Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Good luck! Miracles always come along when we need them.


I sure hope so. Sounds like the kind of job I could handle too.


I was so enthusiastic about the opportunity that I inadvertently hit "send" and fired off my e-mail with only one reference attached.

This blog is on my resumé. D'you think having blogged about the opening makes me seem a poor risk for confidentiality and security? If so, I can take the post off and hold it for later.


Please check them out first on writers websites to make sure they are a legit agency and not one of the scam artists out there who won't pay you. Go to or absloutewrite or many others, or just google them and see what pops up.

And good fortune to you :) You are in my prayers, dear sister.

Ya Haqq!


Fingers gladly crossed, both hands.

As one who has experienced (both first and second hand) your trustworthiness and discretion, please never hesitate to list me as a character reference who can testify to your integrity.

So I'd say, no, don't take the post off. You are clearly and transparently a careful and honest person.

The post reflects that truth.


Sounds perfect. Heck - why not just use your blog as the reference list too? Tell 'em to feel free to contact anyone who comments here ... it's the blogpod reference pool!


Good luck! Somehow, the labor market underutilizes people, especially women, who are in situations like you are now. When I was a local prosecutor, our office often lost good lawyers when they would go home to have a baby or two. They still wanted to work, but could not work full-time, or come into the office for large chunks of time. But there is a lot of paperwork which they could do at home, and would love to.

If I ever have some capital to start my own law firm, I will look for quality, part-time lawyers who want to work, just not full-time.


P.S. Good luck on the job!


Sounds like a perfect match for you...good luck and I hope it works out well for you.

I too, much like Walrus above think I could do that kind of job relatively well, but unlike you I have no credentials for it other than scoring in the 99th percentile on the English GRE ;)


Irving -- their name is not posted. It's the way Craigslist works -- it guarantees that they are sheltered (if they want to be) from direct calls. We'll see, if they respond to my query I'll not only look them up, but go meet them. I'm grateful for your prayers!

Meade -- you just did give me a character reference. Bless you.


You require no miracle.

A fair shake would about cover it.


It sounds perfect for you -- whether this particular offer works out or not. I have a friend who started doing this over a decade ago, and she's still loving it. If this one doesn't work, say so and I'll e-mail you her web site.


Thank you, I will. One of the unexpected good things about this post is how many alternatives y'all :) have suggested in case this one doesn't work out.

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