Category: Change

Resolutions and Good Tidings

As we prepare to enter another new year and say goodbye to 2017 I often find myself around this time pondering the year behind me and the year stretched out in front of me as some sort of golden, “this year is going to be better” mindset. As though a year is a long time when in actuality it’s a very short period of time. Time, in itself stretches and wanes across our universe, when an hour feels like a minute and a minute like an hour, we often bang the drum of time, lamenting that it waits for no man, that’s there never enough of it and that it heals all wounds… as we spend our time mourning the loss of time.

This year we started the Miles and Crawford Variety Hour. This month is our 6 month anniversary and we honestly can’t believe it’s been that long. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? =) (hahaha) We are currently on episode 17. We’ve had some ups and downs, trying to get a regular schedule or episodes has proved to be difficult when time (ha, get my theme yet?) has gotten short for either of us. But, even when we release episodes with large gaps of time in between them we still think about and work on our podcast outside of the actual recording. Research, themes and long essays sit on our shared drive waiting to be explored. The biggest hurdle so far for us has been promotion, networking and of course, scheduling. We live in 2 separate towns and have gone to recording across the internet instead of trying to meet weekly for recording sessions. Our audio quality has suffered some over the course of our experiment and seems to have finally worked itself with the lovely gift of a fancy microphone from Miles to Crawford. (Thank you again Mrs. Miles)

What are we thinking about going into the new year? Well, we have big ideas but acting on them is the hardest part (as it is for everyone.) We would love to bring you more content in between recordings in the form of blogs, essays, comics, storyboards, and other little things to connect with you as often as we can. This new year we are exploring new topics and shorter episodes, and other platforms that allow us to do small recordings or check in’s with our audience.

What are some topics or areas of conversation we’ve neglected that you’d like to hear us ramble on about? Or, what have we touched on but not fully explored that you’d like to hear us talk about in depth? We love to rant, give us some ideas that will inflame our leftist sensibilities and ignite our imagined revolution!

We here at Miles and Crawford appreciate the small listenership we have now and look forward to growing it as the new year engulfs us and then leaves us behind. I look forward to reading this blog again in a year and hope that we are still in production with us going on episode 70, celebrating a larger audience and new content streams. As the year comes to a close we can’t thank you enough for your support and continued listening. It takes a lot of work to put a podcast together and to keep at it, and when you have people that like what you’re doing and come back every week to listen again it really drives you to keep going and try to improve on it week after week.

Thanks again for listening, reading and supporting us. This year is all about growth and hope you’ll stick around for the ride.

See you in the new year with new episodes!

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Breaking

December 14th 2012 Sandy Hook

here are your victims that we need to remember five years later. Our latest tidbit will remember these human beings. I wish I had more words but I do not. My heart hurts, beyond words can explain. So I ask that you stop your music or any background and read. Of all the things we need to remember or to never forget, this…

List of casualties
Killed:

  • Perpetrator’s mother
    • Nancy Lanza, 52, perpetrator’s mother (shot at home)
  • School personnel
    • Rachel D’Avino, 29, teacher’s aide[19]
    • Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
    • Anne Marie Murphy, 52, teacher’s aide[20]
    • Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
    • Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
    • Victoria Leigh Soto, 27, teacher
  • Students
    • Charlotte Bacon, 6[21]
    • Daniel Barden, 7
    • Olivia Engel, 6
    • Josephine Gay, 7
    • Dylan Hockley, 6
    • Madeleine Hsu, 6
    • Catherine Hubbard, 6
    • Chase Kowalski, 7
    • Jesse Lewis, 6
    • Ana Márquez-Greene, 6
    • James Mattioli, 6
    • Grace McDonnell, 7
    • Emilie Parker, 6
    • Jack Pinto, 6
    • Noah Pozner, 6
    • Caroline Previdi, 6[22]
    • Jessica Rekos, 6
    • Avielle Richman, 6
    • Benjamin Wheeler, 6
    • Allison Wyatt, 6

Wounded:

  • Natalie Hammond, 40, lead teacher
  • Deborah Pisani[23]

Sources: [24][25][26]

Thank you for taking the time.

Net Neutrality 

I have started several blogs since Friday and dismissed all of them as I was unable to come up with cohesive thought. There aremany things that are happening in our world these days and a lot to talk about. Today however is the day we talk about Net Neutrality.

So WHAT CAN WE DO?

CALL YOUR SENATORS! CALL YOUR REPS!  DO THE RESEARCH!

For as much time as you have spent reading this you could of made a call, signed a petition, written a quick letter to your congress to let them know WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!

“But this doesn’t impact me” is the bullshittiest thing you could say. Every person who has ever shopped online, visited Facebook, amazon, paid their bill online, checked out a new link, found a new amazing website, discovered a new music site, listened to the radio online, listened to #podcasts, watched TV from their phone, streamed any kind of content, had to do research for work, for school, for their kids, for their kids school projects, had to look up information on google, checked out wiki for any and all reasons, reached out to a lost loved one, visited several pages to find them a best airline deal, hotel deal, best place to visit in the world, has ever wondered what the hype about Reddit is, WordPress, LiveJournal, Weebly, tried to create their own business online, extended the reach of their base through the internet, and the list goes on and on and on.

These things will not only come to a halt but will cost you money every time you go outside of ‘your limits’. We are working finally on uncapped data from our cellphones and to hurt us they have decided that they will find a new way to charge us for what should be and is FREE.

Call yourself a patriot? Believe in FREEDOM? Believe that the people have the power? SHOW THEM!

We will take this to the streets, we will all turn off our cellphones, we will oppose their actions so I beg of you, GO SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY!