Woke, but Exhausted – Soul Forge Podcast 231

Woke, but exhausted is an episode about a lot of things. Many different topics are touched on throughout the course of this show. The original intent was to do a deep dive into woke culture. Yet, as I was researching, I realized I do not have the skills to do the topic justice.

We have an update on the puppy situation. As mentioned last week, our Golden Doodle gave birth to 8 puppies. They are growing quite quickly. There are 2 femails and 6 males. They will be ready for purchase by February.

Going back to work after a week off is no easy feat. Last week I lost my mail scanner. I had 2 meetings with my supervisor. Delivering the mail on foot in December is terrible. There are too many flyers, parcels and snow. This week we have to deliver phone books! To top it all off, we are breaking snow fall records.

If I had my way, I would devote myself to my Etsy reselling business. I could see selling online as a full-time gig as a way to go. Unfortunately, there are not enough thrift stores in my area to make a good go of it. Maybe moving to Tahiti is an option.

Pop culture topics this week include a few fun things. I finally finished season 1 of The Witcher. I have seen 3 episode of Hawkeye on Disney+. I’ve watched more than my fair share of 90 Day Fiance. And I will be starting a new mini pop culture segment for the Fandon Squad Podcast called the Weekly Geekly.

We finish this episode by going back to the title woke, but exhausted. My first idea was to delve deeply into woke culture. Settling for a brief overview seemed to be the wisest course. So what is woke? From Wikipedia:

Woke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is an adjective meaning ‘alert to racial prejudice and discrimination‘ that originated in African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). Beginning in the 2010s, it came to encompass a broader awareness of social inequalities such as sexism, and has also been used as shorthand for left-wing ideas involving identity politics and social justice, such as the notion of white privilege and slavery reparations for African Americans.

The phrase stay woke had emerged in AAVE by the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans.

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