Archive for September, 2012

Obama Revisited

Posted on September 30, 2012 by

Shifting from short and snappy political commentary to longer-form autobiographical narratives helped me cope with my anxiety over this election. Feeling more confident now, I took at look at how my thinking about Barack Obama has evolved. No Wimps, my first blog post in May, 2009, was an appeal to friends, peers and colleagues to [...]

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A Year at the Post Office

Posted on September 24, 2012 by

Scooting around town in a postal service jeep collecting mail in rural New England was one of the best jobs I ever had and stabilized me at a pivotal time in my life.  But was I just borrowing a working-class persona to bolster my fragile identity? As a nonunion postal clerk in Brattleboro, Vermont, I [...]

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