Monthly Archives: January 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 27

Today’s giving: Taught Session 2 of Fourth Grade Engineering. What kind of answer do you get to the question – “How was your day?” “Fine”, “Good”, “Tiring”. If you want a different answer, try this question. “What was the most … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 26

Today’s giving: Filled out an application for volunteer work at the Tigard Good Neighbor Center, a shelter for families. Admittedly, this doesn’t immediately give a thing to anyone. But it does give me an opportunity to mention the need to do … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 25

Today’s giving: Wrote a thank-you letter to our mortgage broker for helping us through a long refinance. It’s tempting to run when we’re scared. Think of the mouse skittering along the wall. He hears a rustle, sees a cat and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 24

Today’s giving: Numerous telephone calls to help someone in need. It’s hard to write about, but today my mother fell and hurt herself quite badly. She’s in the hospital and scheduled for surgery. I live far away, so all I … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 23

Today’s giving: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, all the kids and I volunteered our day at Snowcap Community Charities working in their food warehouse. “We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 22

Today’s giving: Put some thought into my mother’s birthday.  I’m as guilty as anyone. I run out and buy a last minute present at a store, send a gift card, or forget entirely. But this year, with my daughter’s help, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 21

Today’s giving: Volunteered in two ways at a conference today. During an interactive workshop at today’s  Toastmasters District 7 Leadership Institute, I gave an evaluation as part of Feedbacker’s session. Perhaps more interestingly, during the first session, we were broken … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 20

Today’s giving: Taught an engineering class to ten advanced fourth graders at a local public elementary school.  This was the first session of a 6-8 week course I’m adapting and teaching, with the help of a professional teacher and some community … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 19

Today’s giving: Sent off a box of 130 music cd’s to the soldiers who are serving overseas. In 2008, the founder of Tunes 4 the Troops, Kaylee Radzyminski, was recognized by CNN as one a CNN hero. She discovered a need. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 18

Today’s giving: Gave an opportunity for several Toastmasters to improve their evaluation skills. A few days ago I mentioned that I did some marketing for our Feedbackers Toastmasters club. Tonight, Feedbackers Toastmasters held its first meeting since then and 7 … Continue reading

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