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A Good Reason to be Late

I got my first real job when I was a junior in high school. I was terrified of tardiness, so I always left about twenty to thirty minutes before my shift even though we lived only five minutes from the … Continue reading

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The Brief Reprieve

In July of 2001 I experienced one of the worst parts of the corporate world: looming layoffs. It created one of the most stressful moments in my life to that point. It was bad to start with, but an employee … Continue reading

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Catch a Tiger

In 2003 I got one of those no-way-you-turn-it-down kind of opportunities one Saturday morning. I got off the phone and realized I accepted without first checking with Chrisie. This could have been very bad, but fortunately, once I told her … Continue reading

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Coming Out of Closets

No, not like that. One of my longest “careers” was working for the same guy, but with different businesses. I started at an indoor miniature golf course and when that closed, I worked for him doing light construction. We did … Continue reading

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Travel Tribulations Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1. Yes, that one-way ticket from New York to Boston caused me more trouble than I would realize, but at least I had gotten through it with a story I knew I’d be able laugh … Continue reading

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Travel Tribulations Part 1

I used to enjoy flying, even after the tighter restrictions put in place because of 9/11. I never minded the increased security or the need to arrive at the airport earlier than I would have preferred. I understood the fine … Continue reading

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Wait… What?

I absolutely love a good non sequitur, partially because I enjoy employing Latin, but mostly because they seem to always garner the same reaction from a large number of people. Throw a good non sequitur at someone and they’ll usually … Continue reading

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