Protected: I have shitty plumbing karma

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My Old Clothes, 1

It started with a tweet, but I think I’ll make this a series. I’ve long been prone to a more “Derelique” form of wardrobe. During my last, lucrative and solid, eleven year gig in NYC, I never had to meet with buyers, ie., be more presentable than normally inclined. In addition to that, once I’d started the decade-long India cycle, I was made well aware … Continue reading My Old Clothes, 1

I’ve decided to create a 4th blog – on what it’s like to be a 52 year old designer who’s been out of work four years

Single, with no personal assets, no family assistance and no promise that things will get better. I’m going to tell this story mostly with screenshots of rejections. The 3rd blog, which has always been all private, is a finished chapter, mostly concerned with last year, April through the end of it. I’d accepted my first and probably last full-time gig in Podunk Portland, for 10K … Continue reading I’ve decided to create a 4th blog – on what it’s like to be a 52 year old designer who’s been out of work four years

Researching Sock Companies

I was totally bummed out by being on Mississippi and downtown yesterday. The best time I had was at a plant nursery that had some great arrangements and some gorgeous chickens, wandering around their courtyard. I spent mere minutes at my destination and then got back on bus 4 for downtown. There is no THERE, there Well duh – when in or near Portland, just stick to … Continue reading Researching Sock Companies

Had a chat with a former surveyor @ the bus stop this morning

He’d had some injury & can’t work (but he flashed a seemingly involuntary thumbs up gesture as he said this) and is staying at a friend’s place in the neighborhood. There’s a lot of that in Portland! It used to be that creatives could get together, rent a house cheaply & get by on part-time jobs. Honestly I don’t know how average people survive here. … Continue reading Had a chat with a former surveyor @ the bus stop this morning

This’d be a fine town to settle if I could earn a living

I used to live around the corner from here. Read that Amazon bought two buildings across the street on SW Broadway & is slated to be the largest tech employer here in Podunk. That means higher rents downtown and more tech bros! Not that I could ever earn a living wage here, with or without competing against youngsters with tech salaries. At a certain point, … Continue reading This’d be a fine town to settle if I could earn a living