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Beware of tunnel scams College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I was faced with another scam recently and I wanted to pass it along to you. Based on the website for the Elizabeth River Tunnel company, I am not the only person who has been charged with running their toll gate without paying. Here is my reply to their bill for about $6.00. It’s not the bill; it’s the ethics involved.


Please Don’t Over-Share College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: You know the type: this person seems really nice but then he or she starts talking. Within minutes the individual has shared every bad thing that has ever happened to him or her for the past _____ years. Please don’t do that to your professor. I am not a trained psychologist. I am not your therapist. I am not the Psycho warden. I...

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Whac-A-Mole Backpacks College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Backpacks are a wonderful invention. The amazing thing about them is that, when someone has strapped his or hers on, it seems to magically disappear. You know how that goes. The person has a fully-loaded knapsack and seems completely oblivious to the havoc he or she is raising by -oops- turning around and smacking all passersby with that whac-a-mole backpack. This seems to...

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Job interview? Don’t get the deer in the headlights look College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: Perhaps you have spent most of your lifetime (so far) taking care of your family and home. For whatever reason, you are going back on the job market. You want to put your best foot forward on that all-important job interview, but how do you do it without getting the ‘deer in the headlights’ look? Be prepared. Figure out what questions you think...

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Recalcitrant wipers College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever gotten stuck, really stuck in a rain storm and not known how to use your car’s windshield wipers? Maybe you’ve borrowed a friend or family member’s car. Perhaps you have rented a car to take you to that first big job interview. And then it begins to rain. Folks, that’s not the time to search for the location of the...

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Congratulations to the graduates College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: So here you are at the end of the semester. You are getting ready to walk across the stage to get your diploma. Well done! Oh, the rolled paper you receive on stage probably won’t be your diploma. When we graduated, my son and I got a poster of the school when we shook hands with the dean. Another time, I got a...

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Barnabas or Barnabarbie Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever known a guy or gal who was such an encouragement to your heart that you just wanted to give him or her a great big hug? I have been blessed to have people like that in my life.  I call them “Barnabas” and “Barnabarbie” in honor of Barnabas in the Bible. The name “Barnabas” means “son of encouragement.” Some encourages...

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