Sunday, June 21, 2009

***A Year!***

I began this blog on the Summer Solstice of 2008. Blogger tells me this is my 146th post. I'm not sure how long I can keep this up but I am determined to get through this series of what our real needs are and how we can meet them. Following the timetable that I've set for myself, this part should wind up around the autumn equinox.

And, partly in celebration of a year of blogging, I am proud to announce:



Bodhisattva Revolutionaries and Social Alchemists

Bodhisattva Revolutionaries and Social Alchemists!

This is a 'zine' that consists of a collection of my posts from last summer. The cover art (that's Emma Goldman, Audre Lorde, and Malcolm X done up as superheroes--which, of course, they are) is by Cam Wilder, an artist that I know. Why would you want to send for this (and pay me $2.50) for something you could look at on the internet for free? Well, if you believe in peak oil there is the question of how long the internet will be around...

Seriously, this is my way of reaching out to a different audience. Some folks don't own computers--either because they can't afford them or because they don't like them--and other folks, who may use and even enjoy computers, prefer to read longer pieces on paper. I travel on public transportation and generally bring a book or periodical to read while I'm on the bus or train. I know that some people bring their laptops but I can't imagine doing that. I also know that some people bring their laptops to bed, but I'd rather curl up with something I can turn the pages of.

I gave part of the history of my blog and zine in my second post (6/22/09) when I mentioned that I had the idea to write a book I would call Bodhisattva Revolutionaries and Social Alchemists. Although the ideas I wanted to write about are things I'd been thinking about for a long time (some of which I've covered in this blog), the title was relatively recent--and, in fact, partly came from a idea I had a couple of years ago to put up a website that would support activists and social change people that I was going to call SASS--the Social Alchemists Support Society. In some ways that website was what this blog became. I only hope that some of these last 146 posts have been useful to people. That is still what this blog is about: "Offering Some Tools for Creating a World that Works for Everyone".

Anyone who wants a copy of the zine, please send a check for $2.50 (US dollars) to MoonRaven, c/o Spirit Movers Enterprises, 50 Churchill Ave, #320, Cambridge, MA 02140 and I will send you the first issue. (Please note, this is not my address. Spirit Movers Enterprises has simply agreed to pick up my mail and help distribute the zine.) I am hoping to have a second issue out in time for the autumn equinox.


Quote of the Day: "There are no new ideas, just new ways of giving those ideas we cherish breath and power in our own living." - Audre Lorde

7 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Congratulations on the zine--I love the cover! Happy Summer Solstice and blog-iversary to you as well.

MoonRaven said...

Thank you, thank you.

MoonRaven said...

Happy Summer Solstice to you as well!

Austan said...

Woohoo- a year already! Congrats & happy summer, my friend! All good & BB to you!

MoonRaven said...

Thank you and happy summer to you! (Hopefully it will actually feel like summer soon.)

SoapBoxTech said...

Congrats. I am glad I made your acquaintance.

MoonRaven said...

Thanks. I'm learning a lot from you as well.