I have not written here in a couple of months now, and certainly I have not done more than some reblogging. I think I fell off the tumblr track.
In any case, I’ve been in Philadelphia since the beginning of October. At some point I will write more about how I feel about Philly, but for now I think it’s safe to say that I generally like it here. It’s different than Chicago, different than Pittsburgh. Even though I’m kind of lonely and somewhat disconnected from the social threads here, there is still a good deal to enjoy.
For a while, I was working for a local food distribution company. I was an Excel geek, and spent my days dealing with spreadsheets and ERP systems and all that. The work was interesting, but things did not work out as planned, and I left not long after.
Now, I am working as a research associate at Solutions for Progress, a company at the intersection between IT and public policy. It’s a great place, I’m doing interesting work, an it allows me to explore my economics and IT background. The position gives me a space to think about things, to see how novel ideas can be implemented to help people out of poverty. I will probably begin writing about the things I am learning in some way, possibly as tumblr posts.
I do have a few ideas for posts, including some book reviews, so there will be more writing on here in the future. For now, though, I wanted to just update.