Getting my children active

One of the hardest things as a parent is to keep your children involved in life and sports. Now days most children are content with playing their tablets or computers. It used to be TV and Console games the era of the kids riding bakes is almost done.

I was really worried about this as a parent . So about three years ago I leaped at a chance to enroll my children in Jiu-Jitsu. At the time I was not really sure about this choice and I was doing it a bit reserved. Now three years later a lot has changed. Now I have two sons who so fully enjoy the sport and a daughter who is doing to be able to protect herself. My boys are to the point that both of them are going into statewide competitions. My oldest is spending about 10 hours a week in training.

I was looking at other parents and what they do with their children. For an example on this past Saturday all three of my children were up and moving at 8, then on the mats at 9 am having a lesson. Which was followed by 2.5 hours on the open mats. Open mats are a chance to roll with others and put all your lessons to work to gauge where you need to learn more. Then on top of that one of the most amazing things I have seen is the adults who are also on the mats having a roll like to assist youth and give them tips. The Jiu-Jitsu community is really unique in sports because of this.

Then we have a break on Sundays where we just enjoy our family time because Monday and Thursdays are very long days for my old who does three hours each day. Then Friday is another hour. Then it is back to Saturday..

But what I see around where I live kids sleeping in until 10 or later. But my children are becoming involved in a sport that they love and which will serve them as adults. What more could we really want as parents. Healthy children and one that enjoy life. So yeah Saturdays are the greatest days.

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Getting back into the swing of things

Well, it is so much fun sitting behind a microphone once again. Something that is not been lost over the many years spent away from it. Though it is taking time to get back into the swing of things. Though sadly I am not able to use my everyday voice. I am still going back to the old radio voice as I am in a comfort zone with it. I spent hours today trying to find a sweet spot where I could use my everyday voice. But it never sounded right, so until I can feel strong as well as confident in using my normal voice. People are just going to have to put up with it.

Did not think I could be so busy trying to get this all up and running. Putting the first chapter of my up and coming second book on Patreon to writing out ideas for the shows. Even planing out the blog posts has wiped me out of energy. I need to get into writing more and finishing off the editing of the book. Choices also have a couple of chapters I need to rewrite as I am not happy about them.

I have learned to find new respect for authors and what effort they go through to port out a piece of fiction. Story lines, Character paths, and even an ending that makes sense. Just when you think you have it all figured out and even after you write it. You might not like it and then you edit and edit until you do. That is where I am with a couple of books hoping that I might find a solution for something I really don’t like in a book.

hmm back to work again, eek….lol

BTW there are a long list of podcasts up on my site

Podcasting

Well I never thought I would be doing some form of broadcasting again. I love the medium there is just something to me that is magical. A place where you can talk to an audience of certain subjects that you find important. I love that you and store up the casts and schedule them to be out at a later date when giving you a chance to other things. As building the podcast I have been noticing that I desire a more professional output of the tracks. Though at this time I am not going to be investing $$ into something that is not returning the investment. I already do that with this blog and the Human-Roadshow.

Patreon so far is a joy to work with. At first I was a bit scared in setting it as there is so much to do it get it all done. Lucky for me their interface is a real joy to use. I have looked at others but keep coming back to Patreon. There are going to be a few changes with the blog and the content that is being created. So please keep tuning in as I will be trying to post twice a week if not more. I will also be setting up a schedule of what is being posted on various platforms for everyone to see.

Did you know that this week I have been creating content on my podcasts almost everyday. I have even put the first chapter of my new book up 3 days ahead of schedule. Worked on the Human-Roadshow site as well. I am even working on the Twitch account to get that up and running. In the next podcast I will be talking about making gold inside of Guildwars 2 which can be a bit of a struggle unless you know how to play the Auction house game. Which for me is not something I can get my head around. But I have a few tips that will help new users and help those who are already in the game to earn a few gold coins.

Then I am working on a show about giving you the Transcommunity the power to stand your ground in a discussion. Now I am not saying that you can win the discussion but you can avoid sounding like the idiot in it.

I am working on my Twitch account to play a game with my children for the first show being Quake Arena and toss my kiddos in to the fun of that old game. I will give you information on that in the coming days.

Here on the blog well I am going to be posting such topics as….Well you are just going to have to keep and eye on the blog…I cannot give it all away.

Until we talk next time, have a wonderful day.

In shocking news…

Really I don’t think it is all that shocking. Here recently in the US, ANOTHER transwoman was killed. What makes this one so shocking is a number of reasons. So lets sit down and review them.

First, this young woman was attacked by a MOB! She then did what was right after spending time in the Hospital (where she could not afford the health care). She made a report to the police. Only weeks later to be found DEAD. The police at the time of the murder said we will look into the two being linked. Yeah she was Black and Trans nothing was going to be done, i.e. the cold hard truth.

Second, here a few days ago the same police said that they don’t believe that they were linked. Wait so you by that statement have ended the review and looking into her bashing? Or by what you are saying her death that even blind Freddy could see the two were linked. Was not worth your time? Was it because she was Black or was it because she was Trans or was it both?

Third, in the US in the last few months they have been trying to use and abuse women’s bodies with challenges to the Roe vs. Wade. Which in case you did not know is about abortion. How are these two things linked. Well in the issue of these cases they are saying that life begins at heart beat and we must save that life. The hypocrisy of the religious right is really pissing me off. It is even starting to pour out here in Australia with the little snowflakes wanting religious protections. Well, blow me down for years the religious right has attacked the LGBT communities around the globe. But now that a younger generation is growing up and saying WTF you guys are doing? You little snowflakes want protections. This is really all a bit rich. 99% of these people screaming for this are well off, older 50+, supporters of the right side of politics and don’t care really about what they are doing to this world. Think about it…

In fact the above two issues are a bit in the face. But the half of society that is sick of this shit is not speaking up. Then here a couple of days ago a song was sung on The Voice here in Australia. While I love this song for its brutal truth. I think it was lost on those who were listening. The song was Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine. While I must say the guy killed it, people just don’t really understand the truth of the lyrics even though they are so very simple. Take the time and listen to both versions. First I will give you the one from The Voice Australia (the guys got balls).

Ignore the overpaid judges who most have never really had the struggle of life. Respect for the hard knocks that Boy George has endured.

Next just so you can hear why what this guy did is so important but sad that so many did not understand what was being sung. I am going to give you a chance to listen to the whole song. Thank you Rage against the machine for saying what needs to be said.

If you are missing the point of the video. You need to get out and see what is going on.

Fourth, I want you to listen to this over privileged white religious woman. Who as a snowflake had to ask about religious freedoms. Then link the Liberal government who just won to saying prayers and fasting did it for them.

So now you are asking where is my point in all this. Well is it very simple I loathe these drop kicks of humanity who out one side of their mouths say one thing for example Abortion is wrong and we need to care about that life. While their actions over the years say something completely different. Where was the protect for the 18 transwomen in the US that were killed in 2018? Where was the protection for the 5 who were killed in the US so far in 2019? Where is the caring about the school shootings in the US and hundreds of children have been killed? Which I saw a post on someones Facebook from the US saying our thoughts and prayers are with New Zealand after a Mosque was attacked and people were killed, how fucking rich of an American to say that. So where have your prayers taken you? New Zealanders did not rest on Prayers they got off their asses and banned the fucking weapons of war to the general public. Same damn thing Australia did after we lost lives to a monster. But the gun toting America continues to think that guns is the way to save lives as more and more die. Where did your religious freedom take you?

I think I echo so many in the world who are saying enough is enough. I wish for once that these snowflakes who are demanding religious freedoms would do something to save lives. Would do something to make the world a better place without creating MORE hatred. Would hold the police accountable for all the uncalled for shootings and profiling that they are doing. Would care about all the children that the governments are putting into concentration camps (Yeah, that one might be a hard one to swallow on your knees as you do nothing). I am sick of seeing the trans community with a target on our back because you are scared of us being treated equally (the bathroom bullshit). I am tired of seeing all the school shootings in the US as you sit and pray for the loss of life but yet you do NOTHING! I am tried of worrying that my Daughters need to learn about self protection because the police that are being hired are substandard gun toting sociopaths or they are a dollar short of doing their jobs. I am concerned that here in Australia we are seeing more of an influx of America ideologies. Australia does not need to be a little America, it really is time for Australia to tell the US to piss off and start thinking on its own again. This does not mean we shut the doors on our allies. Blows my mind in the last 10 years this is getting out of control. So who’s fault is it?

Well look in the mirror! Then ask yourself do you want more religious freedoms? Do you think that what is going on in America is going to be fixed with thoughts and prayers? Do you think an Elections was won because you fasted and prayed? (I am sorry but that shit is fucked, it has not saved hundreds of children’s lives, so you think it got someone elected?). If you think that because a person is not white they are not as good as you? If you think that it is okay to be white is a good thing to say. Then if that was not enough, if you think that climate change does not impact you. Then YES you are the problem and no amount of religious freedom is going to fix a thing. Shit this stuff is getting old and I am tried of all these snowflakes who seem to come from 2 generations (Baby Boomers and the Flower children (who turned out to do anything but love and peace)). To be honest I think when these two groups die off the world might be in a better place (with a few exceptions there have been some of both of those generations who are good salt). But then we have Gen X who talked a lot of shit and still do nothing followed by Gen Y who are not doing much as well. I hope the generation that is in their 10-20’s can fix this shit or we (mostly they) are fucked. That scares me and I worry about my children.

Well I know I had a bit of a rant there but holy shit this stuff is getting old and someone needs to tell the cold hard truth.

Changes had to be made.

Well now for years I have been funding this site all on my own and trying to find ways to employ myself. It has gotten to a full time job writing and ghost writing and public speaking and blogging and now adding a podcast to the mix. There is a lot of money going out and not much coming back in so after talking to a few people smarter than myself they suggested I start to Monetize my approach in social media.
There was an attempt to create something about a year ago and that did not really pan out as there is no money for social enterprises that don’t make money in the first place and were not designed to. Even getting grants was a nightmare.

So here is what is taking place….
As of Today Sunday the 27th my Patreon site has gone live.

So what does this mean for the blog. Well I am going to be adding new content as well as updating a few things for the blog. There will be blog only content that cannot be found on my podcast which can be found on…. (This list is huge)

Apple’s Podcasts
Hey Siri, Play the podcast Ally’s Shadow
or
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/allys-shadow/id1465011718?uo=4

Anchor
https://anchor.fm/aleana-robins

Google
https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iODU2NjE4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/show/1WeqoZWzsA7KAxPze7g56W

Breaker
https://www.breaker.audio/allys-shadow

Pocket Casts
https://pca.st/U4j3

Radiopublic
https://radiopublic.com/allys-shadow-GKADP7

Stitcher
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/allys-shadow

But in saying that there will be content that is only on this blog. I am also going to be adding content on the Podcast that will not be on here. I also understand that the content is free for anyone to read or listen to. So your question might be, Why should I? Well it is very simple I want to be a part of the productive society. If I am not able to find stable employment I am going to make it. I kindly ask that you take a look at the sponsor fees I am asking for. If you would like to continue to enjoy my efforts please spare a dime or two as that will help keep the lights on. I have also chosen to change the way I am publishing as finding a publisher who will work with me has been less that enjoyable. (I do have a keyboard face after dealing with a few of them.)

My site called Human-Roadshow as I have said in the past post will be where I will be publishing my written work. If you have some spare time hope on over and have a look.

I am also pointing out that a lot of this is in the construction stages and it will take time to iron out a few bumps. With your support I think you are going to enjoy where this road is taking us. It will be my pleasure once again to have you along for the journey. Until we speak again, thank you.


Time to expand

We all should know that the only thing in life that is constant is change. I love this blog and sometimes I find it very hard to write. Even my dyslexia can play issues and I get very upset about not being able to explain in written form. So, I have started a PODCAST. I have just finished the about me part and will be talking about several issues from being Trans to being an avid computer gamer. There will be some very deep and meaningful conversations. Some will be hard to address as it is hard to hear. But in the end this is my life my journey. I hope that if you are bored have some time to relax and join me on my journey.
You can find me on Anchor at (https://anchor.fm/aleana-robins/episodes/About-me-e43k0m#=) remove the ( and ) to copy the link if the embed link is not working.