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Julio Vincent Gambuto

FRIDAY FREELANCING

Here’s how to get clear about your goal, then what to do with it

Freelance friends, independent contractors, and dear digital nomads! Welcome back to my weekly series, “Friday Freelancing.” , I’ll come to you each Friday afternoon with advice on how to make working for yourself actually, well…work. I’ve been doing it for nearly 20 years and am happy to share tips, tricks, secrets, strategies, and best practices. Be sure to follow for guidance on getting business, growing business, and managing finance, projects, clients, and your desk. Basically, how to make money and not go absolutely nuts.

In the last four weeks, I introduced you to Freelance Heaven, where clients…


REAL BOOKS

A weekly deep dive into the books that changed my life during the pandemic, with links and takeaways

Welcome to . I hope it’s off to a great start for you and your family. The summer ahead is not exactly season as we know it, but it will be a far cry from last year’s mess. Whether you are , headed to the beach, or trying to take the deep breath you deserve after the , I have some summer reading recommendations for you. Yes, books. Real books. This is Week #4 of my weekly series on .

Worthy of note: these are not books that are…


New language for a new time

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For many of us, the last year was a major turning point. , and the , illuminated where life is letting us down, where the stories we tell ourselves are proving insufficient, and even where our dearest relationships are failing. …


It is coming in public and in private, whether we like it or not

Note: This essay has been updated to reflect the passage of the Juneteenth bill by Congress, as well as the signing of the bill into law by President Biden on June 17, 2021.

Here it comes. Get ready for it. As Stanley Tucci’s Nigel says in The Devil Wears Prada, “Gird your loins!” Millions across America are about to argue against a new national holiday. My guess: about 30 million or so. Only good ol’ American racism can turn a nation of hardworking, God-fearing, Best-Buy-shopping people into proud advocates for fewer days off in the working year.

The twisted Tweeting…


FRIDAY FREELANCING

You may not think you have to write it down, but you do

Freelance friends, independent contractors, and dear digital nomads! Welcome back to my weekly series, “Friday Freelancing.” , I’ll come to you each Friday afternoon with advice on how to make working for yourself actually, well…work. I’ve been doing it for nearly 20 years and am happy to share tips, tricks, secrets, strategies, and best practices. Be sure to follow for guidance on getting business, growing business, and managing finance, projects, clients, and your desk. Basically, how to make money and not go absolutely nuts.

In the last three weeks, I introduced you to Freelance Heaven, where clients…


REAL BOOKS

A weekly deep dive into the books that changed my life during the pandemic, with links and takeaways

Welcome to . I hope it’s off to a great start for you and your family. The summer ahead is not exactly season as we know it, but it will be a far cry from last year’s mess. Whether you are , headed to the beach, or trying to take the deep breath you deserve after the , I have some summer reading recommendations for you. Yes, books. Real books. This is Week #3 of my weekly series on .

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CULTURE

Contemplating our alternate 2021 without so many compassionate voices

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Maybe it’s the general melancholy of the last year or perhaps a minor malaise brought on by a gloomy June, but I have been thinking about death a lot. It seems as the pandemic begins to fade, my body has entered a new stage, crossing from the daily intensity of “fight or flight” into a sustained low-level lethargy, finally processing all that has happened and all that we have lost. The prolonged experience has made us both hyper-aware of our own mortality and, at the same time, numb to it. Our constant focus on the politics of it all —…


FRIDAY FREELANCING

Chances are you are not charging enough

Freelance friends, independent contractors, and dear digital nomads! Welcome back to my new weekly series, “Friday Freelancing.” , I’ll come to you each Friday afternoon with advice on how to make working for yourself actually, well…work. I’ve been doing it for nearly 20 years and am happy to share tips, tricks, secrets, strategies, and best practices. Be sure to follow for guidance on getting business, growing business, and managing finance, projects, clients, and your desk. Basically, how to make money and not go absolutely nuts.

In the last two weeks, I introduced you to Freelance Heaven, where…


PRIDE 2021

The journey continues, but here’s what’s clear so far

Me and my aunt, both with curls, 1991

I came out in 1997, three months after my parents divorced. It was a tumultuous time. Our family was changing, and so was I. I was 19, and those who loved me begged me not to make such a bold declaration at such a young age. But I knew what I was. In fact, it seemed I was the last one who knew what I was. I think the little Capezio dancer shoes I wore to school were the big tell — or the perm I got in seventh grade. At 13, I wanted curls like Kirk Cameron. Yes, that…


REAL BOOKS

A weekly deep dive into the books that changed my life during the pandemic, with links and takeaways

Welcome to . I hope your Memorial Day weekend was a time to breathe, remember, commemorate, and/or barbecue. Here in the Northeast, we were under early summer showers, which made for great indoor family time. Yay, more indoor family time! We just haven’t had enough of indoor family time.

The summer ahead is not exactly summer as we know it, but we are getting there. It will be a far cry from last year’s Pandemic Summer of 2020. Whether you are , headed to the beach, or trying to take the deep breath you deserve after the

Julio Vincent Gambuto

“Giulio” (It’s Italian.) Writer/Director based in NYC. Outspoken so I can help you make sense of this modern world.

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