Stories by Tom Wailgum

Reality Bytes: Service with a Smirk

My personal good fortune seems to be mirroring the booming economy of the last six or so years. Since I graduated college in 1994, I've been making headway toward all that is good and right with adulthood--a debt-free car, an engagement ring for my fiance, a new set of golf clubs and a savings account balance that brings me more than the US$3.78 in taxable interest I earned in 1994.

Reality Bytes

There used to be six of us. And then there was one.

More Than Fun and Games

Before 22,000 silent fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, the shrill sounds of two women grunting and screaming, their sneakers screeching on the green hard-court surface, fill the evening air. It's a warm September evening in 1999, and the two women rallying in the quarterfinal match for the US Open championship, Monica Seles and Serena Williams, are two of the fiercest-and certainly the loudest-warriors in the women's draw.

Internet Technology More than Fun and Games

Before 22,000 silent fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y., the shrill sounds of two women grunting and screaming, their sneakers screeching on the green hard-court surface, fill the evening air. It's a warm September evening in 1999, and the two women rallying in the quarterfinal match for the U.S. Open championship, Monica Seles and Serena Williams, are two of the fiercest--and certainly the loudest--warriors in the women's draw.

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TRANSPORTATION IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

Like Father, Like Son

BOB POULIOT, 53 Former Senior Vice President of Information Systems, MassMutual Financial Group, a financial services company in Springfield, Mass.; now retired.