A week ago, I came into the studio and asked listeners how we can hold in our heads that Donald Trump is our president and that he also lies. It was a pretty good show. Trump supporters tended to point out that all politicians lie. One even suggested that he's just being more up front about lying, so in that way he's more genuine.
The caller didn't use the word "genuine." I did. It's something I get caught up in, this striving to be genuine on the air, in this blog, in the podcasts that I do from time to time, in the Facebook Live videos, the poems I write, and the moments I spend with my wife and two daughters.
It's 4:41am on a Friday morning and I just posted two podcasts.
The first is "My Radio Life," which is the story of my radio life. The second is "This is Dead Air." It's a Grateful Dead podcast. At the beginning of this podcast, Lane Paradis, who does "Dead Air" with me, and I figure out that we're podheads now that we've joined the growing ranks of people who think that what we have to say is important enough to do a podcast.