11 August 2021
So this week I did the up front work with a new client. Looks like I am heading to a new gig.
I have really enjoyed the extra time I get to spend around the house without spending ninety minutes a day on the road. The down side is that I also do not get to spend time cooking and drinking with our friends. I suppose the best way is something in between. I would like to have social contacts again, including at work. Three days in the office would be acceptable.
I interviewed with the local office of a fintech company this week. Looks like I will be working with them in the near future. I am very interested in how these businesses work. I am deeply suspicious of capital markets where growth is more important than sustainability. I do want to see how it works for myself, and it is in downtown Cincinnati, so I can ride a bus again.
We wrapped up the school year on Wednesday. While my kids are fluent with technology, they are not disciplined in their use of technology. I am hoping that the next school year will be a normal, in person, year. Mindy and I are clearly not high school teacher material.
I used to identify as a conservative, when that label meant that one valued being a member of a community, making sure that all were taken care of and valued. David Brooks was a journalist that I followed then, I follow now. Check out his NY Times editorial. Sadly, conservative now means a very small community, becoming more exclusive.