Monthly Archives: November 2015

Profile Response: Kathy and Vic, Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel, Reno, NV

  Goin’ to the chapel And we’re gonna get ma-a-arried Goin’ to the chapel And we’re gonna get ma-a-arried Gee, I really love you And we’re gonna get ma-a-arried Goin’ to the chapel of love The Chapel of Love described … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Bob Quiltich, Reno, NV

“I’m bored.” Bob Quiltich mentioned three times during our evening and morning together. The words struck me with the force of an hour chime each time he uttered them: perhaps because no one else I’ve met spoke of boredom; perhaps … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Rick Zukowski, Casino Dealer, Reno, NV

Rick Zukowski spent his Saturday afternoon break with me. Rick’s a blackjack dealer at the Cal-Neva Casino in downtown Reno. He was wearing a #12 Packers shirt; sports gambling is huge here and one of the ways Nevada differentiates itself … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Marie, Owner of Bieber Motel, Bieber, CA

Marie was probably never tall and thin, but four children, years of hard work, and gravity have made her very short and stout. When she reaches her arms onto the check-in counter of the Bieber Motel, she almost has to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the American holiday. We invented it and infused it with traditions of food and family, football and friends. At its foundation, the holiday is about giving thanks for the blessings laid upon us; blessings which every year exceed … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Mike Sojka, Mt. Shasta, CA

Michael Sojka and his wife Jane moved to Mt. Shasta from Sunnyvale eighteen years ago. “It was the first time I made a heart decision, not a head decision. It was difficult for an analytical guy like me, but has … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Steve Miner, Lime Rock, Medford, OR

“My job here is to take us out of Hollywood and into industrial markets.” One glance at the movie posters that line Lime Rock’s front offices reinforces the company’s Hollywood pedigree. Virtually every film with any special effects uses the … Continue reading

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