The Gifted Underachiever

My life so far

Category: What was I thinking?

Some people should have no free time to let their mind wander.

Long live the jester

One of my guilty pleasures was watching the uninitiated experience full-frontal Ronnie for the first time. You never knew exactly what Ronnie would do, but you knew the victim’s reaction would be one of shock, disbelief and finally the realization that he just met someone he’d never forget.

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The real cold shoulder

Remember psychology class in college? I exhibited every symptom of every mental disorder discussed. I was schizophrenic, manic-depressive, anal-retentive – a veritable psycho ward all inside my head. Last April I was given the diagnosis of prostate cancer, so I was still reeling from that reality when a new pain appeared. At first it was just a dull ache in my right bicep, but still strong enough to wake me […]

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Please save the puppies

As an online director I get my share of email requests to put certain things on our websites. Usually, when a request for ad placement comes along I forward it to the advertising staff, but something made me curious when I received a note from Pete Smith to place a classified ad: Subject: pet enquiry Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 08:22:43 -0400 From: peter smith <petersmith200@gmail.com> Hello, I am writing […]

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Plan M

I was just listening to one of my favorite podcasts, This American Life, and the episode was called Plan B. A question the host posed was how many people are still living their life according to Plan A. Plan A is the plan we formulated for our life when we were younger and encouraged to make plans. In a room of 100 people only one admitted they were still on […]

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