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By Darcy Lewis & Jackie Dishner

When creating a website, momentum builds as individual tasks—and then entire categories of tasks—move from the To Do column to the Let’s Celebrate column of the project schedule. At some point, attention turns from the structure of what you’re building to the content you’ll eventually display on your website.

That’s where we on the ASJA Website Committee find ourselves these days. Yes, work continues on wireframes and building the association management system. But we’re also able to finally start delving into what we want to say about ASJA—and our expertise—to the world.

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Navigating the Gig Economy

In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »

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