Episode 16 - Erin Larene Wheeler, Author of The Power Stones, Book 1 of the Secrets of Artasia

January 31, 2016

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Erin Larene Wheeler is the author of The Power Stones, Book 1 of the Secrets of Artasia

The Power Stones will be Free starting Tuesday, February 2 until Saturday.

I am the publisher of The Power Stones, Book 1 of the Secrets of Artasia by Erin Larene Wheeler.  When I taught high school, Erin was a student at the school.  One year and one week ago, Brion Kennett, a member or iCrew Digital Productions, got me in touch with Erin and that she was writing a fantasy novel.  Erin agreed to allow me to publish the book and she and I have worked hard to bring the book out last October.   

Visit Erin at erinlarene.com

or follow her on Twitter @erinlarene


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Episode 15 - Toastmasters, Between the Gavels with Virginia Avalos, DTM, Club Bilingue, Chula Vista

January 29, 2016

This is a flashback episode that I recorded a couple of years ago at Toastmasters Club Bilingue #3052, Chula Vista, California

The Rick Lakin Podcast is brought to you by iCrewDigitalPublishing.com, Bringing New Authors to the Digital World
Bill Barrons will be 90 years old on February 1st.  To celebrate, The Nude Beach Homicides, Book 2 of the San Diego Police Homicide Detail will be free on Amazon.com through Saturday.  On his birthday, iCrew Digital Productions will release Homeless Homicides, Book 6 of the San Diego Police Homicide Detail featuring Matt Morgan. Check out this Podcast Interview with Bill Barrons.  or visit his website at williambarrons.com

Next week, Free Book Tuesday makes The Power Stones by Erin Larene Wheeler free for 5 days.

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Episode 14 - Climate Change, Economic Growth, Population Growth and Peak Oil

January 28, 2016
I have been thinking about the interrelations between Climate Change, the economy, population and Peak Oil.  I came up with this key statement:  Since 1965, the year of Peak Discovery of Petroleum, ever single barrel of oil produced costs more than the barrel before it.  In this episode of The Rick Lakin Podcast, I predict the ramifications of that statement.
In the podcast, I refer to an article that I wrote called The San Diego Sea Wall Project. 
I refer to this website called The Surging Seas which illustrates the geographical devastation of Sea Level Rise.
An important resource is Albert Bartlett. Click on the link.
Cover Image: A polar bear in the Hudson Bay. Photo Credit Alex Berger/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

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Episode 1 - Introduction

January 27, 2016
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Episode 13 - Coach John Kentera on Coaching, Broadcasting and Sports

January 27, 2016

A local coaching and broadcasting icon who is well known and respected throughout the San Diego sports community, John Kentera begins his fifth season as general manager of the San Diego Sockers, including his second year as vice president of operations. Under his direction, the Sockers have fashioned a 58-6 record in the Professional Arena Soccer League during the regular season, and have won three PASL championships. Kentera was instrumental in moving the team back to its original home, the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, where the Sockers enjoyed their best attendance in 2012-13 since their return to action. With a relentless focus on improving the team on the field and in the community, and a dedication to building the Sockers’ status as a key part of the San Diego sports landscape, Kentera remains the driving force behind the Sockers’ front office.

A standout student-athlete in basketball, football and baseball at Torrey Pines High School, Kentera went on to play basketball and baseball collegiately at Mira Costa College, eventually earning a full-ride basketball scholarship at United States International University. After a knee injury ended his athletic career at USIU, Kentera graduated from college and began his coaching career, a seventeen year journey that would earn him his on-air nickname of "The Coach". John began as an assistant baseball coach at Torrey Pines from 1979-81, then moved on to coach at Mira Costa and Southwestern community colleges, and eventually rose to the position of recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Texas Tech University. Kentera returned home to raise his family in his hometown of San Diego in 1987, and continued to coach another seven years of high school sports at Torrey Pines.

It was also in 1987 that Kentera’s broadcasting career began, a career that has continued and thrived ever since. Starting at 690 XTRA Gold in 1987, "The Coach" was on hand when the station converted to XTRA Sports 690 in 1990, one of the legendary sports-talk radio stations on the West Coast. Kentera has worked at The Mighty 1090 sports radio since its inception in 2003, and currently serves as the host of a nightly three-hour show from 6-9pm as well as hosting duties for the San Diego Padres pre-and-postgame shows. His "High School Scoreboard Show" has been on the air since 1991 and has served as a staple of the high school sports coverage scene in San Diego. John’s on-air and broadcasting credits on television and radio include the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Kings, SDSU and USD football and basketball, and high school CIF championships in both football and basketball. 

John, 55, lives in Solana Beach with his wife Kelly, and is the proud father of daughters Brooke and Ashley and two granddaughters.


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Episode 12 - Bill Barrons, Author of The Nude Beach Homicides and the Homeless Homicides

January 25, 2016

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The Nude Beach Homicides 
by William Barrons

Available Free on Amazon.com

between Tuesday and Saturday

Bill's Birthday is Monday, February 1st and we want to make him #1 on the Mystery-Police Procedural before we publish The Homeless Homicides on his birthday.

Born 1926, in Cadillac, Michigan, the oldest boy of fourteen kids. Survived the Great Depression and joined the Marines the day after I turned 17. Could hardly wait to go fight those nasty Nazis and Japs. Served 2½ war years in the Marines. Got married, went to college, had kids, re-joined the Marines in 1949 – in time for the Korean War. Became a Marine Second Lieutenant but was a Platoon Commander only for a short while as my sick wife nearly died and I had to resign to care for my family. Became a Telephone equipment engineer with AT&T in Chicago. Then was a kitchen and home remodeling designer for 22 years.   Retired at age 69 and began to research and write novels. At age 89, I’m still at it!

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Episode 10 - Ed Lavino, Author of Prevailing Westerlies

January 24, 2016

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In today's podcast, we are going to talk photography with Ed Lavino – Photographer and author of Prevailing Westerlies from Sastrugi Press a collection of black and white photos from the American West available from Amazon.com

 In the podcast, we discussed a number of photos from Ed's book.  They are shown below

 

 

Ed Lavino studied art history and photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz in the early 1980’s but has been photographing since childhood. He works with large format photography in black & white with a 5×7 view camera and has been making striking images with serious intent for over 30 years. His interpretation of landscape, still life, and portraiture speak to his profound connection to the people and places of the Mountain West.

Here are the photos we discussed:

14 – Rusted Car

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 18 – Three Canadian Dimes

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 22 – Owl Petroglyph

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33  - Danforth Gallery

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 40 – Mint Bar

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 52 – John

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 90 – Sylvan Springs

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 116 – Cave Dwelling

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 128 – Storm over Housing project

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Episode 11 - Olayinka Joseph - Author of Together Everyone Achieves More. Embracing Diversity With Attitude Modification

January 22, 2016

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Episode 11 features Olayinka Joseph, author of Together everyone achieves more. Embracing Diversity With Attitude Modification

I got to know Ola Joseph at the 35th anniversary of Sweetwater Valley Toastmasters where Ola started his Toastmasters Journey.  He was kind enough to keynote the event and gave an inspirational message that resonated with everyone.  From a poor fishing village in Africa, Ola developed mastery of five languages to become a professional public speaker.  Today he joins me on the Rick Lakin Podcast to talk about his Toastmasters journey and his newest book called

Together everyone achieves more. Embracing Diversity With Attitude Modification

coming soon on Amazon.com

 

Olayinka Joseph is the president of Riverbank & Associates, a management and professional development firm in Houston, Texas. A respected and internationally known speaker, executive speech coach, and trainer, he has helped many business leaders and organizations enhance their success through hands-on coaching and mentoring. Together Everyone Achieves More: Embracing Diversity with Attitude Modification is Ola’s thirteenth book. In addition, he has authored many magazine and newspaper articles. Ola is a United States Navy veteran and a distinguished member of Toastmasters International. He is a member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) in five languages, and he is also a Certified Proficiency Tester with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Ola is a certified trainer with the Center for Teacher Effectiveness (CTE). 

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Episode 9 - The Apes of Eden by Jon P. Gunn - Chapters 1 and 2

January 17, 2016

The Apes of Eden is available from Amazon.com as a Kindle Book and on Kindle Unlimited and in print  CreateSpace

The Apes of Eden - The Complete Saga contains almost 700 pages and is the completion of a Post-Apocalyptic Search for God by a tribe of killer apes who began their journey in the Garden of Eden.  It is written in Heroic Couplets, a form of Iambic Pentameter.

 

                                I'm kinda glad you got us in this fix--

                                you never let me do my magic tricks.

    In the year 19067, a tribe of killer apes leaves Eden on a Post-Apocalyptic Search for God. They face evil creatures from Hell and Heaven alike.  The story is told in the words of Literate Louie, the Scribe of the Tribe.

    A tribe of killer apes living an idyllic life in the Garden of Eden begins a monumental quest to search the post-apocalyptic Earth in search of God.   The Apes of Eden is written in iambic pentameter.  It is a humorous look at religion and philosophy through the eyes of an intelligent ape.

    The Apes of Eden is written in rhymed iambic pentameter thus falling into the category called heroic couplets.  Each line has 10 syllables and the pairs of lines rhyme.    

While many lines were written in 10 syllables in very early Latin, it was Geoffrey Chaucer who added the meter and originated iambic pentameter in the English Language which was further immortalized in many plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare. 

 

    Jon P. Gunn wrote The Apes of Eden over a period of many, many years beginning as a teenager. He read Spenser, Chaucer, Dante and Cervantes.   Many oddball philosophies, from solopsism to deism are explored and mocked. Allusions to a broad spectrum of myths and canons are made.

    Jon never graduated from college even though he had twice the number of hours to graduate. He was too busy reading the great works of literature to bother. He shared his work with a friend. It is that man and his friend, Rick Lakin who are bringing you Jon’s work. We think it’s very good. We hope you do too.

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Episode 8 - Bernard Gonzales - Journalism in the 21st Century

January 15, 2016

The subject is Journalism in the 21st Century and my guest is Bernard Gonzales, Journalism Professor at Southwestern College, Chula Vista

Bernard Gonzales got his Broadcasting degree at Long Beach State and recently got a Masters Degree in Digital Journalism from National University

 

Bernard over 20-year’s experience in the broadcast journalism industry as a reporter/anchor, field producer/writer. More than half my career was spent in the nations second largest media market, Los Angeles. While there I worked at KTTV, Fox 11 and KCBS, Channel 2. I have covered numerous major breaking news stories and history making events.

 

 

He began his broadcast Journalism career at the Fox Flagship station in LA rising to the position of Orange County Bureau Chief and he covered many events including the slow speed chase of OJ Simpson.

 

He then spent 5 years at the NBC affiliate in San Diego covering live events such as the fires in North County.

 

Entering the public sector, Bernard spent 7 years as the Public Information officer for the Chula Vista Police Department and as Senior Council Assistant to Mary Salas, now the mayor of Chula Vista.

 

For the past 3-years I have been an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista teaching Mass Media Communications, Public Speaking and Journalism.

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