EPISODE 090: Love: A Journey Away From Absolutes and Expectations: Christian Grindstaff

EPISODE 090: Love: A Journey Away From Absolutes and Expectations: Christian Grindstaff

In this continuation of our conversation with Christian about, Where Love Comes From.  We begin where we left off, and quickly move into our parents, raising kids, and the meat of letting go of absolutes and expectations.

Christian is a natural critical thinker, learner, who candidly and clearly shares his journey of growing to understand love.  Romance, religion, experience, science, and psychology all give us definitions of love, but is there a definition that makes sense for all of us?

EPISODE 075: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole: Ray Gilford

EPISODE 075: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole: Ray Gilford

Ray is a former institutional machine cog like many of us.  He described his Christianity to have been like that of a chronic seeker.  He dove deeply into Christianity, attended seven different congregations, and was baptized three times.  Now he has taken the plunge down the rabbit hole embracing the questioning of everything.  Conspiracy theory, Christian teachings, the formation of America, the Bible, the Apocrypha, the lost books of the Bible, and more...

EPISODE 067: Loser Stories: F**k Awareness Get Help for Suicide: Justin Beall

EPISODE 067: Loser Stories: F**k Awareness Get Help for Suicide: Justin Beall

In this episode, Justin, our 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF), Loser.  Shares about what to do about suicide as a military, armed forces, corpsman.  He shares candidly about the militaries abundance of awareness training, but the serious lack of problem-solving availability when it comes to suicide help in the military.

Like most large organizations, there is a severe culture problem.  When it comes to Marines getting help.  If there is help to be sought out, it's hard to gain traction because you're moving around all the time.  Not to mention, what Marine would get help when their superiors and peers all take a stance of "needing help means you're weak."  As far as I'm concerned, F**K THEM!

EPISODE 066: Loser Stories: The Military & Suicide: Justin Beall

EPISODE 066: Loser Stories: The Military & Suicide: Justin Beall

Justin is a 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF).  He reached out to LOR early on as the show was beginning.  He recently let me know that he was ready to tell his story and wanted to be a guest on the show.  It was good timing and I was happy to oblige.  

I had no idea that his story included deployment, firefights, and more.  Justin transparently shares about his journey through his Naval deployment experience, as well as discussing how hard it is to lose someone, dealing with gruesome experiences, and even suicide.

I’M A LOSER: HUGE BALLS, Loser Stories, Leaving Church, and Brainwashing: Bill Burr

I’M A LOSER: HUGE BALLS, Loser Stories, Leaving Church, and Brainwashing: Bill Burr

HUGE BALLS, Loser Stories, Leaving Church, Brainwashing, Bill Burr.

We spend some time talking about my recent surgery as well as the Loser stories sent in by Ron Smith and Susan.  I feel like I am starting to feel the freedom to be myself on a whole other level lately.  I am caring less and less about what other people think of me.  It feels good.  So fuck off, and check out this episode as we wrap it up with some clips from Comedian Bill Burr talking about church brainwashing and letting go of religion.  Laugh you fucks.  Life’s too short to being caring this religious burden around.