Just to let you know, I’ll be recording my weekly Fireside Chat tomorrow instead of this evening. Although I don’t have much to show for it at the moment, I am feeling a bit tired at the moment. Yesterday, I recorded a five hour interview with the mysterious and fascinating “Mr. X”, who previously gave a three-hour dive into the Davis-Wilson notes for Project Unity’s Youtube channel. We did five hours.
What’s funny is that I had intended — with lots of determination — to get Mr. X to give me ONE hour of very concise, powerful analysis. However, very quickly into our interview, I realized that I wasn’t going to be riding this horse. No sir. This horse had to run free, so that’s what we did. We went for five hours, lots of presentation by him, and lots of interactive back-and-forth with the two of us exchanging ideas.
It will be one of those interviews that the geeks among us will really like — but you’ll have to be bordering on fanatic for this one. It’s a commitment. For myself, I can tell you without reservation that I was absolutely fascinated the whole way through. Many of you, although certainly not all, will feel similarly.
I also want to thank Bob McGwire for his stellar interview with me earlier this week. Just outstanding — both parts. And as a look ahead, I’ll be interviewing Danny Silva of the Silvarecord.com for a live show on Tuesday. I’ll be sure to get a members-only and totally frank conversation with Danny after we do the public show.
There is SO much more I want to discuss with you. But it can wait until tomorrow. It’s not that I am feeling old these days. Age is relative. To some of you, fifty-eight is still almost like being a kid. To others, it’s pretty darned old! For myself, I feel extremely young and energetic mentally. Honestly, perhaps the best I’ve ever felt. But my body likes to complain to me more than ever. I pay a price for strenuous physical engagement, and sometimes need to remind myself that I’m not twenty-five anymore. This is one of those times when I’m about to melt into my chair.
I should also mention that I allowed the comments here to build up way too much. Earlier today I finally read and approved nearly 70 that needed attention. Apologies to those of you who had to wait for a few days for your comment to be approved.
Our world feels upside down. We have moved into an era of great uncertainty. Even those of us who believe we know what lies ahead can only really predict in generalities. The specifics elude all of us, but there remains an unease about it all. It prompts me to remember the things that make us the best version of who we can be: to be strong, honest, humble, kind, and as fearless as we can be. Our world is designed to polarize us — media corporations live on clickbait and rage. We have to remember that they are not trying to inform us, but to keep us engaged. That means the manipulation of our emotions. I feel that in such a situation, our job is to step back and not engage in their various agendas. I don’t know that all of this will end well — it may end badly. But at least each of us can make our best decisions to be the best we can be and hopefully not make things worse. In such times as these, we should take the win any way we can.
Okay, I’ll be around tomorrow for a much more in-depth video chat.