The Helpers

I want to crawl into a hole.  I want to plug my ears and make it go away.  What makes a person do this to other people?  Are there more people out there like that?  I’m talking about the bombing of the Boston Marathon.  Peoples’ lives erased or changed forever.  What’s the use in feeling […]

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Regret and Worry

There are times when I get frustrated with people.  Some of those times are when they tell me some moment in their lives that they regret.  Or sometimes it’s when they tell me about an upcoming whatzit that they really are super worried about. When I hear them talk like that, I feel they are […]

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Organizing the Unorganizable

Hi, I’m Matt.  And I am not organized. Yes, I know, I should have told you to sit down before dropping that bomb on you.  You may say to me, “But Matt, you write amazing posts every day and tell us about the cool shit you do all the time.” And I would reply to […]

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And Thus Begins my Weekend

The last post was a bit heavy.  This one is not so much. I recently discovered a state park near where I live.  I just moved to this location, so I’m still exploring.  This state park is not even a 5-minute drive, and it has some amazing forest trails.  One thing about Iowa is that […]

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Social Safety Sieve

If you’ve read my blog before, you may remember me mentioning Soul-Crushing Perspective Lady.  I see her come in now and again, trading cans and bottles for a nickel each.  Yesterday she came in with bags and bags of cans and bottles for gas money to be able to get to the free community hospital. It […]

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Some more people I meet at work

Idiot Child with Brass Balls In this country (USA, FYI), there are certain substances that require you to be a certain age to purchase them.  And when you are younger than that age, it can be difficult to obtain those things.  A few of those youngsters come into the store in groups, pick out some […]

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Do you work for the Red Queen?

I made it to a coffee shop, so here’s what I would have posted yesterday! I had an especially frustrating day at work.  It’s nothing new.  Everyone has frustrating days at work.  I felt like I was spinning my wheels, getting nowhere, feeling particularly useless.  It’s not through lack of hard work.  I ran my […]

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The Hardest Lesson

Early last week, while I was doing my damndest at work while fighting off whatever horrible disease I’d carried home from traveling, another employee walked off the job.  He was in the middle of doing something outside of the store and just left.  He was AWOL for the rest of the week.  Nobody heard from […]

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