Tag Archives: Toastmasters

Back home again

I just got back this evening from my retreat in the Hunter Valley. I stayed at the Youth Hostel for 3 nights while I did a bit of structural editing on the book I've been working on for several years. … Continue reading

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XMRV and where I'm at

There's some more research out confirming the association between XMRV and CFS. It's sounding more plausible to me, although I've no idea how I would have picked up XMRV. I wonder if it's possible to get tested for it, out … Continue reading

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Focus focus focus

Well I had a really interesting weekend at a Toastmasters district conference here in Sydney. I was particularly inspired by two world champions of public speaking who attended, and it reignited my enthusiasm for the whole public speaking thing. One … Continue reading

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Feeling positive today

I'm feeling pretty positive today. I had a call this morning from a good friend of mine from acting class, who told me she has scored herself a part in a new comedy series being produced for SBS. She's gonna … Continue reading

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Taking It Easy And Feeling OK

I've been taking things a little easier lately, and generally feeling better for it. I cut my acting practise back to two nights a week (instead of four), so I can accommodate the pick-up course I'm doing on two other … Continue reading

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I need more energy, the teacher says!

I'm  just going to go stream-of-consciousness with this one: Went to acting class today. We do "activities" and "doors", where we work together in pairs. One person is doing an activity in their lounge room, when the other interrupts at … Continue reading

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Painful Vulnerability

Nothing triggers my emotional insecurities like a pretty girl who appears disinterested in me. There's one such girl in my Toastmasters club. Let's call her Liz. She's extraordinarily pretty, intelligent, slim, shy and endearing. Shy and endearing look pretty attractive … Continue reading

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