How many of you have ever worked jobs that you knew were temporary, something to pay the bills while you interviewed, studied or plotted to get the job you really wanted?  Most of us, right?  Believe me, I never planned to make a career of going from office building to hospital to shopping center watering plants installed by the nursery I worked for.  Nor did I envision cleaning houses forever, or babysitting, or waiting tables, or tending bar, or selling china and cutlery, or doing administrative work for a trucking firm . . . all jobs I had before joining the Air Force as an intelligence officer and then retiring to write full-time.  I knew from the get-go, as you probably did about similar jobs,  that I wasn’t doing them any longer than strictly necessary….

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