Talking With Tots, Episode #3

A special snow theme, since the snow has hit Toronto like a fluffy white fist the past few weeks.

Talking With Tots, Episode #2

Here is Talking with Tots, episode two. It’s a little bit longer, and Tarquin was in a tiny bit of a contradictory mood for the recording, but nevertheless, here it is:

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Talking With Tots, Episode #1

So, as if I don’t have enough to do these days, I decided a great idea would be to record conversations with my children, Tarquin, aged two years, and Ephraim, aged 8 months. Tarquin enjoyed the process immensely, and insisted on having his own microphone. After finding an old one I no longer use, we were able to continue the recording session. Tarquin then ran around, interviewing him mom while she was feeding Ephraim. The last thing he said to my while I tucked him in was “Where’s my microphone?”

So, the next generation of podcasters is already working.

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The music I used is “To Be an Angel”, from Uncle Seth. They are good people, check them out.

A Perspective on Remembrance day, from an actual Veteran

My Great Uncle Cyrill (Cy) Yarnell is an interesting man. Brother of my grandfather, uncle to my mom, he has lived a more interesting life than most men of his generation, and considering the fact that he is 87 years old, that is saying a lot. He was a fighter pilot, fighting in the war in Italy, North Africa, and Germany. He retired in 1975, shortly after I was BORN, but I am fairly certain he is still busier than I am. He travels the world as an ambassador for Canada’s air force, and gives stirring speeches about the role of the military. He is an equitable man, and is not mired in the past. Remembrance day to him is not simply remembering his good old days, but thinking about the here and now, the men and women who still are fighting.

He gave a speech today at my father’s church (yes, my father is an Anglican minister, some people are raising their eyebrows at that), and I was thrilled to be present. I am not a fan of the military-industrial complex, I have concerns over the reasons we go to war, but I am still thankful for people like Cy Yarnell.

The audio quality is not the best, I was just recording from my personal camera. Also, the baby you hear crying on occasion is mine. He is very cute.

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Cy Yarnell’s Remembrance Day Speech – St. James Humber Bay, 2007

White Trash Land Chapter 23

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 23.

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In which the battle is fought, and someone prevails. Tricks are employed, and some visitors arrive at the park.

This is the end of White Trash Land. I hope you enjoyed listening to it.

Andrew Beatty

White Trash Land Chapter 22

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 22.

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In which Animal collects cancer causing speakers, Robert makes a confession, and plans are put into place.

White Trash Land Chapter 21

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 21.

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In which Chuck and Emma tour a university, and Will makes a sudden decision.

White Trash Land Chapter 20

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 18.

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In which a promise is made between Chuck and Emma, an inspection is ordered, and the police drop by the trailer park office. Questions are asked, questions are answered.

White Trash Land Chapter 19

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 19.

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In which Chuck takes out the trash. Or delivers it, in fact. Something odd is discovered behind the trailer park.

White Trash Land Chapter 18

Here is White Trash Land Chapter 18.

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In which music is bought, problems are explained to Animal, and an attack plan is formed, consisting of an old man, a marketer, a wrestler turned lawyer, and a punk student.