David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia brings the Talking Heads frontman’s critically acclaimed Broadway show to HBO in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.

The special included performances of songs from Byrne’s 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as “Once in a Lifetime” and “Burning Down the House.” The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change, to the critical upcoming election.

Q Tips say: We never heard of David Byrne but did enjoy this show.

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Shedd Aquarium in Chicago 10/13/2020

1200 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605 – (312) 939-2438 – sheddaquarium.org

Q-tips say: Go and enjoy. Went on a “FREE DAY” for Ill residents. C-19 rules: 1. make a reservation for a specific time & always wear your mask & social distancing. We took public transportation & not many people on the bus.

Been here before and enjoyed it again. Many different exhibits to see and enjoyed seeing the beluga whale.

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Caribbean fish
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Jelly Fish
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Outdoor exhibit
Beluga Whale

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Ancient Aliens

A series: Exploring theories regarding supposed alien visitations involving ancient civilizations on the History Channel. A series so you don’t have to watch all at once.

Mrs. Q says: No matter what you think about ancient aliens in our backyard – is just so thoroughly detailed and so nuanced you have to appreciate and wonder at the sheer production value that goes into the episodes. Mrs. Q says: She liked this series. See it! Was Johna really swallowed by a whale??? See what one person thinks. Even tho they never actually verify some of the events they speak of, Mrs. Q still liked it.

  1. The Evidence: The legacy of aliens and speculation that alien technology inspired modern inventions are explored. Included: ancient Indian texts describing flying machines; and Egyptian megaliths that show evidence of precision saws.

2. The Visitors: Examining early evidence of aliens and the influence of the supposed visitors. Included: Hopi and Zuni costumes; Chinese legends that could be about a spacecraft.

3. The Mission: The mission of aliens and evidence that may hold the clues are explored. Included: Sumerian tablets describing aliens who came to Earth to mine for gold; Egyptian hieroglyphs; and crop circles.

4. Closer Encounters: UFO sightings depicted in visual and written accounts are examined. Included: a 13th-century book describing a flying craft over Bristol, England; a log entry from Christopher Columbus’ voyage to America recalling strange lights in the sky; and medieval art showing disk-like objects floating in the sky.

5. The Return: Stories of alien encounters in the 20th century are examined, including speculation on future contact and the protocol regarding forms of communication. Included: the famous Roswell incident.

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RBG

Notorious RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsberg – RIP

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film explores how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

Q-tips say: Yes, see it. The film tracks Ginsburg’s brilliant legal career, fighting for women’s workplace rights while shrewdly also taking on cases where men suffered discrimination.

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My Octopus Teacher –

Craig Foster doesn’t list the troubles that drove him from his beloved filmmaking to recharge on the South African coast of his childhood, but he describes himself as unfit to be near his son during this period. In this unbalanced state, he starts diving alone in the chilly waters of the kelp forest to relax and escape and soon spots the title’s My Octopus Teacher. The eight-armed, liquid creature is a plucky and resourceful predator, a master of disguise, and supremely self reliant. In his daily dives, Foster’s patience and doggedness with the octopus is rewarded. She seems to accept him as a benign sea farer and crawls up his hand cautiously. Eventually she sits on his chests and lets him pet her. Over the course of a year of daily diving, though he feels protective, he refrains from interfering in her and the other animals’ lives. This is especially difficult when the octopus is dramatically chased by a shark. She survives but loses an arm in the process. Weak and pale after, she eventually recovers fully, sporting a new appendage. Foster reports that as he obsesses over the octopus and her dramas, he feels himself caring more, not just for his new friend but for his son, who joins him on some dives, and for other people as well. The movie’s epigraph notes that the experience of sharing his life with the octopus inspired him to start a group of divers dedicated to preserving the kelp forest.

Parents need to know that My Octopus Teacher is a nature documentary about a man looking to regain his passion for life. Retreating from life’s problems, filmmaker Craig Foster tries to recharge by returning to the stormy South African shore of his youth, where he dives into the local kelp forest and meets a resourceful and friendly octopus. He spends nearly a year visiting her daily, and the relationship affects him deeply. For kids who love animals, the depiction of a relationship between a human.

Q-tips say: We did enjoy this movie. A nice change from what is going on in the world right now.

Mrs. Q says: Families can talk about the relationship between humans and animals. Does it surprise you that an octopus seems to take an interest in befriending a human? How could you learn more about your favorite animals? I am sure the “little ones” will have questions, but will enjoy the movie & the story of the Octopus.

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Challenger: the Final Space Flight

CHALLENGER: THE FINAL FLIGHT is a four-part docuseries that examines the 1986 Challenger space shuttle, which tragically broke apart 73 seconds after launch as millions of Americans–many of them schoolchildren–watched live on television. The series offers an in-depth look at one of the most diverse crews NASA assembled, including high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was selected to be the first private citizen in space. Conversations with the crew’s surviving family members help create a poignant and relatable portrait of the astronauts. It also delves into the “fatally flawed decision process” and mechanical failures that led to the disaster, interviewing former NASA officials and engineers who worked on the failed booster engine and had repeated concerns about its safety. CHALLENGER: THE FINAL FLIGHT incorporates never-before-seen interviews, training footage and rare archival material to give viewers the most unfiltered, emotional behind-the-scenes look at these events to date.

Q-tips say: YES, see it! Enjoyed this movie – watched all series at once.

Mrs. Q says: I was intrigued & decided to look for more facts on the space shuttle.

1. Did the crew of Challenger die instantly? The crew would have been torn from their seats and killed instantly by the extreme impact force. … The impact of the crew compartment with the ocean surface was so violent that evidence of damage occurring in the seconds which followed the disintegration was masked.

2. Where the crew alive when they hit water? NASA’s most experienced shuttle crewman said Friday it was possible, though uncertain, the Challenger astronauts were breathing and unconscious when their cabin hit the Atlantic Ocean on Jan.Aug 1, 1986.

3. Did they recover the bodies from Challenger? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that it had recovered remains of each of the seven Challenger astronauts and had finished its operations to retrieve the wreckage of the space shuttle’s crew compartment from the ocean floor.

4. What were the last words of the Challenger crew? All seven crew members were killed, including teacher Christina McAuliffe whose students were watching on television. In a transcript from the crew’s voice recorder, pilot Michael J. Smith’s last words are “uh-oh” before all data is lost

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The Devil all the time

A young man is devoted to protecting his loved ones in a town full of corruption and sinister characters.

Q tips say: Don’t waste your time on watching this one.

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A 1 – Heroic Voice Academy – by Sean

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How Leaders Communicate Trust - 1 Day Virtual Training
How Leaders Communicate Trust – 1 Day Virtual Training
Sep 22, 2020


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How Leaders Communicate Trust
Master Conversational Leadership skills to create connection, build relationships, and generate ROI
LinkedIn’s “Emerging Jobs Report” cites three leadership skills essential to the future of work: Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration.

Our 1-day MasterClass in Conversational Leadership elevates your skill sets in Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration:
Compose messages that communicate trust.
Deliver messages that create connection.
Build long-term relationships with stakeholders.
Generate presentation ROI to fuel your mission.
You will learn how to:
Use active listening skills to identify the “Real Question” being asked
Organize a personal library of your knowledge, skills and experiences
Use storyboards to answer core leadership questions
Deliver your messages with professional speaking skills
Connect with the hearts and minds of your audience
Deliver presentations that generate money, support and positive reputation
Over the course of the day, our executive communications coaches will provide:
Accelerated learning tools to optimize learning and maximize retention
Experiential exercises to fast track your mastery of new content
Professional-level feedback to fine tune your message delivery skills
By the conclusion of the program, you will:
Compose a Personal Introduction. Effectively communicate your personal brand in conversations with key stakeholders.
Discover your Communication Profile and learn how to relate to the various communication profiles in your audience.
Compose one Leadership Presentation (Training Presentation, Sales Presentation, Company Town Hall Presentation) to elevate your reputation.
Learn Professional Speaking Skills (Connection Triangle framework) and consistently create connection with your audiences.
Network and collaborate with fellow Global Impact Leaders to accelerate your path to achieving your mission.
The capacity of your mission depends on the capacity of your voice. Develop your Heroic Voice into an instrument of change and take on any mission of global impact.

this offer before and it still stands. If you know of a company or organization who would like a free 1-hour training on communications, fill out our interest form at: https://www.heroicvoice.com/corporate We will follow up and schedule your training. This is our way of being in service to all companies and organization during these unique times #communicationskills#communicationtraining#communication#beaheroicvoice#communications#introductions#traininganddevelopment#humanresourcedevelopment#humanresourcesmanagement

Sean Adams shared a post: A HUGE shout out to the unsung heroes of the corporate communication world – your #HumanResource Professionals!!!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please share with those you know who might needs this:
I made this offer before and it still stands. If you know of a company
or organization who would like a free 1-hour training on communications,
fill out our interest form at:
We will follow up and schedule your training.
This is our way of being in service to all companies and organization
during these unique times
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9/3/2020 -Heroic Voice Academy by Sean
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When I look at a company I often find myself wondering
what is the center of communication for that company?
Is it the CEO?
Maybe one of the Vice Presidents?
Head of marketing?
I would say none of these are the center of communication in a company.
In an old episode of the US version of “The Office” they got it right.
Where is the center of communication?
Human Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9/01/2020
Heroic Voice Academy by Sean
Sean Adams
 
 
I often get asked why I refer to the training we do here at Heroic Voice as Communication training instead of Presentation training.
The answer is simple, I don’t like the word presentation.
Why?
Because a presentation is talking at people, a conversation is talking with people.
Simple.
This is one of the most annoying questions people get asked at networking events, “So, what do you do?”
They do not want to actually know what you do, they want to know who you are.
I answer by sharing my vision, values and vows.
How do you answer?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I do not care what conversation or presentation you have coming up, it always has to start with a strong foundation.
When you have clarity and are able to share the following in every conversation you are on your way to a successful outcome.
1. Vision – where are you or your company going. What is the future that you are creating?
2. Values – what do you or your company stand for? What are the non-negotiables you will not sell out on?
3. Vows – How do you show up? No matter the situation what is one or two things your clients will always know they can count on you to bring during every interaction?
Use these foundational pieces and success in every conversation is on the way.
Want to learn more about how to identify these and how to use the appropriately in the different conversations you are having?
Join us:
 
 
 
 
 

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Everyone tells you that you need an elevator pitch.
I disagree, a first conversation it is not about selling, it is about getting a second conversation.
This is why I believe everyone needs a Personal brand Conversation. When you can quickly tell someone where you are going – Vision, what you stand for – Values, and how you show up – Vows, you get the only thing that should be the outcome of an elevator conversation – the next conversation!
You need a Personal Brand:
WHY – Communicate trust with your personal brand Use your personal introduction in all of your high-stakes presentations and conversations.
WHAT – Leaders must communicate with excellence in all of their high stakes speaking opportunities with clients, investors, partners, sponsors, analysts, journalists, current and future team members.
HOW – Communicate trust by answer the 3 most important questions from your audience:
Where are you going? This is your VISION of the world you are creating
What is important to you? These are the VALUES that you stand for
How can I count on you? These VOWS are your personal commitments
IF – Be successful at communicating trust with prospective stakeholders to build a foundation for long term relationships.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“When you want to go far, go together” As Ruth and I take a pause for birthday week, the Heroic Voice Academy Ohana continues preparations for our July 22nd Virtual Event.
I’m grateful for their support, superpowers and heart! Come and experience their gifts at: http://beaheroicvoice.com
 
Hey everyone, I have a 1 hour training I have been doing for corporations
titled “How Leader Communicate Trust” and I am looking for some worthy
non-profits and organizations I could gift the training to in order to help
them achieve their impact more effectively
Reply or PM with introductions of groups you love for me to reach out to.
 

 

 

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We all know that a message must be understood in order for it to be effective. Too often people forget that a message must be experienced emotionally, to be experienced, for the message to truly be effective.
There are simple easy ways to ensure emotional connection to a message is achieved by your as the presenter and for your audience as well.
1. Connect emotionally to your message through Passion – Show them you care by speaking with energy and enthusiasm, show you care about the shared vision.
2. Connect your audience to the message emotionally though Engagement – We learn things at a visceral (and more permanent level) when you are engaged with material. Make it a conversation, enroll them into the shared vision.
Increase your ability to help your audience emotionally experience your message by learning more skills at the “Be a Heroic Voice” 1-Day Virtual Event: https://events.heroicvoice.com/BeAHeroicVoice#/?affl=Sean
 
 
 
 
 
 
When delivering a presentation we know your message is important to you. The better you are able to deliver your message the better you feel about your presentation.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that you have to create connection with your message on two levels. You as the presenter have to connect with the message. You also have to make sure the audience connects with the message.
To create these levels of connection at the intellectual level, you can use two easy strategies:
1. Connect yourself to your message through expertise: Be a curator of information, only including the essential elements your audience needs to succeed.
2. Connect your audience to your message through Comprehension – use a teacher mindset and explain the main points using clarity and precision.
Want more suggestions on connecting intellectually to you message? Attend the “Be a Heroic Voice” 1-Day Virtual Event: https://events.heroicvoice.com/BeAHeroicVoice#/?affl=Sean
 
By Sean:
Most people, when learning to develop their presentation skills, are able to develop on part of connection to their message. Unfortunately, to often they forget there are human beings in the room with them and they fail to connect with the audience.
It is imperative that you connect with the audience in every conversation or you will not achieve the outcome you desire.
The key to creating connection with your audience is two fold:
Connect at the intellectual level through relatability – identify common experiences to show your audience your understanding of their situation
Connect at the emotional level through Empathy – identify the emotions that your audience is experiencing to show depth of your emotional intelligence.
Want to learn more about how to connect with your audience, join the “Be a Heroic Voice” 1-day Virtual Event: https://events.heroicvoice.com/BeAHeroicVoice#/?affl=Sean
 
/BeAHeroicVoice#/?affl=Sean

Everyone tells you that you need an elevator pitch.
I disagree, a first conversation it is not about selling, it is about getting a second conversation.
This is why I believe everyone needs a Personal brand Conversation. When you can quickly tell someone where you are going – Vision, what you stand for – Values, and how you show up – Vows, you get the only thing that should be the outcome of an elevator conversation – the next conversation!
You need a Personal Brand:
WHY – Communicate trust with your personal brand Use your personal introduction in all of your high-stakes presentations and conversations.
WHAT – Leaders must communicate with excellence in all of their high stakes speaking opportunities with clients, investors, partners, sponsors, analysts, journalists, current and future team members.
HOW – Communicate trust by answer the 3 most important questions from your audience:
Where are you going? This is your VISION of the world you are creating
What is important to you? These are the VALUES that you stand for
How can I count on you? These VOWS are your personal commitments
IF – Be successful at communicating trust with prospective stakeholders to build a foundation for long term relationships.
Everyone tells you that you need an elevator pitch.
I disagree, a first conversation it is not about selling, it is about getting a second conversation.
This is why I believe everyone needs a Personal brand Conversation. When you can quickly tell someone where you are going – Vision, what you stand for – Values, and how you show up – Vows, you get the only thing that should be the outcome of an elevator conversation – the next conversation!
You need a Personal Brand:
WHY – Communicate trust with your personal brand Use your personal introduction in all of your high-stakes presentations and conversations.
WHAT – Leaders must communicate with excellence in all of their high stakes speaking opportunities with clients, investors, partners, sponsors, analysts, journalists, current and future team members.
HOW – Communicate trust by answer the 3 most important questions from your audience:
Where are you going? This is your VISION of the world you are creating
What is important to you? These are the VALUES that you stand for
How can I count on you? These VOWS are your personal commitments
IF – Be successful at communicating trust with prospective stakeholders to build a foundation for long term relationships.
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Everyone tells you that you need an elevator pitch.
I disagree, a first conversation it is not about selling, it is about getting a second conversation.
This is why I believe everyone needs a Personal brand Conversation. When you can quickly tell someone where you are going – Vision, what you stand for – Values, and how you show up – Vows, you get the only thing that should be the outcome of an elevator conversation – the next conversation!
You need a Personal Brand:
WHY – Communicate trust with your personal brand Use your personal introduction in all of your high-stakes presentations and conversations.
WHAT – Leaders must communicate with excellence in all of their high stakes speaking opportunities with clients, investors, partners, sponsors, analysts, journalists, current and future team members.
HOW – Communicate trust by answer the 3 most important questions from your audience:
Where are you going? This is your VISION of the world you are creating
What is important to you? These are the VALUES that you stand for
How can I count on you? These VOWS are your personal commitments
IF – Be successful at communicating trust with prospective stakeholders to build a foundation for long term relationships.
 
Heroic Voice Academy
was live.
 
This is one of the most annoying questions people get asked at networking events, “So, what do you do?”
They do not want to actually know what you do, they want to know who you are.
I answer by sharing my vision, values and vows.
How do you answer?
When I look at a company I often find myself wondering what is the center of communication for that company?
Is it the CEO?
Maybe one of the Vice Presidents?
Head of marketing?
I would say none of these are the center of communication in a company.
In an old episode of the US version of “#theoffice” they got it right.
Where is the center of communication?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Head of marketing?
I would say none of these are the center of communication in a company.
In an old episode of the US version of “The Office” they got it right.
Where is the center of communication?
Human Resources
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Sean Adams shared a post: Please share with those you know who might needs this: I made this offer before and it still stands. If you know of a company or organization who would like a free 1-hour training on communications, fill out our interest form at: https://lnkd.in/g3e4n_a We will follow up and schedule your training. This is our way of being in service to all companies and organization during these unique times #communicationskills #communicationtraining #communication #beaheroicvoice #communications #introductions #traininganddevelopment #humanresourcedevelopment #humanresourcesmanagement

 
 
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Silver Wolf

A boy learns to deal with personal loss by making friends with a wild animal in this drama for the family. Jesse (Shane Meier) is a 16-year-old who is trying to put his life back together after the death of his father, who died while trying to rescue him in the wilderness. Jesse goes to live with his Uncle Roy (Michael Biehn), who lives in the rugged mountains of Washington State. While exploring, Jesse finds and rescues a wolf who has been seriously wounded; Jesse bonds with the animal, and while Roy understands the dangers of trying to tend to a wild animal, he allows Jesse to keep him, though Roy suggests that donating the wolf to a zoo might be a good idea. However, Jesse, who is fond of snowboarding, teaches the wolf to be his partner in skijoring, a sport in which a dog is used to haul a man on skis. John Rockwell (Roy Scheider), the owner of a ranch, has different plans for the animal; he sees the wolf as a threat to his stock and is determined to see that the animal is put down. Silverwolf was shot on location in Vancouver.

Q-tips say: We did enjoy. May not be the best loving family at the beginning but changes later.  Silver Wolf still comes off as a reasonably entertaining ‘animal movie’.

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L Woods Tap & Pine Lodge – in Lincolnwood, IL

It has been a few years since we went to L Woods. But C-19 prompted us to go again. The other half had: BABY BACK RIBS – dry rub, barbecue or spicy devil sauce I had: FRENCH ONION SOUP AU GRATIN as a starter. The broth was very good. Then I had: POUNDED CHICKEN A LA SIMA – crispy chicken breast, lemon butter, capers. Could not eat all the breading so I took off some of the breading and finished it along with the green beans. Next time the sauce is on the side. They only have only one menu but it is fairly extensive along with a few libations as a “happy hour” menu. YES, they are following all Covid-19 regulations expected for restaurants.

Food was ok, good service & libations. Yes, you can eat indoors or outdoors in a covered area with heat lamps. And it is across the street from Binny’s Liquors. So, we stopped in for dinner after libation shopping.

Mrs. Q likes the decor inside. It reminds her of supper clubs in Wisc.

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Photo of L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge - Lincolnwood, IL, United States. Full slab of ribs, with garlic mashed potatoes
BBQ Ribs
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Chicken ala sima
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