The Dejobbing of Society and What to Do About It

The synthesis of my interviews and thoughts on the subject.

Hunkering Down

Finding contentment if, in our so-called improving economy, you're still struggling.

On Turning 65

My thoughts on reaching the traditional retirement age.

A Workover: Should You Follow Your Passion?

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Workover: A Retired Analyst Needs a Job

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: A NonProfity Person is Sick of Abusively Low Pay

She always KNEW she'd have a career in museums but can only get low-pay gigs.

Stories of Seclusion: After A Face Lift

The weeks of seclusion after a face lift are scary and high-stakes.

Stories of Seclusion: A Driven Scientist Suddenly Stops

A brilliant dropout succeeds, makes a million, and throws it away—literally.

Stories of Seclusion: Low Sex Drive Pushed Him to Isolation

"The last taboo topic" drives a man into seclusion.

Stories of Seclusion: Obese, She Decides to Lose It Alone

It's tempting to hide to avoid embarrassment and hearing what we need to.

Stories of Seclusion: A Practical Man Gets a Jolt

What can happen when a loner loses his only friend, his dog.

Stories of Seclusion: Diary of a Laid-Off Man

Occasionally, getting away to write can heal and be your best self-marketing.

Stories of Seclusion: The Power of a Solo Trek

Suddenly widowed, Madeline decides to push well beyond her comfort zone.

Stories of Seclusion: Running Away from the Pressure

An installment in a series on people who spend much time alone.

Stories of Seclusion: Freddie the Falafel Fella

One of the myriad ways an introvert can find their way in the world.

Stories of Seclusion: Trauma Sends Him Into Isolation

His wife's death in childbirth sends him into seclusion and a career change.

Stories of Seclusion: A Pot-Abusing Dealer Becomes Paranoid

Heavily using and dealing weed turns a 18-year-old into a recluse.

Stories of Seclusion: A Person with Major Depression

A composite story of a person compelled to be alone because of depression.

Stories of Seclusion: A Cloistered Nun

A composite story of a woman who chose to enter an "enclosed" order of nuns.

Stories of Seclusion: A Couple is Married But Live Apart

A composite story of a couple that grew to prefer much solitude

Stories of Seclusion: An Episodic Recluse

An installment of a series on people who choose to spend much time alone.

Stories of Seclusion: Reclusive So They Can Work Long Hours

A father and son feel that work is more important than relationships.

Stories of Seclusion: The Perfectly Happy Recluse

A composite story of a person ideally suited to a reclusive existence.

Stories of Seclusion: He's Out of Step With the Times

A conservative who feels dismissed by the mainstream.

Stories of Seclusion: She Prefers Books to People

A composite story of a person who likes to work with others but play solo.

Stories of Seclusion:Tired of "Stupid & Lazy" He Works Alone

The 8th in a series on people who choose to spend much time alone.

Stories of Seclusion: A Person Became Reclusive As She Aged

An installment in a series on people who spend much time alone.

Stories of Seclusion: Ugliness Pushes a Man into Isolation

A man is beaten down and into seclusion by society's reaction to his looks.

Stories of Seclusion:Too Often Burned, She Becomes Reclusive

After many unhappy relationships, she chooses a largely solitary existence.

Flavors of Reclusiveness

Options for soloing that even social people might want to consider.

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