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Ep 0021 – My epic tale of woe and redemption – interviewing Cliff Ravenscraft at NMX

Cliff Ravenscraft and Laurie Weaver at the New Media Expo
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I choke down the most humble lessons, in this, my epic tale of woe and ash rising as I pursue my passionate dream — interviewing the King of All Podcasters, Cliff Ravenscraft, at the New Media Expo. Like Dorothy, in her quest for the wizard, along the way I meet Sandra Payne, an empathetic video director who had her own year of adventure, Gina Carr and Terry Brock who stepped up with the knowledge of Klout and kindness, Mike Mataluni, a Kick Ass podcaster, who offered up courage and encouragement, and other kindred souls who lifted me up after the most major f-up a podcaster can face! My fake son, Steve, and the Wonderful Mark, both chime in as they finally hear the terrible tale of what went down and cheer about the final lessons taught by my relentless, clueless pursuit of a dream.

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Ep 0021 – My epic tale of woe and redemption – interviewing Cliff Ravenscraft at NMX

Ep 0015 – Twas the Groove before Christmas – Bonus Clip

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This special holiday clip features me grooving with a poem I wrote as a kid in 1967 based on Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, Twas the Night before Christmas.

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Ep 0015 – Twas the Groove before Christmas – Bonus Clip

Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Bo Bice Tweets to Adventure Laurie
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Part 2 of the Going Home series, all episodes of the series also stand alone. I explain during my morning walk along the shore of Puget Sound how I find solace when the sad parts about coming home surface in my heart. As a Twitter newbie, I’m thrilled when my all-time, favorite singer, Bo Bice, tweets me back! Song of the week Banana Bike by Dot Wiggin Band

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Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?

Sunrise silhouettes Mount Rainier above Puget Sound
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Part 1 of the Going Home series; all episodes of the series also stand alone. I take an early morning walk down memory lane along a path by Commencement Bay in my hometown of Tacoma, WA. I podcast in the field from a dock and I ponder which memories do we all choose to keep? I retell a great story from Jillian Michael’s podcast about discovering and going with your natural talents. Song of the week Bitter Heart by Zee Avi

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Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?

Stop and smell the lilacs

lilacs in bloom
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Adventure Question: What kinds of things do you do to get out of a blue mood? Whatever your answer, next time have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. One morning after days and days of blue funk, I was totally tempted to sit on my rear instead of going to aquafit class. […]

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Stop and smell the lilacs

It’s not your job to validate me!

Laurie looks to the heavens on a stormy day in the mountains
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Hey everyone, This post is very hard to write. When I first launched my Daily Adventure Blog (originally called Daily Adventure Log) it was exciting and I had the strong feeling from inside that this was the right path for me. After posting my first few adventures I got some comments and was surprised and […]

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What’s it like to be in the water?

fish gliding through rippling water
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Adventure Question: What types of things truly make you feel alive and exactly who you are? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Fish out of water vs. fish in the water? Which sounds more exciting and which more affirming? I’ve always been […]

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What’s it like to be in the water?

Technology is wonderful…

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Adventure Challenge: What happens when you unplug from technology for an hour or two? Whatever your answer, try have a mini-adventure to find out and come back to tell the tale. The other day I found a wonderful quiet writing spot awash with charm, the humming of bees, the trickling of brooks, the complete package, […]

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Finding Balance – The Zen of Bike Riding

Laurie riding by the LA River on bike path
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Adventure Question: What things lead to Zen moments in your life? Have you ever found strength and peace from a struggle? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Past Adventure post: This was one of my favorite posts from my sparkpeople.com blog, and […]

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Finding Balance – The Zen of Bike Riding