(Updated .)

This has not been one of my better summers. Since Doug's passing, I have seen two additional acquaintances pass, and most recently lost my job. Hell, another friend nearly passed a few weeks back and the cause of his malady is still unknown, though he's generally doing better.

That said, I'm gearing myself up for a new job hunt and, for once in my life, I have lots of choices in terms of which direction I can go which is overwhelming in its own right. I'm weighing trying to take a job in Japan teaching English, continuing in the tech industry, or embracing writing as a career plan, which I've already begun to do.

Soon I'll be posting a new link to request my resume for potential employers; I'll make a new post when that system is ready.

In the mean time, I'd appreciate it if you'd send a prayer or two my way.