Here in northern Illinois we have a great festival each Labor Day weekend. Saturday, as I sat in the rain we've been waiting for all summer and listened to a mariachi band, I found myself reflecting on the luxury of being a writer in the United States today. First of all, writing mostly happens indoors, which was a strong selling point this weekend. Secondly, being a writer suggests that you have a job, also a very good thing in the Midwest this year.
From 'Second Opinion'