Something to remember

Wil Wheaton recently wrote a good blog post about self-publishing. I don't plan to self-publish Isaac's biography. But Wheaton's post reminds me that I'll need a content editor, a copy editor, and a layout designer for the book. If a publisher does not offer those services, I probably should find a different one. For those of you…

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Biography beginning

My Wiccan clan held its annual Bardic Circle last night, as it does every Imbloc. For those unfamiliar with the custom, in a Bardic Circle everyone is asked to offer some aspect of performance or creativity, in this case as an offering to Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Arts.

My offering was to read a description of the eclipse ritual at the Stonehenge replica in February 1979.

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Feb 26 1979 eclipse ritual

Please RT, share, forward, and distribute this post on your social networks, especially any pagan mailing lists, message boards, forums, and the like. I'm looking for people who were at the ritual at the Stonehenge replica near Maryhill WA on February 26, 1979, during the total solar eclipse. I'm trying to put together a description of everything…

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You never really leave LARPing

Last night, I had a powerful dream: I was writing a module for Mystic Realms. I felt proud of creating a good story with lots of action, but requiring only one NPC. Of course, I didn't write it down when I woke up. Now the perfect MR module is lost forever. Not that it matters, since I…

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Background

I recently had an insight connected with the biography: In order to give Isaac’s actions or opinions some context, it would be a good idea to include some mention of historical events, especially ones related to religion or paganism. For example, in February 1979, the month in which the big eclipse ritual took place at the Stonehenge replica, Ayatollah Khomeini took power in Iran.

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Protected: A chance to listen

A follow-up to this post: I received a phone call today. R passed away last night, on 14-Jan-2012. He was 94. Cancer had spread from his bladder to his lungs. He was fortunate in a way Isaac was not: R never experienced any significant pain from his cancer. He was less fortunate in another: R passed away…

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Goddess Bless Llewellyn Publications

I’ve posted about the trials and tribulations of getting permissions to use old newspaper photos of Isaac in the biography. In some cases I’m quoted a price that seems high for something that’s valueless to the owner; in other cases the rights are ambiguous and I get unhelpful answers to my queries.

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Interview list

One of daunting tasks associated with researching the life of Isaac Bonewits for his biography is the number of people I want to interview. Here’s the list as of 27-Apr-2012. It’s an ever-increasing list; it seems that every time I speak with someone, they say “You know, you should also speak with…”

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