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Confront your feelings

tcr! · Mar 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20190307 - Confront your feelings

Video (MP4): 20190307 - Confront your feelings

20190307 Confront your feelings

I’ve been writing and recording music for close to 30 years. This is the latest track. You should listen to it with headphones.

The words below are various thoughts I’ve had and one-liners I’ve collected over the last year. They seem to go hand in hand with the audio. We can’t be a fruity butterfly all the time.


Intolerant. Not verbally just mentally.

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tcr! diaries podcast on Spotify

tcr! · Jan 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

tcr diaries podcast on Spotify

You can now listen to my podcast on Spotify! Yay! 🎙🎉

Just search for “tcr diaries” and boom .. 💥

#diariespodcast

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Dano · Jan 21, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Awesome! Nice job Travis!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

Thanks, Dan!

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JSON Feed for the Podcast

tcr! · Dec 17, 2018 at 8:42 am

JSON Feed for the Podcast

And then I finally got around to adding a JSON Feed for the Podcast like I did for the Blog.

Because that will feed into my master plan. Mwahahaha.

#webdev #diariespodcast

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Mapped podcast listener locations

tcr! · Dec 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Mapped podcast listener locations

A few months back I started keeping track of where my podcast listeners are geographically located.

Hold up privacy nuts: this is only for my nefarious and amusement purposes. I’m not selling anybody’s locale data.

So anyways, doing what you do when you’re me, I mapped them out last night and am now sharing said map with you. I do enjoy seeing how wide spread my listeners are. I was also interested to learn that there are a few Facebook employees listening in various states across the U.S.

Now then… if this is the first you’ve heard of my podcast don’t worry, you’re not too late. Open up your nearest podcast app and plug “tcr diaries podcast” into the search bar. If your app doesn’t have a search bar then it sucks. Get a different one.

If you have Amazon’s Alexa at home it’s even easier! Say to her, “Alexa play the tcr diaries podcast” and boom, you’re done.

#diariespodcast #geekystuff #webdev

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Ok, fine. Since nobody asked you can learn more about the podcast here: https://tcrbang.com/?IFQ

sadiebug92 · Dec 3, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Thanks! 😊

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keamoose keamoose · Dec 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm

I feel personally identified by that northernmost marker. 🤣

tcr! tcr! · Dec 3, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Could be 😉

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Kelly K · Dec 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm

I was unaware of the podcast!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

I knew there was a reason I was supposed to post this! 😊

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Very impressive and very interesting!

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elaineorr · Dec 4, 2018 at 1:36 am

Cool

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marney0160 marney0160 · Dec 4, 2018 at 6:19 am

Awesome!

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Mitchell · Dec 4, 2018 at 8:26 am

Just seen post gonna check it out now

tcr! tcr! · Dec 4, 2018 at 9:50 am

Awesome 😎

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New diaries podcast logo

tcr! · Nov 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

logo podcast

The other one was starting to feel dated.

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Seven Sledgehammers

tcr! · Oct 4, 2018 at 11:07 am

Audio (MP3): 20181004 - Seven Sledgehammers

Seven Sledgehammers

Lying is the absolute worst.

“No, I wasn’t drinking. What the hell are you talking about?”

Telling lies. To another person. Makes them crazy. They start to question their own sanity.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 4, 2018 at 12:02 pm

I was just thinking about this this morning. When someone asks me something personal, and I don’t feel like answering, I lie my head off to them about it. I mean I was “literally doing battle with pirates” so how could you dare want to know? Or even if I just think the person is stupid. No, I was using my ultra-light aircraft and just floated above all the traffic. There are other exceptions, starting with if I don’t like the person. I’ll lie.

The best reply to all of these situations though is the blank stare. About 5 years ago when I first started at a job, an idiot wanted to know something. After the silence, she says, “Jim I think if you don’t want to answer something you just don’t!” Another person was present, and the second person giggled. I enjoyed that giggle. She let me know she gets me and she was on my side. The inquistor was probably too thick to know how obnoxious they were being, so it might have been all for naught but she eventually stopped asking me stuff like that.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

“an idiot wanted to know something” … this could be title of many a book.

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Quite possibly hungover

tcr! · Oct 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Audio (MP3): 20181002 - Quite possibly hungover

The scene was once again my truck.

I was sitting at a stoplight and a minivan pulled up in the lane next to me.

The wife appeared to be driving and, who I assume to be the husband, was slumped over in the passenger seat. Quite possibly hungover. Renounced pathetic in his silence and downward, saddened gaze.

The engrossing part of this travel tale was that she was scolding him with both hands and all that. Arms flailing. Eyes furious. Teeth gnashing. Murderously chewing his ass upside and down there behind their minivan windows.

This would be a day I would not ever forget if I were him. The guy looked defeated as he sat there frumpily slumped. Acceptive of whatever verbal beating his wife was handing down.

I don’t know if he fucked the dog last night or what, but guys, this dude was in trouble. 😯

#trafficnews #relationships #diariespodcast

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The case of the conspicuous lawn furniture

tcr! · Oct 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Audio (MP3): 20181002 - The case of the conspicuous lawn furniture

One time when I was drinking I put a lawn chair in the middle of the yard that runs along the side of my house. My thought was that it’d be the perfect spot to keep tabs on the neighbors from a slightly covert location.

A couple days later when I was sober I remembered the lawn chair and returned it to the back deck. I felt somewhat embarrassed afterward as it was a somewhat embarrassing place to have lawn furniture. Sitting shamefully in the grass along the side of the house.

If you ever see a guy sitting in a lawnchair in his side yard, it would be safe to assume he’s drunk.

#alcoholism #homeimprovement #diariespodcast

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Dedicated and duplicated prayers

tcr! · Oct 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Audio (MP3): 20181001 - Dedicated and duplicated prayers

When I’m around you guys it’s easy to be my best self.

I would almost say that it comes naturally. I don’t even think about it.

But there are other times when I’m around other people when there’s nothing easy about being a good person. It takes 100% of my concentration. It takes dedicated and duplicated prayers. It takes front-burner, fore-thought action.

It takes getting to know and being comfortable with my anger beforehand so it’s not overwhelming when I’m around the jerks who live only in their own worlds, who live from only their own point of view.[1]

It takes regular and routine reseting so I don’t get lost in the chaos. It takes pretending to care even when I honestly don’t.

Because at the end of the day people are going to hurt us. They’re going to give us reasons to be angry. The trick is to love them anyway. At all costs.

#advancedsoul #diariespodcast


  1. Granted I do, too, at times but somewhere along the way I was clued into thinking about you guys, too. Your wants, your needs, your feelings before letting what I want become too much of a priority.

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Almost empty McDonalds

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 11:43 am

Audio (MP3): 20180929 - Almost empty McDonalds

Almost empty McDonalds

I’m sitting in the McDonalds on State Street in Geneva. Because Egg McMuffins.

This is also the place where Maggie’s mom and I told Maggie that we were getting divorced. It was the most painful conversation I’ve ever had. The most painful day ever. Watching her little nine year old face panic as the conversation unfolded.

It wasn’t a long conversation but it lasted forever to me.

A therapist said to do it in public so the hurt would live outside the home. Sometimes breakups really better are in public. Sometimes it’s the better way out.

And as we were driving back home, the three of us, I thought to myself, “I’m never going to that fucking place again.”

But here I am. Cuppa years later.

Because one of the best things I learned was to “give it some time.”

For as long as it takes. Don’t make up your mind. Just put it down. Don’t rush healing. Don’t rush the feeling. Let the pain fade. It will if we don’t force its end.

#photos #protip #diariespodcast

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Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm

That’s an interesting theory about a public place. I had never ever heard that before. I guess it would really just depend on all the people involved as to whether or not you wanted that displayed in a public place… Definitely food for thoughtful! Time has a way of healing everything

Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm

I know I messed up I meant food for thought!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

I knew what you meant 😊

Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Figured you would, but who knows what anyone else would think 😊

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