Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. Enjoy my second experiment with blogging. thanks.

Not Waiting for a Close Call

A few weeks back I was home by myself and developed some chest tightness and deciding to be cautious I went to the emergency room at the hospital here. I actually went first to a walk in clinic and they … Continue reading

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Adventures of Super Dave (to be continued)

Originally posted on Life and Random Thinking:
Doctor No…. Classics Illustrated? (Photo credit: Felix_Nine) I noted on Facebook that October 5, 2012 was the 50th anniversary of James Bond. Since 1962 and Doctor No this fictional character created by Ian…

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Analysis of a Speech by Alberto Cairo

Originally posted on Manner of Speaking:
Alberto Cairo is the head of the orthopedic program run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (the “ICRC”) in Afghanistan. A physiotherapist from Italy, he has been in Afghanistan for more than 20…

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Guess what? We won!

Originally posted on Life and Random Thinking:
I am sure there are many people like me, people who enter contests, never expecting to get a phone call or an email telling them they won. But it happened to me……. I…

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Vancouver convention Toastmasters

  The 86th Annual International Toastmasters Convention was August 22-26, 2017. I have been looking forward to attending for years. Why? I have attended District conferences in spring and fall and they are fun.  This is a much bigger event, … Continue reading

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Starting every day successfully

How I start my day with respect to breakfast. Is breakfast is the most important way to start your day so it is successful? A dietary presentation I attended talked about breakfast and how sugary cereals or other breakfast sandwiches … Continue reading

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Hippo Highways: Day 2 of our Walking Safari

Originally posted on Ann Cavitt Fisher:
In the late afternoons, hippos yawn A LOT. After spending most of the day in the water, they’re having a little oxygen deprivation issue. Photograph, Cat Gassiot. A sausage tree on the banks of…

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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I protested too much

Another disadvantage of getting a little seasoned every day, as in being a grizzled veteran of life, is that you are honest with yourself. Okay, that honesty is a good idea, isn’t it? If you expect a certain result, then … Continue reading

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July 1 was extra special this year

  July 1 is Canada Day, ironically I am writing this on July 4 which is USA’s national day. Allow me to say that over the years of travels to the United States, and interactions with some fellow bloggers in … Continue reading

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