Portland, Oregon, USA https://youtu.be/Q3PiqN24qnw In general, most of us take a lot for granted… and it’s good advice to try not to: to instead be intentional about recognizing the good things we have going for us, and be grateful for them. Strangely enough, though, there are circumstances where taking things for granted is actually a … Continue reading Two Systems of Thought
Episode 22: Brazenly venturing down a difficult path, Chris and Jerry confront disagreements head-on with a surprising mix of identity issues, bathing costumes, and cross-cultural skills.
Episode 21: With a bad sense of direction and a growing appreciation for cold water, Diesel and Returning for more excitement, Amanda Bates (theblackexpat.com) rejoins Chris and Jerry for a wild ride through movie sequels, managed expectations, Beverly Hills, and wisdom gleened from various TV series.
Episode 20: With a bad sense of direction and a growing appreciation for cold water, Diesel and Clooney strive to intentionally "fail well" as they explore practical ways to increase resilience.
Episode 19: Diesel and Clooney attempt to keep the holidays just the right amount of dangerous by managing expectations, balancing the implicit and explicit, and improvising cliff jumps.
Episode 18: Through the cunning use of mental leaps on frogger lily pads and a healthy amount of golden nuggets of wisdom strewn about, Chris and Jerry unpack how we build, demonstrate, and sometimes lack resilience.
Brussels, Belgium https://youtu.be/riAhRh3Amrw The concept of resilience has come up quite a lot lately in various realms – which makes sense with the ongoing changes we’re all having to deal with as a result of the pandemic. Resilience has a lot to do with how we react to challenges… and we don’t seem to have … Continue reading Resilience
Episode 17: Skillfully weaving in snippits of songs just short enough to avoid copyright infringement, Chris and Jerry take a look at what social media has done to the way we communicate: the good, the bad, and the convenient... while also discussing Chris and Jerry's alleged age difference.
Episode 16: Jerry shares tips he's learned from his recent cross-country move, Chris tries to create new catchphrases, and both the boys tackle technology.
Episode 15: Chris and Jerry take on a melange of topics ranging from jet-lag and the weather to clothing and swear-words in this tasty little buffet of thoughts seasoned with cultural musings.