Archive | June, 2009

Angels on Our Shoulders

Posted on 30 June 2009

It seems that the age of miracles never ends.  Every day we hear the word “miracle” used to explain otherwise unexplainable circumstances.  Recently, we had a “Miracle on the Hudson River.”  Was it a miracle or was it skilled flying techniques that saved the lives of the passengers and flight crew aboard U S Airways […]

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And the Beat Goes On: Mark Chernoff on Music Radio

Posted on 29 June 2009

Mr. Chernoff, you had once served as Program Director for WNEW, a wonderful rock n’ roll station that had enjoyed a 25-year run, a very long time in the world of commercial radio.  As an aficionado of music whose tastes were formed to a great extent by what she heard on WNEW in the ’80’s […]

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Social Insecurity?

Posted on 29 June 2009

With the financial markets crashing around us and the rapidly disappearing job market, the future of the greatest country in the world does not look rosy.   The Great Depression of the 1930’s resulted in enactment of governmental regulations impacting the banking and financial industries, mandates designed to protect U.S. citizens from another widespread economic […]

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Michael Jackson and the Cult of Personality

Posted on 27 June 2009

Thursday evening, I learned of the passing of Michael Jackson, dubbed by Elizabeth Taylor as the “King of Pop.”  And, since the passing of anyone in the public consciousness arouses memories of our own pasts and reminds each of us of his/her own mortality, I have to admit a passing interest in the story.  Yet, […]

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For Whom the Clock Chimes: A Paranormal Tale

Posted on 26 June 2009

It was only a matter of time.  Although he had sworn a handful of adults in his immediate family to secrecy, the truth was evident: my uncle was dying.  A gentle, spiritual man who loved Italian opera and a good joke, I suppose he did not want other family members to mourn him before he […]

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A Shiny New You

Posted on 25 June 2009

In May and June of each year across our country, tens of thousands of high school, trade school, junior college, undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students complete their particular levels of education and receive certificates, diplomas, and degrees in ceremonies designated “commencements.” Marking a new beginning in the lives of those graduating, these ceremonies most […]

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Let’s Go — Charge It!

Posted on 24 June 2009

In these tough economic times, it hardly matters where you live, because it is becoming more and more difficult just to keep a roof over your head and food on the table.  If you have ever seen a homeless person rummaging through trashcans for scraps and other discarded items essential to his or her survival, I’m […]

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I Was A Soldier

Posted on 24 June 2009

I was a Soldier: That’s the way it is, that’s what we were…are.  We put it, simply, without any swagger, without any brag, in those four plain words.   We speak them softly, just to ourselves. Others may have forgotten They are a manifesto to mankind; speak those four words anywhere in the world — […]

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Are We Alone?

Posted on 23 June 2009

It is likely that for as long as man has roamed this planet, he has gazed at the sky and wondered what lies beyond.  Curiosity is a trait deeply ingrained in the human psyche, and man’s inquisitiveness regarding his observable environment has spawned innumerable voyages of discovery, both physical and intellectual, that have steadily and […]

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Seven Deadly Resume Sins

Posted on 23 June 2009

Too often, an initial review of your resume by a prospective employer is more about uncovering liabilities and eliminating you from consideration than it is about identifying why you might be a highly qualified candidate for the particular opening.   For that reason, your resume should be constructed in a way that eliminates mention (if […]

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