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  • Good Gourd, I Love This Season

    I live for the month of October.  I was born on the 7th, so I guess this quite literally is the case. But I also live for it in a more figurative manner—I just love everything about this season. Autumn on the East Coast is glorious; the leaves are brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, the air is crisp and I get to dress in a hideous costume that, if I may brag for a moment, inevitably wins...
  • You're Full of Garbage

    A few years ago I walked into the kitchen to find my old roommate shoving an entire tray of uneaten lasagna down the garbage disposal.   “What the hell are you doing?” I asked, as she repeatedly stabbed the noodles with a fork to dislodge them from the container.  “This is what a garbage disposal is for,” she confidently explained. Incorrect. So incorrect, in fact, that our disposal broke two...
  • Under the Big Top

    My younger brother and I were always trying to make a buck. Well, wanting to make a buck. The trying, not as much. Our more ambitious entrepreneurial peers were manning lemonade stands, cutting grass and selling baked goods, but Chris and I wanted to do something a bit more creative. Naturally, we settled on a carnival. Our yard wasn’t humongous, but we were confident we had just enough space for...
  • CAMnesty Program Offers a Way to Get Back in the Game

    NAAEI has been listening to feedback from our members, our students, our course instructors and our local associations and are in the process of updating our professional designation programs to make them more comprehensive as well as efficient so that they continue to meet the needs of today’s learners. First up was our Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) course. We launched the updated course...

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