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Pipe Dreams

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Hitchhiking, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pipe Dreams

The following is from a contest speech I gave at Toastmasters: Have you ever made a promise, had a dream, or a set a goal and then tucked it away in the recesses of your heart and forgot all about it. Perhaps you thought it to be a pipe dream, a fools errand, a thought from a bygone time in your life.  After all life is busy, and we don’t have time to realize all our dreams Madame Contest chair , fellow toastmasters, guests, As a  boy growing up in New England I spent many days at the beach. The Atlantic Ocean was my back yard.. I’d often sit in the shadow of the lighthouse.. feeding the...

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Is your Business a House of Straw?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is your Business a House of Straw?

  Is your Business a House of Straw? Is there a big, bad “wolf” just around the corner (and maybe on his way for you) … right now? For some business owners, success seems elusive. Even with the best skills, technology and plenty of money thrown at it, people just don’t seem interested. Great product or service? … Check √ Commitment to making some money as a business owner? … Check √ Website looks great? … Check √ Customers knocking down your doors & $$ flowing in daily? …. …. …. So what gives? Enter: 3 Pigs & a Big Bad Wolf We all know the...

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Writing and Toastmasters?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Writing and Toastmasters?

Writing and Toastmasters? Can a public speaknig club help your writing?

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A Journey To Luang Prabang

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in charming city, explore, Luang Prabang, monks, scooters, temples, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Journey To Luang Prabang

A Journey To Luang Prabang I’ve got to tell you, flying into a third world country is a lot less stressful than I thought it would be. We disembark right onto the runway. Steam ascends off the concrete from a recent cloud burst. Low grey clouds cloak the jungle from my anxious eyes. But I can smell it. The earth is hiding just beyond my sight, stalking, waiting for an unsuspecting moment to pounce out from beyond the cloak of mist An attendant in a brightly colored sarong and button down sweater guides us to the visa office. The lines are short and quick. There are no bulky x-ray machines or...

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Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

         Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks!   Happy New Year from the other side of the world. It certainly has been an interesting and enriching year. I’ve traveled to foreign lands, published a book, got my real estate license, and finally relaxed enough to enjoy my life.   I have big dreams for 2015. And I know they can come true. True, it will take a lot of work, time, and effort. I embrace the challenge, and look forward to the rewards of taking life by the tail, swinging it around and yelling Yahooo!!!   Recently I have been asked by several people how I have accomplished this. I set with...

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Blind And Dirty

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Bangkok, beggars, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Blind And Dirty

  Blind And Dirty    Something happened today. I realized there is a big difference between being on vacation somewhere, and living somewhere. While the ‘vacation’ part I mostly write about has all been peachy, groovy, and lots of fun, the living part of being here has afforded me not so every day insights into this extraordinary place I am calling home, for now.    I am a people watcher. Always have been. I make it a point to look at everybody as they pass my way. Sometimes, not often, I get a glance in return. When I do, I smile and nod my head.      Today I didn’t look back,...

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