Alcohol, Drugs, and Transcendence (Podcast Transcript)

Greetings All, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #41, it’s titled, “Alcohol, Drugs, and Transcendence.”   As some of you may know, I currently purchased a new home that I had renovated. I was fortunate enough to have good friends who let me stay at their […]

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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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Life and Death

Imagine walking alone in the park on a quiet Fall day, the sun mildly warming your skin, the crisp air reminding you of your aliveness. Suddenly you get sense of time standing still. You pause, noticing a silence, a hush, a peacefulness. An ease envelopes your body, a knowing, a feeling of having been in […]

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International Day Of Yoga, Part II

{Below is an article written by Sarah Sowards which was published June 21, 2021 on the Club Fit website. Original article can be read here.} On December 11th, 2014, the United Nations recognized June 21st as International Day of Yoga. The idea, proposed by India and introduced by their Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was supported by […]

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International Yoga Day

{Below is an article written by Sarah Sowards which was published June 11, 2021 on the Club Fit website. Original article can be read here.}  While primary research is not a bad place to gather advice and knowledge, sometimes hearing the same thing from someone else’s experience makes the data more believable. This can be the […]

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I Don’t Give a F*ck (Podcast Transcript) {Explicit}

Hello Everyone, this is the podcast, Close to the Bone. I’m your host, Carl Vreeland.   One quick warning before I begin. I will be using, although sparingly, profanity in this episode. After some thought, I decided it was necessary and honest for me to do so. OK. . . .   This is episode […]

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Welcome to my Blog

My focus is on suffering, not happiness. “What?!” you might say. “Well, that doesn’t sound appealing." I realize that, but let me explain. My life changed profoundly once I started bringing my attention to the causes of suffering rather than on a search for happiness. Now I’m not talking about the external stuff, e.g., my [...]
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