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Blessed are the Shameless

When I first joined the gym last year, I couldn’t even run a mile. By 0.8 miles, I was exhausted and out of breath, not to mention very sore the next morning. The next day I returned to the treadmill, nonetheless. Walked for a mile. Jogged for half a mile. And walked some more. That wasn’t too bad. Read the rest of this entry

From Bus to Shore

Unemployment can drive a person mad. Rather than helping the situation, the compulsion of checking online job boards multiple times in a single day compounded the frustration of not receiving any calls for interviews and the uncertainty of when this waiting would all end. Nowadays, I check once in the morning, send out some resumes, and then seek a distraction.

My distraction this past Tuesday was Atlantic City. Read the rest of this entry

A Dream Come True

From the time that a child has proven his or her ability to speak coherently, he or she has probably heard the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In 2nd or 3rd grade, a teacher may turn the same question into a writing prompt for a homework assignment. Read the rest of this entry