In March of 1949, I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and have lived in a bunch of other places. In January of 1992 I moved to Seattle, Washington where I just think I'll stay, thank you very much.
I am not a programmer (although I make a pretty good beta tester!), but I love to fiddle with the computer to make it do stuff that I didn't think I could make it do.
For 15 years I worked for IBM (hence most of the moving around) doing communications and public relations. Then IBM asked me to move to Phoenix, Arizona but I couldn't stand the idea of leaving Seattle.
I found a job at a public relations agency here in Seattle and discovered that the real skill they needed was contract HTML and web work for their clients. So I quit, came home to my living room, and started free lance web work and Internet consulting. I helped build Office Space Online as well as other fun websites. for two years I worked in my jammies and loved it. It was great fun.
But, the web got sophisticated faster than I could keep up on my own so I decided to go work someplace where I could pick up some better skills. The next three years found me fully employed at Microsoft which was a fabulous experience. And then one day a very convincing recruiter for an Internet startup company called and the next thing I know, I'm an ex-Microsoftee. In 1999 I started a new job as Senior Marketing Writer with Vitessa. But, alas, the company couldn't survive the economic meltdown and I became a dot com casualty.
Communications, where I spent two and a half years as their Marketing
Communications Manager. But, alas, their requirements changed
and I was laid off in February of 2004. So, I thought I'd try
contracting for a while. The first gig I picked up was right back
at Microsoft doing very nearly the same job I had before! It was
great fun. I did it for 18 months and picked up a bunch of new
skills. Plus, I commuted by bus which was heaven. In
November of 2005, I joined
My commute got even better because I was able to work at home again. I
did web production work - getting the words and pix onto the web
page - and I loved it. But, good things, end... etc. I got laid off and took it as a sign that it was time to retire.
But, good things, end... etc. I got laid off and took it as a sign that it was time to retire.
I was married once and learned that I had no skills in that area, so now I'm most happily single. I live with Zoey, an enchanting black cat who was about 4 when I adopted her in 2013.
I live in downtown Seattle in a really cool building that was once a warehouse. My condominium overlooks where the Kingdome used to be and the Seahawks stadium is now. It's a great view that changes every minute.
I love a sharp wit. I hate whining. I think snow is magical and I love baseball.
Zoeyy is deeply into computers...
My Current Resume
My online journal