Category: Family

That time I made (almost) everybody cry at a Toastmasters meeting

That time I made (almost) everybody cry at a Toastmasters meeting
* As a member and the Vice President of Education of Unity Toastmasters (a community club in Toastmasters International), I am currently in the process of completing Pathways “Presentations Mastery.” I will be writing a blog series of eight posts in one month to complete Level 4.*  Him: “Remember that time you made everybody cry at Toastmasters?” Me: “You weren’t... Read more »

'Are you mad at me?': The Toastmasters art of handwritten letters

'Are you mad at me?': The Toastmasters art of handwritten letters
* As a member and the Vice President of Education of Unity Toastmasters (a community club in Toastmasters International), I am currently in the process of completing Pathways “Presentations Mastery.” I will be writing a blog series of eight posts in one month to complete Level 4.*  “Are you mad at me?” I remember being asked this twice—and the first... Read more »

Why Hawaii and 'island brain' are all right with me

Why Hawaii and 'island brain' are all right with me
I knew I was back in Chicago the minute I felt the ice cold breeze and needed to put my winter coat back on. I sat down on the Blue Line and heard a couple arguing and cursing up a storm. I put my headphones on and blasted Kendrick Lamar's "B***h Don't Kill My Vibe." This was my second time going to Hawaii, and I wanted to stay in that mode for at least the length of the train ride...
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