In which real life makes its presence felt
Post #837 • July 25, 2006, 12:26 PM • 37 Comments
One: Today I enter the world of health insurance for the self-employed. Massachusetts is so heavily regulated that doing so is neither exorbitant nor especially affordable, but fortunately the state recognizes freelancers as small business owners. At any rate, I'm now a proud new member of the Graphic Artists Guild, a related but not requisite development. I think it's on the wrong side of the Google Print Library issue, but otherwise does a great job fighting for artists.
Two: I had decided that now that my silkscreen class is coming to a close, I would not take any more classes until after my Dorsch show in October, aside from a gardening workshop at the Arb which I doubt will be offered in the New England winter. But today I discovered that MassArt will be presenting a course in bladesmithing. The very thought makes my Y chromosomes tingle. (Ooh - in August the Arb is doing a workshop on chainsaws! And another on Indian survival skills! I like being a guy.)
Three: Since my arrival in Boston I have made friendly contact with Matt Nash, JL, Paul Graham, and Bill Marx, ranging from politely returned e-mails to great conversations over drinks and food. The warnings I heard that New Englanders are aloof and condescending? Utter twaddle.