Oh, yeah, right. I created two distinct accounts with LinkedIn. And now the one version of me wants to make a valuable contact out of the other version of me.

(I've obscured my workplace to delude myself into thinking I have a modicum of privacy, even as below I link to my profile that contains the exact same information. Remember, rational thinking is optional.)

2012 requires only one of me so I just closed out the LinkedIn account that had 3 contacts. That Derek Bridges is no more. He lacked value.

Now I can focus on those 47 connections not named Derek Bridges. If you would like to add to that number, you can find me here.


Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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