Gameshow ‘n Burnin’ Man

Gameshow ‘n Burnin’ Man

June, 2013

My first Burn was ’99 and I swore I would never go again ~ way cold and waay dry for a nose the size of mine. So I did it again in ’02 with friends in an RV. I began my “ten-year” at DPW in ’03 on the Night of the One-Armed Man. After missing the left turn from the North I drove through Gerlach and, sensing I’d fucked myself, I found one person working at the gypsum plant. He sent me off in the right direction which means I encountered Gringo staphing the work ranch (we lived there rather than at Gerlach Estates back then) gate at about 2:30 in the morning. Sobriety was not his strong point at that particular point in time. I wanted to just beach for the night and find my friend and new boss Rivka (aka Miss Rivka aka Phoenix) in the morning. He insisted that he take me to her here ‘n now which is how I got the crease in my truck’s passenger door: He was driving a cut-down DPW’d Econoline van and left it in neutral when he got out. I watched in my headlights as the driverless van s-l-o-w-l-y backed into my truck which I couldn’t move because it was towing my trailer.

The next morning in ever-so-appropriate tie dye I stood at the morning meeting, introduced myself to everyone there (my knowing only Rivka) and said that I knew I didn’t know shit and with their help I would be able to help them as their new DPW Dispatcher (an honor shared with Alipato that year though I’m sure he was smart enough to not wear tie dye). My first shift was 11 hours long dispatching out of Rivka’s Suburban (or some such land yacht) on Soldiers Meadow peak cuz the radios wouldn’t reach from the ranch to the playa. At the next day’s morning meeting Mr. Kleen proclaimed me to be Gameshow (Host) as TPR in concert with others felt I sounded like one when I dispatched.

The next year, 2004, I was asked to be Dispatch Manager, a position I happily accepted. Over the years Dispatch and the Depot progressed through cigarette smoking exploding watermelons, near death by marine flare, and other such significant events. In 2008 my wife Katy joined me as a Dispatcher and became my unofficial assistant manager. Three more of our clan joined the playa family in 2010: step-daughter Aimee who found a home in Art Support Services and step-son twins Andrew and Benny. The playa family took them in including Topless Deb who had the boys help create Greeter packets and Shelly and the Commissary crew who blessedly took them on as volunteers.

As many of you already know, on March 13, 2013, I received a phone call from my immediate supervisor, Playground, in which she told me that the new Operations Manager wanted a closer working relationship between DPW Dispatch and ESD and I therefore no longer had a job at Burning Man ~ the new Ops Manager whose name I did not know and to this day still have not met or talked to instructed PG to fire me.

I have processed my thoughts for the last several months, my feelings have run the gamut, believe me. And this is what I’ve concluded: My goals as Dispatch Manager were to create a department of people dedicated to safety, the flow of information, and the best service possible to all of our clientele both internal (DPW, Gate, HEaT, etc.) and external (citizens). I approached my position with honesty and integrity.

There is nothing I have to gain personally from spending my time presenting this information – fired is as fired does. But my goals have not changed. And firing me does not solve the problem. One point of relief I discovered in my processing is that I neither I nor anyone working for me will be put in the position of impotence by a radio system that is grossly deficient. And therein lies the series of events leading to my firing.

Joseph Pred and I used to be friends. That can no longer be said and I have no doubt that he was the primary instigator of my departure. I asked for mediation with him in 2011 and he refused. He has stated in the past that DPW Dispatch does not handle matters of life and death. I experienced a much different reality.

I don’t know how long Burning Man has an Executive Committee (, that website page says it was last updated in 2011, a tad before Mr. Dolman was hired) which, according to the Burning Man website – that’s where I found out Charlie’s name – includes all Board members plus Charlie Dolman, Events Operations Director, Doug Robertson whom I don’t know that I know, CameraGirl of IT fame, Joseph Pred, Emergency Services Operations Chief, Kat Steinmetz, head of HR and Administration, and Ray Allen, Government Relations & Legal Affairs Manager. I find it curious that two weeks after PG’s phone call to me a Board member told me he had no idea that I had been fired...

You will find a number of files in this collection of data. Many (maybe all?) of you know that managers are expected to write EMBER reports post-event. What went well, what didn’t, and how to change the latter. I am including my 2010, 2011, and 2012 EMBER reports. As I looked them over I realized that, in a way, the Quote of the Day list is the canary in the coal mine: ~ when the radios don’t work there is less communication and much more user frustration which means people with radios become both disinterested AND unable to “play.”

You will also find my letter to Mr. Dolman and a chronological list of events Dispatch experienced in 2011.

Many of you are my favorite peoples ever and I will miss what we shared in the desert. I wish you well and if you’re ever in Eugene…

If you wish to contact me, you’ll find me on Facebook or at . My old email address of is not the best route to try…

Gameshow clear


Узнайте, как делать сотни оборотов каждый день.

Excellent post! We will be linking to this great article on our website.
Keep up the great writing.

Feel free to surf to my webpage: - -

outline for an essay essay writing format pay for essay

certainly like your web-site but you have to check the spelling on quite
a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with
spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell
the truth then again I will certainly come back again.

my website:

You really make it appear really easy with your presentation however
I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I believe
I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and
extremely huge for me. I am looking ahead in your next post, I will attempt to
get the cling of it!

Also visit my blog:

An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who was conducting a little homework on this.
And he actually bought me dinner due to the fact that I discovered it for him...
lol. So let me reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!!
But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about
this issue here on your website.

My page :: bizzone.Ir , windows 10 minecraft texture pack free , enable windows authentication iis windows 10 home free ,crack logic pro x 10.4.1 free
[url= microsoft office visio enterprise 2007 free free [/url] , windows 10 enterprise usb drivers free , logic pro x vocoder synth free , windows 10 pro 1903 activation key free , windows 10 pro upgrade license key freefree ,quarkxpress 8.1 keygen windows free
[url= microsoft word 2016 free with product key free [/url] , windows 8.1 iso free , microsoft office 2013 gratis para windows 10 64 bits free , how to install autodesk 3ds max 2018 free , adobe illustrator cs3 installer free ,nero burning rom per windows 10 free
[url= windows 10 pro upgrade cdw free [/url] , sony vegas pro 13 authentication code 64 bit free , logic pro x additional content free , solidworks 2016 premium features free , windows 10 enterprise e3 in s mode free ,microsoft office 2010 picture manager alternative free
[url= adobe premiere pro cc on sony vegas free [/url] , microsoft office professional plus 2019 activation freeforever free , windows 10 home 64-bit dvd swedish oem free , microsoft project 2010 english language pack free , windows 8.1 64 bit iso freefree ,how to use autodesk inventor 2016 free
[url= windows 7 gpt to mbr convert free [/url] , microsoft word 2013 free for windows 7 with product key free , windows 10 home group policy editor free , , ,
[url= sony vegas pro 13 untuk windows 7 free [/url] , pdf microsoft outlook 2016 free , cara install microsoft visual studio 2010 ultimate free , microsoft works windows 95 free , microsoft office professional 2010 activation code free ,microsoft publisher 2013 tutorial pdf free
[url= microsoft office professional plus 2010 confirmation id generator free [/url] , upgrade vmware workstation player 12 to 14 free , cara update microsoft office 2016 key 2019 free , microsoft office 2013 full version crack google drive free , save as pdf microsoft word 2016 free ,windows 8.1 enterprise offline update free
[url= service pack 2 for microsoft office 2010 language pack 32-bit edition free [/url] , microsoft office 2016 free for windows 7 64 bit filehippo free , logic pro x alchemy review free , activar microsoft office home and business 2010 trial free , microsoft access 2013 64 bit free ,microsoft office 2010 professional cd version free
[url= windows 10 pro workstation plus free [/url] , 43rd court hazel park free , ashampoo photo optimizer 6 test free , windows 10 pro freethemes free , 3 bale feeder wagon free ,ativador windows server 2012 r2 standard free
[url= windows 7 pro vs ultimate speed free [/url] , windows 8.1 professional 64 bit product key freefree , adobe photoshop cc software cd free

Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. However just imagine if you
added some great photos or videos to give your posts more, "pop"!
Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this
blog could certainly be one of the very best in its niche.
Good blog!

my website ::

I'm curious to find out what blog system you are using?
I'm experiencing some small security problems with my latest
website and I'd like to find something more safe. Do you have
any recommendations?

Have a look at my page :: (

I like reading an article that can make men and women think.
Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

Feel free to surf to my blog post (

Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web page, as i want enjoyment, since this this website conations in fact good funny information too.

Here is my homepage;

At this time I am going to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming yet again to
read more news.

Review my homepage -

Hello there, I discovered your web site by way of
Google whilst searching for a similar subject, your web site
got here up, it seems to be good. I've bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

Hi there, just changed into aware of your weblog via Google, and located
that it is truly informative. I am gonna be careful for brussels.
I'll be grateful should you proceed this in future.
A lot of people might be benefited from your writing.


Feel free to surf to my web blog:

Hi to all, for the reason that I am really
keen of reading this web site's post to be updated daily. It
contains good data.

Hi, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to
“return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose
its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

Here is my blog post - bizzone.Ir

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?

Great work!

my web site -

Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I have really enjoyed
browsing your blog posts. After all I'll be subscribing to your feed and I
hope you write again very soon!

Also visit my webpage ::,,

Инвестируйте 1 доллар сегодня, чтобы заработать 1000 долларов завтра.

Great post! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our website.
Keep up the great writing.

Look into my web-site;

Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.

When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!

Also visit my webpage ::

Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you
using for this site? I'm getting sick and tired of Wordpress
because I've had issues with hackers and I'm looking at options for another platform.

I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good

My web blog bizzone.Ir

This piece of writing is genuinely a fastidious one
it assists new internet people, who are wishing for blogging.

my website:

It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it's time to
be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you
few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles
referring to this article. I wish to read even more
things about it!

Also visit my web-site bizzone.Ir

Hi there to all, as I am truly keen of reading this
webpage's post to be updated on a regular basis. It includes fastidious material.

Here is my homepage ...

Link exchange is nothing else but it is simply placing the other person's website link on your page at suitable place and other person will also do same for you.

Feel free to surf to my web-site

Nice weblog here! Additionally your web site loads up very fast!
What host are you the use of? Can I am getting
your affiliate link on your host? I wish my site loaded up as
fast as yours lol

My web site ::

you are actually a good webmaster. The website loading pace is incredible.
It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick.
Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you've done a great process in this matter!

Also visit my web blog -

It's awesome to pay a quick visit this web site and
reading the views of all colleagues about this post, while I am also keen of getting knowledge.

My web-site ::

This info is priceless. How can I find out more?

Feel free to surf to my site ...

My partner and I stumbled over here from a
different page and thought I might as well check things out.
I like what I see so now i'm following you. Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

my homepage

Tremendous things here. I'm very glad to peer your post.
Thanks so much and I'm having a look ahead to touch you.
Will you kindly drop me a mail?

Check out my homepage

[url=]карбенициллин [/url]
Tegs: гиббереллиновая кислота

[u]анализаторы молока [/u]
[i]циперметрин купить [/i]
[b]лиофильные сушки [/b]

That is really interesting, You're an excessively skilled blogger.
I have joined your rss feed and stay up for searching for more of your great
post. Also, I've shared your web site in my social networks

Feel free to surf to my homepage;

First off I would like to say terrific blog!
I had a quick question which I'd like to ask if you don't mind.
I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to
writing. I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.
I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out
how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Cheers!

Also visit my website -

I'm more than happy to find this site. I need to to thank you for
ones time for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it
and I have you saved as a favorite to check out new information on your site.

Also visit my blog: Planner mensal vertical

I am regular reader, how are you everybody?
This paragraph posted at this site is actually nice.

Feel free to visit my site -

This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact happy to read everthing at alone place.

My page ...

Great items from you, man. I've bear in mind your stuff previous to and you're just too wonderful.

I really like what you have got here, certainly like what you're stating and the way
in which wherein you say it. You're making it entertaining and you still take care of
to keep it sensible. I can not wait to learn far more from you.

This is really a terrific website.

Also visit my website ::

Heya this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting
to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.
Any help would be enormously appreciated!

Here is my website ::

Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how can i subscribe for
a weblog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.

I have been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered vibrant transparent concept

Also visit my site []

When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I
get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way
you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

Feel free to surf to my blog post:

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote
the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few
pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
A fantastic read. I'll certainly be back.

My web site; Bizzone.Ir

I'm now not positive the place you're getting your info, however good
topic. I must spend a while finding out more or
understanding more. Thank you for fantastic
information I used to be in search of this info for my

my page -

Heya fantastic website! Does running a blog like this require a
lot of work? I have absolutely no knowledge of programming however I
had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any suggestions or
techniques for new blog owners please share.
I know this is off topic but I just wanted to ask. Appreciate it!

Also visit my site - -

Hello there! This blog post could not be written any
better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this information to him.
Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

Feel free to surf to my homepage -


Add new comment