Category: work

  • my first seven jobs

    my first seven jobs

    The early years of my career literally kept me on my feet.

  • the end of the no-pants era (or, how I stopped telecommuting and learned to love the office)

    the end of the no-pants era (or, how I stopped telecommuting and learned to love the office)

    I telecommuted 1,865 miles to work, full-time, for three years, three months and three weeks before starting a new (in-person) gig at a place that’s 2.5 miles from my house. My transition to telecommuting coincided with an even bigger experiment: moving from a big city in Texas to a small town in California. I was […]

  • the view from here

  • have laptop, will travel

    I’m free! Free to soak up someone else’s wifi! Free to eavesdrop! Free to be a jackass writing on a computer in a coffee shop! When I made the move to start working from home, I was really excited about being able to write on location. Inside, outside, any place I could get wifi. I was going to […]

  • no pants workday

    Now that I work from home full-time, my entire routine has changed. There’s the obvious–not getting up to a squawking alarm, not packing a lunch, not sitting in traffic, not making small talk. But there are a lot of other changes I hadn’t anticipated. Like the view. My desk is situated between two windows that look out on […]

  • Friday list

    got rid of my po box: The experiment failed. A year ago I rented a PO box for the FIGHT STUPIDIZATION campaign. It was meant to be a place where people could mail me a SASE, which I would return with one or two FS stickers inside. After mailing out over 500 stickers, the postage […]

  • mutatis mutandis

    Today is my last day at Channel 8. I’m sad to leave my good friends at the station, but I’m very excited about this next chapter of my professional life. Seems ten years is the magic number for me. Ten years of bartending… Ten years of development… This is the first time I’ve actively, eyes-wide-open […]

  • a rolling stone gathers no moss

    And I, my friend, am rolling. After a decade spent slinging grants and obsessing over numbers, I’m leaving the development field behind to embark on a new journey. In a couple/few weeks, I’ll follow in my grandfather’s footsteps as I begin my new job at a marketing communications firm.  It’s a small shop that does big […]

  • quite peculiar in a funny sort of way

    My new play The Singularity came in second for the Leah Ryan prize. Very cool. As a rule, I never mention my job in my blog, but two things today merit mention. One, as I walked in this morning, I crossed paths with (and said hello to) two astronauts who were in the building for […]