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Self-confidence is key when interviewing for a new job, but taken to extremes it turns the interview upside down. Take, for example, this transcript of an actual interview I just made up, with my tips (in parenthesis).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
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With the CZU Lightning Complex fire now largely off the Coastside’s list of immediate threats, except for the thick blanket of smoke, we can look back, while our memories are still f…

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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The Greatest Generation is a hard act to follow, as the name implies. They beat Hitler and the Great Depression. We Baby Boomers aren’t given a superlative like “next greatest,” “sec…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Big changes lie ahead, and I mean “lie” in the way a golf ball has a lie on the grass, not in the political sense.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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The first presidential debate of 2020 between the two major parties’ candidates began with an unexpected surprise.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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The first presidential debate of 2020 between the two major parties’ candidates began with an unexpected surprise.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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This being the last Quip Tide column in July 2020, we look back to how things used to be. This “classic” column from July 2005 has been slightly revised.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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We’re counting on a lot of people in 2020: health care heroes, first responders and scientists among them. We’re also counting on each other — everyone — to act responsibly by faithf…

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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Every extended family has one. Some have more. The one who marches to a different tuba, who recognizes that fine line between decorum and indiscretion and uses it for mortar practice…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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It has come to my attention that there is a presidential election this year. It could hardly have been timed more poorly, what with the baseball season all but canceled, football in …