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Let's See What Happens...

...when I leave the Air Force with no intention of getting a job. What will I do all day? How will I pay my bills? What will I learn? That and more will be documented here as I perform this living experiment.

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03 September 2004

The Experiment is Over (the first one, anyway)
I have re-entered society. I started on Monday the 30th at Titan Corp.,
and I must confess I like it. I have a cool office in Reston Town
Center, with a window overlooking the Starbucks, so I can watch all the
girls get their coffee in the morning. And at lunch. I have NO IDEA what
I did to deserve this.

Iím starting as a trainer for the Defense Threat Reduction agency (DTRA), teaching various agencies and local emergency responders how to use a software package that models casualties and damage resulting from release of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Itís the cheery sort of topic that I can really get into.
So weíll see how it goes. Iíve been willfully unemployed for the last
year and 8 months, and I donít know what the hell difference itís going
to make if any, but so far so good.

28 July 2004

It's been a year and seven months that I have been busy in my self-employed status of not-working. That's pretty unbelieveable. At the beginning of this ride, Dec 12, 2002, I was an idealist, believing that given enough time and space, my inner child would come onto the scene and lead me to happiness and a meaningful vocation. I still think this is a sound theory, but I've come up against some powerful forces during this quest, and it hasn't gone anything like I expected it to.

Even though I bought an interview suit back in March, I prayed I would never have to use it. Today I did use it. For an interview. My first job interview since leaving the Air Force. And wouldn't you know it, I'm kind of excited about the possibility of getting this job, which btw is for Titan Corporation as a software trainer and developer. Damn that pisses me off. I don't know yet if I would accept the job were it offered, but it's good for my ego to know I'm being considered.

13 March 2004

I prefer not to talk about it.

20 February 2004

Yes, I do Camp in the Sportsmobile, Sometimes
This is in Picacho Peak State Campground in AZ, about an hour north of Tucson.

Doing a little writing, drinking a lot of coffee.