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Norma Thatcher, Author

Welcome to my blog! Sometimes I’ll offer advice about public speaking. Maybe I’ll tell you a story. Or perhaps I’ll make you laugh, teach you something interesting, or help you think a bit differently on a topic. Please consider subscribing so you don’t miss any of my posts.

 

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How Much?

How Much?

The tradition began when my first grandson was between two and three and could understand language. I would ask, “How much does Grammy love you?” His eyes would light up as I held up one hand and measure about an inch between my thumb and index...

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What’s On Your Wall?

What’s On Your Wall?

Ego wall. Glory wall. Wall of fame. A “Me” wall. If you haven’t seen one in person, it’s likely you’ve seen an example in a television show or a movie. An ego wall is a place where people flaunt their “connections” by displaying photos of...

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Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.   Luke 2:8 Keeping watch. Some people do just...

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Barking at Cows

Barking at Cows

My friend Betsy had a long-ago dog (named “Dog") who had one mortal enemy: cows. I guess I should have termed that “bovine enemy” to stay within the...

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Go Outside and Play!

Go Outside and Play!

“Go outside and play!” was an admonition we heard when, as children, we were making nuisances of ourselves to our mothers. I actually did play...

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Hope Comes First

Hope Comes First

The old house had stood abandoned for far longer than when I first encountered it thirty-five years ago. The windows, boarded up tightly against the...

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Chains

Chains

When I awoke this morning, the word “chains” was on my brain. I tried to recall what dreams I might have had which would have produced that effect,...

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Go Knock On Doors

Go Knock On Doors

Fictional homicide detective Harry Bosch has a poster on his cubicle wall that says this: Get off your ass and go knock on doors. Perhaps I should...

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