I’ll never forget my time as a cook, mostly because I can never shake the feeling that I might someday have to be one again. I’ve said goodbye to restaurant work many times in the past – in high school when I went to work in the video store, when I left college to become a security guard, and then when I went to grad school.
At the peak of my SSS posting ten-ish years ago, I held to a more-or-less strict three-times-per-week schedule. I had nothing else to do (well, very little else) and that schedule still almost managed to burn me out. That’s how I’m going to start a sort of apologia for a slow start to this blog.
I may have mentioned, in a previous SSS Archive post, just how much absolute crap I wrote in 2009-ish. This, however, despite some clunk is not one I’m ashamed of.
Let’s immediately digest an entire elephant: teaching is one of the BEST jobs for a writer. I have been wrong and continue to be wrong about many things, but this was one of the wrongiest wrongs I ever wronged.
After a significant hiatus, I am back to blogging. So as the title asks: why me? Why now? Why blog?
My second grade teacher Mrs. Schumacher (a woman old enough to have wet-nursed the Kaiser and mean enough to have babysat Hitler) told us after a creative writing exercise that there were people that did nothing more for work than sit around and write stories, and it was at that point that I was 100%Continue reading “SSS Archive 2 November 2009”
This is an OLD entry from an old blog, reposted here for posterity. For more old content, look for the SSS Archive Tag I’ve been back in Detroit for three weeks, and despite my best intentions I did not find a nice well-paying office type job, and failing that I did not find a shittyContinue reading “SSS Archive – 9 October 2009”