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To Sail the Seven Seas

To Sail the Seven Seas
The big blue globe is your home. The deck of a ship has taken you all over the planet. You have good friends in so many ports. You never expected to learn another language, when you were younger, and now you speak half a dozen, well enough to have had plenty of adventures on your own. Rotterdam, New...

The Price of Information — High Demand and High Salary

The Price of Information — High Demand and High Salary
The eyes of the world are on you. You sit at a console, counting down. Your mind is totally concentrated. A dozen news media cameras scan your command center. You and your fellow experts monitor systems that feed data into computers, telling you everything needed to bring this off without an explosion,...

The Salvaging of Sanity

The Salvaging of Sanity
You drive into the high school parking lot, your wipers slashing at the heavy rain. It’s the first day of spring and students run from their cars and the school buses, into the dry halls of the high school. You’re heading for the faculty lot when you see them. At the far end of the student...

World Journalism

World Journalism
An old friend of mine was an Intelligence Captain with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He told me how they always kept CNN turned on the Division Headquarters Tv, 24/7. When they would see any special report coming on, reported by a famous face, a female journalist, they would all drop...

Giving Voice to your Dream— the PASSION of MUSIC

You play the guitar, the piano, the violin. You play an instrument in the band. And when you play, you feel it. You always did. It’s like magic running through your body, out through the instrument, to fill the air, and grab the people listening. Music connects the passion of the artist...

The Invisible Heroes of Capitalism

The Invisible Heroes of Capitalism
Want an essential high-demand profession? Want to be a key officer in the World Capitalist system? Then answer this quick question— what is the huge key advantage that has made Wal-Mart the world’s biggest retailer? Why are their stocks high and prices low? Give up? Wal-Mart’s Logisticians...

Pied Pipers of Public Opinion

Pied Pipers of Public Opinion
You turn over rocks and let the light burn away the rot. You’ve been a reporter for over ten years now. Since you graduated and got your first job, a crime beat desk at a small paper, you’ve moved up the ladder to two other larger papers. Now you’re a rising star at a major web news...

Constable On Patrol — C.O.P.

Constable On Patrol — C.O.P.
He remembers his first gunfight and his panic attack and the shotgun malfunctioning. The slow motion agony of it. He was a newbie big city cop. On the street in a black-and-white, six weeks, a green rookie. His sergeant riding with him. Training Day. They got the “Officer Down!” call...

A Whole Grain Life

A Whole Grain Life
Master Baker— where chemistry, biology, and innovation meet. You know the stories behind Keebler, Nabisco, Sarah lee, Panera, Great Harvest, Mrs Fields, so many famous names in baking. Great fortunes have been made in bread. Empires have been founded upon the abundance and scarcity of bread....

The Art of Land

The Art of Land
You walk the rough weedy acres of land. It’s early, the shadows are long in the rising red sun. An hour ago, you woke and got out of bed, with a vision forming on your mental canvas, like a colossal sculpture. A sculpture made of land itself. You drove out before sunrise to walk the land...
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