Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 17

Today’s giving: Helped my son do some work on a project. The end of the day came. I hadn’t thought of anything to give. So, I asked.  My son needed some extra hands putting together a background for his project. … Continue reading

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