Category: Careers

If You Fear Change, Try Embracing It . . . Around It’s Throat

Things, they are a-changin’! Not really the way I expected, but they are.  I skipped a week making a post . . . or was it two?  I don’t know, I’m too lazy to look at the date on the last post to figure it out.  Lazy?  Tired?  I just don’t care? Yeah, all of …

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The Plunge into Stand-up Comedy, Part 3

I don’t know what to do here.  I want to get on the stage and make people laugh.  I want to get things rolling.  I HAVE to do this because I will not leave this as a regret. I’m fucking exhausted. I’m working . . .and working . . .and working . . . and …

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The Plunge into Stand-up Comedy, Part 2

  I’m kinda diggin’ this weekly update thing I’ve pressured myself into.  It keeps me on my toes, keeps me motivated and *deep breath* continue to face down my fear of failing miserably. You folks that have commented, both here and on my Facebook page . . . Goddamn, I love the support, encouragement and …

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The Plunge into Stand-up Comedy, Part 1

Don’t be fooled by the title too much.  It’s not so much a “plunge” as it is a “dipping of toes into the cold pool like a bitch” into Stand-up comedy.  I’ve been thinking about this for a very long time and now I’ve put it out there to my public . . . and …

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The Mid-Life Career Change Crisis

Sometimes I feel like I need to sit down and write something on here again and I get an idea.  I ponder it, come up with clever statements about it, form opinions and take in the opinions of others.  I toss the idea around in my head over and over again until finally, I decide …

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Ghosts In The Machine

To those of you that I asked to let me know when I get slack on posting on my blog, you’re fired.  I’m still here, still alive and I’ve done my best not to completely fuck up my life anymore.  Quite the opposite.  Things are actually going pretty well and moving forward.  Moving slowly, but …

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I’m mostly not dead much

It would seem that a faithful Twitter follower called me out last night as to why I might have vanished over the last couple of days. @Opticynicism Did I call you one name too many? Seriously, where did you go? Please report in so I stop worrying about you, you asshat! — Margot Capers (@mccapers) …

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“Doesn’t play well with others” and why it should be allowed on my resume’

For those of you that have been following along the last few weeks, I’m happy to announce that as of tomorrow I will no longer be an unemployment statistic.  Thanks to the tremendous help of the VA, I’ll start working at the hospital for a while and the VA will help me get training, schooling, …

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