Being a janitor didn't mean that I couldn't be "the director of
a think tank." My correspondence with people evolved into, sort
of, a think tank that was featured, many years back, in the business section
of the TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE.
Cranking Out Happiness at Robert's Think Tank.
This interactive network of common folk is sort of a "pre Internet"
exchange of creativity. Mail Art shows would take place (and
are still taking place) all over the world where people would collect
the mail they got, put it on display and call it a show. In 1983-84,
I did a show. See this article in the BELLINGHAM HERAD.
Mail Art Beauty Pageant
In 1989, my letter to the editor of a local paper inspired one woman to throw out her car keys. They did a feature on her.
In 1991 and again in 1993, I bicycled all the way across the US. See this 1993 article on my cross country tours in KLIPSUN MAGAZINE as published by the journalism department of Western Washington University.
About my bike trip across USA
Also see a 1997 article in the BELLINGHAM HERALD How to prepare for a long distance tour,
In 1995, I started this web page. It got its own domain name in 1999, theslowlane.com
2001, I was second most prolific writer of letters to the editor published in Bellingham Herald.
2002, My site and Bellingham Bicycle Map featured in Herald Article. 128kb jpg included.
"The first clue that Robert Ashworth thinks differently comes when he is asked how he got the idea for his new spam-fighting scheme.
"I have a job as a custodian," he said. "And I think about things as I mop the floor."
The first impulse is to get out while there is still time, were it not the fact that Ashworth's idea seems pretty sound:" See Article.On line edition of Seattle Times takes a look at the anti spam strategy I use. Find article in archives. May require sign up, but no fee.
Check out this odd story.
Bellingham Herald featured me and another person in story about Gay Pride Weekend in Bellingham, July 15 2012.
See my history section in my blog.