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Mr. Gumball

When I was in college, I started my own business – a gumball machine business. At its peak, my business grew to about 100 machines at various locations, but there was one machine that dwarfed them all. This machine was a fad back in the early 90’s: the Mr. Gumball machine. It was about 8 feet tall and 4 feet …

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Eat Clam Chowder

About twenty years ago, I went to the post office to check the mail for the small non-profit I was leading at the time. I opened the P.O. box to discover a check for $1,000 from a foundation I had never heard of. Since my organization’s budget added up to a grand total of $40K a year, this was a …