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Michael Harling
Works at a table in the spare room
Attended Ichabod Crane Central
Lived in Kinderhook, NY
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Is There Room For One More?
We interrupt our usual offerings to announce the birth of my first granddaughter: Reagan Tierney, a backup to my two grandboys, arrived at 8:30 AM on the 28th of August. Hopefully, we'll show her a good time.
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10 Simple Things That Give Me Joy
I have much to be joyful about—three sons, two grandsons, a pending
granddaughter, lovely wife, income, published books, et al—but these are the
deep-seated joys, the ones that infuse the fabric of life with a cheerful
background color. And they are often (...
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Clear As a Bell
Recently, we went for
our bi-yearly eye exam. As a result, I bought hearing aids. Really, there is a
connection. I wear glasses, but the
time between needing glasses and actually wearing them is somewhat protracted.
I first noticed the need for glasses arou...
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Coming Around Again
I’m one of those virtual pariahs the Social Network gurus warn you
about: I only post to Facebook and Twitter when I have something to promote,
namely, an update to my blog, like this one. I expect a lot of you are here
because I have recently committed thi...
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Calling All (Recent) Expats
So there I was, having a Skype chat with a television producer in New York
City and he asks me to do him a favor, so I say, “Joey, baby, anything for
you!” and he says, “Don’t call me ‘Baby’ and get your feet off your desk; who
do you think you are, Cecil B...
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Sod’s Law in Action
Recently, I experienced such a classic dose of Sod’s Law that I thought
I’d share it with you as a means of differentiating it from Murphy’s Law. My American friends will only be
familiar with Murphy’s Law, as Sod’s Law has no jurisdiction in the US – or at...
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Have him in circles
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Working for a Living
I haven’t been paying much attention to this blog lately. Don’t judge
me; I have my reasons. The main one being my job. I tried to hang on to the remnants of my retirement as long as I could—hoarding
days off and clinging to my free afternoons—but in the en...
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My and My Bike(s)
Back when I was “retired” I bought a bike. I made good use of it that first year but then my office hired me back part-time
and my carefree ways suddenly became restricted. Still, that second year, I
managed a few rides. Then the winter set in. Then we move...
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Modern Anxiety
We have a lot to be anxious about, us modern folk. In ages past, anxieties
were more severe, but the anxieties, themselves were fewer in number. Granted, they were more likely to happen, and the consequences were less
forgiving, but once you learned to live...
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The Silver Screen
Never mind that I didn’t make it onto Joey’s Expat TV show, I’m a movie
star now. Those of you with long memories may recall that I spent a few days playing an extra  in the
movie, A Dark Reflection  some time ago.  Well, the movie is out
now, and my wife a...
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The Lion, the Witch and the WTF
I just finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia . This is not, as many might assume, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ,
which is the story most people envisage when they think of The Chronicles of
Narnia because that is the only story many of them have...
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Getting in Touch With My Inner Geezer
I have a birthday coming up shortly
and, despite the obvious fact that it beats the alternative, I am not at all
happy about it. It’s one of those milestone
birthdays, you see, the round kind, ending in zero. Modern convention holds
that this particular age...
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Thanks, Sharon. I think a lot of people have fond memories of pipe because their dad or granddad smoked one. Not as many feel that way about cigars, though I have come across a few.
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Writer
Employment
  • a table in the spare room
    2012 - present
  • ROCC Computers LTD
    Project Manager, 2002 - 2012
  • NYS Economic Development
    Database Administrator, 2001 - 1998
  • NYS Division of Criminal justice
    Identification Specialist, 1987 - 1998
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Previously
Kinderhook, NY - Clifton Park, Ny - Horsham, West Sussex
Story
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Expat author, sort of like Bill Bryson but without the best selling books and gobs of money.
Introduction
Writer, expat, herfer
Bragging rights
Once met Virginia O'Hanlon of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" fame.
Education
  • Ichabod Crane Central
    High Scool, 1960 - 1973
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