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The Brain Drain Conundrum

The Brain Drain Conundrum

One of the biggest complaints/criticisms/concerns that seems the plague a town like Mansfield is the dreaded problem of “brain drain.” If you’ve never heard of this I can only imagine that you aren’t living in a Rust Belt city, because here it’s as frequent a topic of conversation as the opioid epidemic or college football. […]

Feeling At Home

Feeling At Home

Although not exactly supported by any research that I’m aware of, generally speaking, I’ve found that once I’ve lived somewhere for two years it starts to feel like home. How do I know what that is exactly? Well, for me anyway, I usually notice the feeling upon returning from a trip. It doesn’t have to […]

Kicked in the Teeth

Kicked in the Teeth

Something inside of me wants to find some grand meaning, some overarching purpose for the random string of events that make up my life. It would be easier to stomach the speeding ticket I got on Monday if I felt there were anything to be learned other than to invest in a radar detector if […]

Fired

Fired

There are all sorts of failure–some people even get labeled as such. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would experience so many failures in my life, let alone in such close proximity to one another. In the last 12 months I have experienced the following failures: divorce, unemployment (due to layoff), […]

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