Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Monday, July 06, 2009
Everyone deserves, now and then, a chance to step back, recouperate, and basically goof-off, especially when they get laid off. Eventually, however, reality rears its ugly head and the need to work/produce an income takes over. I have come to that point.
After a month (or more, depending on how you look at it) of lazing about, it is time for me to get back into the swing of things and start working again. No, I didn't get sacked from the day job, just the writing gig at ParentDish. Their focus changed and I no longer fit into the character of the site. No longer is ParentDish information for parents as seen through the eyes of a handful of characters, but a more neutral collection of stories and information.
I have no problem with that, mind you; it's where AOL wants to take the site. We split on good terms and I don't doubt that, if PD changed direction again and were looking for my style of writing, that I would be welcomed back. But for the time being, we are going our separate ways.
So, for the last month or so, I have enjoyed not writing. It's been good to just sit back and let my brain turn to mush. I've also taken the time to work on a couple of country songs I've had rolling around in my head. I've caught up a bit with the world of online social networking, watched a few movies, and spent more time with the wife and kids.
Now, however, it's time for me to get back to work. Therefore, I am actively looking for a writing gig with one or more websites or print publications. I'd love to continue working in the parenting arena but would also be interested in covering the technology world. I'm open to just about anything, though, so please don't think those are the only two areas I'm interested in writing about.
And here's where you come in -- if you know of a site or publication where you think I might fit in, please let me know, either in the comments or via the contact form. If you have a favorite parenting or tech or any other type website or magazine, let me know that too. Most of all, if you know of somewhere that's looking for a writer, definitely get in touch.
Thanks in advance!