The Writing Record Podcast 8.17.20 – Reach Out, Start Small

Hello all! Some off the cuff thoughts about my week off and how it helps to just calibrate what’s important in life and art. Creative Community is essential for success. Find your cheerleaders and champion them too. Start small. I’m putting this idea to the test. Much love, j How do you stay creative withContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.17.20 – Reach Out, Start Small”

The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories

I cut down the children’s book to 1000 words! It took me two months to get a decent draft of a children’s book. It’s great to be humbled. I’m tired, but I won Monday. Much love, j How do you stay creative with a day-job? Give me a holler on Twitter at @idlewy Listen onContinue reading “The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories”

OKA42 – Jeffrey Epstein Doc, Lovebirds, The History of Corpse Medicine

Happy birthday, America. Sorry COVID made the party so lame. Anyway here’s the latest episode of Our Kid’s Asleep! Hi friends, Wow, a lot to unpack! Much wow. We go all out on the following: Jeffrey Epstein’s Filty Rich Documentary on Netflix! Lovebirds, an action romance flick! The History of Corpse Medicine, an amazing newContinue reading “OKA42 – Jeffrey Epstein Doc, Lovebirds, The History of Corpse Medicine”

CD35 – Brother Martin / My Adidas by Troy Jackson

Hello all! Today’s episode is an experiment so we can find more ways to showcase you, the working class creator, on this podcast! In this episode, I bring you Troy Jackson, a creative based out of Memphis, who will be reciting his poetry, as well as providing some underscoring for the episode. Take it away,Continue reading “CD35 – Brother Martin / My Adidas by Troy Jackson”

7.13.20 – Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!

Overcoming a broken outline after you’ve done a few drafts… Hi people! I wanted to breakdown a massive breakthrough I had while writing the third draft of my children’s book from scratch once again. I talk to myself about the method I used to solve the problem when the previous versions were completely void ofContinue reading “7.13.20 – Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!”

CD34 – The Time We Had by Susana Ramirez

Big show today! We’re back in business featuring a personal essay in dramatic form! The Time We Had, by Susana Ramirez. Susana Ramirez is a wife and mother of two. She is the Founder of Save The Sharks, a South Florida non-profit organization working to promote healthier shark populations through education, research and outreach. SusanaContinue reading “CD34 – The Time We Had by Susana Ramirez”

7.6.20 – Videotape play complete (again)! And lessons learned from poetry

I talk about this old script I brought back from the dead and submitted to a competition. You learn a lot about how far you’ve come when you actually look back. Poetry collection in its final stages! And the emotional lessons of not sharing anything. Keep sharing your art. We need it now more thanContinue reading “7.6.20 – Videotape play complete (again)! And lessons learned from poetry”

6.8.20 – Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird

a podcast about doing the writing and recording thing. Poetry Chapbook Progress. I took this week to gather my poems to put together a chapbook to self-publish. It was time. Billy Collins Masterclass. Thank you Billy Collins for existing and for sharing your wisdom. Back to Charlie Bird. The children’s book will be my mainContinue reading “6.8.20 – Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird”

CD32 – A Clear Solution by J. Alejandro

A few words and a poem too. #blacklivesmatter #nojusticenopeace Campaign Zero: Organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ Unicorn Riot: Nonprofit media collective dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues. https://unicornriot.ninja/ George Floyd Memorial Fund: The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family. https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd MinnesotaContinue reading “CD32 – A Clear Solution by J. Alejandro”