Ellen Wernecke

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A note of career hope that ends on a question

Like a lot of people, I used to listen to Tess Vigeland every weekend on Marketplace Money and was surprised and disappointed when she announced she was leaving the program. The waters were murky; could sweet chatty APM have pushed her out of a place where she was clearly comfortable? Vigeland insisted, then and now, that her decision to leave was her own ...mostly. Much more than that, you wi Read more of this blog post »
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Ellen Megan wrote: "I am home sick today and just spent way too much time lurking on your blog! I love it! It's so full of good book-ish stuff. :) Keep it up!"

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Megan I am home sick today and just spent way too much time lurking on your blog! I love it! It's so full of good book-ish stuff. :) Keep it up!

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