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Road Noise - Life one mile at a time with business owner, author, and professional artist, Michael Blackston

A life journal podcast from the viewpoint of a Christian husband, father, author, professional artist, and business owner. Topics range from opinions about every day family value issues and spirituality to helpful tactics that help make life easier and beyond. Michael is a southern story teller and cherishes the opportunity to help others through their struggles by sharing his own experiences. You're invited to come on along and join him in learning to live life one mile at a time.
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Mar 25, 2016
A Simple Way To Save Money - RN 024

"Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like." –Will Rogers

How can I save money?

I've never been the type who could say they have "extra" money lying around. To be honest, until recently, I lived paycheck to paycheck like most people. I had to devise a way that worked for me to help save money and taking advice from others, found a great way to have a little extra lying around. What's the secret? I don't spend one dollar bills and loose change. When I pay with cash, I use nothing smaller than a five spot and I've found that by putting away the change I can save money I didn't realize I was foolishly spending. These are just some of the things that this technique is beneficial for:

It helps you save for a rainy day or a purchase you've been planning.

It keeps you from "nickel and diming" yourself. Small change in your pocket is easier to spend on things you don't need like colas and snacks. It adds up quick and before you know it, you've spent way more than you thought. Larger bills tend to be held on to for larger, more important purchases.

It helps keep you from snacking. As stated above, with small change it's easier to find a reason to purchase impulse items, especially snack foods, that are bad for you. This can benefit your health in the long run.

It can build good savings habits for the future once you realize how much better you feel when there's more left over at the end of the month than there used to be.

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Mar 18, 2016
A Return To Focus - RN 023

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The susn's rays do not burn until brought into a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

How do you learn to focus?

I champion the cause of focus as often as I can, but I, like most people, can get sidetracked. I lose focus. I've learned it's essential to stay on task.

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Mar 10, 2016
Still Here & The Benefits of Theatre - RN 022

"Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to." - Willem Defoe

What's so great about live theatre?

After sleeping on it and a little feedback, I realize that I maybe jumped the gun and I love this podcast too much to throw it away like a used sandwich wrapper. Every single listener is dear to me and I appreciate you.

Also ...

Theatre is a wonderful activity that builds character, relationships, community, and a work ethic. I'm gonna make the case for why you ought to consider being a part of your local theatre.

Part Three:

One of my new favorite blogs is the Mama Tries Blog at www.mamatriesblog.com. This is a well written blog that will keep you laughing and let you in on what it is to be a mama in the world around us.

Mar 1, 2016
Let's Be Frank - RN 021

"It is not stress that kills us. It is our reaction to it." - Hans Selye

I had hoped to never have to set an ultimatum for the listeners of this podcast, especially so soon after its inception. But I have felt the need to do just that. I have since regretted taking that action and the podcast lives on.

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