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  • I suffer from the greatest fear that ever beset mankind.  It isn’t arachnophobia (fear of spiders) nor agoraphobia (fear of crowds)… it isn’t even triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).  I fear success. Oh, I have had my share of positive, lucky, optimal situations so that most would consider me a “success”. I didn’t succumb to drugs and alcohol. I did well enough in school to make my folks proud. I had children, and my son has himself become a sterling example of a US Marine. I have never been bankrupt, I have never been in jail. And I own a house and a car. Ba da bing, ba da boom, I am a success, right? Hardly. My coworkers are […]

    I’ll succeed… when I get around to it.

    I suffer from the greatest fear that ever beset mankind.  It isn’t arachnophobia (fear of spiders) nor agoraphobia (fear of crowds)… it isn’t even triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).  I fear success. Oh, I have had my share of positive, lucky, optimal situations so that most would consider me a “success”. I didn’t succumb to drugs and alcohol. I did well enough in school to make my folks proud. I had children, and my son has himself become a sterling example of a US Marine. I have never been bankrupt, I have never been in jail. And I own a house and a car. Ba da bing, ba da boom, I am a success, right? Hardly. My coworkers are […]

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  • It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

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    It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

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