Monthly Archives: May 2018

Would you intentionally hit someone with your car?


Scenario:  You’re driving down a rural 2 lane highway with no shoulders.  You see some people on bicycles ahead and slow down because just as you reach them you enter a NO PASSING zone and the road goes around a long, sweeping blind curve to the left.  The cyclists have spread out to ride 2 abreast so you can only pass them when it is safe to use the other lane.  This is the prescribed procedure for bikes and any other vehicle.  You are stuck behind them waiting for the passing zone, or so it would seem.  Would you ever do this?…

I live on the eastside (that is all the cities on the other side of Lake Washington from Seattle.)  I like to ride my bike to get places (and avoid traffic) as well as for exercise.  I also drive a car and own a house and have a daughter, family, friends.  I run a business and have people working for me that rely on me.  It is easy to become disconnected from the reality of our actions as we drive behind the wheel, windows up, radio playing.  It feels more like a video game than actually being there.  It is easy to forget that the person walking along the street or traveling on the bike is not a target, but a person.  Never, ever allow yourself or anyone else to get away with this brutal behavior.

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Everything you want to know about Toastmasters Pathways is at this interactive website

Discovery! Leave it to the Toastmasters district headquartered in Silicon Valley to come up with a website that tells everything you could want to know about the new Pathways education program in Toastmasters.  Thank you District 4 (San Francisco/Palo Alto)


Start Here.  Go ahead, It will open in another window. I’ll wait here.
As you go through the information, everything about Pathways will become clear.
Of all the resources on that page, this one is the heart of it all.  Once there, click on one of the paths and then surf through the tabs of each project level and under each level, click through the projects.  It’s all there! Every project description.  This will help you choose your path.  When you click on this link, I expect you’ll get too caught up in it to return here, so enjoy.  Bookmark that page or come back here and click on the Toastmasters Resources I will be adding to the menu.  Other handy resources they have list are:

Pathways Resources


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