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Men at Forty

In this, my 40th year of life, I came across a familiar poem in one of my old college writing anthologies. The connection is obvious, but it goes further. I was privileged to hear and to meet Donald Justice at a poetry reading in 1992. After the reading, people were approaching him for autographs with […]

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Mrs. Turna Phrase

What I heard in 2012. Ohhh, if only I had recorded them all. “Well, now that I look at it, I’m not sure. I may just be shooting from the wrong side of the tracks.” “My mouth just had a brain fart.” “If you get a chance to tell him, please do… just at some […]

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Milestone

August 26, 2012 I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. I’m here. Right here, standing at the border taking deep breaths, psyching myself up to step across. No, no. To be pushed across. I’m about […]

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Perspective for the Wealthy

from May 2012 So I applied for a new position within Goodyear. It was a management position that would take on a considerable amount of responsibility, naturally requiring longer work hours. I interviewed well but didn’t get the position. Immediately upon telling my buddies (who don’t work for this corporation) that I had applied and […]

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I Like My Job. Relatively Speaking, of Course.

3 Requirements For A Satisfying Job Author Malcolm Gladwell writes that there are three things necessary for a satisfying job: Autonomy – You get a role in deciding what you do every day. Even if you might not always get decide exactly what you do, you can choose how to get it done. Complexity – […]

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No Joy In Voting, But I Did

November 4, 2012 Thursday I voted. The basement room at the courthouse was bustling with people early voting, though I did not have to stand in a line. The 10 electronic voting stations was about perfect for the traffic. Scores of people have already early voted this election; over 20%. The number is expected to […]

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Tis The Season

For happiness, joy, workplace treats, and diabetes!

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In Awe of Creation

The highest definition video ever recorded of a Cheetah running at over 60 mph.

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Fail Flail – Be Careful Little Fingers What You Type

You don’t shop for groceries when you’re hungry, and you don’t write emails when you are angry. After a couple of fast rewrites, I decided to get some air and a cup of coffee, then try the sentence again. Here is the progression: It’s hard for me to remain calm in the face of so […]

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The D.A.’s Prayer

Grant to me a proper hopelessness That I not be too often alone with joy

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