Pat’s award for one of his stories told at a
Toastmasters speech contest.
Each week an additional story will be added here. These are stories given as prize-winning speeches in various speaking venues including Toastmasters, workshops around the country, and in the yet-to-be-published book, A Blink in the Eye of the Great Blue Heron.
GOLD is the story of my encounter with a seven-year-old downs syndrome boy at camp. (minutes 6:23)
HANDS is the story of my son and I taking Bud, a resident of a convalescent hosptial, to his last fishing trip. (minutes 6:59)
ROCKET SCIENCE is the story of two aspiring teens whose experiments with rocket fuel, led to their demise. (minutes 6:31)
INVISIBLE BOY is the story of a teen at a high school for at risk kids who tried to keep himself invisible until… (minutes 6:44)
SECOND CHANCES is the story of a boy who had a complete personality change because of a second chance given to him. (minutes 7:00)
WARM FUZZIES is the story of the true origin of the warm fuzzies and the counterfeit cold pricklies. (minutes 9:07)
1981 is the story of my continuation high school burning to the ground and the blessings of that. (minutes 8:20)
Here is a video of THE NEXT DANCE, a father’s tale.