March 20, 2008

Where's Gary?

Long time readers know that a little over a year ago I had announced the retirement of the Ex-Donkey Blog after which Steve and Robert graciously asked me aboard The Llama Butchers to post at will. Over time, I tried to do less political posting and more cultural observations but with the advent of the Presidential politics this year it's been hard not to blather on about what I like to blather on about most.

Yet with all the to-do about the GOP ascent of John McCain and the Hil-Bama mess I've been noticeably absent from the day to day commentary.

Truth is, a while back (on the day of the NH primary, actually), my employer of about eighteen years saw fit to give me a layoff notice. So for the last couple of months I've been in "job search" mode. The upside is that, because of my tenure, I received a pretty stout severance package which could carry me through most of the coming year.

Of course, those of you who've been through this scenario (and I'm sure that there are many) know that any time not dedicated to finding a new employer is wracked with guilt and uncertainty. So I'll be posting a lot less these days. Unless of course something so irresistible comes along. In the meantime, thanks for your patience.

tdp - what do I do/want to do is an interesting question. I fear the ensuing conversation would go something like this:

Seriously though, I'd love to make a living doing just this but I don't see that happening. To your point, Terrapod, I hadn't thought of listing my details but that's not a bad idea. I'll add stuff about myself to this post when I get a chance.

Posted by Gary at March 20, 2008 09:24 PM | TrackBack

what do you do / want to do?

Posted by: tdp at March 21, 2008 06:19 AM

I'd think we'd get season 2 of Buck Rogers, myself. :-)

Actually, Gary, good luck in your job hunt. A man of your eloquence will not be long out of work.

Posted by: The Abbot at March 21, 2008 06:29 AM

Best of luck.

Posted by: rbj at March 21, 2008 08:28 AM

Geez Gary:

Jobs are had by "networking" and you are on the grandest network of em' all.

What kind of work do you seek?
Where are you geographically located now?
Are you willing/interested in moving?

Post these three bits of info in the blog and all of us readers can mull things over as relate to where we all reside/work/network to recommend potential employers.

Posted by: Terrapod at March 21, 2008 08:29 AM

Gary---You and Tom (TDP) should get together, you guys live (I think) about 10 minutes from each other.

Posted by: Steve-O at March 21, 2008 08:26 PM