October 26, 2021
We're back, after a bit of a break, to talk about how women have impacted our lives.
In the past we've talked about our mother and father and even ourselves. But here, we take some time to explore how we've been encouraged and changed by the women in our lives.
Along the way we talk about gender, and bodies that have choices, and this difficult world men have built for women.
August 17, 2021
Just when we thought we were out, it pulls us back in.
Most of us just want it to be over. It's been a long and arduous road and navigating Covid-19 hasn't been easy. Face-masks and social distancing has taken it's toll on the collective masses.
We welcome another voice into our mix, and discuss the Delta variant and the woes that have come with it physically and politically, and hope that we're near the end.
July 27, 2021
We continue our discussion on the Tower of Babel with special guest, Kathy Wick. There are just too many layers to sift through in this tale of an ancient skyscraper to the heavens.
Too many questions to be answered. Like whether God's dispersal of language led to more diversity or just the stamping out of individualism. And how does that reflect in our art.
Join us as we add another voice into our cacophony for the first time.
June 20, 2021
Communication is key. It's a subject that seems to keep rearing its head. So much so, it almost feels as though we're harping on it with questions not easily answered.
Questions like, how can we truly understand each other if we're not speaking the same language? Will we truly ever know what's in someone else's heart and mind?
The story of the Tower of Babel may hold the keys to all these questions. Maybe, just maybe, we can look back and decipher the clues to communication.
June 4, 2021
We seem at the edge of ease here. Not so much wrestling with ourselves or our pasts but in a place of cool contemplation. In a place where we can discuss the nature of communication and change.
Because our lives are mostly these two things. Two things that we haven't quite mastered and haven't quite understood fully.
But we're both thankful to have this tool to dig away at the things that vex us in this chaotic world.
May 21, 2021
We finally arrive at ourselves. After talking about our parents, we thought it only fair to turn the lens (or microphone) on one another, to see just how we got here.
It proves harder than you would imagine to go inward into one's self. To really scratch the walls the ego builds for coping with the world.
To get a view of one's self as other's do can be a jarring thing. But that's what we're here as brothers to do. Peel back the layers.
May 7, 2021
We talk about the most infamous of brothers, Cain and Abel. Most of us know the the story in which murder is introduced into the world. That one brother slew the other.
But what do we really know about these brothers and what led to this dark and fateful outcome? Why did God favor one more than the other? And why was killing your own brother the answer?
Of course, we may never know all the answers; but we try. Because that's what we do. Try to understand the world around us.
April 22, 2021
Of course, we learn things from our parents. But what are those things besides walking and talking and feeding ourselves?
The broad personality traits, yes, we know those well. You got your Dad's sense of humor and your Mom's humility. Sure.
Have you ever gone deeper with a fine-tooth comb? What have you really learned from those that brought you into this world? There's always something you take for granted.
April 8, 2021
What is it to be a man? We find that our father more than likely struggled with this conundrum just as much as we do. And how do we define him as a man and a father?
More importantly, how did he define himself in a life cut-off too soon by sickness and death.
Answers to these questions may never come to light. But we do find a little clarity and ease in knowing that the man we knew as father did his best and that's all he ever owed us.
March 26, 2021
It's been over twenty years since our father passed away. And we can feel time's puzzling elasticity. To put a finger on a man's short life comes none too easy.
We start at the beginning, as we always do. Back to Bastrop and it's pulpy monotony. But back maybe even further to mysterious leavings in Mississippi.
To a man that grew up only wanting to tell jokes and draw. A life-long passion that slipped sometimes into volatile ways and addictions. This is the man we knew as our father.