Author Archives: nlguy

The Credits Are Rolling


I can’t sleep. I should, but it’s not happening because I can’t shut my brain off just yet. It’s just after midnight on Thursday, May 15th, and today is the last day of my 30s. It’s a day I never … Continue reading

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Mama’s Little Break


Good evening, Toastmasters and honored guests. I like holidays just as much as the next guy. I love birthdays… Christmas is great. My all-time favorite holiday, for the record, is Halloween. But there are one or two special days I’m … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement (warning: contains graphic images)


One afternoon when I was a sophomore in high school, as I was getting on the bus I suddenly felt a searing, raging pain in my right hand. Looking down, I noticed a stinger, which I promptly asked the driver … Continue reading

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Subconscious ESP


I had the strangest dream last night… OK, I have strange dreams every night, but normally, the morning bedlam (alarm clock, cat yowling, husband throwing shoes on the floor or watching TV) causes the fine details to evaporate by the time … Continue reading

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The Greatest Love of All


I want to tell you all about an experience I had when I was a kid. I was about 11, almost 12 years old, and I was in a store with my mom and my younger brother, watching my mom shop for … Continue reading

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Hi, how are ya?


I’ve had occasion to get to know new people within the last year, either through work or Toastmasters (mainly, but occasionally outside those two) and began thinking about how I could quickly and easily help new folks get to know … Continue reading

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I’ve got a secret and I can’t explain


First, apologies for the OMD reference. One of my guilty little pleasures on Sunday is to fire up the laptop and take a few minutes to read PostSecret. Over the years, Frank’s staggering art project has made me think, feel … Continue reading

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