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Since the Corona 19 virus pandemic became rife throughout the nation, the question has been increasingly posed as to what will happen, after it’s over, to the millions who have involuntarily switched from working in offices to working from home.

It’s already clear that many who worked from offices for years will enter a changed world, where offices will often no longer be needed or available to them.

Four years ago, in 2016, I gave an inaugural address before the Literary Club of Chicago that traced the evolution of offices and their likely destiny, titled “Ad Officium.” That 19-page essay is included in my book of 15 essays, “Apple Pressings,” now available in several formats from Amazon and other online book sellers. Check it out.

In the fall of 1966, I was briefly an armed security guard at the U.S. Gold Vault at Fort Knox, Kentucky. As a young soldier in Armor training, I marched the perimeter of the Gold Vault. The next year, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor and received two small gold bars for my shoulders along with the Presidential Commission of an Army officer. After serving as an operations officer at the Army War College, I was off to Vietnam where I served as a press officer at a combat press camp.

I wrote about this, and my speculation about the impact and destiny of all that gold in the vault at Fort Knox in my essay, “All That Glitters,” included in my book “Apple Pressings,” available now in soft and hardcover and Kindle versions at

May 2020

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