In this episode, Nicnac reports from Seattle where they are experiencing a very potent mix of old memories and new experiences with their partner after enduring a harrowing Greyhound bus trip from hell. They remind both themselves and their listeners of the importance of connection and the solace and safety the right connection can offer in the face of the harsh outside world.
In this episode Nicolas ponders their idolization of the late 60s and early 70s. Their core question ends up being why did former participants of the counterculture movement and former members of the Occupy movement largely move on to adapt to mainstream culture? ( sorry boomers and millennials but we may have more in common than we think if this turns out to be just another element of the human condition)
In this episode I talk about my reaction to Hillary Clinton running again. I also talk about my hatred of neoliberalism. I also mention local politics and how Vice Mayor Brown surprised me with a vote after a progressive grassroots campaign. I harken back to my Occupy ambitions and what I would like to see on both the local and national level. I briefly mention some radio production stuff and how as a friend pointed out no one starts out a professional right out of the gate. It takes years of training and experience to get to the professional level. And, even after 12 years I may not be quite there yet. Lastly I mention The Justice for Desmond Campaign and how and why I didn’t call 911 when I was in a mental health crisis last week.