Tag Archives: postal service

Refuse to accept ‘No’ from corporate giants — it can work

Happy endings are hard to come by in dealing with big business, but here’s one to share. It didn’t come easily, but it was worth it — to the tune of hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars. I had been fully … Continue reading

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November arrives, bag and baggage — and then some

November showed up at the front door this morning, and I had to let it in.┬áThis year it brought more crap than usual. There’s the traditional baggage, of course — gray skies … more darkness … the furnace kicking on … Continue reading

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A most basic question I never thought to ask my father

I was sharing some family history to a dear friend of mine, telling her how my dad had been forced to drop out of college after his father died. “What was he going to study?” she asked. I didn’t know. … Continue reading

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