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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

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Undercover Hunger Games

I recently watched an episode of the TV show Undercover Boss. I saw regular folks teaching their workplace superiors how to do menial work, and I smiled. When people with attitudes of entitlement realized that they had to learn something new in order to work on the front […]

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When I Was In…

You know how it is. You come back from your vacation (or from working or studying abroad) and you want to tell everyone all about it. You are so full of thoughts, memories, and experiences that you think you might explode if you don’t talk about it. And […]

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Is The Sky Falling?

Judging by this week’s news, you could say that Alberta, Canada is overrun with gun-toting psychotic murderers, California is covered with snow, and Play-Doh toys are designed to corrupt children. The truth, however, is not quite so horrifying.  There have been two Albertans who shot people this week, […]

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Interesting Times

Thirty or forty years ago, being harassed, fondled, propositioned and even assaulted by men was not unusual. The problem for Bill Cosby is that this is a new era.  If every man who had behaved as he is accused of behaving were to be vilified in the press, […]

Signature Brands

Signature Brand

Signatures used to be very important. When I was a secretary, letters would sit on my boss’s desk waiting for his signature. They could not go out of the office without it. The signature meant the document was official, approved, vouched for. Companies with a wide range of […]

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