Searching for theSpeakEasy

So you were looking for a restaurant in your area called the Speakeasy only to land on some splash page filled with crazy looking cartoon characters? And then you clicked one of them and it brought you here? Amazing!

I’ll try to explain a bit. The domain was purchased by a web design company that I co-founded with a friend known as Shemp back in the 90’s. It was to be a little playground for us to use to try out new ideas and promote creativity. Unfortunately the company (Dancing Ink Media) was dissolved. He kept and I kept domain. I’ve planned for years to actually produce a comic called theSpeakEasy with many of the characters you saw on the home page and still hope to. I was using my profile at to get those creative juices flowing, but that site is currently having database and hosting issues. So I wait…

In the meantime, I’m trying to get this new “blog” version of my personal site moving along while also trying to figure how best to move over some of my old content to this new layout. Of course, I have no time for any of this. Back to work!

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  1. Back to work….

    Yes folks, for all you hourly workers out there, there is in fact another animal you’re only vaguely familiar with called the “salaried”. From the outside, we tend to look like a very privileged group. We have a set pay rate. We know exactly what we’ll be bringing home every check.

    What I was doing late last night when I posted was working on a report for a meeting I’m attending today. Yes, while my wife and kids slept, I worked. Will my check reflect that with a nice overtime boost? Nope! No more than it reflects the average 10 hours I put in each day while at work.

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my job. I’ve been there for over 10 years now and I think I make a very fair wage. The comment from Ender (who I happen to know was joking because she’s a salaried person as well) just brought to mind all the comments I tend to get about how much “better” it is to be salaried. Its got its ups and its got its downs.

    What’s the moral? I just started rambling without really having one in mind. Um, I guess just make sure you like what you do. Just remember, when the grass looks greener on the other side, it’s usually because the cows have been pooping on it. 🙂

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