I recently heard two young men comparing their frustrations with job searches. They were both looking for work in the high-tech industries that are ubiquitous in this area, and both were so far unsuccessful. One was particularly outraged because he had submitted an application online, and it had […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
Sometimes I get frustrated when I can’t figure out a technology right away, or if I forget how to do something that I once knew how to do. For example, each time I arrive in San Jose after six months away, I never remember right away how to […]
I love poetry that pushes my buttons, triggers my emotions, and wrestles with my contradictions. Even though I read poetry, and I know some people who write poetry and songs, I have never taken a course that helped me to effectively analyze any of it. I have to […]
I decided to get a California identification card because San Jose locals seem to be bewildered by my Alberta driver’s licence. I had an appointment so I was able to join the shorter, faster-moving line. Me: I want to apply for an ID card She [without looking up]: […]
Sometimes, if I don’t have something planned for my day, I do absolutely nothing. I sit on the couch and watch movies on TV while noodling about on my laptop computer. I suppose I could justify it by saying I’m networking and reading the news, but really I’m […]