Author : A Phoenix journal
Title : 159
Year : 1995

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“FOREWORD”. REC #1 HATONN. FRI., DEC. 15, 1995 7:33 A.M. YEAR 9, DAY 121. FRI., DEC. 15, 1995. LIFE IS LIKE A BOWL OF OATMEAL. WITH A PANIC ATTACK. I am told that we need an INTRODUCTION to book number 159 and that somehow it can’t wait and I don’t even know the reasons it can’t wait but publication in print is NOT among them. It seems that some have offered to do indexes only to find that, after actually indexing a journal, they quite urgently change their task requirements. We also have another problem or two—there are some 50 volumes ready and waiting for printing funds. So, Dharma sits to the keyboard with difficulty in finding balance. With all these things in mind and to make it easier down the line—PLEASE CONSIDER THIS THE FOREWORD TO JOURNAL 159. I don’t want to be either trite or flippant but we have a nice new snag from opponents in the guise of Greenunpeace in stating that because “there is a ‘Volume Dedication’ we are somehow in the novel-writing fiction category of book production.” So, if someone will tell me what else you can call a journal so it doesn’t present as a book once the pages stack up to some 200, I will be happy to call it that. We, when we could afford it, could accomplish that in less than TWO papers! Ronn Jackson’s New Republic does that in one week of FAX phonings. Do I intend to stop writing and does Dharma intend to stop typing? No we DO NOT! Who else is going to step out front and tell you about soggy oatmeal and Yucca juice? ...