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Been a while

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Dear Readers,

It has been such a long time since last I put fingers to keyboard. My absence was due to being successful in my day job only to be fired by a boss who was threatened. Onward and upward. I have joined the other 10 million Americans without a job and few prospects in sight. Being a non-profit fundraiser is one of the most thankless positions. The millions raised by some of us have kept social services the government cannot or will not fund in place. The positions in this area are also few and far between. Even given the exceptional amount of free time I find myself with, I was faced with writer’s block for the first time in my life and couldn’t type more than 140 characters.

The despot who exterminated my involvement said that one of the reasons he was getting rid of me was that I was a bad writer. He considered himself just an “okay writer” and felt that my writing was not even to that level. From someone who wrote most things by committee, this charge against my skills was not happily or openly received. I found myself on the other side of the looking glass with his reasoning about my work. I raised 20% over the year before in the middle of a recession and that just wasn’t good enough. In order to say a fine “Fuck You” to him, I am going to begin writing again.  I hope you will continue to join my journey and I look forward to the discussion.