Kyle reflects on a first grade love interest and how his fear of getting caught by his six year-old crush during a game of kissing tag became a familiar fear, carried well into his adult life. He then considers what it now looks like to face his relational fears with his girlfriend, Kate.
In this episode we talk about what happened recently in Eastern Aleppo, Syria and the human effects of war. We also talk about refugees and contemplate the issue of remembering the downtrodden after their difficulties leave the headlines. We also bring the idea of remembering the downtrodden home to the United States as we hear clips of conversations with three homeless men.
Music from this episode included:
The song Fanfarl by Titus 12. Music by the artist can be found at the below site
This is a sort of bonus clipisode to go with the previous one—Episode 10 Barnes Clips. In this clipisode, some of the folks at River Camp with Barnes talk about strategies and experiences in dumpster diving. The subject got readdressed after the host, Kyle Wheeler, had been given some chocolate they found during one of their dumpster diving ventures.
In this episode Barnes starts off by demonstrating a 6 out of 10 burp. He gives a few thoughts on his life going from growing up in North Carolina to being a man dedicated to living a simpler life in Montana. He shows a flare for being passionate about his feelings, but shows a humor for life. He expresses a love for connecting to people that enjoy the lifestyle he does and an aliveness that he finds in living out in the open, all while being able to jokingly uphold Dale Earnhardt Jr. as an example of success without education.
In this clipisode Dave from Sandpoint, Idaho talks about the transition in life he and his wife have been engaging in to get back to the basics. He shares some of the things he and his wife have been doing to work with their hands, use the resources naturally available around them, and a profound moment of awakening to the need to get back in touch with nature and by extension ourselves.
In this episode we hear from Mike. He reflects on the long period of his life when he did a variety of drugs and drank alcohol. He shares thoughts on getting clean and leaving that life behind. He also takes stock of how after he got clean 14 years ago, he’s been able to help lead the way for several family members and others in their journeys towards overcoming their own substance abuse issues.