Letting go

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Throughout the past few years, I’ve come to realize how hard it is to stay in touch with friends.  I’ve also come to realize that not all friends are worth staying in touch with. There are so many things that change throughout the course of our lives; our jobs, the…

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Bumps in the road

Bumps in the road

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During my visit home this past weekend I learned a valuable lesson about bumps in the road. My first day home (Friday, March 22) went a little something like this: the morning started wonderfully; the sun was shining as I drove my mom to work. After dropping her off, I…

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Meeting Warren Buffett

Meeting Warren Buffett

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It’s not every day you get to meet Warren Buffett. However, when you work at The Buffalo News, sometimes you have the good fortune of being invited to celebrate the career of Stanford Lipsey. If you were a complete stranger to the world of business, upon meeting Mr. Buffett you’d never know…

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Grabbing chances

Grabbing chances

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“Chances multiply if you grab them.” This past weekend I got the chance to meet, and spend some quality time with, Steve Rannazzisi. Rannazzisi came to Buffalo to do stand-up at Helium Comedy Club. His stand-up routine was clean, relate-able, and hilarious. My boyfriend and I had the good fortune…

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It’s the little things

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that make for the best days. For instance, one of my favorite actor/comedians, Steve Rannazzisi, is coming to Buffalo this weekend to Helium Comedy Club. I bought my tickets to see him about a month ago, and yesterday I found out that I might have…

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of ergonomics. With the amount of time we spend at work, usually sitting at a desk, I find it baffling that there aren’t office ‘audits’ to examine employees’ quality of life. Not only does cleanliness matter, the set-up & arrangement of our desk,…

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The Island of Tortola

The Island of Tortola

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I became me in the summer of 2005 on the beautiful British Island of Tortola. I was one among 25 teenagers who volunteered & participated in the 2005 Tortola “chapter” of VISIONS. VISIONS Service Adventures is a summer community service program for teenagers which blends volunteer projects, cultural immersion, and…

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