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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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Go Ahead. I’m All Ears.

Go Ahead. I’m All Ears.

The woman sitting behind us on the train would not shut up. On and on in a too-loud voice she talked to her travel companion about anything she could think of as long as it was about herself, her job, her co-workers, her house, her kids…well, you...

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So Call Me. Not Maybe. Definitely.

So Call Me. Not Maybe. Definitely.

What I’m about to share may shock you. You likely will throw up your hands in disbelief and shout, “She’s lying!” We didn’t have a telephone until I was about 14. My dad didn’t see the point in spending the money on one. If we needed to use a...

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Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Papa Was A Rolling Stone

The big mystery was finally solved in 2013. But unless you’re into science articles, you may have missed it. There is a section of Death Valley National Park in California called Racetrack Playa. (Note: A playa is a dry lake bed.) For over fifty...

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Baking Day

Baking Day

The tradition started eight years ago when my sister Barbara bemoaned that she had never mastered our sister-in-law Ruth’s recipe for pumpkin rolls....

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November Prayer – God Provides

November Prayer – God Provides

Note from Norma:  Prayer Author Romaine Key updates the prayer page of my website once a month. To read past prayers or find out more about Romaine,...

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Pessimistic Party Pooper

Pessimistic Party Pooper

I enjoy the moment when something pops up in new material I’m reading or listening to that ties in directly to a topic I’ve just taught. When it...

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The Folding of the Flag

The Folding of the Flag

In the past year, I’ve been to two military funerals for family members. A military funeral service is steeped in ceremony. In this time of grief...

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This Doesn’t LOOK Like a Diploma

This Doesn’t LOOK Like a Diploma

When I trained people in my former field of credit management, I often said, “I’m not a cookie cutter type of credit manager.” That meant that, even...

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Filters

Filters

  Until yesterday I had forgotten what it’s like for a speaker to have an audience who acts up. From the moment I joined them, they were all...

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