I have been teaching kindergarten and early elementary since 1993- the same year I saw my last Dead show. No real conncetion other then the fact that I moved to Texas and had a real job for the first time. I also run the poetry slam PuroSlam, in San Antonio. If ever in soutth texas, stop by the slam and let's talk Dead.
Currently working for a charity, very rewarding work when you see the difference it can make to people.
Has announced that we'll be getting back the pay cut we got hit with 2 yrs ago. Good news! Maybe we've survived this "business downturn" (sound of knocking on wood) after all...or at least some of us have. We're a much, much smaller work group than we used to be.
Of course, the pay cut came with 13 furlough days off from work/yr. Honestly, I enjoyed the time off more than the money, but at this point, it'll be very nice to see the cash again.
Counseling.Over 20 years now..kids and families.
My first post as a new member. Been a Deadhead since my first show in 1973 in Atl GA when I was 13. Saw about 126 shows before Jerry left us. I even met Bob Weir when he played with Bobby and the Midnites in a now defunct venue called the Agora Ballroom, which was across the street from the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street. I look forward to wandering around here and getting to know y'all, especially longtime Deadheads. You know, there was even one red-headed dude with a beard I swear I saw at every show, from Red Rocks to RFK with Bob Dylan, and the Omni and Fox shows and everywhere else. You guys have probably seen him too.
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!
I work at a country food market. It pays the bills and I like my job, so no complaints. I want to start getting into the veterinary technician field, or taking some courses on homeopathic medicine if all goes according to plan, but I guess at 22 I still have time to
figure what's best suited for me.
After getting my degree in the history of religion, I had to make a choice -- to plug into the whole academic system or try to take the nuggets I'd come across to the wider world, to make them accessible in a way that people's (third) eyes might get opened. Given where we're at, both as a planet and a species, I opted for the latter. For the last five years I've been working for a non-profit (Transcendent Nation Foundation) and a for-profit (Project Restoration) focused on shifting consciousness and the question of how to save the world.
People seem to be grooving on the content we're putting out -- from videos with spiritual elders to a psychedelic graphic novel (that begins with Ken Kesey in 1964). On the slate are a series of films and games, to take it into more of the mass culture. The goal is, as more and more people all around the world find out about Project Restoration, to create a movement. A critical mass, where if enough people wake up we'll all wake up.
Perhaps the most rewarding thing is to see what kind of people resonate with the message (and what clans they join when they visit projectrestoration.com, each clan having its own approach to saving the world). It's insanely ambitious, of course. And totally bootstrapped. And way more than a day job. But hey, someone has to shoot for the moon...
Albion M. Butters, Ph.D.
Chief Creative Officer
Big 'I' Group
just lovely! good for you!
I can honestly say that what I do today The seeds were planted some almost 30 years ago in the parking lots of Grateful Dead shows. Discussions on vegitarianism and alternative/natural health. Everything from herbal medicine,energy healing to fasting.... It became a passion of mine and in 1990 when I moved from San Rafael back to Montreal I oppened a small health food store and called it the Health Tree. It was a struggle for the first few years but my passion and love of the field helpped pull me through. Then in 1994 magic happened and a local radio station made me the co-host of a call in radio show on natural health. Through the years I was fortunate enough to interview so many amazing people like Sam Graci,Udo Erasmus,John Robbins and so many others. I learned so much and became a local celebrity of sorts(15 mins of fame).
Today Health Tree has grown to almost 8,000 sq ft. and is a full service health food store offering a grate selection of organic foods. We employ almost 40 people. We support many local/third world charities. I am very lucky and to think it all started from a dicussion in the parking lot of a rock concert. Or was it! The grateful Dead and its Scene was where I became educated on so many levels of life. I am thankful to all my teachers/friends/strangers.
That's my story. I hopped you liked it. Today I live a healthy life with my wife of 13 years and our two children. We have so many animals I can't count. I still see shows when I can.
Health & Happiness Allways.
I try not to do much of it lol