Tag Archives: Fish and chips

ep 15: Travel

In this episode I talk about the philosophy of travel and how travel changes as you change. In different stages of your life travel brings different meanings. And there is an additional benefit to travel that nobody ever talks about.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

You can see my youtube playlist for fish and chips here:

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: http://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep9: Money

Podcast episode 9: Money

Money is a delicate thing to talk about in today’s world. I give you two examples from my life when I have experienced opposite ends of the money spectrum. And I tell you about a stained glass window – yet it isn’t really about the window.


Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep8: The Sizzle and the Steak

In this episode I talk about bread and about quality. We live in a world with a whole lot of sizzle. But sizzle is empty calories. Seek out more steak and resist the allure of sizzle. This talk stems from a couple of incidents in my life that revolve around bread.


Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

Here is the website for the little French bakery I ordered the bread from:

https://www.poilane.com/en/

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep7: Magic

I don’t mean magic in terms of sleight-of-hand or stage shows. And I don’t mean magic in terms of spells and secret books. I mean that everything around us is so peculiarly and profoundly magical. We often take this all for granted as we live our everyday lives.

It is exhibited in the flight of a bird, in the swim of a fish and in the glow of a star. You can find that feeling in something as simple as a sheet of paper.

Take the time today to notice a little thing that is magic.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep6. From Aardvark to Zygote – The encyclopedia and creativity

A couple of weeks ago somebody asked me a question that I couldn’t really answer. I had never given it any thought. So it got me to thinking.

In this episode I tell you a story in my life where it pretty much all started for me. What do I mean by that? Well it all started with a set of encyclopedia.

But not in terms of being smart and knowing things. It was more of an appreciation for how remarkably diverse and beautiful this existence is – and how everything truly is tied into everything else.

I also talk about how there is very little value in easy. But there is tremendous value in the things that are difficult.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep5 – Step Laddering

Here is another installment of my series of walk and talks that I do every Friday at noon. I go for a walk to the neighborhood restaurant and get a Fish and Chips. And I talk about an idea, a concept, or things in my life.

Ten years ago I was walking down the street and I found a penny. I took that penny and the thought came to me that in today’s world I could turn it into two pennies. It started me on a chain of how far could I take this penny?

My thought was that I could take it to a million dollars.

I never got it that far but I learned some things in the process.

The important thing to thing here is that you can use this idea of step laddering in your life, in your skills and in what you are as a person.

It doesn’t have to be really big and grandiose things in life. Step laddering can also be effective with something as straight-forward and small as a project.

You have a small kernal of a thought about something you want to make. Write about it, then draw sketches, then start building the major parts of it and then you continue to refine the project and finish with the details.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep4: Renaissance Man

In this installment of my Fish and Chips podcast I talk about the concept of being a Renaissance man.

The opening musical piece to this podcast is called Saltarello. And it was written by Galileo’s father. There is something profound in that and how all these centuries later it still lives on.

In today’s world we praise and honor specialization. We admire people who get really good at something very specific.

I don’t prescribe to this philosophy. I am a believer in that old concept that comes to us from the Renaissance – we should be a well-rounded person that has many pursuits, interests and skills.

It takes a certain amount of courage to delve into a new pursuit or interest because you will be terrible at it. But that’s ok. There are benefits to trying totally new things.

Firstly you get adept at learning new things. Your mind becomes very agile. Secondly your breadth of knowledge in different subjects transfers from one subject to the other. There is a cross-pollination that happens. Learning in one realm brings insights into another realm.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasyhttps://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep3: Questing and Games in Your Life

In this podcast episode I talk about questing in your life. And I tell you a story about a quest I took in my life.

In video games questing is a really big deal. And we often get very good at completing these quests. In life things can often be the same – we get quests but we often don’t see it that way.

The glass is both half full and half empty and the way you see it makes a big difference in how you approach things and how you approach quests in your life.

You probably don’t get the quest from a local tavern owner like in the games but you get them just the same.

Sometimes it is ok to look at the problems and challenges in your life as a quest. Not in a way that minimizes or trivializes the task but in a way that can make it fun – and make it easier for you to accept and accomplish

I give you an example of a quest in my life. This quest came to me while on a trip to Japan.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep2: Learning, Creativity, and Failure

Be aware of yourself and the ways in which you learn. Everybody has strong and weak points. It will make a difference in how deeply you learn.

The Ladder of getting better – under stand and be ok with the fact that you will be terrible at any new endeavor or pursuit -at first. It is this fear of being terrible that will often prevent you from progressing, or even prevent you from starting at all.

You can’t be good at anything without first being lousy at it.

Fail a lot. Just be persistent. There are benefits that you don’t realize.

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Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

This podcast was originally posted as a youtube video.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: http://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

ep1: Inspiration and Motivation

It all started with a note written on a small piece of paper many years ago.

How a persons life can change on a dime with just a small thought or a small action. I was in a business meeting when an epiphany came to me. I wrote out what I really wanted to do with my life on a small p iece of paper.

That was 15 years ago and I had forgotten all about that little piece of paper. Upon recently discovering it in a file cabinet I realized I had done all these things. I had brought into my life all those changes I wanted to make.

I was no longer just another cog in the wheel.

This podcast will give you inspiration and motivation as I lay out how it happened to me.

Every Friday at noon Eastern Standard Time Will posts a new episode of the Friday Fish and Chips Podcast.

If you like to make things or you like various subjects you might want to check his website:

http://www.stormthecastle.com

Want to Support Will and his work? Help him create more content and help him build a castle? You can learn more and become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/epicfantasy

Will posts a podcast every Friday at noon eastern standard time. In this episode he talks about movitation and inspiration and tells you a little bit about his life and how he came about to be self-employed and working on the web. It all started with a note written on a small piece of paper many years ago.