Ending My Toastmasters Presidency: Looking Back At An Era

Two weeks ago, we held virtual elections in Toastmasters, a chapter of a public speaking organization. I’ve been attending for seven years and counting. Last year I was elected President, and accepted the nomination when realizing that no one else had time or spoons to be president.


Tony Awards Preparation

It is Sunday, June 12. The Tony Awards air this evening. Nominees include revivals like Company, and new shows like A Strange Loop, Six, and Paradise Square….


My Dad’s Mangos

My dad had a green thumb in life. I inherited about half of it; I can make seeds sprout, but keeping them alive is always…


What Is Real?

One of my latest obsessions has been Googling items from my childhood. It’s stuff from television shows or random CD=Roms, ones that my dad would…


Sweet Easter Thoughts

To treat myself on Saturday, I waited in line at a French patisserie to pick up macaroons. It was a longer line than usual because…