I hate my boss!

I hate my boss!
“I hate my boss.” Those were the words I overheard a young lady in the café booth next to me utter to her friend as they sipped coffee and plotted her next career move. I’m not normally an eavesdropper, but this particular line caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First of all, I’ve... Read more »

Find YOUR Strike Zone!

Find YOUR Strike Zone!
“What are your salary expectations?”. That was the question the interviewer asked me during a job interview held last winter. I admit, I wasn’t all that interested in the job to begin with, so I answered somewhat flippantly, “Well, I’ve made as much as six figures in various years and as little as zero in... Read more »

Your 20-year-old self is calling.

Maybe you’ve seen this question bouncing around social media before; what would you tell your 20-year-old self? I suppose the natural response would be to tell your 20-year-old self to not make all of the mistakes you have made. Don’t marry her/him, don’t move there, don’t take that job, etc. Those are the easy ones.... Read more »
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Thanks, Coach.

Thanks, Coach.
As the years begin to add up, I often wonder about what my legacy will be. How will those I leave behind remember me? Will people think of me fondly or otherwise? I know what I would like for people to say, but time will tell. I lost a mentor recently. Someone who left a... Read more »

What's so funny?

I think it’s safe to say that not many people enjoy a good laugh more than I do. As the producer and co-host of The Tomfoolery Fun Club, a comedy-based variety show, I not only take great pride in seeing people laugh and enjoy themselves at our shows, I’m strategically positioned at the front table... Read more »

Profession vs. Purpose?

Profession vs. Purpose?
Anyone who has ever been subjected to the rigors of a job interview has most likely been posed with the following stammer-inducing question; can you tell me a little about yourself? Many people might reply with a Ralph Kramden-like “homina-homina-homina” uttering which is often followed by a description of what they do for a living.... Read more »
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You won a pile of bricks!

You won a pile of bricks!
A stiff wind or the huff and puff of the big bad wolf could have done the job at this point, but instead the wrecking ball took a few easy swipes at the historic Town Theatre in Highland, IN this week.  A once-promising rehabilitation effort was, over a prolonged period of too many years, laid... Read more »

The name of my office bully is (insert name here).

The name of my office bully is (insert name here).
The results are in from a very informal survey and the outcome is this; office bullying is epidemic.  These people are everywhere!  The bullies are running roughshod in not only offices, but in schools, manufacturing facilities, health clubs…everywhere.  Who are these bullies I refer to?  These are the people who bulldoze their way into our... Read more »

When you grow up...

When you grow up...
What do you want to be when you grow up?  That’s a question most often asked of young children as they begin to envision how their lives may turn out.  In my case, it was asked of me by Ms. Michele (my girlfriend / soul mate) as we enjoyed a drink at the bar a... Read more »
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If money was not the issue...

If money was not the issue...
Most anyone over the age of thirty has experienced the workplace yo-yo, or in other words, the aspect of dealing with multiple personalities if not those individuals with multi-personalities.  Those much younger than that, or of college age, might not be so in tune with such trials and tribulations which lie ahead.  To say ignorance... Read more »