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Anchor Stevens tells a poignant tale
The story of job loss and rebuilding...at middle age

A Book for Our Times: Anchor Stevens' award-winning story about the experience of falling unexpectedly into poverty at mid-life and what his character, Jimbo, does about it. Winner of the 2009 book-length annual Eaton Literary award. Check out this review at Vogel's Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review, June 2012. 

Anchor on the move.
Anchor Stevens on Loss, Grief and Perseverance
What does he do when the bottom falls out?

Born: New York City
Early years: Lived in Astoria, then northern New Jersey.
Education: Attended distinguished art and design school, received BFA
Professional career: Began as a young art director, currently own small media strategy, marketing and design communications firm. Busy freelancing and consulting, about to start-up some new on-line enterprises.
Avocations: Animals, photography, painting, travel
About "Pipedream: Life at Middle Age:" This story is fiction grounded in personal experience. It chronicles a year in the life of Jimbo, beginning when he loses his 4th job in less than a decade, just as the economic bubble is about to pop. The story documents his fall from the middle class and what he discovers in the experience of impoverishment as it slowly, then quickly, envelops him--
Purchase: You can purchase this publication at Createspace.
It is also available on Amazon.
Contact: eMail Anchor Stevens

Sketches drawn by Anchor Stevens to help get at what has occurred. These are not included in the publication of this book, but may show up in a subsequent edition.

Endless job searches on-line.
Sketch by Anchor Stevens
"Nothing to show for it."

Fruitless Phone Interviews
Sketch by Anchor Stevens
"Nothing to Show for It."

Utter Exhaustion
Sketch by Anchor Stevens
"Nothing to Show for It"

Jimbo's transplanted tree
Sketch by Anchor Stevens
"Nothing to show for it."

Daily walk through woods...
Sketch by Anchor Stevens
Getting some peace with his 2 dogs

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Time Unemployed Numbers
After 3 years of this "economic downturn," we have almost half a million American workers filing for first time unemployment compensation, 490,000 to be more precise. Unemployment is now running at over 9%. Why are we not surprised.
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