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Josh Drespling: How would our holiday traditions appear from afar?
Have you ever wondered why we do some of the curious things we do? The holiday season brings out a crop of these traditions that if you stood back and thought about them, you could easily conclude that they were the actions of an insane person, or at least those of an extremely intoxicated individual.
Josh Drespling: An open letter to Santa Claus
Dear Mr. Claus: I hope this letter finds you well and that your family and loved ones are in good health. Please give my best to the Mrs. and the reindeer.
Josh Drespling: Daily commute becomes soundtrack to my life
In the acquisition of my new job, I also acquired a 55-minute commute. Every morning, I drive from our secluded home in the boondocks outside of New Castle to the great metropolis of Pittsburgh. I pass Heinz Field, the Carnegie Science Center, The Rivers Casino, and the home of our beloved Pirates, PNC Park.
Josh Drespling: Merry ... what? It’s still NOVEMBER!
It's only the second week of November, folks. It was not long ago that we were basking in the sweltering summer sun, mowing our lawns, and lounging poolside. It seems as though once school was back in session, the leaves began to fall and we started a dramatic tumble into winter.
Josh Drespling: My smart phone has helped me shed those dumb old devices
Many of the interesting little gadgets that I found so intriguing and helpful just a few years ago have become obsolete. It's not that I no longer have a use for these items and the information and aid they provided me. They have just been trumped by a single device.
Josh Drespling: Drats! It’s the cats — again!
I've had a love/hate week. It has been a seven-day span of happy firsts and a week awash with things that have made me despise their very existence. Let's start with the cats.
Josh Drespling: It’s never too late to pursue your dream
We all have dreams and aspirations. They are inclinations of the grand things we would like to do with our lives. Some of us want to be rich and some want to be famous. Others just want a simple life, free of the hectic lifestyle they have been dealt.
Josh Drespling: New job leads to chain reaction of opportunities
I can see the faint glimmer of a light off in the distance. It is an inkling of hope and a promise of things that will soon come to pass. What is this beacon of hope that compels me to look to the future rather than dwell in the muck that is my present situation?
Josh Drespling: Calling off work today? That’s sick!
I love sick days. No, I'm not talking about the days that you are hugging the toilet and cataloging the items you had for dinner the previous evening as they float around in there
Josh Drespling: Hmm, what if ...
What if you could hit a pause button on your life? What if you could put your incredibly fast-paced day on hold for just a few moments? What if you could take a few minutes to regain your footing and composure as all those things that seem to be pressing inward on you become stagnant?
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