A Personal Word.

Every guest of this show inspires me.  I get to talk with them about what they do and who they are.  The conversations are compelling and sometimes quite intimate.  I'm grateful for their trust in me.  I'm enriched every time.

At the end of every episode I share 'A Personal Word' in honor of my guest.  It is an opportunity for me to share my thoughts about something we may have discussed and about the life journey we are on.

I invite to you to read my reflections.  I hope you find them rewarding.

- Mark Peres

  1. Peter Reinhart - Bread as a Metaphor for Life - Hello and Welcome to the Show

  2. Carlos Salum - Theaters of Purpose - Two Cathedrals and the Enlightenment

  3. Jeff Jackson - Strange and Wonderful Bodies - We Are Always Emerging

  4. Valaida Fullwood - Reframing Love - Plato and the Theory of Forms

  5. Bruce Fritch - Getting to Insight - Cards and Letters Before the Age of the Internet

  6. Becky Winkler - Divining Talent - You're Electrifying

  7. David Wagner - Cities and Memory - What Carl Sandberg, Greek Mythology, Rudyard Kipling and Jim Morrison Have in Common

  8. John W. Love, Jr. - The Perpetually Pregnant Man - A Moment of Stage Fright

  9. Henry Rock II - A New Class of Entrepreneurs - Having the Conversation on Race

  10. Katie Oates - Something True - Johnny and June

  11. Michael Goldfarb - All Along the Watchtower - The Voices of NPR and Kittens

  12. Charlie Elberson - Brand Identity - What is True

  13. Matt Olin - Creative Mornings - Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

  14. Karen Geiger - Leaders at Work - Mastery, Belonging & Autonomy

  15. Kelly Chopus - Reformer Prophet - Missionary Zeal

  16. Mike Watson - Tell Tale Heart - Feminist Voices and the Ethics of Care

  17. Renee Stout - Conjure Woman - Dancing in Honor of the Gods

  18. Deborah Bosley - Plain Language - The Ink is Black, The Page is White

  19. Amy Chiou - Social Venture Evangelist - Confucian Natural Teleology in 21st Century America

  20. Charles Thomas - A More Beautiful World - The Connections Our Hearts Want

  21. Carol Hardison - Care and Grace - A Life of Care and Virtue

  22. Suzanne Fetscher - Art Inspired - Fragments of Memory

  23. Phillip Larrimore - Out of the Mist - Hiding in Plain Sight

  24. Lee Keesler - Community Steward - The Encouragement To Go Far

  25. Manoj Kesavan - Making Things Happen - The Most Silent Hour of the Night

  26. Dianne Chipps Bailey - Doing Well and Good - On Virtue and Privilege

  27. Tom Gabbard - Show Business - Producing What is Best in Ourselves

  28. Angela Gala - Mindful Meditation - Daydreaming in French House

  29. Tiffany Capers - Black Lives Matter - A Painted Canvas

  30. Philip Blumenthal - Family Legacy - Photographs on a Wall

  31. Robert Bush - Culture for All - A Barbaric Yawp

  32. Fabi Preslar - A Sparkling Life - Leaps of Faith and Glimpses of Eternity

  33. Russ Greenfield - Integrating Medicine - The Dalai Lama and Being Well

  34. Candice Langston - Electric Barbarella - The Reflex

  35. Dave Newell - Transition to Impact - Foundations of Leadership

  36. Jack Ossa - The Power of Design - Overcoming Resistance

  37. Michael Marsicano - Visionary Catalyst - Intellectual Honesty

  38. Toussaint Romain - Between the Lines - The Man in the White Shirt

  39. Dianne English - The Ties That Bind - What's In the Ground

  40. Patrice Funderburg - Self Care and Liberation - Existential Choice and Formation

  41. Amy Herman - Image Maker - Our Experiencing and Remembering Selves

  42. Spencer Merriweather - Justice League - What Prosecutors Do

  43. Marek Ranis - Environmental Art - Art as Crucifixion

  44. Nick Napoletano - Quantum Entanglements - Leonardo In His Studio

  45. Amanda Pagliarini Howard - One Clear Voice - Release from Fear

  46. Piko Ewoodzie - Participant Observer - Bearing Witness

  47. Mike McGuire - Status Go - On Curiosity and Courage

  48. Tana Greene - Maximizer Futurist - Finding a Better Way

  49. Daniel Levine - Neighborhood of Tomorrow - Imagining First Ward

  50. Hope Muir - The Most Incredible Thing - Exploring A New Tangent

  51. Michael Smith - City Builder - Shaping Civilization

  52. Emily Giffin - All We Ever Wanted - Something New

  53. Michael Graff - Along The Way - Memory and Love

  54. Shannon Binns - Earth In Mind - Lucky Ones

  55. Laura Neff - True Belonging - Ramble On

  56. Kali Ferguson - Personal Parable - Gifts of Imperfection

  57. Lila Allen - Metropolis - A Star is Born

  58. Kathryn Hill - Context for Change - A Turning Point

  59. Amy Aussieker - Many Lives Many Masters - Reincarnation Once Again

  60. John Boyer - Spiral Logarithms - Wrestling the Angel

  61. Lynne Conner - Dionysus to The Apollo - Making Meaning

  62. Josh Jacobson - Cultivating Community - Love is All You Need

  63. Richard Pinder - Truth and Consequence - Two Men Walk Into a Bar

  64. Kathy Izard - Do Good Love Well - The Starting and Finishing of Things

  65. Yossi Groner - The Inner Torah - The Kingdom of God

  66. Quentin Talley - Soul Provider - Keeping It Real

  67. Michael DeVaul - Omega Man - A Masculine Faith

  68. Hardin Minor - From Here to Eternity - A Rose Upon His Nose

  69. Fatma Mili - Human Intelligence - The Poetics of Data

  70. Catherine Horne - Discovery Place - As We May Think

  71. Paula Kranz - Virtual Reality - Ulysses

  72. Marjorie Benbow - Giving Thanks - The Other Side of Grief

  73. Don Taylor - A Brother’s Tale - Becoming X

  74. Stephanie Ansaldo - The Echo Foundation - Dreamers and Rebels

  75. Matt Cosper - Beyond the Veil - Powers and Principalities