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Hi all: My blog is taking a hiatus while I work on a new project. It's an insider's story of my time with the federal bureaucracy, served up with a side order of absurdist anthropological analysis, called: Too Jaded to be Bitter: The Memoir of a Burnt-Out Bureaucrat. Oh, and it's funny! The memoir is wandering the electronic highways and byways seeking a publishing and I will relaunch the blog when the project comes to fruition. I'll still be on Twitter @janmarkley where I post mostly about writing and small domestic animals doing ridiculous things. In the meantime, keep writing, keep reading, keep supporting your local authors and book stores, and keep checking the mail box for Three dead moths ... Stay away from this ...  eat some of these ... and find the Irony in life!

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