On Circle from CircuOsity

My friend Jim Strader – Sasser has created a podcast, CircuOsity, that explores many aspects of being human and being community. Jim is among many things, an Episcopal Priest, based in Pennsylvania. Jim and I have known each other now for a year and a half.

Jim recently invited me to record a conversation with him for his podcast. It was fun to do. With Jim’s edits, it ended up being 30 minutes in length. We explore several things:

  • abiding with self and community
  • the reality of mystery (not all things figured out)
  • stories as a way to reclaim context in contemporary life
  • doing things in a good way (several aspects of circle as essential practice for turning to one another)
  • artistry needed in humans being together in rather complex issues
  • leaning in to trouble rather than away (or numbing)
  • and a bunch more

Enjoy. I did.


With Jim Strader-Sasser, Human to Human Podcast

I loved the call with Jim yesterday. Jim is by vocation an Episcopal Priest. We met a couple of years ago at a gathering of Episcopal leaders. I was co-hosting a workshop on leading in complexity. We’ve met many times since. At The Circle Way Practicum in 2018 on Whidbey Island. We’ve met in many phone calls. I love the shared experience of curiosity and wonder and sense-making — all needed commitments in times like these.

Yesterday’s call with Jim was for Human to Human, The Podcast. It’s where I offer periodic learnings in conversation with interesting people. Periodic reading of writings from this Human to Human Blog. I think of it as intimate conversations with self and other. I think of it as starting anywhere and following it everywhere.

The conversation with Jim was 19 minutes. Enjoy. I did.