Friday, August 28, 2015

Editor's Note August 28, 2015

In this video I discuss the video I posed yesterday where the graphic that might be misinterpreted as some sort of accusation. It is not, and no one has said that it seemed like one, but I just thought if I went ahead and switched it out it could prevent anyone who might have such an interpretation. I can be clear about the fact that when I used the image it was just a random picture from a Google search. I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in the conference calls this week to prepare for the hangout. I think the hangout this week is going to be better for having done them.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Editor's Note August 24, 2015

In this video I talk about the hangout we had yesterday (View the Hangout Here). Special thanks to Breeze Vincinz, Gerald Hogan, Xavier Spann, Jeffery Roman, Ja'Won Blackmon, Jose Oquendo Mojica and Lonnie Richardson for joining in on the discussion. We had a lively Q and A the topics were on point. Everything went a little longer than planned but with the extra hour buffer we were able to cover all the topics. In the video I cover the discussions we had and talk a little bit about how we've been taking a few breaks here and there and how we'll still have plenty of videos to publish because of hangouts like this one.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Editor's Note August 22, 2015

Had a good time guest hosting the M3 Entertainment Hangout last night. (you can watch the video here) I'd like to thank Corey Drummond, Jose Oquendo Mojica, Lonnie Richardson, Breeze Vincinz, Ali Lopez, Ja'Won Blackmon and Mark Estes for joining in on the discussion. It was the first time I've hosted the Entertainment Hangout while Mark was away. The whole thing went smoothly. Mark was missed, but it was cool to see him drop in for a little while drunk off his ass and having fun at a friend's wedding. I really am looking forward to getting the M3 Gang together to talk about the things that interest us. I'm also making sure to have another conference call today to discuss the topics that will be brought up in tomorrow's hangout. We had conference Tuesday which cleared up a lot Hot Topics, but I need a better handle on the current events and make sure I'm caught up on the trending topics people are most interested in discussing.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

M3 Life Journal August 19, 2015

I just had a few thoughts about willpower. In this video I discuss finding an internal motivation to get in shape. I think doing this journal is a part of that discovery process. It seems to me that if you don't like what it is you're doing you're not going to be doing it for very long. And when it comes to health and fitness you have to think of the long game.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Editor's Note August 17, 2015

In this video I discuss my weekend off in Atlanta to see Fanatic Four, eat barbecue and go to hangout with friends at Lake Lanier. I felt inspired to write more than usual while in Atlanta. I found myself thinking about the topic of friendship in my journal. I'm looking forward to writing an article about that and some of the revelations I had over this past weekend. I also thanked Mark O Estes for carrying on the M3 Entertainment hangout without any help from me. I was really proud to see that he was able to host a great show introducing a new contributor to the broadcast and dealing with all the technical issues that can arise all by himself. Looking forward to having Corey Drummond as a part of M3 and the Entertainment hangouts each Friday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Editor's Note August 12, 2015

In this video I talk about the hangout we had this past Sunday. It was one of our largest hangouts and we managed to quite a few topics discussed. The videos I've edited so far deal with issues ranging from skin tone to commitment in long term relationships. One of the things I've discovered during the editing process is that we often go outside the bounds of the topics and touch on other topics that we might want to discuss in detail in the future. As we've accumulated episodes it has become more and more difficult to find fresh martial, but this week we kept diversions to such a minimum that that we have a whole other hangout full of topics that we can discuss when we get back on the 23rd.

Monday, August 10, 2015

15,08-09 M3 Google Hangout Live

I haven't published the M3 Weekly hangouts on the M3 blog, but each week we put together a three hour program that I tend edit into shorter segments which I then publish as the M3 Bear Essentials. Those edited segments are published each Tuesday and Thursday. I felt like people wouldn't watch the M3 Hangouts all the way through after we finish the live broadcast, but I might have been wrong. It seems like a lot of people actually sit through the entire program. I still think publishing the shorter segments is a valuable service to prove those who don;t want to see the whole things, but at the same time I should provide a home for the video on my blog. Still I'm not sure it would be appropriate to publish the entire video on the main blog, but that's why I've been using my own blog to such an effect.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

M3 Life Journal August 8, 2015

In this video I talk about going to weight watchers for the first time in nine months. I talk about tracking and measuring success and how there is no finish line. Success is getting to the point where you enjoy what you're doing and it becomes part of your daily life. Tracking your progress is simply a way for you to adjust your program when necessary. 

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

M3 Life Journal August 4,2015

This is my first video for my M3 Life Journal. What I hope to do in these video is express my personal struggles with weight loss and to get a dialogue started round the area of health and fitness. I'm not exactly the thinnest guy and I don't have the best diet and exercise habits, so I think people should be able to relate to my struggles. I'm also doing this because getting in shape is important to me. Getting up and going to the gym in the morning is one of the hardest things I've done. I want make sure it sticks.

The reason for making the M3 Life community is asking people for their emotional support. Weight Watchers was such a success for me because I got a lot of people's stories in those classes. I didn't like the nutrition and exercise program, but the focus on mutual support and community was eye opening. I hope that I can get some feedback from others who are interested in being a part of larger community of supportive bears who are interested in fitness. I'd like to know what topics you'd be interested in discussing as it comes to physical and mental heath, self improvement, and spirituality. I want M3 life to grow much like many of the other areas of M3 life have grown, but I need your help.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Editor's Note August 2, 2015

In my latest video I review the topics that we discussed int today’s hangout. We kept it tight. Leaving each topic only 15. Starting with the trending topics, we moved into a discussion about friends and boyfriends, thruways, an article about Kevin Heart’s recent comments, the value of marriage in the gay and black communities, socialization, gay culture and the use of labels.