Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:46

Dear Todd Parker - (11/25/15)

A buddy and I have been debating something for a while now and I thought it was something that you might have an interesting take on.

We have this mutual friend. Call him Jeff. A couple of years ago, Jeff dated this girl for about six months. They broke up, but they still liked each other afterward. No hard feelings or anything. They both moved on from there. A couple of months after they ended things, Jeff met his current girlfriend and they're very happy.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 19:18

Dear Todd Parker,

I've been working at the same job for a few years now. I spend long hours at work, trying to do the best that I can. I like to think that more often than not, I do just that. I know for a fact that I'm a huge asset to the company.

Here's my problem. There's this other guy (we'll call him 'Rick') who just started with us a little less than a year ago. He's everything I'm not. He's rude to customers and extremely lazy; I'm always rebuilding bridges that he's burned and cleaning up his messes. Unfortunately, I'm good at that too. So good, in fact, that my boss has begun praising this other guy's 'work ethic' around the office, telling us that we should be more like 'Rick.' There's even talk of 'Rick' receiving a promotion a promotion I've been trying to get for a couple of years now.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:02

Dear Todd Parker - (11/11/15)

(Editor's note: This piece originally ran in the November 12, 2014 edition of The Maine Edge. However, Mr. Parker feels very strongly about the sentiments expressed herein and wanted to share them again this year.)

Dear Todd Parker,

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:58

Dear Todd Parker - (10/21/15)

I have something that has been weighing on my mind for a while now, and I was hoping to get your opinion on the subject.

Why do girls have such a problem with farting?

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:45

Dear Todd Parker - (09/02/15)

I'm a student getting ready for my last year of college. A couple of friends and I have been living in the same place for a couple of years now. It's not a great place, but it's convenient to campus and relatively cheap, so we like it.

Here's the problem this year, my roommate Steve (his name's not really Steve) decided that he wasn't going to stay in town this summer and got a job elsewhere. He left in mid-May.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015 18:54

Dear Todd Parker - (08/18/15)

There's something that I've been wondering about for a long time, but I can never really ask anyone about it because it's the kind of question that will probably make people think that I'm an ahole.

Why do I have to go to a child's birthday party?

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:43

Dear Todd Parker - (08/05/15)

(On August 2, 2015, writer Jim LaPierre posted a piece titled 'Why Todd Parker is a Genius' as part of his 'Recovery Rocks' blog on the website of the Bangor Daily News. This is Mr. Parker's response.)

Well now. That was awfully nice.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 20:05

Dear Todd Parker - (07/14/15)

A long-time friend of mine and I just got a place together. We've known each other for years, but this is our first time as roommates. We get along great, have plenty of similar interests and enjoy one another's company. So far, everything is going smoothly.

Wellalmost everything.

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Tuesday, 07 July 2015 20:06

Dear Todd Parker - (07/08/15)

After eight long years in college, I finally graduated this May with my Ph.D. I'm entering a very competitive job market, but I'm not too worried. I was a lot closer to the top of my class than the bottom. That's not what I'm writing about.

My girlfriend and I have been together for over ten years. We started dating in our junior year of high school. For most of undergraduate school, she was our primary support. Since I started grad school, she's basically been our sole support. She worked and I went to school. The plan was for me to get my Ph.D. and graduate, then find a job. After that, she was going to start thinking about grad school herself.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:39

Dear Todd Parker,

I'm a recent graduate from one of the local universities. My time in school has been a lot of fun, but I'm ready to make my move into the real world and see what happens next.

My problem is my boyfriend. See, we've been together for the last couple of years, and I care about him very much. However, he's at least a year behind me; he won't graduate until next May at the earliest.

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