Category: Personal

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We started on a good note. Vanessa had never been to Crowder’s Mountain State Park and I wanted to introduce her to it. My last visit to this park was on December 30th, 2011. It’s extremely rare that I can introduce her to something that has to do with hiking that I’ve done and she hasn’t. Let us say that she has a lot more experience hiking that I do. So, on January 1st, I drove us to Crowder’s Mountain…

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The job will not save you, Jimmy. It won’t make you whole. It won’t fill yo ass up. It all ends. You need something outside of this, a LIFE. You know what that is? – It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come. From: The Wire: Lester and McNulty talk about life Our Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. It’s interesting, the choice of words, especially…

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So, what do the following things have in common? Dogs, birds, hamster, Stevie Wonder, and breast feeding. Well, all could be found at Jubilee, an interesting “church” in, of course, Asheville, NC. Well, Stevie Wonder was NOT there, but his music was! I’ve asked Vanessa to not exclude me from things just because she “thinks” that I might not like it. Well, I asked for it! Vanessa invited me to join her at Jubilee. She thought that I’d find it…

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Back to Cubicleville. Actually, this layout looks more like a honeycomb hideout. If the spaces were aligned, we’d have hexagons! The floor is pretty empty now, but within the next few months is expected to have a few more bodies, perhaps, for our team, as many as 25. The coolest thing though … we are on the 13th floor! I’ve enjoyed working from home for the last 2 years. Some people say that they wouldn’t like that, too lonely, other…

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You have no choice. Even if you tell me that you’re going to quit, you’ll have to do this until you quit. ~”Jim” A few months ago we had a shake-up in our department, which is nothing unusual at this company. They replaced a couple levels of management in an, as usual, failed attempt to make things run “better” – in other words, do more with less. The first thing that this new management did was basically decimate our department…

Well, here it is, birthday number 52. It’s a wonderfully warm day in Charlotte, quite in contrast to what it was last week, when we had about 8 inches of snow on the ground! This particular birthday is not necessarily a milestone, like 50, or something. I’ve learned so much in my life and wouldn’t trade any of my experiences at all. As far as I’m concerned, I have a perfect life, just as it should be, complete with challenges…

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