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. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.

Open Communication Tips for Leaders

These communication tips are from the Toastmasters.org website and are not my original thoughts. I  am sharing them as a reminder to myself and maybe as helpful tips to anyone else who wants to encourage honest feedback, suggestions, and receive … Continue reading

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Give me the beat boys,

The house was dead quiet as he rolled out of bed, straightened himself slowly to stretch out the kink in his back. Frowning, he felt like the Pisa tower, not quite standing straight as he moved silently out of his … Continue reading

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Dr John Watson or Sherlock Holmes – who are you?

If you aren’t a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, then this post won’t make any sense to you.  Sherlock Holmes was created by Arthur Conan Doyle, and to me the language and characters are rich and satisfying – like cheesecake … Continue reading

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Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifteen so far

July 4, 1987 – A young father, a young husband, and at 29 years old he was looking ahead to more time in Vancouver General Hospital.  Not something he relished. The phone rang after he arrived home from work, – … Continue reading

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2018 Penticton Beach Cruise

  This weekend is one of the festivals in Penticton I enjoy the most, classic cars with the Penticton Beach Cruise. I particularly went looking for a Rambler and I found one because my Dad was telling me about a … Continue reading

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Love You and Leave You

My Mom, Lillian, connected to everyone in her life in different ways. She talked regularly on the phone with her many friends, and her family and her way of ending the call was to say “I’m going to love and … Continue reading

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Every Day – Help Wanted

  I was thinking about things that I want to include in my life Every Day. What do you include in your Every Day? Every Day Count Your Blessings, before you count anything else. Stretch, and be aware of the … Continue reading

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Make That “Some Day” Today

I procrastinate.  I can take a long time to get something accomplished,  and some things I won’t put off at all and they are usually fairly inconsequential. I think everyone has a “Some Day I will” in them,  they know … Continue reading

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Classic but true

Originally posted on Life and Random Thinking:
I remember my grandma (Baba) teaching me manners when I was just 5 or 6. She took me to a hotel in Kindersley, Saskatchewan and bought me a cola. I think it was…

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Getting old is a pain in the…

My grandma (Baba) used to tell me that in her mind she was still 18, and she told me this when she was in her 80’s.  She was a fun person who after she turned eighty started celebrating her birthdays … Continue reading

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