Let’s Cut Through the Fog

I happen to be a quarantined podcaster. Two months ago, we thought our podcast was doomed after just 3 episodes. We had to socially distance, as was the right thing to do, to protect our podcast family- but turns out Zoom has decent recording capabilities.

That was a mouthful- but the upshot is that I have been scouring the internet listening and finding music for our nerdy podcast. One thing I had not realized was how many albums I loved that have been re-mastered and repurposed as deluxe (virtual) box sets. In other words, the artist has re-mastered the content (the sound for our ears) for a different technological and critical age. And deluxe implies there is bonus material.

Personally, I have had to cut through that fog and haze of quarantine fatigue to re-gain my edge, and these high energy, new-music-to-me albums helped. Even the best-intentioned at-home worker can lose track of how to…

I was too young to really know what was happening but on game day Columbus was bustling. Often, the famed-Goodyear blimp could be seen overhead. There was a carnival atmosphere. With the polarizing and historic figure Woody Hayes at the helm, Ohio State became one of the first bona fide football factories.

“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.”

Zadie Smith, Author

I think this is the truth. It does not matter if one believes it or not. You are defined by your actions- not by your words. And only you can define your actions.

So, What is in my dictionary?

Husband, Father, Son, Brother, integrity, Respect (for others), Self Care, Imposter, Effort, Positivity, Insecurity, Strength, Grateful and theres many more.

They don’t always agree and can waiver from day to day. But use these words as goals to strive for (and avoid). What can you do to get closer? By being conscious of your actions and making changes as you are comfortable. The difference will be hard to ignore.

So, what is in your dictionary? What defines you now? What will define you in the future?