In today’s episode Erin discusses the idea of why art matters even in sad and uncertain times. Maybe even ESPECIALLY in sad and uncertain times. Erin refers to teacher and Franciscan Priest Richard Rohr and discusses his book the Naked Now. Rohr writes about a mantra, “Beauty Back,” that he developed with help from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins called, “the Golden Echo.”
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Episode 23: The Road Trip Survival Guide with Rob Taylor In this episode, Erin talks with Founder and Editor of the 2traveldads.com, the “original LGBT family blog.” Rob is a dad, husband and all-around amazing human. He is also the author of two books, the Road Trip Survival Guide and the Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids. You can find Rob and family on social media and via the 2 Travel Dads website where Rob and Husband Chris share glimpses of their family life on (and off) the road.Links to social are below along with a few links to great trip guides and resources from the 2traveldads website.
In this episode, Erin welcomes her sister, Lara Hopkin! Lara talks about life as a nurse, “cookier” and mom and gives listeners a few tips for starting without supplies. Lara shares some of her favorite cookie decorating inspirations.
Erin guides listeners through a short exercise designed to connect us with a younger part of our creative selves. Erin suggests grabbing a journal and sitting in a quiet spot for a few minutes as you participate in the exercise.
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Adam Pinkham, Founder of Offset Cider Works joined Erin on the podcast today to talk about craft cider and what it takes to get a creative business off the ground. Adam had some solid truth to share about how to push through criticism and what voices you need to prioritize above the rest.
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Erin shares ten lessons that art has taught taught her including bravery, patience and integration. Erin asks what should be added to the list and invites listeners to send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
In this episode, Erin talks about age. Specifically, she confronts the idea of age as a limitation. Erin is joined by a special co-host, her 10-year-old son Griffin, who shares an early memory of creativity.
Today, we talk about bravery. Sometimes art isn’t easy to make. Sometimes the message we have to share or the words we want to write are potentially offensive to someone. How do we push through? How to we put what we are meant to share out into the universe when our subject matter is taboo or controversial?
This episode is not explicit but please do note that we discuss the Romance genre and various mature themes. If you have little ears in the room, or are listening in a public space, consider listening to this episode with headphones.
To discuss bravery on the episode, Erin talks to romance author Andrea Pangilinan. Andrea writes under the pen name Audrey Ryan. She is a self-described: daydreamer, wife and step-mother, and obsessive story consumer. She studied writing in college, dreamt about becoming a novelist and slowly forgot about it when real life took over. With a particular affection for contemporary retellings, adapting Pride & Prejudice to modern day has always been a dream. When she’s not reading and writing, Andrea enjoys talking crazy to her weirdo cat, consuming copious amount of wine and coffee with her girlfriends, and record shopping with her husband. Oh yeah, and there’s that small Jane Austen obsession. That doesn’t take up any time at all.