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I’ve tried to post this a few times today and kept hitting glitches.

Anyway, it’s been a hell of a year. So when I was asked to Talk and Toast at our Holiday Party on Friday (with less than 24 hours notice) I leaned on some things that have gotten me through similar experiences in the past (speaking, audience, meaningful environment).

1) Think about what questions the people listening to you may be asking themselves.

2) Say honest things that make you feel powerful emotions first; because they will feel it the same.

3) Always, make it about them; what they’ve done, what they can do, what opportunities lie ahead.

I didn’t get to practice; so I used my favorite presentation style which ends up showcasing single images that give me a prompt upon which to riff. And when I finished; I realized I could probably share this here. Because some of you may benefit from hearing this too.

Because it’s not just a toast to our team; it’s a toast to all of us who made it through 2020. You’re beautiful people. #iamthankful and #iamgrateful for what our team took on and achieved.

#iamthankful and #iamgrateful for as hard as 2020 tried, for many of us and for most of us, 2021 is right there in front of us for the taking. And take it we shall. Together.

Because you’re beautiful people.cc Boldr

David SudolskyMari Labuschagne Parker

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Trial & Error | Recipe | MF’n Toast

The simple things. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what kind of options you have available to you, the simplest of things done just right and consumed at the perfect time make for magical moments.

Tonight I had that experience with toast. Juicy. Butter play toast. For. Real.


  • A slice of sourdough bread
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salt


  1. Butter bread. Avoid nooks and crannies so butter doesn’t leak when toasted.
  2. Toast bread to golden. It will take a little bit longer than usual but wait for it.
  3. Drizzle maple syrup on bread. Top off with a few sprinkles of salt.
  4. Indulge.

The balance of sour, sweet and salty. The crunch of the toast giving way to soft, butter soaked center. Everything in concert. Just magical.

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