All posts by: Lawrence D. Elliott

Doing It Right

I walked nervously through the parking lot. My legs felt as wobbly as freshly cooked pasta and my heart pounded in my chest like a bass drum -- it almost drowned out the clacking sound my cleats made on the decaying...
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Sevean Brown-Giles: Graduation From Kearny High School, San Diego, California

It’s been said you can always tell the winners in a race from the starting blocks. And although that’s not an absolute, it’s mostly so. When you add the foundation of preparation and hard work, it’a pretty much true. However,...
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Men: Does This Hilarious Commercial Make A Point

I saw a sign like this over a toilet in the home of a female acquaintance in Germany. It was hilarious because there was a lot of truth in this little sign. Women get tired of going to bathroom and...
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The Meaning Of Love: Will You Still Love Me When I’m 90?

What is the true meaning of love? You're young. You find that special person and fall deeply in love. You decide to you want to grow old together. What if you could look into the future to see how you'd...
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Poem for Freddie Gray: Lost in the Smoke-Filled Mist

Like so many African Americans, I've had my run-ins with the police. I've been stopped at gunpoint for running out of stores after making a purchase. I've been stopped for being short (and black!). Even just because I looked suspicious....
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Das Beste (Silbermond) – A Perfect Song For My Feelings

There are those moments when you hear a song that so perfectly fits someone you know that you can't help but think of them whenever it's played. These melodies become special and never leave your heart. Just as that special...
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Poem: Like A Massive River

We sail away together to a magical land A romantic journey neither of us planned...
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2014: Brief Reflections

Twelve months ago, I began my unexpected return to the US, after living in Germany for two and a half years. For my last nine days, I stayed with old friends in the Odenwald region. They wanted to make sure...
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My 7th Toastmasters Speech…with Tears

On September 6, 2014, I gave my seventh Toastmasters speech in my quest for the prestigious Competent Communicator designation. Since joining the organization and giving my first speech—also known as the “Icebreaker Speech”—I’m right on the fast- paced schedule I...
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