I Despise My Contemporaries

I despise my contemporaries.  By and large, yes I do.  People roughly my age and roughly my station in life — middle- to upper-middle class, professional, educated — my gawd, what a stuck-up bunch of catty, petty, whiny complainers. It used to be that my level of interaction with my contemporaries was limited.  I worked […]

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20 Years of Marriage

My wife and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this weekend.  The statistics show that only about half of all marriages (more or less) last this long – more for college-educated people who make a couple of children together, less for uneducated divorcees with a couple of kids on their 2nd marriage.  Statistics really […]

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Me vs. Luxury

The subject of luxury has come up in my life recently, and doesn’t look like it’ll be going away anytime soon, really. It’s a word that’s really been abused in America.  Everything tries to be a “luxury” item – but honestly, how much of a real thing is “luxury ice cream” or “luxury Kleenex?”  Seriously, […]

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Eggs and Allergies

I’ve grown an egg allergy over the past couple of years, and it sucks.  Now, I’m pretty laid back about it, as these things go.  I’m not one of those people who strides into a restaurant and before their second foot has crossed the threshold they’re loudly proclaiming “Oh God, there’s an egg in here!  […]

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So…There Was An Election

So, there was an election a week ago.  I voted in it, I watched the results.  A man won the election without winning the popular vote.  And it doesn’t seem like more than six people in our nation of over 300 million are willing to have a rational conversation about it.  Some folks seem to […]

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Leaving…On A Jet Plane

I have been an Epic consultant for a month now, and so far it seems to have been the right choice.  I work for an amazingly great firm, and I work with amazingly great people.  We’ve had a couple of family hiccups but nothing really major, with me being gone 4 days a week.  I’m […]

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I’m The Guy Who Gets The Job

If you read my previous post, you know that I’m changing jobs — offer signed, notice given, starting in a month.  And it brought up yet another contrast from my younger days. Now…I’m the guy who gets the job. This is a big realization for me, and possibly for anyone who entered the job market […]

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