Playin’

I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZS

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Mystery Author! Episode 2

This is the second installment where I have typed up something delicious by a famous author for your reading pleasure. As a reminder, we play this game: You don’t know who wrote it until the end. Rule: Don’t cheat by scrolling all the way down first (unless you’re a douchebag who likes to ruin good […]

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Mystery Author! Episode 1

For the longest time, I’ve had a great blog idea.  I wanted to type up a chapter from various books I love for your entertainment… and not tell you who the author is until the end. That’s the fun part. I never followed up due to the enormous work it entails, and other competing priorities. […]

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Church vs. Hiking

why are Christian based church services only held in the morning? Hiking can be a spiritual practice for me when the activity is carried out during the am hours. Especially if it’s a bit misty and foggy out. And actually, the trail I like is near a church which has a huge choir and if […]

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Saturday B&E

I have the hardest time writing on Blogger now. I launched it for privacy, but I don’t always want privacy. I am happy to report that I believe I might be slowly overcoming this bug. Last night I had a throat tickle and a nose bleed, so that was rough but I feel a little […]

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Managing Anxiety

Positive self talk: “Ah, come on. Eat a meal. You’re hungry. Stop being such a little pussy.” 😆 What can I say? It’s the environment I was raised in. There’s times to be gentle and compassionate, and there’s other times to be your own obnoxious teenage brother. I had anxiety today and I am pleased […]

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Vaginas in Heaven

*Warning – if you’re offended by abstract art, vaginas, or anything related, skip this post. I’ve gained new followers due to my spiritual breakthrough and following a bunch of people who run spiritual blogs. I don’t want to scare people off, haha. I have diverse interests. A friend introduced me to Dream by Wombo last […]

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How to Craft a Killer Cover Letter

Most people hate writing cover letters.  It’s understandable – you’ve already submitted a resume highlighting your key skills and attributes.  Why do you need to submit a cover letter? Here’s the thing – once you master writing cover letters, you’ve gained an incredible opportunity. You can use additional information gathered in your skills listing to further […]

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How to Craft a Skills Listing

The first step to building a killer resume is to craft a comprehensive skills listing document. If you’ve been at the same job for a while, or if you’ve been out of the job market for an extended period, writing down your skills and accomplishments in a loose format will prepare you to organize this […]

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How to Craft a Killer Resume

Creating a phenomenal resume is easier than you might think. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the workforce or a seasoned professional; with the right mindset and a few marketing tricks, you can create a resume that stands above the crowd.   In this article, I’ll show you how to craft a killer resume […]

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Introduction: Job Hunt Series

I’m on a mission today.  I want to help job candidates improve their chances of nailing a job. My purpose is to help you – the job hunter – navigate the complex world of self-promotion in the current job market.   I’ve interviewed for many positions as an HR job candidate, and I’ve learned from my […]

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Mystery Author! Episode 3

It’s been a while since I’ve done Mystery Author.   In this feature, I type up a chapter (or more) from a famous book or other source for your reading pleasure.  The fun part is you don’t find out who the author is until the end.  This one is incredibly special.  Consequently, it’s much longer than […]

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Introducing…Grace St. Clair

I follow some fabulous writers, and I enjoy promoting them so that people who enjoy my blog can get to know other writers I follow. Today is all about Grace.   Now, that link is Grace’s current blog… but today I want to talk about her old blog on Blogger.  It has some jewels. If […]

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Caroline, Part 3

Memories are fuzzy, but Caroline and I spent more time together. We went to bars together a couple of times. She insisted on driving, and I have a delightful memory of pulling into a gas station and watching a couple of guys become absolutely enthralled as Caroline stepped out of the vehicle. She was slender […]

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Winter Hiking

I’m in the mood to share photos, I guess. Most of these are from last winter, local trails around my home in Olympia. There’s a couple exceptions which I have noted. I am ready for winter again. July and August are not my favorite months in Washington.

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Westport Redux

You know, I took the original post down… because I intended to edit the ocean pictures. However, I have found that nothing I do will improve them. They look amazing just as they are. So I will repost. It was 90 degrees out, 9 p.m. at night. The temperature and light resulted in fantastic photos […]

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Caroline, Part I

I’m thinking I will do character sketches. People I have known in the past. If I finish before I am done, I’ll complete the sketch in the next entry. I might start with Caroline. I am starting to feel all saucy and flirtatious. So I may as well start with the hot chick who turned […]

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Turnin’ the Day Around

I’m not apologizing for this: The first version I ever heard was, I believe, Gloria Estefan. My mood improved markedly on the way to Burfoot Park, a place I’d never been. Driving somewhere new on a warm, sunny day has become a novelty. I rolled along in a wide screen dream. It was almost like […]

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