It was awesome to catch up with Josh – he is a really cool guy with a great sense of humor, and it was nice to get to know him better. We really appreciate that he was guest #1, having no idea what the podcast was like.
This is Josh’s yearbook photo from high school:
And this is Josh now (with his two nieces):
With a bull:
Josh’s dog, Duncan:
And here are links to some of the things Josh recommends in the episode:
Finally, my favorite work shirts are the Van Heusen Men’s Traveler Stretch Non Iron Long Sleeve Shirt. I’ve basically bought about ever style that Jc Penney has put on their shelfs.
They don’t have much selection now, but here is a good amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Van-Heusen-Traveler-Stretch-Sleeve/dp/B06XG2ZZSF should anyone want to add to their generic business casual office wardrobe.
Okay…that’s just a few of my favorite things. A big shout out to jcpenney.com. I get a lot of my clothing from there these days. The store gets made fun of a lot, but they have a ton of really good brands, and if you use the coupons, you get some really good discounts.
I read this article in the Boston Globe which says that the biggest threat for middle-age men is their loneliness. As men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse, and “loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and the progression of Alzheimer’s. One study found that it can be as much of a long-term risk factor as smoking.”
The suggestion in the article was that men need an activity in order to keep up a friendship. I didn’t want my friendship with Steve to lapse, and I wanted to decrease my risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s, so I suggested to Steve that we start a podcast. I thought a podcast where we interview every surviving member of our high school class would be interesting, and he agreed. So that’s why we are doing this.
I think it is working – we are having fun and keeping in touch. And we get to catch up with old friends.