Lynne d Johnson



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05.09.02 11:55 PM

the interviews begin

I don't want to jinx myself, so I won't go all that much into detail, but it seems like somebody's watching. Almost as soon as I blogged that I was looking for work, I started getting calls. Of course they are gigs I applied for, so I don't really think it had anything to do with blogging about it. I just think some of y'all were putting that positive energy out there for me. As I have said so many times before, my life has dramatically changed in the past year. Last year at this time I was hopelessly in love and the technology reporter/editor at BlackPlanet. This year, well, I am still in love, but no longer in the relationship because it officially ended in the final days of March.

Now, although I am still writing, it isn't necessarily about technology. I'm actually doing technology, and that brings me to the interview I had last night and the one I will have next week. Both gigs are to run CTCs, and one is in Brooklyn and the other in Queens. Of course it's non-profit money and not money. But hey, who wants to work for a nowadays anyway? Besides, perhaps it's time I put all of my skills and talk into action. You know, don't just talk about it, be about it. How can I go on and on about the digital divide if I'm not doing anything to help the little ones come up with some tech skills? Don't they deserve the same advantages that I had? Yeah, that's right, I'm old skool tech. I go back to the days of the punch card, the Commodore 64, and the original Apple. If you want to know more about my tech skills, check here. And if you have no idea what a CTC is, check out the Community Technology Centers' Network to learn more about what CTCs do. I know that if I get either one of these gigs, it means this is what I am supposed to be doing right now in this time in my life. Sure I'll continue to write and teach on the college level. But if this happens for me now, then I just have to believe that it was in the cards.

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