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The Accountant

This pertains to the husband of The Hobbyist. Presumably, an accountant is relatively smart. Also presumably, an accountant is formally educated if not to say college degreed and licensed for his profession. Presumably, an accountant can count past ten without … Continue reading

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The Family Business

A long time ago, when I still had hope of establishing a career or to at least get a job, I attended what might best be described as a community business exposition. I don’t recall exactly how it was billed … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Old Tom?

Once upon a time I worked at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo had a children’s section and petting zoo that was set up as a farm. One morning before the 9:00 AM opening I was working at the farm. … Continue reading

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Things Remembered: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Despite the sinking of The Edmund Fitzgerald and the haunting melody about it and also despite a four-year waiting list I was so desperate for work at one point I even applied for a Merchant Marine Seaman’s Card, Viz.:

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Mirror, Mirror

You’re wondering why you’re poor or unemployed and unsuccessful as you’d like to be. You ask yourself why? You look in a mirror and what do you see? A male or a female, black, white, young, old, fat, thin, tall, … Continue reading

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Rustic

Just for a change of pace we’ve decided to go rustic around here. Rustic – you know, peeling paint, broken fences, cracks in the sidewalk, racking garage, sagging house, weeds taking over the yard; rustic.   Yeah, rustic – that’s … Continue reading

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Yellow Cab

I’d like to say it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; but that would be just plain wrong. Plagiarism aside, it was definitely the worst of times; not just for me but for a lot … Continue reading

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