Plinky wants me to share a time when the end of one thing meant the beginning of another.

I launched Modern Tales, my first webcomic site, the night before the day I was laid off from StreamingMedia.com. This was mostly a coincidence, but not entirely so. I had seen that the end was near, and had been planning an escape route, in the form of my own small media business, all along. I don’t think I can express — I don’t think can even accurately remember — just how hectic and crazy those times were. That I had any plans at all, that I wasn’t just allowing myself to be carried by the flood, surprises me, when I think back on it.