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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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3 Poems and a Story

3 Poems and a Story

Grandmother.  The word itself likely evokes a flood of feel-good emotions in most people. Stop for just a moment and reflect on the feelings that word brings forth in you. The word used as part of a descriptor—“She was a grandmotherly type”— is a...

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The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

William Shakespeare had an alternate way of saying it: “Play out the play.” In “Henry the IV” Bardolph and Falstaff are interrupted by the Sheriff and his officers who have come to search the house. Falstaff admonishes Bardolph to wait, to go on...

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Thank a Teacher

Thank a Teacher

Kids return to school in our county in two weeks. This is always a nostalgic time for me, remembering the excitement of my children each year in the...

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We Do Our Best With What We Know

We Do Our Best With What We Know

The above photo was a recent Facebook post from Sister Hugs. I shared it because I’m fond of saying something similar. “We do our best with what we...

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Learn Kwiker

Learn Kwiker

Kwik is a perfect last name for a man who devotes his life to helping people learn better and faster. Yes, it’s pronounced like the word “quick.”...

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Do You Recognize This Tote?

Do You Recognize This Tote?

There are many “stories” out there on social media and news feeds, and I’ve become jaded enough by people faking stories that I scroll by most of...

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Death Is No Stranger

Death Is No Stranger

Death is no stranger to any of us in ordinary times. With Covid still quite visible in our rearview mirror (in the US the 2020 death rate per 1000...

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Group Help 101

Group Help 101

Have you ever considered that, on paper, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) shouldn’t work? Think about the concept: In an unfamiliar setting, let’s assemble...

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