I've gone through the cycle of disbelief, claustrophobia, despair, and cooking.
Everything else I care to share.
Halloween Find-Out-Who Game
I host the yearly office Halloween party. The trick is finding fun, engaging games that aren't demeaning or wasteful.
My First ACES Conference
[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
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
Story Thus Far
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
Traditional First Entry
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
The Sesame Credit Scare
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.
Forward, Two Years
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
Work May Be Found or Created
I'm not getting discouraged, I'm not. Olson has ignored my repeated applications to their Proofreader position, and their HR person has ignored my repeated e-mails directly to her, and now the position has disappeared, but I'm not discouraged. I applied for a copy editing position with Target, and my Target contacts reached out to the … Continue reading Work May Be Found or Created