And Then This Happened with KaZ.

And Then This Happened with KaZ.

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KaZ Cruse Akers is “Sassy, observant, blunt, bold, real, funny, honest, accessible, zany” storyteller. A professional writer, KaZ, spent 35 years as a singer, dancer, actor, choreographer, artistic director, stunt person, circus artist, pro water skier, tv producer & writer, playwright, songwriter, AND restaurant, cinema & fitness center owner. There are stories to tell.. Stories are a wonderful escape. Fact is much funnier and stranger than fiction. Whether they are funny, poignant, sad or outrageous a good story sticks with you and is fun to share. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andthenthishappened/support


How Did My Cute Butt End Up There?
Jun 4 • 9 min
No matter what you call it: butt, derrière, arse, or hiney, our hind end has been revered as one of our greatest assets. (Sorry, I had to). As we age we may notice that things aren’t where they used to be. What can we do about it? Can we do anything about…
Who Are You Calling THAT OLD LADY?
May 28 • 11 min
This is an anecdote about a time I went to Costa Rica to a hot mineral water resort. I encountered a late 30-something man who decided that saying what he said to me was better than not saying anything at all. He was wrong! But it makes a really good…
And Then This Happened with KaZ. (Trailer)
May 28 • 0 min
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Don’t be Ashamed of Your Bodily Functions.
May 18 • 4 min
I’ve been shy about burping or passing gas around anyone for a very long time. I’m just bathroom shy. Period. Are bodily functions humiliating for you? They are for me. Or do you just let ‘er rip? I’ve got a ton of stories about it and I imagine you do…
Yes! I’m Mad About What’s Happening Today!
May 10 • 2 min
What can I say? The recent events regarding another young black man are intolerable. The only way I could express what I’m feeling is through poetry. Doesn’t make me sleep much better at night. But it helps. I passed this poem on to my dear…
You Don’t Need a Guru, You CAN Be your Own Guru.
May 2 • 8 min
I spent my share of time listening to gurus, Maharishis, Roshis, sages and guides. All in all I found with a little encouragement I knew what I needed to know, when I needed to know it. Teachers are fantastic until you hand over the responsibility for…
“Who Wants To Live Forever?” Think About It.
Apr 4 • 10 min
Can we imagine what it might mean to live forever? All the things that would change because of living forever. Medicine, the anti-aging business, relationships, you name it. What would living forever look like? If we got ill would we be ill forever? Would…
After Teaching in Juvenile Justice I Learned All About Go With The Flow.
Mar 19 • 2 min
I don’t think any place I could ever have taught meditation or Qigong could’ve helped me learn how to go with the flow more than working in juvenile justice. You never know what to expect. You never know what the mood is. You always have to be on your…
During the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Be Kind, Not Selfish. No Need for Hoarding!
Mar 15 • 4 min
I know these are scary times. I know the coronavirus pandemic leaves us all with unanswered questions. I know we all feel like we have no control. But trying to be in control by hoarding things like toilet paper is not being in control, it’s panicking.…
“Rules For Writing Poetry”, or ANY Writing For That Matter. HINT; They Aren’t What You Think.
Mar 10 • 2 min
Without giving too much away about this podcast, I discuss “rules” that were passed on to me for writing prose and poetry. After reading them, and in my own experience, I’ve come up with my own rules. Let’s see what you think. —- Send in a voice message:…
You’ll Never Believe What’s In Some of Your Supplements! Or Maybe You Will.
Feb 16 • 5 min
I love information. Maybe I am a purveyor of information. But I don’t just blindly believe anything and everything people tell me. Even “experts”. I do my research and what works for me, works for me. It may not work for you. You need to find that out for…
I’m NOT a Fan of Social Media. Here are the Reasons.
Feb 6 • 6 min
I’m sure for some people that social media has its place. Personally, I think social media like Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter have a monopoly. And they’re watching you. An article just came out about Facebook and Instagram monitoring you even when you’re…
10 BLUNT (But Important) Pro-Aging Life Tips.
Jan 31 • 14 min
Hi everybody, it’s KaZ! I want to examine logical and illogical ways we live our lives as we age. From keeping the gas tank in our cars half full , and our cell phones charged, to letting go of eating crap, hoarding stuff, living our lives through our…
Happiness is Not The Goal.
Jan 23 • 5 min
Is happiness “just an illusion”? Let’s look at “Don’t worry, be content” instead of “don’t worry be happy”. Happiness is a constart swinging pendulum. Contentment may be what we need to address. Pretending to be happy isn’t happiness. Pretending to be…
Think For Yourself.
Jan 16 • 6 min
Because of what has been going on in politics for a while it’s very important to be a critical, independent thinker. To think for yourself. To form your own ideals, ideas and opinions. Arguments because people don’t agree on politics are futile and a…
Ignorance IS bliss.
Jan 8 • 7 min
Sometimes I think ignorance is bliss. We are bombarded with information 24 7! When is too much information, too much information? And what’s wrong with I don’t know? Either not wanting to know, not really knowing or being able to say “I don’t know”. Ya…
The Cockroach Incidences.
Jan 5 • 7 min
My life has the interesting (mis)fortune to have revolved around several cockroach incidences. Yes, the creatures that Mother Nature can’t kill. Here are three funny and ironic stories from my past that help me have a better understanding of life. Yea,…
Flying the Unfriendly, Uncomfortable, Expensive Skies.
Dec 25, 2019 • 4 min
We’ve all been there, unless we fly first class. Seats getting closer together. Having a passenger recline their seat into your face. Liquid spilled on us. Grumpy flight attendants. My question is: if we want to recline our seat do we ask the person…
What the HELL IS non-violent communication?
Dec 16, 2019 • 9 min
We are in an age of anything goes. That can be a good thing or not a good thing. Invariably, when we speak we strike a chord or a nerve with others. A chord is more comfortable and striking a nerve makes us uncomfortable, we get angry and we are…
When Ya Gotta Fart, Ya Gotta Fart.
Nov 27, 2019 • 4 min
Bodily functions are perfectly normal. Here I discuss teaching in juvenile justice and how bodily functions in class, after my students had dinner, made for a very interesting classes. In the film Shrek, Shrek would say “better out than in“. Sometimes it…
The End of Life With Two Tubes of Lipstick and a Gallon of Vodka.
Nov 15, 2019 • 4 min
The title might not sound like it but this is an end of life story. The story of a mother suffering from Alzheimer’s and her daughter who helped care for her. It’s actually a funny, poignant story. If you yourself or anyone you know is suffering from…
Age Like You Mean It!
Nov 7, 2019 • 5 min
No one else defines you, YOU define you. Aging is not a curse. Why would any of us want to anti-age? The alternative is so much worse. We’ve become obsessed with the clock not moving forward. Is it vanity, fear, ego, insecurity, societal pressures? All of…
If Life Throws You Curve Balls, Get A Catcher’s Mitt.
Nov 1, 2019 • 8 min
Life is messy. We are always trying to “figure it out”. We don’t have to figure it out. Let’s let go of the “what if’s and what happened?” Learn to flow more like water. Water flows over and around rocks and boulders. Be like water or get the tools you…