Helping Is My Highest Priority

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/HelpingIsMyHighestPriority.mp3Have you ever had an experience that just defied any attempt to reduce it to a few words? Well the incident that goes with the play button comes pretty close. It’s one of those frustrating encounters we have all had in one version or another. There is nothing for it but for you to have […]

Return to Cleveland

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/ReturnToCleveland.mp3This story starts when I was seventeen and if the truth be told, even more full of myself than most seventeen-year-olds. There I was a senior in high school and on an airplane flying from Columbus to Cleveland. It was a very big deal; but before I get too far ahead of myself, a little […]

Something Was Not Right

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/SomethingWasNotRight.mp3I was already running late when I downed a quick cup of coffee, snagged my keys on the way out and automatically pushed the button to open the garage door. As I hesitated to make sure the door from the kitchen locked, I more sensed than noticed that something was not right. The garage door […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/DownTheRabbitHole.mp3How clever is it to start a story with “Once upon a time?” I doubt if that opening would ever be confused with cleverness. Even so, it may be as good as anything else if I have no interest in being clever. Some people can pull off being clever but I’m not among those (Dare […]

Want To Be a Podcaster

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/WantToBeAPodcaster.mp3Once upon a time there was a wannabe podcaster. It doesn’t matter whether you insert he or she or perhaps even me. Wannabe was as far as it had gotten so far. Every day our wanna be podcaster connected the microphone to the mixer and plugged that into the computer, with the recording software ready […]

We Grow Strong or We Grow Weak

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/WeGrowStrongOrWeGrowWeak.mp3Consider this from Katharine Butler Hathaway, “If you let fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.” The implication here is that fear of consequence is pretty normal; so having some, or maybe even a lot, isn’t that much of a big deal. The […]

Potential

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/Potential.mp3William Arthur Ward argued that “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” This isn’t altogether true but is definitely a popular, self-affirming message for most people, most of the time. One can easily imagine being faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a […]

Choices

http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/Choices.mp3Horace said, “He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.” Indira Gandhi also thought that getting on with getting on is the way to go, “Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.” […]