The Day Job Journal

Week 6. Journal, I think I'm settling in.  It generally takes 90 days for an employee to get a groove (and eight months to be effective, so I'll coast until month nine when people start expecting me to know what I'm doing). Here I am in half that time knocking it out of the park! … Continue reading The Day Job Journal

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Low Hopper Can’t Escape

It was a mystery to historians why and how Low Hopper became a hitchhiking bar musician.  This recently uncovered lyrics and track helped solve some of the mystery. Titled, "They saw me in the sky" Low recorded this later in his career. Drank myself a bottle of Heintz I was too sleepy to see. Such … Continue reading Low Hopper Can’t Escape

From the Town Records of Shadow River

From the town of Shadow River archives Public Hearing for Re-zoning of the vacant lot at 5th and Warwick Date: August 3, 2006 Petitioner: August Ratagast Mayor Lundquist: This convening of the town council will discuss the commercial rezoning of the currently vacant lot at 5th and Warwick. August Ratagast, please make your case. August … Continue reading From the Town Records of Shadow River

The Day Job Journal

Week Four Birthdays are a fairly universal office celebration.  There are exceptions, but in my experience management uses them a free idea for a quick cake based morale boost.  Give people sugar and even a fleeting moment that comes across as genuine appreciation and they'll give 110% for another couple weeks. That's my experience with … Continue reading The Day Job Journal

From the Town Records of Shadow River

From the town records of Shadow River Municipal Court Date: April 2, 2018 V. Hernandez vs. Shadow River Journal, Inc. Judge McAlister presiding Judge McAlister: Prosecution may open. Attorney Will Spikes, Prosecution: Your Honor, my client Van Hernandez has been wronged. Van Hernandez, the wronged, wrongly interjecting: That's right! Callum Storm, editor of Shadow River … Continue reading From the Town Records of Shadow River

Ghost Todd Has Some Comments

Hello family, Ghost Todd here.  You haven't seen me.  I typically hang out in the closet behind the master bedroom, not the one in the bedroom, the one behind it. The one full of luggage that you were sure you would use more often, but now you do not even know the closet housing them … Continue reading Ghost Todd Has Some Comments

The Day Job Journal

Week 2. Jimminy crickets the recruiter did not warn me enough. Or maybe they did. Did I miss some Morse code blink signals? No matter, I'm in it now. Today I meet the company's training coordinator.  Typical corporate tool. "Hi, I'm Shaun with a U," he said, extending his hand for a shake. Obviously his … Continue reading The Day Job Journal