"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to." - Richard Branson

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I wish I had a better digital camera to help showcase what the experience of what looking for a job in this area truly is like. This town is a spider web-like nightmare outside the main dividing highway that runs straight through for an easy entrance or an easy exit, however, you see fit. We rest right off a newly finished section of interstate that promised a streamlined travel way to Memphis, Tennessee and many other things as well. When the people who helped build the interstate promote it as an escape route...

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My Birthday was this past Thursday. It was a great experience overall. I had just recently joined Facebook, against my own inhibitions not to do so for several years. Nothing personal, I still find it as clunky and non-responsive as I did when I first visited it a long time ago, I miss MySpace if I'm being honest. Even through a number of reconnections with family and friends, all the Birthday well wishes, and the "re-emergence" of being socially alive and well, the biggest take away from turning 35 was the thought of me reaching the peak of "the hill". Yes, that hill.

Two Months In…

A simple milestone but, a milestone nonetheless. March 17th marks the first day I started blogging and it has been very helpful to me. I want to thank all of my followers, I really appreciate your support. To everyone who has given me a like, thank you for your support. To all the readers and…

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I am struggling in many areas of my life but, this is one that I can't quite figure out as to why. I wonder if I actually am this villainous person that pushes people away by being extremely rude, mean, or disrespectful. If I am, I'm not having nearly as much fun as the ones in movies and television seem to be having.

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I have returned from a wedding in the family. It was the roller coaster ride I was expecting. The same one I didn't feel entirely comfortable with taking a ride on. Looking back, it was the best ceremony and reception I have ever attended, surrounded by an absolute shit show of how not to communicate with others, indecisions, and the inevitable amount of arguments that of course followed.

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Financial independence, I believe, should be a basic human right. I can't imagine how the internet somehow managed to make that list before people have the money to afford access to it, seems a little backward to me. I've said before that I don't really care what job I work, as long as it affords me a roof over my head, food on my table, clothes on my back, and reliable transportation to and from that job if necessary. Where I live, the job pool isn't structured in this way. It just isn't for whatever reason(s).

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I am petrified with terror when I dwell for too long about my future in the workforce. I've mentioned before that I no longer pursue work as a coal miner, as I know that it will not facilitate a career for me. Working as a coal miner wasn't something I particularly enjoyed¬†but, it was what…

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His story deserves to be told. Simply because he along with so many other coal miners, their story is rapidly disappearing. People who put their lives on the line every day to help provide warmth, steel, and electricity for the entire world in hopes they could provide something better for their own family. They worked to build the world up, literally from underground.

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."  - Ernest Hemingway