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Norma Thatcher, Author

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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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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 elements, caused the house to appear sightless. Then last week I saw as I drove by it that...

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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, but nothing came to me. But all day, my thoughts kept returning to why chains would be important....

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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 have cleaned that up and said rear. Or butt. Or keister. (But then my weird memory recollected that...

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Stopping For Ice Cream

Stopping For Ice Cream

What started as a family tradition with my two young children and me morphed into an ongoing inside joke between my grown daughter and me. And now...

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Choosing To Make The Call

Choosing To Make The Call

I am not a police officer. And I know that. I am not a child protective services worker. And I know that. I am not a psychologist, a social worker,...

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Paying Attention On Purpose

Paying Attention On Purpose

People are amazed that Grace, my beagle, rarely barks. Beagles are infamous for being loud and constant barkers. In fact, when I Googled the...

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Actually, Life Is More Like This

Actually, Life Is More Like This

One of the best-known lines from the movie Forrest Gump was this: “My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what...

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