Posts by AlejAndro Anastasio

Aikido, Martial Arts, Black Belt, Weapons, Storytelling, Podcast, Dojo, Ukemi, Jo, One Hand

One-Handed Aikido – OHS039

Earning first degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido was a great accomplishment and milestone in my life....

Baseball, Little League, Sports, Greatest Moments, Podcast, Storytelling, Jim Abbott

My Most Incredible Baseball Moment

When I grew up Little League baseball was king. In fact, baseball was one of the most popular sports for...

Death, Dying, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Blog, Disability, Last Words

The Last Words My Father Spoke Before He Died

I was with my father the moment he died. When he took his last breath I was there with him....

TED Talk, TEDxBoise, TEDxTwinFalls, Speaking, Storytelling, Disability, Buddhism, Coaching

TEDxBoise and TEDxTwinFalls Speaking and Coaching

In 2017 I delivered my second TEDx talk as part of the TEDxTwinFalls event. Blog #28 of “40 Blogs in...

Blog, Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Storytelling, Disability

Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking 2014

I have been a Toastmaster for the past seven years. Blog #27 of “40 Blogs in 40 Days about 40...

Physics, University of Washington, Inspiration, Blog, Storytelling

The Physics Of Telling A Story

I think most of us as children grew up with our parents reading to us. My father mostly worked nights...

Rainbow, blog, Pot of Gold, Storytelling, Buddhism,

I Saw The “Pot Of Gold” At The End Of A Rainbow

I actually saw the end of a rainbow! Or was it the beginning of a rainbow? Regardless, it was certainly...

Embarrassing, Conversation, Blog, Disability, Storytelling,

Hilariously Embarrassing Two-Handed Statements In My One-Handed World

People say the funniest things. And when you have one hand in a two-handed world certain statements can be funny,...

conversation, speech, mistake, podcast, disability, one hand, embarrassing, storytelling

Embarrassingly Funny Things People Say About My One-Handed Life – OHS038

People say the funniest things. And when you have one hand in a two-handed world certain statements can be funny,...

9-Ball, Gambling, Pocket Billiards, Pool Hall. Pool Table, Handicap, Disability, Storytelling, Blog

I Lost $150 Dollars On That 9-Ball Shot

I grew up with a pool table in our home. I can say it was a family past time. Often...

barista, coffee, espresso, kindness, disability, blog, Java Hyde Park, Coffee shop, storytelling

A Helping Hand From The Coffee Shop Girl

I am a big fan of coffee. Which is related to my love of coffee shops. As a result, I...

Ski, Snowboard, Ski Patrol, storytelling, blog, toastmasters, disability, Salt Lake City, Utah, Snowbird Ski Resort

The Right Place at the Right Time to Save a Skiers Life

Most of us do not wake up thinking, “today is the day I am going save someone’s life.” In many...

World Class Chili, Joe Canavan, Pike Place Market, Seattle

Working At World Class Chili in Seattle’s Pike Place Market

World Class Chili was a chili parlor in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A chili parlor… I learned so many life...

Elderly Wisdom blog disability neighborhood storytelling

One Brick At A Time This Old Man Changed My Life

Sometimes we are not paying enough attention to notice the people in our lives on a day-to-day basis. As a...

travel, international, solo, elderly, disability, inspiration, storytelling, blog, Paris, France

81 Year-Old Female Solo Traveler Inspires Me And My Mother to See The World

It is interesting where we find our inspiration. Sometimes it is more interesting when inspiration finds us. This is just...

Blog, storytelling, disability, limb deficient, oregon country fair

My Opposite Hangs Out At The Oregon Country Fair

I am not sure how often, or if ever, people get to meet their “opposite” in life. I have encountered...

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