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Welcome to the wanderings of a 32-year-old former journalist searching for a new job and of course, the American dream.
2010-07-14 14:54
It's official: I've been bitten by the freelance bug. And after 10 months, it's gotten to be a lot of fun. Last year at this time, I never expected to be able to sustain myself by freelancin… Read More
2010-07-11 22:42
I've been reading lots of books the past few months (The New Rules of Marketing and PR) and in that time, I read about the "Plan B Job." You know, the one where you go to school to be a rock… Read More
2010-07-11 22:40
I just came back from two trips to Vermont and for the first time in my 33 years, I had to ride a ferry to make a journey. I keep up with my reading about the now-destroyed Lake Champlain Br… Read More
2010-04-14 16:00
Something hit me yesterday when I was trying to eat a hot dog my friend bought me from a convenience store. Convenience store hot dogs should only be eaten in instances of extreme hunger - l… Read More
2009-11-16 20:55
I hate to start a blog with "according," but dammit, I'm going to do it! According to a study I read today, smaller cities are losing their luster during the economic downturn. I could care… Read More
2009-10-28 18:27
Today, I received good and bad news. The bad news is that I pretty much came in second for a great job in Burlington, Vermont. The good: they really liked me but opted for the person with mo… Read More
2009-10-15 15:23
In a perfect world, the wisdom of Yoda would hold true and we'd all be walking around speaking in inverted sentences. "Need breakfast I do" would be a popular saying in my domicile. The reas… Read More
2009-10-02 18:05
Breakfast as a freelancer tastes different than being a full-time newspaper employee. When you're honed on a diet of granola and Mr. Goodbar every day for three straight years, you develop a… Read More
2009-09-22 20:16
Death is never a fun topic. This past week, my grandmother passed away. It was an exhausting week, considering that throughout it, my grandfather threatened to shoot two people. It's difficu… Read More
2009-09-04 19:08
I'm not a huge fan of bridges. You know, the type where you can't see the bottom and you pray the maniac driving behind you listening to thrash metal has the same type of fear you do. Most o… Read More

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