Murphy

I spent three hours today on an application for an online research job. There was a test query that proved to be more difficult than anticipated because of recently changed statistics making it difficult to find accurate numbers. Mind you, part of this three hours was spent helping family members and doing non related tasks,…

If You Give An Artist A Paycheck

This has been on my mind a lot lately. Between trying to get back into freelance work after a several year hiatus, and several friends running into the issue of people literally telling them they should give away their work for free I’ve come to the conclusion that there has to be some sort of serious misconception…

The Goblin Market

There was a vibrant energy in the air as we waited within the appetent throng, tucked safely into a corner. Everyone was eager, excited, curious. Perhaps some just a little apprehensive as they clutched their tickets not knowing just what they were gaining entry to. We watched as the- were they gatekeepers? Merchants?- bustled about with…

Learning Lyra! 2,3,&4/365

I’ve always loved circus arts. I’ve dabbled in aerial silks and spitting fire, I’ve played with hoops and poi, and I’m bound and determined to try stilts some day. So when my sister told me she was now an instructor at Body By Resilience of course I had to go!  She teaches aerial silks, beginner circus pole,…

A-Kon Adventures

Over week later and I am still reeling from my adventure to A-Kon. It came without warning. With less than a week to prepare my wonderful and amazing Azza calls to tell me there is extra hotel space and I simply must come. I argued at first. I still need to find a summer job,…