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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In My Mailbox 6-3-09


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via Xerography Debt by noreply@blogger.com (The Inner Swine) on 6/3/09


I actually made it to my PO Box some unspecified time in the recent past, but I can't remember when, actually. I just opened a desk drawer and found all this stuff waiting for comment but forgotten. I think I may be senile.


- Inscape (The Ursuline College Fine Arts Annual 2009, 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124) contains a short story by zine personage and full-on-no-kidding professor Wred Fright. Not sure how to get yer mitts on one if you're interested, but thought I'd note it, even though it is not a zine.

- Tenebrous Thaumaturgy #2 (Andrew Conde, GCDC, 2120 East B Street, Torrington MY 82240). Another interestin' issue filled with dense, tightly-packed words by inmates, former inmates, relatives and friends, different, it seems, from other prison zines I've seen.

- The Ken Chronicles #11 ($2, Ken Bausert, 2140 Erma Drive, East Meadow, NY 11554-1120; passscribe@aol.com). Centered around marking the 50th anniversary of Ken buying his first car, this is another great-looking and packed issue. Plus, he mentions TIS in here--what more can I want?

And that's it, sad to say, aside from some correspondence and a returned issue of my zine, marked return to sender, from someone I used to work with. It's odd to me that people I knew 15 years ago, who have been on my mailing list for that long, suddenly deicde to not bother any more, whether they're simply not updating me after they move or purposefully rejecting it. I can totally understand not wanting the zine any more, but after so long it just seems. . .unexpected. I dunno.



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