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For those of you who may have read my post on religion, you know I’m not exactly a practicing Catholic. But, the whole Lent thing got me thinking. If I were to “give up” something this year, what would it be? I mean, in this economy, do I really need to give up my morning home-brewed generic brand coffee or my tub of chocolate ice cream that I use for emergencies only?

So, I thought about it and then it hit me–I can give up something that doesn’t cost me a thing: a personality flaw. Read the rest of this entry »


I don’t know about you, but there are few things that I keep hearing about on the news that I could care less about. In fact, I would like to openly beg TV newscasters, radio hosts, blog posters, Tweeters and the like to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE not write about these topics any more: Read the rest of this entry »

cliff2I’ve learned a few things about running a business over the years and since I’m such an expert, I thought I’d share them with you.  If you think I’ve missed any, please do let me know.

1. Jump in, eyes closed–because knowledge is overrated. Read the rest of this entry »

Sorry for the delay between my last post and today.  I wish I could tell you I was away on vacation or managing an exciting new project–all while juggling my family, awesome social life and solving the world’s economic crisis.

Alas, this is not the case. Read the rest of this entry »

minimum-wage1When I was too young to work legally, I pimped my services out to my parents–cleaned the house top to bottom every weekend for a $1, cleaned the garage for .50 and weeded the garden for pennies. Apparently, the wide gap between my work ethic and compensation by others started at an early age.

When I was 15 I got a worker’s permit and started to see some real money. I landed a job as a cashier at the Big Y supermarket.  Later, I  waitressed at Friendly’s and worked at a friend’s family restaurant. I saved enough money to pay for my first year at BU. Read the rest of this entry »