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Was I closing my eyes hoping that when I opened them, more people would appear?
There were, lets just say, a few empty seats at my “author event” last week. Was the event a success? I guess that depends on your measuring stick. The only… Read full post »
In my rookie TV appearance. If you watch this--don't blink. It goes quick
And if you are in the neighborhook tonight--I will be doing a reading from "Finding Work When There Are N… Read full post »
THURSDAY MAY 16. 7:30 Women and Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago IL 60640
At Chicago’s premier independent book store, WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST, Author Roger Wright (Chicago Guy) will be reading, signing and answering questions on his best… Read full post »
If you listen hard, you can still hear the clink,… Read full post »
St. James Church. Chicago
Saturday night in Chicago, Walter Payton had to forfeit a baseball game to Gwendolyn Brooks. Wait . . . what?
Besides being one of the greatest football players to ever spin, swirl, dodge and steam roll down a football field,… Read full post »
Richie Havens went on first.
Other acts were stuck in traffic. Some balked at leading off. So by the time they all got to Woodstock, Richie Havens was up there singing about freedom.
Isn’t it amazing that you can say “Woodstock’ and every single person … Read full post »
On this breathtakingly blue sky spring morning in Chicago, the city was attacked on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. De Paul University academic, Dr. Rachel Shteir, told us she likes Millennium Park and the Lakefront. But not much else about Chicago or Chicagoans. She ends… Read full post »
Maybe you saw the laughing happy child in Watertown Massachusetts cheering tonight on TV as the triumphant law enforcement officials finished something that had been left open, raw and bleeding in the American soul for a very long time.… Read full post »
It’s Boston. Of course they’re here.
Right over there. In the spring breeze sun. At a table with a view. Spenser with a dark beer, Susan drinking something pink and of course Hawk has champagne. Robert B. Parker’s characters. If you close your eyes you can see… Read full post »
Returned to the sea by Hurricane Sandy, the house where this video was filmed is gone. But the family, spread out across wild oceans and sprawling continents, is still here. Circling the globe from Wales to Northern California. Still connected. Across any given border of… Read full post »
Spring is coming. Roger Ebert can’t have died.
The news filtered out on a clear and astonishingly quiet afternoon in April.
“I don’t believe it.”
Every computer screen across the city… Read full post »
“People get ready,” Dr. King’s search goes on.
She rises 15 minutes before a taped radio program playing organ soaring, church music. A program called “With Heart and Voice.” And when it comes on she says, “Well I guess this is my churc… Read full post »
Wouldn’t be right. He had nothing to do with it. Yesterday at around 5:00, I told my friend Catherine Johns that 300 copies of “Finding Work When There Are No Jobs” had been downloaded. I didn’t know whether that was good or not. Nothing to compare it to.… Read full post »
of this book . . .
does NOT contain "10 Dumbest Job Interview Questions." Which has been on what seems like the very last OS cover. Ever? The book actually has nothing like that.
To get your free Kindle Download of the book TODAY ONLY--go here:
Shhh! Keep this quiet. “Free” makes me nervous. But for 24 hours, on Friday March 29th, you’ll be able to download Finding Work When There Are No Jobs on Kindle for free.
Prompting the always key question, “So what?”
So . . . .
You’ll… Read full post »
· Liz is a 35 year old woman who has been to six networking events in 6 weeks and at the last one, a guy actually invited her over to his condo to sit on his couch naked and eat frozen pizza.
· Stan has joined/… Read full post »
Imagine the hands reaching into that spacecraft and pulling out Bach’s music.
When the two Voyager Spaceships launched in 1977, bound for unfathomably distant, unknown stars, there was more… Read full post »
All of the questions are real. Currently being used in job interviews or applications. Gathered in researching Finding Work When There Are No Jobs.
Then there are the answers I wanted to give.
So, what’s the dumbest job interview question you’ve ever heard?… Read full post »
She waited till the room was empty to come up to the front and tell me the story, She was embarrassed. Hesitant, making small talk. I could tell there was something she wanted to say, but couldn’t quite get it out.
I was packing… Read full post »
Finding Work When There Are No Jobs is now on KINDLE. And I am in trouble.
Because I am a Kindleholic. I admit it. It’s true. My name is Roger, and I am a Kindleholic. The whole, Jon… Read full post »
How many stories have been lost because the way people try and get jobs is by using resumes?
True story. I can remember reaching down into the… Read full post »
Dawn Clark Netsch, the tiny, whip smart, political force of kindness and simply doing good across the political landscape of Illinois for six decades, died this morning from complications of ALS. She was 86.
And as news of her passing spread out across Chicago, it began t… Read full post »
Does anyone know the email for The Vatican Human Resources Department? I want to send in an application for… Read full post »
What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever heard given to someone out of work?
Everybody’s work search is different. So tossing out tired clichés on… Read full post »
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