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By: EricFisch

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Career Lessons from the Flourtown Farmers Market Bagboy
April 19, 2021

The smell of oranges always makes me think of the Flourtown Farmers Market. No, it’s not because the smell of fresh-squeezed…

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Just a few thoughts on George Floyd and the protests that followed
George Floyd, protests and the things I think I think
May 31, 2020

I’m not writing this blog post because I think I’m important or because I think my opinions matter any more or…

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Empire of the Summer Moon
Book Review: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
May 23, 2020

It’s May 1836 on the fringe of or perhaps just beyond American civilization west of the Mississippi. It is here that…

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Eric Fischgrund writes about team work and impact that brought down a drug lord
Book Review: Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo and the Rise of America’s Opioid Crisis
June 30, 2019

“Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo and the Rise of America’s Opioid Crisis” by Jack Riley, is more than…

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The USS Indianapolis: A Human Tale of Horror and Corruption
May 4, 2019

I read Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic at the recommendation of a tall, strange friend who text me “this…

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Book Review by Eric Fischgrund
A Callused Mind: Book Review of ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins
February 3, 2019

If you’ve ever read Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers and believe in data and probability, you know that the tales of the entrepreneur/musicians/athlete/politician…

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Book review
My First Book Review in Ten Years: The Long and Faraway Gone
January 6, 2019

This year I set some goals, including returning to some form of creative writing and reading more fiction novels, two activities I used…

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You Never Get Back from Copperhead Road: Memphis to Roanoke to Philadelphia
August 9, 2017

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. We were supposed to be in Columbus, OH. The largest city in Ohio. The…

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A Ruined Black Tie Affair: El Paso to Austin
August 5, 2017

The road from El Paso to Austin is filled with many things such as heat, rocks, prairies, cactuses, more rocks, and rest…

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Runnin’ Down A Dream: San Diego to El Paso
August 3, 2017

We were juiced. We packed the car early, chugged down some coffee, cleaned out the rest of the Doctor’s beach bungalow,…

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