September 20, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

Hah! I did not see that coming. I happened to list my freelance art background on my medical assisting resume on many online job sites and a recruiter found me and got me a job as a contractor for Apex at Apple, (alas not the new Cupertino super campus)  doing a 3D digital QA job with…

July 29, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

Why should an artist have a trade? This is an update on my summer of pursuing my Medical assistant national license, and is part of my Vocational Training for Artists Series. Read Medical Assisting: a Good Gig for Artists? here… It is often better to get a quick vocational certificate (or two) while you build…

May 13, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

After struggling to learn to code for about a year I realized I was never going to be a natural. I was just not made for looking at abstract figures all day. I just could not get good at JavaScript no matter how long I tried to “grock” it. If you have a mind for…

May 13, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

My search for work I can stand continues. I am taking 2 vocational programs at De Anza College in Cupertino California. Massage therapy and a drafting certificate in the Design and Manufacturing Department but the summer offers no courses in my specialties so I decided to do something else so I have a job that…

March 25, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

I have been watching the drifting films on u-tube which is weird for me because I do not like sports or car racing. I am a highly nerdy middle aged artist and completely out of it when it comes to popular  culture of any sort. But drifting is fun to watch, even for me. This…

March 15, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

Julia Stiles does a beautiful portrayal of a single mom who works as an accountant by day and has fallen into a routine of being a high class call girl. It sounds titillating and frivolous and entertaining and it does have those moments of showing her with clients but the script is skillfully written and…

March 11, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

After months of being woken up by this continuous stream of abruptly changing bird song I went out and found where the bird was. it had taken to cheeping up a storm even during the daylight hours now so it was easy to spot the tiny noisy bird sitting atop a telephone pole in the…

January 28, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

I read Bedwetter in one sitting. It was so funny I laughed all day. It is a book of essays about Silverman’s childhood and her early years in comedy. It is hard to believe Silverman was depressed as a teenager because she is so funny and successful now. After being sent to summer camp and…

January 28, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

There is a growing van dweller movement mostly in the warmer parts of the country. It has been going on for years but lately it is on the rise, and rightly so. This is the new normal way to survive in the bay area until you “make it” in the tech race or move someplace…

January 28, 2017 zoezuniga@gmail.com

Spoiler warning  The choreographed sequence at the end rocks This paranormal action show is worth watching because of the beautiful and moving choreography that comes to fruition in the last 3 episodes. There has rarely been such moving choreography supplied by such popular media and by such varied dancers in such an unusual context. There are…