Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nothing beats the personal touch!

I broke down and have a cell phone again. Aaargh! Now I have to admit that cell phones have a purpose, when you are lost, when others are worried about you etc. But nothing beats the personal touch!  I will … Continue reading

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A Year ago

Do you remember a year ago?   What were you worried about then? Did you have a goal for the summer? What was your vision, and your plan to succeed? I know a year ago I was concerned about taking … Continue reading

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A priceless moment

The cowboy boots are a gift from Guido. Guido was my grandfather on my Mom’s side. He was born in 1901 and was a gentlemen in every respect. He loved his gardening, his family, his accordion playing, his church and … Continue reading

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A Daunting Task, but a pleasant one.

How to give praise? My next Toastmaster manual speech requires me to give someone praise. An interesting process began in my head as I thought of eulogies. I would much prefer to praise someone while they are alive so that … Continue reading

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Five Seconds to Success

As I sit watching baseball with my son, I have to laugh when I see the signs made by the coaches and other players on the baseball field.  I have to wonder are they really signalling? I suppose it isn’t … Continue reading

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Perfect 270 Degree Jump

I recently attended a meeting at the Osoyoos Toastmaster Club, I was fortunate to be there for a speech from Sean Wurz. His speech was 7 minutes long, he removed the lectern away from his speaking area and did not … Continue reading

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Making a Difference- Beads for Life

Here is quick link to the NBC Nightly news that explains how paper beads are making a difference, life changing difference. Beads for Life. ← Click here !! If you go to BeadforLife.org what you will not see is swimsuit models. … Continue reading

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Beads For Life – Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time

Recently I made a blog here about an organization called Under The Same Sun. I made that blog after learning about the need to help albinos in Africa. I learned about that situation because of a speech in my Toastmasters … Continue reading

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