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So, my PO Box continues to be a source of wonder and hilarity, not to
mention the occasional crumpled dollar bills. Yahoo for crumpled dollar
bills. It amazes me that I got a PO Box in 2001 (about six years after
starting my zine; for the first six years I actually did everything
from my own mailing address, until the dead rats and death threats
started filtering in) and I still have it, and I'm still getting cool
shit in the mail there every week. not as much as I used to, but then
I'm so lazy about making connections and staying in touch with people,
that's not surprising.

(Side Note: Am I the only one in the universe who routinely discards
envelopes? I can't tell you how many times I bring home a bunch of POB
mail, throw away envelopes after opening and organizing, and then days
later when I go to write these little posts there is absolutely no
contact info in the zine itself. It drives me nuts. But maybe I'm a
monster who does everything wrong.)

Anyways, this week:

GET WELL ($3 / trades preferred, Chris Estey, 5247 15th Avenue NE #301,
Seattle WA 98105; chrisestey172@gmail.com). A nifty-looking zine with
stories, reviews, some artwork, and a nice overall look and feel.

THE KEN CHRONICLES #14 ($2, Ken Bausert, 2140 Erma Drive, East Meadow, NY
11554-1120; passscribe@aol.com) Another issue of Ken's extremely per
perzine, always done in a simple, crisp layout with a lot of words and
pictures. HUrrah for Ken!

XEROGRAPHY DEBT #26 (Microcosm Publishing, 833 SE Main St. #108, Portland, OR 97214;
www.leekinginc.com). I am, of course, both a columnist in this zine and
the subject of frequent reviews within its pages, so I therefore
declare this to be the greatest zine not published by Jeff Somers,
ever. AVAST!

That's it. The rest of my loot was in the form of checks from distros, letters from prisoners, and junk mail from various
people who think I am a real legitimate business (I once got a small
biz credit card app for Oinking Sow, Inc, and I was tempted).

Stagger on,


Blog - http://www.jeffreysomers.com/blather/
The Inner Swine - http://www.innerswine.com

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I keep all my envelopes... generally because they're decorated nicely, though. I can't stand it when zines have absolutely no contact info- I don't put my address since it's not a PO box, but I always include an email or some other way of getting in touch.


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