Sat 1 Nov 21:46
I sent out the box of winter clothes through the postoffice to my mother. The UPS place was closed
Mon 3 Nov 14:45
Lori called me last night for the discharge papers of my father's time in Korea, so Mom can receive assistance as the
widow of a verteran. She's finally transferred the health insurance. Meanwhile, my comments on You Tube under
Terry Fox's videos produced some responses. garycalgary especially brought a view from Canada. I sent him the
addresses of my mainsite, the hero site, andthe review of "Terry". I still can't seem to get that movie out of my mind.
I'm going to speak about it at Toastmasters on the Twentieth.
I should put together an agenda for tomorrow. Even though it's a presidential election, there should be gaps at
Tue 4 Nov What a difference from 1980! 15:21
End of Reaganism?
A splash of reality led to my forgetting names. The next time I must remember that writing up each voter requires
the carbon copy and the party affiliate.
The end of a long day draws near. It is raining lightly, but the turnout has been heavy, not only here, but also
nationwide. I went home at 4 PM to check on Midnight and the internet.
Wed 5 Nov Guy Fawks' Day
I am mostly pleased with the results of yesterday's election. In stark contrast to my entry in 1980, I am hoping
for the end of Reaganomics, which sneaked into my life without notice. Of course, I was too happy at the time, doing
what I wanted, to notice.
I went home by 9 PM, and I stayed up until 11 PM. The results of the presidential election may have depressed the
no vote on Proposition 8 in California.
Now the focus leaves the outer world and returns to the inner world. I have only two months left before Block begins
again. Toastmasters will have its run as well, before 2008 ends.
Fri 7 Nov 8:05
Last night I went food shopping and bought little at PathMark. The next two Thursdays will go to Toastmasters.
I signed up for a speech on the Twentieth. This will be my second speech this year, but I badly need the practice.
After visiting "Terry" several times, I thought review would be most appropriate as a nonmanual speech. What is
my purpose? I tired a rough talk and still managed to go sixteen minutes without finishing. I took advantage of
the gap at that meeting and asked for 12-15 minutes. Then I added 2-5 minutes for questions.
SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1980
The Reagan "landslide" just proved how dissatisfied the country has been with the economy, more than anything else.
At least Anderson got the 5% for matching funds (7%), and I helped (by voting for him).
Sun 9 Nov 22:42
I spent too much time this weekend on the internet while trying to fix problems. I tried firefox and uncovered
Otherwise my speech on "Terry" is shaping into fifteen minutes. I'll need my visual aids and a handout sheet.
I am putting the latter together.
Wed 12 Nov Harry Blackmun's 100th 14:43
I missed my first scheduled meeting at Block on Monday. I found my schedule last night, after I'd gone to the makeup
session. So, I have another one tonight. I passed along the information about Tery Fox and my upcoming speech
a week tomorrow at Toastmasters. I am going to use my two posters again for the speech. The last time I did so
was Tuesday, 28 April 1998. Matthew Shepard was living in Denver at the time. A full decade has passed,
and I am the only member still there!
I have finally, after nearly fifteen years, reached the end of my ninth sketchbook. It's been a long dry spell.
Thu 13 Nov 14:18
Tonight it's Toastmasters, finally back on track. I am still having problems with email since hotmail changed the
format. I wish I were delivering my speech on "Terry" tonight. It looks as though fewer members will be there
next week. My dry run needs work. I have a week to fix.
Fri 14 Nov 14:33
My latest dry run was too long again.