The Midnight Brew

Good conversations at the best virtual diner on the Internet.

The Midnight Brew is a podcast hosted by Cailean Babcock out of Osaka, Japan, at the best virtual diner on the internet. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring individuals from around the world, as well as discussions about creativity, art, movies, current events and culture. Released every other Friday at midnight Japan Standard Time.

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Breaking the Winter Ice

I've broken the "winter ice" - the post-winter vacation holiday slump (that, to be quite honest, I can't afford to indulge in anymore). Two Midnight Brew episodes out and a slew of promises and announcements for the coming year.

The most significant of those is the announcement that i've quit my day job. Since August 2002, I've been moonlighting (sunlighting?) as a teacher in Osaka, Japan, and indulging my creative side as a part-time hobby.

Not good. This leads to stress and irritation caused by the pent-up frustration of not doing what really makes me happy. Granted, that describes a whole bunch of people, but here's the thing: I spent ten years living the dream. This isn't new stuff for me. Instead of a second act, I'm simply going back to what I already know how to do.

The tricky part, of course, is getting paid for it.