35 Burst results for "Laura"
Which Side Cares Most About Your Vote?
"I love what the guy Antonio said that called in, you know, I just wanted sometimes what I mean Antoine. I said Antonio Laura helped me Jesus. Antoine, one of my good friends name is Antoine. But I like what he had to say because I like for people to give perspective to me about certain things, you know, sometimes I'm like, you know, I like for people to talk to me like I talk. And if a person would sit me down and telling me, hey, man, you know, let's keep it real. You know, you're allowing yourself to just only pick one side and you're going to pigeonhole yourself. And the reason why I say these things because I want black people to understand this is that you're going to get yourself to the point that if you only vote for one side, the other side is going to find a way to not need you. And they're never going to do anything that you want them to do and they'll try to find a way to survive. Let me just give you an example. Donald Trump won the election pretty significantly in 2016, and I think he got like 8% of the black vote. I mean, that's, I mean, y'all, that's almost no black people voted for Trump. Compared to out of the voters, 92% voted for Democrats and Trump won by a lot against Hillary Clinton. And also out in Georgia, you have the Georgian governor, winning by, I don't know how many hundreds of thousands of votes he beat. Stacey Abrams by and black women voted like 90 something percent for the Democrat party in black men voted a little less 80 some percent. And when you do that, you have to, you have to look at this. You have to say, am I being pursued equally by both parties? This is about money. It's about numbers and strategy. It's not about emotion or even race. If you spend $20 million on advertisement and you know that black folks ain't really going to vote for you anyway. For whatever reason, they don't even want to hear what you have to say. You're going to spend less of that money and you're going to speak less to that community than other places because you're not going to get their vote. That's what I think ends up happening.
How Laura Osnes & Nathan Johnson Met
"You two kids meet? When did that happen? How did you meet? So we actually met, we were doing a show back in Minnesota. Nate used to act as well. And we were both understudies for the lead. And the leads collided in that first scene and they went to the hospital. They literally collided, not metaphorically. They literally collided that ideologically. They literally collided and it's like we took a two birds with one collision and we both get jobs out there. Exactly. Yeah. And then we went on. First, they redid that first scene. They stopped. The God Mike came on and said, ladies and gentlemen, we're going to take a half hour break and they tried to find his tooth. And it was you mean during a performance during a performance. Can you say what show this was? Yeah, yeah, yeah, absolutely. We generally don't say because it's Aladdin. And we were the understudies. And we're very Norwegian as you can see. Right. This doesn't usually pass as an understudy for Aladdin. But not necessarily made in agrabah, you know? It was in 2000 5. It was a long time it was a while ago. Wow. So that's how you met. That's how we met. Our first kiss was on stage. And it was a whole new world, you know? There you go. Our first kiss was on stage. So was it a real kiss? I don't know. Well, here's the deal. I was like, hey, how about that kiss? And we started dating a couple days later. So yeah. And I was like, how about that kiss? And she's like, that was business. That was business. It was good on her. She's a professional. Yeah. I'm no longer in the theater. Wow.
Laura Osnes & Nathan Johnson Share Their Polarizing NY Experience
"We're living at a time when those people who are trying to do everything right, you realize you can't. You do everything right and there's still kind of coming after you. And so there are people in the church today who act as though, well, you must have done something wrong. And I was they don't understand that you could do everything right. I mean, I'm speaking because this program was wiped off of YouTube. And I said, you know, what did we say or do? Because I try to be honorable if I did something wrong or whatever. And there are still people in the church who kind of think like, well, if you keep your nose clean, if you're careful, no one was more careful than you. And they decided to kind of come after you. Yeah. That's definitely what it felt like. I think the last couple of years have been more polarizing than ever. And if you think one thing, if someone finds out you think one thing that it automatically means you are this, this, this, this, this and this, and we can no longer be Friends, or you no longer deserve to work or live. Which is so funny because we spent our 15 years in New York. We make space for everybody. We love everybody. I'm fine with disagree with people. In fact, we have lived in disagreement for a long time with certain issues and we're like, you know what? You still deserve a voice. You still deserve a place in our life. And actually, some of those conversations, let's go back and forth. Let's battle it out a little bit. That's how we come to the best ideas sometimes. And it was just so quick, I think the cancellation was just so swift and we found ourselves literally overnight going, what just happened? My history there, my 15 years, my reputation there, like meant nothing. And I'm like, do you know me? And to be honest, a lot, like a lot of it was like random fans who didn't know me. Like theater fans that just completely turned. And then there were legitimate Friends of mine, acquaintances, costars, that publicly posted horrible things about me.
Broadway Star Laura Osnes and Eric Discuss How She Was 'Cancelled'
"I want to remind people if they're just tuning in, you won you got Tony nominations. You were the star of many Broadway big hits, big deal stuff. You were you appeared on the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS. I believe you were an episode of kojak, am I getting that right? Just kidding. That's a little bit before you got this might be before your time. Before your title. Can you play the heavy in an episode in 1976 and one of those kojak? I'm so surprised you remember. Thank you for that. It's amazing. It was a small part, but it was beautiful. No, but so the point is that you, so you're telling us the story of what happened a year ago that you're invited to guildhall, which I know well in east Hampton. And they find out or they ask you, oh, you have to be vaccinated. And you said, well, I'm not vaccinated. So I'm not going to do it. Page 6 of the New York Post, not a fan of page 6, folks. It's like a sloppy tabloidy garbage. Thank you, Rupert Murdoch. Thank you. Thank you really. Thank you. And they stir the pot and they tell all these stories. And it's not true. And suddenly you're dealing with this media firestorm. That's it. That just spread like wildfire. And I immediately lost four other jobs that I had been associated to that were upcoming. And the vaccination status is one thing. But what actually happened is I feel like these jobs were lost because no one could no longer associate with me because of this choice. And New York is very one sided. The theater industry, especially, is very one sided. And if you don't pair it a certain narrative, there are super tolerant until you maybe think a different way about the world. And then you're the enemy.
The 'Cancelling' of Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson
"Would happen? What began this canceling of Laura osnes and Nathan Johnson? Yeah, it kind of happened overnight. I was, as you said, very blessed to have several years of success in New York City. And I do not take that for granted. I loved every second of it. My Broadway dream came true. And I got to live that dream for several years. And I'm really grateful. But all of it kind of flipped overnight. I had agreed to do this was last summer 2021. I had agreed to do a one night concert. A benefit concert as a favor for a friend. And all of a sudden, the venue for the concert, this is on Long Island, was mandating the COVID vaccine. And reached out to me. It's hard to process this or at least it's hard. It's hard for me not to interrupt my guess when they say something like that because I live in New York and the madness, we never have to stop talking about this. The lunacy. I mean, it's just, it's extreme. I've written about different periods in history, and I never dreamt that in the United States. I would bump up against this kind of stuff. And during this COVID stuff, I've never seen such, you know, what do you call it? Stupidity, just like tremendous stupidity, you know, and you just think, this makes no sense. And we all have to kind of comply or we were bullied into complying or we had to push back or whatever. So it's kind of an amazing thing that they're telling you, yeah. If you want to perform here, you got all these accolades, but you need to get that shot. And that's another subject, but you're telling me that this was in the middle of 2021. Yes, this was summer of 2021. This was actually before a lot of the public mandates came about and probably September. You know what I mean? Things started to mandate around then, and to be honest, the theater industry still mandates, equity, the actors equity union, still requires all actors on the stage to be triple X or quadruple vax, even though the audience doesn't have to be. I don't know if you know this, but Fran Drescher just came out. Wonderful wonderful video saying like, you know, I'm vaccinated, but she was disgusted by what we're talking about. This idea that everyone in the industry you want to work, you know, you've worked your whole life to get to this point, but now you need to get this experimental injection. Hey, maybe it'll kill you, but at least you'll have a job
Laura Klassen on Her New, Pulls-No-Punches Film 'The Procedure'
"Video is called the procedure. It's four minutes long. Amazingly short. But it tells the story of what is happening right now while we're having this conversation. It's happening all across America. It's happening all around the world. It's happening in Canada. And every single one of us is whether actively or passively participating in this. This is what is happening in our country. And we are responsible for this. And we need to get the word out by sharing the video, which I have posted all over my social media and I will continue to do so. To anyone you know that has been misinformed or is confused about what we're talking about when people blithely say things like I'm all about a woman making decision between her and her doctor and you say, great, great. What decision? To have an abortion. Okay, what do you know what that is? What does that mean? Can we look at it? Let's look at it. So this video is an animation of what happens and that's happening every day. And we need to face this. If you don't face it and get other people to face it, you're being a hypocrite, because you're responsible for this. Laura, I just want to ask you this, this is a true story. This is the narrative of a man who was called in to help with an ultrasound. What happened to him? I mean, I was kind of amazed when I watched this short film that he was able to be there while this was happening. I mean, it's an astonishing thing. I know. Well, he said he just froze. And just even, you know, looking back, he really regrets not doing something or saying something, but he was in just so much shock. And this was his job. He was just doing his job. So, you know, he regrets that. As I said, he quit and he vowed that he would never again participate in an abortion. And he is now working at another hospital as an ultrasound technician currently. Well,
Laura Klassen's Journey to Directing Her New Film 'The Procedure'
"Now, Laura klos and welcome to the program. Hi, thank you so much for having me. How Laura, how did you find yourself directing this short animated I should say, film, what have you been doing with your life up to this point that you found yourself directing what I see as a really vital vital short film? Right. Well, so I'm the founder and director of an anti abortion organization here based in Canada called choice for two. And half of what we do is try to change the culture through media. So that is where this video plays into what we do. And this story is a true story. And on my social media about a year ago, I had just made a post asking, are there any medical professionals who have witnessed or been involved with surgical abortion? Would you message me? I just wanted to hear their side of things. And I got quite a few messages. And this was one of them. It's a true story from this man. And when I read it, it was just so powerful. The way that he had explained it initially. And then I talked with him more. And just came up with the idea of making a video out of this and having this story seen hopefully by millions.
Michele Bachmann Is One of the True Heroes Out There
"To say, Michelle bachmann is one of the true heroes out there. As I've gotten to know her over the last few years, I've just been amazed at the depth of her faith, and because, you know, when somebody says, oh, I'm a Christian, or to me, that no longer means anything. They can still be crazy and off in every way. Michelle bachmann is really, she's been a hero. As you mentioned, she's at regent university. I wish she would run for governor or senator of something.
Erick Stakelbeck on TBN's 'Restoring America'
"There's a whole lot of other stuff on TV, and if you're a TBN watcher, you're familiar with my friend Eric stackelberg. And I just got breaking news. Then breaking news that he is doing a special Monday, the 7th, that's the day before election day. It's called restoring America. He has such a raft of big shot guests that I thought, why don't I get Eric stacked back on this program to talk about what he's going to do on TBN on Monday, November 7th. And here he is. They're exactly about welcome. Eric, great to be back with you. All right, so what's the theme of this program? It's called restoring America, airing the day before the election. Eric, as you've laid out so eloquently on your show, we are in big trouble, obviously, in the United States. The country is completely divided on so many levels. The radical left is on the march. We have weakness in Washington, D.C.. We're at a tipping point, I believe, in this nation, not even to mention a turning away from God in many cases. So what can we do to turn this thing around? Restoring America as the title suggests. And one of the things I did, Eric and researching this program was to look at where it's working. Where are things working in the United States right now, especially after the chaos of the past two and a half years, Florida and Texas are two major success stories where, hey, they're using common sense policies, Eric and a time when common sense is not so common, whether it's economically, there's a reason people are flocking to Florida and Texas. They're leaving blue states and they're kind of relocating to red states in a reason for that, I think, number one, obviously economic benefits, but personal freedom.
Is the Connecticut Senate Seat in Play?
"Now Leah, I'm overlooking the fact that you're a brown graduate and having you on today. So that we're going to give you a pass on that. Don't know anybody. But you know, when I was at Brown, I started the young Republicans club. And listen to them. You and I are both graduates of the same year when I was up at Harvard running the young Republican club, and that was a nightmare. Laura, just generally getting people to pay attention in a deep blue state, like Connecticut, is the most difficult part of the equation, but once people begin to realize it's possible, you begin to feel momentum. What do you feel? It feels great on the ground in everywhere I go throughout the state. I have Democrats and independents coming up to me and say, well, the Democrats say, don't tell anyone, but I'm voting for you. And independence, you know, they're independent. They know that life doesn't have to be this way. It can be normal again. It can be better again. And they're voting for me. Every single poll shows that I am winning the independent and unaffiliated vote here. This is a single digit rate. He is below 50% and he is worried. And so is Chuck Schumer. Chuck Schumer, his super PAC has started running ads against me here in Connecticut.
What Prompted Laura Klassen to Make Her New Pro-Life Animated Film?
"This is a special show today, Friday October 28th, where I want to get the word out about what is happening Monday at 8 p.m.. That's October 31st reformation day to get the word out about a video that has been made. It's a short video. It's a powerful video. It's not sensationalistic. That's what makes it the more horrifying is it's a very simple step by step narration of what happened. So we've been talking to our friend Kevin sorbo, who's the voice of the narrator on this, but we wanted the woman who made the video to come on and we have right now. Laura Klaus and welcome to this program. Hi, thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Well, listen, I am just so thrilled to see this happening. I knew it was only a matter of time when the truth begins to get out, things are going to change, hearts and minds are going to change. What prompted you, Laura, to make this extraordinary video? Well, I run an anti abortion organization and I'm often very frustrated just by the fact that people won't address abortion for what it actually is. And so I thought, well, let's just show it. And that's what prompted the whole thing.
Kevin Sorbo Discusses His Moving New Pro-Life Animation Film
"Told you a moment ago about the video that's launching Monday, October 31st reformation day 8 p.m.. It's going to be everywhere and we want your help in spreading this video everywhere. It is about a second trimester abortion. It's a four minute video. It's an animation told from the point of view of a woman who inadvertently found herself involved in ultrasound technician. This is like a nightmare story. They somehow got Kevin sorbo to be the narrator. And I thought, hey, maybe Kevin would come on this program and talk about it. Kevin, my friend, welcome. It's good to be here. And I got to tell you, it was a male technician, not a female. Oh, it was. It was. It was otherwise, I think they've got a woman's voice. You know what? That makes sense. In today's world, who knows, right? Yes. I mean, yeah, of course that makes sense. It is, it's an amazing story to me because it's true. No. And when I watched it, you know, I previewed it, and I said, I don't know how anybody, anybody. I don't care how pro choice you think you are. If you dare to watch this video, which by the way, let's say very clearly, ladies and gentlemen, this is not a sensationalistic video. This is not a video meant to horrify you or it's simply telling the truth. When you watch it, you'll see that it's very, very, very basic. It simply goes through the reality of what this technician saw with his own eyes, so Kevin, how did you come into this project and what did you think when you were presented with this? Well, I do a lot of pro life speaking across the country. In fact, I just came back from one in beautiful Ontario, California. Thank God I got land in Ontario airport, not LAX 'cause you know that a wonderful LAX airport is. And I screened it. Let me screen it for the people I spoke to 800 people. And I was very, I told them ahead of time, guys. You may not want to watch this, but you're all here to support pro life. It's very graphic. This is the first time anybody seen it outside of the group of people put this together. Erica Tim, when I did this, people were weeping. People
Marcus Pittman on the New Pro-Life Animation Premiering on Halloween
"We have our friend Marcus Pittman. He has been on the program. He's the CEO of lure TV. Lure TV. Marcus Pittman, welcome back. Hey, thanks for having me on Eric. Now, normally I just like talk over my guests and stuff. So I'm just going to pretend I know nothing. Tell us about what is happening on Monday night about the video that has blown my mind already because I got a pre view of the video. Tell us what to expect. Yeah, so basically at building a playground where artists can be artists and they can use art to actually change the world in the same way that the marxists use Hollywood too. And so what we've done is we've given artists a playground that says make what you want. Just make what you want and we will support you. And so that God is lower class project, which is an animated short narrated by Kevin sorbo of someone's testimony in viewing an abortion. And it's animated by secret, you know, Disney and DreamWorks artists. Hey, wait, so I always want to underscore these things. This is a video. This is an animated video. I've seen the video. It is the video of a second trimester abortion that is, it's animated. So it's not as graphic as it would be if it were not animated. The animators behind this you said are Disney and Pixar animators. I heard Disney and DreamWorks. DreamWorks. Yeah. Disney and DreamWorks. Redacted. These are people who wanted to be a part of this. Wanted to be a part of telling the truth about abortion.
Charles Hurt: What Nancy Pelosi Can Do in Her Next Career
"There's a funny conversation last night on Fox News between Laura Ingraham and Charlie hurt from the Washington times. What could Nancy Pelosi do for a living after she gets fired as Speaker of the House on November the 8th? Listen to this hysterical exchange between Laura and Charlie last night on Fox News. So being the magnanimous team that we are, we've taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of post speaker careers for her. Charlie hurt, Fox News contributor and opinion editor for the Washington times, who joins me on set with his own contributions. Okay, Charlie. The first option is inspired by this recent documentary. The waiting for this. The trespassing on the capital grounds. All right, punch him out. I'm going to go to jail. I'm going to be happy. Well, given her Gusto and that clip, we thought she might want to channel that aggression into the ring. There's got to be some senior boxing tour somewhere in California. I mean, you can see it right. I mean, she's looking good there. She's almost looks like fetterman there. Yeah, I can see her. Like an MMA ring. Maybe she patty Murray can go toe toe because Murray is going to be out too. No, I can see it. And she is a Street Fighter. She's smart. All going all the way back to the streets of Baltimore. I wouldn't count her out. I wouldn't mess out. She plays dirty. She's a fighter. She fights for what she believes in. She was ready to go with all that legislation. I don't agree with her on anything, but you've got to admire her for her fight. Now Charlie, you have a suggestion of your own for Nancy. And I hear it is inspired by this moment. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you very much. I'm trying to, I'm trying to rip my folder, but I can't. She could get a job at kinko's and become a paper shredder. And she could do it right there. It worked for the federal government.
Raymond Arroyo: Meeting Jerry Lewis for the First Time
"Great work in your career. And every time I see your face on Fox News, I light up a little bit because you have a warmth and a contagious personality. You really do. And I mean, and Laura doesn't like a lot of people, but I'm glad she likes you. Well, look, to every rain, a little light must shine. Yeah, so there you go. No, no, we're friends for a long time. It's like Jerry and I. The first time I met Jerry, there was no, you know, there was no build up. I walked in, I met him, and we instantly clicked. That was sort of the way Laura and I met. I went on her show like, I'm coming here to talk about a project and I stayed for one segment and another segment. The chemistry was just there at the beginning. So we've just kind of rolled that into TV. But it's either there or not. And a lot of people on TV fake it, we don't have to. That's nice. No, no. Well,
The Greatest Politician Press Conference
"Greatest press conference that politician ever is without a doubt Lauren Curran Laura Curran from the NASA county New York executive explaining during COVID while you're on the tennis court whose balls you can touch and not touch Do you have it Oh I play this This is great This is awesome Every player unless they're from the same household has to bring their own tennis balls so that you don't touch other people's tennis balls With your hands You can kick their balls but you can't touch them I'm gonna blush sorry Of course if you're playing with someone in your household you can touch those tennis balls
Harmeet Dhillon: Plea Deal for Hunter Would Be a Gift to Biden Family
"Army Dylan went on Laura Ingraham show and said this describing the situation before we go into it in detail check this out There are absolutely double standards at the DoJ and the FBI depending on whose ox is being gored And so again what the Biden family not Hunter Biden but Hunter Biden Jim Biden Joe Biden are accused of doing incredibly is very big and is international in scope And so I think that nothing is going to end up happening here It would be a gift to the Biden family of Hunter Biden were offered the ability to plead to a couple of minor offenses and pay some money This needs to be pursued It needs to be pursued by the house the Republicans take back control and we need to see justice done in this case because the Ukrainian money flowing in the billions right now I think you have to look at the ties of the Biden family to corrupt activities in that part of the world that you would be a fool to ignore those facts Okay I have two possible scenarios about where I think this is going to go and hunter but let's address harmony Dylan I went through a bunch of audio video this morning And that was the best kind of synopsis of what I think the big takeaways for you and the radio audience need to hear about Two takeaways from that sound piece with army Dylan on Ingram's show Number one yes she is absolutely correct A deal right now In other words a plea bargain Hunter Biden says I plead guilty would be the greatest thing possible for Joe Biden right now There is nothing Joe Biden wants less Keep in mind now his state You're talking about a guy who is obviously cognitively impaired The degree to which what is diagnosis is I'll leave that for psychiatrists and psychologists I have not analyzed him I'm not qualified to do so I was a graduate student in psychology but I wasn't a PhD and I'm not licensed to do it You get the point
"laura" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network
"And as for the book, you can find the book really at any bookseller, and it's available both as a hardback, as well as on audio, as you mentioned, as well as an ebook. And there's a very simple URL, which is Bitly slash crypto pians, BIT dot LY slash C RY PTO P, nice. Thank you, Laura, and just to close out. So to the audience, you guys know we do a meditation, Laura's gonna go, but I wanted to end with Laura. What is your secret to distressing or staying productive, but relaxed? How do you let go or do you just keep going? No, so listeners of my show will know that I am super into spiritual stuff. So that's why I love that you and with the meditation, I'm big into meditation. I like chanting. I love doing yoga. I do yoga pretty much every morning, not I couldn't do it this morning or yesterday, but most days of the week. And I also do a lot of self care, I love infrared sauna. I love epsom salt baths. I love acupuncture, massages, cranial sacral therapy. I mean, just anything that makes my body feel good. Yeah, I have a lot of tips on that score. If people are interested. Well, I'm so happy that you prioritize wellness in everything that you do. Well, I wish I could give you a big hug. You've shared so many amazing tips to help women out there who are listening. Thank you so much for everything you do and so much respect to you for going after the truth, unapologetically. So excited. And everybody check out the book. I'm biased. I love it on audiobook. I absolutely love hearing Laura, tell the story. There's a motion. There's high drama. You
Grant Stinchfield and NRA's Lars Dalseide Share an Amazing Story
"The National Rifle Association, a group I told you that I have had such an amazing relationship with, you know, I spent so much time at NRA TV. The NRA is important. I'll tell you they're out fighting for us, and they are important. They release this ad specifically calling out the media and this story, you have to hear it to believe it. Listen. I'd rather look like this than be lying dead next to my family. This right here is the only reason we're alive. No one ever told my story, and we all know why. My name is role on July 3rd this year. We're celebrating our freedom at our friend's house when the unthinkable happened. A neighbor we never met came in uninvited and started shooting at all of us right out of the blue. Before I can actually comprehend what was happening, one of our dear Friends was shot and guided instantly. Next thing you know, the shooter shot me right on the side of the head and through my left eye. Everyone in the house was screaming bloody murder and thought I was there. What felt like an eternity pass and then my eyes opened by God's grace to the sound of the shrieking screams of my wife, two daughters and friends who knew I carried a concealed pistol. The shooter broke away from the fight and started to reach for his second gun with my family lined up as his next victims. But I put four shots in this chest and sent him straight to hell. If I didn't have my gun, everyone in that house would have died. The news bands would have been front and center, but because I did even heard about it. Evil will always exist, and we are more ready to confront it with equal force. Now, more than ever. My name is ro Mendes, and I am a proud lifetime member of the National Rifle Association of America. So we would have never known about that story because the mainstream media is not going to tell that's powerful. The guy shot in the eye. He gets up, he saves his family's life because he's a concealed handgun license holder, carrying his weapon on him, puts four shots in that shooter and sends him straight to hell as he said. God bless him. He's blessed to be alive, by the way. Some people say lucky to be alive, lucky was a race horse at Belmont. That man's blessed to be alive. With that, I want to welcome in Lars daleside. He's a friend of mine, and he is a spokesperson over at the National Rifle Association. He joins us by phone. Laura's welcome to the program. Appreciate you having me on grant. Lars, that's a powerful story, man, and only the NRA is telling stories like that. Well, we actually got a little bit lucky on that though. One of his cousins lives a few miles away from NRA headquarters, granted to him got in touch with him. He told me the story we reached out to Raoul, and he was told me the story again and I was like, listen, this is something powerful and nobody's certain anything about it. And we'd love to be able to share this with more people. And he was more than willing to share. He thought it was important to get the message out. And you know, as he was saying and saying, he happened to be caring luckily because Arizona has constitutional carry.
"laura" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week
"That lifestyle and then we ask some really simple questions. What has to change in your business. If it's going to be the business that you want so we we lay out. What does that vision for. That ultimate business. Which money does it make. What which time freedom do you have. Riles at working. Who are you serving And then we get into okay. What's to change what what has to be different and those become the projects that need to get done in the business. Those changes are simply projects. Now that the caveat here the wrinkle if you will is that we put all of this on one sheet of paper and we don't allow we don't let them change fonts so that that vision all of their goals for the year. All of the projects are going to get done for the year. The ways they're going to stay focused and even their core values all have to fit on one sheet of paper. We have a template that we force them to you. And i and i love that i especially love that you go. The fought can't change. Because i can imagine some people regard laura. I think i can get this done. But i need a one funt exactly lack of all the time. This isn't gonna work. Yeah people ask all the time kind. Make that eight point. No no you can't and it's that that wants you to paper is critically important. Because the one of the reasons that people don't get where they wanna go and entrepreneurs especially because most of us have really bad bright shiny object syndrome. The the challenges that try to do too much at once. We get excited. We start a lot of things. We don't finish a lot of those things so by forcing people to only put what will fit on one sheet of paper we force them to decide bro and for the linguists out there that the root of the word decide means to cut out or cut way and so they have to cut out or cut away all of the things that aren't absolutely necessary to change in the business to get where they wanna go and that deciding in that focus is part of what ramps up their results so quickly because everything they're doing is contributing to the bottom line in the business. Well at i. And i like that line towards that and you work with a lot of five in early six-figure entrepreneurs i know that you love and i tend to do my private work with high six and seven and it's kind of a continuation of what you're doing because one of the questions i ask is what's the ten percent that really matters and that that you should be doing it doesn't mean the other isn't important but it's not important for you to do if you want to build a business and what i love about what you do. Is you teaching people right from the beginning is this is getting down to what matters because i..
"laura" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"This is a dina. Manana author crazy foolish. Robots a humorous science fiction novel. You can find on amazon. I am so happy to be able to say. Congratulations to jesse for six. Years of settling lusting bruce Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of set listening. Bruce your podcast. All about bruce springsteen his music and mostly as fans. I am your host jesse jackson and returning guests. Laura joins me. And laura has a glow about her because she has recently gone to broadway and saw the man. Welcome back to the show. Laura be here and congrats on your six year Podcast well thank you so much. I appreciate that yup. That's a lot of spring stories so absolutely how you've been doing pretty well. Classes just started. Okay i'm kind of nervous for them yet because of covert or just Just not in. You're not used to going in person. Laura like because i came in undecided. I got to take easier like warhead. Ed classes decided on a major have to carter glasses. What's your major sociology. In french with a minor in international relations. Okay yeah minor in spanish. i'm still debating and so yeah. I i remember my son talking about you know. Those upper level classes can get tougher versus the genetic nuns. Not that any college courses easy but yeah absolutely so well. I am good luck. I know you're going to do well. You do well at anything you put your mind to but yes i understand being a little nervous So let's get right into it. So you originally to go see bruce and then remind everyone what happened and how. It got delayed so everything. That was like going wrong. Kinda went wrong yes started when. Tsa was like we. Don't recognize your id.
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"January thirty first of this year. My husband russ set a small platform feeder on the window outside my new home office. The first birds to show up at the feeder were of course chicken dis. But i cheated. I'll add to do is whistle to get them to fly in for meal. Words all was well until february fourth. When a gray squirrel jumped into it from an overhang about two feet lower than the feeder and about four feet away horizontally and especially tricky maneuver when the overhang with slippery with ice. But that was the only time. I saw a squirrel in the feeder for a couple of months but with spring a couple of squirrels became adept at the long jump. It was irritating but not enough for me to close down the feeder until spring migration was over. When i closed down the feeder at the start of june my nesting chickens could still catch my eye in my office. And i'd open the window to give them meal worms but the window feeder was otherwise left empty all summer the few times i filled it. This fall a squirrel showed up within an hour. But with this. Here's amazing blue jay migration. I really really wanted to get the window feeder going again. Neither russ nor i could think of a single way to close off access to those squirrels. So i finally decided to try some birdseed laced with hot peppers. I used to counsel caution. Regarding bird food formulations with peppers. It seemed like anything that could burn our mouths and be such an irritant to our eyes had to be equally bad for birds even if they lack the taste receptors to shun it. But i recently read about the evolution of peppers. Squirrels and other mammals chew fruits breaking and grinding up the seeds which damages rather than helps pepper plants chances of reproduction. Birds swallow chunks of fruits. Whole so most of the seeds remain intact as they pass through the avian digestive system and birds fly too many places over the course of a day allowing them to plant those seeds over a large area the bright colors of peppers eve out specifically to attract birds and the pepper fruits out to be very nutritious for birds keeping them coming back even as mammals. Fear clear so on september eleventh. I bought an expensive bag of what wild birds unlimited calls fiery feast and put it in the feeder chickens. Were the first to come grab peanut. Haves and fly off but blue jays were not far behind my feeders. Just twenty two by nine inches. And it's hard for birds to sit along the edge against the window sill. But i've had as many as twelve jay's crowd in pig out together we still have a big platform feeder on a small one both filled with regular sunflower seeds down in our regular squirrel proof feeding station and every day all week jason been crowding into all of the feeders as well as visiting my bird baths and spending time in the trees i live right under hawk ridge whereas of the end of the yesterday september nineteenth they'd counted forty eight thousand five hundred and twenty three blue jays and apparently a lot of them want to lunch break as they pass over. A squirrel jumped in the window feeder. Two or three times that first day and once or twice since then but one taste and jumps right back out blue. Jason tickets have not been the only birds to visit the feeder so far no other songbirds have stopped at probably because they don't want to contend with so many days but i have had both an adult female and a young male red bellied woodpecker coming a few times. If that wasn't good enough one female flicker showed up this weekend. Giving me several fairly good photos right through the window glass and even better. I've had at least two. Piloted woodpeckers coming to that window feeder both pilates and flickers are also attracted to ants. Which are laced with four mc acid. But i didn't expect either to show up for seeds laced with hot peppers. I love how after birding for forty six years i'm still learning fiery feast is expensive and the birds eating. It have big appetites. They went through a thirty six dollar bag in just one week. That's a pretty steep price to pay to keep one feeder squirrel. Free but again after birding for forty six years. I apparently still have a lot to learn. I laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"Less steer story published a book of mine. The love lives of birds which we highlighted thirty five species and their different approaches to acquiring territory and mating some species swans cranes crows and many jase for example famously mate for life and stay together throughout the year whether they migrate away from their territory or not. Some such as loons and eagles don't maintain the year round bond but return to the exact same territory each spring ending up with the same mate year after year as long as that mate also returns many songbirds commit to a mate for a single season but the following year are as likely to subtle in with another bird as with that former mate. Some such as house runs stick with a mate to raise one batch of babies but then both birds very often find other mates if they want to produce subsequent brutes that same season some for gia temporary bond for just part of the nesting cycle for example. Mailer drake's day with the hens after courtship. Only through the time the females build nests and lay their large clutches of one egg a day for a couple of weeks when females starts incubating those eggs and loses interest in sex. Her mate is out of their grouse. Turkeys would cox and hummingbirds separate the act of mating from nesting and raising young males mate. With as many females as they can attract forming no discernible pair bond. With any of them. There seemed to be almost as many mating and territorial strategies as there are birds species and so covering just thirty five species barely scratched the surface. That's less than five percent of the more than seven hundred species that breed in north america and less than a third of one percent of the roughly ten thousand bird species in the world. I could have written huge chapters about a lot of other birds and felt particularly bad. Leaving out one fascinating species the acorn woodpecker several researchers i know including once i worked with the cornell lab of ornithology focused years of research on this amazing bird i saw my first acorn woodpecker on mount lemmon in arizona on april seventh nineteen eighty two and even before i got a glimpse of the birds themselves. I was gobsmacked by what they had done. One entire side of a log cabin where we stayed was riddled with hundreds. Maybe thousands of holes virtually every one stuffed with a single acord. I knew from my reading. That acorn woodpeckers made these granaries but had no idea they could be so huge story so very many acords. The granaries are constructed by family groups of a dozen or more individuals. Who stored the acorns. Communally and cooperatively raise the young living up to their name and all the work involved in building stuffing and maintaining those granaries. Acorn woodpeckers do eat a lot of acorns especially in winter but overall their diet a surprisingly varied they glean and dig out insects from trees. As other woodpeckers. Do catch flying insects on the wing. Dig out sap wells to feed like sap suckers eat flower. Nectar take small lizards baby birds and eggs and eat some fruit and seeds. We know from decades of long term studies of marked birds that acorn woodpeckers have an unusual mating system called opportunistic polly gyn andry within a group one to eight males compete for matings with one to four females lay their eggs in the same nest cavity the males and females share incubating duties in addition to these core breeding individuals can be one to ten nine breeding. Helpers that assist the breeders and feeding nestle ngs as with many other birds such as crows and florida scrub jays in which one or more individuals helped nesting pairs raise their young helpers at acorn woodpecker nests tend to be offspring fledged by the group in prior years non breeding acorn. Woodpecker helpers may be as old as five years old the cohort of males in a group tend to be related to one another and the cohort of females tend to be related to one another but the males and females tend not to be related to one another. Yep that's one heck of a unique mating system. I'm laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"In my back yard still buzzing with hummingbird activity. But i haven't seen an adult male in two days and numbers of adult females and birds are starting to wane the peak of hummingbird migration coincides with hurricane season. Fortunately for my mental health bit of fascinating news about hummingbird research project about species that won't be affected by ida was just released distracting me for a bit. It's about a gorgeous tropical hummingbird the white necked jacko ben. The adult males have a glittering brilliant blue head and breast bright iridescent green back and wings and a flashy white nape entail most adult females about eighty percent have much duller brownish green feathers but oddly enough juvenile jakobsen's of both sexes are brilliant like the males and even more oddly about twenty percent of adult females retain that male light plumage throughout their lives. Scientists collecting museum specimens have long known that when they skinned humming hummingbirds of some species a small number of specimens that appeared on the outside to be males had on the inside ovaries rather than testes. Why this was and how those odd female birds interacted with other hummingbirds was extremely puzzling but had not been studied until scientists at the cornell lab of ornithology and the smithsonian tropical research institute set to work the lead scientist on this project. Jay falk made this his phd research for cornell in panama faulk captured four hundred thirty six deck ovens between two thousand fifteen in two thousand nineteen and recorded the plumage type of each bird and whether it was a juvenile or adult based on tiny. Cora gatien marks on the bill. He took tiny blood samples to get dna confirmation of each bird sacks banded and affixed each with a tiny rfid chip and release them. Shift from juvenile bright plumage. Too dull female type plumage ochre only during the immature period. The researcher set out many feeders with rfid readers where they placed taxidermy mounts of juvenile and adult jack bins of both sexes and both plumage types and they recorded. How many approaches by the marked live jack. Abedin's to those stuffed mounts were sexual. And how many were aggressive. As far as sexual encounters males clearly preferred females in the drabber female type plumage but they also attacked them aggressively much more than they attacked. Adult males immature ears or adult females. Bearing the male type plumage yes. The twenty percent of adult females in male type plumage where attacked much less than the eighty percent bearing female type plumage hummingbirds don't form pair bonds females have all the nest building egg-laying incubation and childcare responsibilities. Scientists have always attributed the extreme sexual die morphism and hummingbirds those brilliant feathers on males and duller feathers on females to sexual selection. They assumed that males compete with other males for the brightest plumage to attract the most females and females bear dull plumage as camouflage during their nesting activities but apparently the reality is more complex. The researchers observed and video recorded females in the mail type plumage nesting successfully. So even though the study showed that given a choice males preferred to mate with females in dull plumage females in bright plumage worse still successful in reproducing. The may have lost a bit of legend attracting males but the head real advantage when feeding particularly at very busy feeding stations where the brighter females visited feeders both significantly more frequently ed for longer durations than the dolor females who were so under attack so both plumage types have an advantage for adult females and evolution as kept both types alive. Just as in our american robins males that are predisposed to migrate. Early heaven advantage in years with early springs while those that migrate later have the advantage in years with late winter storms. A lot of the news media headlined the story..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"The from the end of june through the first half of july a lot of people up here where emailing me or complaining on facebook about how few hummingbirds were coming to their feeders. That's the time of our summer season when adult female hummingbirds are focused on raising young and searching for high protein insects to feed them. They raise one or two broods each summer each clutch of two eggs and a brand new ness that the female built as early first broods of hummingbirds fledge many mothers lead their offspring to natural food. Both for the chick sake and their own. They this the colorful flowers. We associate with hummingbirds but even more often to the drabber flowers high up in shade trees and other inconspicuous feeding spots hummingbirds burn a lot of carbs in their day to day lives and incubating eggs is even more energy intensive but producing those eggs requires protein and the growing nestlings and fledglings building body. Mass muscle and feathers need even more protein locally native herbaceous flowers shrubs and trees provide both high carb nectar and high-protein insects once adult female start incubating a second clutch of eggs. Or it's too late in the summer to start a second brood. They lose interest in sex. Which is when adult males lose interest in them when no more interested females remain near a male's territory even as the child rearing season continues for the females adult males transition from their mating season to. They're bulking up pre migration season by late august. It's rare to see a hummingbird with a red throat up here. The depleted mothers take much longer than their mates to reach migratory condition as fledglings reach full independence. They also focus on bulking up the last six to fledge. Here and further north are usually the ones visiting our feeders into september. They know they must migrate. It's not our feeders. Holding them north they simply cannot head out until their bodies are in the best condition and at the right weight fall. Migration is not a single straightforward season for ruby throated hummingbirds. First comes the mosey in part. Is they head to the gulf coast mostly by day resting and feeding along the way as opportunities arise the gulf of mexico represents a fork in the road and they have two options some strikeout directly over water to the yucatan peninsula a minimum of five hundred miles away if they started out exactly at the mississippi delta and if they arrived exactly at the tip of the yucatan the journey is usually significantly farther than that no matter how long the journey these birds take off after a big breakfast and fly every moment of the rest of that day throughout that night and well into the next day before they reached landfall to finally rest and eat again ruby throats in the best physical condition to start with seemed to be the ones who take the direct over water route the once moving along the costa land route have a much longer journey and not less treacherous either way. All these tiny birds are making this difficult passage through the peak of hurricane season. Our throats don't breed during their time in the tropics. But it's hardly a vacation. They must compete for food with the dozens of hummingbird species already. There and there are a host of tropical dangers such as bird eating spiders a host of small raptors and large fly catchers and some snakes lurk within the foliage of tropical plants to strike out at any bird that might approach the flowers despite of the dangers to and fro and inbetween every year sometime around mother's day hummingbirds reappear in my yard every single one of these birds that weighs only an aether a tenth of an ounce you could mail at least eight of them with a single postage-stamp survived as long migration down to mexico or central america the treacherous season in the tropics and the long migration back. Here imagine that. And if that's hard to fathom there are four records of hummingbirds listed on the pawtuxet bird banding lab website who were caught all alive and healthy more than eight years after first being banded so people. Look up to the heavens in search of miracles me. I just direct my eyes to my hummingbird feeders. I'm laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"The from the end of june through the first half of july a lot of people up here where emailing me or complaining on facebook about how few hummingbirds were coming to their feeders. That's the time of our summer season when adult female hummingbirds are focused on raising young and searching for high protein insects to feed them. They raise one or two broods each summer each clutch of two eggs and a brand new ness that the female built as early first broods of hummingbirds fledge many mothers lead their offspring to natural food. Both for the chick sake and their own. They this the colorful flowers. We associate with hummingbirds but even more often to the drabber flowers high up in shade trees and other inconspicuous feeding spots hummingbirds burn a lot of carbs in their day to day lives and incubating eggs is even more energy intensive but producing those eggs requires protein and the growing nestlings and fledglings building body. Mass muscle and feathers need even more protein locally native herbaceous flowers shrubs and trees provide both high carb nectar and high-protein insects once adult female start incubating a second clutch of eggs. Or it's too late in the summer to start a second brood. They lose interest in sex. Which is when adult males lose interest in them when no more interested females remain near a male's territory even as the child rearing season continues for the females adult males transition from their mating season to. They're bulking up pre migration season by late august. It's rare to see a hummingbird with a red throat up here.
"laura" Discussed on Daily Grace
"I lack ball every time in talks about how she's the bible makes it through all of her house calm adventures right from the from the different. Jails in the houses and it is amazing to me her. Love for god's word and the way that she and her sister. Betsy no the word that i just think to myself. I don't know if you feel when i'm like okay. What is what. Would i do if that happened to us. You know. And i just only pray and hope that i could have the resolve and to be stalwart in the face of suffering and so much of that for corey toon. Boom was because she knew god's word in and out and right and she she continued to read the bible all the time and the store is in there. If you've not read. That book amped any of the listeners. Just committed to you. That is a beautiful story of god's faithfulness for sure but also the women in there and the way that they trust him through it all and just the way they love god. And it's It's inspiring hap and you know my church doing a book club this summer on the hiding place i do read. I've never read it before. So i'll add it to my good to my wasn't required reading an eighth grade. I think i read it in eighth grade in school. Actually what s from school should be reverse public. I was in public school. Yeah isn't that weird. Yeah i don't know how that happened but well. Thank you laura so much for joining us the podcast today and we will link the hiding place as well as all the other resources that you mentioned in our show notes including the book. That you and emily co-wrote motherhood and your children's but time any place any prayer so those both sound so exciting and you can find all that information at daily grace. Podcast dot com could also follow laura on instagram. I believe was just at laura whistler. Is that right very easy. And at risen motherhood expended fall long prison motherhood as well. Thank you so much lower for joining us today. Thanks for having me absolutely everyone. We look forward to talking with.
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"In one gloomy november back in the nineteen eighties. The sun came out just once on my birthday as it happened. I remember how melancholy that month was a gloom. That didn't just settle in. It got worse and worse as the month were on. Somehow we adjust to a certain amount of sunshine in a certain annual rhythm and our spirits wilt when we get less. I don't suffer from seasonal affective affective disorder. But this experience sure made it understandable to me. During this drought we've had plenty of cloudless skies but the murky haze enveloping. The northland has become as oppressive as that long ago dreary overcast november. And this time it's toxic so much smoke from so many fires in canadian provinces and western states blowing in if there is any westerner northern component to the wind direction last week weather forecasters said are awful. Air quality would be dissipating by this past tuesday but no such luck. The air quality is frustrating. For just about all of us and outright dangerous for people with asthma and other health issues and for babies with their developing lungs. I brought my eleven month old grandson outside for ten minutes. Yesterday i came in with a scratchy throat. And burning is walter. Can't say how he's feeling but he kept rubbing his eyes and nose for hours. I spent a couple of hours outside on my own. The previous couple of days photographing nesting house wrens and baby cardinals and cat birds and watching my backyard. Baby chickens still hanging out with their parents but feeding themselves now. Drought conditions are hard enough for nesting birds. One study on song. Sparrows concluded that they most successfully reared young in rainy seasons least successfully during droughts and that didn't even take into account how toxic air quality might exacerbate those drought conditions. Baby birds cannot communicate discomfort to us the way human babies can but they're developing lungs must be at least as vulnerable as walters. I love looking at the person's every august but this year they'll be very hard to see hidden. Behind the merck stargazing is a lovely diversion for many humans but detecting the stars is not just a fun hobby for birds. Many nocturnal migrants find their way via celestial navigation in these species. Baby birds must learn the night sky to see which star remains fixed before they take off and during migration these young birds and adults all need to see the stars. How will this horrible year affect them. We humans can use air conditioners and air filters to make our indoor air safer than what it is outdoors ironically contributing to the climate change. That is the root cause of both the widespread extreme heat and drought and the extraordinary number of fires. They brought on. We've had plenty of warning for plenty of decades that for plenty of reasons both for the natural world itself and for our own self protection. We must reduce our use of fossil fuels and commit to not just ending tropical deforestation but reversing it. We keep talking about our species being the smartest on the planet but right now our intelligence is being tested on two fronts and we're failing badly on both people rejecting the proven science behind. Vaccinations kept cova spreading for critical extra months allowing it to mutate into even more dangerous variants and people rejecting the science that has long predicted. Global warming are still fighting efforts to at least slow the effects. Of course we've always had droughts and fires and storms and disease and always will but our intelligence combined with our sense of community use to help us south and sometimes outright prevent many of these dangers chicken fees just as invested in their personal survival as humans. Find a much better balance between independence and community. I've starting to wish the people who ostensibly live by constitution would pay closer attention to that constitutions underpinnings which pretty much described the way chickens organized their social flocks. The preamble reminds us that the whole point of our government is to quote establish justice. Insure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. This past year we american humans reduced the life expectancy of our own population by a full year and a half birds who suffer even more than we do from human greed shortsightedness and lack of community. Spirit may not be as intelligent as we are by some measures. But they're definitely a lot smarter. I'm laura ericsson speaking fluent birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"Yesterday i got an email from someone named dan who is in the middle of a nighthawk. Emergency dan lipson jackson wyoming where he had hit a nighthawk with this car. It fell wings outstretched on the road of vehicle was approaching from the opposite direction. But simply straddled it so. Dan turned around to check the poor thing out. It could not fly but didn't seem to be wounded so he brought it home and placed it in a safe small enclosure. Not many rehab irs deal with nighthawks and most of the ones that do handle only nestlings. This species is uniquely high maintenance because in the wild once young birds fledge and then for the rest of their lives they can eat only flying insects on the wing. they're huge gaping mouth ideal for scarfing down. Moths may flies winged ants and other flying insects. A nighthawk flies into the insects at such a fast speed that the bugs go down the opened throat without any effort at all. The nighthawks vestigial tongue is just too tiny to get in the way its beak is tiny two and rather loosely attached to its huge mouth so a nighthawk has no way of picking up food items much less getting them to its throat to swallow rehab facilities are usually much too short handed to be able to devote the time and attention day after day to this kind of high maintenance anyway dan in wyoming had called the nearest rehab facility. Which said they could just hold it for observation for a couple of days and then would have to have that euthanized dan. Google nighthawk care and came upon a long blog post. i'd written about it in two thousand twelve. Which is why. He emailed me because this is nesting season. Dan was concerned about more than just this. One nighthawk being lost if it was taking care of dependent. Young knowing only the females feed the young. I asked him if this one was a male or female and told him he could tell by what colored the throat was he said was brown with some white on both sides. I focused on the brown and said it must be a female. But i should have realized that nail nighthawks also have a brown throat the white bibs not part of the upper throat area and the center can be covered if it's not extending its neck so the bird was probably a male but both of us thinking it was a female made us both even more concerned about what to do. He said the bird seemed a lot more perky. Now sometimes it was spreading its wings on the bottom of its enclosure. But when i asked he said it was holding them symmetrically was not listing to one side and both is seemed fine since the only realistic choices were to see if the bird could be released or to take it to the rehab center. He wondered if it would be worth driving back to the area where he'd hit it to let it go. It was twenty miles away which meant a forty mile round trip for nothing if the bird could not take off but if the bird was okay he wanted to have the chance to find its nest easily again. He was worried because he wasn't sure of the exact spot but said he could find it within five miles or so. I figured that would be plenty close enough for a bird that covers a lot of ground hunting in the sky. So that's what he did almost exactly an hour later. My phone rang again. Dan told me that when he let go of the bird it fell on the ground but he let it get its bearings and then prodded a gently a moment and while i it took off circling higher and higher in the sky i have to rehabbed birds and over twenty years now. Many of the birds took in were hopeless and it grew more and more painful watching yet. Another one die from massive internal injuries after a cat attack or after suffering extensive neurological damage from lawn pesticides. It was thrilling to hear about a happy ending. Yes this was just one nighthawk a population and it won't even begin to reverse the downward trend. The species has suffered in recent decades and it certainly will not help with any other problems either but dance going to such lengths to help this. One bird made a huge difference in this one nighthawks life and the lives of its mate and young and that is something worth celebrating. I'm laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"The story of laura. Anne wilkinson raised in houston. You will recall. I had her on the air and then we did a live event with her at the rtc. She was a gymnast but then she shot up. She was too tall for gymnastics. She saw girl execute a beautiful dive. She decided she wanted to be a diver. The coach told her she was a waste of space in no good for the high school team. She went to the university of texas but she decided she wanted to pursue the olympics and pursue it. She did in two thousand at the summer olympics. It had been thirty six years. Since an american woman had won the platform diving gold and she won it with a signature style of a handstand to start the dive which years later others would still be using having seen that and respected at imitation aggressive form of flattery. She competed in the two thousand olympics. Two thousand four olympics two thousand eight olympics where. She said she retired but she came back. She made a run at the twenty twenty olympics and placed second at us nationals. She wanted to be in tokyo remember. That was delayed but that dream came to a close on june fourteenth. The houston chronicle's. David baron let me see. If i can find the article. David baron had had an interesting open. Ace it i think it was the perils of laura have come to a close she has retired or maybe she has laura wilkinson. Is our guests. Welcome thanks for having me on. What run yeah i I like the title of the dame's article that's just Very fitting. I think he meant that the positive way out. You never know what they've barrett. Sometimes he's he's. He's a little tongue in cheek. Sometimes he can jab so june fourteenth. You don't make it to the olympics. What's your motion at that point. Well i mean that was actually our final round. You had a prelims and semi round earlier in the week. And i didn't start off well so i knew it was going to be a long shot at that point. I think i kind of green dream the religious semi so you know going into final. Just i want to really enjoy it. I'm i'm here. I got here. Which is great. It's not going how i want it. But you gotta you gotta make memories gonna make the most of your gonna walk away better so i just tried to join the last few days and and it was great feedback in that environment again. It's just super special. Not something you get to be a part on very often with you. They were they were in the stands. Cheering me on it was it was pretty awesome I don't think they've kind of understood the whole capacity of what was going on but hopefully in a few years like they'll they'll understand more of the weight of it. What's the difference being forty four and being twenty four as an olympic diver. Well don't you got too much. I'm still only forty three three. I gotta i gotta take all the time. I got Funny it's not. It's really not that different. Like i mean i have longer lasting injuries but sometimes i would wake up when i first started back in like. Oh this hurts this hurts. Ono is because i'm old. And i'm like no way that hurt when i was seventeen. This is just something just sports like you get you get little tweaks and injuries and you gotta you know whether whether to rest or to work through them and i think once i kinda have recognized that it's not that i'm old that's just part of sports and doing things that are really hard on your body you're gonna have these aches and pains and kinda once i embrace that it really wasn't a big deal You know it was more like trying to overcome different injuries. That i've had i had to level cervical fusion on my neck and then twenty eighteen. It took me like a whole year to come back from that and have some nerve damage Just from the injury so stuff like that. But i've had to get through so much. My age of that makes sense well. I'm not a neurologist. But i'm guessing that once you've had major neck surgery in two thousand eighteen then diving into the water at a high rate of speed from thirty three thirty three feet above three-storey probably not the best thing for it. What would you say. Well it's funny. 'cause i was asking the doctor. People don't always understand what i do. They're like oh it's like swimming. I'm like no. I kinda jump off a building. We hit the water. And it feels like steamatic's it's like thirty miles an hour. But i'm trying to explain to the doctor when i do to make sure he understands what i'm asking. They come back to you and he goes well. We've cleared football players for full-contact. I've cleared bull riders. I've done and i was like okay. He understands that. I'm talking about high impact. And so he told me he goes. Look i'm not worried about the part. That's is because i have a titanium plate in there. Goes that part solid. That's not going anywhere everything else. There might be an issue you know but that's just normal. That's just part of diving. So at that point i felt i felt pretty comfortable but it was still scary. 'cause i've never known another athlete back on platform after having a surgery like that. So it was kind of this uncharted territory. And now i'm a mom of four. And so i you know i felt like i had to be really smart about it. I can't afford to do this again. So i took my time i worked back. Really slowly. There's a little nerve wracking at times. But it became normal after a while. You busted up foot pretty bad in two thousand before you won gold which kind of kerri strug style added to the glory of what you die. Does that still hurt. No i mean. I lose feeling and it sometimes but i broke it in three places. And they got a little mangled but You know it's like it's like having the the worst cars you know. You've got great stories that go along with it and so there's kind of that the pride and the injury i think because it reflects that time and how you got through it. I kind of feel like that's how all the challenges are the perils day bearing calls it There's always something but you know you can either look at it as like. This is terrible awful. And i feel bad for yourself and be a victim or you can say okay. How is this going to make me stronger. How can i get through this. And it's going to equip me for what's coming next. I once i've been able to turn that mindset around it becomes more of this challenge to find the way through it and how it's going to make me better. The book is life at ten meters lessons from an olympic champion. You might have put that in feet so the rest of us would know what that actually is laura. Nobody knows what a very down right. A little I guess i should be embarrassed to say this. But it's the sort of thing that i can't seem to get out of my way from doing. I see the cover of the book. And i send a text to eric. Your husband with a photo. And i said eric. Why didn't the publishers choose somebody with straight feet. This woman's toes or busted up it. He goes loris toes from the injury in two thousand. I said oh. Yeah of course yes. Of course it is. they don't they. Don't sit to straight there anymore. Yeah but ten meters. Your metrics challenged. That's about thirty three feet or the top of a three-storey four-storey building like the fourth floor. The top of the restored building. But you you coach As young women. I don't know if it's young men also coach youth in diving. That's that's the began right. Overcoming injuries overcoming setbacks. I mean that that's key you can tell a story know. A coach teacher mentor tutor. When they can refer back to their own lives as to what they've done a much powerful example right definitely and my coach always did that with us and he was actually an olympian for candida and he was an alternate.
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"Of the thousands of bird songs in the world. If i were pressed to choose one favored. I'm pretty pretty sure it would be the winter wrens this long. Silver-threaded song is so exuberant and lovely. That fills me with joy. Whenever i hear it. When i started birding the species that american ornithologists called the winter wren was the exact same as the one that european ornithologists simply called the rand that species also included. The population found along. America's pacific slope up into alaska for which the eurasian population originally reached europe and asia. Ornithologists have now split those two groups into separate species intriguingly. The songs of both the pacific and duration wrens include pretty much the same notes as our winter run but sung at a much faster rate. Winter run sing about sixteen notes. Per second which is darned fast but our pacific wren sing more than twice as fast the full thirty six notes per second our human ears cannot resolve such rapidly delivered notes making some of the tinkling notes into what we perceive as a buzz Making the pacific and eurasian run songs less pleasing than the winter runs at least to my ears in his superb book. Birdsong for the curious naturalist. Dan crude sma discusses these songs and provide on the supporting website. Recordings of both species played at normal speed and slow down. I post links to those recordings on my blog on the fourth of july weekend i went to rib mountain state. Park in wausau wisconsin. My main goal was to see a particular southeastern bird. The acadian flycatcher whose range barely extends north into the park. I did not expect to find a bird. I so associate with northern forests side by side with the southern bird a combined map of the breeding ranges for both winter. Run and acadian. Flycatcher would pretty much covered the entire eastern half of the continent from the gulf states and northern florida all the way up to the maritime provinces and hudson bay but there would be only a very thin line of overlap. Which rib mountain happens to be within winter rents are mouse lake in habits and appearance being tiny and brown and skulking about on the ground and low branches usually trying to stay hidden in tangles when they appear in backyard stirring migration. It's often at a brush pile or raspberry patch or other bramble in their breeding forests. They may sing it any height. Their voices carry farther atop a tall tree. But i've seen them singing when barely off the ground. The one i watched singing at rib mountain spent a minute or two at my level not a single branch blocking my view which was so fun at drew my attention from the acadian fly. Coetzer's i was there to see. I'd never thought about the likelihood of seeing both winter. Wrens and acadian flight catcher's not just in the same general area but in the same woodland both singing at the same time. Acadian flycatcher need mature deciduous forests. Winter wrens are found in evergreen forests near streams with lots of fallen logs and dense under stories. How can they both find what they need. For breeding in the exact same tiny area of one small park. I don't know but it's pretty wonderful and cool that to such marvelous species. Do i recorded a few acadian flycatcher songs but a much closer winter wren dominated by recording. And my attention. Unfortunately i was recording with my iphones voice memo app which is designed to accurately capture human talking not the rapid rate high frequency. Winter run sign. It did a credible job with the flycatcher but doesn't sow quite so spot on with the ren. If i'd known one would be right in my face. I brought along my good digital sound recorder. Oh well the skips me one. More excellent reason to return to rib mountain state park next year. I'm laura ericsson speaking for the.
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"In two thousand thirteen. When i did my big year i focused on species of conservation interest and other native species. I certainly didn't close my eyes to vagrants that showed up nor to exotic birds whose populations are established. The birds i was looking for. Were the day today. Birds who belonged in the places. I was birdieing. I certainly didn't think about seeing the national bird of iraq and pakistan. The chucker chuckers of ben introduced into the united states and canada many times beginning in eighteen ninety three. They got well established in mountainous western states. But despite several introductions and a lot of escapes from game farms they've never developed a self sustaining population in the midwest. They do live in a few of the places. I birdied in two thousand thirteen. But i never lucked into seeing one indeed in all my forty six years of birding. I never seen a single one. That is yesterday in the past week or to a small group of them started hanging around in people's yards in my neighborhood a few blocks south west of me. I i heard about them last week on facebook and combed the area. Pretty thoroughly pushing a stroller with my grandson walter. But no luck then a few days later. My friend dudley. Edmonson mentioned seeing them. As soon as i was done with graham duty that day. I drove up and down all those blocks again but again without luck on monday when i saw another facebook post about them i commented about how much i wanted to see and photograph them then in early afternoon tuesday my friend sarah g- listener sent me a message telling me where the covey has been most reliably seen a little. While later she sent another message. That one bird seems to ab- split off from the group and was hanging out in the yard four and a half blocks east of my house. It was too hot and muggy to walk there with the baby so when it was free at five i hopped in my car with my camera and wa. The single chucker was foraging at the end of a driveway. Exactly where sarah said. The lone bird would be photographed. It from my car. It was a little backlit but only about twenty feet away chuckers feet on the ground. Eating insects seeds tubers roots and berries. I couldn't figure out exactly what this little guy was picking at on the edge of the lawn but it also seemed to be picking up a bit of grit in the driveway. Chuckers take their name from their call. Sort of chuck. Chuck chucker tucker. But i didn't hear it. Utter a peep. During the time i watched in the wild chucker covey's tend to include one mated pair and they're young but sometimes even in wild situations multiple families joined forces to form a larger covey. It's hard to understand why the one bird in my neighborhood is on. Its own when a covey's just a couple blocks from it chuckers do not belong in duluth. The birds in my neighborhood apparently escaped from captivity. Somewhere around here in the same way. That bob white sometimes do like most birds raised in captivity. The one i saw was pretty tame not the least bit concerned about me photographing it from such close range. Sarah mets and that the birds and the larger group seemed quite tame to in a neighborhood where great horned owls and. Foxes are hunting for their young right now. These chuckers may not survive long. But i prefer to focus on the fact that they're at least living out what time they have on their own in the next few days. I may try for photos up the covey. But i'm darned happy that after forty six years of birding and sixteen years of photographing birds. I've finally seen and take him pretty good pictures of tucker even though as an escapee. It does not count on my life list. I'm still reporting it on e. bird not to plump up my lists but because of chuckers ever do get established and minnesota. It will be useful to be able to figure out when they first appeared. Regardless i'm thrilled. That i finally saw one i laura eareckson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"I was in rhinelander wisconsin for the fourth of july weekend. And got up early that saturday morning to head to wausau to rib mountain state park to hike along the homestead trail. It was a wonderful hike for seeing birds but not for photographing them at least most of them. A black billed kuku flu fairly close though he stayed in the foliage. A few width rushes sang away. Lovely caroline mostly heard in southeastern hardwood forests rather than our conifer dominated north woods but the width rushes. All stay too far from the trail for photos. A silent scarlet tanger- alighted on a branch overhead. But he flew off before. I could pull up my camera. My target species and that perfect area of the park was the acadian. Flycatcher rib mountain seems to be the farthest north. This species extends in wisconsin. Right at the point where the hardwood dominated forest dense. The species does not reach minnesota except in the southeast. I never thought to look for acadian. Flycatcher wasa but the small population is well enough. Known to be on the bird checklist for the park. So i'm a little embarrassed. That i never knew it was there. It was pretty easy to locate. At least two. They singing their explosive little songs from two different locations at a spot where the trail split at when i walked a quarter of a mile further. I heard what was probably a third individual. None of them were close to the trail and i didn't want to disturb them by playing a recording to lured them closer. The acadian flycatcher is quite rare in minnesota. Where it's listed as a special concern species the dnr designated at the species of greatest conservation need. There are a handful of reliable locations for it and minnesota beaver creek valley state park murphy hanrahan regional park reserve and seven mile creek park. It's threatened in wisconsin but a bit more widespread than in minnesota the only in the southern half of the state rib mountains habitat is unique for so far north. This species is a useful indicator of forest health because it requires relatively undisturbed hardwood forest development. Sends it packing a and flight. Catchers are one of the species in the genus and pet annex all of which have an eye ring and wing bars. The acadians markings are a little more striking than some of the others. But what clinton's identification is the voice. I learned it as pizza but the short explosive notes are better transcribed as teach up. Or kerr tip. I kept to too few songs on my iphone but a much much closer more cooperative winter wrens persistent singing dominated my recordings the board distant acadian flycatcher sounded like a background singer. That recording can be found on my blog. The recording you're hearing in this program was made by lang elliott. It was thrilling to hear singing. Kadian flight catchers. Even if i didn't get any photos so far. The only photo i've ever managed to take one was shot from behind the face not at all visible. I got bad in delaware during my big year in two thousand thirteen. Now that i know where to find them at rib mountain state park. I'll try next year if they're still there. The city of wasa and the wisconsin. Dnr considering expanding the granite peak ski area of privately owned resort in the park. That wants to build ski runs. Ski lifts mountain bike trails and parking. Lots right through this unique hardwoods forest destroying butternut trees and other plant species of special concern in the state and threatening roosts of the threatened northern long eared bat and big brown bat. The acadian flycatcher is known for requiring undisturbed forest and this development will directly affect the area where they live in the park. I'm sad that i didn't even discover this lovely treasurer until now when it's in danger of disappearing forever from that checklist of the birds of rib mountain. I laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Laura Erickson's For the Birds Podcast
"Chiefs on a hot afternoon. Two days after i saw my lifer colima warbler in big ben texas on july twenty third two thousand thirteen. I arrived near austin texas to try for another extremely rare and tricky warbler. The golden cheeked warbler nests only in central texas in oak growth and mature second growth juniper oak woodlands and winters in montaigne pine oak in mexico and guatemala. The habitats golden cheeks need for breeding are climax communities that may take decades to recover from disturbance and the golden cheeks ranges under intense pressure from development. It's not too hard to see one from mid march through mid bay during the peak of their singing. But i'd never been in the right place at the right time to see one there before i had seen my lifer in guatemala in february two thousand seven my friend heidi trudell who put me up overnight at her house. Close to big bend. Before i looked for the colima warbler had the scoop on the easiest place to find a golden cheeked warbler at balconies canyon lands national wildlife refuge. I arrived in austin at the hottest point in the afternoon on july twenty third. My plan was to head to the refuge. First thing the next morning but since i was passing nearby figured it wouldn't hurt to scouted out ahead of time. A bright male flew across the road as i approached the refuge entrance. Giving the good enough. Look to count it so i could have turned around right then mission accomplished but i- headed to the parking lot which was of course empty except for my car. I opened the car door to what seemed like an oven. The temperature in the parking lot was a hundred and ten degrees clearly. This was a worst case scenario. But what the heck. This was a new adventure. So i walked the trail loop where they were supposed to be. Easiest to find. The trail has beautiful numbered rocks that serve as markers corresponding with numbers on the trail. Guide a golden cheeked. Warbler was painted on each one. As i trudged in the heat i started thinking that those painted warblers would be the only ones i'd see on the entire trail and sure enough. They were when i got back. The parking lot was even hotter than when i arrived on. My car. felt lethally hot. So i opened all the windows and the hats back and walked around the wooded parameter a bit. Well i started to but suddenly a family of four golden cheeked. Warblers was right there in front of me. I got several photos. Before they wisely retreated somewhere. I could at least hope was a little cooler for them. So that's how on my big year. I got two of my best warblers at the wrong time of year. You can't count on luck. So i did a pretty poor job of plotting out my big year but then again you can count on birds being out there even if they're starting to quiet down for the year and the only way to find them even if it's still lie is to look i. Laura ericsson speaking for the birds..
"laura" Discussed on Nearly Numinous
"And welcome to this week's episode of nearly luminous. We're so excited because we are chatting with Laura Shen y'all here and Laura is a yoga teacher artist and activist in Kingston, Ontario, which is where we are originally from before half of us moved away. And today she's going to talk with us about yoga and the gender binary. We're going to get into the idea of language surrounding the feminine and masculine energy that's often brought up in yoga or other spiritual teachings. We'll get it a little bit into how Laura chooses to navigate yoga beyond the binary in her own teachings and personal philosophies and worldviews. So thanks so much for joining us Laura. Thank you once for having me. This is really exciting. All right, so maybe to just get.