Episodes

Jan. 27, 2023

Valerie McKinney - "Live Each Day to the Fullest, Because...You Just …

Welcome to the latest episode of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely…”. In this episode, my guest, Valerie McKinney shares her story of how life as she knew it was completely upended two years ago! We hear about Val’s path through life…her ...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Glenn Morton - "Prevailing Over Adversity/Seven Key Principles to Liv…

Today’s episode is one helluva story! Glenn Morton, the founder of “Father to the Fatherless Generation” shares the colorful and heart-rending story of his own troubled, very difficult childhood and how a single act of kindne...

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Oct. 21, 2022

Leslie Maxie - "Becoming and Olympian/The Power of Having a Vision"

In this episode of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely”, I welcome Leslie Maxie, a U.S. Olympian, keynote speaker and media professional. And she’s just an all-around cool person to boot! She even has a Wikipedia entry! Leslie tells us the...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Samantha Spriggs - "From Anger to Joy - a Creative Journey"

In this episode of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely”, I’m returning to the world of creative performance art; exploring how the creators were able to keep their juices flowing while in physical isolation. This week’s guest, Samantha Spri...

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Aug. 18, 2022

Elyse Pivnick - "Parlaying a Love of 'Gritty Cities' into a Career of…

As we continue Season 2 of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely”, I’m wondering if it’s time to change the title…I’ve had such great guests, I’m definitely not lonely anymore! Yet while COVID’s no longer engraved in our thoughts, the focus o...

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July 11, 2022

Sandy Stolzman- "Rekindling creativity/Lessons in Survival/Caring for…

After a bit of a break, here comes Season 2 of “I’m Frickin’ Lonely”. No…the pandemic isn't over…new variants abound! And while it’s become the new normal, it continues to have long term impact on most everyone’s lives. This ...

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May 27, 2022

Carol Markowitz - "A Life Following Passions: Autism, WWII Stories, E…

This week’s guest, Carol Markowitz is yet another remarkable person to share her stories with me! (Wow…have I been lucky to meet all these great people!!) Carol tells how as a student she discovered a passion that lead to a …

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May 8, 2022

Merilee Meacock -"Building Community/Giving People a Voice/the Pandem…

This week we circle back to the world of architecture and welcome Merilee Meacock, Architect and Partner at KSS Architects. Merilee was one of (what it’s starting to look like) a lot of people who reacted well to the isolatio...

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April 29, 2022

"The Father Center of New Jersey/A Warm Blanket & Tools for Successfu…

This week I’m delighted to welcome three guests from The Father Center of New Jersey: Marc Warren, Director of Operations, Carter Patterson, Director of Programs and Randall Toby, Programs/Projects Coordinator. Our conversati...

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April 16, 2022

Michael Roseborough - "The Aha! Moment/Serving Students at Risk/Tap R…

This week we continue our deep dive into how the community continued to be supported during the pandemic by the herculean efforts of caring individuals and organizations. Michael Roseborough, Project Director at the Princeton...

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March 31, 2022

Kate Bech - "Artist to Non-Profit Leader/Building Mutual Trust Throug…

This week my guest is Kate Bech, VP of Mission Advancement for the Greater Somerset County YMCA. Kate recounts her journey from artist to non-profit leader, and how her Midwest upbringing instilled a sense of duty, justice an...

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March 25, 2022

Tawanda McCrae - "The Demands of Being an Alpha/Caring for All Creatu…

This week we're talking with Tawanda McCrae, a multifaceted and socially pro-active person, veteran, Vegan and a Vegan business owner, founder of the charity Red Queen Foundation, animal activist, a cannabis advocate. and arc...

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Feb. 26, 2022

Karl Reutter: Part II - "Love, Loss and Loneliness"

This is the second session of a two-parter with Karl Reutter. He had so much to talk about it took two sessions! In this episode we circle back to learn more about Karl’s time in Japan and the promising relationship …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Ira Stanley - "The Right Kind of Pandemic Blues"

This week’s guest is Ira Stanley, accomplished rock and blues guitarist, musician, and song writer. Currently Ira is the lead guitarist for the bands Checker’d Past and Blues Power. I was eager to learn how Ira kept his music...

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Feb. 9, 2022

Alan Maimon - Author, Investigator, Freedom Fighter

This week’s guest is Alan Maimon, Pulitzer Prize finalist author of Twilight in Hazard – An Appalachian Reckoning and an investigator for Centurion, the nation’s oldest innocence organization. Alan shares with us the difficul...

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Feb. 3, 2022

Ed Klimek - From Architecture to Social Justice - Following a Calling

This week we’re talking with Ed Klimek, Architect and Partner at KSS Architects. Our conversation with Ed covers a lot of ground, including changes in workplace and the future of robotics! But we start with family, including ...

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Jan. 27, 2022

Lauren Krause-Malave - "The Joys of a Blended Family & Don't Call Me …

This week’s conversation is with Lauren Krause-Malave who is blessed with a wonderfully tight knit multicultural family (African-American, German, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Japanese….! Oh and her dog comes from Harlem!) and sh...

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Jan. 20, 2022

Mel Gjombalaj - Animal Whisperer - Fox Protector

This week we’re talking with Mel Gjonbalaj. Mel tells us how she actually found comfort and an opportunity for introspection while isolating during the pandemic. (Escape from FOMO!) Our conversation also (of course) covers th...

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Jan. 13, 2022

Karl Reutter - Freelance Human - Escaping the Self Help Loop of Hell

This is the first of a two-parter with Karl Reutter. He had so much to talk about it took two sessions! In this episode we talk about the confusion of being a front-line worker early in the pandemic. We also …

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Jan. 10, 2022

Jeremy Lightcap - Navigating pandemic obstacles and creating new care…

In this episode we'll hear about how the pandemic derailed some business plans, but how Jeremy's perseverance, diligence and ability to create opportunities led him to the career (and relationship) of his dreams.

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Jan. 6, 2022

Blair Miller - Purveyor of Kindness and Mother of Mags

Today our guest is Blair Miller. Blair tells us how she parlayed the onslaught of pandemic derailments into the founding of The Mr. Rogers’ Neighbors Kindness Project, an organization serving local businesses and people in ne...

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Dec. 30, 2021

Julie Denny - Serial Careerist and cocktail artist

In this week's episode, we're talking with Julie Denny who describes herself as a serial careerist (actor, mediator, facilitator....the list is long!) The discussion ranges from how the pandemic has brought out people's adap...

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Dec. 16, 2021

Retiree - (Not the best time to have retired?)

This episode is the kick off for the podcast, explaining my own trajectory during the two years of the pandemic and what inspired me to start the podcast in the first place. I am accompanied by my sometimes co-host, Jeremy …

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Dec. 16, 2021

I'm Frickin' Lonely...How About You? - Trailer

This episode is the trailer to my new podcast, I'm Frickin' Lonely...How about You? Staying Connected in the Time of Covid! We've all been impacted by the pandemic in so many different ways. Listen as we talk to folks from …

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