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Book Review: The Organ Grinder’s Monkey

By   /  January 12, 2014  /  Bonnie Jefferson, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet “The Organ Grincer’s Monkey” is a true account of working for the richest family in the world…the royc al family of Brunei as lived and told by Robert Rangel. Rangel was a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles which he left in order to work for the first family of Brunei. He had absolutely no [...]

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November 22, 1963: 50 Years Ago Today

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /   Comments

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Tweet The Year was 1963. I graduated high school in the spring. In the early fall of that year, a small group of musicians got together to see if there was a way to form a small orchestra. There were a lot of practices while we tried to make music together. The group eventually became [...]

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God, Faith and Miracles

By   /  December 9, 2012  /  Bonnie Jefferson, Faith  /   Comments

Tweet by Bonnie Jefferson If anyone had ever mentioned that I should write a column on some “religious” matter, I would probably have knocked them into next week! But in the last six months many things have occurred in my life to bolster what little faith I had, not only in God but in my [...]

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Goodbye to MY Yellow Brick Road

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Bonnie Jefferson Back in the 60s, one of the better songs I heard began with “cut down all the trees…put in a parking lot”. Because of all the roads and alleys being paved and the new parking lots going in around town, it seemed like the song was talking about my home.

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Response to Rev. Hood

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet Rev. Hood: While I appreciate the analogy in your column of “Puff the magic dragon” having to do with the drug culture, I have a different perspective on it. As a child of the 60s I was all too aware of the drug culture. Many of my friends participated in that culture though I [...]

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The day my world ended: 9/11

By   /  September 11, 2012  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet I will never forget that day. It was a beautiful September morning here in Albany and I was at my desk, interviewing an applicant to Manpower where I had worked for several years. We were nearly through with the interview when the receptionist interrupted me to say my mother was on the phone and [...]

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Albanian Publishes Cookbook (YUM!)

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Written by Bonnie Jefferson   Last week, I visited several downtown shops including The Flower Gazebo, owned and operated by Elaine and Rick Barrett.  I first met Elaine  when she was food service manager at First Baptist Church of Albany and had a number of opportunities to sample her cooking. Imagine my [...]

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Now you have the job!

By   /  December 5, 2011  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Now, you’ve found a job. Good for you. But can you keep the job? You can if you abide by certain unwritten rules of the workplace. The most important part of having a job is being at work on time. If your job is to start at 8:30 a.m., that doesn’t mean [...]

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Small business Saturday

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Written by Bonnie Jefferson   Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was a lesser known shopping day – Small Business Saturday. Begun last year by a credit card company, the suggested shopping day received much more coverage in the news this year than it did last year. It was a day to [...]

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The All-Important Resume

By   /  November 24, 2011  /  Bonnie Jefferson  /  Comments Off

Tweet     When deciding to look for a job, special attention should be paid to your resume. And even if you are looking for your first job, chances are you have several things you can include on a resume. Your resume can open with your objective. The objective is a short sentence or two [...]

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