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Trivia, But Not Trivial

Trivia, But Not Trivial

Remembrance is key. Even on a Monday morning, where it’s hard enough just to remember your keys! But this Monday is a very important and somber date not to be forgotten. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise airstrike on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 2,403 Americans were killed, making the Pearl Harbor attack one of the deadliest events on American soil. The aftermath of the events changed the course of world history, bringing the United States into World War II. I have a reputation for being a

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Wow!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Wow!

Holiday pop quiz: Name the jolly guy who makes a long, long trip from the great white North, carrying important packages to spread love and Christmas cheer… …Santa Claus? Oh, he’s a good guy, we like him, too. But today we’re talking about Alaskan trucker John Schank. The Alaska Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year, John was given the honor of driving the Capitol Christmas Tree from Tacoma, Washington to Washington, D.C. It was a 4000-mile trek, but John was the best guy for the job. In his 40-year career, John has driven 5

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You Gotta Believe to Receive

You Gotta Believe to Receive

Let’s get this out of the way – I still believe in Santa. Yeah, I know it’s Cyber Monday and my brain’s a little foggy after all of that turkey and door-buster shopping, but I’m a mumblemumble-year-old woman, and I can believe in Santa if I want to. They say “when you stop believing, you stop receiving,” and me? Well…I want presents. As a kid, I tried to put on my best behavior when I wrote to the North Pole. This was pre-Elf-on-the-Shelf era, you see. Santa didn’t have the kind of reach back

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Sitting at the Kids’ Table

Sitting at the Kids' Table

Lots of families have them. There are so many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins, everyone cannot possibly fit at the dining room table. So, off in the corner, or over in the living room, or even on the porch – there is a kids’ table. Sometimes, it’s just a rickety card table with folding chairs; other times, it’s an elaborate miniature version of the main attraction with special treats, decorations, attractions and distractions. There are those who embrace the kids’ table and those who think that sitting at the kids’ table stinks. As

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Are You Ready for Some Football???

Are You Ready for Some Football???

Tell me you have the song stuck in your head, now. I know it’s Monday morning, and you might still be waiting on coffee, but I’ll bet you’re wide awake now! Football season’s the time of year when Monday mornings never get me down – because Monday mornings mean Monday evenings, and that means MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! What’s even better than Monday Night Football? Giving thanks for a week with both Monday Night and Thanksgiving Day football! I was so inspired by this year’s NFL Thanksgiving Games line-up, I spent some time writing up

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A Very Long Walk

A Very Long Walk

They say that sitting is the new smoking. As a I write this, I am, of course, sitting. And, chances are, as you read this, you’re sitting too. I know one person, however, who is currently walking – sixty miles this weekend. If that’s not enough to impress you, read on: Meet Shelly Perusse, a part-time Administrative Assistant at Matchmaker Logistics. Shelly and I go way back. We’re family. Not relatives, but family. And there is a difference. Shelly’s also a hardcore NY Giants fan, so what’s not to love? At Matchmaker, Shelly’s superhero

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Have It Your Way

Have It Your Way

Sure, it’s not healthy, it doesn’t require skill to prepare, and I can’t pronounce all of the ingredients, but sometimes fast food makes me happy! And I bet it makes you happy, too. On a hectic Monday morning, there’s some comfort in grabbing a coffee and a gooey breakfast sandwich from the drive-thru window. Today is National Fast Food Day. It might seem crazy to acknowledge such a day, but like it or loathe it, we can’t deny that fast food is a huge part of American culture. In 1970, U.S. consumers spent $6

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

It’s easy to look at Friday the 13th with fear or superstition, but November 13th is reserved for something else entirely. Since 1998, many countries have used this date to observe World Kindness Day. Kindness, in the spirit of the movement, is about more than just being nicer than normal to your friends and co-workers. Kindness is about reaching across boundaries that often keep us separate – race, age, social class – and doing something for someone we might not often take the time to embrace. While it’s easy to find plenty to complain

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The Best Surprise Ever

The Best Surprise Ever

Veterans Day is this Wednesday, November 11th. Veterans comprise an important part of the trucking industry, with many companies specifically seeking to hire veterans as soon as they return from overseas. With unemployment and difficulty readjusting common issues for returning veterans, the trucking industry has banded together to give returning veterans a hand up. 10,000 qualified military drivers came home and re-entered the workforce last year, proving that it’s to everyone’s benefit to proudly employ hard-working veterans. Here at Matchmaker, we love veterans like they’re our family – because they are! Nearly every Matchmaker

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Old School Rock ‘n Roll

Old School Rock 'n Roll

By now, you’re all probably familiar with Overtyme, the band I play in regularly on the weekends. (You can watch our video montage here.) We may not be as well known as the Rolling Stones, but you know what? They’ve been at it a little longer than us. Mick Jagger turns 70 this year – 70! The oldest guy in Overtyme is a sprightly young 60 years old, so we’ve got another good decade ahead of us before we’re selling out world tours in advance, just like the Stones. There are no instructions on

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