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A New Life In A New Land, Chapter 5 … LEARNING HOW

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I walked into the small, one-man daylight basement office excited but apprehensive. This was my first go at office equipment sales, my first “cold call” in my brand new territory … in this case a section of Vancouver, B.C. This … Continue reading

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A New Life in a New Land, Chapter 4 … MY FIRST DAY IN THE FRAY

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My first day in the hurly-burly world of business took place in a small, windowless room. I spent a week in that tomb-like setting sitting in a suit and tie while adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing on various machines arrayed around me … Continue reading

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A New Life in a New Land, Chapter 3 … INTO THE FRAY

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The classified ad stated Monroe, The Calculator Company needed a salesman. I needed a job, and I figured sales would be a good place to start. So off I hustled to the library to find out something about Monroe. Monroe, it turned out, was an old, … Continue reading

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A New Life in a New Land, Chapter 1 … RAKING LEAVES IN FALLING SNOW

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It was late October in North Vancouver, Canada. My long underwear, wool watch-cap, wool shirt, wool scarf, wool gloves and old army field jacket didn’t help one bit! I was freezing to death and my teeth were clattering like a drunk flamenco dancer’s castanets! It … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 26 … OH CANADA! OH NO!

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The world in 1970, at least its Berkeley version, existed in a parallel universe where science fiction fantasy morphed into reality … it truly deserved its nickname Bezerkley! For those of us living there through the late 60’s it felt like the revolution had actually come and that the American … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 23 … CANADA CALLS

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He had a fabulous pad … a large apartment on the upper floor of a beautiful craftsman style apartment building on the north side of campus. It had lead-glass built-ins, a great kitchen, a small office area … but its single, incomparable feature was a wall of west-facing … Continue reading

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