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Questionable Questions – Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn #25

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Welcome to Volume 25 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn (or raking the leaves).

 

QUESTIONABLE QUESTIONS

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #4

CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN

Volume 4

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

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Welcome to Volume 4 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

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…and a PEEVISH Friday to you, too

Do you remember your high school yearbook questionnaire? I remember a lot of the questions on mine, including being asked about best moments, most embarrassing moments, my last will and testament (high school-wise, or something to that effect) and my pet peeve(s).

Two Book Crossover 11.13

 

I don’t recall what my pet peeves were, but I do remember memorializing a least favorite teacher in my last will and testament, willing her a mask, a personality and a teacher’s guide. Yes, I was persuaded to change it; I really wasn’t a mean kid. As to my pet peeve? Not only do I not remember it, but I can’t even find my yearbook to look it up, and to try to remember who some of my new Facebook friends and acquaintances were. Now, that’s a relatively new pet peeve – not that I needed any additional ones.

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Home Improv-Ment

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to indulge in a few of my passions: watching NFL playoff football with friends, public speaking and, well, being a ham…or was it playing the fool?

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Don’t Dumb It Down

Two Book Crossover 11.13

 

I was drawn into an interesting discussion a couple days ago – one that concerns me as both a writer and a speaker. Indeed, it also interests me as a reader and as one who enjoys listening to speeches.

 

Let me clarify: I enjoy reading quality writing and experiencing compelling presentations.

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The Four Hs of Dynamic Public Speaking

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What is the mindset of a successful, dynamic public speaker? For me, it all starts with the Four Hs.

 

Huh?  No, that’s not one of them. And the Four Hs are not (while admirably used for about 100 years by a certain international youth organization of a similar name): head, hands, heart and health.

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Evaluate, Motivate and…Celebrate?

Last week, I was a guest at a Toastmasters club meeting in Pennsylvania, and was called to the front of the room by the Table Topics Master…

 

…For the non-Toastmasters among my readers, I’ll offer an explanation or two. That may be enough to keep you here; if I’ve alienated fellow Toastmasters members already, I’m in trouble…

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