For 9 years, I have made my way from one U.S. city to the next, making friends, finding work, getting by. Getting old. When I started this project, not a single episode of How I Met Your Mother had aired and Neil Patrick Harris had yet to ascend to the role of everyone's favorite gay man (sorry Anderson Cooper).
My first week in Boston has come and gone, with 51 more weeks to fill in with the affectations and missteps of living. My ninth year is in full swing. I've spent this first week traversing the city, partially as a means of finding work (which I likely already have; more on that another time), … Continue reading Walkable
Isolation can be a curse, it can be the thing that drives a person to finally plunge over the edge. But, yes, in another way, I get what Bukowski is saying (or I think I do). When you're isolated, all you have is yourself.
10 Cities / 10 Years is a travelogue, but it's not about physical travel or getting my picture taken in front of landmarks. There are thousands of people writing those kinds of books and blogs, and 99% of them do it better than I could ever hope to. I don't necessarily mean the market's saturated, but I would say that my input in such a genre would be insignificant at best.
It looks like I have a job here in NOLA. After less than a month of looking (the first two weeks were a wash as I was exploring the city and anticipating a visit to Kansas), I'll be getting back into the food service industry that I prefer. My situation obviously isn't what one might … Continue reading Looking For Work in Obama’s America
It's a rainy Sunday afternoon, the last day of September, bringing to a conclusion the first month of my year in New Orleans. 1/12th of a year over and where am I?Time goes slow in these first few months. On one hand, as each day passes in which I haven't landed a permanent job (well, … Continue reading September is over.
Perhaps I set a dangerous precedent last year when I offered my final thoughts on Nashville. I don’t want to get bogged down in comparing cities and ranking them, as that isn’t the point of 10 Cities / 10 Years. Yet, here I am, in my last days in Seattle, and I feel I’d be … Continue reading Seattle: Final Thoughts on Emerald City
The End (of my year in Seattle) Is Nigh Whew! 365 days can sure fly. I have less than two weeks until I move from Seattle to New Orleans, exactly a week until my last day of work and not enough hours in the day to do everything I wanted to do before I left … Continue reading Friends