theories. People thought the company of Blizzard had created it on purpose. Or maybe there was some disgruntled employee who had created it. It was very hard to get correct information in the sea of misinformation. Another thing that was really interesting was that there were people that were good Samaritans people with very high health points. You know, people had a lot of health and wanted to help use their you know, go into infected areas and use magical spells to cure people, But very often they overestimated how healthy there Characters were and then they would get infected well, and then you know, there's a subject you've talked about before on the show Briefers. Um, you know, in this case, you know, it's people that basically have very troll ish behavior online, and there are people that would actually go up and try to infect other people, Which you know doesn't happen very often. You very rarely hear stories about that. But actually, Blizzard wanted people to do social distancing. But you know, in a video game where the whole point is that you get to interact with other people through their avatars. Social distancing is not a fun way to play the game. And they were just a lot of people that simply didn't care. People are flooding the rules. People were being jerks, and then the other people who are taking it very seriously. We're upset, and we're just saying, you know, you're ruining the game for us. This is not a joke for us. And that kind of conflict in terms of you know how seriously do you take it from? How much do you follow the rules? That, you know, had a lot of interesting parallels as well. How How long did the epidemic last in World of Warcraft and how many players got infected? Unless for about a week, which obviously compared to what we've been through doesn't sound like much, but so at the time World War craft had about 6.5 million players around the world and over half of them. About four million were affected by the virus. So it was huge. I mean, you had to just kind of like, you know, escape to a virtual mountain top and let your character just sit there for the whole week. You go to your your virtual cabin in the woods if you wanted to avoid. This thing or just not log on which obviously for you, cos disastrous, All right. It's like, oh, boy. Time to go to the top of a mountain. Do nothing. My favorite game log back in and see if my character is still staring at the sky so the virus is spreading in the game. There's like unchecked spread. People are traveling all over the place, and eventually, things like Stop mirroring. Reality as I understand it, because unlike reality, World War craft has an all powerful game developer named Blizzard, right? Yeah. I mean, this is the thing where you know you wish you were living in a virtual world. They took control of the whole thing there. First. They tried to put in a bunch of patches to stop the virus and that wasn't working, And eventually they had to just reboot the whole system. Yeah. So one of the things I thought was really fascinating about your episode is that the epidemiologists really anticipated this wave of noncompliant behavior that popped up with our current pandemic. I'm going to play this clip from your podcast, imaginary worlds. Epidemiologist Eric Lofgren talking about that, and I think one of the things that we're seeing in parallel is a lot of people don't take infection seriously, if it is not personally a risk for them. So you see a lot of people talking about Corona virus, and I'm like, Well, I'm young. I'm healthy. The mortality rate isn't that high for me. So why should I care? And I think in the corrupted blood case There was a lot of that similar thing where, you know, Okay, This is bad if you're high level, but it's not all that big a deal. But like the server is being destroyed by this epidemic. The economy has been crippled. Everybody can we cooperate for a little bit and get rid of this? Is, I think, sort of the important parallel there. Yeah, it's just incredibly important that epidemiologists are not taken by surprise. To some extent. I mean, obviously they're surprising things about it, but it was not a complete shock to them. And I think because this kind of began to lay the groundwork for epidemiologist understand that people are not going to react like mathematical models and It's an important part of their messaging as well to the public is to is to anticipate that this is gonna happen and again, not be surprised by it. Yeah, we've had quite a few epidemiologist on the show over the past year. And it's almost like they have to be kind of part medical scientist Part social scientist It seems like yeah, they're really inseparable. And again, I've noticed, you know, economists over the years have been talking about this as well that too often that they based things off of these sort of mathematical ideas of what people will do, and people are obviously ah, lot more complicated. It's ironic that what seems like kind of virtual people You know, even though they're controlled by real people is is kind of what made them realize that Do you know what direction was like to this paper when it came out? And if it in the paper had any impact in the scientific community, especially in covert, so was I Guess it is huge. I'm in the paper when when the paper came out, it was huge. Eric Glass granted. Nina for vermin give a lot of talks. It was generally very, very well received paper people were pretty fast in and buy it, and it's and and had a really fun. You know, element do it in terms of video game that I imagine a lot of epidemiologist papers. Don't you know? Don't have so What do you take away from the story after you finished working on it? Well, the thing that I really thought about a lot was what counts is human contact to some extent, you know, that's so interesting to watch. These people interact virtually through this, you know, in in this virtual world because we've all been doing that over the last year. In a way we've all become Maura like players in a video game, you know where we have You know, even when you're on zoom. I mean, you're sort of constantly watching yourself on zoom and it's like there is kind of an avatar version of me that's interacting in this virtual world. And I just I feel like in a way, the whole world has become more like the world of work Craft. Over the last year, and I really began to see that coming when I worked on this episode, and so it's kind of played out exactly the way I thought.
Here's how to support and celebrate Seattle's first-ever Black Restaurant Week
"There Seattle restaurant week and how this works is hundreds of restaurants in the city participate. They have a special three course menu with a set price, And this is all designed to lower diners in But this week is Black Restaurant Week, which is also a marketing campaign to encourage people to eat and black owned rest. Drawn. But the founders of Black Restaurant week which they're based in Houston, actually, but they have expanded out to the whole country, said that a lot of restaurants that are owned by black people don't have these fancy menus and three course menus, so they were always being left out. So I spoke with Reginald Robinson. He owns Alphas, Louisiana, Cajun seasoning and spices in tents, and he decided to open his Alien store because he's from New Orleans. And he couldn't find any of the foods and products that he misses. Red beans and rice are greens, Po boys, catfish, We have alligator. We have the stuff called Boo Dan. We have crawfish and everything in our story is have that Louisiana brand to it. Gonna top sellers is familiar at being because you know, everybody On Mondays they cooked red beings down in Louisiana just to start. Thing they do. Sometimes we even bring blueberry ice cream here. Anyone down south Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, your eyes light up. People be like, Oh, my God, you have bluebell. So Fallon Farrell, who is one of the founders of Black Restaurant week, she says, Because it's systemic racism, it could be harder for a black person to get a bank loan when they're opening a restaurant. The issued in our community is that a lot of businesses a started with people's personal savings credit cards. Usually when they do get loans. They have higher interest rates, so they just don't have that financial will go room. It's really sustained major hits to a business and so you know, a lot of them really weren't able to get the first round of P P p loans and She says, because of the marketing that happens when they do black restaurant week. They really do bring new customers. And I think last year the average ourselves increases about 30% most businesses. CIA, increasing their social media following us well And then when we talk about ongoing business opportunities, people call us all the time. They because all the time about like, Hey, we're hosting a food truck festival. Give me your list of black on food trucks, You know, so it just creates ongoing business opportunity. So the cool thing is, we kind of talked businesses like Welcome to the network because we're always able to push back our opportunities for you. So I thought to Reginald about if he wants to be identified as a black owned business, you know, at this point, there are a lot of women who say I don't want to be the best female stuff. Can I just be the best chef and I wondered if Reginald just wanted to be a business. Until people realized that you know everybody's equal. You may have to do that so we can get attention. But my whole dream is that you just treat black restaurants just like you a tree. Another restaurant. People don't believe it. But as black owned business, you have to go that extra mile. Just to prove what other people don't have to go through, and that's my dream and hopes one day did. We don't have to do that. It is black History month. That's why I thought that it would be a great opportunity to do this story. I don't have it online yet. But in about an hour if listeners go to my northwest dot com slash Rachel Bell, you can find a directory of black businesses in the region on Deacon Go. We don't support local businesses because they all need your money right now.
'Horrible': Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city
"Reports of the most of the massacre in Ethiopia's hideous city as the region's flirty with teams telephone service after three months of conflicts and local deacon has told the Associated Press that he believes that the eight hundred people were killed in a weekend in November at the Ethiopian orthodox church in Axim and around the city bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days at night residents listened in horror as hyenas fed on the corpses of people they knew but they were forbidden from burying their dead by the invading your Richmond sold his Ethiopian prime minister and noble prize will not be asked Matt and now the fighting is the world focused on the U. S. election he accused T. grates regional forces of attacking the military I'm Karen Thomas
After Decades-Long Push, It's Not Clear Who Will Bid In Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale
"The trump administration has fewer than three weeks to go and is working to lock in oil drilling in the arctic. National wildlife refuge. It's holding an oil lease sale next week. Deacon handling of alaska's energy desk reports it's unclear. how much oil is under the refuge. Supporters of drilling in the arctic refugees coastal plain often point to its oil potential as a reason to develop the remote stretch of land president. Donald trump has described it as the gravesites of energy in the world. But while geologists say the rock formations oil seeps and old seismic results seem promising. The data available is still limited. We don't know very much about this area. David house neck is senior. Research geologist at the us geological survey and he helped with the agencies last assessment of oil potential and alaska's coastal plain back in the late nineteen ninety s. The usgs calculated anywhere from about four to twelve billion barrels of recoverable. Oil house. next says that's a whole of oil but also a huge range in part because it's based on seismic data from the nineteen eighty s. Technology has come a long way since then going into a lease sale in the coastal plain with the only data being thirty five year old. Two d data is quite unusual house. Neck says what's also missing from the usgs assessment is any data from actual wells in the refuge. There's been just one exploratory. Well drilled in the coastal plain also back in the eighty s on alaska native land but the results of that test well are a closely guarded secret confidentiality agreement and never an end date on it. Mark myers geologist and former commissioner of the alaska department of natural resources is one of the few people who have seen the results from the test. Well outside of the big oil companies that paid for it. So i can't comment on in terms of what i saw even though it was a lot of new york times. Investigation based on legal documents suggested the results were not promising but the amount of oil is just one factor companies will consider when deciding whether to bid in the alaska sale. Another is the money. Myer says it's already more expensive to drill in the arctic compared to say texas on top of that oil prices are still low after an oil price war and the coronavirus pandemic hit the industry. Hard low prices have fallen down to a level that we larry little capital for exploration in these companies. So that's one of the biggest negatives. There's also the controversy says weena gun. An analyst with the energy research firm would mackenzie. The refuge is home to migrating. Caribou polar bears and other wildlife and that has prompted multiple lawsuits to block drilling there. Some big banks site climate change and say they won't fund oil projects in the arctic. An amount of i guess public opinion the it wouldn't necessarily be good p for them to be seen as ruling and the article drilling and environmentally sensitive areas. But perhaps the biggest uncertainty of all is the changing administration. President elect joe biden says he opposes drilling in alaska's refuge although if leases are finalized before he takes office. It's not clear how he would stop it for npr news. I'm teagan hanlin in
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"That sacrament in the future not me not now but in the future can look and say This is why this sin keeps repeating. Okay how can we dove deep into that. Help the penitent Avoid the near occasion of sin and we as a class kinda sorta go around and look at that and then kennedy to help the brother In who's a priest quote unquote in priest. Come kinda give better advice in nurturing. I can't imagine how that that might be really difficult. Because i mean. I'm just trying to think of how your mindset as seminarian going to that class because masses i mean you attend masses all the time craft so you can watch an actual mass on. You can't sit in on a confession correct. You can't have a camera there in the confessional so you can't study another priests doing an actual confession so correct. When that time comes you'll like this is the real thing exactly exactly. It's very interesting. I can't imagine it really. Just make sure i have my own. There's a prayer of lucien That must be said. That precinct gives at the end there. That's something that's probably the only memorize will part and everything else is in the moment. Wow that's amazing. Yeah i can just try to imagine what it must be like knowing that that's going to happen. Yeah and all this preparation that you have for it cracked so were there any. Wow moments during your deactivate year or even during your even during your your year at the saint anthony that you said wow this is. I can't believe i didn't expect this to happen or i wasn't prepared for this. Were there any moments like that. Let's say like First baptism or something like that or have have you. Have you conducted any any weddings yet. I have not. I have not conducted any weddings I think i was supposed to actually but the seminary regulations and combinations because of the virus enabled me to have to stay at seminary And then and then give the mass Give the right of matrimony to someone else. But i did do a baptism. I did baptized four. Babies here At saint faustina. I was actress. Great that they were all in spanish. There were two sour ceremonies They're both in spanish. I believe the first one had one baby And then the second one had three three three kids The it took me the same amount of time versus and second time. So it's either my spanish and reading the words or not knowing what to say or what was next. If you were nervous center at me it could have been nerves. I don't know what it was but it took me the same amount of time to two of them about from baptism. One person and baptized three people the second time around. What is dealing that feeling to be able to. You know conduct the ceremony. It feels like. I hope i did this right. That's all you're thinking about this. Maybe is truly baptized. I say the right words And then after which then you can bask in. Wow the gift of what. God has called me to do as a minister as a representative of the church. I can see you lying in bed. Yeah got it right. I think i got i. Just make sure your kids really baptize. Exactly exactly now deacon ray who's whatever permanent deacons here. He said it was very emotional for him. The first time he baptized where you just concentrating so much not messing it up. You know i before before the there..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"And usually as a pastor. As a first time pastor you may be assigned to somewhere that's kind of smaller get your bearings and you. You may be there alone on the thing But you know. I am not sure. I'm not sure we will know on. January sees me not january june fourth. Which is the day before the ordination. The rehearsal Those are the days which we usually get our assignment. So look forward to any thought of you or any possibility of you. Being here saint faustina. Bear is a possibility for sheriff are the that is an excellent mentor. Really former. Vocation director you noses anyway So if i'm here. I may have to kick out father. David michael moses really. Yeah no possibility of us getting more. Doughty's thou be great. It is growing parish stupendous. Lee wonderful Because the the environment Especially in the rector of just of us three together definitely in the summer You wish maybe it would wish that but if a camera was there just kinda sorta secretly taping all of our fun You would say man. This is kind of how life just tore all great community myself. Deacon joseph father dad and father david michael moses just kinda on the same place You know if we can ever repeat this again. Some time in the diocese ever That would be a wonderful wonderful Achievement but did they say. The directory felt a little empty after the two of us left. Father dad mentioned it was kind of quiet. Made too much well. He did say he did mention several times. How how there was just so much talking late into the night. Yeah lots of great conversations for sure for sure of the top in the time would just evaporate. It would just. Sometimes we find ourselves. It's twelve thirty at night thinking what's going on. It was just nine. You know mass in the morning at seven o'clock good luck to you so you go your separate ways. You've got deacon joseph who who goes back to to rome. Yeah and then you go back into the seminary here now you are supposed to. Under normal circumstances come back and forth cracked because you are the assigned deacon for saint faustina. How difficult was that. You had to swallow that really quickly Being in the parish and the summer was arguably might was my greatest summer experience as a seminarian but may just ranks really high as far as like life experiences concerned so to continue on that and under the mentorship of of a priest at i like a whole lot farther data and being around the community of believers Practicing allowing you to point out my flaws and everything like that preaching the word of god Being with you at different times whether it's an sickness health It's time that..
Progressive Influencer vs. David C. Smalley
"Today we're gonna talk with a content creator. I'm gonna kinda give you some behind the scenes of what goes on in creating content on multiple platforms but then we also have a little bit of a disagreement. And i want to dive into that too and again had those nuanced conversations that you've come to love as part of this podcast so without further ado let me go ahead and bring on the guest. Please join me in welcoming bun daddy to the podcast. It's look. I told you it was going to be cheesy applause. Remember i said that. i'm elliott. Yeah you're familiar. What i've been around. Yeah that's the podcast. That's you know for some reason. I've i space that for just a second and let me just so so let me. Just tell people how i found you. I i came across one of your videos on. Tiktok was life changing for me. it really was. It had a had a major impact on me and it was really empowering should say and then so i followed you on tiktok you have a huge following and it kept growing and kept growing up over six hundred thousand followers or something and at one point you went live and i joined your live and i heard you say oh david smalley just joined and i was like she knows who are you and how do you do and then we started. We started talking. And you're like is listen to the show. I devoured countless hours of the show and probably still scratch the surface because countless hours. Listen to one episode. that's you. I can count them usually about two or three but so how'd you remember how you found the podcast and was like a super long time ago. Yeah no it was. When i was. I had just had my deacon conversion experience from my christianity. And i was literally on whatever podcast app i was using. I searched different Buzzwords like atheism. And i there were a couple of different secular and search for dogma and yours came up as dogma debate back when it was dogma debate and i kind of like i thank my teeth into it because it was so it was ground level. It wasn't anything that i had to really have a lot of. You know like. I had understanding both sides of things but it was an unintimidated thing to approach as opposed to many other things that i had experiences right. That was that was kind of the goal. And that was the goal when i wrote my book to every atheist stuff. I found anything that was either atheist based or christian based or debate related. It was a lot of times. It was really intimidating. It was really. It was like richard dawkins level big words on top of big words on top of concepts on top of things. Like solipsism and methodological naturalism and part of me would just kind of glaze over and go. I don't i mean. I'm sure these aren't complicated subjects but it it didn't feel inviting and so i intentionally wrote my book in a way that would be inviting in and created my show to be the same way. So it's it's great to know that that that it did have that effect. Oh absolutely i mean it was definitely the first kind of it was the first big like involvement or investment. I had in anything in atheist community alongside a couple of other ones that i kind of pieced together and picked and pulled from different episodes of podcasts. But this was the one that i had playing over and over and over while i worked so cool brings a huge mall my face thank you for that. And it's it's kind of crazy because you know that had an impact on you. I'm honored i'm flattered him so glad that that happened and without even knowing that i found you and you had an impact on me in my personal life and so the fact that we were able to connect and now i've become friends is just just a wonderful sort of closing the full circle within the universe. it's it's really a beautiful thing and i have. I finally found the original video. I found of yours now. A lot of people out there may be thinking. Yeah i scroll through tiktok. Sometimes it's just a bunch of teenagers dancing and it's stupid. Unfortunately that is the case for a portion of the app. But that's there's so much more on tiktok. There are so many Political movements and you know people just inspiring each other and thought experiments and magic tricks and skills to learn if you want you use the app for a while. It starts to learn your behaviors in learn what you like and if you do the right things and like the right things it will guide you to really really good content and and. I'm glad that i did that. So i want to play the video that i that i found of yours. That made me a fan. Okay this is. This is deep stuff. And it's just so it's so insightful. And i feel like it. It's it's so palatable in a way that it is generic yet specific enough that if this is happening in someone's life they can definitely Apply it in the right areas that that's what's so great about it so i'm gonna play the message right now. He co q. something. I learned in boating school ak therapy and books. We've all heard people say you teach people how to treat you. And basically what that means is you are responsible in your relationships for establishing and enforcing boundaries that other people have to follow in order to maintain access to you. Those are really key distinction here. And that's the difference between responsibility and if a meteor lands on my car and decimates it. I'm not faults. I didn't do anything. But i'm still responsible for getting myself. New car or mode of transportation because taking responsibility is not the same as accepting blame and the same goes for relationships you are responsible for setting and enforcing your own boundaries. But you are not at fault for someone's actions overstepping those boundaries. You teach people how to treat you by taking on the responsibility of revoking access to you when they don't respect your boundaries. You don't teach people how to treat you by accepting fall for things that other people do.
Los Angeles Rams Hold Off Brady, Bucs Behind Goff’s 3 TDs
"Okay skip. We're going to get through this today. Let's talk about what we saw last night. The rams did beat the buccaneers last night. Twenty seven twenty four despite rushing for less than two yards per carry jared goff picked apart tampa secondary for three hundred seventy six yards and three touchdowns including over one hundred yards to both robert woods and cooper kupp. Meanwhile tom brady finished with two hundred sixteen passing yards on season low five yards per attempt and also threw two interceptions including one on the bucks. Final drive when they had a chance to tie or take the lead the game the forty three year old quarterback brady his third loss in prime time. This season shannon. How much was tom brady to blame last night. A lot of the half out of ten. Don't put this in primetime. Tom brady played more prime time games. Nine super bowl is that prime time thirteen. Afc championship game. Is that prime time. All the playoff game. Don't put that in prime time. Tom brady have played bad. It's as simple as their tom. Brady has not been good. This year needs played here. Well he played good if he hasn't put a game together No our young watched game at carolina just a week ago. Like virtuoso masterpiece when comprehend. Please just let me have my moment. just let me by moment. Twenty two incompletions. Wow if that good you thought about forty eight times you have slightly more than two hundred sixteen to one dollars that good. Goodbye it now. This what we hear brady was inaccurate all night last night on deep balls. Oh for six with two interceptions on throws twenty yards downfield skip bayless and pro football focus. Se tom brady's doing great during the ball down the field the last four gave. He's one for twenty. Throw twenty yards down the field with three interceptions. Now here the stat that somebody. I don't know who came up with this. That they call it a. He leaves the league you this. Tom brady leads. The league in a twenty yard throws sixty me lead to leave but he's twenty. Seven and completion percentage four and affection which third most. What was the final score. Time killed. kim. I will let you have. It was sixty five to nothing more. If i'm not janey why. What did i predict the finals. Go be laughing yesterday. you have no idea. I don't remember shad have really did better. Staleness only got one pro. Football focus also came all stay at near distance. It doesn't matter if the ball is complete or incomplete. Otto completion matter. It doesn't matter because don because you've been telling me all he does is drink and done his backs. Skip good if i thought about georgia. Being the hall of fame. Completions didn't battle. All i was only refuting your point. He's just a dink dunker now. That's what said he's got no arm. He's a noodle arm spaghetti white house. Completion percentage down the field who leads the whole. Nfl in air distance. And i think he just pulled away. Last night beth as consequential stat you saw him throwing the ball down the field lighting and dunk last night when he didn't think and how do look when did he deacon dunk. I think conductor for net three times that he dropped all three of them note that he had antonio brown hair thirteen target eight catches for fifty seven yards seven point one of material. He had ten targets. The chris with seven yards seven catches for fifty three yards. Dak seven point six. He had one receiver that had a double digit average own completion. You he deacon and dunkin what was the final score deferrals court with tom brady lost and the rams one. That's what jared goff. First of all jerry gulf in charm paid like the gave this thing away because they got ultra conservative and they got careless the football but somebody makes go but scale you look off last night. There's no way around it. I don't want to hear anything about the defense. Because i told you everybody based everything because if you wash tampa bay everybody wanted to annoy them after. They did with green bay. And i'll say if you watch that defense. I say the into who said i didn't get to us. They can be hey. I think they're very undisciplined. I out of position a lot more. You think but because that pass rush covers up but they don't get home they can be had. Whoa that they're coming. They could be had skilled. Tom brady he got happy feet. Another one get here and they gotta run. They really do a whole lot but they got around him a little bit and he had had like polka polka. Like do the poco.
"Those cultures who celebrate Halloween is more commonly known as a night when kids and kids-at-heart dress up in costumes in the kids go trick-or-treating Gorge themselves on Molly's in the adults have parties booked it falls on October 31st, because the ancient Garlic Festival of San home considered the earliest known route of Halloween occurred on this day. It marked a pivotal time of year when the seasons changed but more importantly observers also believe that the boundary between this word and the needs to be came especially thin at this time in a black seem to connect with the did this belief is shared by some other cultures. It's a night where it's become tradition to hear or tell ghost stories watch horror movies and generally skyros. And his son doing it here in the southern hemisphere. We haven't really had Halloween is such a huge thing. Like it is in parts of the northern hemisphere particularly the USA but some just celebrated here. So in honor of the season and the fact that there are two Halloween Yves in the world one in each hemisphere, I'm having special episodes of the book in the shadowlands podcast wage one today for our Halloween's Eve and 1 tomorrow for the northern hemisphere is Halloween Eve two nights of January and ghost stories and paranormal experiences. So get comfortable turn down the lights but not too low you want to be able to see what is Luke in in the corner of your room or out in your car door or on your stairs get you a nice warm cup of tea or coffee or favorite Tipple and your rug if it's cold where you are all you want what? Did you hear that? Was it my imagination? That must have just been my imagination. Are you ready to walk with me into this part of the shadowlands and see what awaits us there. Are you brave enough? In let's began. This is the second year that Wilkins should events happen able to have Halloween episodes which are a lot of fun to create invoice. But this year though. It's a little different because I've had some wonderful gifts on I'm going to re share some of them a paranormal experiences that our new listeners and welcomed you all this wonderful evening may not have heard before. I'll start this episode offers an incident that happened to me recently when I lived in the United States and the early to mid-2000s with my v and husband off. At that time I was living in a small town called wax off about 30 minutes out of Charlotte North Carolina beautiful little town. It was mid-morning. It was Daylight broad daylight. I was sitting in our sun room resting because I just hurt my back. I could be remove it was a bit of a mission for me to get on and off the chair but like being in late pregnancy, it took me a few minutes. I definitely couldn't just sleep off by she like I would have family. So I was just sitting there feeling rather. Sorry for myself reading and just resting when out of the corner of my left eye. I see this large blonde Vaguely Familiar woman standing on the other side of our Deacon. I saw her from the waist up which actually was impossible but I didn't even consider this at the time because of the height of the digging from the ground and birth It's made her about twelve feet tall. I did a double-take when I realized she was smiling broadly at me and waving to get my attention. I smiled and waved back at her and called out to Jail the next room. I told him there was someone on our property who was wanting our attention. Could he plz cheak and at the same time? I turned to look at him in the other room when I turned back to look at her if she'd gone.
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"And so we all deserve the same dignity. You know, no matter where wage will email you. Yeah, no matter where I'm born. No matter where a person is born. They deserve the same dignity as me no matter what they deserve the same basic necessities us, right? And so I mean I I mean what I'll be right up there and whenever I say things like that, I always back up, you know, I would pick up him on a Vitae Runner one of the big in circles. I bring up show off. It's in Doctrine weird. So it's part of our laws. It's not only what we have to obey but you think it's politics that's it is it is and so that respond the responses I get our political so I stay away from it. I always respond pest wrong because it was there was only for politics in here. I'm simply preaching on what we're are called to obey simple as that dead. and so yeah things like that nature one of them was not even recently had to do with I just said then you know and we're here we're on the 21st century. And so we should we have no business being in a society where the social interests right? We should all be treated each other equally yes, I started to think yeah this day and age and I got I got some pushback on that. You know that I'm that I was promoting was that separatism? I don't know how long was but it's I think when when things like that happen, we pray for them because there's a a cord being struck in their lives and that that that's important issue not what said but why it was said, you know, one of the things we learn as a deacon is when people ask you. Hey Deacon Ray, how're you doing? Make sure they're not asking you because they want you to ask them. So I always come back to say I'm doing great. How are you doing? This is talk to saddam's ever talk right now. So you it's it's why it was said more than what was said is what we look for is deacons. Do you ever do People come up to you and ask you for advice on you know, voting or anything like that. No. No, I haven't had any political quite as for political device yet. So so eight people come up to you like and ask for endorsements of any know. They have only asked what political party are you affiliated myself when I say none I said as as a candidate have come up to you and say, you know, hey, could I get off? No, no, no. No. No, I get a bunch of text messages who doesn't I know? All right..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"And wrong? A lot of times they want to have an answer and I said pray about that some more just pray some more on that because as of the accurate information looking at right cuz what you do in the parish, that's part of your we're all called to do it right off his mm. Yes. And so the man I've caught our men who are out there helping those who are in need out there. They'll you know, that's cuz that's what that's what's going to require. That's what we do. You know, that's that's what that's what they're good. That's going to be their first grow as a deacon is service service to others. So what are your plans for the future of Saint faustina or your future as a as a deacon? So I mean plans are saying faustina just continue going like we're going right. That's that's for sure as far as me, you know growing up. I was never a good student school didn't go go with me. So again, I feel like that's just that's the Holy Spirit now again with his sense of humor because I'm going to continue my education wage. So when you go in formation, you either could go through the degree program or certificate program. Okay. Well, I want you to certificate program because when you go to the degree program you do a minimester in the summer. Okay, go in there for days a week every day for three hours for Hope for a whole six weeks. Wow. Yeah, cuz you're not going to one three-hour course, I couldn't wage I got small kids. I mean time we're going to summer vacation we can do that. So I went to the certificate but I immediately as an ordination I went back I'm going I went back to get my degree. So I'm I'm getting my Master's in pastoral study. That's a a pastor degree. Okay, that's all I'm going to actually this fall. I'll be done. I have one more class, but the same time I'm doing online classes to get my truck.
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"What is your foot with foot? Let's touch her. Let's her feet and let's go ahead and do our father real quick, but it's still Obedience of faith is sin of it that we are praying every night together, right? And so and it has I will tell you the biggest fruit that came out of the D acting a formation is my marriage strengthening my marriage really it literally not just highlights, but it gleams a huge light hundred times brighter than that one through all the dog. In your marriage it does because that's one thing they protect is the marriage and then so it shines a light on those gaps and then you know where you can yeah where you can work on yet areas that you need off this Marine. Do we call her? That's her name is Marine and at the end of every semester, we do a marriage class. Okay, and we miss Marine comes in there and she's like all these men are like off and she's about to put us in hot water again. So it starts off she gives you talks about marriage. What what what what and then she gives you ten questions wage a wife goes off one way you go off the other answer the questions by yourselves and you'll come together and reflect for the rest of day first year. We did this first is the first thing you do. This is in the office is those four years. I was telling you about, first years did this. Okay. I got the questions. Okay. All right, that's easy know yet. I yes it is no to that. We took Meeting place for me and then he says in our car she comes in in the car and she literally wrote had so much to write she had right on the back and she looked at my paper and she's like, oh this is what's missing from our marriage. I'm like what just happened. It really got serious reading to the point where I'm like, well then maybe we shouldn't do this. Maybe this Deacon thing is for us. I mean, obviously we gotta work on our marriage and every year the last year. I get into the car cuz I'm like, okay, here's my annual beat down and she looks at me and she goes don't worry this year you passed and it was the most beautiful moment ever because I broke down it was I had been working like trying to fill those gaps trying for years. Yeah, and we broke down and we cried together which we do a lot now is something again. I was raised say men. Don't cry. Yeah, and it was just beautiful beautiful beautiful how our marriage is so strong because of Miss Marine, you know, you know the young lady who I thought was a devil of a sudden she's actually my savior and the first time you're rolling your eyes and you're thinking oh gosh. I was like, yeah all those man. I just said every time I was so you're coming to the classroom like, oh, here we go guys. Here we go, and it's year after year with her and then finally, yeah there last year and it's cuz of course we have to a very strong marriage. Right, of course because again and that's one thing I like is that they stress is where husband first and our exit meeting or exit meeting is a one-on-one with the Cardinal home and everyone was exiting meeting the car note looks he's talking to.
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"Hey dishes you got so that's how I like here. I know there's a lot of you know in our sisters and brothers here, they'll say hey Ray. Oh, I'm in Deacon. like, no, I like it when you just call me right back cuz we're family here. And that's why when I preach always start out by saying, you know, good morning and a good afternoon my family cuz this is my family here. I literally went from the Pew to the altar here. And so yeah, I I liked the you know me when type thing right cuz I could be be casual here right? I could be myself here one day if I get moved to another Parish there. I know it's going to be just thinking Ray. That's all they're going to know me off. Yes, because you're coming in as a deacon Deacon. So so is your mom still the same bark? No. No my mom. She moved back to my our small town were from okay, so she had moved back after after her and my dad split up she went back to her small town. So that's where she's at. She's going to that that Perry. Yeah. She go to that Parish. That's also how often do you get back there as much he's like can I served there a couple of times already? Cuz my mom wanted me to but even that I have to get permission. I have a says I have to always go get permission. I said Mom, I just can't show up there and then you say hey go survey no permission. How does that work who talks to him? I send is called a letter suitability. Oh really paperwork. Yeah his paper or you just a phone call Ivanka my Bishop Bishop here, which was just exhilarating. Bishop was a bishop shells. Okay, but he gets the paperwork through my director our Deacon director and he's gotta send a letter suitability saying that wage. You can read croson is a good standing Deacon. Okay their Bishop. Okay, and then their Bishop sends an approval letter to the pastor of the church and then you can serve and I guess they're wow. Okay, and it's good. It needs to be like that. Of course cuz you gotta know who I am you just you know, just cuz I want a dick you sure don't want me if they're preaching Away by the way, what is it breaching what you know, that is a deacon sure of this is a DQ shirt. That's the with the the they call that the stove install. So anytime you see this emblem that's a deacon shirt. And so you have like a ID card as well as the believer in that I do. Yeah, and those are mainly used. Well, it's an ID card. It's on a laminate so it's but it's got little scan thing. So when I go into prisons or Hospital, okay, so they'll know how they're. Yeah. Also, this is like tied in with the government as well. Exactly because the government Archdiocese of galveston-houston, we have approval to go into prisons as well as hospitals wage. And this this is obviously helpful during outside visiting hours. Okay, so going back to your your parents. So we touched up on your your biological father. Yeah. So you said that you would he would you know, just gotten in touch with him recently years ago two years ago..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"But not being there for their everyday things and the simply because I was always working trying to provide right and that happened when I'm you know, we worked out to be working three jobs and then I'd come home and then we'd go to a movie and I'll probably be sleeping in the movie. Right? And then that that when my wife had brought that to my attention ones, I we got less jobs, like I got less jobs, but we started and that's how the soccer developed to we would go on picnics because picnic is a lot cheaper than a movie and started having that really quality time with him, right? So not meaning again. I'm just learning how to be a dad. Right? I looked at I looked at the what do you call that the I guess the physical part the material part of being a providing and not being there really for them the everyday thing cuz that's the way our parents were our parents were this is how we show our love by birth. Exactly. Yeah, that's exactly right, you know is how we showed our love and that's what I was trying to do. And so but no these kids nowadays. They want that to don't even wrong. They want the material being there for them being always there for them trying to be every practice and stuff. Like is there a lot of pressure in any way being a deacon now as a father like well, you're a deacon you should act this way now as a father or well as a changed the way you parent or the way you think about things I think that came should and I know it's a a it's conscious right on my mind. But I mean again when I had the my younger three, I think already being so involved in the entire life being involved in my faith made me a better father, right? I think that the act and it just confirms that yeah because again like my order gets worse a man. You're so much more patient, you know dead. Yeah, and I was in that wisdom that comes with age but mostly I came with just being more involved in my faith. How is that affected your relationship with your parents? So with my mom she brags about me all the time, of course, right? And so so she she's not she's no longer with my my my adopted father. And so um, so she's no longer with him. And so I still talk with him not as much I should but you know, that's there's there's no fought in there either way right here. He went off and he had a another family and so he's doing his thing. So it's not like there's no there's no animosity there any like that we just you know, we just we have our family our lives but mom is very proud of course and so, you know brings mine all the time. Sometimes she calls me Deacon. I'm like Mom dumped I'm here. Yeah, but how does that work wage? Cuz I always wonder with priests. Yeah with a deacon. How does that I don't mean so just Saint faustina as my home. Yes. All right, so it's I'm pretty sure this is a good example of followed that's even mentioned it in his one of his homilies when he goes to his house. He's just that right he gets stared. No one saying oh Father. Hey, welcome come sit. You know he gets there his mom selling home..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"I knew that I was going to need to learn more formal Spanish because I started taking my own classes on the side. So you said okay. Hey, Deacon, if I become a deacon, I know they're going to put me in Spanish Ministry. I need to be ready and stuff and I'm in Tennessee. I'm still learning. I really am I I mean just past week and I paged at the Spanish mass and I did it all from memory, which is good. Like if I'm speaking English and and it caused a lot of it is just getting past your own Pride. I get your name. Embarrassment is just another level another element of Pride. It's tougher when you're older too. Yeah, it is. I mean my parents are from the Philippines and they speak Filipino and wage. I'm just like you growing up. It was all English like you said. Yeah English at home. Yeah, and then later on, you know, I was lucky enough to to learn it, but it's very difficult. Yeah, very difficult to pick it up at but it's so so advantageous being able to speak another it is another language well for me because I want to be able to serve our Spanish-speaking parishioners. And so that's why I think one of that's one of the main reasons why I went when I preached I had my notes and I'm like, I'm not going to do that because especially recently during his hard times. I've been walking closely with many Spanish-speaking people in our community. And so I'm like Ray you you're worrying yourself about practical things and people have more more more more important job. Has to do with you know go up there and and just talk with him and that's what I just did this past Sunday. I just I just when I was up in the sanctuary, I just talked with him. Yeah. Did you have any experiences when you didn't know how to.
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"I don't know. I mean there's no way they're going to accept us back. We were we've already been married since we've been married outside the church, you know, totally for many years now, they're not going to accept so we just drop it then at twelve years old. It's all my first born son at twelve years old. He becomes a Nazi server and he starts bringing up the question again. Like hey, what's you know, I'm like, well, we've been married though too long, but I'm like, you know what? I told us, you know, what Deniz we're gonna make an appointment and I don't care what the priest tells us. We are going. We're not going to leave out of there without him saying wage. He'll Excel except us back, right? It is scary. I mean, it's sort of embarrassing in a sort of way that you haven't you know, yes, you weren't married in church and your kid is at alter serves to everything exactly thinking a lot of courage to do that. Yeah. I mean my my my my kid, he's he's very he's a very good salesperson to like he's telling us and you know, and here you thinking you're just lost call. Pause and I realize that more than ever now that misconception that meaning I guess lost Catholics. I would say think that they're lost causes other two are gone too far gone and there's not a there's no such thing. There's work involved. I'm not going to lie, there's work but there's no such thing. And so and that's what happened with me and Denise and so what I made an appointment. They signed us up with a a deacon take an art chin fat there at st. Barths Saint Bartholomew, and I'm me and my ignorance. I'm like, you see babe, even the priest won't talk to us is giving us a choice some guy named Deacon again. I didn't even know that I would think is were you know, it's a wonderful story and then we go in there and he he literally what I know now how long he literally does the marriage prep questionnaire with you, which he he takes one person out of the room and he's only speaking to one of you and okay. He's asking you all the questions that are on the marriage prep. Cheniere and then vice versa and then so we get in there and he calls us both into the room. He takes off his glasses. He he puts his hand on his forehead, which is I know now, that's just what he does is kind of going to do with anything but at the moment you thought and thinking I grab my wife's hand and I said, this is the moment I gave her that look at this is a mom or he's going to try to run us off and wait and going off. And he goes Denise Ray. Both of you being here is a great blessing and that was it it that's the devil had no longer had Ties on me..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"The year and then and the third year you're doing your sacristan, you know, and it was cool for me cuz it's tough Armour was already doing right so it's pretty neat. Okay become a sacristan and you learn how to prepare them as a pair the books your last year kind of like with the Priestly formation there last year there a deacon. Well our last year with the lights which already have been an acolyte for many years. And so that was easy for me to do so how many years were you in faustina before you became a deacon dead? Well, I was seeing it from the beginning. So that was what 2013-2014. I already forgot when we started this place. And so and then I just got ordained in 2019. So yeah, I'm actually the now you say the youngest but I'm actually the only Deacon quote unquote born here at Saint faustina, right? You know, so and we got many more coming out to me which is beautiful. Right? That's awesome father always like look Greg. You're doing such a great job..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"So like hear me and Denise were brought up and father had gave us her our lectionary book and we become a reader the year and then and the third year you're doing your sacristan, you know, and it was cool for me cuz it's tough Armour was already doing right so it's pretty neat. Okay become a sacristan and you learn how to prepare them as a pair the books your last year kind of like with the Priestly formation there last year there a deacon. Well our last year with the lights which already have been an acolyte for many years. And so that was easy for me to to do so how many years were you in faustina before you became a deacon dead? Well, I was seeing it from the beginning. So that was what 2013-2014. I already forgot when we started this place. And so and then I just got ordained in 2019. So yeah, I'm actually the now you say the youngest but I'm actually the only Deacon quote unquote born here at Saint faustina, right? You know, so and we got many more coming out to me which is beautiful. Right? That's awesome father always like look Greg. You're doing such a great job. You're insecure you're moving people you're inspiring us and know they're probably thinking themselves or heck and Ray could do it. I could do that. Yeah woke up. So how many do we have in the process right now? So we have two coming in the 2023 class? Okay. So every two years they start another class, right? So we have to bring in a 2023 class and then we have right now five and the 2025 class. Okay, so you can see so many things happen. I mean, I prayed it all off. Guys one day become ordained deacons but life happens a going back to what you were saying earlier. When I started just the first two years the first the prerequisite we were over two hundred. Wow, and how many we ended hundred? We we ordained 44 you to us? Okay. So again things happen of course life happens down exactly. So so when you were when you were a kid, did you ever think that one day I'd become a deacon now, I don't even know what a deacon was. You know, what was your so you grew up in San Antonio for my first nine years? Yes, I grew up in San Antonio, which was a beautiful blessing cuz I got to grow up with my my grandparents that helped a lot. Are you from a military family? No. No, I'm not from no military family. I do have some uncles on a military but now okay. So San Antonio what brought you to Houston my mom. My mom, you know, she we came over here to get a little bit wheels and I say San Antonio. I mean a very small city outside of San Antonio. Okay, so she came over. Need a quote unquote big city, right? And so we came over here. And so yeah, okay. It was it work that brought her. Yeah, it was worked out here. So what was your what was your childhood? Like as a as a cash? Are you cradle Catholic or Catholic? You know my grandparents..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"For Spiritual, okay early in the morning. You have to be there 8:00 and you're there till no no earlier. You're there till 5 p.m. And this is you and your wife. Yes. Yes. It's first two years. After those two years, then the nervous comes because that's when you find out whether you're actually accepted officially officially into the program. Is there a whole wedding process? So yeah with your background and everything during the two years you're taking numerous psych tests a logical test. One of them is literally an 800 question and you know, just you just shade in you know, multiple choices shading and you you get to pick up after a while that they ask you the same question many different ways. Okay, right what questions are those I leave now an example would be heavy and it's funny. Have you ever got angry at your wife? Okay. Well, I think every man could ever make mistakes. Yeah, right. So what do you do when you get angry and they give you these options? Okay, and so you go through Thursday. Cause of course you go through financial credit check. Okay, because to be a deacon you have to be responsible person. Of course, they look at your home your what do they call it your your what you owe your racial? Yeah, how much you owe to how much you make and all this good stuff. Yeah, make sure you're not one of those types. That'll embezzle funds exactly. Yeah, or just even a collection. I you know, and I don't mind sharing this. So my first son was born in Nineteen Ninety Four in August and they say hey we had this $640,614 medical bill in Nineteen Ninety Four that you never paid. I don't even I mean wow that's never even came up when I bought my house about my car. I like this is like the formation of them are are are strict more strict than IRS, you know. Yeah. This is that's like like I'm like, I didn't know about that audit level. It's very obvious double its birth. On a level because one thing they'll continue saying is that we're going to begin to live in glass homes, right? We have to be very transparent to do and everything. And so yeah after those two years were there last year last class? They literally put on a on a power point everything that's required to be a deacon and it's a lot and I think the reason why they don't do that as for those who are outright denied, okay, but those who are postponed what questions are, you know, sort of answers would like immediately disqualify you from becoming a deacon the obvious stuff that you could think of from alcoholism alcoholism. If you're went through that drug abuse that views criminal record, you know, I mean, we're not perfect when I call to be perfect, right? That's that's no way because especially as deacons we can empathize with people we don't understand wage. If we if we ourselves haven't had our fall, how can we help those who have right and so and that's another thing that disqualify you actually really are two perfect. Oh, really? Yeah, but I tell you again. I was not planning on being a deacon. I honestly didn't want to be a deacon but I wasn't going to be disobedient to my priest so I'm like, okay, no problem. When I go in there. I'm going to tell him all the bad things. I've done in my life. They're going to be like, oh, thank you for coming. I could go back to my pastor and say hey father. I tried, you know, they say, okay. This is my way out. I'm guessing my way out..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"Thank you so much for joining us Deacon Ray and you are and correct me if I'm wrong here. The youngest permanent Deacon of Saint faustina Catholic Church. That's that's a nice way to put it. Yes, I definitely am your youngest once a week. We have we've got you we've got Deacon Randy and seek an attorney as our permanent deacons. Yes off. And then the other type of Deacon is the transitional transitional Deacon. Okay, and those are the deacons that they're transitioning literally turned out there in the last year and their Priestly formation. So they will become ordained priests next year. Okay. We have two of them here right now. Yes, we have Deacon Joseph in Deacon Houston. Yes, okay and and Father David Michael was a transitional deacon at one time in that here. That's right. Yes. Yeah. We had at the time Deacon Ryan here. Yes. It was now and even beforehand we had a deacon math. So Matthew, yes, we have been very blessed to have very good transitional deacons not to say that they're all good. But I think we've had the best ones. So is there any chance of a permanent Deacon like let's say God forbid in the future something were to happen to your wife and you you know, your kids will be all grown up. And is there any chance of you becoming a priest is that I mean chemically speaking? Yes, but it's very very very rare and it's has to get the approval of the Cardinal or Bishop. We have a car no, but the bishop of any diocese wage, but it's going to be rare. I mean every situation is going to be different. Of course. I personally know of two deacons in which that happened in archdiocese and they had applied for it and took it. It didn't happen Okay, and a lot of that happens to do with age. So you thinking cuz there's actually it's two different formations the formation in which we go through as a dog. Can end the formation as in Priestly it's actually two different roads. I mean sure they may be parallel and sometimes they they interact they they they intersect but it's very different. So you're asking a a permanent Deacon who probably we pray at this point are are up there in age to go to become a priest. They literally have to do the the whole eight years. There's a there's a different theology degree. They have to go through right there's different missions they have to do okay and most of these deacons have family. They have birth kids. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. So so so take me through the process of because since you were the you know, like I said, you're the youngest yeah, like how that sounds the younger..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"Thank you so much for joining us Deacon Ray and you are and correct me if I'm wrong here. The youngest permanent Deacon of Saint faustina Catholic Church. That's that's a nice way to put it. Yes, I definitely am your youngest once a week. We have we've got you we've got Deacon Randy and seek an attorney as our permanent deacons. Yes off. And then the other type of Deacon is the transitional transitional Deacon. Okay, and those are the deacons that they're transitioning literally turned out there in the last year and their Priestly formation. So they will become ordained priests next year. Okay. We have two of them here right now. Yes, we have Deacon Joseph in Deacon Houston. Yes, okay and and Father David Michael was a transitional deacon at one time in that here. That's right. Yes. Yeah. We had at the time Deacon Ryan here. Yes. It was now and even beforehand we had a deacon math. So Matthew, yes, we have been very blessed to have very good transitional deacons not to say that they're all good. But I think we've had the best ones. So is there any chance of a permanent Deacon like let's say God forbid in the future something were to happen to your wife and you you know, your kids will be all grown up. And is there any chance of you becoming a priest is that I mean chemically speaking? Yes, but it's very very very rare and it's has to get the approval of the Cardinal or Bishop. We have a car no, but the bishop of any diocese wage, but it's going to be rare. I mean every situation is going to be different. Of course. I personally know of two deacons in which that happened in archdiocese and they had applied for it and took it. It didn't happen Okay, and a lot of that happens to do with age. So you thinking cuz there's actually it's two different formations the formation in which we go through as a dog. Can end the formation as in Priestly it's actually two different roads. I mean sure they may be parallel and sometimes they they interact they they they intersect but it's very different. So you're asking a a permanent Deacon who probably we pray at this point are up there in age to go to become a priest. They literally have to do the whole eight years. There's a there's different theology degree. They have to go through right there's different missions they have to do okay and most of these deacons have family. They have birth kids. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. So so so take me through the process of because since you were the know, like I said, you're the youngest yeah, like how that sounds the younger. Yes. I you must be in a Catholic Church know so how does the process start? How long does it take? The total process is seven years seven years..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"You just sit out there and you get to see like, you know, like a thousand people leave the church and just talk to them and Shake Hands hugged them each other doing you just talked to so many people and then but now, you know, just you can't have that experience. And so it was it challenging at the beginning. It was challenged. I never expected. I've been looking forward to preaching my whole life. I never expected everyone to be wearing a mask when I was preaching and I you know, I'd say a joke. I didn't know if we were laughing or smiling if they got it, you know, it's just it looks like a dead face and and a lot of people are watching online as well. Exactly. Exactly. So the these people online so you never know how they're reacting to what you're saying. So it was It kind of difficult and and finding okay, what do I do? you know when I was in the Summers, I would just I'd spend my whole day at the church and I just walk around all the different activities going on pop in and see how they're doing checking on I'm talked to people and that's a whole new game. Mean I drop in on you know, the yeah, U. Yeah sumbang now is what I have to do. Yeah would drop it on the youth groups at the parishes. You know, I last summer I even like going to like the senior citizens game days, you know and playing like cribbage or whatever was with them and just having fun. That's that's the fun part about being a seminary in the summer. You just you get to have a lot of different experiences. So it was definitely difficult definitely a month. But you do see you do see a lot more in challenging times people rise up in their generosity and that's what I've seen here. I mean people give a lot of time just to make sure that we need is on Sunday people really have been faithful of logging on and the numbers that you see if people watching live stream has been pretty amazing to see and in very inspiring thought people from all over the world attending as well. I know I heard we got South Africans turn tuned in. I mean, it's crazy. It's crazy. So what what do you want the parishioners of Saint Louis? You know to remember about your time here. Well, that's a good question. I hope people just remember me as being someone. Joyful excited about being a priest and excited about loving the people off. Yeah, if I can inspire people to just live their life radically for Jesus. That's that's what I think we need a lot of people will be willing to just do radical things and how much juice can be found in that, you know may seem difficult may be tough at the beginning as it was for me. It was tough and difficult but there's just there's a lot of joy and fulfillment and meaning that they've brought when we follow the lord in his imitation. I hope can be an example..
"deacon" Discussed on In The Pews
"Welcome Deacon Joseph. Thank you. It's going to be here. It's great to have you now. You're one of our transitional deacons here at Saint faustina Catholic church. And you've been with us for how long now about two maybe three months to three months and it's a quick quick. Stay here. Yeah. Terrible Sienna now, normally, I understand that took a transitional Deacon will be with a parish for an entire year. That's right every other weekend. So what happened here, if you could explain, you know, I think like to say I'm kind of crashing a party g r d confused in a coma is yall's real transitional Deacon signed to this person a real it's true. He's he's the assigned transitional. Okay. And he so he he'll be coming every other weekend or that was the plan. We'll see what happens with coronavirus and then birth But for me, the reason why I have a little bit of a different stay with you all is because in the Summers, I study and Rome at the North American college. So I have a unique opportunity to do my theological training over there. Okay, and so throughout the year, I'm actually in Rome. So there's no way I could come to a parish every other weekend in Houston. Okay. So that was the plan ever thought you'd only be here for a few months. Exactly. Exactly. Yeah. Okay this summer. I was supposed to go to Mexico, but that didn't work out because of because of all that's been happening. Exactly. Okay, then how did you end up in Rome? Yeah. Great question question. I ask myself often. Yeah, I would say so after I graduated from the University of Dallas Trinity Seminary is where I went for my Philosophy degree the first the first day stage the Cardinal asked Cardinal dinardo asked me to go Rome to do my theology there. Okay and so long He was the one that asked me to go over there and so about I've been there now three years and I'm doing my theology there. Most most guys do study here in Houston off for me. He wanted me to go over Roman experience The Universal Church in Rome. And so so why do you think were chosen to go Rome a great question again? Another question. I asked myself everyday, I would I what I tell people is that it's not so much that it's something I did or something extra special about me..
'Our hands are tied': Local aid workers exposed in pandemic
"A mask, official reports say. Kim urged authorities to take precautions ahead of Typhoon Bobby's arrival. A storm came just weeks after monsoon floods damaged infrastructure farms and killed at least 20 North Koreans. That's according to media reports and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which works with local partners on the ground there, Nazanin today Cummings lectures on humanitarian studies at Deacon University in Melbourne. She says Pyongyang usually turns to foreign aid groups for disaster relief. And to make that happen, these agencies need to build trust with North Korean officials. International organizations are really dependent on having relationship. Inside North Korea, where they have access to information and access to people and access to places that are affected by his after. But because of the covert 19 pandemic, many foreign aid workers are now locked out of the country today coming says You can't do zoom calls from abroad with North Korean officials to coordinate disaster relief. She says Pyongyang's containment measures like closing down its borders and limiting domestic travel were extreme but perhaps necessary. So I think the way North Korea has responded to the pandemic shows that the authorities understand and are very cognizant of how weak the health system is and how how devastating Corbett could be North Korea Earlier this month, Kim Jeong Eun made a rare admission. His economic reforms have failed. He largely blamed the pandemic, international sanctions and natural disasters Today. Cummings agrees that Cove it and US and United Nations restrictions have impacted foreign aid. But she pushes back on the notion that disasters in the North are natural. They don't become disasters and hold a interact with human decision making the inability to be prepared for disasters, the inability to mitigate risk for the disasters and the inability for people to have a system that supports them to be able to make it through hazards without casualty. She adds, the impact of typhoons and floods could be lower if North Korea made caring for its people a priority for the world. I'm Jason Strother and soul.
Fashioning the Enslaved Servant, an interview with Dr. Jonathan Michael Square
"Thank you so much for joining us today Dr Square. Welcome to dress. You so much for having me. I'm excited about the conversation. Yeah. Me Tell and what that conversation is. Really kind of going to center on today is part just part of your research for a book that you're working on currently. But. Before we get to that I'd like to ask you first how you came to the feel of fashion studies because this is something that I've started recently asking all of our guests. We actually get a lot of questions from people about like how do you become a fashion historian or fashion scholar and I, think it's really really interesting and compelling to hear about all of the various different passes study that kind of leave some of us to what we do. We'll April I was actually born fashion. I love that. But in all seriousness, nurtured a lifelong interest in creative expression. My parents went to art school in I grew up around their art. So anyone who's known me for a long time will tell you that art and fashion. They've always been passions of nine. There was a moment where I like dabbled with being a fashion blogger. Do remember fashion bloggers. Before influencers pre influencers. Exactly like if you Scroll Deacon. Some. Items, you'll see me trying to be a fashion blogger. I cringe. At, those posts. But I won't delete them because I have like this historians archiving in post like just like jump into your head from that moment. But in any case, didn't really start to identify as a fashion scholar into like the tail end of my doctoral studies and did a PhD in history it in my you. Know what I was doing. Created a digital humanities projects. Fascinating freedom. Admitted to be like online resources, people who are interested in the relationship between fashion, the fashion industry in. Slavery. In also being from the Vienna of always been interested in the history of slavery in my own history is an ascendant of enslaved peoples. So this my current research, digital humanities, projects, sort of Mary's those two interests. So but I would say dead, you know it's through that project. I became less a fashion consumer, a lover fashion in that became a real fashion scholar off the tonight fashioned myself. Myself into a fashion scholar, and we will definitely at the end when I ask you how people can find. You can tell people and direct people to that resource, which is still online. You know you're talking about being a historian and an you have remarked me in the past that our research is incredibly important to you, and that you I'm quoting you both fetish is and theorize the archive. In what way does that inform your research particularly, the research that you're doing right now yet, that's a great question. I mean. I think fashion designers, I don't think I know fashion designers use textiles in is story I used ticks in in a Lotta ways. I. Think it's the same intellectual work. In different mediums, my research based in part on abject analysis. So this chapter that we're going to describe amusing to as coastal worn by enslaved valets as appointed departure, but really the grist of the research lies in analysis of archival documentation. In historians, we're taught to think critically about the archive as an epistemological space. Was not just a repository of dusty. Oh documents. It's a place where knowledge is created. It's also a place where some narratives or privilege in other narratives are excluded are sidelined. In, all comes down to power. You know the word archive comes from over in ancient, Greek, which I will not bother butcher. On Your podcast. But the word means to be I, are to rule. So a lot of words that convey power in control whether it's Monarch are hierarchy or anarchy sort of the Ri- from the same word. So archives are about power. In the archive in those who control, they'd have the power to save bonaire to. Are To control. The way history is told whether it's historical figure our nation. In my particular case, it's a for profit company. In Brooks brothers particular. Its archive is run by a DC based marketing firm in corporate archive known as the history factory. It was founded in nineteen, seventy, nine in the history factory helps construct corporate identities and build brand narratives, and so you can think about the survival of Brooks, brothers. Archive is being indebted. To this firm. Founders of the history factory actually restyle to brooks brothers in the late Seventies. Early Eighties when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy, you know people weren't really buying suits anymore and they really had to restructure. In. This firm basically archived at his own expense. It doesn't they believe that it was important. For the history of the company now myself getting lost in. The weeds, the research? When the company was bought by Claudio Delvecchio. Awesome Brooks sputters, enthusiasts, he paid for the the BECO IT expenses. In History Company, she still advises Brooks Brothers. The often tell them to focus on innovation in nonconformity on, of course, their brand strategy sort of ACLU's any connection to slavery, but you can think about the survival of Brooks is being due to like the generosity are the largest of these like to wealthy white man who have emotional connections to the brand
Prince Harry and Meghan distance themselves from new book
"Harry and Meghan are in the spotlight again. A new book has just been released on the Deacon, Duchess of Sussex, which focuses in on the turmoil amongst the Royals just before the couple walked away from their senior roles, the first installment of a serialized version of the book Finding Freedom lay bare relations between Harry and Magnum with him and Cates. After the decision was made for the pair to go into self imposed exile. One incident describes how Kate barely acknowledge Megan and her Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March, even though they hadn't seen each other since January. The book also suggested Palace officials were concerned that Harry Um Megan's popularity was overshadowing other senior Royals ad of the book's release, Harian Meghan issued a statement denying taking parts in the publication.
How One Covid-19 Victim Was Lost in the Chaos
"Images and stories from the pandemic that will be seared into many people's memories forever. One of them was the discovery in April of rental trucks, holding dozens of dead bodies out a funeral home in New York City. The people found that day were victims not just of the coronavirus, but of a system overwhelmed one of them was seventy two year old nathaniel hallman. He lived in the Bronx with his wife Mitzi. They were married for forty two years. He repaired whirlpool appliances and in retirement he and his wife or a Deacon and deaconess at the Church of the Meek Baptist. Harlem they visited. visited the sick and shut ins in early April at the height of the pandemic and New York City home in was at a Rehab Center in the Bronx, where he was diagnosed with nineteen, the sent him to the hospital next door where a few weeks later he succumbed to the disease, but that's not where the story ends. It's where it begins our reporter Michael Phillips. He died on April Seventeenth, at Saint Louis Hospital and his goddaughter hope who is a very astute person. decided she would take responsibility for making sure that he was cremated and taking care of and and so his wife is widow. mitzi wouldn't have to do it. And so hope was under the impression that she had only seven days to get his body in the hands of funeral director, or the hospital would give the body to the city, and the city would bury him in a mass grave on Hart Island, which is a the Potter's field for New York City. One hundred and fifty years that the people have been left behind have been buried on on heard island. And, so she thought okay I've got a week to find somebody to take care of the body, and she started calling funeral homes, and they were all full. This was the height of the epidemic of hundreds and of New Yorkers were dying at a day on the day that that Daniel died three hundred eighty four New Yorkers died. And so the funeral homes would just overloaded. She called something like twenty funeral homes, and they all said we can't take him. Her Middle Son was even doing an internship at a Newark New Jersey funeral home and they were full to take Nathanielsz bodies. So she grew more and more panicky over the course of the week, and she contacted a family friend Reverend up in Connecticut, Marshall, Morton and Reverend Morton being in the you know the business of of being a clergyman new number of funeral home directors called up an old contact that he had named James Robinson. Mr Robinson worked out of a funeral home in Neptune City New Jersey as well as one in Brooklyn. And so he said, according to Reverend Morton I'll take care of this for you. I've got it and please. Please take the body down to my funeral home in Neptune. So the Reverend and hope son managed to find a funeral director, who would could drive the body out of New York to Neptune New Jersey Neptune city. And deliver it just before the what hope thought was the deadline at the hospital. They get the body out of there, so they took the bodies of Neptune city Mr Robinson the funeral director was not there. A person who was there said I'm sorry. I can't accept this body. They called up. Mr Robinson the funeral director. And this is where there's a lot of disagreement about what took place, but from the point of view of the family and Reverend Morton. What happened was Robinson said. I didn't mean for you to take it to. New Jersey Take my place in Brooklyn, this is something that that Mr Robinson disputes. He says he never said such a thing. The driver took the body up to Brooklyn to a funeral home called likely funeral services on UTICA avenue in Brooklyn. He dropped the body off there with the people who were there. They put it in. A refrigerated truck was parked on the street. And the family assumed everything was OK at that point. The body was supposed to be cremated on the twenty ninth so a few days later. And when hope called the the crematory to ask whether or not or godfather had been had been cremated, she got an answering. Machine were closed for maintenance the next day. She got answering machine message, but Never received confirmation he had been cremated. During this time news broke about all these bodies in Brooklyn in U. Haul trucks, and that was the same address where they had dropped off Mr Hallman. So hope began to panic and put things together. She called up the Reverend. The Reverend put things together. They all started to worry and at that point they tried to get Mr Robinson to explain where the body was. They tried to get a funeral home to explain where the body was tried to get the city. Medical Examiner explain where the body was, and they just couldn't find. It took until the fifth of May until. Finally learned that her godfather's bodied Nathaniel Hamad's body had actually been in the back of an unrefrigerated u-haul truck left on the street in Brooklyn, just a horrible horrible discovery, and it wasn't the end for Nathaniel. Family, who then spent several weeks trying to get his body and arranged for his final resting. What happened after this? There was another misstep when the bodies were discovered at the funeral home. In the U.. Haul trucks hope called the city medical examiner's office. They had come over. You know when the when the police got there and the after nine one one call reporting bodies and trucks on the street. You know hope called everybody. She could find the governor's offices. The attorneys general of the State of New Jersey and New York. You know. Where's My Godfather? And when she called the medical examiner's office, they had already collected sixty one bodies from the trucks and from clerk. Lee's funeral home itself, including many that would simply on the floor in various states of undress, and on the floor of the Chapel at the funeral homes just loaded with bodies. And so she when she called the medical examiner's office, they went through the list of all the bodies. They retrieved from the funeral home from the trucks. And Nathaniel Holman's name was not on the list, so for days and days she couldn't find out where he was. She even went over with Reverend Morton to the funeral home. Mr Clearly was not there at the time. Mr Robinson was not there at the time and she said. My father was here. Where is he and couldn't couldn't get an answer? And, what happened was and the fifth of May. That medical examiner's office discovered that the name on his paperwork had been reversed as hallman nathaniel so when they had looked up the bodies they had. When hope it call then they looked in their record, says he will what bodies we have. Do we have in home? It came up as a negative. The only had a home in faneuil. And by the fifth of May, they figured this out, and now remember he died on the seventeenth of April, so we're no weeks into this, and only then does hope discover that. In fact, her godfather had been in one of trucks and was now in the care of Medical Examiner's office. At that point, the the medical examiner said look. We have him safe. He's in. You know in cooled unit, so he's he won't decay. To be blunt about it. You can leave them here until you find a funeral director. WHO's able to cremate him? which is what the family wanted to do, so they held onto him and it wasn't until five weeks after his death. I think thirty nine days exactly after his death that they were able to get him cremated, and now his ashes are in an urn that his his widow Mitzi keeps at her bedside Michael. What else did you hear from city officials in response to this as well as from the quickly funeral home. The state authorities suspended Mr Claes. Licensed to act as a funeral director, and then held a series of hearings online hearings to decide whether to permanently revoked his license for you know poor practices, the ruling has not yet come out. They've had three hearings and the lawyers have submitted final closing statements, but the administrative law judge has not yet ruled on whether to revoke his license in listening to the at least one of those hearings, and in talking to Mr.. Claes attorney, he's basically the the argument is they were holding the bodies in the U. Haul trucks as they were moving them from the refrigerated truck which was. Recognized waited two whole bodies into the funeral home to be packaged up four cremation. And so he said we would keep them in the in the U. Haul trucks for a while and then move them. It was hard I think for the prosecuting attorney. I guess he'd be called the prosecuting attorney. Understand that because the argument is why not just move them from the refrigerated truck all the way into funeral home instead of stopping. This is just a matter of a few yards, so stopping and putting them in a truck. Mr Quickly. That's Mr Clarke's defense as well as his lawyer said to me. Look the whole city was inundated with bodies. Just wasn't enough. Space to handle the mall and so things happen. And he said that he thought it was unfair that his client Mr clinically was being singled out when so many other funeral homes were also overcrowded in his in his argument. So, that that is his defense Mister Robinson's defense. He has not been charged with any anything by the state. He has not been his has not been suspended, but in talking to him, his argument is. I never had that body. I never signed any paperwork saying that that body was under my control so everyone who says that I did agree to take control of Mr. Hammond's body is line. That is his argument. There are text messages back and forth in which he says that he would take care of the body, but he also said and give me the paperwork, so there's now a lawsuit underway Msci Hallman and hope dukes. Who is the the Goddaughter of Daniel? Hallman have filed suit against the he quickly home as well as Mr. Robinson And are seeking damages for what they describe of course as mistreatment of Nathaniel remains. Michael as you say, and as you've heard from many of the people in this story, Nathanielsz body was one of dozens discovered in rental trucks during the height of the pandemic. What did reporting out the story and what happened in this one case? Tell you about what happened here in New York at the height of this. So, what are your takeaways from this tragic story? This won't come as a surprise to anybody but. When the pandemic really hits and went really hit New York. Hardest I. At least in the United States of course. It just overwhelmed the system. The city and the people who who manage these things would just not ready for overwhelming the doctor. Was Internal Internist resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Who took? Mitzi up to see Nathaniel before he died is she would cry constantly into her. into a mask and goggles because there's just so much misery. All around her. And the same situation occurred with with the body's. Just the city. Wasn't prepared for the awfulness that that's that hit it. I can't judge whether they should have been more prepared. Or there was some mistake making made made at some point. That's not really within my capacity to judge. But, certainly, it was overwhelmed. And that meant that there are a lot of a lot of collateral damage and. Michi and hope, and of course Nathaniel himself were part of that collateral damage, and now I think. Between lawsuits and historians and journalists looking back at what happened. We'll start to peel that apart and figure out. Who did what who could have done things that were you know could have done things better and who who? Who did the best they could?
Counting on Moru
"Counting on mortem. Had strong likes and dislikes. When he liked something he loved it. And when he did not like something, he absolutely hated it. No one could make him do things that he did not want to do. And no one could stop him from doing what he wanted to do. Moral liked to climb trees and steal raw mangoes. He would creep the branch pretending to be achieved how in a deep doc jungle? He enjoyed catching insects, the blue green bottle fly with the big shiny hit. The Tin and Crisp Grasshopper and the Yellow Butterfly who scholar came off like powder on his fingers. Moral loved flying kites. The higher the better he would climb to the tallest status to get his skype sore far above the clouds like a brilliant eagle, trying to reach the Sun. Mujuru light numbers. Number one looked thin and lonely. Hundred was fat and wely. How graceful nine was. Even more soul when she stood next one and became nineteen. Numbers were like an unending staircase. Moral imagined climbing them one by one by one racing up sometimes do sometimes three or four more steps at a time. When he was tired, he saw himself sliding down the banner still with the numbers. We wing at him. Unlike rice at lunchtime, which often finished before, anyone was even half full. Unlike friends who had to go home just as soon as the game was starting to be fun. Numbers were all ways there. On Energy and in fine nightly fun to be juggled, sorted matched shared, laid out in a role thrown away. Put together and. Deacon apart. Moral liked going to school because many of his friends went to. He liked getting up in the morning and having somewhere to go. He liked the big playground, but he did not like going to class. He did not like the teacher. He felt trapped in the room. The children could not ask questions. They could not move around and could not speak when they wanted to say things. that. Was Bad tempered. Moral felt that the teacher did not like the children at all. Maybe, he did not even like being a teacher or coming to a school. In any case, children did not like the teacher either. Every morning, the teacher vote things on the blackboard. In allowed. Why's he told children to copy it down on their states? then. He would go out site. If the boys could copy his things from the blackboard nicely, the teacher looked at. If they could not do it. The teacher got angry. When he was angry, he would call children names. And if he got very angry. He would hit them hard. One D. The teachers wrote some sums on the board. The sums were easy, but they've a boring. More did not feel like doing them, and he did not have a sleet. He slayed had broken, and his mother did not have the money to buy a new one. Instead he come to the hundreds of events that were climbing the wall. He looked at the tree outside and noticed that the lease will perfect. Her leaves had perfect shadows. In, his mind, moral counted how many broken bricks there were along the school's compound wall. He calculated that. If each brick costed five rupees, it will take more than one thousand rupees to fill in all the gaps and broken spaces in the one.
Live - Throwing Copper
"Hello everybody. Welcome to audio judo. I'm Matthew I'm kyle. Thanks for joining us today. Indeed Al How're you doing? I'm doing pretty good. How are you doing well? That's good it's good to hear. Superman does good. I do well very nice. Thanks thirty rock. We got some business I do. Oh good let's talk earlier this week. We were lucky enough to talk to One of my musical idols. Fish the ex lead singer of a progressive rock band from that. Was that still around now. But was very popular in the eighties Very continues to popularity in Europe not so much in the states The band's name was Meridian fish is about to release his final studio album later this year and he was gracious enough to join us from his home in Scotland and chat for about forty five minutes or so. It was great Since our timeline might be out of wack currently That episode mice most likely aired before this one did so if you are joining us for the first time to listen to this episode. I encourage you to go back. And listen to that one as well Gave us some great info about the current state of the music industry regarding re Corona Virus. Yeah and some other super stuff as well as well as cooking. Lovely lamb dinner for his mother while he was on the phone with us so that was a great interview. I really enjoyed it. That was fun is fun. Talk to once. You can understand what he's saying. I'm just kidding. That's surprisingly had no problem with that. Just a couple words yet. A Scottish before we had talked to matthew was like Ilyas a Scottish brogue in his voice and I was like okay. So I'm really going to pay attention. I picked it right up. I don't know how good I mean. It wasn't fancy than me. I guess that's good. Yeah there was only one time where I was kind of like. What was that word but that I think we both looked at each other. Like what the heck was that word but we got ammos great. We got it through context. I believe yeah also Again since I don't know exactly when this will be airing I'm not entirely sure where we will be. In the Corona Virus Saga Twenty Twenty. Either way the crisis it has affected everyone including independent artists trying to carve out a living back in October. We interviewed a band of Kentucky. Named the cold stares they're great ban really wonderful guys And this crisis hit them. Quite hard. Cancelled all their gigs. That they had lined up for the summer as well as putting a stop to some of their teaching gigs for the time. Being since most of those are done in person they put together a special t shirt that they are selling for twenty five bucks to help supplement their lost other. I bought a couple And if you'd like to buy one or just have a look at them Encourage you to go to their merchandise site. It's the cold stares dot square dot site. Anything you can do to help out would be appreciated that includes paying for some downloads. Listen their music or whatever but your independent artists out. There is most likely struggling big time so if you want to listen to them or you have one in particular that you enjoy listening to throw him a couple of downloads. Do whatever you to help them out because this is a very difficult time for everybody. Yes it is. That's all I have for old business. So this week's choice. Nineteen ninety four album throwing copper by the group live just so we're clear. This was one of my favorite bands from that period. And this record is probably my top fifteen. Those lists are always really difficult kind of weird to make. I'm not saying that this is one of the top fifteen records ever made or that. I even think this is one of the best top fifteen records that I could listen to. It's just one of those records that I go back to a few months and listen to us to have a permanent place in my multi. Cd Changer and it's one of those records at shows up in my top plays when spotify. Geezer your list at the end of the year. So was it trunk mounted multi play. Cd player it was. That's nice. It's very ah Nice. He had a removable one as well. That was an different car. But Julio that was a fancy with the little handle how Mr Rich Roller Rare. It's all it's all for the music so live. The band consists of four guys. Chad gracey on drums Chad Taylor on guitar to Chad's a Patrick Dole Heimer on bass and Ed Kowalczyk on vocals and guitar. They have been together since the mid eighties when they were all in their middle teens. Typical suburbanite garage band They were founded in York. Pennsylvania originally called public affection but renamed themselves live in the nineteen eighties right before they got a record deal. Oh they regularly played. Cbgb's in New York. Those concerts help secure their first record deal. Nineteen Ninety one nineteen ninety-one New Year's eve of Nineteen ninety-one to be exact. They released their first album mental jewelry. And that was the first I ever heard of them or saw them to be more precise oh I saw them and heard them for the first time on. Mtv's twenty minutes It was for song called operation. Spirit the tyranny of tradition and it was very direct for me when I first thought it caught me off guard. It was very jarring so I was at that time. Nineteen year old kid about three months away from meeting my future wife smoking. A lot of we'd drink a lot of beer very angry and confused about my life and prospects I've been raised. Catholic went to Catholic school and was jaded mad about a lot of things I had been raised to believe. We're true. My parents were devout Catholics. My was a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church which in Catholicism is as close as you can get to being a priest without actually becoming one more than anything because he had been married. I my mom also had a certificate in theology from the seminary which as close as you can get to being a nun without actually being one more than anything because she had been married. I pattern here. So they taught classes on sexuality and marriage so yeah it was weird. Oh boy that's very weird however that was fun as was very strange but they were not strict. Like you would expect. Yeah I had to go to church every Sunday But I still watch rated movies. My parents drank. They knew I did too so it was fine but I was angry because it all seemed like a big scam to me And I realized that we're kind of far afield from music but it's kind of relevant so when I was a kid I was really bought into this charade I was an altar boy sang in the choir played. Drums and a host of different events at the church went to Catholic school and I believed what I was being taught because that was what I was raised to believe but then I got into high school and I started forming the person I was going to become and began to think for myself I started. Look things look things differently right? I went to a pretty liberal Catholic highschool and in our religion classes which were daily especially towards senior year. We were encouraged at some point to explore different religions. I'm sure it was under the guise of comparison shopping but it opened a lot of is because other religions or spiritual practices made a lot more sense than the pomp and tradition of Catholicism especially like during Easter or something.
"deacon" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"What's talk talk about? What led you to that state? Oh I'm doing this a fad diet whole thirty okay. Okay difficult to eat outside of your own home so I basically have a lot of coffee in less than than I get on long transcontinental flights. Oh Wow by get on long transcontinental flights you mean go into small enclosed spaces with two people who previously thought that you're Dan. I'm looking forward to your parts and now that I know what's going on I'll find it more interesting than offensive. Oh I was pretty much frantic when I walked in but now I I feel like I'm like I don't know I feel pretty relaxed. Yeah you seem really seem you seem chill. You have a good vibe about you almost ready to take a nap after this. Oh yeah there's some listeners out there who are looking forward to that I can I can tell this is Costa nap. Tappers money-making Gold Mine. If you can be like I'm about to nap for eight hours I just cue this up. I don't know how you sure. And it's like John Cage thing is just silence. Could that money making John Cage. Ah John Cage man what does he have. What does he have more money or Babes guys rolling in both? Oh yeah that's the first thing that until he music school right exactly John Cage got wet. You know what they call John Cage. The King of Miami Beach Full. You're going you could use John. Cage poser John Cage. Both are known for his piece which requires people to sit silently at the piano for a certain length of time. Both I mean I think both John Cage. Yeah I could see how you confuse them because both of them pushed the boundaries and make us ask you know what is music I you know. I've known Dan Deacon for a long time right and as much as much as he likes this John Cage. I think this guy is horny for Katelyn man career move. This guy can't get enough conlon Caro- I did have a really amazing pit bull experience when I landed in l. a. on this trip do tell hold on. Let's hear about comments. Sure let's go off on a Jag that allows us to say funny name as opposed to something that actually happened. Yeah what's up with pit bull Well I landed in LAX. It's been a couple of months since I've I've been here. And now they have that new like cattle zone for ride shares known as lax it or La Exit. It is odd people by either way of anybody doesn't know is the dance music. Rapper known as the Italian stallion Mr Worldwide I think your thinking of Sylvester Stallone alone and I think Dan is right okay. I didn't know that was also pit bulls tagline and just hope that like people who knew that had like aged out of his. What is the status before we get into the pit bull story? What is the because I remember for a hot second like all mall songs songs? Were pit bull songs they still. Are they still this. I didn't know this was a pit bull song. I thought I was listening to like. I don't know some crazy like disco Asong. I'd never heard and I got on the lift. Yeah and the guy immediately starts blasting the song fireball. And it's just like you you know dancy happy colorful I felt like Naomi Watts. His character in Dr Elliot's amazing. He turned on these like disco lights on the roof of the car. Wow and I just felt so good and I was like I can't wait to Dj this song is this and then like it showed on his right. And pit bull. And then I immediately felt like that Sollozzo moment happily pit bonuses this is like a turning point in my life to this this is this is great. You're about to the next step for you is to record the theme song of the Panamerican Games been. They think you're ready to write a song about a weird international sports event mascot probably like a like like a soccer ball with legs and and the head of a Burger King or I mean you could just continue the small drive thing and get sucked into a box. Talks were dream rules apply. Remember Dr here were hit by. Yeah yeah as long as pit bulls there and there's that soccer ball thing. That sounds good. Yeah sure right also also. Yeah that is one of those things where it's like. I don't know if you I mean I. I don't know if you feel this Dan. You can respond to this if you want to. But that kind of feeling of like rocking out to something the thing and then realising that it's something like a little bit lame. I feel like I will often have that with like a Bruno Mars ed shared. I'm like hey this is pretty good about this Eh. This is Paula. And then it's not you know anyway. Yeah that's feeling. I am twenty years older than every eighteen year. Old Ed Sheeran. Last time I was is in England podcast festival or something like that. There were like five Ed Sheeran songs just rotated in right every free In in every rideshare that I took I'm just an every business I went into and everything Ed Sheeran is like all all of the qualities of international pop music without any of the authenticity. I was GONNA take color like I think like if you just took if you wanted to make you couldn't make a more English form of international pop success I think even like Abbas a little too urban for the Ed Sheeran audience. Sure chickens no matter how you put it in but like when I listened to do when I listened to those edgier in songs my reaction to every single one of them was yeah. That's pretty good. Good Work Ed Sheeran. I I see why you're a success. Don't need to buy that album or anything but could be worse. This is very nice while I'm in this target. Yeah I'm enjoy enjoying my time. I'm in this target or wherever the English equivalent is targets in England improbably. Yeah what are they got Saints Bridges Yeah Probably Nando is a chicken restaurant so sales berry. That's a steak now. There's something with an S. seines Burri. So we gotta look into pebble. Mine got to look into what the British target is. I gotta say this yeah. I'm always glad to see our friend. Dan Deacon thank you because I I admire personally. Enjoys this company. Yeah I love his music. I think he's a really gifted creative genius but today there's a there today. There's a special reason that I that I'm grateful to see ending. That is this. I've I I had a few rough health days in a row migraine wise. I was just barely out of bed yesterday. I was just I was feeling like shit in bed. So you're napping then. Yeah that's how many of you were never nasty i. There were two other men cash fast and last night. When I laid out my clothes I started with my relaxed fit blue jeans? I have a pair of relaxed fit bluejeans designer bluejeans. Don't get me wrong. There's Das am our intro to the NAP and fair yeah describing gene. How many are there? But I laid those out because I was like I'm not gonna I'm just doing Jordan Jessica tomorrow and I. I ended up with with an outfit. Yeah I starting with that. I ended up with an outfit that incorporated probably the two most this started with my roast most ridiculous pair of pants. My wife relaxed fit jeans and then continued to the most ridiculous things in my wardrobe. which are a pair of Birkenstock doc clogs slip on clogs and a jacket made out? A Moroccan jacket made out of a rug. The sounds like a beautiful aphid. It's a great outfit. Don't get me wrong. I'm not hearing is self effacing about this outfit. I'm just saying it's embarrassing. It's ridiculous and embarrassing harassing. I like it. But I mostly picked it because of the volume of the elements. Okay because I just couldn't get it together to wear anything constricting because I was feeling so shitty last couple of days but then by the time I had left the house I remembered I was doing things today. Like I dropped my kid off at Preschool wearing this outfit. And I'm like what must these Montessori teachers think of this strange man who arrived. I'm thinking is this. Also a Montessori teacher no these Montessori teachers are these are a these are buttoned-down ladies these are. These are ladies in in blouses with the with the top button buttoned and I was like go through my whole day wearing this crazy jacket that I bought at the flea market. It's made out of a rug and I'm going to go through my whole day wearing birkenstock clogs you know no matter what context. I'm in I'm going to be self conscious. And then our friend. Dan Deacon Walston wearing a yellow L. Fat. Yeah Yeah. What's the story behind the fat? I love it by the way you brightened my fucking day I wanna I wanna be clear like I'm not mocking. I am sitting here early. Grateful that you came in in this Elf hats and it looks sort of like the hat that link from the legend of Zelda wears a little bit but yellow. Well thank you yeah. I'm in a Mardi Gras crew with a bunch of friends and we're a banana. Themed Mardi Gras records along not interesting story. No fuck neither Russell Martin rockers. I don't mean to speak for you. I'm assuming you're not in Mardi Gras. I'm in the mummers parade Delfi. Yeah but yeah. I've never never been to Mardi Gras crew right. Yeah I dress up a space Elvis for the Pasadena. Duda tell.