In your zeal to improve, don’t forget the objective

Last week, I finally discovered the brilliance of Canadian comic Norm Macdonald. (In my defense, my kids were babies during his mid-90s stint on Saturday Night Live when he became a phenom. And I don't stay up much past 9:30.) In watching a YouTube clip of Macdonald talking about Tiger Woods, I thought it was cool that he was a golf fan. Then, I became aware that he was saying ‘you know’ over and over.  Of course, no one in … [Read more...]

Feeling lonely and blue? A virtual meeting might provide for what ails you

This is not intended to be an endorsement of the Zoom platform. Other plaforms provide similar benefits. I have been using Zoom for years, so I'm writing about my experience with it during the pandemic. Alone in my recreation room about 7:40 a.m. last Wednesday, I gave a speech. It was a pretty darn good speech, judging by the reaction. I really felt like I connected with my audience. I had lots of company. I was accompanied—via Zoom—by 10 … [Read more...]

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