Hahaaaaaaaaa! Got a job! I’m an editor at an academic publisher! I’m working again!
Take that, former publisher who has a policy against giving references but who asks for references when you try to work for them (and thanks to the person at that company who agreed to take a phone call anyway and who probably in so doing landed me the job).
Went to SBCC and dropped of a couple copies of my resumé to try and get a night/weekend adjunct post, too, teaching anth/soc/polysci/eng/IT.
Maybe things are finally looking up?