I’m Hired, Now What Do I Do?

That First Real Job After College

My son graduated college a few weeks ago. He successfully negotiated the gauntlet of zoom interviews and was offered a position with a vast, prestigious accounting firm. He’s not an accountant but has a degree from a well-known university in computer science. The job is in the firm’s ‘Advisory’ business. It was a great relief because he was not confident after the interviews. (He was well prepared and did several mock interviews) The phone call from the firm, followed by the loud whooping I heard, told me it was good news. I think I was just as happy as he… Continue reading

River of Fear

River of Fear

The Ausable looking sedate as it flows through town.   We intended to tie the college-supplied rubber tires together and float down the nearby AuSable River. There were six of us: Lester (Larry), Bubbles (Marilyn- Larry’s girlfriend), Norm and Leo (Steve), my roommate Marty, and I. We loaded the tires onto Larry’s old Chevy Nomad, affectionately named Bertha “Queen of the north way” (a highway that leads to the north country from Albany), and Larry drove us to the starting point. I took one step into that icy water and thought better of it. That would later prove to be a… Continue reading