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Season 2 episode 15: the wall, the house and elizabeth warren

This is is the first episode of 2019 and we begin with the partial government shutdown over “The Wall”.

As of this episode, the House passed the Senate bill that was rejected by the previous Congress under Paul Ryan.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has refused to put it to vote saying President of The United States will not sign it.

Nancy Pelosi has called the wall an immorality.

I give my take on the wall in the episode below.

Season Two Episode 15
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S2E14: Are we in the end times?

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

This is the final episode on our series on religion and spirituality and the last episode of 2018.

In this episode we take things from Christ’s time to the end times. 

With me is retired Detective Darnley Small who worked for the New York City Police Department and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

Detective Small also did race training for the NYC Presbytery and worked in the synod.

We begin with  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as interpreted by Daniel in his book.  See our last episode here for more details.

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S2E12: The church and prophecy today

In Today’s episode we begin to delve into the Bible as we talk about the church and prophecy.

As an elder and a former member of the Presbyterian senate, I ask detective Small about the church and how it is different from other christians churches.

Through discussion I learn about how he was tasked to deal with perceived racism and the church.

We then discus the state of the Church today and reference reports on child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church.

How can a church of God behave this way?

This groundbreaking reporting is only a few months old.

If you have not heard about it or read about it, I urge listeners to visit the NY Times reporting on this:

Child sex abuse Roman Catholic church of Pennsylvania.:

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S2E10 – Healthy Diet, Healthy Life

How do you learn to eat healthy?

How do you go from drinking milk, eating beef and pork to drinking nut milk and eating just vegetables and whole grains?

Today is the final episode of our series on health and wellness with Meena, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor in New York city.

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S2E9 – Yoga for meditation and stress relief


Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning to yoke or unite the source of our being.
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation that focuses on stress reduction, and toning muscles.  This is achieved through slow, dynamic movement.  

These techniques increase strength, endurance and energy.  There is low risk of injury to muscles and ligaments as it is a non-competitive exercise regiment performed at one’s own pace.

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S2E8 – What is pilates?

In today’s episode I continue my conversation on health and wellness with Meena a certified yoga and pilates instructor in NYC.

The is the second episode in the series.

The goal of these episodes is get listeners thinking about adding exercise to their daily routine.

We want you to understand exercise is not just going out and running for a few miles in the street or on a treadmill.

Yoga and pilates provides both strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular workout without the undo stress on joints and bones.

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S2E7 – Health and healing with yoga

The elections got you down?  Are you frustrated that your candidate didn’t win?  Are you stressed about the recount?

Relax!  Relieve your stress and focus on a return to health and happiness with yoga.

That’s right folks, we are stepping away from political talk and talking to Meena, a NYC certified yoga instructor, who just happens to be my cousin.

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