Avoiding the squeeze

It’s been said (in boilerplate lingo), “You get lemons, make lemonade!” Dear readers, why spill the lemonade we got on hot, dry concrete? See, I’ve already polled several Street Sense artist/vendors – and loyal customers of the paper. The jury is in. How does it benefit the poet, painter, story-writer, staff or Street Sense Media board members to cut our output by half?

Selfishly, as a scribe, whose increased output for the “slush pile” is tangential to his expanding age, the less issues, than the less published. In my humble opinion, we are all poorer. Not so much in cash but in love – more significantly. To paraphrase Alberta Hunter (or Bessie Smith): “Tease me, please don’t squeeze me…”

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