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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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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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More American Than Apple Pie

Fellow toastmasters and honored guests, this week we celebrate the birth of our nation, one of the richest, most beloved countries in the world. If you were to ask a random sampling of Americans, you’d hear lots if platitudes about … Continue reading

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Who Are You Calling Weak?

First, Happy Mothers Day! It’s well after 9am, and I am the first one up, so I’m taking the opportunity to spend a few minutes writing. I could tell you about the worst Mothers Day I ever had (it actually … Continue reading

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Business Cliches That Should be Kicked to the Curb

In business, there are several truths, traditions and other common idioms which are either no longer valid or which never served much purpose at all. In the spirit of positive change and moving away from “business as usual” (another cliché … Continue reading

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I Say, I Say!

photo by CameliaTWU via PhotoRee It’s often said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In my case, the journey began with a single Facebook post. In September 2010, I half-jokingly (well, mostly jokingly) sent … Continue reading

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Veg Out!

photo by jalb via PhotoRee Good evening, fellow Toastmasters and honored guests… I would like for you to close your eyes and imagine yourself seated at a dinner table. It’s Thanksgiving and the entire family is gathered around. You have … Continue reading

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