“So what did she die of?” I said. “A brain aneurysm,” replied the doctor. “But she was healthy?” I said. “True, but she fell within in the age group, and women are more prone to aneurysms than men. Also, genetics play a contributing factor,” said the doctor. Staring down at my coffee mug, I saw […]
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I was three months into a new job. It was a part-time position as a deli clerk for a large chain supermarket. I worked behind the counter. Slicing roast beef, ham, salami, pastrami, liverwurst, turkey, chicken, and a dizzying selection of cheeses. Too vast to mention in a single blog. The work was easy, the […]
Read More The Observed Observing the Observers
Strangers in a Stranger Land I grew up in Astoria. It is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City. When I was growing up, it was a working class neighborhood mostly made up of immigrants from Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and elsewhere pursuing the American Dream. You could say we were […]
Read More A Roof with a View
Timer set. Ready, set, go! I’ve decided to give the Daily Post’s “Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit” a shot. Hopefully, it will help me unlock my block and get me to write again. Not so much for money (which I have done for more than twenty years), but just for the sheer joy and […]
Read More A Lapsed Blogger’s Attempt to Return to Writing and Blogging – Writing 101
As Allivet Pet Pharmacy’s social media manager and blogger, José established, implemented, and managed all of Allivet’s social media accounts.
Read More Allivet Pet Pharmacy Social Media Manager
As the social media and marketing specialist for Florida National University (FNU), José established, implemented, and managed all of the University’s social media efforts which consisted of the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Read More Florida National University Marketing Specialist
As a copywriter for Assurant Solutions (a part of Assurant, Inc, a Fortune 500 company), José wrote, edited and proofread business-to-business as well as direct-to-consumer marketing collateral for Assurant’s business units.
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While employed with Avanti/Case-Hoyt, José wrote, edited and proofread retail ad copy for Avanti’s clients. In concert with art directors and account managers, he worked directly with clients to produce consumer catalogs, newspaper ads, and in-store point-of-sale collateral.
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