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    Welcome to the Soda Shack, your online destination for 2nd careers (when making a living isn't relevant). I'm Anthony D. Paular.

    In my day job, I work as the Art Director for an educational publisher in Southern California. I also play the sax and EWI. When I want to be extremely creative, I draw Star Trek insignias from all five series.

    When I was working at a publisher in Carmel from 2002 - 2003, my colleagues and I thought about leaving our jobs to enter into 2nd careers as Baristas at Starbucks. The words "Room for cream?" slipped so effortlessly off my tongue, but alas, I continued on as a graphic designer.

    These days, I long to open a soda shack on the beach in Waikiki. In my mind's eye, I can see myself selling sodas and coffee, talking with customers, and playing the saxophone from the comfort of the shack. Never mind that I'd have to live in it too. That's not important. What's important is that I'm happy. I think.

    So, what's your dream? If you didn't have to work, what would your dream job be?

    Anthony D. Paular