A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 13

Chapter 13 ________ Today is January 1, 1999. I made a resolution last night to be the man that I’ve only dreamed to be. I brought JuJu to Atlanta to celebrate our new beginning. She graduates in the spring from nursing school, and with so much that’s happened this past year, I figured it was … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 13

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A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 12

The Young Man attends Church...  Chapter 12 It was a Sunday in December, and the air was crispy cold. I wear a beard most days in the winter, but on this Sunday I shaved. As Auntie would say on Sundays, “today is the day of the Lord.” Out of respect for her, I wanted to … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 12

How to approach meeting someone for the first time…

So…what do you do for a living? We all have our canned answers to describe ourselves to the strangers that ask us this question. So…I suppose for a moment, pause and reflect upon the answers you have given throughout the years. Think of those times you were hesitant to state your job title; and also … Continue reading How to approach meeting someone for the first time…

A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 11

Chapter 11 Carlos loves… She kissed me softly. I grabbed her thigh and brought her closer to my body. We laid on the couch and we spoke sweet nothings to each other. I would whisper in her ear, and we giggled and smiled like teenagers that had found love for the first time. Her grandmother … Continue reading A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 11

A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 10

Chapter 10 _________ “Sheena, I’m sorry, I didn’t know she was coming to town like this,” he said. “Juan, I love you, but I just don’t know if we can make this work,” she said. I sat in my booth at Gino’s restaurant. I devoured my baked chicken, cabbage, black eye peas, and corn bread. … Continue reading A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 10

A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 9

Chapter 9 Even our supposed leaders have drama... circa September 1998 ___________ A short dark chocolate woman in here early 40’s walked behind Boss Man and screamed, “Juan, where you going I ain’t done talking to you?” “Look here Cheryl, I ain’t got time to play these games today, if you want to talk we … Continue reading A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 9

What to look for in pharmacy software…

Pharmacy software....It seems simple enough. You need to be able to do the following: Enter demographics for the customer--->Enter the prescription data (NDC, directions, date written, etc)--->effectively store prescription data with a database related to reports that can flag therapeutic duplication and drug-drug interactions --->file electronic claims to pharmacy benefit managers and receive e-prescriptions---->print labels … Continue reading What to look for in pharmacy software…

A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 8

Chapter 8 Mr. Bill speaks…Youngster listens...  _________ When I was deep in the LIFE I started cutting out on my first wife with Brandi. Brandi was five years younger than my wife Stacey. Youngster, back in the day Brandi had shape for days. She was the exact opposite of Stacey. Stacey went to work, came … Continue reading A Boss, A Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 8