Asset Based Community Development – A Talk by Peter Kenyon

In this episode I want to take you into the world of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and I can’t think of any better way than offering Peter Kenyon’s talk at the ABCD Conference at the Coady International Institute in 2009. Peter Kenyon is a passionate advocate for ABCD and I watch this talk on YouTube several times a year as a boost. The podcast is fine in audio form, as Peter is a great public speaker, but if you want the visual aspects also the YouTube companion can be found by clicking here.

I acknowledge in the episode, but want to reiterate, the set of three clips featuring Peter Kenyon are from the coadyabcd YouTube page and I credit them for the material 100%. You can find these videos and many more by clicking here.

Cheers, and thanks for listening!

The Reports of my Death are Greatly Exaggerated

I’m alive, I swear! Yes, this is another reboot. I’m keeping on going. I’m trying, at least. It’s been a long year for everyone and the last thing you need is me talking your ear off but I just need to keep this thing going for my own sanity if nothing else. In milestone episode 30 I talk about what’s happened since March, some ideas I’m pushing forward with – and the big new thing to go along with the podcast: YES, not only can you LISTEN to me, you can WATCH me drive home and ramble on barely coherently! Check out the link on the home page for YOUTUBE CHANNEL and you can go to channel itself or watch embedded videos right here.

Restoration for Isolation

In Ep 29 I talk about a new project because of all the things on my list of things to do, not that many (basically none) are what you might call a hobby, and I need a hobby badly, especially if I’m going to be working from home for a little while, with no more driving back and forth that’s two whole extra hours a day I could potentially be useful. So that’s the plan – and there’ll be video proof to go along with it! Cheers,


Microfinance for Small Business

I recorded this back in early March and just finally posting now. I talk about an idea for the podcast major project and how it could lead into a microfinance program for small businesses in the area. Click on pic below for the link to Ingrid’s project below, which I talk about at the end of this ep. Check it out, and please donate!


Bonus ep – Scrooge’s Lump of Coal?

In episode 27, a little bonus ep I recorded the same day as ep 26, I briefly talk a little about the differences between saving money by cutting things out of your life, versus making more money to afford more things in your life, in the context of I’m starting to ‘warm’ up to the idea of keeping the house colder at night for sleeping. Just some thoughts.

I’m happier with this new mic.

New or Used? Which is better?

Hooray, 25 episodes! That may be a minor milestone but personally I’m a little surprised with myself that I actually got to this point. As funny as it may sound, ironically I’ve been wanting to write more lately. I have’t been writing, but I want to. And this is the latest episode I’ve recorded, so I need to start recording more asap!

In this episode I talk about the pros and cons of buying new items versus buying used items, and some experiences I’ve had with that.



Magic Mic?

I’m happy that it’s January – I swear! Actually, now it’s February, and that makes me even happier! Why? Because we’re that much closer to August when I can bake in the sun and complain about the heat. I enjoy complaining about the heat much more than I do complaining about the cold.

I don’t remember what I talked about on this episode, but I do know the mic seemed to work a little better!

two turntables and a microphone

Ok look, I’m uploading this without listening to it first. I’m just not. I’m just “Livin’ on a Prayer” that this microphone works better than the last. This one is a cheap $2 one, compared to the previous one which cost about $50. I’ll have to ask James Corden next time I see him what mic he uses for Carpool Karaoke because you can’t hear anything but their voices when you watch those videos. I was tying to hear the car and I couldn’t.

I recorded this episode a few days ago, and I can’t even remember what I was talking about mostly, except I do remember a little dreaming/visioning session off the cuff about where I could potentially see my business going in the future. I don’t know if any of this help you at all, but it helps me, so I’m keeping on with it. Cheers

Twenty Nineteen

In this final ep of 2019, I play catch-up after being a couple months behind on posts, recap where we are with a few things, and talk about an idea I’ve been thinking about to possibly start a non-alcohol bar somewhere. Cheers!

{edit: tried to post this Tuesday evening but slow conenction at home prevented me from uploading it, so dropping it today, Jan 02, 2020. Enjoy!}