What to do when the World Cup is over, 2018 edition

In 2010, the first World Cup where I really paid attention to my own country’s team and cheered them on in a more-than-casual way, I was crushed after they lost to Ghana in the Round of 16, and I wrote this post about what to do next to keep paying attention to soccer, while being an […]

Why remote works

I’ve been at Chalkbeat for more than 15 months now, working remotely on a permanent basis for the first time, after two six-month stretches at the beginning of my gigs with GateHouse and Publish2 way back in late aughts. In those early, somewhat forced “work from home for six months and then move to our […]

P E R S O N A L   N E W S

Seriously, when did we start calling new job news “personal news” and why? It’s professional news. It’s just me, getting a new job. Personal news is “we adopted a dog” (we did!) or “we’re having another kid” (we’re not!) or maybe “we’re moving to New York” (also not happening!). But other things *are* happening. Personal […]

Remember blogging?

Cracks me up. Every time. Not sure how it started, but my top skill of “Top Skills” on LinkedIn is Blogging. Remember blogging? Every now and then someone tells that joke. The one that goes “Remember blogs?” Ha. Ha ha. It’s funny, because the blogs won, and most of the websites/apps/screenthings we use on a […]