Tuesday, April 7, 2009


An old joke goes that the Postal Service recalled a new stamp because they pictured Internal Revenue Service agents on them. The problem was people couldn't figure out what side they should spit on

We've come a long way. We don't spit on stamps anymore.

How about revenue agents? Would we just as soon spit on them? One theory I have about the current economic meltdown has to do with the inadequacy of our Congress to fund the enforcement of the laws that it has enacted, including the Internal Revenue Code

Another witticism asks, "What do you call twenty-five tax auditors buried to their chins in cement?""Inadequate cement."

This kind of thinking, I believe, got us to where we are financially as a nation.

If you're going to be a writer professionally, act professionally. Write! Take writing classes. Formulate a business plan. Join a critiquing group. Attend a writers conference. Pitch what you have written to publishers and agents. Submit pieces to contests. Keep business records. Model an exemplar. Get published. Write!

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