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The Crimes of Grindelwald

In this episode:

[01:56] Filming Christmas episodes pretending it was winter in one of the warmest Autumn weeks in Dutch history. Listen to ‘The Walk’ for the entire story.

[04:45] Getting used to life in the new rectory. All kinds of things are missing and it feels like camping for now. Recreating The Shire at home with a new fire place.

[11:32] A spoiler-free review of the second Fantastic Beasts movie, The Crimes of Grindelwald.

[33:31] Getting started reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time.

[33:09] Visiting the North of The Netherlands to learn more about the life of Blessed Titus Brandsma. He is a martyr who died in Dachau as a political prisoner.

[49:44] The difficulties installing tech in the new rectory with limited access to the Internet.

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Buy less, give more

Singles’ Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas: the months of November and of December are more and more about buying and eating. We are relentlessly triggered to spend our money on stuff we don’t really need. In this episode, Fr. Roderick shares his experiences in buying less and giving more.

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Patience!

In this episode Fr. Roderick tries to work out the best balance between entrepreneurship and the need for patience. How can you know when to wait and when to act?

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First Man

In this episode:

[01:00] Amsterdam Marathon preparations. Listen for the last update to this week’s episode of ‘The Walk’.

[03:20] The move to a new rectory on 3 November. It is hard to let go of old souvenirs.

[08:35] A review of ‘First Man’, about the moon landing and Neil Armstrong, the first man that walked on the moon.

[24:15] An update on Andy Weir’s ‘Artemis’. The Audible version is excellent.

[26:40] Looking back on 22 years of priesthood and the promises made during the ordination.

[47:25] Looking forward to building LEGO sets and lighting them. Building LEGO pop-up books.

[55:20] The Philips Hue lights for the new rectory have arrived. They allow for creating various moods in each room of the house.

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Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

In this episode:

00:30 The Netherlands are experiencing unusually warm temperatures for this time of the year.

02:02  Recently the UN issued a warning about the climate. The Paris Climate agreement is not helping enough.

11:12 Finished watching ‘Jack Ryan’, starting ‘Doctor Who’ season 10. Also, this week’s movie recommendation is Romero (1989) for those who want to know more about this new saint.

26:30 The audio book version of ‘Artemis’ by Andy Weir is fantastic.

33:15 The canonisation process for Pope Paul VI was started by Pope Benedict and finished by Pope Francis. He has written some almost prophetic documents.

48:12 Purchasing a third Google Home Mini. There’s secret trick setting Dutch as a secondary language before the official release of the Dutch version.

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When in doubt, say no

Sometimes it helps to acknowledge the time and the energy you invest in what matters most and to let go of all the rest. When your plate is already full and you wonder what to do when life tries to serve you more, it is okay to say no.

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Venom

In this episode:

00:30 New patrons

01:15  Getting out of the IKEA Ball Pit (listen to The Walk for the whole story)

07:31 Reviewing the Sony movie ‘Venom’.

22:25 A Brief History of Ireland by Richard Killeen is a very enjoyable read.

25:12 The Youth Synod at the Vatican

45:40 Disney releases title and first glimpse of the new Star Wars live action series ‘The Mandalorian’

55:30 The trailer for Star Trek Discovery season 2 has launched and looks spectacular

57:48 The new season of Doctor Who with a new, female, Doctor.

59:12 Playing board games online. Scythe is a competitive board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period

1:03:45 Google’s Pixel 3 Event; Wear OS 2.0 and Google’s Chrome OS tablet vs. the iPad Pro

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My mind is an IKEA ball-pit

What to do when too many ideas, unexpected road blocks and mounting pressure because of self-imposed deadlines turn your head into an IKEA ball pit? Fr. Roderick shares his current state of mind.

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The past and the future of Star Wars

00:26 New patrons

01:37 Hard decisions while preparing my move to a new rectory; more details at Trideo.com/TheWalk

04:30 Why I went to the Elfia fantasy festival in Arcen; thoughts about my first Star Wars costume

10:26 Personal memories of meeting Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz Remembering Gary Kurtz

27:05 First impressions of the series ‘Maniac’ on Netflix

30:57 Recent book purchases: Kindle Deals of the Day. Ursula LeGuinn – The Left Hand of Darkness; G.K. Chesterton – Orthodoxy (audiobook); Andy Weir – Artemis; Teresa Driscoll – I am Watching You; John Scalzi – The Collapsing Empire.

35:50 Mix your own drinks at a Harry Potter Bar

39:56 Major break-through in the relations between the Vatican and the Chinese government

49:30 Why I’m excited about the Oculus Quest

1:03:34 Why Carcassonne is my favorite PC game right now

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