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Posted by Robin Abrahams  January 29, 2013 07:12 AM

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I'm traveling to the midwest for my mother's 80th birthday this weekend and will be mostly offline until Tuesday. Sunday's column will appear in the vicinity of here.

UPDATE: And here's Sunday's column, with entertaining letters about job interviews and a car-bogarting mom. What a whirlwind weekend this was, folks. Three parties in two days, and I visited the assisted-living facility that my mother will be moving into next week. I'm feeling a bit wiped out, as you can imagine. 

I don't imagine that the eager-beaver job candidate in Letter #1 has ever felt "wiped out." His original letter was much longer and more detailed. I found him really charming, perhaps because I kept picturing him as one of my favorite television characters, Chris Traeger from "Parks & Recreation": 


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