december zoomed in
zoom zoom zoom
for over a year,
we all sat in meetings
but waiting for RP to deliver
when he knew he would just
deliver when he was done other
yet we waited
and we met
and we got paid
with no work
if i get twenty errors trying to
fill out your online form
i might not want to work for
- Work cooperatively with a wide
range of personalities
- Collaborate easily with
co-workers and work well independently
- Ability to elicit confidence
and build rapport
- Excellent verbal and written
- Ability to work in a
fast-paced, intense environment smoothly
- Excellent ability to adapt to
- Resourceful in maximizing
- Perform effectively despite
sudden deadlines and changing priorities
- Proven ability to identify,
analyze, and solve problems
- Excellent leadership skills
- Hire, train and supervise a
- Versatile and multi-skilled
- In-depth knowledge of
- Strong skills in organizing
workflow, ideas, materials, people
- Time and project management
- Detail oriented
november 14 2019
oh yes it's a sleepy house
none of us were made for early.
burning eyes from waking at 5 am,
several layers of skin later
but trying to be useful at least
november 13 2019
i don't like boasting but in this
case i will make exception.
i spent about 40 minutes preparing for these 3, 7
hour long courses.
i had never really taught an official class before.
November 12 2019
an empty house, but me.
a world full of snow, and me.
glistening snowflakes pass by the november leaves
and more snow nostalgia reigns supreme;
i am 15, on a choir ski trip: it's dark outside the
a large three story house, with leaking floors, and
now burned down.
the snowflakes dazzled under the moonlit sky; and
the banks of them served as acoustic sound absorbers
for the world
what does the first crisp snow remind
assuming snow goes back far in your life,
snow is a very sentimental thing
for those of us whose lives were marked with seasons
snow can bring us back to sitting on Ms.Langtang's
or walking to Kevin jordan's house in a pigskin coat
my theories always come back to center
whether center is right, who knows
but things bounce to the left
they bounce to the right
and then left again
do they hate me
do they love me
in truth it's neither
they don't actually care
money, money, money,
going out the door.
no matter how much i focus on this budget;
money still sweeps itself out the door:
if it's not the pig food at $64,
or the school fee at $164 that i was not aware of,
or an oil change $201 or installing winter tires $87
(never mind the tires themselves $922
then it's Christmas shopping $356 and Christmas
and lawyer bills $500.
and this is all in the last 72 hours
with no job.
bored but not awake
one more inch to make
as darkness falls upon the northern
hemisphere, the coffee becomes more sacred,
the early morning preparations seem more ritualistic
in the dark
as the 9 dollar device sputs it's final poof of
steam, i reach for the cream
and i get the gift of morning silence, morning
but for the humming of the icebox, my sneezes, and
the ringing in my ears.
yesterday's dusting left powdery whiteness on the
evergreens, and on the grass which got the least sun
between the stillness, the crispness, and the pale
blue forming beyond the tops of trees,
i can already call this an LA-Stockholm morning;
those early mornings which embody a combination of
the fall dampness of Stockholm in November,
and the hint of jet fuel in the air that lingers
from the early morning takeoffs from runway 10/28.
November 6 2019
in the corner with darting eyes and a
i sit to sip fresh but stale coffee
and avoid looking up.
the electric heater clicks on.
winter is coming.
there's not a ton of solace but there's some
there's not a ton of energy but there's enough
to spare a few moments here
and take stock.
stock of the lonliness; that which we all know;
of our vast differences; and the guilt i feel;
of my agency: or lack, thereof
and the assumptions, oh, the assumptions that the
i guess i am no longer educated
the more i learn that i do not know
but those who do, are not always right
donald hoffman for example
lynn says i can
starts off interesting then loses me
November 5 2019
bored and boring
is nice for a change.
i had a story to tell you about neoliberalism, as
told by a German raised English Professor at a
French University in Quebec
November 4 2019
what can i trust today...
November 3 2019
this throbbing head will not be my demise today
i have determined that it will not win me
in spite of aching legs and a racing mind;
a mind with flashbacks to visions of evil dreams
interspersed with moments of pure joy and hope
which will all pass one day
these ringing ears will not be my demise today
i have determined that they will not beat me
although i concentrate to drown them out;
and turn my head to change the tone;
it is a certitude for me now,
they did not know you:
they never did:
and they never will.
and one day,
i will say it.
a tweet here, a tweet there,
i just want to have the time