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It's not too late for Adelaide and Perth!

I’m back home after attending the full two days of ‘Researching Abroad’ in Melbourne – ONE major complaint!  I didn’t want it to end!

Friday was predominantly Chris PATON on Scottish, Irish, and English research. 170 more words


Jumper cables

I get in the car, turn the key, and nothing happens. I’d only gone into the grocery store for maybe thirty minutes after a 75-mile drive without a stop. 572 more words


I'm a Person - Not a "Stumbling Block"

“Molly, go change your shirt. It’s not fair for the boys,” a particularly sanctimonious camp counselor – we’ll call her Mildred – chided me and tugged the hem of my t-shirt to cover the inch of exposed flesh. 635 more words


Music, Heritage & Remembering

This post really only states the obvious . . . but tells some of my story.  Many songs or types of music evoke very strong memories of my personal history. 609 more words

Living The Dream. [Autobiography, Age 30-31]

Hozier – Arsonist’s Lullaby.

While reading this, recall that it’s mostly a very brief recap – given that nearly this entire period of time is recorded, in much greater detail, in the… 1,029 more words

An Unflinching Inventory of My Patterns with Men

What would cause a toddler to inherently distrust and dislike single men?

My parents loved to tell the story of how, as a two-year-old, I punched a dude who was trying to befriend me right in the eye. 2,349 more words


Know Your Narrative

A recent story on Fast Company offers a good tip for those engaging in job interviews: Have a consistent story of your background work history. That’s especially true when making sure the version of events you’re sharing in an interview follows the same points you’ve laid out in your resume. 519 more words

Employment Journey