31 episodes

A blogcast for people who overthink. I'm Jan M. Flynn, a writer who thinks way too much about all kinds of things, so I know what that's like. Sometimes you need a little break from your brain — so here's a chance to get out of your own head for a bit, by getting into mine. Short, weekly episodes give you a glimpse into what's been on my mind: thoughts about life, the universe, and the weird or wonderful things people do. Occasionally I'll share some short fiction or poetry. Think of this as recess for your mind. Join me on my website at www.JanMFlynn.net, where you can leave a comment or suggestion on my blog page, and join my email list and receive a free download of my audio short story, "The Collector". Music courtesy of lesfm at pixabay.

Here's A Thought Jan M Flynn

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A blogcast for people who overthink. I'm Jan M. Flynn, a writer who thinks way too much about all kinds of things, so I know what that's like. Sometimes you need a little break from your brain — so here's a chance to get out of your own head for a bit, by getting into mine. Short, weekly episodes give you a glimpse into what's been on my mind: thoughts about life, the universe, and the weird or wonderful things people do. Occasionally I'll share some short fiction or poetry. Think of this as recess for your mind. Join me on my website at www.JanMFlynn.net, where you can leave a comment or suggestion on my blog page, and join my email list and receive a free download of my audio short story, "The Collector". Music courtesy of lesfm at pixabay.

    The New Culture War: Cow vs Horse

    The New Culture War: Cow vs Horse

    In which we examine the most recent and arguably most ridiculous reason to be on opposite sides. Could we please stop handing the haters more gasoline to pour on their fires of controversy?

    • 8 min
    How I Stopped Wishing My Sister's Ex Dead

    How I Stopped Wishing My Sister's Ex Dead

    In which we consider the challenges and rewards of forgiveness — how it can take a long time, and it doesn't usually happen all at once.

    • 16 min
    In America, When Do You Learn What Race You Are?

    In America, When Do You Learn What Race You Are?

    In which we wrestle with a question that, for some of us, takes far too long to answer. Content advisory: themes of social justice and racism.

    • 10 min
    The Single Best Motivation to Exercise as You Age

    The Single Best Motivation to Exercise as You Age

    In which we acknowledge that we are perfectly aware that exercise is the best thing we can do to stay healthy as we age — but that doesn't mean we feel like doing it. Having stumbled upon a sure-fire method to motivate me to get moving, I offer it to you.

    • 5 min
    Tell the Cat Where You Put Your Phone

    Tell the Cat Where You Put Your Phone

    In which we consider the befuddling aspects of short-term memory, as well as encouraging evidence that forgetfulness is not necessarily linked with aging.  There are tricks and techniques to help with memory — mine involves the cat.

    • 9 min
    My Husbands Get Along Well Now

    My Husbands Get Along Well Now

    In which I tell the story of meeting Husband Two long before I met Husband One — and how it took us all years to figure out our relationship. Especially after Husband One died. It's a love story, but it's complicated.

    • 12 min

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Brilliant, touching, hilarious and REAL

Jan has a way of turning regular moments in life into fascinating explorations. Sometimes funny and sometimes tear-jerking, her podcasts are something I always look forward to!

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