sc 71 Small Victories.

A pot roast, a lawnmower and a wheelchair figure prominantly in the tale of three small victories — as accomplished by Toppie, his mother and father, and described on today’s Smellcast.

The three quotes heard near the opening are: (in order of appearance)

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”
Malcolm Forbes — Millionaire publisher of Forbes magazine, motorcycle entusiast, outed as a closeted homosexual by OutWeek Magazine soon after his death in 1990.

“I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.”
Joan Benoit Samuelson — retired American marathon runner, who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
Muhammad Ali — retired American Boxer, a historic and iconic American hero.

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Click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 71.

The Smellcast/Episode 71

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2 Responses to “sc 71 Small Victories.”

  1. Mark in Canada Says:

    Thanks for sharing the sweet pot roast story. Also thanks for sharing the touching story about your Dad’s wheelchair.

    I just got done listening to Pride48, and most of the content was frivolous, which was okay. But then I hear your stories, which are real and heartfelt and so much more meaningful.

    Good job.

    (P.S. You’ll probably get sick of hearing from me because I’m a chronic commenter. 🙂


    • toppiesmellie Says:


      Ummm… ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I have been DYING for comments. Seriously though… thanks so much for your interest in the Smellcast.

      In the pod-o-sphere there’s plenty of room for the frivolous and the non-frivolous… and that’s what makes the world of podcasting so great. Podcasts are all so different… something for everyone. “Aint it wonderful?


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