Archive for June, 2000

re: references

how is your work going?

Well, on the whole. I came in and they set me to work on a project that had already been done by someone else, hoping to have me streamline it. They were impressed enough by my analysizes and suggestions that I am now redoing the project from scratch with full developmental control.

are you enjoying it?

I like not having someone watch what I am doing all of the time. And I like being able to make decisions about the nature of the work I am doing. Autonomy is something that I value and freedom as well. I am however learning in new and startling ways how deep my need to be respected goes. I am doing many things that I have no training for whatsoever and it is very difficult at times. I have been absorbing huge amounts of information about computers and can feel my edge taken off by fatigue.

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sj: proving

From:	TTU::WJH3957      "W.J. Holcomb --" 25-JUN-2000 08:45:09.44
To:	S
Subj:	memories

I woke up this morning with a troubling memory. The scene is 8th grade. I am a quiet boy suffering the rejection of my peers for a widespread rumor of homosexuality. In my homeroom there is a boy named P.J. Hall who picks on me during homeroom. In the afternoons I walk over to the elementary school where my brothers go so as to meet my mother. This afternoon I am walking over and happen to pass P.J. and he pushes me up against the chain link fence and gets in my face accusing me of being gay and other such things. After a short while he finishes and continues on towards his home. I run back down the sidewalk to the high school which I pass on my way from the junior high the the elementary school. I sit between some trees for a very long time and wait for my mom to come and pick me up.

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