Category Archives: Satire

The Many Delusions of C. Auguste Dupin

Other cities would like to claim him, but Baltimore has Poe. There is a society of scholars and devotees who meet to discuss Poe works and a special Poe room in the main branch of our library. There are Poe … Continue reading

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Lobby Observances: The Pre-Interview Job Search Process

l have yet to meet any sane person who wants to work a generic office job, wear taught ties and suit jackets for eight hours a day, sit in broken adjustable chairs, and sniff paper stacks inside gray partitions. Most … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Resume Lines

Although I have never hired anyone for a job, I have been very close to a few people who have, and I have witnessed the torments that these employers put themselves through when choosing someone to help build the company … Continue reading

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Late Boomer Male Writers and their Wardrobes

If clothes make the man, and help make the brand, then I wish I had spent less time learning how to write and more time learning how to dress. After talking with my marketing and management consultant, Rhonda Serendip, and … Continue reading

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Branding the Offbeat: A Path for 2016

The beauty of blogging is that once you’ve published your post, you can check your “stats” minutes later and see if anyone is looking. I say “looking” because who knows if anyone reads such things. When I visit other blogs, … Continue reading

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Charney’s Codification: Prohibitive Perfectionism

This being that most wonderful time of the year, I was at the shopping mall searching for that perfect gift. A few weeks previously, my wife had informed me of her interest in a new leather handbag and gave me … Continue reading

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Female Foreign Nationals: A Good Time to Discuss?

I have long been irritated by emails from females from Russia, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe: women offering to travel to meet me and promising matrimony if I turn out to be a nice guy. If they had done their … Continue reading

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A Guiding Light for Baltimore

Anyone who has followed the news in Baltimore this year knows that we have been a city in turmoil. After the death of Freddie Gray, allegedly at the hands of several of our city’s police officers, Baltimore experienced terrible riots. … Continue reading

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Still Over the Moon for Caribou

I am not one to believe that a person grieves, gets over, and moves on. For me, the loss of a loved one sends shock waves through my system that can linger for a lifetime. Such are my feelings concerning … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Trippin’, Yeah!

At no time of year does it become more apparent that Americans are a people who enjoy their freedom of choice than on Thanksgiving Day. Aside from those vegans and vegetarians who will opt for Tofurky, most cooks will weigh … Continue reading

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