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2013 7/May

After spending the first week of my self-employment working exclusively from the couch of my 500 square foot apartment out of fear of not finding a good internet connection in the outside world, I decided to venture out and start testing out coffee shops. Yesterday, I visited two great coffee shops around the corner from my apartment only […]

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2013 6/May

  It was no more than 10 seconds after I told my father that I was leaving my job before the word “insurance” came out his mouth.  Not how great of an idea and life experience I was about to embark on, not even anything negative about not earning money, only one thing… health insurance. […]

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2013 3/May

  On my first day off of real work, I decided to take a break from the computer and start engaging in one my favorite hobbies – eating. But before getting into that, I partook in something that I enjoy equally as much as consuming the food… cooking it. So, I went to the grocery […]

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2013 30/Apr

As I tie up all of the final loose ends and hand over formal documentation on how to complete my daily tasks, I am feeling slightly odd. Not that I am handing over that stuff – that part is awesome – the fact that I have been coming to the same place of work for […]

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2013 29/Apr

As I approach my day of reckoning (t-minus 2 days), I have mixed emotions. On one hand I feel that inner giddy-ness you feel towards the end of a school year when you know summer is just around the corner. On the other hand, I am acutely aware that the day I go free is […]

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2013 27/Apr

Check out my new business cards… classy right?!?   Actually, believe it or not, those are just for fun. They give away free business cards at vistaprint.com if you get one with their URL on the back. I couldn’t resist having a bunch like this. Best $3.99 I have ever spent on a joke (the […]

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2013 26/Apr

There is an endless list of items that need to be considered while preparing for my journey ahead, but one jumps straight to the top for me and that is the money situation. I do not want to get into the exact specifics, but over the last 7 years or so I have saved a fair bit […]

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2013 25/Apr

“Nearly by definition, purely internalized growth or “enlightenment” is a selfish, self serving act and exercise. Only once it reaches others can it even have the possibility of being anything but for ones own well being. Therefore rules or standards to which you become enlightened must include physical traits and manifestations if you believe your […]

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2013 24/Apr

  In an email exchange last week, my extremely sharp Grandma mentioned the “Peter Principle” in reference to a recent political event. I quickly responded to the email with a purposely vague statement that could be interpreted as either firmly agreeing or disagreeing with her depending on how you read it. I needed to give […]

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2013 23/Apr

Check out this quick and dirty Beer Butt Chicken recipe. I came up with it about 6 months ago when I move into a new apartment and for the first couple of days had an extremely bare kitchen. I did not have any seasonings or sauces – only the basic pots, pans and cutlery. So if you […]

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