Your Relationship Gets Your Best Effort – Audio TidBits Podcast

Doing the right things right, the first time, on time, every time may indeed be our theme song. It likely comes as no surprise we are now singing that old song in reference to serious relationships. “Relate the best you know how, every chance you get.”

A truly serious relationship is not a now-and-then, if you feel like it or have time proposition. Neither is it a place where less than your best will do, unless you do not care about risking the relationship. Sure, that level of effort and commitment benefits your significant other. You do it for them; and that is certainly thoughtful of you. More to the point though, giving it your best shot every time is in your very personal self-interest. Do it for you.

Resolutions? – Audio TidBits Podcast

Not one in a hundred of us will make it through January 1st without at least one resolution for the new year, and more likely two or three. We will resolve to do better, be better, live better, and maybe even lose a little weight. It will be the first day of our personal self-improvement project.

On January 1st in 2019, we will look back and amaze ourselves with how well our personal self-improvement plan was implemented, by us of course. Let’s give ourselves a pat on the back for how well we did in 2018. It is spectacular.

This does raise a relevant question though. Why are those things we are resolving to do still on our to do list? Why haven’t they already been moved to our already done list? What have we been waiting on? …

What Are Human Services Agencies…?

As we saw for human services themselves, there is not unanimity about exactly what a human services agency is. There is consensus about the basics such as its being an organization providing human services for an identified group of people and about its providing those services at no cost or at least an affordable cost to the recipients. “Most human services agencies are entirely or partially funded through grants from local, state, or federal government. Many others are private nonprofit groups often sponsored by religious denominations that raise money from fees, public appeals, and from philanthropic foundations. A smaller but fast growing type of agency is the private profit making one.” (Mandell & Schram, 2003, page 11) Our focus here is on the first two but not the third. We are interested in government or nonprofit funded human services agencies. The agency services may be provided by paid staff or volunteers, may include material items such as food and clothing, may include professional services such as medical or legal, may include resources such as housing or transportation, and may range from help with completing tax forms to child care, from a furniture bank to after school tutoring, from counseling to summer recreation. If the organization provides accessible services, resources, and opportunities to people who would otherwise not have access to them, it qualifies in the present context as a human services agency. A human services agency enables the delivery of human services, regardless of its governmental or non-governmental status, the specific services being provided not withstanding. The same holds for its particular affiliation or source of support. …

Responding in Moderation – Audio TidBits Podcast

“Nothing in excess – everything in moderation.” This old saying certainly applies to being a parent. The challenge usually has more to do with “How much?” than it does with being correct or incorrect. This dilemma of child rearing is more easily understood than explained.

For example, whether your child should be praised is usually not an issue. The real issue is how much praise is just right. Too little praise and he receives insufficient encouragement or recognition. Too much praise gives him a false sense of accomplishment and achievement.

The same holds for discipline. Too much abuses and mistreats your child. Too little does not teach him to internalize the consequences of his actions. If there is too much emphasis on work and responsibility, your child does not learn how to relax and have fun. If there is too little emphasis in this area, he does not learn how to work and be responsible. …

Alien Insert? – Audio TidBits Podcast

You may know that aliens have taken over AliensAmongstUs.com and are broadcasting there on a regular basis. I fear they may be trying to capture this feed as well. I have a transmission that I think may be a coded message of some sort from the aliens. Please listen and see what you think. If you will share your conclusion, please drop me an e-mail at GAC@GaryCrow.net. I hope it is not from the aliens amongst us but I am worried.

Alien Insert?

You may know that aliens have taken over AliensAmongstUs.com and are broadcasting there on a regular basis. I fear they may be trying to capture this feed as well. I have a transmission that I think may be a coded message of some sort from the aliens. Please listen and see what you think. If you will share your conclusion, please drop me an e-mail at GAC@GaryCrow.net. I hope it is not from the aliens amongst us but I am worried.

Aliens – Government as a Service vs. Government as a Business – Audio TidBits Podcast

We have determined that there is a tradition among broadcasters to comment on events and developments over the soon ending sun cycle as they conclude a sun cycle of broadcasting. Although we have not yet been broadcasting for a full sun cycle, it is nearing the end of the current sun cycle as it is determined across the Earth planet. We have not yet figured out exactly why the Earth humans decided that the new sun cycle should be understood as starting now but as arbitrary as the custom seems, now seems to be as appropriate as any other point in the eternal sun cycle. At any rate, we thought we would use this broadcast to comment on the past sun cycle on the Earth planet and in the America pod more particularly.

 

We give a nod to our leader in the capital city since we think he has done more to shape the trajectory of the Earth planet during the past year than any other Earth human. This has been most evident in the America pod. There are many events and happenings that we could point to in support of our conclusions but we think the greatest impact has been on a philosophical level in the America pod. There has been what we see as a fundamental shift in the philosophical underpinnings of government. …