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By Jane Langille and Darcy Lewis

We’re excited to announce the launch of ASJA’s new logo!

Here are some details on what the new logo represents, how this project came about, and a look under the hood at the process for choosing the final design. We also share where you’ll see the new logo, some thoughts on future direction, and our thanks to volunteers.

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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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