Written in the Sand Podcast – To Be Species Or To Be Specie, What Is The Equation? 020

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:37 — 39.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreWritten in the Sand Episode 20 To Be Species Or To Be Specie, What Is The Equation? Great. An episode summary. You know, I hate these things.…

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Written in the Sand Podcast – Long ago, and in a Future Far, Far Away 019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:52 — 53.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreWritten in the Sand Episode 19 Long Ago, and in a Future Far, Far Away   Continuing from last episode, we continue to explore the perspectives from…

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Written in the Sand Podcast – A Society of Problems 007

This is part two of our look at men and women, the differences and the stereotypes. This episode will add to the foundation we’ve already established and we will get to the point of why this topic needs to be here.

Just to recap, in part one I presented some general stereotypes of both men and women and then took a look at the merits and shortcomings of those stereotypes. To re-emphasize, I want to make clear that such stereotypes are not going to be true for everyone, but they are going to be true for someone.

The dangers of stereotypes is that they create an expectation, sometimes it is one of standards that one must live up to and at other times the expectation that one is no better than the stereotype. These expectations come from outside and also from within. Men setting expectations for other men, women setting expectations for men, men setting them for women, and women setting standards for other women. And last, but not least, we expect them from ourselves.

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Written in the Sand Podcast – Reconcilable Differences 006

As promised, this episode is a bit big. I wanted to make it bigger Truth be told, I’m a little sick of being in Chapter one. Unfortunately, because of time and hosting limits, I had to break the episode up. Sorry. So, one more Episode exists in this chapter.

This was a hard one to write. As I begin, I hope you’ll understand why it took so many delays to get to this one. I’ll be addressing men and women, the differences of the sexes, and I’m going to irritate a lot of people as I go along. I am requesting that you get through the tough parts. I feel this episode has to go through its stages, from beginning to end.

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Written in the Sand Podcast – The Box is Not the Trap 005

What I want to address today is the manipulation of Paul Atreides in the first chapter. It is a very subtle form of manipulation, and my interpretation is somewhat speculative, but it’s Dune, so plans within plans within plans is par for the course. Now, I did mention this manipulation previously with regards to family, but there is another aspect to it that is used more than once. Paul is the son of a Duke. He has rank and his commitment to his role in society, what we call duty, is called into question here.

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Written in the Sand Podcast – So It Begins 003

We are going to start off this episode with a bit of an embarrassment for me. I’m going to announce a correction. Two episodes in and already having to do this. But, that’s okay because it offers me a great opportunity. In our last episode I talked about accepting mistakes, and then I proceeded to make one – and a very stupid mistake, at that.

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Written in the Sand Podcast – Everything Has Its Place 002

This episode we’ll be looking at a very small section of Dune chapter one, and that is the opening quotation.

Yes, really.

This is something of a foundation episode. Last episode was to set the stage for the podcast. This one is more about setting the stage for the actual material.

The quote itself opens up with the idea that beginnings are a time for balance and there are certain things I think should be emphasized in the beginning because we don’t know each other.

We can assume quite a number of things with varying degrees of accuracy. I can reasonably predict that we are all human, beyond assumptions like these everything gets a little fuzzy, doesn’t it? It’s because we have different backgrounds we need to go over this.

We need a common baseline, and that requires a certain mode of perspective and that is what this quote is about and therefore what this episode is about.

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