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Working Hard or Hardly Working?

My first job was running a cash register at Kmart, a company that I've watched slide into financial trouble over the years. During my five years working there, I moved up from cashier to checkout supervisor and service desk employee, which meant I ran the front desk, handled customer service...
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The Forty-Niner Rose

There are two things you need to know up front: First, a Forty-Niner is a kind of rose. Second, the photo is of a rose that looks a lot like a Forty-Niner, but may be a different kind of rose. Now you know. It’s amazing how much some small detail...
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Study Finds Age for Peak Happiness

I'm glad I read this article before my 45th birthday. Otherwise, I might have been tempted to spend today stressing out about the ever-increasing proximity to the Big 5-0! It's not that 50 is so old, of course. But the closer one gets to it, it can just feel old....
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Too Short a Life

This is a post I'd hoped I wouldn't have to write for at least another ten years. But life doesn't always go the way one plans. Death doesn't, either. This week, I had to say goodbye to my Collie, Scotty. The normal lifespan for a Collie is between 12 and...
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