The First Clue

I had heard of women experiencing post-partum depression so severe that they killed themselves and sometimes their children, a thought that filled me with terror. Every weekday morning, before leaving Dave in her care as I went to work, I discreetly assessed her mood, trying …

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It Begins

“Not only am I not kissing you now, but I’m never kissing you again.” She said it mildly, even pleasantly. I stood very still, my breath trapped in my chest. I wasn’t ready to process my pregnant wife’s response to me wanting to kiss her. …

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The Monster Game

Our best game was the Monster Game. Every kid loves chicken nuggets, but Dave was picky and wouldn’t try the dinosaur-shaped ones. He ran out of the kitchen and up the stairs, which doubled back halfway up. He stood on the landing, peeking around the …

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The Speech

I quietly slipped out of the delivery room, desperate to get away from Sophia and Alexa. I gave way to the depression I’ve been trying to hide, finding somewhere out of the way to sit. An hour passed before nurses took me to see Anna. …

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A Storm of Lies

Every father should have the right to raise their children, but sometimes the mother doesn’t agree. In his riveting memoir, A Storm of Lies, Randy Zinn faces the daunting task of ensuring the truth of his relationship with his children comes to light.

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New Logo Revealed

My personal motto (well, one of several I have) is “Struggle. Overcome. Repeat.” I’ve now had a logo designed with “I Am Rand” on the bottom. The bird will hopefully remind you of the legendary phoenix or fire bird rising from its own ashes. I’ve …

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Tips on Your Work Environment

Tip #1: “Less is More” Avoid making your work area a shrine to all things personal, with every last wall or desk space covered in paraphernalia. A few choice items just looks better than every last surface covered in something (italics) non-work related. It is …

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Tips on Finding a New Job

Tip #3: “Responses Are Not Guaranteed” In life, regardless of who is initiating contact, a response is not guaranteed. Some will say we must respond to everyone, but this can be unrealistic in a hot job market when 20-30 people contact us every day for …

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