Nancy Roman

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On Aging and Kindness

When I finished college in the mid-70s, jobs were scarce. I searched for months to find employment. Of course, the fact that I was an English major with no discernible or useful skills probably played a small role in my joblessness. But after eons of fruitless resume-scattering, I received two job offers in the same …

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Dances With Wolves

In the Native American culture, a name describes who a person is, and so should change as the person changes. I love this concept. Especially since I do not love Nancy. And I am certainly not the Nancy I used to be. So, in the mode of “Dances With Wolves,” I present to you my names …

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“I Coulda Been Somebody”

In conversation with an acquaintance recently, I remarked that I was getting ready for retirement. “You’ve been getting ready for retirement for three years,” he said. “You’ll never retire.” “Oh yeah?” I answered with my usual snappy repartee. “I will so retire. One more year, tops.” But he was sure I wouldn’t. “You can’t retire. …

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Back To School

Several teachers weighed in when I wrote about my long-term affection for the first day of school. They get to feel that way every year, they bragged. And I was jealous. Sort of. Back in college, I thought I might teach. Not Accounting or Business like I work in now. No, I was an English …

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How I Almost Went To Hell

Back in the 80s, I spent about a year as the general manager of a Cable TV system.  It was a small system in a little Connecticut town, but it was owned by one of the big giant cable operators. I’m sure you know the one, because they are The One. I had been a …

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