Written by Brendan O’Meara
As some of you may or may not know I started a menial day job as a landscaper to help fund what it is I do. Some people teach and my fear is that teaching would embitter me and entrench me not unlike the main character from Michael Chabon’s wonderful Wonder Boys.
Sure, it takes a thirteen-hour swath out of the middle of my day, but wouldn’t teaching? Sure, the dream is to be a full-time freelancer, but that will come with a little extra hustle in the spare hours around the day job.
The day job I do have has some perks (I’ve lost 20 pounds in two months). I also get to see rockin’ views of the Freedom Tower and some as simple as the bluest of blue skies.
More stuff coming, but he’s a short list of what I’ve been reading:
The Reappearing Act by Kate Fagan
Writing for Story by Jon Franklin
The Best American Sports Writing, 2014
Also, be sure to check out Hashtag #CNF. I’m hoping to line up my next guest soon. Hint: It may be someone mentioned above.