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Myke Olsen
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if you can't take the heat
I’ve spent the last few years struggling to find satisfaction in my career. I can’t say I ever loved working as an accountant, but trappings of it felt safe to me. I liked working in a comfortable office. I liked the good pay, paid time off, and benefits. I...
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Thoughts For Now
When I was a little kid, my older brother told me that I was fat, and that is something I've always believed about myself. Throughout my life I have almost always been embarrassed by my weight and my body. I have rarely liked how I looked. A few weeks ago I...
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I don't need this
When I was a little boy my brothers and I called it biggin juice. I'm assuming this name came from my dad telling us it was for big people only. As a teenager I called it pop. In fact, a heated debate on the proper label of that sweetened, carbonated, often...
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Earlier this year I came across one of the best best definitions of depression: "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality." That's from Andrew Solomon in a TED Talk, "Depression, the secret we share." Given the pervasive nature of depressio...
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Great Expectations
One item I have on my vision board — yes, I have a vision board — is to be known as a writer. Since my last blog post a good six months ago, I've had many intentions to write. To write about things great and small. But mostly great. It feels a little clumsy...
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Creed
It's sometimes quite hard for me to stay true to myself. I've developed many theories as to why that is (some accurate, some absurd, like much of my deep thinking). What it boils down to is this: I just haven't had much practice at it. It's not something I...
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Please consider the environment before printing this email
At work, every now and then I receive an email with words "Please consider the environment before printing this email" written just below the signature line. And so my thoughts are drawn toward the complexities of our natural world. I reflect on the majesty...
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