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  • Bad Apple

    The trunk of my car functions as a combination storage unit / Dumpster. Still, nothing could prepare me for last week, when I was searching for a pair of heels and pulled out a tote bag from my best friend’s wedding in October. Pawing around in the bag for my shoes, my hand closed around something I didn’t initially recognize.  It was an apple. “Was” being the key word, because this thing I was...
  • On Your Mark, Get Set... SUMMER!

    Summer is a coming… in some places around the country it seems as if it’s already here. The maintenance staff is already busy away the ice melt and snow shovels and getting ready for the summer rush. Handling the busy summer months can be viewed in the same light as painting; the most important part of the job is preparation. Let’s look at some ideas that can prepare the property for the...
  • Je Ne Understand

    I went to Europe last summer for the first time since I studied abroad nine years ago. In those nine years, I lost all foreign language competency.  This became apparent as soon as I picked up our rental car and began driving on the German autobahn, which essentially is a lawless free-for-all sprinkled here and there with speed limits.  Unfortunately, I did not crack open a guide book ahead of...
  • I Raised You Better

    My parents and I visited my brother in Florida at the end of his freshman year in college. When we arrived, it became very clear that nothing had been cleaned since September. And by cleaned, I mean sheets literally not changed once.  Already verging on a nervous breakdown from the state of disarray, my Mom walked into the bathroom. The level of uncleanliness was too much to bare. “I did not...

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