Originally published on my blog “Can’t Win for Losing.” Slightly edited. “Squeeze some lemon in your water,” my wife says to me. She slides the small white bowl across the restaurant’s butcher block table. It stops right next to my glass, barely touching its side. I roll my eyes. “I don’t like lemon,” I say. […]

The ad said to apply in person. I found the office taking up space in a run-down retail plaza in the “historic” part of town. The parking lot was empty. A sun-bleached sign in the window faintly read, “Start a New Career Today with Continental Security!” I yanked open the office door. A string of […]

I just woke up from one of these. Originally posted on my light verse blog “Experiments in Verse.” The stacks of folded laundry she piled upon the bed stand guard between my pillow and my weary, laden head. Could I sleep between the fabric towers and contort along the length of the mattress – probably […]

I wrote this little poem a few years ago while working at Bell Helicopter. Originally posted to my blog “Experiments in Verse.” Slightly edited. If you’re a supply chain professional, I hope it brings a smile to your face. A backorder and urgent need The customer won’t wait. Don’t have time to hold the line […]

A few years ago, I applied for a different position at my then-current employer. My co-worker and lunch buddy – Jesse – also applied for the role. Jesse and I worked in the same department and did the same job. We both started with the company around the same time, but I think I had […]

One of the side effects of being a “professional job hopper” is knowing how to write a targeted resume. When you’ve been unemployed as often as I have, you develop an appreciation for the writing process. The most important thing to remember is the purpose of a resume is not to get a job, but […]

I originally posted this on my blog “Can’t Win for Losing.” Edited. I’ve been told I have a familiar looking face. Ever since high school, people would come up to me and ask if I have a brother. Or, if I used to live somewhere – or, work or go to school in some other […]