Friday, March 20, 2009

An Equinox Break

It's the Spring Equinox--and, as usual, it doesn't quite look like spring in New England.

At this point my blog is running very far off schedule. My usual plan to complete a topic in a quarter year just isn't going to happen. I have a bunch more posts to do on US history if I am going to get anywhere near answering my original question. (For anyone just tuning in, what got me started on this rather strange obsession with history was when I was trying to figure out how the social activism of the sixties became the consumerist bent of the eighties. It led to me studying and laying out the entire history of the United States.)

When I sat down and planned out my remaining posts, I figured out I could finish what I want to do about the end of April. Then it hit me--starting on the quarters is a good pagan thing to do, but going by the cross-quarters (roughly the beginning of May, August, November, and February) is an even better pagan thing. So that is the plan--for now.

I'm still going to post every four days (this post is an interruption of that, coming directly between the four day posts) until May. I'll see what I want to do then--on one hand, I have a bit more time now (my full-time job has become part-time again--and once again it has become quiet enough to allow me to do things at work) but I also am doing a bunch these days. (I have finally found some people who want to do similar things and we are planning to start by doing some sustainable projects together. I'm very excited but I'll see where this leads.)

And an announcement: I've met a bunch of people who don't have computers--and some of them don't want computers--or have computers but don't like reading long tracts on the screen. So this blog is becoming a zine. (For those who don't know what a 'zine' is, it's a roughly put together little periodical--a 'DIY' endeavor--that is a way for anyone to publish their thoughts/ideas/interests/obsessions.) While many zines are punk/anarchist creations, I feel like this could be a way for me to reach out to a new audience. No, I am not abandoning this blog--rather I am turning my old posts, from last year, into articles/chapters in a new zine/book. I will have more about this in the future--probably in my 'Beltane'/MayDay post.

Quote of the Day: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon


SoapBoxTech said...

I can`t remember if I suggested this before, but if you`d like a 2 hour answer to how we got to `me-ism`, you might want to check out A Century of the Self.

MoonRaven said...

You did mention it before and I looked at a little of it on your website, but unfortunately I don't have the time and patience to watch much. I realize that different people take in information in different ways and I do better reading (which I can also do on the train, at work, etc) than I do watching a video--particularly a long video. If I get a chance I still hope to watch more of it, but don't hold your breath.


SoapBoxTech said...

No need to apologize. Luckily I like both reading AND watching so I can aim for the best of both worlds. I find I can intake more information from a visual presentation but I can retain and I guess savor is the right word, more from the written.

I`ve been a bit of an info junkie lately, often reading while having some audio presentation playing as well. It`s amazing, I go to sleep each night with this...full...feeling in my brain.

Anyway, thanks for your (not small) part in that feeling.