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  •  Strongly agree! (12+ / 0-)
    our society which has thus far placed so much emphasis on financial success as a measure of a person worth
    In fact, several times I turned down "promotions" (more salary) from "information manager" to "business manager." My work appealed to the printers ink in my veins, and I enjoyed it. My salary supported me enough, and I had the great good fortune of recognizing "enough." Likely the high value of my native Ozark culture's emphasis on sufficiency helped.

    I knew the work business managers did and just plain didn't want to deal with money all the time. Ideas are so much more interesting, and I'd agreed with Bob Dylan for decades: "Money doesn't talk, it swears."

    Thanks for the thoughtful response, HoundDog. This place has gotten so big, I haven't "seen" you in a while!

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:23:16 AM PDT

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    •  After doing about 400 post in 2012 for the (15+ / 0-)

      elections and being the most frequent poster of the month for about six months, I hit some wall in December, and haven't posted hardly at all.  

      I've been in a funk about not being able to grasp my purpose and voice as Hounddog.  Being against the GOP during the election year was sufficiently galvanizing to provide a focus and motivation.  But, Hounddog was just one of six characters I created here before I realized multiple ids were forbidden.

      So my actual "persona" anonymous id has floated around in some many odd ways offer the last eight years that I can't really "come out" as my real name, but I want to write some things deploying my real professional skills.  I may start up a new ID, but I seem to be so vain that the idea of loosing my 24,000 comment stats, rec history etc, and restarting at zero distresses me in odd ways.

      A lot of different reasons, I stop writing in January, but one is that after my S.O. of 10 years broke up with me last year, I've been in a funk, and had to move to PA. But, she invited to stay with her for a 3 day medical visit to Boston, that has gone on for 3 months. But, we are not "back together" just catching up on old times.

      Thanks for asking cotterperson.  

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:49:01 AM PDT

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      •  Boston probably holds more opportunities (5+ / 0-)

        than PA, unless you're in the Philly or Pittsburgh areas.

        Speaking as a PA resident, former big city graphic artist/typographer.

        However, check out this website, which frequently features job announcements for various environmental-related agencies.

        Serendipity is a wondrous thing!
        Best wishes!

      •  I'm sorry to hear about your funk, (4+ / 0-)
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        and I hope it resolves satisfactorily. Anything can happen, even something remarkably good ;) As to your user ID, personally I hope you don't change it. You can always add your real name to posts and comments if you're so inclined. IIRC, some of your expertise is in systems, a valuable perspective in many situations.

        All the best to you.

        "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

        by cotterperson on Sun May 05, 2013 at 01:13:46 PM PDT

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      •  Good to see you around these parts (4+ / 0-)
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        I was going to do a Seen HoundDog recently Diary. I checked your last comment 3 times in recent months, was worried.

        .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Sun May 05, 2013 at 05:13:51 PM PDT

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