Category Archives: Lynn Kelley

District 12 International Speech Contest – Part 1 – What a Grandastic Adventure!

Grand and fantastic is how I describe my experience as a competitor in the Toastmasters District 12 International Speech Contest in Temecula on May 12, 2018. No, I didn’t win. Didn’t even place, but I did my best. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mom’s Memories on Mother’s Day – Parenting Plights & Delights

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and especially to my mom, Marilyn! Last August I interviewed my mom, two months before she turned 82. This is Part 2. In Part 1 (not available to the public), Mom talks about her … Continue reading

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Laughter – I Live to Laugh

I live to laugh. Do you? Laughter seems to be one of my basic needs. Good thing humor is all around us. I’m one of those people who view our world through a comic lens, for the most part. I suspect … Continue reading

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Becoming a Public Speaker – Say What?

Public speaking? Me? Are you kidding? Almost four years ago I joined Toastmasters International to get over my fear of public speaking. Here’s a post about my first prepared speech: Stepping Out of the Zone – My Toastmasters Ice Breaker … Continue reading

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Disposal Edge – A Poem About Old Silverware

Do you have old, messed up silverware? Do your spoons have disposal edge? Here’s one last poem for National Poetry Month. April sure whizzed by, didn’t it? Once again, I have a video from 1999, practicing for a poetry reading. The … Continue reading

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Chuckles the Clown and Buffy the Clown – Friday Funnies

Do you remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show? How about the episode about Chuckles the Clown’s funeral? I was watching this clip, laughing my head off. George heard me from the other room. He thought I was crying. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Adorable Knitted Dolls for Peace Pals

Do you like to knit? Love to help others? Have you heard of Peace Pals? In response to my April 10th blog post, Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl, my friend Marjorie Flathers shared one of her favorite crafts. … Continue reading

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Lines – Mountains and Freeways – Photo Challenge – Graphic Designs

This week’s photo challenge for The Daily Post is a fun one: Lines. I snapped this photo a couple weeks ago to capture the silhouettes of the mountain ridges set against the sky. Some of the ridges are barely visible, … Continue reading

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The Taste of Poverty – A Poem

April is National Poetry Month, and I can’t believe how fast this month is going by. Today’s post is about hunger and poverty. I hope it speaks to you. The Taste of Poverty Have you heard the peaceful sound of … Continue reading

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Book Call – Essay Written By a High School Student in the 1940s

This is a piece written by my father when he was in high school: Book Call by Gordon Powell Frequently my father asks me to take him to various parts of the city. He owns a small book store in … Continue reading

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