March 14th, 2009

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Reasons to Be Cheerful

This article looks for the silver lining in the cloud of economic doom. Some of the points are a bit dubious, but I agree with the creative one: I'm seeing a lot of folks try cyberfunded creativity because they're under- or unemployed, broke, and hey it might make them some money.

Reasons to Be Cheerful
NEW YORK--It's the end of the world as we know it and, while I can't say I exactly feel fine, it's all too easy to dwell on the downward spiral of our job prospects and 401(k)s. Even in the midst of economic collapse (possibly presaging political disintegration and ultimately social chaos), there's cause for optimism. And so, in the same spirit of contrarianism that drove me to declare the boom economy of the late 1990s a sham we'd all live to regret, here are nine good reasons not to kill yourself over the economic meltdown:
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Anthologies coming up!

I have several reprints slated foranthologies. My poem “Elegy for a ChaosMage” and my short story “Pvaga and the Censor” will appear in A Time To…Volume 3: The Best of The Lorelei Signal 2008. My poem “The Outcast’s Curse” will appear in Arcane Whispers Volume 2: The Best of Sorcerous Signals 2008. You can visit The Lorelei Signal and Sorcerous Signals online.
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Generally Sponsored Poetry Poll#2 from March 2009 Fishbowl

Here is the second poll regarding the March fishbowl.

Poll #1365683 Generally Sponsored Poetry Poll #2 for March 2009 Fishbowl

Which of the following would you most like to see published here?

"The Infinite City" and "Palimpsest"
1(7.1%)
"The Infinite City" and "The World of Small"
1(7.1%)
"The Infinite City" and "Creatures of Memory & Dreams"
2(14.3%)
"The Infinite City" and "Lost and Found"
0(0.0%)
"The Infinite City" and "The Lost River"
3(21.4%)
"The Infinite City" and "The Plastic People"
1(7.1%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "Palimpsest"
4(28.6%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "The World of Small"
0(0.0%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "Creatures of Memory & Dreams"
0(0.0%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "Lost and Found"
1(7.1%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "The Lost River"
0(0.0%)
"Vandervecken's Fleet" and "The Plastic People"
1(7.1%)