Life In Times of A Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes What do you do every day, when it seems as though every day is nothing but a thread that leads nowhere? I’m entering my fourth week in self-inflicting and necessary isolation. In the beginning, it all felt like I was trapped in a Stephen King story. It was like The Mist, but without Mrs. Carmody, … Read moreLife In Times of A Pandemic

Your Best Health By Friday by Elizabeth Gould

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another book was written by a friend. A non-fiction piece, this is the kind of manual you have to follow in order to be healthier, both physically and mentally. I am coming back to it again, so I can continue to work on my health; I already ditched the cigarettes so I guess I am … Read moreYour Best Health By Friday by Elizabeth Gould

Saint Valentine’s Day; A Brief History

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is something about you, Valentine, that I cannot put my finger on Of the year, yours is the most important date When those who are in love sing their songs And confess how much they love their mate The history behind St. Valentine is as mysterious as love itself, and we only have fragments … Read moreSaint Valentine’s Day; A Brief History

Books My Toastmaster’s Friends Wrote

Reading Time: 2 minutes On a mildly sunny afternoon, somewhere in California. Nine days into the new year and everything seems right. I know, the use of the verb ‘to seem’ is nothing but the shadow of my propensity to negativity, despite the very happy and auspicious moment I am living now. For those of you who know me … Read moreBooks My Toastmaster’s Friends Wrote

Days of Celebration

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saturday, December 14, 2019 I spent some time with my Rotary friends, asking for donations for the Salvation Army outside Nordstrom: first, it was Frank and Diana from 10 to 12; Frank’s wife took photos and then left. It was a great morning, Frank even gave me a story idea I scribbled down quickly. At … Read moreDays of Celebration

Happy 60th Anniversary, Woodland

Reading Time: < 1 minute My club is getting old. As I’m sure I’ve said about a thousand times before, I’ve been a member of Woodland Toastmasters since 2015. I’ve partaken with these amazing human beings, learned from them, and even cried on more than one occasion. I honestly say that I cannot imagine a future without them, all of … Read moreHappy 60th Anniversary, Woodland