I bet you're wondering why there's no such thing as bostock. The answer to that is complex, because there are two factors that conspire to lead most people to believe it doesn't exist. One factor is that it's extremely rare, and the other is that it is imperceptible when present. Taking these into consideration, it's … Continue reading The Endless and Futile Quest for Bostock
[Originally posted on LinkedIn] Last weekend I attended my first ACES conference. But let me back up. When I met the charming, brilliant woman who would consent to being my wife, she had one stipulation: "There is no way I can marry an unlettered man." I was a couple semesters shy of my bachelor's and … Continue reading My First ACES Conference
I'm doing lots of writing. I haven't touched my travel journal in about a year, let's say, and I haven't done any writing here that I'd shape up for publication. But I do have another blog where I'm challenging myself to stick to as close to a story-a-day project as I can. Sometimes that means … Continue reading Busy Elsewhere
[A long time ago, a friend asked me to write lyrics for his band. I drew this up promptly and as far as I know it was never used.] Brummie, the big fat Dutchman, He strode into town The sun was setting and the sky was dark And there were few of us around Brummie, … Continue reading The Legend of Brummie
My wife and I just moved ten blocks south of our old place, from the CARAG neighborhood into East Harriet. This doesn't mean much except for a few things: I went from three coffee shops within easy walking distance to zero cafes anywhere. There's one on the corner that opens exactly when I catch the … Continue reading Shifting Neighborhoods
Well, it's not going terribly. Along with my semiannual revising of the passwords, I've also unsubscribed from a number of email lists and deactivated my accounts on a dozen websites and services. It feels good to clean that all out, even if it's just an e-placebo effect. I like wrapping these things up and narrowing … Continue reading Story Thus Far
What brought me to WordPress, to commit to installing it and learning all the programs and routines around it? For dozens of years I was a happy Google user. I have a legacy storage account, no reason to give that up; I used Google Buzz for as long as it ran, I boosted Blogger when … Continue reading Traditional First Entry
Your credit score, linked to your national ID, goes down if you post on social media about dissenting political views, discussing history that isn't state-approved.
You're probably looking for my actual professional site, cwwilkie.org.
Now it's over two years after my last post, when I was struggling to find work in Minneapolis. Two-and-a-half years later, my position at my former office has been ended and I'm looking for work once more. What have I learned in all this time? Nobody admires you for pointing out all the typos and … Continue reading Forward, Two Years