Showing posts from January, 2016

Damaged...But Not Tainted

Well, my first week of working for the county started out good and ended with a release... from employment.  I had to step down and leave due to a health issue from a previous employer that dogs my every step... Asthma!  Some years ago I worked in a building that had a very bad ventilation system, which even may have contained toxic molds.  

I tried to fight and argue, but the company insisted there was nothing wrong with their system.  "We've had it tested..." I was told repeatedly.  I even asked to see the test results and specifically know what kind of airborne things they had tested for.  They told me that wasn't possible and it was company privilege.  Finally, I was told that if I wanted to get a test done of my own I'd have to pay for it, AND I'd have to get their approval to allow the people who would do the test permission to enter the building in the first place.  
Really fair and independent, right?
At the time I was too sick to fight 'city hal…

Hey Allan Why So Quiet Lately?

How come no new posts lately Allan?  Have you given up Blogging?  Is everything all right with you?
These are the questions I've been hearing a lot lately, and with good reason.  With the holidays over and I have Winter Break from University, a lot of you were expecting more frequent posts here.  Well, so was I.  But then life got in the way and hasn't stopped yet.  
What do I mean by that?  Well let me take a moment to gather my thoughts and I'll explain...

After my last post, there was of course the holidays to contend with.  Both my wife Helen and I were in heavy demand so naturally I didn't have a lot of time to even think about blogging.  What time I had available to write I spent working on "The Door", focusing on the confrontation scene I mentioned in the last entry.  
However, even that got derailed by events that began shortly after the new year began. I started getting requests for job interviews which took up more of my time as I prepped and primpe…