>To prepare for my appearance on Seven Second Delay tomorrow, I thought it wise to review my last "Off the Beaten(Subway) Track" presentation. I put together a little slide show on subway road trips in general and some sites that are found along the A train. To my enormous horror, I discovered that I say "um" approximately every four seconds. (If you can stand it, see for yourself below. Between "ums", there is actually some intelligent humor.)

"Off the Beaten (Subway) Track" at Adult Education (June 2, 2009) from OTBST on Vimeo.

I always thought I was a good public speaker, but if everything sounds like that little talk, eek! If I can't get around saying "um," maybe I should try saying "ohm." At least that way I'll get some meditative benefits. Oy vey.