One small step for man...then what?

One small step for man...then what?
It was just a couple of days before I was to celebrate my 9th birthday. As was typical for that particular summer, I was outside working on my pitching technique and living in a baseball fantasy by relentlessly throwing a rubber ball against the front porch to invisible (to everyone but me) batters. Without knowing... Read more »

Male, pale and stale?

Male, pale and stale?
“You’re male, pale and stale” were the words coldly delivered by a “career coach” to my friend, Howard, who is currently involved in a job search. This fellow late-stage baby-boomer friend of mine and I were chatting recently about the trials and tribulations surrounding the challenge of closing out our careers on a high financial... Read more »

Find Your Teddy

Find Your Teddy
I attended a most excellent Ted Talk today. No, not the kind of Ted Talk where someone stands on a stage and chats about some matter of personal importance, but a discussion over lunch with my buddy, Teddy M. It’s during these sessions that I realize that 1) I’m not losing my mind and 2)... Read more »
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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 »