Touchstones of the Inspired Life – Episode 7: The Long Road from Howling Monkeys to “Bottom of the Deck” with Bill Salt

The Wilson County Band
from left to right
Bruce Hartwig, Bill Salt, Jeff Ray, Brady Renner

Growing up in the Big Apple on Staten Island, Bill kept “borrowing” his sister’s Christmas present, a ukulele.  Soon he moved to a guitar, then another, and another, until…, he put his music aside for a very long time.  As fortune would have it, a day arrived a short time ago, and he set off on a new musical journey with family and friends to reach new horizons. 

The Long Road from Howling Monkeys to “Bottom of the Deck”
Cover of the Second CD from Wilson County

Wilson County Band Home Page: https://wilson-county.com

Love Story in Paris: http://www.thetamarindtree.fr/gallery/brady-blair-2/

Design by Carmen Davila Graphic Designer, Seguin, TX

Thomas R. Engler plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier for the podcast’s intro and outro.

Touchstones of the Inspired Life – Episode 6: Little Steps of Bravery with Bailey Jo Simpson

From an early age, Bailey Jo has worked with determination and discipline to nurture her creativity.  After university, she packed her car to follow her passion for singing and songwriting.  On arriving in New Braunfels, Texas, a rainbow welcomed her.  Some time later, it happened again.  Another rainbow, this one guides her to a new avenue of expression. 

While forging her journey, Bailey Jo is not forgetting the difficulties of building dreams.  She uses her experience to guide and foster the creativity of the youth in the community. 

Little Steps of Bravery

Bailey Jo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restlesslittlething/

Design by Carmen Davila Graphic Designer, Seguin, TX

Thomas R. Engler plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier for the podcast’s intro and outro.

Touchstones of the Inspired Life – Episode 5: A View from the Tree House: The Renaissance in Children’s Books with Hannah Farmer

I was so wrong.  An hour of storytelling at the library was so much more than listening to someone reading from a book.  There was singing, lessons in the alphabet, bending and stretching exercises, and coloring a rainbow.  Join us in listening to Hannah’s journey from her job of shelving children’s books to enriching the lives of toddlers to teenagers.  

 

For more information about the Seguin Public Library and its many programs and activities visit: Seguin Public Library

 

 

 

Touchstones of the Inspired Life – Episode 4: It’s About Developing a Team with Gerald Thiele

Gerald tells us about his leaving a life on the corporate ladder, jumping into entrepreneurship, and making critical changes to his lifestyle to become healthier and happier.  His discipline, with occasional lapses, and hard work reward him with clarity of thought, a new direction, and a purpose-driven life.  Listen in and hear Gerald’s thoughtful and inspiring story of taking control of life and reaching a sense of fulfillment.

 

For more information about Gerald’s company: Phoenix Heat Technologies, Inc.

For more information about the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Wellness Center: Wellness Center

Gerald mentions:

Tony Robbins and How to Start the Day

Grant Cardone and Living the 10X Life

 

 

Touchstones of the Inspired Life- Episode 3: Ready or Not with Mary Jo Langford

Mary Jo Langford is a poet and lyricist who recently published a book of her poetry and a song with her lyrics is being released.  In this podcast, she explains how following the Artist’s Way gave her a path for her creative journey.  Mary Jo describes the fears and challenges faced but overcome through grit and persistence.  Enjoy listening as she recites a poem from her book, Ready or Not; sit back and float away with your dreams as Gary Frank Taylor sings Mary Jo’s Another Broken Heart.

 

To order Mary Jo’s book Ready or Not: Poems and Musings visit http://www.amazon.com/author/maryjolangford

To hear the song Another Broken Heart, you can purchase the album Endless Road by Gary Frank Taylor that will soon be available on his website: http://garyfranktaylor.com/music/

 

Touchstones of the Inspired Life- Episode 2: On Tour with Jayne Lawless

Jayne Lawless is a multi-disciplinary artist from Liverpool, United Kingdom.  She shares with us her experiences in creating the North End Sketch Club and the Dead Pigeon Gallery and bringing their concepts to Kingsbury, TX (2010 census population 782) during her three-months artist-in-residence program at Habitable Spaces, a not-for-profit community arts and agricultural project.

 

Touchstones of the Inspired Life – Episode 1: Unbury the Joy

This is the first episode of Touchstones of the Inspired Life a podcast dedicated to inspiring people through the personal journeys of those seeking their way to a more fulfilling life.   

Our first guest is Cathy Fennel, a voice actor and writer.  From a young age, Cathy has been in love with reading and writing.  During her formative years, there was little support for creative endeavors but a lot of advise from the elders to pursue a job that provides financial security.  Writing was not a part of their equation.  This is her story of holding on to and quietly acting on her dreams of writing.

Unbury the Joy

Thank you for listening to Touchstones of the Inspired Life podcast.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at marikasculptures@gmail.com.  We hope you fill your journey with enthusiasm, discipline, creativity and inspiration.

Design by Carmen Davila Graphic Designer, Seguin, TX

Thomas R. Engler plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier for the podcast’s intro and outro.