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So I am giving two keynotes in the next 7 weeks or so. And of course I didn’t make them the same so I could save myself from writing two entirely different talks in that short time frame. So it’s gonna be long weekends from here on out I fear.

Hopefully I can use at least some from the first in the second.

@Tdorey The TRU trip is right before one of them (speaking at Douglas College Oct. 26). Then the other one is in Toronto Nov. 21 or so. They're all three very different!

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