Posted by on Feb 25, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY The glasses hang down low on the nose. The keyboard crunches. Paperwork shuffles about. “Anything else?” he asks as I fidget across the desk. He writes down a few more things. After what seems like an eternity, the words roll out of his mouth like a slow motion, “NNNNNOOOOOOOOO,” from a TV show spill or accident. “You look pretty good,” he says softly, not looking at me as he pecks away on the ten key. I pause, process, and smile. I normally don’t smile when a guy tells me I look pretty good. But when it is the tax man, you go with the flow. We concluded. I stepped...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 11:53 AM Just had an email get passed on to Don Henley (From the Eagles) for an interview request. 10 minutes until head of Career Advisement from CareerBuilder calls to talk. A bit nervous but should be great info. Then I’m off to talk with another college about speaking there. Good day so far.

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No thanks…

Posted by on Feb 16, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 9:05 AM I sat down at lunch yesterday happy knowing that all those hours of Seinfeld watching had some good. I walked into the restaurant for my lunch interview (I am On the Road, not job interview) and a few of the waiters were working on a crossword puzzle. “Do you know who wrote War and Peace?” they asked me. I paused for a second. Then the image of Jerry telling Elaine, “The original writer of War and Peace had called it War, What is it good for? But his mistress changed it to War and Peace.” Then she picked up a famous author for her job, a Russian, maybe Testicov....

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 4:44 PM My trip has turned out to be an experience that has changed me forever. I’ve learned so much from the people I’ve met, stayed with, and interviewed. I’ve learned a lot about myself since I’ve been On the Road. I want to share this knowledge and advice with others. I have done that via these online journals and am attempting to do so via the book I am working on. But, in the meantime, it has come about that I will be speaking with some college students about jobs and careers. I will be telling them my story, but more so, I will be sharing all of the advice I’ve...

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Lost 3

Posted by on Feb 6, 2005 in Journal

Greece, NY It’s been close to two weeks and Nick has still not been found. I woke up this morning again to the sound of the helicopter. It is supposed to get up to 50 degrees today and the police and search crews are back. The sun shines and I hope that they can find him. It struck even closer to me today. One of my childhood buddies, Mark/Bruce, was in town for the weekend. He did the family stuff for the past couple of days, but we had set up breakfast for this morning. He came over to the house at about 10. He caught up with my parents and we headed over to Char Broil for some eats. From...

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