One day, in the depths of my unemployment way back in the day, when I got yet one more piece of bad news, my mom looked at me and said, 'Honey, you better get up so they stop kicking you' and the next day was born.

It has been a while since I updated the site regularly. I got a job after my long period of unemployment and as time went on, I got lazy about updating the site. I didn't stop writing, I just decided to try my hand at mystery writing and at the moment I'm trying to sell that book. Still I never gave up on the site completely; each year when the site was due to expire I would send in the money and renew it for one more year. I'm still working, at a different place now and I've been there five years. I honestly believe the site helped me get this job. During my interview I told my soon to be boss about the run for governor and the website. That evening I took a look at my site stats and I saw that the server for the company where I had applied was listed as visiting my website. They also spent an entire two hours reading it. I called my mom that day, and said 'well that will decide it one way or the other'. The next day they called and offered me the job.

The website has done a lot for me; it gave me a creative outlet when no one wanted to listen to me. It helped me connect with other people who were unemployed and from the emails I received, it sounded like it helped them too. It taught me a lot, and I think it's time to go back to it. Watch this space for further updates. In the meantime, all the old stuff still  resides at the links below.

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Tales from the virtual unemployment line