News flash! My 11-month vacation is over; I landed full-time job

At 10:24 Monday morning, I accepted a full-time job at Francis Parker School in San Diego, one of the most prestigious private prep schools in the state. I’m thrilled and honored to join former U-T colleague Grace Sevilla and web/graphics whiz Lori Foote in their Office of Communications. I’ll be a writer and help with photo and video chores. I have had incredible support from my wife, Chris, and Times of San Diego boss Chris Jennewein during my 11 months of unemployment (but with great freelance and other assignments). I can’t wait to start work at Parker! Parker has a track team but not a track. (They train at Clairemont High School). But I hope to find a way to help with the hurdlers. This was my longest time without a job since 1976. I hope to be at Parker a long time — starting the week I return from North Carolina nationals.

Francis Parker recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. It's an amazing place.

Parker recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. It’s an amazing place.

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July 14, 2014

30 Responses

  1. Ken Stone - July 14, 2014

    Been a good week for me. I also won seven honors (including three first-place plaques) at the San Diego SPJ awards banquet last Thursday night:

    I took second place for blogging — for!

  2. Tom Phillips - July 14, 2014

    Ken, I am delighted for you!

  3. James Chinn - July 14, 2014

    Happy for you Ken.

  4. don burkett - July 14, 2014

    Congrats Ken! See you in Winston Salem.

  5. Marcus battle - July 14, 2014

    Good luck

  6. Derek Pye - July 14, 2014

    That’s awesome! Congrats Ken! They’re lucky to have YOU!

  7. Tommy Aunan - July 14, 2014

    Congratulations to you Ken. You deserve the best! Have great time at Nationals!

  8. Rob Jerome - July 14, 2014

    That’s great news, Ken. Congratulations. See you in Winston-Salem.

  9. Steve Kloch - July 14, 2014

    Way to go, Ken!! Now on to N.C.

  10. Matt - July 14, 2014

    Congratulations Ken! You deserve it!

    Too bad you couldn’t make a comfortable living doing this blog full time!

  11. Brad Barton - July 14, 2014

    Lov’in it Ken. So great for you and Chris. Francis Parker is lucky to have you.

  12. steven bowles - July 14, 2014

    Congrats Ken . Sounds like a win/win for you and Parker .

  13. Tom Tinsman - July 15, 2014

    That’s great news Ken. Good Luck and see you this weekend at Nationals. Still looking forward to meeting you.

  14. Nate Sickerson - July 15, 2014

    Congrats Ken!

  15. pat kelly - July 15, 2014

    Congrats,Ken. I know you’re incredible week will continue into Nationals.

  16. Burr Daly - July 15, 2014 is 1st in our book.

  17. ed rose - July 15, 2014

    Congratulations, a friend of mine teaches there and really enjoys it.

  18. Lonnie Hooker - July 15, 2014

    Congrats Ken.

  19. Christa Bortignon - July 15, 2014

    Congratulations, Ken.

  20. Kay Glynn - July 15, 2014

    Great news!

  21. pat kelly - July 15, 2014

    Hey Ken, That’s your incredible week!

  22. Ken Stone - July 15, 2014

    I learned today that my title will be multimedia communications manager. That means I’ll write, take pictures and shoot video. Can’t wait to start cranking out the copy!

  23. Phil McConkey - July 16, 2014

    Congrats Ken! We are looking at FP for our daughter as a potential school after 6th grade this year.

  24. Greg Rice - July 17, 2014

    Great news; they are lucky to have you on their team!

  25. Mary Harada - July 17, 2014

    just saw this today (17th) wonderful news Ken, unemployment is very tough and for journalists – really really tough – sounds like a great fit for you.
    Best of luck with the new gig.

  26. Bart Thomas - July 17, 2014

    Awesome Ken you deserve all the best…

  27. Peter Hlavin - July 19, 2014

    Terrific news. Keep soaring… always!

  28. Joseph Burleson - July 19, 2014

    Congrats to you both, Ken and Chris! They are incredibly lucky tp have you, just as we are all so lucky to have your website.

  29. Courtland Gray - July 21, 2014

    Glad you landed well, Ken. So, how was the first day?

  30. Ken Stone - July 21, 2014

    Actually, my first day is Thursday. Today I got my mandatory TB test and was fingerprinted.

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