Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Excerpts from my brother's emails from the last two days:

"Well, we got damned little advice growing up, except on how to artistically insult someone, reducing them to a towering rage with a well chosen sentence or two... Unfortunately, it's not a particularly useful skill, I'm afraid, at least in terms of earning a living."

"See... you thought it was hard being YOU. As you can see, it's hard being me...or in fact anyone with the wit to have a self-critical bone in their bodies..especially [our family]...and as my old man the wag might have said, 'with us as relatives, who needs enemies?'."

"My recommendation is to get back up on that bronco, and ride the bastard to a standstill. It's important to get up off your wounded ass and do something about getting another job soon. Waiting doesn't help, and it has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Work at the store everyday if you like, but make sure that you keep working toward getting another job. And don't be afraid to look for a better job. You have enormous talent (like my sister), and can do almost anything you set your mind to AND WORK AT."

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