Truthful Tuesday — When I Grow Up

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Were you right, or did you end up doing something else?

To be honest, I’m not one of those kids who knew from the get-go what I wanted to be when I grew up. Even when I graduated from high school I had no real clue what profession I wanted to pursue. I entered college as a liberal arts major, transferred over to the business school and dual majored in marketing and economics.

Three things after graduating from college shaped my career. First, in order to avoid the draft at the height of the Vietnam war, I enlisted in the army reserves with a medical field hospital unit and trained to be a medic. Second, my first job when I got back from my army training was for a health insurance company. While working there, I went to college and got a master’s degree in health care administration and planning.

Third, after getting my master’s degree, I was recruited by a software and services company that developed and installed benefits administration software. That evolved into a career in health systems consulting, where I was a manager of a team of people responsible for developing and deploying customized benefits management systems. Ultimately that led to technology sales in the benefits administration software solutions field.

Bottom line, at no time in grade school did I ever dream of or aspire to being involved in health care technology development, implementation, or solution sales.

And now I’m retired and I am a blogger, an avocation that didn’t exist when I was in grade school.

Fandango’s Story Starter #12

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you an incomplete “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that partial sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

At a time when most people were struggling…

If you care to write and post a story built on this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with this teaser.

And most of all, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Duplicitous


Welcome to September 21, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “duplicitous.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.