Wednesday, September 17, 2008

428th Post - Toastmasters This Evening

I am killing a bit of time before I leave for my TM meeting this evening. I have had a long, tiring day, and 2 hours of public speaking sounds like just what I need to calm down and relax a bit.

I realize that public speaking causes terror and anguish in many people. It can in me, too, especially when I am in front of a large group of people. But speaking in front of 20 or 30 people is a breeze for me these days, and relaxes me the way a shot of liquor does others.

Heard Rick on News 95.7 during lunch as I was walking about the city. Nice to hear him in that context again. He may be filling in for Tom Young on Thursday as well. If I hear something, I will update the blog. Because, of course, all of you care.

You know, people have told me that they are amazed at all of the personal things I discuss on this blog. But these people do not have any idea of the things I leave out, the things I can't even allude to, for fear of embarrassing or incriminating myself in some way. Relatives of mine read this blog, and people at my work do, too. Let's just say that there have been many times when I have had to censor myself and cut out things.

But I'll still accept the compliment. After the day I had today, I need it.

Once more, into the breach...


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