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Life’s a Beach
14December
Life’s a Beach

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I am not a beach person. First of all, beaches are often in hot, humid, tropical climates and 60 degrees is about as warm as I ever want to be.

Secondly, I have obsessive-compulsive tendencies and one is I never walk barefoot anywhere. The minute I get out of bed I put on socks and shoes, always in the same order, left sock, left shoe, right sock, right shoe and I don’t take them off unless I shower or go back to bed.

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Chivalry
25November
Chivalry

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Having finished being a healthcare keynote speaker for the Idaho Healthcare Financial Managers Association in McCall, I’m driving back to Boise to catch a flight for my Baby Boomer Comedy Show in Oregon. I stop at a McDonald’s for a cup of coffee and stretch my legs. Walking in I see an elderly woman throwing her trash away. Some of it falls to the floor. As I’m picking it up for her, she comments, “My, there still are gentlemen in the world.” I respond, “Yes, plus it saves my mom having to drive from Missouri to beat me for being rude. It’s such a long drive, what with gas prices and all.”

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The Baby Boomer Comedy Show
15November
I Know Just How The Cat In The Hat Feels

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Being a healthcare and education keynote speaker and co-star of The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts, it’s hard to explain what I do for a living to our seven year-old grandson, Kai. Sure, he’s seen me perform on television and youtube but he thinks I’m just screwing around like I do with him when he’s at our house.

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Through Sickness and In Health, Even in August
19October
Through Sickness and In Health, Even in August

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Being an educational and healthcare keynote speaker, August is a busy month for me and this August was no exception. I was gone 19 days visiting 12 states, three of them twice and not only did I have all the usual hassles of travel including late flights, eating alone, and TSA searching my bags (If […]

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Sluggerrr
19October
Sluggerrr

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My assistant, Melanie, picked me up at the airport following my flight home after being the closing governmental keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Certified Public Manager’s meeting recently. Melanie’s daughter, Sarah Kate, was in her car seat accompanied by her pre-school class’s mascot, a stuffed animal named Freddie the Frog.

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A Friend in Need is a Friend In Deed 1
06September
A Friend in Need is a Friend In Deed

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Years before becoming an educational and healthcare keynote speaker, I was doing a breakout session at the Oklahoma Education Association conference. I was nervous and tense because it was the first time I was ever speaking on stress. Matters were not made easier because the entire time I was speaking, coming through the accordion walls […]

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Biking with Twyla on the Erie Canal 2
21August
Biking with Twyla on the Erie Canal

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Last week my wife, Twyla, accompanied me to Clayton, New York for my Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seatbelts. The trip was bittersweet because I love having her travel with me and this was her last trip of summer vacation before she returns to being an art teacher in a public […]

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Humor is in The Ear of the Beholder 3
25July
Humor is in The Ear of the Beholder

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Last Monday I was an educational keynote speaker for the South Georgia Community Action and Head Start in Moultrie, Georgia. Arriving at dinner time Sunday night, I went to Applebees for a bite to eat before checking into my hotel. Ordering a beer with my meal, the waitress says, “We don’t serve beer on Sunday.” Thinking it […]

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He Who Laughs Last Thinks Slowest 4
09July
He Who Laughs Last Thinks Slowest

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I saw this on a bumper sticker last week while riding my bike around town. Bumper stickers are a glimpse into the driver’s attitudes, beliefs, and even mentality. When President George W. Bush was in office, there was one stating, “Some village in Texas is missing their idiot.” George Bush is not the smartest guy […]

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Have a Great Summer 5
24June
Have a Great Summer

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My wife, Twyla, is a public school art teacher and this week she began her summer vacation. She has seventy five days without children. She has seventy-five days without morning duty, bus duty, or lunch duty. She has seventy-five days without collaboration or curriculum meetings. She has seventy five days to rest, relax, recuperate, and […]

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