Still working on this, and I plan to be doing that for the rest of my life. Explaining who I am to strangers is only slightly less difficult than explaining it to myself. I can tell you what I do and have done professionally. In 9 years working at newspapers (both daily and weekly) I’ve held titles of: sports editor, sports writer/page designer, sports writer/page designer again, assistant sports editor, page designer, sports editor again, production editor, sports editor again, and news editor. I’ve done all those things, and I’m proud of all of it.
At the same time as those jobs, I’ve also held the titles of: line cook, paper boy, gas station attendant, American Eagle associate, fry cook, deli boy, server, and bartender. Since I graduated Ithaca College in 2005, I’ve probably only had one job for a grand total of 15 months. Turns out, it costs money to do what you love.
I live in Rochester (the actual city of, not a suburb) with my amazing wife and our pride and joy — The Great Catsby. We started a home and soon hopefully a family. I can’t wait. It’s gonna be awesome. We got married in May 2013 and I’m still both amazed and calmed by that fact.
What follows will be a series of obvious and unpredictable moments that fill in the gaps. I won’t write about all of them. Sometimes I’ll just write about sports and sometimes I’ll just write about how the word “airport” should be replaced by “plane station.” It won’t all be funny. Or smart. Or right. Or worth reading. Such is life. Read it anyway. And if it gets boring, you can always just look at the pictures.