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Big Sky Writer
The stories we tell and the stories we choose to consume impact our lives. Author Clint Morey shares stories and thoughts about storytelling.
Mar 18, 2021
Is slavery really all that bad?
*There are more than 40 million slaves in the world today. What are you doing to help them gain their freedom? RESOURCES * *“One in 200 people is a slave. Why?” The Guardian* *https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/feb/25/modern-slavery-trafficking-persons-one-in-200* *Photographer Captures Stirring Before-and-After Portraits of Former Child Laborers, Now in School* *https://www.theepochtimes.com/photographer-captures-stirring-before-and-after-portraits-of-former-child-laborers-now-in-school_3715895.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-03-11-1* *Anti-slavery International* *https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/modern-slavery/* *“The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2006-2020”* *https://conservativepartyhumanrightscommission.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CPHRC-China-Report.pdf* *Tim Tebow Foundation* *https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/anti-human-trafficking* *MY LINKS* *Website: **https://www.clintmorey.blogspot.com* * Free newsletter: **https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2*
Mar 8, 2021
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but ... well, maybe not the whole truth
When you listen to, watch, or read the news ... are you being lied to? National polls indicate a large portion of our population doesn't believe that news organizations are doing a good job. Do they have a reason to think that? ---------- *Website: **https://montanawriter.wordpress.com* *Podcast on Buzzsprout: **https://bigskywriter.buzzsprout.com* *Free newsletter: **https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2** ---------- Link to the book "Slanted" by Sharyl Attkisson. **https://www.amazon.com/Slanted-Media-Taught-Censorship-Journalism-ebook/dp/B08537FVFV** *
Dec 31, 2020
Did you remember to say thank you?
Christmas is over, but did you remember to say thank you for the gifts? Remember, it's always good to say thank you. ========== Website: https://clintmorey.blogspot.com/
Nov 25, 2020
Gimme my reparations ... now!
Reparations are talked about a lot today. But just what are reparations? Do I owe someone? Does someone owe me? ========================= My website: https://clintmorey.blogspot.com Free newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2
Oct 18, 2020
The End of the World ... or just another presidential election?
We seem to have lost the ability to talk with one another, to treat one another with civility and with respect. As for our politicians ... normally I would say they are worse than we are, but the fact is ... the American public today is far worse than our politicians. That's saying a lot and it's not good news for our society. ========================= Product Review: Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner. ========================= My website: https://clintmorey.blogspot.com Free newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2
Jul 22, 2020
If it saves just one!
Politicians have given us our marching orders. Think of what good we could do if we simply followed their commands. The world would be a better place ... wouldn't it? Consider how life would be better if we applied the phrase "If it saves just one" to our society? Website: https://montanawriter.wordpress.com Twitter: @clint_morey Free newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2 If you want to read the book reviewed in this episode, order Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. NOTE: I am an Amazon Associate.
Jul 9, 2020
Cool or Creepy?
Technology is helping us fight the spread of the coronavirus, but does some of that technology come at too high a price?
Jun 22, 2020
Four Life Jackets and One Sinking Ship
Four men have to make a life-changing decision in a time of war. Website: https://montanawriter.wordpress.com Free newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/ybqykme2 ========================================================= *SHOW NOTES* “The Four Chaplains: Sacrifice at Sea” a documentary film available for free if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. https://amzn.to/3hESdEH “The saga of the four chaplains” The U.S. Army https://www.army.mil/article/232301/the_saga_of_the_four_chaplains “No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II” by Dan Kurzman https://amzn.to/30OiGdf “German submarine U-223” Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-223 “The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz” by Jack Fairweather https://amzn.to/30OuhsJ NOTE: I am an Amazon Associate.
May 15, 2020
Bayonets are made for killing
*You can read the story of William Rotch in a book he wrote a number of years after the Revolutionary War. It’s available free online.* *https://archive.org/details/memorandumwritte00rotch/page/n10/mode/2up* Visit my website: *https://montanawriter.wordpress.com* Sign up for my FREE Newsletter* *
Apr 26, 2020
The Day the Cops Quit
The world had just come out of a war that killed tens of millions of people. The nation was reeling from a pandemic that killed over 675,000 Americans. People were worried about the spread of communism. And then ... the police officers in Boston decided to go on strike.
Apr 14, 2020
Teach what you're told ... or else!
Teaching is a great profession. It gives you the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of your students. But what if you're told to teach what you believe is false ... even harmful? It can be a challenging question to answer.
Apr 7, 2020
Are you non-essential?
The State of Montana has decided that I am non-essential. That doesn’t sound like a positive thing. Did I do something wrong? Did I offend someone? Does it mean I have no worth? Website: https://www.montanawriter.wordpress.com
Mar 9, 2020
The driver in front of me was an idiot!
We live in a divisive world today. Anger seems to fly at us from every direction. While we may not be able to change the attitudes of others, we can control ourselves. Website YouTube Channel
Feb 29, 2020
Me, Me, Me
What's life all about? Could it really be just about me?
Jan 16, 2020
REVIEW Defying Hitler
What is it like to live in a society that embraces evil? Sebastian Haffner shares his experiences of living in Germany as the Nazis rose to power. It's a book worth reading! My website: www.clintmorey.com
Dec 17, 2019
May I Borrow Your Pee? Please.
I have to admit, my first day in the Army did not go quite the way I expected. But still ... there were lessons to be learned.
Dec 13, 2019
Bell Bottoms? You can't be serious.
Once upon a time, long, long ago there was this thing called ... the Draft. Civilian Clint Morey shares how he dealt with the draft and how he carefully picked the branch of the military he would serve in.
Dec 11, 2019
REVIEW The Girl with Seven Names
The thrilling story of a young woman's attempt to escape from North Korea with her family. Order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Pc5EzN Visit my website: https://www.clintmorey.com NOTE: I am an Amazon affiliate.
Dec 11, 2019
Baby Boomers Wanted
We were young and strong and there was this Vietnam war thing on the other side of the planet and our country needed soldiers. Lots and lots of soldiers. The politicians looked around and there we were -- the baby boomers. Website: https://www.clintmorey.com
Oct 7, 2019
Don't Play With Things That Go Boom
*Don't Play With Things That Go Boom* Lessons from my days in olive drab Lessons one baby boomer learned when he went to war. Website: https://www.clintmorey.com
Aug 31, 2019
Buttons and Shoelaces
My grandmother had to be very thrifty in order to make ends meet. Even things as little as buttons and shoelaces were important in daily life and, therefore, they needed to be cared for.
Jul 29, 2019
The Ballad of the Cookie Jar
The cookies smelled so good! Sure, Dad said not to touch them, and they were placed in a cookie jar, but they were freshly baked and they were chocolate chip cookies. And they smelled so good! And ... oh, yeah ... Dad left the house for awhile, leaving two boys alone with a cookie jar full of cookies. What do you think happened?
Jul 12, 2019
Tennis in Phnom Penh
As we look around at our world, sometimes it appears everything is falling apart. The geo-political issues that threaten us, the environmental issues, our culture ... everything seems broken. But what can be done? The issues are so big. Perhaps if we ignore them, they will go away. Then again ... maybe they won't. https://www.clintmorey.com/podcast.html
Jun 10, 2019
"America is a melting pot." It's an outdated story ... but maybe we got rid of it too soon. Perhaps we should reconsider the concept. Is a "melting pot" a good thing for society?
May 31, 2019
Who wants a friend like that?
Friendship is much more than getting likes and follows. Clint shares an experience from his life that gave him a glimpse of one aspect of friendship. *RESOURCES* When I Fall in Love by Clint Morey You Have a Brain by Dr. Ben Carson, M.D. NOTE: I am an Amazon Associate.
May 8, 2019
I've Got a Pretty Box of Medals. Do you?
Have you collected a bunch of medals during your life? Do you display them? Do you think about them? When you wrap up your life, what happens to those medals?
Apr 27, 2019
Two Women - and one very big problem
We go back into the past to look at two women who had a difficult decision to make so that we can learn how to face similar problems.
Apr 20, 2019
Sometimes it's better to forget!
Apr 1, 2019
It was a terrible, awful day
Sometimes things go bad and you think they can't get any worse. And then they get worse. Check out my WEBSITE and sign up for my FREE NEWSLETTER.
Mar 25, 2019
It Kinda Sorta Said
So much of what we "know" of the world around us comes through the internet. But can the internet be trusted? Is it fake news? Or is it objective truth? How can we tell the difference? After listening to the podcast, check out the EPISODE NOTES on my website. I would love to have you visit my WEBSITE. Sign up for my FREE NEWSLETTER.
Mar 12, 2019
It Ain't Fair! Me and Tom Hanks
Income inequality is a terrible problem in today's world! Fortunately, I have a solution.
Mar 9, 2019
Everybody Does It - so it must be okay
Think of how many things you do because others do those things. Even if you think it's not quite right, you go ahead and do it because "everybody does it."
Mar 3, 2019
Ain't got the Faith
What do you do when people say you must believe something you don't think is true?
Mar 3, 2019
It Ain't Fair! Me & the NBA
The fight for fairness and equality is never ending. Are we willing to wade into the battle wherever we find discrimination? Or are we afraid of what others might say?
Mar 1, 2019
My First Kiss
Author Clint Morey shares how the storytellers of his day gave him the information he needed, so he would know when he should kiss the beautiful girl who would become his wife. https://www.clintmorey.com/podcast.html