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Gettin’ My Rage On

September 3rd, 2009|Categories: Wandering Ponderings|Tags: , |

Although most of your major religions would frown upon the idea, nurturing some well-placed hatred in your heart can be healthy. If you know where to focus your laser beam of unlove, you shield the innocent from being unintentional recipients of your rage. At least, that's the theory I came [...]

Cash For Crap

August 28th, 2009|Categories: Motorcycle Dreamin', Tales of Misery|Tags: |

The era of the bailout has enshrouded our mindset as of late. In a last, desperate gasp, personal accountability has finally croaked, and we are now rewarding unethical and downright greedy behavior by pledging financial aid to institutions that should have, by all rights, gone under. It's kind of hard [...]

Write On

August 25th, 2009|Categories: Amigos, Siren Songs, Tales of Misery, Wandering Ponderings|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone needs inspiration. Bones is inspired by cleanliness and germ-eradication. The Heathens are inspired by Transformers, The Dirtbag is inspired by architectural innovation, Fury The Landscaper is inspired by a Subway sandwich done right and I'd venture that RoJo is inspired by the recent birth of his son. Artists get [...]

Monday Mud ~ August 24th

August 24th, 2009|Categories: Monday's Mud|

Monday again in these Ozarks finds me back at the firehouse, complete with the ritual shaming of co-workers, indulgence in sweet tea plus a visit from a psychotic homeless woman who has completely captured our hearts. More about her in a moment. The weekend showed us the first signs of [...]

Elbow Room Only

August 23rd, 2009|Categories: Tales of Misery|Tags: , |

Being a fan of the human condition, my radar for bizarre behavior operates on high alert most of the time. One aspect that always grabs my attention? Culture clashes. I am not talking about a cannibal in a room full of vegans kind of thing, more like certain behaviors that [...]

Half Past Friday ~ August 21st

August 21st, 2009|Categories: Half Past Friday|

Friday again. I know for most of you, sweet release from the grind is but a few hours away. I feel that way this week as well, since the ever-accomplished B shift works Friday then Monday in this work cycle. Perhaps we'll participate in normal family rituals such as cartoon [...]

And I Ran, I Ran So Far Away…..

August 18th, 2009|Categories: Less Lardass, Siren Songs|Tags: |

In order to mark my return to the firehouse after a few weeks off, I thought I'd go whole hog and work out before shift, too. This was a dumb decision. I go to stationary cycling classes (er, spin) regularly, ride to work once in a while, play some ice [...]

Monday Mud ~ August 17th

August 17th, 2009|Categories: Monday's Mud|

Some folks hate Mondays with the same kind of rancor normally reserved for institutions like apartheid or diseases like Mesothelioma. If I worked something other than off-kilter shift work, I might feel the same way, but days of the week don't mean a whole lot as a firefighter, other than [...]

  • An Engaging Conversation With Dane Escobar
    by Uli Gulje on May 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    He's the host of "It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time" podcast, a friend and fellow member of Los Borrachos; Dane "Escobar" journeyed up to Missouri from Alabama to discuss our theories on the White Whale Paradox of Relationships, good gin and for the reveal of my engagement! It's a lot to pack in for the ol' Turning 45 Episode, and I couldn't be more grateful to share it with you, my friends! Cheers! […]

  • From Scorched Earth To The Moon: A Conversation With Katie Mooneyham
    by Uli Gulje on May 11, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Katie Mooneyham is not only a good friend, but has such an amusing take on everything from parenting to the role of social media "influencers" that I thought it was time to bring her back on the show. I wish we took more than an hour to tackle all of life's subtle little nuances, and with the promise of a conversation about Alex Jones in the near future? I'm sure she'll be back. Cheers and enjoy! […]

  • Laffin' With The Laflens: A Conversation With Adrian & Joseph
    by Uli Gulje on April 23, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Adrian and Joe Laflen are regulars at 4 By 4 Brewing Co. who have become great friends; their travels to breweries across the country always leave me feeling the pull of the road, even if there's no gas in my tank. So I thought it would be fun for the 1 year anniversary show to have them on to talk a bit about their journey into the brewing life. Enjoy a conversation with some of my favorite people around....cheers! […]

  • A Podcast About A Podcast....A Conversation With Jared Cantrell
    by Uli Gulje on April 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    A Podcast From Springfield is a local powerhouse in the 417 podcasting scene, and in this episode one of the hosts, Jared Cantrell was kind enough to sit down for an hour and uncork some of the mysteries behind this great show. They talk about beer, local happenings and their takes on all KINDS of things....it's definitely worth a listen. So tune in to a show about a show, and enjoy the ramble! Cheers! […]

  • Boundless Love: A Conversation With Rachael Mhire
    by Uli Gulje on March 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    In a time and era when cynicism and snark are default factors in our lives, Rachael Mhire stands out as a visionary of hope, love and kindness. While traversing a very difficult chapter of her life, she's been able to keep a boundless optimism about her that is absolutely infectious. In this conversation at The House of Distinguished Rogues, she goes into all the ways she approaches life, love and getting through the day. Cheers! […]

  • Mad Marchness: Another Round With Jeff Butler
    by Uli Gulje on March 22, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Based on a few technical & legal glitches, the last two weeks of the show have been a bit chaotic; thankfully, ever-popular guest Jeff Butler was gracious enough to step up, step in and give us his take on the Big Chapstick Conspiracy, Lent, and how his version of Heaven includes The Backstreet Boys. Tune in for a rambling & funny conversation with a great friend and gifted writer.&nbs […]

  • Behind The Beer With Lear, Chapter 2
    by Uli Gulje on March 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    In this installment of Behind The Beer With Lear, we delve into the differences between ales and lagers, and I get to wax idiotic about various things, but always, always, we have a great time enjoying some half-pints and great conversation. If you're a learned beer scholar, this may not be for you, but for a rookie like me? It makes total sense. Enjoy! […]

  • Monday Morning Update #3
    by Uli Gulje on March 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Cheers to your Monday, my friends! Today we recap downloads, what's "Good In The Hood" at 4 By 4 Brewing Company, thoughts on meal prep and getting your views on the video segment of the show, Go check out the YouTube Channel for The Real State Podcast, let me know what you think....until Friday, take care of yourselves and one another. See ya soon! […]

  • Dawn Of A Deckard
    by Uli Gulje on March 1, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    For episode #50, I asked multiple-show guest Scott Deckard to come back and be the very first VIDEO guest. Tune in for an hour talking about everything under the sun, including Saddam Hussein's belly button! Cheers! […]

  • Monday Morning Update #2
    by Uli Gulje on February 25, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    This late afternoon Monday Morning Update includes our first attempt at some video on The Real State Podcast, and we talk about your weekend, growing older and the new chapters of the show we're looking at. Enjoy a 10 minute refresher! […]