Good day so far; mounted the air conditioner and the calendar, and had the phone interview with Pete's boss. Extremely *short* interview; it boiled down to: "Do you have direct hands-on military experience?" "No." "Goodbye." Pete thought it might have more to do with my having a "typical consultant's resume," i.e., a whole bunch of six-month jobs.
Pete suggested that I might do better with a strong cover letter describing my life in three-sentence summary style. Not a bad idea; I'll take a look at it.
Meanwhile, maybe I'll go down to Joel Levy's dojo and see if I can toss the sensei. He's twice my mass and the extra's *all* muscle; not bloody likely, but it'd be a good workout.