Job Change and Other Overdue Updates

Only 88 days since my last post? Psh – child’s play. I’m still 2 days away from 3 months. And despite the widespread rumors and national media, I haven’t (yet) completely abandoned this site or sold it (for an amazing profit) on eBay. Life just gets busy. Or some other hackneyed excuse.

Much has happened since that last post. Perhaps the biggest change is that I stopped working at The Idaho Statesman and started at Albertson’s, or if you prefer, SUPERVALU (but man, that entirely upper-case name is annoying). I’m now working with the highly talented Cody Lindley, Hugh Griffith, and Dan Bachman. The team does great work and I am thankful to be a part of it. The Statesman was a good place to be, and I couldn’t have asked for more from my first job – I learned a lot and made some great friends – but it was time for me to move on to new things. I wish The Statesman nothing but the best!

In other news, I’ve started to train for another triathlon. If you’re interested, you can track my progress (and that of the guys I’m training with) over at Aimed Discipline (in the athletes section). We’re training for the Spudman triathlon on June 9th. Now just to keep at it…

I also have a list of goals. I’ve had this list for a good many months now, but the point is that I just crossed-off another item:

Read a book in a reasonable amount of time

I have the bad habit of starting, but not finishing books. But not this time. Despite several tries in the last couple months, it took me until last night to nail it. The book that held me? The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis. It’s an allegory of heaven and hell – and very well worth the read. Lewis does an incredible job of conveying the infinite – you won’t be disappointed.

So there it is, the official update. I’ll catch you soon. ;)

  1. Another crossed off item from your list: Send Larry books after nearly a year of procrastinating ;)

    FWIW, I’m psyched that you got a cool new job and have ‘resurfaced’ on the ‘net! Let the good times roll!
    Larry Tomlinson is the author. Mar 6, 08:57 is the time. <
  2. Nate: Congrats on the new job yo. Kinda makes me wish I was still around to be able to work with ya. I’m sure you’ll be a great asset there.

    Regarding the Great Divorce, I saw a stage production of it awhile ago. It an interesting adaptation, with the characters realizing that in hell they were actually infinitesimally small, then stepping into the actualization of their heavenly selves. Very deep, cool stuff.
    Nathan Smith is the author. Mar 6, 10:57 is the time. <
  3. Excellent book!
    Congrats on the job, and see you in Austin.
    Michael Montgomery is the author. Mar 6, 11:14 is the time. <
  4. Thanks, guys. I’ll see 2/3 of you this weekend!

    And Smith – you should consider comin’ on back…would be SWEET!
    Nathan Logan is the author. Mar 6, 12:42 is the time. <
  5. Hey Nate. Thanks for posting, finally! :) Let’s hear more about your new job. What are you doing there? Bagging groceries? haha. And, I think you should post a picture of your handsome new nephew as well! Congrats Uncle Nate!

    Steph
    Stephanie Huisman is the author. Mar 24, 15:27 is the time. <