I think you win there, coachdeadhead. What's your story? How'd you find the Dead and all that?
I noticed a lot of teachers on this board, but I wonder how many have taught for thirty eight years and are now retired? And how many of them taught physical education and coached basketball--not a profession one usually associates with the Grateful Dead (except maybe Phil Jackson). And how many can say they are over 70 years in age? Well, that fits my profile. And I have loved every minute of it.
i am a bookkeeper for a local non-profit agency serving MR/DD adults. before that i lived on a commune making hammocks and nutbutter. before that i drove to the bus station for the green tortoise seattle. before that i was a television writer/producer. that last one sucked. now i am a first time mom trying to figure out how to parent, work and make ends meet. also, my latest gig is reading and posting on this site. hey now.
I ponder on my existence. I AM trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle together, whether I can do that all in this life time or not I would have to say I DON'T KNOW.
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I run an auto body & paint shop in west maui. I've been here for almost 6 years - it's pretty chill - my boss is gone to the mainland 1/2 the time and it's really nice to live here - i worked for a busy criminal defense atty in sf for 12 years and i quit in 2001 to move to maui - i wasn't sure what i would do here
I am pleased to see so many of us are teachers . . . i imagine that you all are the teacher the student never forgets! I will never forget my 3rd grade teacher Mr. Rhodes - he had a cool handlebar mustache and played the guitar for us while we sang songs like bad bad leroy brown :)
In addition, i am a mom which is my other full time job. My son, Jasun, will be 5 in october and keeps me on my toes- he loves to sing and dance hmm wonder where he gets that from???? Kudos to garciagirl, household CEO;)~KRISSY~
I'm a construction manager for a real estate development company in Washington DC. I manage engineers, architects, and contractors. We build office & residential buildings.
My job is long hours, hard work, high stress. It's also good pay, often working outdoors, and free coffee. My job is basically managing people. I can't do any of what my consultants do, so I have to motivate them and get them together to do it. I enjoy the people I meet...the heady architects, the stuffy attorneys, the hard-boiled contractors, and the laborers who (in my humble opinion) do the only honest work in the entire operation.
I enjoy participating in designing and building real, big things. It's art and it's science.
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Part of what got me on the Bus to begin with was that I knew I didn't fit with the world. In deep depression while working in a record store, I discovered Reckoning (acoustic version) and finally found something in this world that makes sense. I was hit in the head by a car at age nine, so I was kinda out of it.
What I do now relates to these things as everything in life leads up to right now. I am an artist in abstract/minimalist drawings. I also make jewelry. I've written for Music League Magazine and done publicity for 7Records. I am now about to start training as a Christian Healer. I also am a Reiki Master. I used to be a massage therapist, but developing Fibromyalgia Syndrome made it too painful to continue. I plan to soon open a business selling jewelry, art, handmade clocks with gems to mark the numbers and, maybe, sell some poems or songs.
That's about it for the moment, but it could increase by he time I wake up. Like is fun that way.
Love ya, Uncle DeadHead.
I am a lighting director and studio manager of a local Florida TV station i was a stage hand in the big cold city for 20 something years but had to get out get worm had to go were the climate suited my clothes had to go were the chilly winds don't blow
It seems that there is a large number of teachers on this board. I teach high school English just outside of Chicago. I love the fact that I get to spend my time talking about lit and writing, as well as music whenever possible. There is nothing better than at the end of each semester having kids come up and thank me for showing them it's ok to march to the beat of a different drummer, or in some cases drummers.
"...the powerful plays goes on, and you may contribute a verse"