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Unread 07-30-2016, 09:58 PM
Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Default Sphereans galore in the new LIGHT

When you're bummed at world news and Trump's gaffes,
We are good for a couple of laughs.

Yes, Light's Summer/Fall ’16 Issue is here at, complete with…

*Featured poet Marilyn L. Taylor (and an appreciation by Barbara Crooker)
*Reviews of the latest books by some of your favorite funny poets
*The skinny on light-verse events, publications and contests
*A cover photo that proves once and for all that lizards can lick their own... well, you'll see.
*A contributors' list so full of Sphereans that I'm just going to list EVERYONE here, rather than weed out the handful who aren't on the 'Sphere:

Brian Allgar, Peter Austin, Keith G. Balser, Bruce Bennett, Meredith Bergmann, Jerome Betts, Dar Bonda, James Breeden, Dan Campion, Janice Canerdy, Arthur Chapin, Edmund Conti, Maryann Corbett, Barbara Lydecker Crane, Pat D'Amico, Linda Dawe, Barbara Egel, Daniel W. Galef, David Galef, Midge Goldberg, Bill Greenwell, Anthony Harrington, John Harris, R. Nemo Hill, A.M. Juster, Jonathan Kanary, Paul Lake, J. Patrick Lewis, Bob McKenty, Richard Meyer, Scott Miller, Chris O'Carroll, Orel Protopopescu, Stephen Scaer, Mae Scanlan, Leslie Schultz, Christopher Scribner, Ed Shacklee, J.D. Smith, A.E. Stallings, Julie Steiner, Will Wells, and Robert West

Happy reading!

Melissa & the rest of the Light Brigade

PS: To help keep the laughs coming next year--when some of us may REALLY need them--we hope you'll stop by Light's new donations page too.
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Unread 07-30-2016, 10:35 PM
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Richard Meyer Richard Meyer is offline
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Congratulations, Melissa, to you and your staff. Once again you have produced a grand issue of Light. I'm already well into reading it. A grand summer treat!

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Unread 07-30-2016, 11:21 PM
Siham Karami Siham Karami is offline
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Huge congrats to all the Light brigade!!!! A real mood-changing, smile-producing issue!
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Unread 08-01-2016, 09:42 AM
Jerome Betts Jerome Betts is offline
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Congratulations on a sparkling issue, Melissa and co, with a few darker streaks among the light and laughter in interesting balancing acts. Pity we have to wait so long for another!
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Unread 08-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Thanks for the enthusiasm, folks--and for your contributions, Richard & Jerome! Judging by our readership #s this time around (at record highs!), a lot of people are seeking relief from the grim news cycle.

And yes, Jerome, I too wish LIGHT could come out even more often. But how lucky that LUPO keeps everyone chuckling in the meantime...
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Unread 08-01-2016, 03:54 PM
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Yes - I count on LIGHT and Comedy Central to keep me sane for the next 100 days.
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