I’ve written two thirds of the stunning Short Stories for America trilogy. Perhaps you will read them and determine your life has been a lie up to this point. Perhaps you will read them and determine that No, everything is fine. Perhaps you won’t read them. Perhaps I’m riding over there right now on a stolen bike.
Professionally I have been a tour guide, dishwasher, bus driver, English teacher, stage and TV actor, musician, playwright, network administrator, copyeditor, translator (OK German, better Spanish, even better Latin), website designer, magazine editor, hospital orderly, fry cook, commercial pitchman, photographer, technical manual scribe, garbage man, translator, theatrical producer, package handler (UPS), songwriter, poet, park ranger, database developer, lecturer, panel moderator, tutor, ghostwriter, quality assurance specialist, marriage officiant, standup and improv comedian, HazMat incinerator, TV writer, IT Manager, TOEFL, SAT, GED, and American Citizenship Test Instructor, landscaper, dramaturg, board member, bank teller, and journalist.
The list of jobs I haven’t been paid for is a little longer.