Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

Five years ago last week, I went from the working world to being unemployed. I wouldn’t wish unemployment on anyone…it’s been a rough journey, and at times, I feel like hiding from the world.  I don’t know how I have survived this long not having full-time employment, but I have and continue to do so. …

“What do you do?”

A week ago, Geoff Wood, a local entrepreneur and part of the Silicon Prairie News team, was talking to local tech wizard Jon Thompson of Evolve and I after a morning YPC social.  Geoff noticed something while networking with some fellow young professionals. Geoff would ask someone “What do you do?” That person would reply…

Holiday Blues

Thanksgiving and Christmas are meant to be a time of celebration, family, and joyous fun.  For some, the holiday season can be melancholy or sad, as loved ones are far away from home, or have passed on.  Not since the Great Depression has there been so much uncertainty and worry heading into the holiday season…