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So it Goes....


Or more appropriately - there it went! After all, it was only a job Still I fell hard, crushed under the weight of a slightly inflated ego and delusions of grandeur. I actually dressed for work and left the house for a week before I could swallow my shame and guilt and admit that I had 'lost' my job. Lost my job? It was only lost to me - to another...


Stir Fry for Friend


I started this as a quick email response to a friend who wanted to recreate the "Shrimp & Coconut Lettuce Wraps" not so much as to rip off a wildly successful chain's similar rendition with ground chicken but create something 'new' that would satisfy some strict dietary guidelines without sacrificing flavor.

She, my friend, had come over with her mother and sister the day before and somewhere between the pool and it's requisite frozen...


You get what you get


Especially if you do what you've always done.

It's been about 4 months since I last posted and the absence has been a planned one, albeit a bit longer than I anticipated.

For those of you who've followed me for a while you'll remember

that my personal and professional story had been reflected in the daily

headlines as the recession affected millions of people, myself included.

For those of you who haven't...


Job Hunt 3.0


So here it was; 500 resumes reviewed, 147 panel interviews - down to

17 viable candidates, now just four left. The Company decided that the

best way to determine who would fill the position was to have a 'Top

Chef' style cook off, oh my.

Southern Style Meatloaf and a Chef's choice entree. 1 Presentation plate and tasting plates for 10.


month passes and I get the call, it would seem that I'm one...


Recession Lessons


'It'll be nice to take you out for sushi', I confessed to my girlfriend.

'Or bring home flowers every week...' She gives me a wry smile.


the last two years, after losing a job I really enjoyed but which was

victim of the housing and the consequent credit crisis, my life has

become an exercise in contraction as I became - just like many others,


I am very grateful that I...


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