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Eric Surber
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25 things I'm not fond of
One of my favorite personalities Andy Rooney often published lists of things he did not enjoy. Following his example, I've composed this brief lists of things that I wish were not things. Eric 1. The carpet in Dollar Tree 2. Vienna Sausages 3. Most canned s...
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I'm on the hunt...for a job.
I've started the exciting, tumultuous, deprecating and addicting process of the job search. Most people apply for jobs during their senior year of college, but considering that I was a full-time student and organist at Duke, I decided to wait until now, ear...
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Chapter 2
Saturdays Antiquing Most people go through phases. They go through dieting phases, movie phases, and music phases. Sometimes they’ll go through food phases. Right now I’m in a salmon phase. I eat salmon at least five times a week. Mostly baked salmon, but I...
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Forward
Why now? Memoirs are unnecessarily reserved for the old and accomplished. For people who have changed the world like Ghandi or Mark Zuckerberg, the people who have dropped bombs: the bread slicers, peacemakers, life-saving drug makers, and creators. One of ...
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Sitting in a boring meeting thinking about mayonnaise
Right now, I'm sitting in a boring meeting — the leader is using fancy words like "streamline" and "mitigate," clicking through a power point, and pointing at lengthy lists of bulleted information. Fortunately, I live in the 21st century, which means I can ...
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Ginger the fair fish
On Friday I visited the North Carolina State Fair. Fairs are fascinating places. They're temporary pop-up theme parks with farm animals, giant vegetables, lots of deep fried food and meat, and dangerous — sometimes even deadly — rides. So why are fairs so p...
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Just a note I found on my phone
I found the following in the notes app on my phone. I wrote it on the plane returning from England in March, and thought it might be worth sharing. Also, be on the lookout for Pickles to Pipes posts. I'm resolved to post at least once a week during the scho...
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Beginning Senior Year at the Oak Terrace
Oak Terrace. It's a name well-suited for a quaint retirement home, or perhaps a manor — with vistas overlooking verdant fields in southern Georgia. Maybe even a bed and breakfast, one where tea is served all afternoon and a lazy white cat naps in the window...
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My first singleton birthday
For the past 22 years of my life I've shared a birthday with my sisters. Naturally, as a consequence of my being a triplet, birthdays have centered on the number three. Three cakes. Three presents. Three cards. Three times as many candles, and one party thr...
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A Person Divided and Our State
You may have heard the phrase "A house divided." It appears in the Bible, and Abraham Lincoln spoke of it when the South left the Union. For North Carolinians, this phrase has a particular meaning: It refers to that troubling situation when one kid goes to ...
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