I applied for four more jobs today, leaving off my Ph.D on three of them. Hopefully that will help, or at least, I can see if I get different results.
I did find a temp job at a construction company. It's subbing in for their receptionist who is going to be gone two days here, three days there, a week here for the next month and a half. I really liked the people there. I've been wondering if I can invent my own thing called a "perma-temp": someone who knows the job but only comes in when you need her. I'd be part-time in the spring and fall, full-time in the summer, and sporadic during the winter. I wouldn't need benefits, and in exchange for only having to pay me when they needed me, they could give him a higher-than-usual hourly wage. I'd also want the flexibility to work on my freelance writing. I bet they would go for it. It's a thought.