Filling Your Niche
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Way leads on to way

At a recent job interview, I was asked where I saw myself in five years. “Uh,” I ever so eloquently replied, inexplicably unprepared for even this most standard of interview questions. “I– uh– well, we want to move to Albuquerque?” Then I kinda semi-rallied and talked about how I wanted to still be writing from home, work in…

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low man on totem pole

Low man on the totem pole

After Miss G and I sobbed our way through yet another Best Picture nominee yesterday, I called Dan to tell him we were on our way home. “How was the movie?” he asked. “Depressing,” I said. “I’ve done absolutely nothing with my life, even though I’m not in a wheelchair and I don’t have ALS. Meanwhile, Stephen…

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per aspera ad astra

Ad astra per aspera

This week is the anniversary of the tragic 1967 Apollo I disaster, in which three astronauts lost their lives. From the first panicked “There’s a fire in the cockpit!” to explosion took only 15 seconds. Intense internal pressure prevented them from opening the escape hatch; the inferno-level temperatures fused the astronauts’ nylon suits to the interior…

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