We interrupt the flow of language-related material to bring you a brief report on Big Changes at Casa Languagehat and a solicitation of suggestions. Without going into pointless detail, my job has gone downhill in the depressing way that corporate jobs do, and I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. We’re thinking more and more of distancing ourselves from the rat race: selling this house, buying a much cheaper one outside the NYC catchment basin (it’s the ease of commuting to the city that makes these river towns so pricy), and living a less stressful life, if possible working out of our home. So if anyone has ideas about how an overeducated polymath with many years of editorial experience might try earning a living while avoiding the clutches of the Cosmodemonic Corporation, your thoughts are most welcome. Is it possible to make decent money doing editing at home? Researching? Translating? I will, of course, be investigating these questions myself, but what’s the point of having a diverse crowd of good-hearted readers if you can’t draw on their variegated experiences once in a while? Suggestions of a general nature (“have you considered sheep-shearing?”) can go in the comments; specific contacts (“call 555-1234 and ask for Nicolae”) should be sent to languagehat AT yahoo DOT com.