Our Kid’s Asleep Podcast #48 – Belly Button Stones, Thanksgiving Woes, Audio Updates!

Hello all!
So let’s talk about three things real quick:

  • Have you heard about belly button stones? Maddie tells us all about it. And Jaime can’t stand it.
  • Want to hear about the upcoming shitstorm that is Thanksgiving during COVID season? You don’t have a choice, here are a few thoughts on the matter.
  • And to end on good news, we’d like to share a few updates on our audio projects. Lots of fun stuff coming soon!!

In case we don’t talk to you this week, enjoy this time, reflect, and stay safe.
Much love,


J&M


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The Writing Record Podcast 10.19.20 – Letting family down, and how to learn from it

Hey all! I recorded this on Friday 10.16.20 because the schedule was a little wonky, but alas. I’ve had a week of deep thought and realignment. Have you ever felt like things were going swimmingly only to realize things are actually the opposite of that? This week has reminded me to never forget my North Star, my family, over work or art. Things are good, but I can do better.

Be honest with yourself and own up to your shortcomings so that you can fix them. Mine is time management. I can’t serve myself, my family, or my friends/collaborators this way and I have to work harder at it.

Much love,

j

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OKA44 – The Effects of No Social Media on Maddie’s Brain

Hey, it’s been a while! OKA IS BACK!

So… Maddie’s been off social media after watching The Social Dilemma, come join us in our chat about the destructive nature of social media, and what else to do in your spare time! We’ve missed you, dear friends.

Much love,

j

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Creative Drive Podcast #38 – My Dear Ellie by Aisha Urooj (novel excerpt)

Hello all!

Today we feature a novel excerpt from Aisha Urooj’s My Dear Ellie! Check it out!

Aisha Urooj lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and graduated with her Bachelors from University College, University of Toronto. She grew up loving classic books and getting lost in the intriguing characters and compelling stories. She writes mostly as a hobby along with painting and photography. She hopes that those that read her book will enjoy it as much as she did writing it.

She is currently working on her second novel tentatively titled “Eleanor’s Travels”, chronicling Ellie’s travels around the world, an extraordinary gift from Ellie’s parents on her twenty-first birthday.

Where to find her online!

www.goodreads.com/aishaurooj

 http://aishauroojbooks.wordpress.com

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083JJK8TY

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Aisha!

Produced by J. Alejandro @jwriterec

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Much love,

j

The Writing Record Podcast 9.20.20 – Vindication Episode: Children’s Book Progress, Mini-Musical Almost Complete, Short Film Shot!

Hey friends!

Please forgive the allergy voice, I am working on getting that taken care of. I just had such a great week and weekend that I couldn’t wait to record my thoughts on it. I feel the wheels are in motion and I have been vindicated. Here’s a few things I was reminded of while I worked on my collaborations this week:

  • Step out of your own shadow. Get out of your head. Self-doubt is the creativity killer. Kill it with sun: Be vulnerable out in the open.
  • You don’t have to be a magnet to keep people engaged in your project. Let the project be the magnet.
  • Be of service. Give to your collaborators. Facilitate their excellence.

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The Writing Record Podcast 8.17.20 – Reach Out, Start Small

Hello all!

Some off the cuff thoughts about my week off and how it helps to just calibrate what’s important in life and art.

  • Creative Community is essential for success. Find your cheerleaders and champion them too.
  • Start small. I’m putting this idea to the test.

Much love,

j

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The Writing Record Podcast 8.3.20 – Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories

  • I cut down the children’s book to 1000 words!
  • It took me two months to get a decent draft of a children’s book. It’s great to be humbled.
  • I’m tired, but I won Monday.

Much love,

j

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7.27.20 – Self care and time management venting session

Happy Monday All!

Come along as I discuss a few attempts at self care this past week, as well as the tangle of projects in need of problem solving. So in a nutshell:

  • It’s okay to read your work and be proud of it. Doing that got me through the beginning of a busy week.
  • The creative life is plentiful with stories and projects to get done: a children’s book, a songwriting collaboration, podcasting, a new story idea, and a master list of pending projects waiting for me! But what else is new? Prioritize!
  • We all have a lot going on, in work, life, and the creative pursuit: Sometimes, chilling out with your friends and loved ones is ok.

Much love,

j

If you’re a creative with a day-job, I’d love to hear about your projects! Say hi at @idlewy Visit idlewy.blog for more content by and for working class creatives!

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OKA42 – Jeffrey Epstein Doc, Lovebirds, The History of Corpse Medicine

Happy birthday, America. Sorry COVID made the party so lame. Anyway here’s the latest episode of Our Kid’s Asleep!

Hi friends,

Wow, a lot to unpack! Much wow. We go all out on the following:

Jeffrey Epstein’s Filty Rich Documentary on Netflix!

Lovebirds, an action romance flick!

The History of Corpse Medicine, an amazing new book about how they used to try anything back in the day to get healthy. Check it out!

Much love and happy 4th! #blacklivesmatter!

-J&M

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