Who Would Have Thought?

Who would have thought a year ago that I would be married today and that my wife and I would own our home?

We just paid the first mortgage payment and there is a weird feeling of joy.

That rather than paying rent to someone, I am paying on my own property.

Sort of liberating.

Blog Update – Good Times

There has most definitely been blog inconsistency over the last couple of weeks and I wish I could explain it.

I think I’ve just been exhausted. I remember a couple of nights where I would get home from work and quickly end up in my bedroom.

I’m sure that loosing my younger brother last month has sucked some of the life out of me. I’m still devastated by it.

And now…

This is me making the adjustment. I have a bunch of tasks every day that I need to perform in order for me to call the day completed. That hasn’t been happening. Writing included. I keep the journal and I write in that everyday but my daily word push has fallen by the wayside since I finished *The 6th Iteration*.

So, today I get back into the solid routines I have created. I will begin the next short story. I will begin to spec out my screenplay which I still have no ideas about other than I want to adapt a short story. *Debauchery in B Minor* may be the one I go with because it is just a fun story.

Sometimes it is difficult to move forward with a tragedy you’ve suffered but moving forward is exactly what we need to do. I have a lot of things I want to do before I leave the world of the living.

I hope all of you do too.

*The picture is from the morning newspaper. It was taken in Chicago and when I see the sand, it throws me off.*

Uber’s One Finger Salute to California

I love the fact that Uber appears to be refusing to be bullied.

This all started last fall, when California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state’s Assembly Bill 5 labor law. The legislation was meant to fix the gig economy by reclassifying workers as employees, but companies like Uber and Postmates quickly filed lawsuits calling the move unconstitutional.

Assembly Bill 5 was supposed to go into effect on January 1st, 2020. While Uber says it made changes and believes it’s in compliance, the state feels otherwise. Earlier this week, California won a preliminary injunction against Uber and Lyft. The court order could block the companies from classifying drivers as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft were given 10 days to appeal the ruling, and if things do not go in their favor, Khosrowshahi says Uber will temporarily suspend service in the state.

The whole story can be found here.