My story Master Zhang’s Slave: A Ghost Story has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming anthology Dark Secrets, edited by Dorothy Davies for Static Movement. Good – publications make me happy or at least less unhappy.
There is little doubt that, looking at America from the outside, the country faces a number of significant problems. There is not much point trying to determine which of these is the most important because it will just lead to irresoluble arguments but the problems include the following: American manufacturing has declined to such an extent that the country now has a massive balance of trade problem; unemployment continues at a very high rate because of lack of a large enough stimulus placed into the economy by the government; political discourse has been completely debased by a group of fanatics who have brought Third World politics (e.g. lies, refusal to accept facts, ad hominem attacks and subversion of the media) into the mainstream.
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I have agreed to edit a collection of cases studies with the theme “Cases on Organizational Technology Advancement and Workplace Change” for IGI Global, which is located on Chocolate Avenue in Hershey. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in submitting a case study for this book.
Shortly I will start to think about how to go about advertising the call for papers and scheduling the work necessary. A couple of them I may write myself and for others I will call upon people I know or can find who are interested in specific issues. However, this kind of collection is always going to involve open calls and then hoping for the best. Let’s see how it goes.