Learning to Fly: Public Speaking

I have managed to survive my first four speeches in a public speaking class I am taking to finish up my first degree. I have one more speech to go,…

Stress Echos are What Their Name Implies

I had my stress echocardiogram test a couple days ago and they weren’t kidding about the stress part.  It wasn’t the peace, love and be happy test – that’s for sure! …

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Have Mercy: Public Speaking

Let me first say that I have an intense fear of public speaking and when I say intense, I mean INTENSE!  Last week I gave my first speech.  I was…

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We’ve Got 2016

To my fellow dejected democrats in Illinois…set to the Bob Seger’s classic “We’ve Got Tonight”.  Sorry Bob. I know our state, I know you’re weary I know a state pension…

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Politics Is All About Opposing Forces

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from politics it’s that there will always be two sides.  We’ll never share a singular vision and that’s okay.  I usually refrain from political…