In Praise of Breaks

"Flogging the Freelancer" is a blog post a day on freelancing in the gig economy. Browse the archives here.

I spent the first half of the day feeling vaguely anxious.

I was forgetting something -- but what?

Even at the manatee park, where I leaned over the fence, and watched the thick bodies of the sea cows surface and submerge, their tough hides scarred with propeller grooves, their heavily-breathing noses peeking out of the water making the whole place sound like a call center for dirty phone callers, I couldn't keep trying to remember what I wasn't doing.

It wasn't until I got home, a small manatee finger puppet in hand, that I realized what it was.

I needed to blog.

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