Been a long time coming for The Transpersonal Papers (1861-2010).
Three editors, two proofreaders, two designers, four printers, and hours, days, weeks, months, years, lifetimes, (I know I'm overstating), of writing, traveling, shooting, editing, remembering, hiking, and more writing, shooting, and editing, but I'm not complaining. No, no, no.
And apologies for not having the dough right now, to print The Transpersonal Papers as a coffee-table book as I had originally planned. ($10,000, it would have cost. Maybe someday.) But you now can buy it, for $14.95, as an Ebook on the Apple IPad, and I expect it to be available within a couple days on the Nook and the Kindle as well.
I just looked at it on my new IPad. The photos, text and design look grand.
And as an extra surprise, Bozo In Love is now up on IBooks too, ($9.95), as well as the rest of my catalog: Flame Spirals, Hoop Dancing, and Dementia Blues, on IBooks, Nook and Kindle.
Just in time for Christmas.
And don't worry. All but The Transpersonal Papers can still be bought as a book book through Fezziwig Press. I have plenty. Just go to www.fezziwigpressonline.com, for the hardbounds and paperbacks, but go to ITunes, today, (and Kindle and Nook, soon) for the ebooks.
Heavy sigh from my third story apartment balcony. I look out onto the Tucson city lights in the valley below. Cold, dry air embraces me. I inhale deeply. Exhale.
A very good night in the desert.
Think I'll make a cup of coffee with egg nog and play some Angry Birds on my new IPad.
"Bristlecone Pine Triptych, White Mountains, California" (c) 2011 Stu Jenks
(Shot with one of a Brownie Starflash camera, using Bluefire Murano ISO 160, 127 size film. A wondrous place to go. I've visited Ancient Bristlecones State Park a number of times now. I'd highly recommend the journey up to these trees, if you are ever on the eastern side of The Sierra Nevadas.)
"Mustang Mountain Hoop Dance, Arizona" (c) Passover 2011 Stu Jenks
Taken with my new/old Brownie Starflash. I can shoot time-exposures with it due to a sticky shutter. I love this camera. Only Photoshop in this image is the color. The hoops are made with a string of battery-powered Christmas lights, spun in the tall grass. I open the shutter with just a touch of last dusk light in the sky, then spin the Xmas lights to make the hoops. Exposure time for this image is around five minutes, I'm guessing.
And Happy Passover to all my Jewish friends. As a little kid in Episcopal Sunday School, I thought the lamb's blood on the doors so the Angel of Death left the First-Borns alone was wicked cool. Now, I still like the story, even though it is a bit more 'Punishing God' than I prefer, but Exodus is a heck of a good tale nonetheless.
"Picketing at 191 Peachtree, Atlanta, Georgia" (c) 2006, 2008 Stu Jenks
[It was a glorious morning in Atlanta in the Spring of 2006. I was taking a break from the Mythic Journeys Conference, strollin' easy down Peachtree, with a cup of hot coffee in one hand and a camera in the other. Shot these union picketers in front of this skyscraper with my 50-year-old Kodak Brownie. The image sat in my to-do file for years. Now, with Obama just days away from accepting his party's nomination, it seems appropriate to complete it and load it on my blog. My father once said that if management is doing its job, unions are not necessary. His son says management rarely thinks of the worker these days, and unions are more needed than ever. Pretty picture, though, no matter what your politics.]