I must be crazy, because I’m a college student again

Thanks to my sister Steph for the writing tools, which I'm using in my networking classes at South Seattle College. ** #seattle #college #computers #computerscience #writing #notes #oldschool A post shared by J.G. Follansbee (@jgfollansbee) on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:32am PST Last October, I wrote about my layoff from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. Nearly … More I must be crazy, because I’m a college student again

An unexpected layoff: Sometimes a door closing is just a door closing

An unexpected layoff is not far removed from the death of a colleague, a friend, or a loved one, depending on how emotionally attached you are to the job. One minute you have a lot of responsibility, a place to go in the morning, and people to hang out with. The next minute, you don’t, … More An unexpected layoff: Sometimes a door closing is just a door closing

Why I Would Fail As An Amazonian, And Other Predictable Misfortunes

I recently tolerated, er, celebrated my 56th birthday. Going by the usual retirement schedule, I have about ten years left in the workforce, give or take a year. I feel ready to take one last shot at a career change, or at least modification. Here in Seattle, it’s inevitable to think of Microsoft, Starbucks, or … More Why I Would Fail As An Amazonian, And Other Predictable Misfortunes

Forgive yourself for giving away your writing

A well-known editor slammed Entertainment Weekly recently for offering writers the chance to publish on a high-traffic website in exchange for “prestige” instead of money. Scott Meslow of The Week called the move “a deeply cynical decision that feeds off the dreams of inexperienced writers who are hoping to make a name for themselves in … More Forgive yourself for giving away your writing