For my next trick…

I am in a new season of my life. Summer 2017, I relocated to the West Coast and back to my hometown in the United States. Spring 2018, my master’s degree in History was completed. In that season, I found myself unexpectedly flying solo, so I had to push writing history to the back-burner and seek a career that will support me. Summer 2019, I am a licensed real estate broker! I love doing the research on properties, and learning the history in each neighborhood and town. I know a lot about Seattle, but I was away a long time and I am enjoying getting reacquainted.

I plan to start posting a little about real estate on my new website www.lisavb.withwre.com. And hopefully I will be able to do more writing here too. Onward!

Update to Links

I deleted my Academia.edu account and removed the link from my website. They recently moved to a paid model that charges a lot of money, offers no student discount, and removed access to some of the analytical information we previously could see. It really bothered me, but I decided having a platform to share my work made it ok. Well, after seeing some blog posts from other academics I decided to delete my account. Not only are people like me providing their content for free and driving visitors to their site, but now they want to charge us for the privilege? I understand that running the website takes money, but they could make the site free for (or even pay!) content providers and charge readers. Video games make billions of dollars from micro-charges, so there is already a model they could apply other than the old-fashioned subscription model. But for now, I don’t want to participate in a model that takes advantage of my work. I’ll think of another way to share with those who are interested.