Episode 79 (RFB 21.0128): Republican Cynicism, and the Little Guy Disrupts the Stock Market

With their vote on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of Trump’s impeachment trial, 45 Senate Republicans made it clear that they were going to vote to acquit Trump no matter what. Was it really just two days ago that I put out a podcast episode expressing hope for a better political future for this country? Meanwhile, …

Episode 78: Inauguration Day and Beyond

Enter our episode, child, for herein lie reflections on the recent ceremony that installed in our great nation a new, and perhaps even decent, leader; on the myriad feelings engendered by said ceremony and its implicit symbolism; and on the ways each of us, walking the path, can use this moment as a foundation for …

Episode 76: COVID, PTSD, and Starting to Heal

Benjamin’s reflexive response to a passage in a book he was reading led him to acknowledge the depth of trauma that he (and, by extension, probably pretty much everyone) has internalized around COVID. This recognition led him to ask, "Is it too soon to begin the process of healing?" (This version with the intro restored!)

Episode 74: Responding to January 6th

Jerry and Benjamin discuss the events of January 6th and their broader implications in society. We identify the crisis we’re facing as primarily spiritual rather than political and talk about how to meet this crisis. The New York Times article that Benjamin mentions in the introduction can be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/us/politics/republican-party-trump.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

Episode 72: Welcoming In the New Age

Great job, LSH family, we made it: 2021. Happy New Year. It’s the first episode of 2021, and we’re off to a flying start. The major theme of this episode is how to thrive in this time of challenge, but we weave our way through areas as diverse as politics, skiing, relationships, practice, and home …