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Road Noise - Life one mile at a time with business owner, author, and professional artist, Michael Blackston

A life journal podcast from the viewpoint of a Christian husband, father, author, professional artist, and business owner. Topics range from opinions about every day family value issues and spirituality to helpful tactics that help make life easier and beyond. Michael is a southern story teller and cherishes the opportunity to help others through their struggles by sharing his own experiences. You're invited to come on along and join him in learning to live life one mile at a time.
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Oct 30, 2015

"If you work really hard and you're nice, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien

How can you be a better person?

This one was recorded in July of 2015 after I had just learned a couple of valuable life lessons. Also, on the day of the recording, I learned something about the condition of our society that gets under my skin. In a nutshell, I believe we should think before we act, think before we see, and think before we speak. Want more detail? Have a listen.

Oct 23, 2015
Our Family Trip To Universal Studios Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - RN 004

"I don't believe in the magic in my books, but I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." - J.K. Rowling

Is the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Studios worth it?

Our family hasn't taken many vacations, but when we do, we like to make it memorable. So when my son started begging us to take him to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, we decided it was time for a road trip. We left our 2 year old with Grandma and made this one birthday present our 11 year old son would never forget. He got his letter to Hogwarts and we were on our way. This is the recap.

Oct 16, 2015
My Great Week - RN 003

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on." - Albert Einstein

Could my week get any better?

Life is usually messy and complicated, but if you look for a cloud's silver lining, you'll find it. Every once in a while, however, a perfect storm of good stuff happens and it becomes hard to even see the clouds. That's how a particular week in April of 2015 worked out for me and I break it down right here. It may (probably will) seem like nothing to most, but it was wonderful for me and I want to share it. Hope you enjoy!

Oct 9, 2015
Forty Plus Years Of Dreaming - RN 002

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Children have big ideas of what thy want to be when they grow up - a Fireman, a Policeman, an Astronaut, a Vampire Superhero. As we grow older, those ideas take on a sharper focus and sometimes they change completely - Local volunteer fireman, FBI Task Force, NASA Engineer, Regular Superhero.

My life has been no different, but the amount of times my "wanna-be" changed, even into adulthood, might seem alarming. I wonder if your history has seen as many or more side-steps in career ideals as mine has.

This is my timeline.

Oct 2, 2015
A Healthy Lifestyle - RN 001

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn

How do you live a healthy lifestyle?

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, most of us can tell stories of a few successes and a whole lot of failures. And when you travel especially, but also even if you sit behind a desk, the workday can be stressful and cause some rather bad habits to form. And it’s not all eating and exercise either. Unhealthy practices reach into our spiritual lives as well and it can all work together to create problems that are hard to dig out from under. In this episode I talk about ways I cope with my tendency to snack while I’m out of town and I get all spiritual from a Christian standpoint about how to keep your mind in the right place. I speak a little about my past addiction to pornography and at the end of the podcast, I’ll offer a couple of ways you can reach me if you need someone to talk to about any issues you might have of your own.

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