One Hand Speaks

One Hand Speaks


Latest Episodes

The Inspiration to Speak – OHS 117
August 14, 2019

I was inspired to start public speaking by an Aikido Sensei. It was during the time in my life when I was operating a full-time professional Aikido school. I was training and teaching everyday and traveling extensively to deepen my skills.

Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium 2019 Keynote Speech – OHS 116
August 07, 2019

Delivering a keynote speech at the 2019 Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS) on the Boise State University campus in Boise, Idaho was an absolute privilege. For over two decades, Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium has served as a passionate forum for the e...

Childhood Trauma – OHS 115
July 31, 2019

Life as a child with one hand can be very traumatic. But not as traumatic as going to the dentist!! Yes, this podcast is about the childhood trauma I have as a result of going to the dentist.  have dealt with some harsh and extreme experiences as a chi...

Lookie Lookie No Money – OHS114
July 24, 2019

Spending time in Tibet on a Buddhist Pilgrimage was a vastly profound experience. I was able to visit many sacred buddhist sites, temples, and monasteries. Additionally, I spent a large amount of time within the Tibetan culture interacting within commu...

Driving To The Oregon Country Fair – OHS113
July 18, 2019

I have been attending the Oregon Country Fair (OCF) since 1993. My first visit was when I was living in Seattle. My friends and I had heard about this festival and we spontaneously decided to attend. It was certainly on one the most defining choices of...

Coming Back From Buddhist Pilgrimage In Tibet – OHS112
July 10, 2019

A few days ago I arrived back in the United States after being on a Buddhist pilgrimage in Tibet for just over two weeks. The pilgrimage itself was twelve full days of deep buddhist activity and practice. I had 3 days in the Chinese City of Chengdu bef...

The Double Take – OHS111
June 12, 2019

The one thing I enjoy in a strange kind of way is the "double take." Having lived my entire life with one hand I have been the object of the double take countless times. More often than not, most people I encounter "do a double take" as a result of not...

“Schedule A” Federal Hiring Authority – OHS110
June 05, 2019

I was hired into the Federal Government just over twenty years ago under the "Schedule A" Federal Hiring Authority. After twenty years as a Graphic Design and Digital Illustration for the Bureau of Reclamation I am now looking to get a new position the...

To Boldly Go – OHS109
May 29, 2019

I was born and raised on Science Fiction, superheroes, and comic book. First and foremost it was Star Trek. This podcast will only discuss the Sci-fi part of my life. My parents both loved science fiction. Not sure why two immigrants from other countri...

2 Year Birthday Podcast – OHS108
May 22, 2019

Happy 2 year podcasting birthday to me. It was just about two years ago today (give or take a day or two) when I posted my first podcast. What an interesting ride!!! So much of a learning curve with grounded structured time cycles.