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51. "I'm just a guy" ○ Bill Blackburn | Part 3 of 3
The final part of my 3-part conversation with Bill Blackburn. This week's episodes are: ● Touching ● Insightful ● Reassuring
50. "In my humble opinion" ○ Bill Blackburn | Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of my 3-part conversation with Bill Blackburn. This week's episodes are: ● Touching ● Insightful ● Reassuring
49. "Mr. Bill" ○ Bill Blackburn | Part 1 of 3
Last summer, one of my daughters attended an overnight golf camp through Bill’s scholarship program for young golfers. Bill and I spoke briefly on the phone about it. I didn't know what he looked like and I hardly knew him. But I had the back-of-my-head feeling for months that I should invite Bill on the show. I’m glad I finally did. Because again, just like magic, a frank conversation with an almost stranger reaffirmed what truly matters in life - the people we love and the precious time we have with t
48. "A great leap of faith" ● Jessica Bliss | Part 3 of 3
The final part of my 3-part conversation with Jessica Bliss. This week's episodes are: ● Smart ● Stimulating ● Reflective
47. "Nuances within us" ● Jessica Bliss | Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of my 3-part conversation with Jessica Bliss. This week's episodes are: ● Smart ● Stimulating ● Reflective
[Jessica would like to clarify that Nathan Bedford Forrest killed hundreds of African Americans, not thousands and that he was a general, not a commander.]
46. “Just that single person” ● Jessica Bliss | Part 1 of 3
I told a new friend about my show. She suggested I connect with Jessica, a good friend of hers and a journalist who elevates the stories of people in the community. Jessica and I started our conversation discussing journalism including what a privilege it is to be on such a wide-reaching platform and journalistic neutrality. But as it does so often, our chat about work lead to something perhaps even more meaningful - how acting on our passion can touch others and teach us about ourselves.