ACCEPTANCE OF MEDIOCRITY: A COLLECTION OF ANECDOTES

ACCEPTANCE OF MEDIOCRITY: A COLLECTION OF ANECDOTES

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Overview

Are you gifted? Are you the best at what you do? One of the most difficult concepts for us to accept is the fact that as multi talented as we may be and as competitive as we may be to achieve the best, there is always someone else out there who does it better. Read about an Iowa farm boy who strikes out for the big time, becoming accomplished in several disciplines- from concert pianist to stenographer to master craftsman to automation expert to flight instructor to handwriting analyst to man of letters. But for all his talents, he is still mediocre in the end. Filled with humorous anecdotes and poignant moments, the book will have you spellbound to learn what characters lie in the path ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952405013
Publisher: Mulberry Books
Publication date: 07/09/2020
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

DAVID PULLMANN left the small towns of Iowa for a private conservatory in Chicago to become a music educator. After a military tour in Washington, he found a career in the U.S. Copyright Office cataloging music and developing software. With a wife, a mortgage and three small children, he then launched into an aviation career as a flight instructor.

Table of Contents

Preface .........................................................................................................1

The Little House.............................................................................................3

Kindergarten.................................................................................................10

Station Master..............................................................................................15

Elementary, You See...................................................................................24

West Gate to What?.....................................................................................34

The Rest of Westgate ..................................................................................44

West of Westgate.........................................................................................59

Moving Higher..............................................................................................76

Moving Hire .................................................................................................90

Onward and Upward.....................................................................................98

Edwin, Not Edward......................................................................................110

The Windy City.............................................................................................122

Lynneway......................................................................................................131

Army Daze ...................................................................................................140

Gary..............................................................................................................157

Sharlyn ........................................................................................................172

Alvin..............................................................................................................185

Linway...........................................................................................................195

Copyright Law ...............................................................................................207

Construction 101............................................................................................217

Politics-Office Politics .................................................................................234

Aviation..........................................................................................................248

ADP................................................................................................................291

Twin Cedars...................................................................................................314

Construction 102...........................................................................................346

Ain't Life Grand (Great-Grand)?...................................................................371

Lost and Found.............................................................................................406

Is It Just Me?.................................................................................................417

Acceptance of Mediocrity..............................................................................442

APPENDIX A: Selected Photos ...................................................................451

APPENDIX B: Pullmann Rules of Croquet...................................................463

APPENDIX C: Trip to Germany, May 18-June 4, 1998.................................472

APPENDIX D: Trip to Israel, November 5-14, 2001.......................................507

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