Last year, I moved to Somerville, MA, to live with Sarah. It was hard, because I had to leave my wonderful friends in San Francisco. I miss my roommates, in particular, even still. By December, after a long deliberation, I decided to leave Facebook.
Up until recently, in what has become a lovely tradition, I took months of unpaid vacation after leaving a stressful job. Before the latest plague, I had been going to cafes, reading magazines, auditing some classes, and meeting old friends and new. After the plague, I founded a book club, started writing more, playing games, and organizing.
Now, I’m working on an election-related job until the end of the year. I lead data engineering for a group that is testing the effectiveness of different ads, and then sharing the results with other D-aligned groups that value that information.
Now, I’ve been even more focused on a few projects. Matchmaking (of many kinds), thinking, running a book club, and more. Join me!
Speaking of friends, I’ve started my correspondence habit again. Emailing, but also writing longhand letters. Tell me your address and you might get a surprise note in the mail.