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the hardest part

May 7, 2010

It’s July 24, 1995.  A little over two months ago, I turned 16. Right now I’m in the jetway that connects the airport terminal to my plane.  I’ve said goodbye to Mom and Dad, my baby sister and my friends that came to send me off.  I’m walking away from them and I can’t turn […]

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it’s not a book, but it’s a start

April 16, 2010

On January 30th, 2009 I was laid off.  Consequently, I began collecting unemployment for the second time in less than 2 years. I quickly realized the only way I could avoid situations like that again was to NOT go into another job where my success was directly tied to the purchasing power of individuals and/or […]

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