Do you know Why Crypto currency is Still Profitable?

Do you know Why Crypto currency is Still Profitable?

As we read a few lines about the Crypto currency in the latest Business news column in the daily newspaper, there are already so many things that are intertwined with the world of crypto currency and the different types of insecurities associated with it. Investors who were early bird entries have reaped the benefits to the maximum, for those who garnered enough curiosity to at least try one-time investment in this magical internet money are waiting with baited breath to see the sky roofing profits.

As the young and naïve crowd are lured with the high level of promotional techniques that the trading platforms created, trading in crypto coins through Bitcoin Code was an alternate way to earn some quick money, what wishful thinking. Well for those who keep monitoring the coin markets daily, there was a disaster in waiting, there was a huge fall in the price of base coin currency that was reduced by more than 30 %. Well reading the full review would have been a better way to avoid impulsive selling and keep the coins in the digital wallet till the time comes for the sun to shine in the crypto world.

Why is it still a wise choice to invest in Crypto Currency?

  • the technology that was evident in the crypto currency to jump into the mainstream is mainly attributed to the technology, blockchain that completely decentralized and digitized the way businesses store data today
  • the popular form of crypto currency that was the very first crypto coin has a strong foothold in the crypto markets, it will not die down as there are other crypto currency dependent on the value of this coin currency while converting coins into fiat currency
  • the number of the base currency is limited as there is a fixed supply without having any scope to demand more
  • there is an entire state that depends on the crypto currency, the Petro that has been able to regain its economy using this insight is truly an opportunity to gain back the economy that was in shambles, this alternate currency system has stood to gain more than 1000% appreciation by covering the state’s oil reserve, diamond deposits all worth a million

As the internet is moving at an astronomical pace, the relatively new crypto mania has gripped the corporate who have found a novel way to even fund their capital requirements using the coin currency issuance with ICO.

 

 

What Is The Contrast Over Cash Credit And Overdraft?

What Is The Contrast Over Cash Credit And Overdraft?

 

Both of these allude to credit extensions with a loan specialist. These can likewise allude to the sort of financial balances that enable you to pull back a bigger number of assets than you really have on store. Both of these can be utilized to keep cheques from bobbing or charge cards from getting rejected when there are lacking finances in the financial records.

 

From the least complex dimension, these are simply types of obtaining. The organization enables you to pull back subsidies that you don’t possess, typically in little sums. The essential contrasts between these types of acquiring are the method by which they are anchored and whether the cash is loaned out of a different record.

 

Cash Credits:

They are normally provided for organizations than people. They necessitate that security is presented as a guarantee on the record in return for money. As for the credit limit stretched out on the money credit account is ordinarily a level of the estimation of the collateral security.

 

Usually, for money credits, it has to be recharged every year for a venture line. Anyways, the access of a record holder to overdraft insurance is assessed every year and could possibly be re-affirmed by the banking institution.

 

Overdrafts:

There are a few unique kinds of overdrafts yet the most normal ones are for financial accounts you have the standard overdrafts and secured overdrafts for crediting money against different budgetary instruments.

 

A standard one is a demonstration of pulling back a greater number of finances from a record than the parity would regularly allow. You are charged a different expense for every buy-in an overabundance of the record balance.

 

Securedonesbehave increasingly likes a conventional advance. Similarly to a money credit account, cash is loaned by a budgetary organization however a more extensive scope of insurance can be utilized to anchor the credit. There are additionally spotless overdraft accounts where no explicit security is extended yet overdrafts are allowed because of the total assets of the person. Overall, this is conceivable when the borrower has a vast record at the budgetary establishment and appreciates a long-standing relationship with this trading software.

 

Overdraft Settings:

They are the rules for how a particular monetary foundation provides and executes overdraft security on explicit financial records. Basically expressed, they administer overdraft insurance.

 

They are seen on the majority of the monetary foundations’ sites and quickly portray the procedure of overdraft exchanges. At times, there are distinctive settings for both cards than for money withdrawals or cheques. Being a client, you pick how to utilize overdraft assurance for you and can quit totally to keep your record from having a negative equalization.

 

Finally, I Came Upon The Software Of My Dreams!

Finally, I Came Upon The Software Of My Dreams!

 

Let me be starkly honest with you all:

I have been reading a lot on online trading in binary options. I have seen some of the software that was being toasted and touted to be the best in the industry biting dust and those that were being shunned and shamed rising up to the occasion and becoming shining stars with their undying grit and determination.

So, I know for sure that nothing here is permanent. There is never a status quo:

The same reviewing sites that were all praises for particular trading software will be seen pulling it down as a scam of the highest order. Now, it is incomprehensible to me if I should believe these reviewing sites when I want to pick and choose a software platform to trade.

This conundrum is real!

It didn’t take me too long a time to understand that most of the reviews out there were doctored, commissioned or purposely written to confuse the traders. Why was again out of my comprehension!

My suspicions cannot be written away because I have also taken leads from such websites and opened a trading account with the recommended platforms and have been robbed of all my money in a matter of few hours. I have felt cheated and exploited. So you can understand how cautious I am in believing such websites.

But when I read a review from one of my inspirations and on a very reliable website called top ten binary, I was convinced that this would be a legit one.

I read more about QProfit System and also corroborated with all other honest websites that I could think of and everything pointed to the accuracy of the program. I was getting assured. I logged on the site and opened my trading account there also linking my bank account and crediting $250 dollars to my trading account.

No sooner had the money been credited, I received a message on my phone saying that I was assigned an exceptional offshore broker to handle my account. I was more than happy!

With that my trading journey began with a bang. I was making good enough profits every single day and I was not complaining. Over time, the corpus has now grown and I am deliberating that since I have enough to make a down payment for a new car, I might as well book it! All from two and a half years of trading and without exerting a single muscle at all and giving it only one hour’s worth of time daily before hitting the bed. Awesome no!

 

Blue Bustard

Blue Bustard Books is a new Jaded Ibis Press series publishing novellas by 2 different authors in 1 beautifully illustrated print and ebook. Each novella is also available individually as black & white paperback. Series Editor: Debra Di Blasi

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Women Born with Fur

by Beth Couture

“An intoxicating book and brew.”

–Frederick Barthelme

Out from the Pleiades

by Leslie McGrath

 “a rollicking, raucous, new myth”

—Susanne Antonetta

Forget You Must Remember

by Nathan Hansen

“Powerful stuff. A clear and strong voice to be reckoned with.”

—Dan Fante

Greetings from Gravipause

by Brian Bradford

Amanda Montei

Amanda Montei holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and is currently a PhD student at SUNY at Buffalo, where she is a Presidential Fellow. She has taught, performed or presented work in Los Angeles, New York, Uganda, Rwanda and Germany. She is currently the co-editor of Bon Aire Projects, a press that publishes collaborative poetry and connects otherwise divergent aesthetic communities. She also edits the literary journal P-QUEUE. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in P-QUEUE, Gigantic, Pinwheel, Joyland, Explosion Proof MagazineDelirious HemPANK, Night Train and others. Her critical writing has appeared in American Book Review, Performing Ethos, Harriet: The BlogPAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and Ms. Magazine.Her short story “We Are All Animals” was a nominee for the 2010 Million Writers’ Award. Her poetry manuscript The Failure Age was a semi-finalist for the 11th annual Slope Editions Book Prize, and was published as a chapbook by Bloof Books in 2014. She is the co-author, with Jon Rutzmoser, of Dinner Poems. She is also a contributor to the Ms. Magazine blog.

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Coming Fall 2014

 

Two Memoirs

a biography + art

by Amanda Montei

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

As a young girl, the narrator of Two Memoirs finds herself imitating her mother. She fastens to her mother’s stories about childhood and the family’s blue blood lineage. When her parents divorce, and the family is forced to leave behind their elite Los Angeles life, the narrator and her mother grow closer, as they endure financial struggles, a childhood acting career, and feuds over family inheritances. The narrator becomes increasingly aware of her mother’s relationships with men, money, and Hollywood, and begins to see her mother—the daughter of an alcoholic Hollywood producer, a runaway, a twin sister, and an Emmy-winning assistant to Barbara Streisand— and her stories in a new light. Her mother, however, makes repeated incursions on the text, defending her “ugly” behavior, challenging the veracity of the story, even censoring the text.

What emerges is narrative about growing up in a family for whom story-telling, Hollywood, houses, and eugenics-obsessed ancestors like Aaron Burr and Jonathan Edwards provide the only means of escape from a less than perfect past, and an unusually troubled present. This is a story of a girl, and a mother, learning about motherhood, sexuality, and the instability of memory.

Two Memoirs is a biography of a mother, an autobiography of a daughter, a story about being a girl in Los Angeles—but also a conversation, an argument, an elegy, a letter, a manuscript at an impasse, and a search for an archive of memory that can never be found.

Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Jane Rosenberg LaForge was born in Los Angeles and raised in the suburb of Laurel Canyon, where she attempted to rub shoulders with the hip and famous. Though she was not successful in that endeavor, she rode horses, took ballet lessons, participated in the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and graduated from Hollywood High School. After finishing her bachelor’s at UCLA, she worked as a journalist in California, Maryland, and upstate New York. She studied writing in the Kate Braverman workshops of the early 1990s in Los Angeles before attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At UMass, she was a Delaney Fellow and a researcher for two of Jay Neugeboren’s books on the public health system, Transforming Madness and Open Heart. Since earning her MFA, she has taught college reading, composition, and literature part-time in the New York metropolitan area; published critical articles on African-American literature; and four volumes of poetry: After Voices (Burning River 2009); Half-Life (Big Table Publishing Co. 2010); With Apologies to Mick Jagger, Other Gods, and All Women (The Aldrich Press 2012); and The Navigation of Loss (Red Ochre Press 2012), one of three winners of the Red Ochre Press’ annual chapbook competition. She has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize (once for poetry, and once for fiction) and once for a StorySouth Million Writers Award. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Patrick, and their daughter, Eva.

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An Unsuitable Princess

A True Fantasy | A Fantastical Memoir

Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Fine Art by Mary Ann Strandell
PRAISE for An Unsuitable Princess

“Jane Rosenberg LaForge’s An Unsuitable Princess is a daring combination of old-school storytelling and the true wit of the best of contemporary memoirists.  The first of these is a fairy tale about a young woman who cannot speak, while the second tells of the author’s awkward coming of age within the shadows of a disintegrating Hollywood neighborhood.  But it is when these two narratives prove themselves inescapably linked that the novel takes its most affecting turn.  ‘Tell me the story of your life,’’ the author’s daughter asks, and so the author does, with both hilarious and heartbreaking repercussions.  ‘Finally,’ the author writes, ‘I am famous.’”  –Michelle Hoover, author of The Quickening

“It’s two, two, two tales in one. On your left, a deftly told Early Modern horsey fantasy; on your right, an aching memoir of the authorial teenage Ren Faire trauma that begat the tale. Rosenberg LaForge has crafted a quirky and compelling new class of literary mashup.”  –Jess Winfield, co-founder, Reduced Shakespeare Co. and author of My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare

“Rosenberg LaForge lays out her dreams and desires in this tender and heartbreakingly candid reinvention of memory. An Unsuitable Princess is an entirely original look at life, personal history, and one’s original hopes.”  –Kate Southwood, author of Falling to Earth

ABOUT THE BOOK

An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy/A Fantastical Memoir tells two stories simultaneously. In the first, which takes place in Renaissance England, a mute stable girl of mysterious talents and potentially dangerous parentage finds herself punished for saving the life of the boy she loves. The second story, told through a series of footnotes to the first, is situated in the late 20th Century and explain the inspirations for the first story. An overly talkative, solidly spoiled, middle class girl muses on the social and economic phenomena the author observed while growing up in Hollywood during the birth of the hippie movement, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, and the growth of Renaissance England re-enactments. She does not save the boy she thinks she loves. Indeed, she may have hastened his death. Even years later, the only way she can acknowledge this failure is by spinning an elaborate fantasy that becomes the tale of a wretched orphan who turns out to be a princess.

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While you patiently wait for the catalogue and the book to be read, you can take some time out and explore the world of cryptocurrencies.  First you need to understand about the benefits in trading bitcoins. Once you get to know more about it, you will be hooked to it.

The biggest benefit of trading in bitcoin is that it offers complete security.  The trader does not have to give away his credit card or bank details to withdraw or deposit money when you are dealing in bitcoin transactions. Especially if you are trading with foreign brokers, this is a big benefit with regard to financial security and the cost.

Another advantage of bitcoin trading is that the cost of trading is quite low. Most of the online brokerage firms have kept the cost low in order to attract new clients as still it is  a new segment.  In addition to this, the traders only have to deposit a nominal amount to start with.  However, do check all the brokerage firms come under the authorized regulatory.

Speaking of benefits, another benefit of online trading is that anyone from any field is welcome to the market to trade and there are no restrictions. If you are worried that you don’t possess adequate knowledge with regard to trading of digital currencies, then you can relax as there are many automated highly sophisticated software’s available which can conduct the transactions on your behalf.  They have been created solely to help the ordinary people to earn money and be rich.  You can choose the crypto code software as they are the best in the industry.  All the users have good things to talk about it.

Last but not the least, another benefit of trading bitcoin is that there are no global boundaries.  If you use the bitcoins, the brokerage firm in Africa can transact with a firm in UK.  If the broker and trader are willing to conduct business around the globe, then the geographical boundaries are not a concern. The best part is that this market works 24/7, hence the time zone of different countries or continents doesn’t make any difference.  Be it day or night, the transactions can be carried out at any moment of time.  Now coming back to the books, play and its reviews,

ANNA JOY SPRINGER 

Original art by Shelly Jackson, Kristie Fleming, Rachel Carns, Belden Sezen, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens (Love Art Lab),

Elizabeth Earley

Elizabeth Earley holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her stories and essays have appeared in Time Out Magazine, The Chicago Reader, Geek Magazine, Outside Magazine, Gnome Magazine, and Hyper Text Magazine. Other fiction has appeared in The Windy City Times Literary Supplement, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The First Line Magazine, Story Week Reader, Fugue, and Hair Trigger. The Hair Trigger piece won the David Friedman Memorial Prize for the best story in that anthology. Elizabeth has  twice been a finalist for the AWP New Journals Award, has received two pushcart nominations, and was a finalist for the 2011 Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction and for the Bakeless Literary Prize for Fiction. A new novel excerpt, “Backbone”, won an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train March 2013 Fiction Open contest.

About the artist, Christa Donner

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Full-color edition with art created especially for the novel by Christa Donner

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Black and white edition.

 

“inventive, searingly honest, gorgeously written.”

– Gayle Brandeis

“eloquent, moody and strangely poetic.”

– Michelle Tea

 

A Map of Everything

a debut novel

 

EARLY PRAISE

“Elizabeth Earley’s A Map of Everything is one of the most structurally inventive and emotionally remarkable books I’ve come across in quite a while. I can draw a parallel to the stupendous success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies here. Now it is even possible to trade in cryptocurrencies from the comfort of your home if you posses automated trading systems. You can learn the facts here now at https://cybermentors.org.uk/ there are so many systems just like there are writersSo many writers traffic in the sensationalism of event, while Earley wisely knows that this is only the start of the trouble—and that our hearts truly beat and bleed in the repercussions of events. It’s a book that reminds us who we are to each other and to ourselves, and it has a resilient beauty, and a confident and true voice rare in any novel, let alone a debut.”

– Rob Roberge, author of The Cost of Living

 

“The writing in A Map of Everything is beautiful. Never shying away from the difficult, and embracing the big emotions, Earley has given us a strong, graceful and finely-etched novel.”

– Leonard Chang, author of Crossings

 

“Inventive, searingly honest, gorgeously written, this book will both break and heal your heart. With A Map of Everything, Elizabeth Earley charts her own fresh and dazzling territory.”

– Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds and Self Storage

 

“In A Map Of Everything, Elizabeth Earley has the eyesight to notice what we trample underfoot, the instinctual intelligence to know why we do the things we do, the heart to rise above obliterating darkness, and — from somewhere — the ability to write like a witch.”

– Peter Nichols, author of Voyage to the North Star, nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award

 

“An exploration of love and tragedy, what we owe to others and what we owe to ourselves, A Map of Everything is eloquent, moody and strangely poetic.

– Michelle Tea, co-founder of Sister Spit, and author of The Chelsea Whistle and Valencia

 

“In a little over 300 pages, A Map of Everything somehow manages to be a novel about everything: surviving tragedy, love, despair, complex family relationships, identity, how to be a good person, how to live in a world full of contradictions and dangers that are as much internal as external.  This is a remarkable debut novel.  Read it and weep – with both joy and sadness.

– Christine Sneed, author of Little Known Facts and Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry

 

A Map of Everything is a tender story of personal transformation, addiction, loss and memory. Elizabeth Earley is a welcome new voice to literature.”

– Ali Liebegott author of The IHOP Papers and Cha-Ching!

 

“Elizabeth Earley’s remarkable debut novel, A Map of Everything, deftly follows a family through the complicated trajectory of their lives after one devastating moment on a rain-soaked street. Anne, the youngest, “fifth born”, leads us over the intricate roads of this map, telling stories along the way of June, her beloved, injured sister, and of her siblings and parents. Bold and deeply wounded, Anne is unflinching in her role as narrator and chronicler; we lean in to listen closely to hear. Her voice is full of heat and gravel, of the longing she has for those things she feels she may never fully know: love, a family unbroken, a place to settle. Earley’s rich weaving of time, science, place, point of view, and plot is created with language and form that is surprising and stunning. Pain, joy, loss, accomplishment, need, survival, love, terror, and tolerance are among the roads on this map of everything, and they all—rather miraculously—lead to a certain and satisfactory grace.”

 

– Patricia Ann McNair, author of The Temple of Air

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Anne’s sister, a bright and lovely teenager, sustains a traumatic brain injury after a near-fatal car accident. As a result, Anne and her siblings and parents are thrown into a decades-long struggle for belonging, deliverance and redemption — with surprising results. A Map of Everything intimately explores the fragile nature of family dynamics, revealing what is salvaged, what is lost, and what is gained after a tragedy hits home.

I’m On Fire

Wendy-Ortiz by Wendy C. Ortiz I’m left-handed. Age twenty-eight, in the depths of my Saturn return, I designed a tattoo. An artist etched the two images I had combined into my skin. From that point on, a black cat in mid-run crosses in front of an enormous red flame on the bicep of my writing arm.

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I’m in a fecund writing valley right now, where, at this moment in time (not to be confused with the moment you’re reading this, or the moment after, or the moment after), I’m experiencing publication after publication. I’ve heard a constant refrain from friends and fellow writers:

You’re on fire!

It puts me in mind of the afternoons I face most days of the week, when I’m hoping my toddler will fall asleep for a few hours so I can write. But the truth is, I’m wilted by the two o’clock hour. I am lit by morning fires. The dampened afternoons stretch in front of me. I’m overtaken by water, by mud.

 *

Underneath the cat and the flame is a banner. Former Catholic School students always inquire or guess at its meaning. Latin, it translates to “harmony in discord.”

I interpret this in two ways. One: I have found harmony in discord. This is a legacy I keep. Two: I can transform discord into harmony. This is my life’s task. This is a black cat bounding across dangerous territory.

This is trauma finding its escape valve in art.

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Tinder. Kindling. Oxygen.  This is how to sustain a fire. Let me translate this into something that can sustain me through afternoons, sustain me through the very difficult dry spells that writing, and publishing, inevitability present.

Plastic. Tires. Treated wood. This is how to ruin a clean fire and make toxic the air around you. Let me translate this into how to care for the body writing its way through fire.

 *

My right arm maintains its über-usefulness by completing all actions other than writing.

At thirty-three, I brought images to the same artist: this time, an anatomical heart and tidal waves. She sketched and resketched. Again she etched the designs into my skin. It was not until years later, looking in the mirror, that I realized I had fire and water on opposite arms.

The unconscious knows.

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 How to sustain “being on fire”? In this metaphor the subject is hot. Maybe, like the wildfires that come in the wake of Santa Ana winds, the subject is fast-moving, carving its anarchic path through what was once not-on-fire.

What happens after someone sets themselves on fire?

The pain is described as ‘excruciating.’

“Once the burn becomes severe, it’s burned down to the nerves so you don’t initially have any sensation in those burned areas. Then the adrenaline kicks in. It’s our mind’s way to protect us from the tragedy that we went through.“*

My mind’s way of protecting me from any tragedy I went through?

Writing.

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The sign ascending at the Eastern horizon at one’s birth is used to consider how the person presents to the world. One interpretation used to describe one’s ascendant, or rising sign, is the exterior of the house, where the moon is the interior and the sun is the house’s foundation. My rising sign is Sagittarius. A fire sign.

The only other evidence of fire in my chart is not a planet or a star or even a node. It’s Chiron, a comet. The most common interpretation of Chiron’s placement uses the words “wounded” and “healer.”

Meanwhile, my chart is dominated by the other elements — mostly air, followed by earth, then water. Least present is fire. This lack of fire in other areas has sometimes disappointed me. Even my Mars is in Pisces.

Imagine a fighter fish, hiding among the rocks. The moments when I’m not on fire but safe in my cave, surrounded by water.

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Inevitably, after several times of hearing and reading You’re on fire! I have to think of Bruce Springsteen.

“I’m on Fire,” 1985.

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby

Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley

Through the middle of my soul

Yes, that sounds about right. That’s what writing can sometimes feel like.

Tattoo guns like a match caressing the skin.

Fire.

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I’ve resolved to remain open to the words that will next appear on my skin.

One word hovers in the smoke but I’m not ready to pluck it from the air just yet. There is a period of waiting, stoking, letting embers fall where they may until the time is right to set another wood on the log, etch another design onto my skin. My forearm’s skin is patient. The blue veins show up just enough that I’ve contemplated blue tattoos following their unique rivers.

How, then, to tend this fire, keep it burning?

Writing, of course.

The Jirí Chronicles

A History of The Jirí Chronicles

The Jirí Chronicles is a book without boundaries. Its aim is a multimedia invasion into the real world, where real people interact with a fictional character, Jiri Cech, whether they know it or not. Each project within the Chronicles expands Jiri Cech’s 13-year infiltration and “bastardization” of aesthetic forms, creating narratives within narratives that overlap narratives, ad infinitum. To date, there are over 500 individual works of prose, poetry, video, audio, music, visual art, websites, and ironic consumer products.

Eventual “products” of the Chronicles married two literary explorations. The first began in the early 1990s with the question, “What if fiction wasn’t limited to page and ink?” An unfinished novella, The Second Millennium War: What We Found At Birmenstau, was a first attempt to produce fictive elements that readers could interpret as “real.” Two- and three-dimensional artifacts related to the plot were produced or attempted. Computer technology had not yet advanced to where writers could affordably manufacture believable artifacts on home computers and peripherals. Nor was the Internet or services like personal web site hosting available to economically challenged writers.

By 1998, however, personal technology had exploded, making a wide range of media feasible and the potential for real-world infiltration seemingly limitless. Likewise significant was the increasing shift in speed, consequent reduction of attention spans, and non sequitur thinking produced by the Internet. Reduced to bits and bytes, information grew increasingly fractured, virulent and difficult to separate into truth or fiction. The age of Information Excess had taken root. Thus began the second exploration: an experiment in randomness and meaning.

THE SHORT STORIES
The first short story “Czechoslovakian Rhapsody Sung to the Accompaniment of Piano” attempted to prove that the mind can — and does — (re)form the daily deluge of unrelated information into a narrative with cultural and emotional significance. (Recent studies have indeed located the region of the brain responsible for creating narrative out of unrelated data.) The result was a mixed media fiction utilizing text and white space as visual elements, and incorporating illustrations, footnotes, and text appropriated from ad copy, news headlines, magazine articles and billboards, song lyrics, movie dialog, and genealogical, scientific and historical facts.

The story’s unnamed narrator writes about “You,” a Czech immigrant whose racism repulses her and good looks attract her, to the extent that she wants to have his baby — though plot is hardly the point. Rather, it serves as an entertaining vehicle for process and product, modifications of what is traditionally defined as fiction writing.

In 2002, a conversation with The Iowa Review’s editor, David Hamilton, led to the publication of “Czechoslovakian Rhapsody”, and Jiri Cech officially entered the real world. (The “You” of “Czechoslovakian Rhapsody” soon became Jiri Cech, a name that translates to a fittingly generic “John Czech” with initials J.C., as in “Jesus Christ,” a [very] subtle nod to the conclusion of J.D. Salinger’s Franny & Zooey.)

To date, Jiri Cech has appeared in seven mixed media fictions, two published in The Iowa Review, one in Drunken Boat, one in Notre Dame Review; excerpts in the anthologies I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writings By Women (Carline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Vanessa Place, eds. Les Figues Press), The &NOW Awards: Best Innovative Fiction of 2004-2008(Robert Archambeau, Davis Schneiderman, Steve Tomasula, eds. Lake Forest Press/&NOW Books: Lake Forest, IL. October 2009), “Glauke’s Gown.” Forms At War: FC2 1999-2009 (R. M. Berry, ed. FC2/University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, AL. March 2009), “Oops. Sorry” Notre Dame Review: The First 10 Years (John Matthias and William O’Rourke, eds. Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, IN. January 2009); and multimedia presentations at the first biennial Notre Dame’s &NOW Festival of Writing as a Conceptual Art; Riverfront Readings at The Writers Place in Kansas City; at Lake Forest College, Illinois; and T.M.I. (appropriately: “Too Much Information”) reading series in San Diego, California.

THE PRODUCTS
Jiri has recorded and produced five CDs of interviews, music and videos (two taught in a college lit course), now downloadable on 25-50 sites including iTunes, Rhapsody, Sony Music and MusicNet. Jiri’s art metal band, Umlaut with 4 dots not 2 (formerly Umlaut: ultimate uber death metal) received their first royalties check in 2006.

In 2002, Jiri published a collection of poetry, Whither: Poems of Exile, for which he won the Mennstrauss Poetry Award. He most recently completed another collection, Comes Life: A Poetic Chronicle, that brutally documents events from September 11, 2001 to Bush’s Iraq War, using appropriated text from the Old Testament, concerning topics from real newspaper articles, such as the high incident of soldiers committing suicide. A revision of the book includes real bullet holes created by various weapons; a limited edition includes a real spent bullet.

Jiri Cech served as guest poetry editor of the Spring 2004 issue of The Melic Review, in which he earlier published poetry. Other poems have appeared in the online site, Poets Against the War, in Other Voices International Poetry Anthology, and in the notable literary journal, Pleiades, prefaced by a brief essay introducing Jiri, written by poet H.L. Hix. His poems, “I Am A Real Estate Developer,” “I Am a Vampire” and “I Am an Opium Addict” — all written in less than 10 minutes (the longest time Jiri can sit on the toilet without his legs going numb) — were purportedly in an anthology of MySpace poetry, edited by Elinor Brown, United Kingdom. (We never heard back from Elinor. Perhaps she was mortified.)

Jiri has been interviewed about his experimental poetry by the critic and fiction writer Steve Tomasula (excerpts downloadable on most music sites and available and on the CD Steve Asks Jiií: “Does Poetry Suck?”). His illustrated essay, “Bohemian Beasts and Their Buttery Buxom Brides” appears in the anthology, Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Fall 2007, Wayne State University Press). In December 2007 Jiri also was the subject of an interview by Dr. Kent Gustavson of Sound Authors (www.soundauthors.com).

Jiri Cech’s visual art has been exhibited in 2004 at Urban Culture Project’s “Alias” exhibition for which he received positive reviews from Review arts magazine and The Kansas City Star. Other exhibitions include Beauty and the Beast art auction, and H&R Block ArtSpace exhibition, Making Meaning: The Artist Book. The majority of his hugely overpriced art therapy drawings appear in the book, When the Bluebird of Happiness Shits On Your Armpit. Two of these drawings (that respond to real rejections from real poetry editors at real literary journals) appear in Clackamas Review.

Also extant: Jiri’s newsletter, 10-Minute-Muse blog, personal website, Umlaut website, MySpace page, Facebook page, and various online interviews, music selections and videos on sites ranging from USA Television Network to Notre Dame Review. His test pilot for Comedy Central and his homage to publisher Ralph Berry of FC2, can be viewed at Youtube.com

His consumer products could once be purchased at jadedibisproduction.com, and included tee shirts and undershirts, boxer shorts, ass patches, magnets, paper bags from which to drink Pilsner in public, autographed gravel from one of his suburban sprawl construction sites, and the newest addition: celebrity scents, Hung and pe, which are still available, albeit likely toxic by now.

Jiri frequently wrote inflammatory letters to editors at various publications and receives less inflammatory letters back, junk mail and spam.

The book, The Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions, is now on the syllabus at a number of college literature and writing programs, and was the subject of a PhD dissertation by Sheffield England linguist, Alison Gibbons.

REALER THAN YOU
As Jiri Cech’s presence expanded, so did his significance regarding contemporary culture and aesthetics. His website, it’s a man’s world, (the title of a poem by Jiri Cech adapted to video and later featured on the website, Poets Against the War, suggests continuing problems regarding gender and power. The project itself chronicles the issues of our times and the democratization of a vast array of new technology, and how the two may be related. It questions the notion of boundaries — whether geopolitical, socio-economic or aesthetic — and the dangers of categorizing people and things according to our prejudicial standards.

On a more somber level, Jiri’s ability to exist as “real” addresses the apparently burgeoning problem of The Lie in contemporary society, where politicians, media monsters, and corporate and religious leaders are able to spin webs of deceit by means of the very technology that allows Jiri Cech to exist as “flesh-and-blood.” It also surreptitiously explores the contemporary problem of sound bites & bytes, wherein the public’s conclusions about people and concepts are reached without fully receiving and absorbing all information necessary to achieve an objective, rational viewpoint. Further, it illuminates readers’ increasing lack of attention to detail and an unwillingness to spend the time and energy required to understand the relationship of all facets within an issue or narrative.

Finally, and crucially, The Jiri Chronicles attempted to explore and document Systems Theory* via interconnections between media and people, fact and fiction, and the resulting effects on our day-to-day lives.

Jiri Cech was killed by lions while chasing the Bohemia Blonde in Botswana. His funeral was a private affair, held at the 2011 &NOW Conference of Innovative Writing in San Diego, California.

*Systems Theory is the transdisciplinary study of the abstract organization of phenomena, independent of their substance, type, or spatial or temporal scale of existence. It investigates both the principles common to all complex entities, and the (usually mathematical) models that can be used to describe them.