Dear Internet

There's a lady outside my office window. Not to worry, I'm on the ground floor. Anyway, she's on her phone, set to speakerphone, yelling about a delivery that didn't happen "after 5, as she had requested." She's waving her arms like the customer service person can see...

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Dear Internet

When you see ads for courses in "flipping real estate" or "making money from the stock market," do you think business is bad so they're turning to teaching? I sure do.  Because why aren't you just making money flipping real estate or investing in stocks if it's so...

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Why Facebook fails me

There were a lot of changes trying to "monetize" Facebook that came out since the IPO. Selling shares to people means you have to show that you are doing things to make money. I get it, it's fine. Just try not to suck while doing it. Facebook, I'm sorry, you have been...

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Beauty and Your Job

I have certainly been one to worry about being pretty enough, thin enough and confident enough. It affects me sometimes. But mostly in the area of romance and dating. But wait, there's a whole new way it should affect me, apparently. It's been irking me since seeing...

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A good day for Maggie

Maggie, my most excellent dog, had a wonderful pre-birthday celebration with my family. In her usual fashion, she stared down anyone who was eating. Her version of begging is actually silent. She's all eyes. The eyes of hope and alertness. She sits quietly. And waits....

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Creative direction…going up or down?

The crazy ideas, the connection with people, the debates, the arguments, the laughter, the tears. When creating anything - a painting, a play, writing jokes, making bridges, doing a short film - you go through steps that are pure creation. Invention, messiness,...

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