Bewildering Stories Editorial
Ranting and Raving
by Jerry Wright
Time. Wish I had more of it. Wish I was independently wealthy, rather than independently poor. What I want, of course, is to do the things I WANT to do, rather than the things I HAVE to do, to survive. Of course, a lot of people would be happy to change places with me, because I've created a place where I pretty much do what I want to. I don't have to go to a 9-to-5 job, and punch a time clock. I do things I'm good at, and people are pleased, and pay me. Of course, I have NO security. My 401-K (which is now an IRA) melted with the bursting of the Dot-Com bubble. Of course, now, I can control it more than I used to, so when it fribbles off to invisibility, this time it will be my fault. I guess I'm okay with that.
I want to extend my education. Sure, I teach at a community college on occasion, but I have no degree. Only knowledge. Is that fair? Hey, I know what! I'll send some money to one of those Internet Colleges who will grant me a degree based on "life experience". What could be better? After all, some of our finest bureaucrats got their degrees that way.
I know what I want to do! I should call Paul Allen and apply for a job at the Science Fiction Museum. I could commute. It would be just down my alley. Hope that Bewildering Stories wouldn't be considered a "conflict of interest".
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