Project Three

Objective: Get To The Point

Title: Portrait of a Karateka

Introduction:
Summer,1998. Julie had been training in Shotokan Karate for 4 years and had earned her 1st degree black belt. The news that awaited her and her Kata team that day was the best news they could ever receive. They were going to go to Warsaw Poland to compete in the World Championships of Karate. The news of the training schedule wasn’t so welcomed by Julie but she knew it would prepare her for the opportunity of a lifetime and it ended up providing a few laughs along the way.

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Project Two

Objective: Organize Your Speech

Title:  SIGNS

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that
Can’t you read the sign?”
– Five Man Electrical Band – 1971

In life there are signs of all kinds
do we know how to read them?
or do we let them pass us by?
There are road signs, life signs, little nagging feelings that I need
to be doing something else
That I need to make a change and go in a different direction.

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Project One

Objective: Icebreaker

Let’s move to Forth Worth, were the words that greeted me one Saturday afternoon in July of 2015. Me, being the adventurous type, said OK. And thus began our journey from Dallas to Fort Worth and put an end the feeling that kept surfacing that we needed a change …. or a move …. or something that we just could not put our finger on. The Universe had spoken and we were at peace, the house in Dallas sold in a day and a half and we found a house in Ft. Worth exactly where we needed to be. This move was based off of our need for help in taking care of my wife’s elderly father and her sister lives on Lake Worth and was not going to move. After a lifetime in Dallas for her and 27 years for me, we pulled up roots and moved.

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