The Reno Experince

The Reno Experience

Four years ago my longest lifetime friend and I started to play duplicate bridge. He was worried about how to fill his time in retirement and we had a lot of fun playing bridge 40+ years ago in university. Hey, in university everything was fun!

We have had some success and some failures at the bridge table but we have always enjoyed the experience. Now we have qualified to represent our district from Canada at the North ...

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Who’s in Charge? Your Brain or Your Heart

Brain vs. Heart

All my life I have been a logical person. A Myers-Briggs Personality Test concluded I was a T. I do have feelings, of course, but logic is a primary motivator when I take action. So imagine my surprise when I realized my brain is not really in charge of my actions!

My brain still thinks it is in charge even after my major heart attack but it is not. When my heart says “that’s enough,” no amount of ...

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I Was Not Alone on Stage (the conclusion)

I Was Not Alone on Stage (the conclusion)

I guess I had a long nap since the last post but here is my conclusion to my experience on stage at the national speaker’s convention!

After the fifth failed attempt at practising my speech the night before, I gave up and went downstairs to the opening night reception of the convention. A couple of hours later, a dear friend asked me if I was ready. I blurted, “I guess not. I ...

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I Was Not Alone on Stage

I was Not Alone on Stage  

Eight months ago, the president of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), sat down with me to ask how recovery from my heart attack was going. I have admired her since I first saw her give a key note many years before. She really cared about the progress with my health and I told her about my successes and challenges in the past year.

She asked me if I would consider giving ...

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