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A Call To My Tribes

I remember seeing this when I was a kid on The Electric Company on PBS. This was back when we had four channels and had to turn the antenna outside by hand to get them all. WQED, the nation’s first community supported television station that also gave us Mr Rogers, out of Pittsburgh was one of them.

Even though it technically starts tomorrow, October 19th, 2018, there are festivities happening today at the Monsterbash classic horror and sci-fi movie con in Mars, PA. I’ll be going in tomorrow for the weekend. The con, which celebrates the genre from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s mostly, is always a great time. Below are links to their site and the trailer.

The Monsterbash website.

While listening to the latest Rich Roll podcast, which I posted above, I simultaneously got motivated and realized what a slacker I am. Fiona Oakes, who not only takes care of a 450+ animal farm sanctuary but also finds times to be a world-class marathon and ultra runner, is a certified badass. Not only that but she’s also the most humble person I’ve ever heard of. Many times during the interview she says she’s no good at running meanwhile she consistently wins races and sets records.

Below I’ve posted a trailer to a documentary about her called Running For Good by filmmaker Keegan Kuhn who you may recognize from films like Cowspiracy and What The Health. After you’ve watched the trailer you can visit the film’s site and watch it for free until October 14th, 2018.

I watched it last night and totally loved it. She’s an amazing powerhouse, and I immediately realized I need to up my running game. Most surprisingly of all is why she does it. Watch and find out.

All links are at the bottom of the post.

Visit the Rich Roll Podcast for lots of great interviews.

Visit the Running For Good site to watch the movie for free.

So what do I talk about first? How about something new and old at the same time.

One of my earliest experiences that shaped my adult life was a visit to Disneyworld when I was in first grade in 1971. This happened not long after they opened one particular attraction in the Magic Kingdon – The Haunted Mansion. The experience of that place of wonder burned itself onto my brain and has consequently colored my choices through my whole life.

Grim Grinning Ghosts – the hauntingly catchy tune played throughout every version of The Haunted Mansion – should be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever visited a Disney park and taken the ride. Many covers of this song have appeared over the years, but the one below by Los Angeles band Creature Feature is one of the latest and most fun I’ve heard. You can hear it below and if you want to own it links are below.

Own Grim Grinning Ghosts by Creature Feature.

The official website of Creature Feature.