So let’s just say that while I’m very happy at my current job, if somebody wanted to pay me a comparable salary to sit on my ass all day every day doing things, as I felt like it, like writing the next great visionary novel or even just a few little mildly successful bits of doggerel, I’d drop the day job in a heartbeat.

This message brought to you in part by “Chapter and Verse,” a roughly annual newsletter put out by the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in which newsletter can be found two students who graduated with me whom I knew, one of whom has gone on to be a Grammy nominee and one poet who, after having edited a respected magazine while earning her master’s degree, has gone on to continue publishing her own work and to become an instructor in the program from which I myself graduated. I propose for this nifty little publication the following motto:

Chapter and Verse, making you feel like shit today, tomorrow, and the next day. And the next. And the next. And so on.

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