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Stephen Coons
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Top 10 signs that you may be working in the wrong position
I think that we've fairly well established by now that I'm working in the wrong job.  That's fine for me, since I'm studying towards certifications for a better job, and generally working hard at improving my life.  So far that's all going according to plan...

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Spring Re-Cap
For obvious reasons, this blog went off to the wayside for quite a while. Most of last winter, frankly, sucked.  Loss, emotional upheaval, and generally, life. However, despite my well laid plans going awry along with the best of them, life moves on.  My li...

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1 in 5 should not be taboo.
For my readers who are friends or family, you're likely already aware of why my big push forward with the Growing Up After 30 blog fizzled after Christmas, but those who only know me by my blog couldn't be aware.  Shortly before Christmas, I announced that ...

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The real Santa
Most folks who know me, know that if you catch me in the right mood, I can tell quite the story. Today, I'd like to tell one of my very favorite stories. Favorite, and true.   This is the story of the time I got to meet the real Santa Claus. I'd like to tel...

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Spawn of blogger
The best piece of news I've had all year, is also one that I haven't shared here on my blog. Despite the wonders of our beloved pseudonymous internet, there's some things you don't want to share online until your friends and family know about it. One of tho...

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The high cost of living (in a house)
This week's life improvement project has been working with a mortgage broker to get a pre-approval letter so we can start house hunting in earnest.  We've finished the initial application process, and we're waiting for the great and powerful Underwriters to...

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A week of successes
Welcome, friends and neighbors, to the Correct Direction ™. I mentioned last week that I was on my way to take my CompTIA 220-802 exam, which was the second and final exam required for my CompTIA A+ certification.  First, I'm happy to report to anyone who d...

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My thoughts on a balanced life while getting completely dissed.

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You are what you eat.
We all have moments when our mouths run just a little bit ahead of our brains. This week, I was on the receiving end of just such a moment. Before I get to that, however, I should add a little context. One of the things I've found to be almost universally t...

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Customer Service training, and other useless things.
Before I dive into this week's entry, allow me to bring everybody more or less back up to speed.  First and foremost, for anyone who doesn't already know, I passed my CompTIA 220-801 with flying colors on my first attempt, and I'm currently studying for the...
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