What We Will Abide
#062 - Vulnerable to Demons: Leo DiSanto
At some point along the way, Leo DiSanto and I recognized we were dependent on alcohol and took steps to release ourselves from the hold it had on us. What we learned was that things got worse before they got better, Drinking quiets the hobgoblins of self-hatred, but only for a short while, and then they come back with a vengeance. It's at that point that the real work begins.DiSanto is a local Lancaster musician who performed regularly around town until the Covid-19 outbreak. He now streams his performances live from a studio in his home, and is riding out the pandemic by sharing both his music and the music of others, and finding new ways to connect with human beings.https://leodisanto.comhttps://www.facebook.com/thisisleodisanto
#061 - The Whole Human: Dawn Cox from Prana PT
Dawn Cox at Prana Functional Manual Therapy (PranaPT.com) came to the PT profession later in her life, and brings to bear her experience connecting with human beings in various sectors of her life in her work now. At Prana, physical therapists treat the whole human being, and don't just reduce people to their injury or their diagnoses.In the era of COVD-19, Prana is still helping people navigate and lessen their pain with Telehealth visits.Music by Eliot White, recorded specifically for his ongoing Quarantine Song/Poem/Art Share project on Facebook.
#060 - The Most Dangerous Profession: Bob Fenster
Bob Fenster is a social studies teacher and a musician. I met him a bunch of years ago at aconference on the Arab Spring in Philly. He's a New Jersey boy, born and bred, but I still retain enough (professional) respect for him that I felt like asking him a few questions about how he addresses controversial and contentious political issues in the classroom. Bob is the kind of teacher I aspire to be: self-reflective, both compassionate and vigilant, and clear-eyed. Over the years he's helped me with a number of queries about Model United Nations and curriculum. We talked back in November of 2019, and now we're both confined to our homes, teaching remotely when we can, eyeing the future with a skeptical but oddly optimistic eye.If you like the music you heard in this episode, check out more of it here, https://bobfenster.bandcamp.com/. And tune into to his nightly live shows on FB. He takes (reasonable) requests.