Category Archives: ideas

French Friday: “la guerre” on hashtags

Today is the last day of the Forum mondial de la langue française, a week-long meeting of leaders and thinkers from French-speaking countries across the globe to discuss the language’s history, present, and future. This year the forum was held … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: D-Day

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t even realize that yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day. I didn’t realize until very late in the day when I received my daily Google alert with news about France. I didn’t hear anything about … Continue reading

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The Library Book Sale – Best Bargains in Town

I’m very lucky to have a clean, comfortable, well-stocked library in my hometown. They also offer a lot of great special programs and events. Every year, the library booster organization holds a book sale to raise money for these services. They sell used … Continue reading

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Craigslist Gigs: the bad, the weird, and the cheapskates

Craigslist is obviously a great resource for… well, just about anything. It has even become a really reliable place to find job listings. Of course, the best place to look is the “job” section, but there are actually a lot … Continue reading

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Good reviews for my bad review

Being that this is a relatively new blog, I don’t have a ton of statistics yet. I have a small following, a bunch of likes, and a few comments on posts here and there. Nothing mind-blowing. Strangely enough, the one … Continue reading

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Parking lot karma

I love finding a prime spot in a particularly difficult parking lot, don’t you? It’s like the mall knew I was coming and saved it just for me. But what I love even more is that moment when I’m getting ready … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Etiquette, rule #1: Be nice!

The hardest part about job hunting, for me anyway, is networking. I tend to be kind of shy (if you don’t count the part where I like to write stuff intended for the whole world to read), and I prefer to … Continue reading

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Job hunting: scarier than actual hunting?

Recently I saw an ad on Craigslist for a part-time job where they were looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of “relevant” corporate experience, and the skills to use some very complex equipment and software. Nevermind the … Continue reading

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The acoustics are great

Why is it that we all do our best thinking in the shower? While the water’s running and the shampoo’s sudsing, I have all sorts of ideas. Even this blog post was 20-30% better when I “wrote” it the first time. But the … Continue reading

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Take a look. It’s in a book.

I went to the library the other day and took out two books. I know this was a mistake, but I couldn’t help myself. You see, if I try reading two or more books at once, I inevitably get myself … Continue reading

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