Our Kid’s Asleep Podcast #50: Dog Fostering, Hamilton, The Office (with Ashley and Chris)


We’d like to thank you so much for taking the time to listen in so far, and this is just the beginning! Today we’re joined by our amazing friends Ashley and Chris to talk about some heavyweight topics:

Come join us on this special episode, and once again, thanks for listening!
Much love,

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Creative Drive Podcast #43 – 3 Poems by Michele Mekel

Hello all!

It’s a pleasure to present Michele Mekel’s poetry today!

ABOUT THE POET: Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. Her work has appeared in various academic and creative publications, including having her poetry featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She is also a co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (viralimaginations.psu.edu).

Viral Imaginations: viralimaginations.psu.edu

On Instagram! @ShaktiEnergy

Creative Drive is an international podcast produced by J. Alejandro to bring visibility to poets from all walks of life.

Now accepting 3 poems or flash fiction! https://cruzfolio.com/you/

Acepto poesia y relatos cortos en español! https://cruzfolio.com/fuerza-creativa/

For more information about the podcast, visit https://cruzfolio.com/

The Writing Record Podcast 12.7.20 – Walk the Talk, Self-Champion, My Debut Poetry Book!

Hello all! Welcome to The Writing Record, a creative journal in podcast form where I share lessons I am learning along the way as a working class creative. I am here to write, record, and remind you that I believe in you and your work. This month has been tough, but I am walking away with some fundamental guidance to become more effective as a writer and creative collaborator. If you don’t want to listen, here’s the gist:

1. Walking the talk is way harder than I thought, but doing it is pure joy, especially when you commit to helping others with their creative work.

2. Champion yourself. Believe in what you have to offer and say. Don’t be like me and half ass things for years. You are built to share your art with the world.

Also check out my debut poetry Collection, Flame to the Watering Hole! https://www.amazon.com/Flame-Watering…

Make art, make haste. Much love,


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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,



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,


This is where we collaborate: https://idlewy.blog/the-writing-record/



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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,


Tell us how you’re staying afloat now that the world is on fire at: ourkidsasleep@gmail.com

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!




Thanks for sharing your work with us, Aisha!

Produced by J. Alejandro @jwriterec


Much love,


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.


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,


How do you stay creative with a day-job? Give me a holler on Twitter at @idlewy

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