Two Americas

Posted Aug 31 2009 in

So I’m watching this frizzy-haired woman on TV, at one of the Town Halls, weeping about the loss of “her America.” “I want MY America back,” she wailed. “What happened to MY America?” It reminded me of my daughter when she was 5, and wanted some toy she’d long since outgrown. But it also made […]

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The Man by the Window — American Style

Posted Aug 28 2009

I got this info from the professor of my Group Problem-Solving and Decision-Making class up at Metropolitan State University, in St. Paul. He had worked as the CEO for the Japanese division of an air conditioning manufacturer. The division was having profitability issues, and he was tasked with finding the problem and resolving it. What […]

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Slow and Odd

Posted Aug 24 2009 in

When Old Dog and I were dating, I lived in St. Paul and he lived here in Ohio. On weekends when we couldn’t figure out a way to get together, Old Dog would go visit my Dad on Sunday afternoons. He’d sit on the couch and listen to Dad reminisce about serving in Afghanistan and […]

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Old Joke #18

Posted Aug 22 2009 in

Did you hear about the man with three penises? His pants fit like a glove….

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My Little Town:- Getting Into the Swing

Posted Aug 19 2009 in

(No Web Wednesday this week — all I’ve gotten are cute animal pictures and a Powerpoint slideshow about these hot baths formed from calcium carbonate deposits in Turkey. So, I’m introducing a new feature – “My Little Town.” Lately, I’ve been walking my dogs in the morning before I go to work. Since the nature […]

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The Trouble with Interns, Part 2

Posted Aug 18 2009

About halfway through the summer, I noticed that our bright young intern seemed harried. She held frequent, highly emotional, phone conversations and her productivity started to tail off. Although, as a manager, I prefer to allow people to come to me if they have a personal issue (because, let’s face it, the last thing anyone […]

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The Trouble with Interns, Part 1

Posted Aug 17 2009

Confession: I’m not fond of people between the ages of 14 and 25. I find them self-absorbed and clueless. Also meta-clueless – clueless about being clueless. (Oh, give me a break. Everyone is prejudiced against some group. At least it’s possible to outgrow the target group for my bigotry.) Anyway, because of this, as an […]

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Fiction Friday: Building a Plot

Posted Aug 14 2009 in

Okay, I think I’ve incorporated everyone’s suggestions (and then some)! Nicole Benson wants to appear onstage in a Broadway musical because it’s what she’s wanted since she and her identical twin sister took turns playing Annie at the local dinner theater when they were 7 years old AND she’s bored to tears with her job […]

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Web Wednesday: Moving Day and Vocapeople

Posted Aug 12 2009 in

In the (brand new) tradition of Web Wednesday, I’m going to share two things I found through the web. First, I’m moving into 101 Blogland Lane today. The Lane is an experimental community where 100 people will share authorship, which seems in keeping with how the internet works. Per the covenants and bylaws of the […]

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