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Life Its Ownself: Never Enough Time

The blanket’s still there on the ledge that overlooks the backyard. It was important to have it there, a vital final resting place. In 1997, on the advice from a friend to replace a bad memory with a good one, my wife got two cats. Initially she wanted just one but due to her hectic […]

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Life Its Ownself: Gums of the Navarone Edition

Life Its Ownself: Gums of the Navarone

This will be an almost 100% football-free post as I chat about gums and my job search. Welcome back to “Life Its Ownself”. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my mouth for decades. I love it because it’s the origin point for beer and delicious food, and let’s just cut it there in terms of […]

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Life Its Ownself: Grilling Machine

When I grill, I take it to the max. My Big Green Egg (love that I use the BGE initials and people on Twitter think BenJarvus Green-Ellis, goal-line TD stealer extraordinare) requires a lot of time and attention and my baby, she takes a while to warm up. After getting the “complimentary” bag of the […]

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Life Its Ownself: Three Weeks

About the title: One of my favorite authors from my college age was Dan Jenkins. He is a Texan who likes to write about football, golf, and the people who cover such events. One of his books has the title Life Its Ownself, about a football player who has to figure out what to do […]

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I Got Your Empathy Right Here

What a funky time to be “umemployed”. As of this evening, I’ve set a personal record for the most time not being employed since I was in college. In 1996, it took me about a month after graduating to find a glorious $15,000 a year job proofreading legal documents. It was as glamorous as that […]

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Ten Things To Do When You Lose Your Job

One thing this first week of “umemployment” has taught me is to keep your chin up and keep “your humans” close whenever you need support. I thought that it might help others in this predicament to learn from my experience having to go back to a job for a week after having my position eliminated. […]

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