In English we say “busy as a bee,” but in Japanese the industrious insect is the dragonfly. Whatever simile you want to use, I’ve been a working bug – as evidenced by the fact that I haven’t posted to published work since April! As the list that follows will demonstrate, that’s not because I haven’t been writing, it’s because I’ve been too busy writing to write about it. There’s a lot of work here that I’m proud of – and I’m proud of how much work there is here. I hope you find something you like.
I can’t/won’t post them here, but I’m super proud of the Federal Hiring Grant that I completed in May (with only two weeks’ notice) for a small city here in Western Washington. In May and June I also prepared a Business Plan (conforming to Line of Business planning strategies) and a rate proposal legislation package for a regional public utility. Yes, it’s dry government work, but it is the work that actually (sometimes) makes a difference in the real world.
But I also wrote many things that I think people will enjoy reading. One of the most exciting was work I did in May that was published in July – the cover story for ParentMap’s July issue. Actually, it was a whole collection of stories about the Seattle Center. I spent many happy hours at the Seattle Center campus researching these stories, and it turned out to be some of the most fun I’ve had “on the clock.”
I wrote some other stories for ParentMap, too.
Art of the Brick at Pacific Science Center exhibit review
I wrote about Greg Vandy’s book on Woody Guthrie for Three Imaginary Girls.
And I did a lot of legal research, which showed up in the following stories:
Aaaand that brings us up through the end of July. Whew! I need a break just typing all that. Fortunately, this summer I have spent almost as much time in a tent as in front of the computer. It’s all about balance.