Show Notes:  When A Fox Crosses The Road

Show Notes: When A Fox Crosses The Road

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. While heading to my ski destination outside Cadillac a fox crossed the road.  Something told me there were myths and legends associated with that type of event, and I discovered far more. https://youtu.be/aONLA7UwGIw?si=UWMMhCzOIITKwdw8 Seeing A Fox In DaylightBiblical ReferencesThe Bible does not mention foxes all that often, but it does it is not favorable.The Song of Solomon 2:15, the verse reads, “Catch for us the Foxes, the little Foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”Ezekiel 13:4 reads, “O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins."Celtic Legends of the SionnachIn Irish lore not only is the fox considered wise and cunning, it is thought that the word shenanigans stems from sionnachuighim:https://roaringwaterjournal.com/tag/sionnach/The word shenanigan (a deceitful confidence trick,…
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Show Notes:  SNR The Closing Of The American Mind

Show Notes: SNR The Closing Of The American Mind

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. 37 years ago Allan Bloom warned us that our education institutions were failing to instill the virtue of pursuing the truth.  What did this pursuit of cultural relativism beget? https://youtu.be/JvRjrdOBrbM?si=oxXFPcfBe0fE3Nha The Closing of The American Mind can be purchased on Amazon. The Closing of The American MindAllan David Bloom (September 14, 1930 – October 7, 1992) and earned his PhD at the University of Chicago.  He as a champion of American and Western culture, promoting what he called the study of the Great Works of the Greeks, The Enlightenment and the writing of the Founding Fathers.  In 1987 Allan Bloom wrote a controversial book that addressed what he was a threat to not only our education system, but to our abilities to…
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Show Notes:  Rednecks, Commies and Thomas Sowell

Show Notes: Rednecks, Commies and Thomas Sowell

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. What do Rednecks like Zee, Commies and Thomas Sowell have in common?  We'll get to know an amazing man in this episode named Thomas Sowell, who influenced Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and The Mighty Humanzee. OZBert 2024 Calendar You can order yours at our StudioZee Store. Proceeds go to K9 For Warriors.  On sale until Jan 30. Break Conventions, From A New Point of View.  Meaning Truthhttps://youtu.be/PsgBtOVzHKI?si=ajsMeytxMHAfiRox Thomas Sowell Countered Conventional Thinking, With TruthFrances Fox Piven, of Cloward and Piven Socialist Fame, was put in her place by Sowell.  This exchange was in the early 70s, you can see who engaged Sowell was.https://youtu.be/26QxO49Ycx0?si=8fplWIOb5uQgn1Vk Rush Limbaugh on Thomas SowellRush was influenced by many, but Thomas Sowell was integral to Rush's outlook because Sowell…
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Show Notes:  SNR Give It All You Got

Show Notes: SNR Give It All You Got

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. What we invest in can have payoffs for the next generation in interesting ways.  Sometimes those investments are not what we think they are.  OZBert 2024 Calendar You can order yours at our StudioZee Store. Proceeds go to K9 For Warriors.  On sale until Jan 30. How We Play In Life Echoes In EternityThere are amazing threads in your  life trace back to the region where you were born, from your childhood and to you own children.  SkiingUpstate New York winters require that you like the cold and the snow.  As a kid you could remain indoors so long, and with all your friends outside, you developed interests that got you out and away from the confinement and the chores your parents…
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Show Notes:  Geddy From The Stetl

Show Notes: Geddy From The Stetl

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. Are we of the current age or are we shaped by the past?  This episode looks at the life of the parents of one of rock music's greatest bass players. Not so coldly charted, it's really just a question of your honesty"Do what you believe, because if you do what someone else believes, and you fail, you've got nothing. If you do what you believe, and you fail, you still have hope."--Geddy Leehttps://youtu.be/SEuOoMprDqg?si=KjkgBoX4lX6Jfss_ Today marks the death of legendary Prog Rock drummer Neil Peart, who died three years ago on January 7th from brain cancer. When planning this episode I was unaware that my topic about his fellow bandmate and bassist virtuoso Geddy Lee would fall on this day. A Wall of…
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Show Notes:  Over The River

Show Notes: Over The River

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. One town in American hugely influenced our winter holidays.  Two self educated women led the efforts to make Thanksgiving a prominent holiday.  From Medford to Bedford Falls, these are some fascinating origin stories. Over The River LyricsIn my mind Mark Twain would sound like this southern gentleman, so I created a narration of Over The River with his voice.LyricsOver the river and through the woods,To grandmother's house we go;The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,Through (the) white and drifted snow!Over the river and through the woods,Oh, how the wind does blow!It stings the toes and bites the nose,As over the ground we go.Over the river and through the woods,To have a first-rate play;Oh, hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ling!"Hurrah for Thanksgiving…
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Show Notes:  Dear Father:  Postcards From Wright Patterson

Show Notes: Dear Father: Postcards From Wright Patterson

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. What do we pass on to our children, how do we teach them that it's the consistent, constant, quiet endurance that the true heroes, our veterans possessed that is to be honored? https://youtu.be/txAQK89Mpa4?feature=shared Armistice Day - Never AgainOriginally Armistice Day was a commemoration of the lost American military service during World War I, November 11th the day of the cease fire.  It wasn't until 1954, November 11th that it became a day to honor American Veterans of all wars.  It was to originally mark the great loss of World War I in hopes that such a conflict would never happen again. Captain Eddie RickenbackerWorld War One AceHe was originally turned down for enlistment for lack of education but was persistent, and on…
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Show Notes:  Brave New World, Butterflies and Big Mistakes

Show Notes: Brave New World, Butterflies and Big Mistakes

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. The release of a new song from the Beatles using AI to enhance old material and blending it with current performances is a bitter sweet wonder.  We need to preserve the past, to protect it so we can continue to learn.https://youtu.be/Opxhh9Oh3rg?si=WBYazI6JoSXOx4Tp Mind Altering Drug CultureThe Beatles were a product of their era, and experimented with LSD.  Many consider LSD to be an organic evolution of culture, but LSD as a mechanism of control was a subject research by the US government, The Tavistock Institute and the Frankfurt School since the 1950s.  The promise of the 1960s drug culture was build a new society by dropping out of the confines of traditional culture, expand your mind and seek new insights.  A chemically induced…
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Show Notes:  Shining Simulacrums

Show Notes: Shining Simulacrums

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. The allegories of the Shining and imagery of mirrors, the shadow world, and ghostly personas tell us more about our perceptions than about things going bump in the the night.   What does it tell us about Severed Conscience? https://youtu.be/VBUvZpOLu80?feature=shared https://youtu.be/JRnvalwBhy8?feature=sharedIf Mirrors Are the Window Into The Soul, What Side is Looking In and What Looks Back At Us?The movie The Shining makes use of many metaphors to tell a terrifying tale, and Stanley Kubrick's eye for depicting the uncanny with jarring images has made the movie the source of much conjecture.  How is that such terror can be invoked with such mundane elements as color, patterns in carpets, the use of light?  Individually we can all cite elements that scare us, whether…
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Show Notes:  Samhain, What We Harvest

Show Notes: Samhain, What We Harvest

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You can listen to the LIVE stream here. Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?  Latin:  Where are those who were before us?  Tonight can be considered the kitchen sink of Michigan legends, some history and a bit of reflection. https://youtu.be/rXdkCaw1UIY?si=sVb-Idnte9kwUj07Samhain (Sow-Win) Is The Celtic HarvestThe Celts are considered to have contributed many traditions to Halloween, or as it is known in the Celtic languages, Samhain.  The Irish originated the tradition of carving gourds and turnips to ward off evil spirits.  The end of summer means harvest time, and the passing of the year into the next with winter being a dark period synonymous with death and perhaps evil spirits.  Samhain is one of the 4 Fire Festivals, and blood sacrifices were often made.It is interesting once Ireland adopted Catholicism, the practice…
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