179 Fade Out: The poem, “Rip Van Winkle M.D.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Are you ready to be Tucked in and Faded out?

Tuck In: The episode begins with my usual ear-to-ear guided relaxation to tuck you in and get you ready to Fade Out.

Fade Out: The episode continues with an ear-to-ear reading of the humorous poem, “Rip Van Winkle M.D.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

 

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151 Fade Out: The poem, “A Flying Visit” by Thomas Hood

Are you ready to be Tucked in and Faded out?

This episode begins with my usual ear-to-ear guided relaxation to tuck you in and get you ready to fade out.  The Fade Out is the rhythmic, hypnotic, and slightly amusing poem, “A Flying Visit” by Thomas Hood.

 

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113 Fade Out: Reading the poem, “Oscar of Alva” by Lord Byron

Are you ready to be Tucked in and Faded out?

This episode will start with my usual ear-to-ear guided Tuck In session, and then continue with a  rhythmic and hypnotic Fade Out session.

Fade Out: Reading the poem, “Oscar of Alva” by Lord Byron.


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093 Menu: Fade Out with the poem, “Locksley Hall”

Episode topics: 

  • View (2m:54s): photo of sledding with my nephew
  • Chat (10m:50s): New bonus episode, Patreon updates, T Shirt giveaway, Feedback from Pixie, Christopher, Shaun, Dallas, Parnman, Laugh/Cry, Elizabeth, Autumn
  • Fade out (50m:18s): The poem “Locksley Hall” by Alfred Tennyson (pt 1)


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085 Menu: Fade Out with The Palace of Humbug poem

Episode topics: 

  • View (3m:9s): photo of me dressed as Santa Claus banging on a trash can.
  • Chat (13m:2s): Patreon updates, Gear updates, Feedback from Monet, Ruth, Alexis, Nicholas, Monica, Kathy, Mary Caye, Kyle, Areje, Bob, Yvonne, Monica, Dalton, Jakob, and Elizabeth.
  • Fade out (1h:6m:21s): Reading the poem, The Palace of Humbug.


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072 Menu: Fade Out with the poem, “The King’s Spite”

Episode topics: 

  • View (3m:43s): my relationship with my father.
  • Chat (28m:42s): Feedback from SleeplessInVancouver, Cris, Joanne, Jade, Mary Caye, JJ in Denver, Harry, BlackDaliamrd, BillBanker, Tees, Lisa, Kate, Anonymous, Merry Mary, and KJ Jones.
  • Fade out (1h:9m:24s): The King’s Spite poem.

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056 Menu: Fade Out with reading of the poem, “The Walrus and The Carpenter”

Episode topics: 

  • Quote (4m:39s): “Why have you never married?…”
  • Chat (16m:23s): new photo on website, contest update, survey stats, feedback from Lynda, Jeff, Kipple6990, Lloving101213, DJ2Pac, Mike
  • Fade out (47m:0s): reading the poem, “The Walrus and The Carpenter”

 

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