Select Page

fail better

  Toastmaster Speech Title: Fail Better Delivered on Wednesday, January 19th, 2018 (in Oshawa, Ontario)   “Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better”. Samuel Beckett   Failure is such a natural act of being human, but you wouldn’t know it,...

ten minas

Toastmaster Speech Title: Ten Minas Delivered on Tuesday, November 28th, 2018   I am forty-five years old, and I feel as though my entire life has been a long preparation for this very moment. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, I learned about elite performers and...

words matter

  Words Matter: a somewhat accurate history of the English language (Speech No. 3)   In the beginning was the word. More accurately, it all starts with the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.  They are important.  They are very important, because we sing many songs in...

look to the stars

  Look to the Stars:  you are not the sum-total of your mistakes (Speech No. 2)   We are all very familiar with the greatest mind of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein, and his theory of relativity.  I say familiar, because the formula E=MC2 is very much a part of...

what is abundance anyway?

  I wrote this speech and delivered it yesterday, on August 8th, 2017, at a Toastmaster's Meeting.  This was my first opportunity to speak.  It was an icebreaker that asked for me to introduce myself.  There are many things I could have said, but I decided to take...