Irons on the Forge

Aug 22, 2012
Mark

Only a few weeks past my life was fairly boring. Decisions happened and now I’m struggling to keep up with everything. Strangely, even though the pace of life has quickened, I relish the chaos. Each and every element was of my choosing.

The largest element is the choice to find a new career. Eleven years ago I signed on to be a member of a start-up company. The atmosphere bordered on chaos but fostered creativity, adaptation, and teamwork. Four years ago that company was purchased by a corporate behemoth. Now my days are filled with bureaucracy, policies, and apathy. I do not fit and the situation is unhealthy for me and my productivity. Both sides lose. With any luck, I’ll shift back to smaller company where people are valued far more than a body in a chair with a number tattooed on a badge. Reflecting upon the early years, I realize that I was not passionate about the work but the creative element. My skill set translates well to areas other than the current focus.

In tandem with that decision, I’m making strides to buy some property in western Nebraska. The parcel is not expansive, merely a few acres near a lake. It is an old homestead site with run down everything; it has water and electricity. While I don’t need it, I want it and can afford it. Better said, it is my Fuck This, checkout, get the fuck out of Dodge, I am just not going to put up with the bullshit in front of me property. When I choose to no longer deal with the insanity of modern employment, you’ll find me there.

Finally, I’m having fun providing feedback on a new RPG project. Minor bits but even those are satisfying. I cannot say much else other than its a Western RPG. Based on the few morsels, I’ve seen, it should be a fun system. People playing old west bad ass people is … awesome.


Word Search: LBB – Transportation

Aug 22, 2012
Mark
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Tired of walking? Issue #15 features items and elements of transportation.

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