Lived Through This

A photo of a teal old-fashioned phone against a yellow background.
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It’s 6:00 a.m. and you’re eating breakfast. Your phone emits a sudden, cruel cacophony and begins dancing across your kitchen table. When you grab the phone to see who’s calling, you don’t recognize the number. You hesitate.

“It’s probably just a telemarketer,” you reason, but you greet the unknown caller…

Alex C. Bonesteel

I write on intriguing subjects across the spectrum of life. Currently a writer for, a leading salary negotiation agency.

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