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  • Going Postal

    A few months ago I ordered $200 worth of business cards for a webseries I write on the side. To play it safe, I had them sent straight to my friend in New York, where I could pick them up when I arrived later that week for filming. I pulled up the most recent address she sent in an email—having recently moved—and placed my order. But as I drove up that Friday, I had a gnawing feeling that...
  • A Conversation We'll Be Revisiting

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Like so many people inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, I am eating my words from 11 months ago – “Donald Trump is not a serious candidate and there is no way he will get the GOP nomination,” I said. Even as support for Mr. Trump grew and other, seemingly more viable candidates fell away, I still could not absorb the idea. Certainly in the past 45 days, I have...
  • “My RPM Story” – Shannon

    Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management. While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...
  • Send, Retract, Repeat

    I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.  While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.  We’...

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