ResuMe: I have ten years of data entry experience!
Them: I’m sorry, we passed on your application for a candidate with data entry experience.


ResuMe: I have four years warehouse experience!

Them: I’m sorry, we will not consider your application because we are looking for someone with at least one year warehouse experience.


ResuMe: I have a BA in English and an MA in writing!

Them: You laughable fool, you can’t work in a *bookstore* without retail experience.


Right then. 

… Does anyone else have this joyful experience? What is your favorite Job Hunting Story from the modern day world of unemployment?

When you see it…

It occurs to me that there is a lot I don’t know about the world. I will freely admit this. I will often ask questions of people who don’t want to form answers, because they know things I don’t. I want to learn. I want to experience. I don’t have the means to do everything I might possibly want to accomplish, but I have the resources to learn about them.

There’s a lot out there. The most genius among us as humans have not experienced everything there is to life. 

So the question is, what is out there that I want to do? So far, with what I know, and what I have seen, somehow, that list is still rather small. I don’t have a Bucket List, and at my age, maybe I should.

But what I have learned is that life is the experience. The expectation implied by a to-do list is just an illusion. Life does what life wants. Sometimes the best experiences you don’t see coming until they are at your doorstep and opening the door (because maybe they aren’t always the most polite of guests.) Words and plans are insubstantial, just dreams in the mind. Life is something you don’t know until you see it.

Right now, I have the rare opportunity to seek out my own adventures with my time. I’m not entirely sure I know what to do with it. But I’m going to try. And first up is volunteering in my community, with that very first training day tomorrow. So we shall see how it goes.

 That’s life! Little adventures, learning, exploring, sharing, helping, doing. The collection of stories to tell instead of merely the telling of them.

Dreaming isn’t good enough.

Dreaming isn’t good enough. You have to have a plan that is actionable and works. You have to rely on a foundation in reality that will allow you to recognize how the world actually works, how to make ideas and reality match up. You have to believe in the validity and possibility in your fellow human beings, regardless of color, gender, religion, or any conceived label or category you can put them in. You have to believe in free bridges between places, safe traffic and necessary services to maintain a healthy population.

Walls do not show faith or capability or intelligence or understanding. The ideas need to back up the dreams.

So, as the saying goes, I didn’t vote for him, but that’s the President, and I hope for the sake of my country that he does a good job.

In Case You Noticed…

The site is going through a bit of a revamp. I just moved over 300 posts from tumblr and none of it transferred as expected. So! It’s going to be a slow process. I’m still trying to figure out how best to show multiple sources of content on wordpress and make it clear when things are finds from other places versus original content.
I am working on it!!
Thanks for your patience as I sort this out.

~management 😉

I hate to think that the stars I love to gaze at may already be dead
And that I cannot tell by looking;
I hate to think that people are the same way.

If only we could see

Word of the Day: Veneration


“The triumphant softball coach was treated with all the veneration of a movie star for days following the big game.”



1) to regard with reverential respect.

2) adore, revere, reverence, worship.


~per Merriam-Webster


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