Goodbye Stranger, It’s Time to Ramble On, Nice to Know You….

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DW Dalrymple

DW is a Proud West Virginian from the top of the middle finger, a former political hack/public servant and alleged rock-n-roll savant. Forever a student of the School of Life. You can find him on Twitter @BIG_DWD

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  1. Avatar Blomster
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    This is beautifully written, and for various reasons hits a bit close to home at the moment. Thanks for writing.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird
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    A lovely essay.

    I’m lucky enough to have few goodbyes in the recent years. A friend from college, my grandmother… I’ve had more cats die than people and that’s pretty much a good thing.

    But my older relatives are getting older and I can’t help but notice how young the new kids at work are (coder co-worker is 21. TWENTY-FREAKIN-ONE.) and I look around and say “how in the heck am I in my late 40’s?”

    I only just got used to it being 1997.Report

  3. Avatar DW Dalrymple
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    Thanks for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I can relate to the age gap at work. I have a “Dave’s Not Here” sticker on my desk out on the docks. A very young engineer had NO CLUE what it was from or what it meant…oh well, time waits for no one right?Report

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