Marked – Solopreneur Podcast

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByMark Edmunds

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


All Episodes

Round 41: Allagash Brewing Company

A conversation with Rob Tod, founder of Allagash. We focus on sustainability, doing things the right way (even if it means sacrificing potential profits), and Rob talks about a...

Round 38: Norwalk Brew House/SoCal Cerveceros (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off last week, Ray talks about contract brewing and beer festivals. SoCal Cerveceros: https://www.socalcerveceros.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ Norwalk Brew House: https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/

Round 38: Norwalk Brew House/SoCal Cerveceros

A chat with Ray Rivera, founder of the SoCal Cerveceros and Norwalk Brew House. The SoCal Cerveceros are a Latino-focused homebrew club that welcomes everybody, and Norwalk Brew House...

Round 37: Black Brew Dialogues

A conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in craft beer with Collin Knight, creator of the Black Brew Dialogues. We talk about making progress with DEI in craft beer...

Round 36: Bierstadt Lagerhaus

A conversation with Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus. We talk Slow Pour Pils, the Reinheitsgebot, beer clean glassware, and blue raspberries. Check out Bierstadt Lagerhaus: https://bierstadtlager.com/

Round 35: Fox Tale Fermentation Project

A conversation with Fox Tale co-founder Felipe Bravo. Felipe applies his engineering background to craft beer to maximize efficiency, and his partner Wendy brings a professional yet creative approach...

Round 34: Hella Coastal Brewing Co (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with Chaz and Mario, cofounders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co in Oakland, CA. We talk about what it means for them to be the...

Round 34: Hella Coastal Brewing Co

I talk with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co out of Oakland, CA. As the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, Hella Coastal is setting the example...

Round 33: Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing head brewer Addison Poth joins me to talk hops, surviving the pandemic, and brewing by the beach. Check out Culture: https://www.culturebrewingco.com/