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Teacher I need you.

Teacher I need you.
I understand the need to get the economy up and running. I even understand the need to open up bowling alleys, nail salons and tattoo parlors. With a shortfall of support for small businesses from the federal government, we’re scared about our livelihood and maybe even where our next meal is coming from.  We feel... Read more »

Great insults last a long time.

Great insults last a long time.
Great insults last a long time. – Rocky Balboa Growing up in the late 1960’s and early 70’s wasn’t an easy time for anyone with a thin skin. Back then, kids could find a reason, and I mean ANY reason, to ridicule other kids. If your hair had just been cut, you would be teased... Read more »

COVID-19; Listen, learn, trash it.

COVID-19; Listen, learn, trash it.
The one thing everyone has in common at the moment is that no one has experienced anything like the current pandemic-related world-wide quarantine. The current situation is so different and so unique that most of us don’t know what to do or how to act. In the 1930’s and 40’s, while in the midst of... Read more »
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2020 so far? It's pretty clear.

2020 so far?  It's pretty clear.
Although we’re only a couple of weeks into the new year, it seems apparent that 2020 will be a year of ups and downs. The “downs” are coming fast and furious, but the “ups” are putting up a valiant fight…so far, anyway. Certain “downs” can be expected. With a national election on the horizon, we... Read more »

Opinion: Your opinion doesn't matter

Opinion: Your opinion doesn't matter
For the dinosaurs of the world (like me) who still get their news updates by watching the 30-minute nightly news, the experience is a lot like boxing a kangaroo. Rapid-fire bad news has a way of scrambling one’s brain in short order and leaves us feeling a little wobbly in the knees. Plenty of bad... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »