Ending My Toastmasters Presidency: Looking Back At An Era

Two weeks ago, we held virtual elections in Toastmasters, a chapter of a public speaking organization. I’ve been attending for seven years and counting. Last year I was elected President, and accepted the nomination when realizing that no one else had time or spoons to be president.

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Best-Laid Halloween Plans

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I adore the costumes, the candy, and the atmosphere. It’s a time to be scared, while still feeling safe. You…

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Volunteer Days

One benefit of the pandemic is that many conventions have gone virtual. It means that I can either watch them on Zoom, or participate even….

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One Year

It’s been a year, apparently. Time flies. The COVID pandemic had hit our public awareness and went from the news that flashed on our phones…

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Someone I Know

Someone I know is dying. He’s in a country miles away and has developed blood clots in the brain. No, it is not the virus,…

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The After

Here we are. It’s a few days past inauguration, and Biden has been working to undo the damage that four years and a bad pandemic…

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