Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919

Working In The Texas Oil Patch

First of all we need a break from all the bad news and heavy energy these days. Time to look up my friend Don Anger for Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919.

Journey To Working Man

Don’s journey from Twin Cities radio guy to oil patch working man is a great story. Even more, no matter how tough things get it doesn’t get Don down. He shows up.

Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude is most noteworthy. Right now this guy is sleeping in his car and working fourteen hour days. What does he want to talk about?

Vikings and Van Halen

Favorite hometown teams and music.

That certainly sounds pretty good to me right now.

What Does Work Mean To You?

Don and I talk about what works means. Whether it’s bagging groceries, slinging hash or pulling oil out of the ground in a world gone crazy. We hit all the topics.

Road Warriors Unite

It’s especially relevant that both of us are road warriors. Anger lives in Arizona and spends three weeks in Texas in the fields, and heads home for six days off every month.

Moreover my crazy back road trips are legendary.

No Corona Talk Please

In Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919 you won’t hear any predictions about the pandemic, the economy, jabs at Trump, the Media or Democrats or whining about quarantines.

Why Bad Asses Love Solitude

Finally you will hear a couple of guys talking about our love of solitude, work, rock and roll, and Texas.

Texas!

Can I say it again? Texas!

A Break From The Madness

In conclusion, we all need a break every now and then from the madness. Hanging out with Don was my break this week.

What was yours?

(Editor’s Note: Photo From The Personal Collection of Don Anger)

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Peak-Summer-Triggers-Transformation-Bob Davis Podcast 847

Peak Summer

We’re living through a pretty intense time these days. Moreover I noticed something I call ‘peak summer‘ recently. It’s a pristine moment when time seems to stop and you can’t get enough. Learn more in Peak-Summer-Triggers-Transformation-Bob Davis Podcast 847.

A Time To Transcend The BS

In addition I think summer has a transformational quality. You can transcend all the BS. Especially in that moment when evening turns to dusk, the moon rises, and night starts to come on.

Power of Sound Gets It Across

I am fascinated with the power of sound. You can’t really film peak summer. Oh sure, some movies capture it. Pictures sometimes get it. On the other hand recording peak summer bottles the experience.

Evening Becomes Night and You Are There

As a result I have been out recording blocks of sound. In Peak-Summer-Triggers-Transformation-Bob Davis Podcast 847 listen to evening become night. You’ll have to put up with my explanation of why summer is transformative and some summer memories.

Summer Memories

I first experienced peak summer when I was a kid. Seems like around twelve, thirteen or fourteen. When you hit that age there is a natural separation from the family and a yearning for freedom.

Freedom and Independence

Maybe due to age, maybe by my insistence, my parents relaxed the rules a little during those times. I got to stay out later. Spent the night on the front porch, or in my fort in the backyard.

A Night Owl Returns To His Roots

I’ve always been a night owl. Consequently I spent a lot of time on the front stoop on those summer nights, listening to the radio and dreaming the way a kid dreams about the future.

It’s most noteworthy that these days I seem to have returned to those halcyon days. The glow of the street lights. Wind in the trees. The sound of trains in the big switching yard in my home down.

Don’t Forget To Enjoy It

We’re at the moment of peak summer right  now. Enjoy It.

Magic

I don’t have to tell people who live in the Upper Midwest, it’s a fleeting and magical moment. But I can share it with you…

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Sub Zero Temperatures-Yoga-Body Effects-Bob Davis Podcast 805

Minnesotans love to talk about the weather. These days sub zero weather in the upper midwest is a fact of life. How does it effect your yoga practice? Find out in Sub Zero Temperatures-Yoga-Body Effects-Bob Davis Podcast 805.

Minus 32 is a lot colder than 17

First of all when it comes to yoga there’s a big difference between 17 to 20 degrees and 30 degrees below zero. By the way, we’re talking Fahrenheit here, not Celsius.

Our Bodies Don’t Adjust As Quickly As Our Minds

Furthermore we practice in rooms heated sometimes above one hundred degrees. In contrast our bodies are still adjusted to sub zero temperatures.

One Hundred and Thirty Degree Temperature Difference

Hard to believe there is a a one hundred a thirty degree temperature difference between outside and the studio when it is 30 below zero.

Easier To Practice When It’s Thirty

Moreover outside temps see sawing between below zero real temperatures and warm spells of above thirty. This too effects my practice. Yes it’s a lot easier to practice when it’s thirty outside.

Falling On Ice

Finally we’re all dealing with physical exertion beyond spring, fall and summer. Falling on the ice. Shoveling snow. Ice Fishing. Winter fun. They all help get through a tough season but take their toll.

Daily Practice Means Daily Practice

In conclusion it doesn’t matter how cold it is, I am still going out to join the rest of the community in practice. Being committed to a daily practice sometimes means pushing yourself, but it is so worth it. Some days are easier than others but I always feel great after practice.

See you in the studio

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