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Wednesday Wisdoms 29

Can you cite a statistic because you meme so much I can’t tell if you’re faking. ~ Dr. Z

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Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: clear air, clean water, clean earth 2-3

Human Algorithm 04: Felix Vermette: clear air, clean water, clean earth 2-3

Who do you know who is trying to makes electricity from water with zero emissions? Meet Felix Vermette

Being shot at during the Vietnam War, working at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), and serving in multiple posts with the State Department served as the basis for Felix to sit down one day to work on the most important problem of his life. This led to the creation of Culberson Power LLC to work towards Felix’s goal of “clear air, clean water, clean earth.”

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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14 Coming Soon … People Behind the PhDs … How do you parlez-vous?

14 Coming Soon … People Behind the PhDs … How do you parlez-vous?

Science is driven by people, which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews people who have PhDs about their journey to earning PhDs, and motivation behind their scientific and social research. 

Click here to Add to your calendar — People behind the PhDs Episode 14: Katie Angus — Thanksgiving Break. Language acquisition works

Tucson, Arizona, USA — August 12, 2019 — Dr. Z Productions announces the launch of 16 episodes  of “People Behind the PhDs,” Season 1, First Semester running from Monday, August 26, 2019 through Friday, December 13, 2019 on DR-Z.net. People Behind the PhDs is one of Dr. Z’s flagship shows by Dr. Z’s Productions and Podcasts (Zachary S. Brooks, PhD). Inspired to share the inspirational and consequential stories of the people behind the science, Zachary S. Brooks has interviewed psychologists, applied linguists, a data scientist, a meteorologist, an industrial designer, a marketing professor, a Twitter activist, and an artist to create Season 1, First Semester of People Behind the PhDs.

The interviewees’ institutions are as diverse as their interests. They come from the University of Arizona, University of Rochester, Princeton University, University of New Mexico, Texas Christian University, Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alabama, University of Southern Indiana, Ocean University (China), University of Oregon, University College London, University of California San Diego, Duke University, the University of Michigan, and  at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the University of Southern Mississippi, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oxford University. 

People Behind the PhD — Season 1, First Semester Release Schedule 2019

Episode (scroll right for full schedule and click to add to calendar)MondaysPodcastThursdaysFridays
First week, anxiety, excitement, concussion08/26/19PBP01Ezra_Smith1-308/29/19PBP01Ezra_Smith2-308/30/19PBP01Ezra_Smith3-3
Where's the classroom? What's assessment?09/02/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut1-309/05/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut2-309/06/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut3-3
Is this it? My right to consume.09/09/19PBP03Tony _Stovall1-309/12/19PBP03Tony _Stovall2-309/13/19PBP03Tony _Stovall3-3
This is esay. Word combinations09/16/19PBP04Ting_Qian1-309/19/19PBP04Ting_Qian2-309/20/19PBP04Ting_Qian3-3
Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation09/23/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti1-309/26/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti2-309/27/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti3-3
Should I translanguage, I'm not sure about education?09/30/19PBP06Steve_Przymus1-310/03/19PBP06Steve_Przymus2-310/04/19PBP06Steve_Przymus3-3
Uh oh, I'm in trouble. What's my agency?10/07/19PBP07Peta_Long1-310/10/19PBP07Peta_Long2-310/11/19PBP07Peta_Long3-3
The clouds are forming. Lighting strikes.10/14/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda1-310/17/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda2-310/18/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda3-3
Homecoming football game and tailgating10/21/19PBP09Robert_Poole1-310/24/19PBP09Robert_Poole2-310/25/19PBP09Robert_Poole3-3
Halloween week, look at the stars10/28/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman1-310/31/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman2-311/01/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman3-3
The lights go out, contrast agent, I can almost see …11/04/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei1-311/07/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei2-311/08/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei3-3
Acceptance of reality … English for academic purposes11/11/19PBP12Michael_Sayle1-311/14/19PBP12Michael_Sayle2-311/15/19PBP12Michael_Sayle3-3
Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won't stop11/18/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar1-311/21/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar2-311/22/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar3-3
Thanksgiving Break. Language acquisition works11/25/19PBP14Katie_Angus1-311/28/19PBP14Katie_Angus2-311/29/19PBP14Katie_Angus3-3
Collective psychologies, my life in design12/02/19PBP15Mark_Whiting1-312/05/19PBP15Mark_Whiting2-312/06/19PBP15Mark_Whiting3-3
Try-cultural, inside a clinc, release12/09/19PBP16Emily_Connally1-312/12/19PBP16Emily_Connally2-312/13/19PBP16Emily_Connally3-3

About Dr. Z and Dr. Z Podcasts

Thanks for visiting Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Click on and download to one of my eight podcast programs. Feel free to leave any comments and contact me directly at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Z@DR-Z.net. Your can follow my research at ResearchGate.

I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life. The reason I produce and publish podcasts is to connect people to the consequential stories for life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Listen to my podcast programs:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

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13 Coming Soon … People Behind the PhDs … How to see altered states?

13 Coming Soon … People Behind the PhDs … How to see altered states?

Science is driven by people, which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews people who have PhDs about their journey to earning PhDs, and motivation behind their scientific and social research. 

Click here to Add to your calendar — People behind the PhDs Episode 13: Tarik S. Bel-Bahar — Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop

Tucson, Arizona, USA — August 12, 2019 — Dr. Z Productions announces the launch of 16 episodes  of “People Behind the PhDs,” Season 1, First Semester running from Monday, August 26, 2019 through Friday, December 13, 2019 on DR-Z.net. People Behind the PhDs is one of Dr. Z’s flagship shows by Dr. Z’s Productions and Podcasts (Zachary S. Brooks, PhD). Inspired to share the inspirational and consequential stories of the people behind the science, Zachary S. Brooks has interviewed psychologists, applied linguists, a data scientist, a meteorologist, an industrial designer, a marketing professor, a Twitter activist, and an artist to create Season 1, First Semester of People Behind the PhDs.

The interviewees’ institutions are as diverse as their interests. They come from the University of Arizona, University of Rochester, Princeton University, University of New Mexico, Texas Christian University, Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alabama, University of Southern Indiana, Ocean University (China), University of Oregon, University College London, University of California San Diego, Duke University, the University of Michigan, and  at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the University of Southern Mississippi, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oxford University. 

People Behind the PhD — Season 1, First Semester Release Schedule 2019

Episode (scroll right for full schedule and click to add to calendar)MondaysPodcastThursdaysFridays
First week, anxiety, excitement, concussion08/26/19PBP01Ezra_Smith1-308/29/19PBP01Ezra_Smith2-308/30/19PBP01Ezra_Smith3-3
Where's the classroom? What's assessment?09/02/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut1-309/05/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut2-309/06/19PBP02Rachel_Kraut3-3
Is this it? My right to consume.09/09/19PBP03Tony _Stovall1-309/12/19PBP03Tony _Stovall2-309/13/19PBP03Tony _Stovall3-3
This is esay. Word combinations09/16/19PBP04Ting_Qian1-309/19/19PBP04Ting_Qian2-309/20/19PBP04Ting_Qian3-3
Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation09/23/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti1-309/26/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti2-309/27/19PBP05Jay_Sanguinetti3-3
Should I translanguage, I'm not sure about education?09/30/19PBP06Steve_Przymus1-310/03/19PBP06Steve_Przymus2-310/04/19PBP06Steve_Przymus3-3
Uh oh, I'm in trouble. What's my agency?10/07/19PBP07Peta_Long1-310/10/19PBP07Peta_Long2-310/11/19PBP07Peta_Long3-3
The clouds are forming. Lighting strikes.10/14/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda1-310/17/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda2-310/18/19PBP08Stephen_Bieda3-3
Homecoming football game and tailgating10/21/19PBP09Robert_Poole1-310/24/19PBP09Robert_Poole2-310/25/19PBP09Robert_Poole3-3
Halloween week, look at the stars10/28/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman1-310/31/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman2-311/01/19PBP10 Jenna_Kloosterman3-3
The lights go out, contrast agent, I can almost see …11/04/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei1-311/07/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei2-311/08/19PBP11Iman_Daryaei3-3
Acceptance of reality … English for academic purposes11/11/19PBP12Michael_Sayle1-311/14/19PBP12Michael_Sayle2-311/15/19PBP12Michael_Sayle3-3
Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won't stop11/18/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar1-311/21/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar2-311/22/19PBP13Tarik_S_Bel-Bahar3-3
Thanksgiving Break. Language acquisition works11/25/19PBP14Katie_Angus1-311/28/19PBP14Katie_Angus2-311/29/19PBP14Katie_Angus3-3
Collective psychologies, my life in design12/02/19PBP15Mark_Whiting1-312/05/19PBP15Mark_Whiting2-312/06/19PBP15Mark_Whiting3-3
Try-cultural, inside a clinc, release12/09/19PBP16Emily_Connally1-312/12/19PBP16Emily_Connally2-312/13/19PBP16Emily_Connally3-3

About Dr. Z and Dr. Z Podcasts

Thanks for visiting Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Click on and download to one of my eight podcast programs. Feel free to leave any comments and contact me directly at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Z@DR-Z.net. Your can follow my research at ResearchGate.

I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life. The reason I produce and publish podcasts is to connect people to the consequential stories for life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

 

Listen to my podcast programs:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

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The Daily Decision-19-Empathy gap

The Daily Decision-19-Empathy gap

Hello Hello This is Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, with The Daily Decision

because you want to make better decisions.

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Organ Oracles 13: Dean Arnolds, Transplant Athlete (South African) 2-3 (inleiding in Afrikaans )

Season 1 Organ Oracles

Organ Oracles 13: Dean Arnolds, Transplant Athlete (South African) 2-3 (inleiding in Afrikaans Afrikaans )

What’s the greatest hamburger in the world? For a 16-year Dean Arnolds it was a McDonald’s hamburger alone in his hospital room two days after receiving a life-saving transplant. Born with a bladder valve malfunction, Dean was first admitted to the hospital when he was eight months old and while growing up he became accustomed shuttling back and forth between his home, school, and hospitals in Port Elizabeth, South Africa while his four brothers and sisters and parents watched in bewilderment.  Still he dreamed of being a cricketer and he would get his chance soon after enjoying the best hamburger of his life.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Organ Oracles 12: Erika Kaiser, Transplant Athlete (Mexico) 3-3 in English y español

Organ Oracles 12: Erika Kaiser, Transplant Athlete (Mexico) 3-3

With a professional dancer for a mother and a professional musician for a father, at an early age Erika learned the importance of dedication and training to always be in front of people. Her preparation paid off as she because a famous Mexican television host but one day during her daily exercise, she developed a pain in her leg that she didn’t recognize. Soon she was diagnosed with Lupus and needed a transplant. Her lifetime of preparation told her what to do next: Save her own life by launching a GoFundMe page.

Con una bailarina profesional para una madre y un músico profesional para un padre, a temprana edad, Erika aprendió la importancia de la dedicación y la capacitación para estar siempre delante de las personas. Su preparación dio sus frutos como una famosa presentadora de televisión mexicana, pero un día, durante su ejercicio diario, desarrolló un dolor en la pierna que no reconoció. Pronto le diagnosticaron Lupus y necesitaba un trasplante. Su vida de preparación le dijo qué hacer a continuación: salva su propia vida al lanzar una página de GoFundMe.

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To learn more about Erika …

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#ErikaQuiereVivir

 

Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 03 – gift of life and gratefulness

Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 03 – gift of life and gratefulness

Day three. It was my first day waking up in a time zone eight hours ahead of my previous time zone (Arizona). For anyone who has traveled, the first day waking up is when jet lag hits the hardest. Fortunately, I had pushed through the day before to exhaust my body in order to get a full night’s rest. My goal for day three was to find a bicycle mechanic to make fine-tuned adjustments to my bike. Like all great adventures, my goal did not succeed. In fact, I can verifiably say that I rode in circles for 90 minutes covering 18 kilometers. Although I found the mechanic’s, they wanted to charge 25 pounds for their “bronze service” to turn a wrench on my bike a few times. It seemed like overkill so I turned around to find my way back getting stuck in loops of roundabouts as an American who isn’t quite used to roundabouts would and who barely knows the streets and who is trying to navigate the streets while listening to a GPS voice that itself is trying to catch up with the curves in the road. It was a blast.

 

Backyard Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

Bike paths, Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

Neighborhood Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

English countryside Newcastle

 

After an afternoon nap, I was able to go to a local gym and take a spinning class (I teach a spinning class in Arizona so it was fun to compare notes), then do some core and weights, followed by a swim. The ride to the gym was also scenic.

Ride to the gym Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

But the sunset after the workout was even better.

Sunset in Newcastle 7 August 2019

 

Enjoy today’s podcast (see link) above and consider giving the gift of life where you live by becoming a donor, getting involved with your local transplant organization, and contacting the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF.org) for more information on the World Transplant Games Federation.

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Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 02 – people involved

Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 02 – people involved

After a day of flying from Tucson, Arizona to Newcastle, United Kingdom, I arrived in NewcastleGateshead to begin my preparations for the World Transplant Games organized by the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF). I serve as a board member for the WTGF.

Tucson, Arizona USA to Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

My three flights were blissfully uneventful and I had two airplane seat mates who helped keep the conversation live. On my flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam, I sat next to an ex-military guy on his way to the Middle East to check on something with a private company. Why is it that ex-military guys seem to have to have extremely vague and vaguely fascinating lives? On my short flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle, I sat next to an American guy who just graduated from a university in Virginia who was on his way to study medicine in the United Kingdom.

Upon my arrival I was met by Lynne Holt who is a transplant coordinator who is the person who coordinates organs from the deceased to those who are waiting for organs. Lynne is a worldwide leader in transplant sports as a former board member for the WTGF and Team Great Britain Team Manager.

Dr. Zachary Brooks arrives in NewcastleGateshead to meet Lynn Holt of Team Great Britain

 

My number one goal during my first day in Newcastle was to build my bike that I had deconstructed and put into my bike box. See the process below unfold.

After getting my bike, I rode around the Gosforth a suburb of Newcastle (see below).

A local church
A local church near Newcastle

Revisit DR-Z.net for frequent updates of “Stories of Triumph”

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Wednesday Wisdoms 28

In the analog world, phenomena had to be analyzed post-hoc. In the digital world everything is implemented without analysis. ~ Dr. Z

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consequential stories for lifeImage from NASA

 

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