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Doing things differently since 1984

Why Faith Needs Doubt

I read an article recently about an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia that was looted – for many reasons, I’m sure – but among them was that the mob truly … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

How to Get a Job (from a hirer’s perspective)

I’ve changed jobs far too many times in my working life, and been to far too many interviews.  One of my favorite jobs was working at a career center, where … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Patriotism on the Rocks

As Independence Day / 4th of July rolls around for the 238th time, I am yet again faced with a serious social problem for an American to have: I’m not … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 9 Comments

When Everything Changes

*Shuffles nervously up to microphone* Umm, so, I haven’t been around much lately… sorry for that.  I assure you it’s not because I’ve had nothing to say.  Quite the opposite, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Morning sir, can I buy some happiness?

I went to a convenience store (also known as a corner shop) this morning for a drink, and noticed an interesting theme about the offerings there.  I figured I could tell … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ironic

  Isn’t it ironic that the more you earn, the less time you have to spend it? As if income inequality wasn’t bad enough, we have boredom inequality as well. … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working With a Cold: A Helpful Guide

Between weathering single-digit temperatures and mothering two young petri dishes (a.k.a. preschool-aged children), it should be no surprise that I’ve become a home for one of this year’s many cold/flu … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 5 Comments