interview the neighbor

You guys, I had to interview my elderly neighbor for this final I’m working on and I’m so tempted to share the footage with everyone. He is so wise and kind and has had an amazing life. I may and I’ll ask him about it after Christmas…because I accidentally recorded the part where I told him what I’m getting my dad for Christmas…oops.


Employment ideas:

-fill out applications together
-look over a friend’s resume
-hire people you know/have people hire you in order to fill gaps in skills or employment
-build your work references
-learn how to network
-participate in practice interviews
-have neighbors share employment tips
-have neighbors share/swap/gift interview clothes
A look at Steve Bannon and his years at Harvard Business School - The Boston Globe
From the very first day, the man who has become one of the most controversial advisers to Donald Trump, made an impression.

Like reporters interviewing neighbors of a serial killer only to be told he was quiet and kept to himself, the Globe seeks out Harvard Business School classmates of Steve Bannon and discovers that they don’t remember him as a racist. This is a terrible article, despite its acknowledgement that its subject “a man who built his reputation as a rabble-rousing figure who promotes views that many view as racist and anti-Semitic.” Who really cares what Bannon’s mostly white, mostly male classmates think of him? Or, for that matter, who cares what he really believes? The importance of Bannon is that he built a platform for the “alt-right” and mainstreamed white supremacy into an office in the West Wing.

“The American system. . .relies on total surveillance,”

Sarah Jeong writes in You Can’t Escape Data Surveillance In America:

From the end of the Civil War to the mid-20th century, the breadth and detail of information collected by [credit] reporting agencies only increased. Control over the access to that information, however, did not seem to keep up. “People do not realize, for example, that their own credit files are accessible to virtually anyone who understands the workings of credit bureaus and has a few dollars to spend on a report,” said one study in 1969. And those credit reports contained personal information ranging from the deeply prejudicial to the utterly inane.

The reports were compiled using information from retailers, from the public record (court records, newspaper clippings), and from interviews with friends and neighbors. In 1972, a Senate aide testified before a committee about the type of information that was collected by the automobile insurance industry: “If they, in any way, have some deviant behavior characteristics, they wear pink shirts, or have long hair and a mustache, they read Karl Marx … They can look in your library and see what books you read, what magazines you subscribe to…”

Continue reading here.


I’m off to NewTinyTown (I’m working on a good name for tinytown, I promise). 

I’ve already been called and Facebook friended by the town’s self-proclaimed social coordinator, who would like to hold a reception for me at her house. She has offered to find me a place to get my hair done and tell me the town secrets. I also have three newspaper interviews (in NewTinyTown and 2 neighboring small towns) lined up for the week. 

This week will be all about introducing me to the office and its procedures and policies, and meeting the town. Did I mention I’m horrible at meeting new people and at public speaking? 

Onward to seeing patients the next week. 


NEIGHBORS interviews: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco & Rose Byrne


Zac interview for Neighbors.