I just realized that I've been working on Isaac Bonewits's biography for over a year. Holy excrement! I've got nine gigabytes of scanned files, hours of interviews, 65 pages of notes and links. And it feels like I've barely started. I haven't seriously spoken with anyone from ADF yet. Or his mother. Or his sisters. Or... I'm…
I'm prepping for a second interview with Selene Vega. Following a suggestion from about resources, I'm skimming through the calendars for the years she was with Isaac Bonewits, if for no other reason than to ask, "What does this funny-looking squiggle mean?" I find that my collection of Isaac's calendars is not as complete as I thought…
I had my first “calendar party” today. Its purpose was to get a group of people to start working through Isaac’s calendars and enter the information in a common computer database. Isaac kept all of his calendars from 1973 through 2010; it’s a wealth of information for any biographer.
Deborah Lipp was kind enough to point me to a 1974 Tom Snyder interview with Isaac Bonewits, Ed Fitch, Fred Adams, and "Poke" Runyon. I've already tweeted about how young Isaac looks. Then I came to later section of the interview. Tom Snyder asks about pagan beliefs in life after death. The other three agree with some…
I've just taken a very big risk that might affect someone else's life. Fingers crossed that I've made the right decision.
I don’t have an outline for Isaac Bonewits’ biography yet. Since I don’t know enough about Isaac’s life, creating an outline now will predispose me to a particular narrative. First I learn about Isaac, then I’ll decide how to tell his story.
I love to play games. I don't mean the kind where you mess with people's heads; I mean the kind where you sit around with a bunch of other folks and everyone has fun rolling dice or playing cards or whatever. I play my share of computer games; World of Warcraft and Skyrim are my current pastimes. That's mainly as a substitute for face-to-face interaction, not in place of it.
Once a month, I have a game night at my place, on the third Wednesday of the month. I used to host a Munchkin game on that night; that evolved into playing Argothald. I'd like to play other games, but that would mean playing more often, which means finding more gamers.
Or perhaps I can make them. This is the first of a series of reviews of games I enjoy. If one of them sounds interesting to you, let me know and we'll see what we can arrange.