I’ll start my ABOUT THIS AND THAT, AND THAT OTHER THING with a bunch of babbling, which will give readers an indication of what this, my first blog, will be about. Nothing earth-shattering. I am writing just for the sake of writing. Because I can. It’ll be lots of stuff about music and radio shows, familial folklore, the sordid details of my growing up in New Jersey and Detroit and other places I’ve lived, and my random thought patterns – all depending on my mood o’the day. Oh, and dogs. I’ve been a volunteer d.j. at nonprofit community radio station KFAI, 90.3 Mpls and 106.7 F.M. St. Paul for over 28 years and now serve as the president of its board of directors. Please feel free to comment, but be gentle, I’m very, very sensitive. Not really – attending high school in the Downriver Detroit area sort of cures a person of that….
As of April, 2016, I am the new Development & Outreach Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations cairmn.com. The contract communications work was just grand, but I am looking forward to focusing on one organization (well, I’ll still do some grant writing on the side). I am thrilled about this job!
My second year as board prez at KFAI started out with some drama and turbulence, but we’ve weathered the storm and are ready to get to work. I think it’s going to be fun, and the mood at the station is upbeat and pretty positive (well, to most people, anyway.)
We lost our beloved Iggy dog a few months ago and that’s just drilled a hole into our hearts. We’ve adopted a four year old rescue dog from Kentucky and he’s incredibly skiddish – we think he’s been abused. He’s warming up though and we’re trying to be patient with him. Egor likes him, and that’s what matters, of course, here in the doghouse.
So I have been sorely remiss on my blogging recently but plan on more submissions in the near future. The job search, board thing and three contract jobs were keeping me pretty crazy busy. That and my Facebook addiction….