Living from Deadline to Deadline

Dear Reader, Do you like deadlines? Although I always considered myself to be the sort of person to get work done early, I am relying increasingly on deadlines to motivate me to get started on anything at all. For example, I have two meetings coming up in less than 24 hours, this means that preparation... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Budget

Dear Reader, Happy Day After Thanksgiving! Black Friday is practically a holiday in the United States. Some stores open before the crack of dawn while others do not open at all. I have been getting Black Friday sale notifications in my inbox since the beginning of the month. Black Friday is here at last, did... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Italiano

Dear Reader, Happy Thanksgiving!! If you are in the U.S., Dear Reader, how do you normally spend Thanksgiving? For me, I usually visit family, however, after my grandmother passed, I do not make it home for the holiday at all anymore. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where the company is really important. For the... Continue Reading →

Yeah, I work out

Dear Reader, Do you go to the gym? And, if so, what type of gym goer are you? I have recently begun to follow through on my goal of ‘going to the gym.’ It took a while, but I’m finally beginning to develop a routine. As a person who likes to watch people, I wanted... Continue Reading →

Coming to a Close

Dear Reader, Does anyone remember the store Ames? The department store Ames was similar to Walmart and at its peak, it had over 700 stores in the eastern half of the United States. The chain operated for just over 60 years when it declared bankruptcy and liquidated in 2002. As Ames was on its way... Continue Reading →

I would love to, but…

Dear Reader, Do you like free food? My answer – “Depends.” While many of you will answer “yes,” I’m sure that that is not always the case (well, at least for most of you). I work at a job in which I often get to offer people free food. No strings attached; you don’t even... Continue Reading →

New World, Old Names

Dear Reader, Do you prefer New England or old, European England? How about Scotland, are you more attached to the one in the UK or Nova Scotia in Canada? I always thought it was kind of strange that New England and Nova Scotia were named as such. Although I understand the historical significance around the... Continue Reading →

Running like a Chicken

Dear Reader, Have you heard the story of "Mike the headless chicken?" I hadn't, so I will briefly recap it for you. In September 1945, a farmer in Colorado wanted to make dinner for himself and his mother-in-law, so the farmer went out back to slaughter a chicken. When the farmer tried to behead Mike,... Continue Reading →

The Umpteenth Time Around

Dear Reader, Do you remember learning how to ride a bike? Well, even if you don't, I'm sure you struggled the first time around (I definitely did). Almost everything that we do, we had to learn at some point or another. Just think about writing. We literally struggled for years on this task. Can you... Continue Reading →

The Art of Mental Fumigation

Dear Reader, Why is it that one good night’s sleep will not make up for six bad ones? Or, why taking up aerobics won’t undo the damage of years spent chain smoking? For some reason, life doesn’t really offer too many quick fixes. I’ve been having some trouble with my iPhone lately. Sometimes the screen... Continue Reading →

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