Tag Archives: Toastmasters in Prison

MLK and the Academy Awards

In January of 2013, while still incarcerated at Oakdale, I gave a speech in a Toastmaster’s contest in the prison chapel to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (I got second place, by the way). I am re-posting the speech, … Continue reading

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BIGGER THAN ME by Richard Roy

Prison is an incredibly negative environment that perpetuates hatred, segregation and all manner of evil.  It is a personal goal of mine to engage this mindset in combat at every opportunity.  Only time and others can judge my success. I … Continue reading

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“A TOAST TO FREEDOM” by Tony Casson

It seems appropriate to think about freedom as we approach the day on which we commemorate our independence. I have written before about the “Toastmasters” group here at Oakdale, and I have posted speeches that I have given at some … Continue reading

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“A Toastmasters Update” I have mentioned Toastmasters before, and we recently held our first speech contest in the chapel in front of about 100 fellow inmates and staff. I have stated before that I am a reluctant public speaker and … Continue reading

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Choosing New Beginnings – Toastmasters

“Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold.”  Proverbs 22:1 NLT  “We live by making choices.”   David Fink       Toastmasters has been mentioned in these pages a couple … Continue reading

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