Happiness, Politics, and Showing up, Gordon Smith Asheville City Council Member talks life on Finding Asheville
Mar03

Happiness, Politics, and Showing up, Gordon Smith Asheville City Council Member talks life on Finding Asheville

Political flame thrower to non controversial politician?   Nathan chats with City Council Member and Counselor Gordon Smith for the 25th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Lakeland, Fla., what Asheville was like in the early 90’s, doing volunteer work in Belfast, Ireland, opening his own therapy practice in Asheville, what exactly is involved with counseling, the two main factors impacting one’s happiness, the birth of Scrutiny Hooligans, his run for City Council, how to create jobs and affordable housing in Asheville, and why Gordon deserves two parody twitter accounts.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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City Council Member Gordon Smith talks Asheville success on Finding Asheville Monday
Feb28

City Council Member Gordon Smith talks Asheville success on Finding Asheville Monday

The 25th episode of Finding Asheville will be with City Council Member and Counselor Gordon Smith.   Listen to a preview below:   Nathan chats with City Council Member and Counselor Gordon Smith for the 25th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Lakeland, Fla., what Asheville was like in the early 90’s, doing volunteer work in Belfast, Ireland, opening his own therapy practice in Asheville, what exactly is involved with counseling, the two main factors impacting one’s happiness, the birth of Scrutiny Hooligans, his run for City Council, how to create jobs and affordable housing in Asheville, and why Gordon deserves two parody twitter accounts.   This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes March 3rd here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Everything is mise en place with Chef William Dissen of The Market Place on Finding Asheville
Feb24

Everything is mise en place with Chef William Dissen of The Market Place on Finding Asheville

Mise en place equals life success?   Nathan sits down with chef William Dissen of The Market Place for the 24th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Charleston, West Virginia, cooking in the Culinary Super Bowl, attending the Culinary Institute of America, cooking in South Carolina, living in Vietnam, the transition to buying the Marketplace, what does it mean to be a sustainable fisherman, what it is like to speak in front of Congress, and the next step for Asheville’s ‘most green minded’ chef.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Chef William Dissen of The Market Place tackles the Asheville food scene on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Feb21

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place tackles the Asheville food scene on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 24th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Chef William Dissen of The Market Place Restaurant.   Listen to a preview below:   Nathan sits down with chef William Dissen of The Market Place for the 24th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Charleston, West Virginia, cooking in the Culinary Super Bowl, attending the Culinary Institute of America, cooking in South Carolina, living in Vietnam, the transition to buying the Marketplace, what does it mean to be a sustainable fisherman, what it is like to speak in front of Congress, and the next step for Asheville’s ‘most green minded’ chef.   This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes February 24th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Asheville man paralyzed with decision of what flannel shirt to wear today
Feb18

Asheville man paralyzed with decision of what flannel shirt to wear today

ASHEVILLE- Heath Mason had already reduced his morning anxiety a year ago when he decided to wear the same pair of skinny jeans for the rest of his life.   Despite his anxiety prevention move, Mason found himself rubbing his lens-free horn-rimmed glasses, with mouth a gaped staring at his mass closet collection of flannel shirts early Tuesday morning.   “There is just so many,” said Mason.   “Red ones, blue ones, green ones, yellow ones, I just don’t know where to begin.”   Shortly after Mason collapsed to the floor in the fetal position, quivering as the cool closet air overwhelmed his bare chest. Mason began to question why God had put him on earth as his mounting flannel collection taunted him with chants of ‘wear me.’   Mason’s plight while extreme may not be all that uncommon as a new survey conducted by the Citizen Thymes has found 75 percent of Asheville males own more than six clothing items consisting of flannel.   Mason’s roommate Chuck Rigby found Mason 20 minutes later, when he went into Mason’s room to borrow Mason’s pipe.   “Dude what are you doing?” said Rigby.   “I can’t decide which flannel to wear today,” said Mason.   “Red ones, blue ones, yellow ones, it’s just too much.”   Rigby took a hit of Mason’s pipe and began laughing hysterically at his roommate’s predicament.   “Dude, red shirt, blue shirt, who gives a shit?” said Rigby.   “Here hit this and you will be alright.”   Mason took a hit of his non-doctor prescribed anxiety medicine and immediately returned to his life disposition of ironic pretentiousness.   Mason grabbed a red flannel shirt and put it on and then grabbed a yellow flannel shirt and tied it around his waste.  He readjusted his lens-free horn-rimmed glasses and looked at his attire in the mirror and muttered to himself, “ironic, just how I like it.”   If you or someone you know may be suffering from flannel shirt anxiety, you may want to consider moving to the states of Colorado or Washington so you too can take non-doctor prescribed anxiety medicine, but...

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