A podcast from the Florida Keys hosted by a bartender, Jim Horan. Self reflection can happen in strange places why not a Bar. The content is explicit. We publish from 2-4 episodes a week.
Jim finds himself thinking he is in a rut, ruminating on stagnation and possible depression. The best thing he can imagine is at the core of his belief, that hope and motivation come from within. These thoughts drive out the other thoughts. Thank you listeners, please be kind to yourselves and be your own cheerleader.…
Abby and Jim go to a restaurant in Islamorada, FL. The bartender is a competent young fellow who gets to talking to Jim about training an experienced (older) and how difficult it can be. It is tough to train a new employee who think they are in no need of supervision or instruction. You know what is worlds better than a highly skilled and experienc…
Jim recounts his history of relationship development over his life. The journey was circuitous to the present. Ultimately it was a desire for a romantic connection. *Listener note Don Knotts was an actor whose characters displayed very little romantic relational skills.
A trip to the beach in Marathon causes Jim to ponder the the reliability of fast impressions. Real reasons for why people act are hidden to us so why attribute blame. We have more important issues in our life.
Its the end of Lobster Mini Season in the Florida Keys but the season for scammers is always going strong. Jim gives a summary of more recent scamming techniques of the 21st century. We end with a retelling of a new texting to the wrong number scam. Jim has fun with a scammer who texts him about a "Golf Course BBQ Party"…
Its Lobster Mini-season in Florida. Jim recognizes his competitive nature distracts him from any task at hand. Realizing that he does not have to be the best in some fields of endeavors gives him an opportunity to grow.
Jim has a junk food problem. He loves to eat the things that are unhealthy, duh. This descends into a conversation about how immediate gratification and long-term goals are in opposition many times.
Jim attempts to acquire audio editing skills reaffirming the adage about old dogs. After renewing his license in about 12 minutes at the local DMV.......jealous...... his license photo becomes another reminder of the universality of aging.
A rumination on the summer heat brings Jim to discuss technological change. The progression of discovery, introduction, and widespread use is similar in most forms of the inventions that have changed the way we live. The only thing we can take for granted is change will occur and in many cases it will be positive. Don't fear the change.…
Jim finds it difficult to mask his feelings with end of the day patrons. Old ways of dealing with work are changing, and that has accelerated over the past few years. We end with the a call to feel extraordinary.
Abby and Jim avoid being run over by an aggressive Pick-up driver. Weird sh*t happens at night everywhere. Knowing the difference between a want and a need can help you through economic insecurity. Want to motivate, support, or console yourself try talking to yourself using "you" instead of "I".
Fourth of July maybe Jim's favorite holiday. It has the perfect mix of dehydration and minimally safe pyrotechnical displays. A party host inadvertently makes Jim unsure of his podcasting skills. A look at the "Sangria Method" to diffuse awkward situations. Jim talks about his awareness of his social skills or lack of skills. Everything you do actu…
The Fourth of July brings the whole of South Florida to the Keys. Jim ruminates about a story told to him by his sister of which he has no recollection. the fact he was very young does not stop him from comparing it to later in life blackouts. It is a strange thing to get second hand reports of interesting or significant events.…
Staying positive is a job Jim has a habit. When he is asked for an opinion he takes a more serious approach than the asker had. There are things to consider
The problem with charter schools in the Keys. A tv show gets lazy with geography, like mentioning a beach in Key Largo. How much content is needed for all the Cable, Satellite, and Streaming Channels. Can it all be good.
Why not combine some National Holidays? We did it with Presidents Day. We talk about changes in the Keys over the years. A bad idea from Jim gives him a different perspective into the development of sexuality.
Abby goes to her last Radiation Therapy treatment. Both Abby and Jim immediately feel a lessening of anxiety and stress. Now Jim can return to discussing communication mix-ups with Abby. What is an Oriental Message? Did you mean massage or am I going to have to learn Vietnamese?
Retail, brick and mortar style, is not doing well. That is for the foreseeable future. There things that Keys residents still need to shop for on the mainland.
What ignites Jim's creative side? It may be an early morning drive in Miami. We still are working on a new Podcast for the Florida Keys and those interested in the Keys. Either way you can still continue to hear new content here.
Jim is frequently interrupted while trying to explain his inability to focus and stay on topic. The gang from the Catch have a birthday party for one of the owners.
A shed poses as affordable housing. Jim goes to an estate sale at his former residence. A man resorts to metaphor to describe a past humiliation. We close with not projecting into the future or another's mindset.
A tropical depression hits the Florida Keys. Abby and Jim travel to Miami for Abby's radiation therapy. What kind of parent is God? An attentive hands on parent or the kind that gets the ball rolling and then lets go.
An anonymous donor leaves a gift for the Catch Restaurant. Strange as it seems it was not as shocking to the staff a you may expect. Begs the question who and why would someone do that.
Jim experiences a less than busy Memorial Day Weekend. Several speculations addressing the volume defecit are proposed. Sometimes a person will come into the bar to share their trauma with you. Sometimes all you need to do is listen.
How do we value things? Do we over value the wrong things? People have been undervalued.