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February 26, 2006 [ More archived home pages here ]

West Coast Thoughts


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Today's song is California Girls by the Beach Boys, released in 1965.

As I mentioned the other day, Sherry and I have lived here now for ten years. That decade was fun, now what? Only time will tell. ;-)

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This past Wednesday at my Twin Oaks Toastmasters meeting, I gave my second speech from the Advanced Technical Presentations manual. I now have four of the ten speeches completed towards my Advanced Toastmaster Bronze (ATM-B) award. The other two speeches completed so far are from the Advanced Storytelling manual. One of those speeches may be read here.

As part of Wednesday's speech I created this PowerPoint presentation, Twin Oaks' Internet Resources. It's purpose during the 12-minute speech was to help convey technical information to a nontechnical audience so as to meet that speech's main objective. It must have worked, I was voted Best Speaker for the day by the 20 or so participating members and guests. Thanks everyone!

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Yesterday I added another page to my iWeb site. This second page is titled About Me and a smaller version of that page is shown below.

iWeb is a powerful tool to help Mac users explore publishing on the Internet in just a few easy steps. Sherry has her own massage business site that she created herself using iWeb.

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Also on Friday I went to see the new movie, The World's Fastest Indian. It's a wonderful true story of a man making his dream come true and those that helped him along the way. He risked it all in his quest to reach a goal, a requirement often found in our own lives too. I hope Sir Anthony Hopkins wins an Academy Award for his performance in this film.

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On Thursday, I took some pictures at La Jolla Shores. All of those pictures and four others from last Saturday's trip to San Diego's Horton Plaza and the GasLamp Quarter with Sherry and Jenny, are available as Desktops. In the Gaslamp area, Sherry, Jenny, and I had a great meal at the Rock Bottom Restaurant.

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Okay, the second decade in San Diego begins today. Thanks for letting me share some of my west coast thoughts with many of you during the first decade. Oh, and thanks to all those California girls that live in this great State too! :-)

Don


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