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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Ten)

I didn’t imagine when I started writing on this topic that it would take me ten posts to wade through it, but here we are. I began by introducing the Question itself and some of its implications, and then spent … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Nine)

Jackson Jackson was a good kid He had four years of college and a bachelor’s degree Started working when he was 21 Got fed up and quit when he was 43 He said, “My whole life I’ve done what I’m … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Eight)

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. – Drew Carey, The Drew Carey Show The AT My hike on the Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Seven)

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years Then they expect you to pick a career When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear A working class hero is something to be… – John Lennon, “Working Class … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Six)

“Go West, Young Man” To be clear, I was neither impulsive nor starry-eyed (maybe just a smidgen of each) in my decision to move to LA. Upon first experiencing the chill of a Philadelphia winter again three years prior, I … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Five)

Blindsided There’s a Bruce Springsteen song I used to sing at the “Coffeehouse” shows I played while I was a student at Penn State. Well, there were a few, actually, but the one I’m thinking of is called “When You’re … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Four)

Results To get right down to it, here were the results of the efforts I put forth toward getting my music career off the ground, as described in the last post: Commercial Radio: By the time I began following up … Continue reading

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