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About cookinablackhat

I cook. That is what I do. I go to work every day and cook professionally and then on my days off, I cook some more. I love everything about it. I love the chemistry, the alchemy and magic, and I want to know more.

Thoughts on Loan Consolidation

Recently I’ve been giving the idea of consolidating my student debt some serious thought.  My motivation for this line of thinking is that I have a rather large amount of debt that is spread out and controlled by several different … Continue reading

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Just a short one for today

The procrastination and apathy bugs have bitten me hard in the last week or two, and I’ve been having trouble mustering the motivation to write anything fot the blog, so today’s post is mostly an exercise in simply forcing myself … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my Career thus far.

I have been on unemployment for almost three months.   It feels weird to even write that down; I haven’t been unemployed against my will since I was 17 years old (I’m 28), and I know that I could have found … Continue reading

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As we enter the new year

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how I got to the place that I am at with my student debt.  Exactly what were the things that I did that got me to where I am today?  What other … Continue reading

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A goal for the new year

As the year finishes out its a good time to access where I am with my student loans and make a goal for the next year.  I’ll take the time right now to say that I have had a number … Continue reading

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The realities of student debt

As stated in a previous post, student loan debt is nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy, and because most are insured by the federal government, the worst case scenario for most people in serious trouble is defaulting.  Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Christmas 2010

Being that Christmas is in three days I guess I should take the time to do my first holiday entry.  I think that I’ll break from the theme and just make a list of the greatest gifts that I’ve already … Continue reading

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