A 2,800-Hour Investment

People are surprised to discover that I've been an active member of a Toastmasters club (Plantation Toastmasters) for over a quarter of a century. Their initial exclamation of "Wow!" is frequently followed by a simple question — "Why?"

It's a good question. For one thing, I can't really think of a better use of my time than spending 2 hours at a PTM meeting every week for the past 28 years. Each Toasties meeting is an investment in myself, and so I figure I've...

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