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Ancient and Modern Cultural Stories

  Picture this.  You and five of your closest friends are trapped on a 500-ft massive block of a glacier off the coast of Alaska.  Freezing, your teeth chattering, you wonder why you signed up for this getaway “mancation” without…

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Immigration

Fights tonight. Irish fights. The best kind. Okay, maybe women fighting is a bit more entertaining and not for the reasons you think, but women are the only demographic that can match Irish men fighting for pure intensity and guts…

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My 1st Black Belt Test

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden   Lifting heavy weights my skinny, teenage arms gave out and a 40 pound dumbbell dropped itself full force onto the tip of my…

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Codifying Altruism into Your Relationships

Speech Last week I gave Speech #10 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator (CC) manual.  The objectives of Speech #10 are lofty: To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of…

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Thanks…

I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual...  O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.  No run on my bank can drain it  for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. -…

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My Dad

My Dad passed away last Sunday October 28th, 2012.  He was 74.  We had his viewing this morning at the Donahue Funeral Home in Upper Darby and his funeral at St. Alice's.  What follows is the eulogy I gave after…

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Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional…

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