Tag Archives: work

Behind the Quoted Price

I collected a few comments on my last post that hinted at the perceived high cost of professional trades-people. In general, people hate paying other people to do things. Whether it’s the plumber or the electrician or the guy doing … Continue reading

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Ditch Digger

If we were having a beer, I would order the first round, and you would start in on me right away. “What’s the do-it-yourself vacation boy doing these days?” “I’ve been installing drain tile and a small drywell to take … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – All Work and No Play

Thursdays are usually a work day for me. Sometimes, I will take a Friday off, but four-day weekends are less frequent than the three-day variety. Most of the time, I am among the first people to arrive at our office. … Continue reading

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Two by Two

I love most “there are two types of people” jokes. You can search the web for list after list of these. I would give you some links but joke lists have a tendency to go south. They either add annoying … Continue reading

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Weird Happy Proud

See that beautiful young woman at the right? That’s my daughter. I usually say our daughter, since my wife had a significant role in the process, but on that day, at that moment, she was my daughter. She’s about to … Continue reading

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I Am Pittsburgh

A blogger friend of mine recently wrote an article reflecting on A Sense of Place. I commented that despite having moved away from Pittsburgh, PA after college and having lived on both coasts between then and now, I still feel … Continue reading

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26 Years and Counting

Suddenly, my LinkedIn inbox is overflowing. Congratulations! Congrats! Bob has sent you a message: “26 years. Way to go Dan. Congratulations!” “Wow, 26 years!” Yes, yes I’ve been working for the same company for 26 years. That’s longer than I’ve … Continue reading

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