Category Archives: jobs

The Alone Girl babysits, reluctantly…

Babysitting was a major source of income for pre-teens and teens in the 1960s and 70s. It seemed most girls were expected to babysit. The Alone Girl fell into that trap. Mainly, babysitting was about having some disposable income. There … Continue reading

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Memories from lunch tables past…

I never know where my mind is headed.  After seeing some posts from former colleagues on Facebook recently, I was reminded of the fun we had at the lunch table.  As a high school teacher, the lunch period was truly … Continue reading

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The implosion of our society…or I’ve become old and cranky.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog entry.  I apologize if any of you have been waiting for one.  I’ve been waiting too.  Honestly, my job sucks the life out of me and leaves me with … Continue reading

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The moon: super, full, new, blue or otherwise…

 As a teenager I decorated my bedroom with posters.  I had two favorites:  one of Stan Smith in mid-serve, the other a picture of the moon behind some clouds with a quote superimposed.  I’d stare for periods of time at … Continue reading

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The reality of a full-time job…

It was two weeks ago yesterday that I last dipped a toe into the lake.  What has transpired in those two weeks makes me weary just thinking back on it.  The events are all positive but have occurred at breakneck … Continue reading

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