I was just at a Starbuck's buying an Egg Nog Latte, when a homeless woman came in and asked the clerk, "Do you have anything for just a dollar?"
I'm not struggling like her obviously, but as my father used to say, "It's not what you make but what you spend." And having my own business, Fezziwig Press, costs money and my little company isn't making enough money right now.
So I'm doing an Amanda Fucking Palmer thing. If I don't ask, you don't know to give.
Fezziwig Press and I have been struggling financially for the last year or so. Namely, I'm not quite breaking even, still a few hundred dollars in the red each month, even with my part time counseling gig and all. I'm making some sales with image rights, book sales, music sales, etc, but not like I did five to ten years ago. So I'm putting out the artistic begging bowl. And I'm giving shit away.
The Transpersonal Papers (1861-2010) was released in 2011. Cost a boat load to produce but I only sold seven ebook copies. (Thank you to the seven, by the way.) So I'm offering it today, to you all, for free.
If you like The Transpersonal Papers, or the StuBlog, or my work, I ask that you give a little money to my Paypal account. My log-in is my email address, stujenks at gmail dot com, spelled like you normally would type it. Donate to my Paypal, or buy some books, or send money to P.O.Box 161, Tucson, AZ 85702. Whatever you like. No expectations, but if I don't ask, you don't know. And of course, if you don't give, that's perfectly all right too. We're all tight these days, don't I know. Or you just might not like my stuff that much. It's all good, as the kids say. Except for my ever-shrinking savings account.
I hope you enjoy the photographs and the stories in this book. Perhaps someday I'll have enough money to print it as a large coffee table book, like it was originally envisioned. Perhaps not, but you can have it right now for free. Enjoy.
"Holy, Holy, Holy: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming" (c) 2013 Stu Jenks & St. Mark's Episcopal, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
From the desk of Wanda Hughes, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
appears that this is a depiction of an angel. The stained glass window
is titled Holy, Holy, Holy and is in memory of Sarah E. Pierce
who died August 24th, 1888. Mrs. Pierce was a popular music teacher.
Her students and friends had a benefit musical to raise money for this
memorial to her. It features an angel singing. The maker was Cox Sons
Buckley, London & New York."
From the desk of me, Stu Jenks, Fezziwig Press, Tucson, Arizona
"I'm going to take this a step further. This angel is Sarah Pierce, the beloved music teacher. The cherubs above her head represent her students. What a wonderful way to be remembered throughout time: as a musical angel in stained glass at a frontier church. If only we all could be so lucky. And thanks to Greta Ward and a friend of hers for contacting St. Mark's to get this information. I have a call into them as well to thank them. Stunning glass. Stunning church."