Guyman Talks Anger

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“How much more harmful are the consequences of anger…than the circumstances that aroused them in us.” — Marcus Aurelius

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I got laid off from my job. Twenty years of service, and I’m packing my office with someone watching and then walking me out of the building. And as I’ve previously written Conducting a Job Search During a Pandemic, this is not an ideal time to be looking for a job.


As I talked about in my previous article and have heard repeatedly, networking is the key. I’m not sure the exact statistics, but I’ve heard that over 60% of jobs never make it to LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, or any of the online job sites: they are filled with people…

I had what I thought was a safe, stable job;

Author photo, ready for a zoom interview, pardon the dirty mirror!

Director of an IT department at a large state university in the middle of the country. Places like that never have layoffs — right? Right?

The university’s problems started before COVID hit.

The demographic that most universities have depended on for years is white, middle-upper class, decent grades, and good test scores. Unfortunately, the number of potential students has been decreasing.

A story of possible love

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Alice was not a beautiful woman — not that she was unattractive — she was — just — there.

I had worked with Alice for a year, and during that time, even though our cubicles were across the aisle from each other, we had said, maybe, five words to each other.

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Lately, I must be in a reading rut on Medium, but most of the stories that keep showing up on my home page have been about dating, relationships, and online dating. Not that I mind, I have learned a lot from these articles. The problem is that most of them have been written from a woman’s perspective. I’ve decided to weigh in and give a middle-aged man ‘s experiences with online dating.

#1 — I have had to learn how woman’s hairstyles have changed

I know, I know, most everyone fudges on their photos to make themselves look as good as possible, but…

Young Princess Aimee D’Aramirz has a history lesson.

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Aimee yawned and closed her eyes momentarily and let her mind wander to the beautiful spring day outside. She and her sister, Noemi, had found a wonderful new trail in the mountains behind the Mason Royale (Royal House), and both were dying to explore where it went. Maybe there will be a small stream, or better yet a waterfall!

A Story of the effects of divorce

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The small voice came from the back seat. “Daddy, I miss Mommy.”

The man, while maneuvering the vehicle up the curvy road, sighed heavily. ” I know, Punkin, you’ll see her next week. Why don’t you look at the pretty mountains?”

The far right-wing of the Republican party is an interesting place

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I have become a much less political person over the years. I used to follow things closely, and yes, I used to watch FOX news and listen to Rush quite a bit. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I was a full-blown conservative, but more of a right-leaning moderate.

Loren Wilson

Full-time IT nerd and part-time writer. I write about whatever catches my fancy that day, although, mostly fiction. Visit me at

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