The Empath (Podcast Transcript)

Hello All, I’m Carl Vreeland and this is the podcast “Close to the Bone.”   This is episode #39, it’s called, “The Empath.”   What is an empath? The Merriam-Webster definition is: one who experiences the emotions of others : a person who has empathy for others.   Sounds like a good quality. Let’s look further. . […]

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The Story of Scrooge (Podcast Transcript)

Note: {I originally published this podcast episode on December, 27, 2020 as Episode 18. I recently published it again (as Episode 37) with the hope that it might lift your spirits during this holiday season}. Here is the transcript. . . .   Greetings All, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl […]

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Is God a Crutch? (Podcast Transcript)

Greetings Everyone, This is the podcast “Close to the Bone.” My name is Carl Vreeland.   Before I begin. . . I want to drive home how important your support is to the success of the podcast. If you listen to and like the podcast, please take a moment to leave a Review or Star […]

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Satire, Sarcasm, and All That Jazz (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” My name is Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #31, entitled, Satire, Sarcasm, and All That Jazz.   Merriam Webster defines satire as:   A literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose […]

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Tough Love and Holding Space

Tough love and holding space are terms and methods that are two sides of the same coin. They are distinctly different approaches to aiding others that require two entirely different skill sets. If we desire to help those who are suffering, they both need to be explored and practiced. To begin, let’s define tough love. […]

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