Lessons Learned as a Professional Instructor

I have spent the better part of the last nine years as a professional, full-time instructor. I'm not a "presenter," "speaker," or “lecturer” - I am an Instructor and I take great pride in my craft. Today I'm going to share some generalities and observations I've picked up over the years.

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Justin Carroll
E020: Writing Your OWN HIstory

This week Rich and I tell you how to improve your health, lower your stress, and create your own historical record through the power of journaling! We talk about our show music, our new Instagram page, and introduce a new segment. We also divert into several long sidetracks about linguistic fossils and what the definition of “is” is. It’s a good show, folks!

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Justin Carroll
E018 - America’s Drink: Coffee!

This week on Across The Peak, Rich and I tell you a little bit about the history of coffee, the health benefits of coffee consumption, and how to make a killer cuppa Joe. We also engage in a huge digression about corporate social responsibility. Enjoy!

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Justin Carroll
No Single-Use Items: Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

In our recent travel episode, Rich and I mentioned packing light. One thing that can reduce the load you carry substantially is to pack non-single-use items, or items that can be used for multiple purposes. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is one of my all time favorite multi-use products. Let me tell you all about it.

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Justin Carroll
Disaster Apps That Will Save Your Ass

Your cellphone can do more than order up an Uber, find a Tinder date or check out how many likes the Facebook post about your corn dog has gotten. As Justin and I mentioned in episode 10, your cellphone is a piece of lifesaving equipment. It actually has the ability to save your ass, but only if you have the right apps already installed and know how to use them.

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Ralph Brown
Encrypt Your EDC Flash Drive with VeraCrypt

During our recent EDC episode, Rich and I mentioned that we both carry flash drives on our person or in our EDC bags. We briefly touched on encryption, but we didn’t really explain why it’s important or how to use it. This post will explain how to use encryption to secure the data on your EDC drive. Before that I’ll talk about my flash drive(s) and hopefully give you some ideas for how to use yours.

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Justin Carroll
Two Tools Every Kitchen Needs

After listening to our tool kit episodes, I realized that you need tools for just about everything you do. Cooking is no different, and having the right tool for the right job certainly makes things easier. Today I'm going to talk about the two most-used tools in my kitchen. These are generalists' items that everyone should have on hand.

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Justin Carroll