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Parental Alienation - 192
What is parental alienation? This week's guest is Mike, the head of the ESO Network. Mike is here to talk about his experience with parental alienation. Parental alienation describes the breakdown of the relationship between a child and one of the child's parents, when there is no valid justification for that breakdown. When parental alienation is found to exist between a parent and child, the alienation is attributed to inappropriate actions and behavior by the other parent.
Parental alienation describes a process through which a child becomes estranged from a parent as the result of the psychological manipulation of another parent. The child's estrangement may manifest itself as fear, disrespect or hostility toward the distant parent, and may extend to additional relatives or parties. The child's estrangement is disproportionate to any acts or conduct attributable to the alienated parent. Parental alienation can occur in any family unit, but is believed to occur most often within the context of family separation, particularly when legal proceedings are involved, although the participation of professionals such as lawyers, judges and psychologists may also contribute to conflict.
The theory of parental alienation has been asserted within legal proceedings as a basis for awarding custody to a parent who alleges estrangement, or to modify custody in favor of that parent. Courts have generally rejected parental alienation as a valid scientific theory, but some courts have allowed the concept to be argued as relevant to the determination of the child's best interest when making a custody determination. Legal professionals recognize that alienating behaviors are common in child custody cases, but are cautious about accepting the concept of parental alienation.
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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - 191
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a 2021 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ian Samuels, from a screenplay by Lev Grossman, based upon his short story of the same name. It stars Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen.
Mark, a teenage boy, has been stuck in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. Because of his knowledge of what will happen, and the freedom from consequences provided by the time loop, he spends much of his day engaging in random bizarre activities, such as driving construction machinery through town. At the community pool, he makes repeated attempts to impress a pretty girl by trying to save her from being knocked into the water by a thrown beach ball. One day, a girl named Margaret unexpectedly intervenes. Mark tracks her down and discovers that she is also living in the same time loop.
A Map of Tiny Perfect Things is not only the name of the film, and the name of this episode, but also a great way of looking at the world. Each and every one of us lives inside a map based on our feelings and experiences. This movie is definitely worth a viewing. It will make you think in new and unique ways. While not a perfect film, it certainly has something to say about life and living. This is the first movie review episode of the Soul Forge Podcast. If you like this style of episode, perhaps we will do more of them in the future.
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I Bought A New Car - 190
I bought a new car! I thought about it for a very long time. There was research. And there were test driving sessions. Money and budget was a concern. So many variable go into the thought process of purchasing a new vehicle. It can be extremely stressful.
This episode of the Soul Forge Podcast is all about the car buying process. What type of vehicle? Do I want a car? Or perhaps a minivan. What about a truck? Maybe a fully loaded and tricked out SUV. Too many options to consider can be a real problem.
Therefore, this episode talks about the entire process. I also talk about the reservations and hesitancy I felt about spending all that money. And yet, I bought a new car. And I'm going to tell you all about it. I'm also going to talk about the feelings that come with the process. There is a part of me that feels like I do not deserve to have nice things. And maybe I should not be spending the money. Hold on to your hats as you embark on the car buying journey with me.
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The King of Obsolete - 189
Joey Barnes (Ice Road Truckers) is the king of obsolete. He joins us here on episode 189 of the Soul Forge Podcast. We talk about his current life, his Ice Road Trucker days, and the books he has been busy writing during the lockdown. The king of obsolete has many stories to share.
In a remote corner of Manitoba, Joey “The King of Obsolete” Barnes has deemed his plot of land “The Kingdom,” and it’s filled with vintage CATs and trucks from the 1930s to the 1970s. Many of the vehicles are rarities, and he’s re-engineered many of them into his own unique pieces of equipment.
On this episode, you will hear about Naughty Natalie and Love is Trust. We talk about Joey's 1937 Dodge hotrod truck and his time with the bikers of the 1980s. We also spend some time talking about his writing process. Joey believes in one-shot writing, where there is little to no editing involved.
The following is copied from his website and is a list of his books:
Naughty Natalie Series (3 book series) Paperback Edition (amazon.com)
Amazon.com: Dominatrix School: Failing Military Marriage (9798700687997): Barnes KoO, Joey: Books
Amazon.com: Love is Trust: Summer of Fun 1985 eBook: Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store
My Wasted Youth: Alexander Manitoba: Barnes KoO, Joey: 9798700173766: Amazon.com: Books
The Corvette Stingray
Art Bookbindery Recovery Plates
No Fear No Common Sense Flying ---- 10th book
Misc Stories ---- 9th book
The 4 book series on Naughty Natalie are books 5,6,7,8
Oh My, This is Not Fun ---- 8th book
Dominatrix School Book ---- 7th book
Love is Trust Book ---- 6th book
My Wasted Youth Alexander MB Book ---- 5th book
King of Obsolete Books Series are book 1,2, (3,4 are not in print)
KoO Book Set ---- 1st & 2nd books
Check out Joey's website at www.kingofobsolete.ca
Get his books on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08V17R5XB?ref_=dbs_dp_rwt_sb_tkin&binding=kindle_edition&fbclid=IwAR1lkmx2tAq5Q8JWntPm1i6HxOPn_ES7RKXP3Hviur5QFKv94OH5HlU3cJw
He's on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEFqMtbWfRYPoOOl89M7sg/videos?fbclid=IwAR3AkEKEzddSh0Wg9jaCBfgayOIjXXcM46MEzh7aYp6foJQeXip7JyetMxE
You can support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/rustedsoul
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Hoetry Poetry with Darin Lee - 188
Hoetry. It's poetry about women, sex, connection and pain. Poet Darin Lee stops by the Soul Forge to talk about his latest book, Hoetry.
Who is Darin Lee? He just might be your new favourite poet. Darin has been many things in his life. Besides dabbling in digital marketing, Darin also worked on submarines when he was in the navy. His 2 older brothers are part of his inspiration regarding writing and artistry.
When it comes to writing, Darin has many goals. Future plans include more poetry and self-help books. Other interests include history, politics and possible short stories for children.
Darin's primary focus in Hoetry is the theme of connection. Sometimes this manifests as a lack of connection in some of the writings. He focuses on pain and uncomfortable situations. Hurting, healing and making love are likely the 3 main themes of his work. Chaos and order are also a major part of his poetry.
To purchase a copy of Hoetry, you can simply go to Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/hoetry-Darin-Lee-ebook/dp/B08QVB1JL1/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hoetry&qid=1612311337&sr=8-1
You can also get a signed copy by messaging Darin on Instagram via https://www.instagram.com/darinlee_/
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Philosophy, Sex and Voodoo - 187
What do sex, voodoo and philosophy all have in common? We mention each of those subjects in this episode. Although our main discussion is meant as an introduction to philosophy, we cannot cover all aspects of such a broad field of study in a short episode.
Quite literally, the term "philosophy" means, "love of wisdom." In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other. As an academic discipline philosophy is much the same. Those who study philosophy are perpetually engaged in asking, answering, and arguing for their answers to life's most basic questions. To make such a pursuit more systematic academic philosophy is traditionally divided into major areas of study.
There have been many philosophers over the centuries. We mention several of them, but if you're looking for major figures to study, here are some to start with: Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Marx, and Sartre.
There are many online resources if you are looking for an in depth overview of philosophy. There are also multiple branches or types of philosophy.
The end of the podcast is audio from a YouTube video talking about the Kama Sutra and how it relates to sex. If you'd like to view the video, this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PbRJxbczgE
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