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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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Shoulda Coulda

Shoulda Coulda

If I were my boss, I’d fire me. Or at least conduct an employee counseling session in which I’d give myself the ultimatum to “shape up or ship out.” After years of faithful blogging, I haven’t written in a month. I have seven partially started...

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A Wing and a Prayer. But Mostly a Prayer.

A Wing and a Prayer. But Mostly a Prayer.

My prayer life could use a tune-up. Or maybe even an overhaul. I’ve read books on prayer, listened to well-versed speakers talk about a healthy prayer life, and thought about the topic often and (hopefully) discerningly. As in many other life...

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Light. The presence of light is highly visible during the holiday season. We string lights from our roofs, hang them on our indoor trees, place them in our windows in the form of representative candles, and light actual candles in our Advent...

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Yay! Brava! Applause!

Yay! Brava! Applause!

At nearly 18 months, Baby Girl appreciates applause, both receiving it and giving it. She enjoys “playing” the harmonica and after a few bars, she...

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I Don’t Know. There, I Said It

I Don’t Know. There, I Said It

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has a recurring segment called “Lie Witness News.” The show has an interviewer on the streets of Los Angeles who asks...

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Add a Little Color, Will You?

Add a Little Color, Will You?

My introduction to the works of Alexandra Stoddard was on a shelf at a used bookstore as I was planning the design of our home. Her book Alexandra...

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A Sign for Help

A Sign for Help

My friend Amelia Stansell has been actively involved with fighting human trafficking for a number of years. She recently posted on Facebook a...

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Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

Sometimes we expect the death of a loved one such as in the case of someone who has been under hospice care. At other times death comes unexpectedly...

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