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My Cup of Coffee

My Cup of Coffee

I’ll admit it, when I first started this blogging project of mine, there was part of me that envisioned becoming some sort of professional writer. It is, in fact, something that I fancied doing since middle school when I first started reading Stephen King novels. He, being a writer, has chosen to frequently have writers … Continue reading

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There But For the Grace of God Go I

There But For the Grace of God Go I

When I was in high school I began volunteering on our local ambulance corps. Most New Jersey towns rely on volunteers to staff both their fire and ambulance services and Madison was no different. My mother and one of my brothers were already serving on the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and I often “rode” with … Continue reading

My Door…My Window

My Door…My Window

“When God closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” I have never thought much about this quote, which, I have just learned, is actually attributed to The Sound of Music. I have been thinking about it these past few days and, in doing so, have come to the conclusion that I don’t like it … Continue reading

Busy Being Unemployed

Busy Being Unemployed

I know it’s been an exceedingly long time, by my standards anyway, since I threw something down here.  Turns out, for being unemployed, I am remarkably busy.  At the end of Sunday’s radio shift, I had worked somewhere in the area of 17 of the last 21 days.  A typical person, employed full-time, works 15 … Continue reading

Ninjago! Ninjago! Ninjago!

Ninjago! Ninjago! Ninjago!

Since I began this blog, I have become absolutely fascinated by page views.  I am a baseball fan and all baseball fans love statistics.  Anyone who has read the book Moneyball (or, I guess, kind of, seen the movie) knows that there is a search for the one be-all end-all of statistics.  You’re looking for … Continue reading

Putting My Mouth Where The Money Is

Putting My Mouth Where The Money Is

Throughout my entire broadcast career I have liked to joke that I get paid to talk but really it’s true. At many, many levels it is a silly way to go about earning money. Of course there are many careers that, when broken down like that, can sound less-than-inspiring. Pitchers and quarterbacks get paid to … Continue reading

Back To My Own Future

Back To My Own Future

I am no tremendous athlete.  I never have been.  Point of fact, the peak of my athletic life came a few years ago in co-ed underhand softball when, over the span of a 13-game season, I was actually able to hit pretty well.  I finished the season with the second best batting average on the … Continue reading

Up In The Air Associates, Inc.

Up In The Air Associates, Inc.

Have you ever seen the movie Up In The Air?  It was the one where George Clooney kept flying around the country firing people.  He worked for a company that broke the bad news to employees of companies that lacked the sack to do it themselves.  While they didn’t focus on it much, the company … Continue reading

A More Serious Issue?

A More Serious Issue?

Now that some people are reading my blog they’ve asked whether or not I’m going to touch on what they termed “more serious issues.”  I consider things like my family and my life and my search for a job plenty serious but I think what they mean by serious is, dare I say it, p … Continue reading

My Award-Winning Blog

My Award-Winning Blog

Can one blog about blogging or is that too meta?  Of course, I already did once, but that was my first time and I was trying to be all introductory and everything.  But since then (and it has been sooooo long, after all) I’ve avoided the self-referential look back.  Actually, that’s not true at all … Continue reading