Author Archives: vanyieck

About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

Question Everything

At the end of his lecture, Dr. Irwin approached Allen. “Mr. Milo, do have a minute?” Allen Milo and Dr. Irwin stepped aside. “Sure,” said Allen Milo. Dr. Irwin held up a paper. “I just want to confirm this is … Continue reading

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The Sponsorship Initiative

Antonio sat in Stan’s living room, watching him play Skyrim. It was the fifth night in a row and twentieth day that month that they played video games. In the middle of a fight with a dragon, Antonio got up … Continue reading

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Fear Of Missing Out

Philip Ferrier walked from Human Resources to the top floor of the Bream Building. He knocked on the door frame and looked in on his boss, George Bliss. “Come in, Phil,” said George. Philip held up a letter without saying … Continue reading

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Pleasant Dreams

“I had the weirdest dream last night,” said Colby. “Oh yeah?” “I dreamed I was pitching a perfect game in baseball.” “You don’t even like baseball.” “I know. It’s crazy. It was in the seventh or eight inning when I … Continue reading

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The Rembrandt Parables

I’ve started a new website for my audio podcasts. They’re called The Rembrandt Parables. They’re longer versions of the humorous stories I post on this blog. Please check them out. They’re also available to download through iTunes.

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All In A Day’s Work

“So, have you decided what you want to do with your life?” asked Dr. Midlane. Albert shrugged his shoulders. “No idea. I mean, how did people choose a hundred years ago?” Dr. Midlane leaned back in his seat. “Well, most … Continue reading

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Outside the Box

Graham sat in the meeting, trying his best to appear engaged. Carter sat across the table, secretly making faces at him. “What do you think of this Fisher problem, Graham,” barked Mr. Henry, their boss. Graham snapped to attention. “Well, … Continue reading

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