Episode #9: Kurt Holmgren-“Feels Like Home”

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Tyler and Mike call in an old friend from a far off and distant land.  Kurt Holmgren sits down with the guys, joining the podcast from the Republic of Georgia.  Kurt reminisces with Tyler about the good old punk rock days and discusses the influence that his parents have had throughout his life.  Other topics the guys kick around include:

  • Fatherhood
  • The things we tell ourselves
  • Friendship
  • Faith
  • Family life overseas

Show Notes

Who said it…

  • “As I’ve gotten older—I would say starting in my mid-to-late 20s—I could not help but notice the effect on people of the stories they told about themselves. If you listen to people, if you just sit and listen, you’ll find that there are patterns in the way they talk about themselves.
    There’s the kind of person who is always the victim in any story that they tell. Always on the receiving end of some injustice. There’s the person who’s always kind of the hero of every story they tell. There’s the smart person; they delivered the clever put down there.
    There are lots of versions of this, and you’ve got to be very careful about how you tell these stories because it starts to become you. You are—in the way you craft your narrative—kind of crafting your character. And so I did at some point decide, “I am going to adopt self-consciously as my narrative, that I’m the happiest person anybody knows.” And it is amazing how happy-inducing it is.” -Michael Lewis
  • “I personally struggle with much of what I have shared in this book.  But the struggle is worthwhile and fulfilling.  It gives meaning to my life and enables me to love, to serve, and to try again.  Again, T.S. Eliot expresses so beautifully my own personal discovery and conviction: ‘We must not cease from exploration.  And the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.'” -Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People