Welcome to Observations from Life!

Season 1

Observations with a Rabbi

April 1, 2022

Rabbi Michael Harvey and I discuss Judaism, Christianity, antisemitism, anti-Judaism, and so much more!

Observations with Amy Nordhues

March 27, 2022

Amy Nordhues and I talk about her book, Preyed Upon: Breaking Free from Therapist Abuse. We discuss differential  aspects of emotional, spiritual, and sexual abuse and her journey from victim to victor in her own life.

Guest: Amy Nordhues

Observations with Deborah Driggs

March 12, 2022

Deborah and I talk about her life as a model, Playboy centerfold and cover girl, and how she has learned through life’s challenges to succeed and be a resource for others.

The Hillsborough Disaster

March 7, 2022

My observations on the Hillsborough Disaster, from police incompetency and corruption to media recklessness, this story is heartbreaking. This episode is dedicated to the victims and their families, who fight so hard for jus…

Observations with Constance Marie

March 3, 2022

Constance Marie, best known for her long-time run on the ABC comedy, “George Lopez,” joins me to talk about her career, some of life’s challenges and how she has used them to help others. We also talk about her Latinx romant…

What Happens When We Die?

Feb. 28, 2022

My observations on what I think happens after you die. This involves sharing a very personal experience I had with past life regression.

The Olympic Abuse of Children

Feb. 19, 2022

My observations on this year’s Olympic figure skating debacle and how it is just part of a bigger problem.

Follow Your Fernweh

Feb. 16, 2022

Kindle Smyth, author of the new book, Follow Your Fernweh, joins me to talk about her book and how she took an extraordinary leap that changed her life.

Guest: Kindle Smyth

The Alpha Male

Feb. 11, 2022

My observations about insecure men, often calling themselves “Alpha Males” and how they pretty much ruin everything.

Be Like Ted (Lasso)

Feb. 5, 2022

My observations on this Christmas and Ted Lasso.

Lonely People

Feb. 5, 2022

My observations on the song Eleanor Rigby and the lonely people who are among us every day.

Observations with Romany Malco

Feb. 5, 2022

I spend some time with Romany Malco, discussing empathy through introspection.

Guest: Romany Malco

Living Life with Passion

Jan. 30, 2022

I give my observations on how to live life with passion and how immersing yourself in new things can give you amazing experiences.

Who or What is God?

Jan. 23, 2022

Borrowing unashamedly from Marcus Borg, I give my observations on God. Who or what God is and what it means for us in our lives.

Queer Eye Love and Evangelical Hate

Jan. 18, 2022

My observations on the beauty of the Queer Eye folks and how modern day evangelicalism is rooted in white supremacy and oppression. Trigger warning: you probably won’t like this one if you are a conservative or evangelical C…

Cats and What I Love About Them

Jan. 16, 2022

My observations on cats - an episode only cat lovers may be able to appreciate.

A Hidden Life

Jan. 10, 2022

My observations on the movie A Hidden Life, directed by Terrance Malick, and the incredible sacrifice of Franz Jagerstatter, someone I might have never learned about. A powerful, beautiful, and tragic story that must be told.

Be A Hero In Your Universe

Jan. 6, 2022

I reflect back on January 6th and talk about wisdom from a Buddhist monk.

Addicted to Anger

Jan. 2, 2022

My observations on anger (anger in our culture, anger in the media, anger on social media) and how it can be addictive.

The Time I Attended an AA Meeting

Dec. 30, 2021

My observations on AA, authenticity, and trusting others enough to bare your soul.

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Dec. 28, 2021

My observations about how when we look for things we have in common with others, life’s journey is so much better.

Christianity, the American Enterprise

Dec. 21, 2021

My observations on the church and how it has become a money making enterprise.

Leave Your Shoes

Dec. 13, 2021

My observations about God, church, and the spiritual life, inspired by the poem Leave Your Shoes, by Chelan Harkin.

Lessons of Childhood

Dec. 1, 2021

My thoughts and observations about memories, childhood, and nostalgia.

Should Christians have enemies?

Nov. 29, 2021

My observations about a billboard I saw this past weekend - “Real Christians love their enemies.”

Why do victims become bullies?

Nov. 21, 2021

My observations on the continuing cycle of oppressors and the oppressed.

George Clooney vs the Homeless Guy

Nov. 17, 2021

My observations on how we treat people who we admire vs those we look down upon.

Don’t Be A Hater

Nov. 14, 2021

My observations about people who spend more time talking about what they hate instead of what they love.

The Spiritual Superman aka Santa Clause aka God

Nov. 13, 2021

Is God really just a big Santa Clause in the sky? My observation of how God is often viewed.