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Let it go

May 2, 2018

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This sounds a lot easier than it is. I am a person who likes to be in total control of my life. This started from a very young age and I was raised by very strict parents. My whole life was pretty much charted out for me: be a good student, get into a good […]

Surreal customer service

April 18, 2018

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Queue the Twilight Zone music. . . I had another surreal customer service experience. On March 5, I went in person to close my account at Citizens Bank. I should have known something would be amiss since it was first day of work for the teller who helped me. Score one for the teller, he […]

Social media faux pas

April 4, 2018

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Okay, so social media is here to stay. But it seems it is degenerating into quick hits. A few recent experiences got me thinking about how little thought we put into what we say on social media. 1. Why connect. I’m a big LinkedIn user, since it is more for professional use. I am always […]

The importance of a thank you

January 31, 2018

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Like many of you, I was scrambling at the end of the year to get my finances in order before the new tax law changes. Part of this was donating to charities. One of the charities is my church. On December 28, I personally dropped off a rather substantial donation check to the rectory. I […]

Hiding in the bushes

January 10, 2018

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Just some random thoughts this week, I’m still relaxing from Christmas break. So, I ordered some things from Amazon. And me, being the cheap, er, frugal person I am, never want to pay shipping so I had to order more stuff to make the required minimum. I think if I did the math, paying the […]

Working in the 21st Century

October 18, 2017

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Boy, times sure have changed. Sometimes I feel that I was born in the wrong century. My volunteer consulting project recently started up. I am very excited about this year’s team since we have a mix of both “older” volunteers (older meaning they are over 50) and “younger” volunteers (younger being under 30). Everyone is […]

Awful marketing

September 27, 2017

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What ever happened to honesty and integrity? I know, I know, I am asking a rhetorical question, but two recent incidents really got me thinking. By now, you all must have heard of the Equifax data breach. At least 143 million names, birthdates and social security numbers were stolen by hackers getting into Equifax. Now […]