I decided to do something radical last week: I went to a bookstore. Once upon a time this wouldn’t have been a big deal, but it’s easier to find Big Foot than to find a brick and mortar bookstore these days. The popularity of e-books and buying books online have caused most book shops to go the [...]


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I was shooting the breeze with an interviewee a few weeks ago when the subject of hometowns came up. When I told him I was originally from New Orleans, he was a little surprised. He told me would have never guessed I was from there because I didn’t have an accent. He then complimented me on not [...]


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If I had been better at networking in college, I’m pretty sure I would have a better job right now. Not a complaint…just an observation. The problem was I viewed networking like picking up women at a bar: you either need to be a really smooth talker or willing to throw yourself at everything that walks by. [...]


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I’ve been working at the new gig for about a month now and have settled into a nice groove. I’ve made some friends and picked up a new nickname. In a few days, I’ll have my work published in a newspaper for the first time in years. All in all, it’s exciting stuff. However, in the course [...]


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Not too long ago, I mentioned I had landed a new writing gig. I promised my loyal followers that I would include them on details and possibly take them along for the ride. I wasn’t exactly sure how I would weave the new gig into my Gnu gig but I have finally figured it out. What is the new [...]


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