I guess it’s time for a little bit o’ updatin’. So I came home from Vassar with a plan to combine freelance journalism, tutoring, house-sitting, babysitting, etc. for a meaningful and profitable year off. However, I am not good at babysitting, and hawking myself on Craigslist to potential French/Bar and Bat Mitzvah students is harrowing, to say the least. At least journalism is a tangible and marketable skill that I happen to possess and enjoy.
Recently, I’ve come to realized that things fall in place. This week I signed a freelance contract with the Times-Picayune and discovered that freelance journalism might actually be a lucrative full-time year-off pursuit. At least that’s what I’m hoping for, since my heart is in print journalism. So here are my first two Times-Pic freelance articles for your viewing pleasure:
U.S. and Russia are strengthening their relationship, Ambassador says The Obama administration has experienced a positive reset in U.S.-Russian relations both politically and economically, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Beyrle said during a speech in New Orleans on Tuesday…click here for more
Gas prices might drop over the summer, but businesses are still watching the situation closely Motorists might see some relief at the pump this summer, despite ongoing conflicts in oil-producing countries. The Energy Information Administration, in a forecast released this month, said regular gasoline prices will average $3.75 per gallon…click here for more
Also, I did attend the MDRT annual meeting in Atlanta. Dad gave an amazing Presidential address, and Emily and I rocked it onstage for the invocation. It was my first time ever speaking in front of roughly 6000 people. Yeah, 6000 people (and it was probably 6500). Unfortunately, I was not up for blogging due to the fact that I was sick. Lucky enough for y’all, here’s a picture of the grand poobah hat in the ExCom (Executive Committee) suite:
Ok, it’s time to engage in my favorite post-grad activities: eating and sleeping. Over and out.