​These are some of my thoughts, views, ideas, and reflections including things I've learned along the way about writing, speaking, storytelling, and life - ​Hopefully, what I have to say will help you on your journey through life.

4/20/2017:   I’m putting the final touches on my first novel (my second book).  I started writing it a little over a year ago.  It’s been one of the most exhilarating projects I have ever tackled.  I love the process of creating my characters and putting them into situations they must overcome.  This novel has it all: murder, romance, deception, mystery, and it all takes place in the Pacific Northwest.

4/24/2017:   One of the best things I ever did for myself was to join a Toastmasters Club.  I was a Toastmaster for over 35 years.  My confidence grew.  I became a pretty fair speaker, and I developed my talent for telling personal stories.  You can read many of my stories in my book, Sharing Personal Stories and on my website waldostories.com.  I hope you take a few minutes to read a few of them.