Dusty Dog Reviews|
The whole project is hip, anti-academic, the poetry of reluctant grown-ups, picking noses in church. An enjoyable romp! Though also serious.
Nick DiSpoldo, Small Press Review (on Children, Churches and Daddies, April 1997)|
Children, Churches and Daddies is eclectic, alive and is as contemporary as tomorrows news.
This is a special supplement issue to cc&d magazine. To test boundaries of book printing capabilities, cc&d released a 2006 addition (so to speak) of the art book Larte, which was originally published in 2004. Because of extensive travel, cc&d has added 2006 images from northern European countries (and Russia) to this supplemental issue, along with interesting color photos of people and photography as artwork. This has all been put into a hardbound full-color book The page here has color images, but the 6" x 9" hardcover book has black and white inside pages. The printing of this cc&d supplement issue as a hardcover book will allow Scars Publications to see the print quality of certain styles of hard-bound book covers through their printer, to get ready for printing two collection books as both paperback and hardcover in 2006.
and the PDF file is now available for only $4.90.
Now, we dont expect everyone to order copies of this book/supplement issue, so we thought wed let everyone see the pages and the artwork, along with the Boss Ladys Editorial (which is about global warming). So... You can view lots of images after the editorial on this page before you decide to order the PDF download or the hard-cover book..
The Boss Ladys Editorial|
Understanding Global Warming
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the Boss Ladys Editorial
Understanding Global Warming
I have a hard time getting the Republicans take in the issue of global warming. I say this because my two main areas for any news about global warming are either (A) the liberal show The Daily Show, or (B) AM talk radio, which is invariably Republican (even though half of them say only conservative). Its depressing to say that these are the only two politically sided areas that even bring up with topic. And all this time I thought worrying about worrying about the future of the planet we live on was something that shouldnt have a political bent.
Checking for Changes in the Rain Forests
Okay, okay, Ive been watching Discovery Channel and the Science channel for news on this, and there was a show that talked about global warming and evidence of effects on humans lives can be seen by looking at the history in rain forest trees. They showed a great deal of footage in the Amazon rain forest, and one researcher there talked at great length about seeing, by looking at the details in tree rings (dont cut down too many rain forest trees to look at too many tree ring samples, though lets try to preserve the rain forest here) that you could see that effects of human activity in different times in history has caused such climactic changes that it has even altered the way these rain forest trees grew.
Global Warming Up North: Alaska
Ive looked at a newspaper for a week straight now, and Ive seen more than one article about global warming. The most recent AP article I read talked of a conference of mayors in Alaska getting together to do something about the affect of global warming on their own state. Dan Joling from AP even reported that an iceberg from the Portage Glacier, a major Alaska tourist attraction (other than the Aurora Borealis) has retreated so far that it cant even be seen from a multi-million dollar tourist center built in 1986.
Global Warming Up North: Siberia & Melting Permafrost
You know, after seeing a number of television shows on global warming, I decided to check out the newspapers and see if I could see anything new, and what do you know in one weeks time I come across article after article about different facets of issues with global warming. I read an AP article about how scientists see a new global warming threat by finding out the melting permafrost (soil that has been frozen for thousands of years) releases methane into the atmosphere. Seth Borenstein (an AP Science Writer) even called this problem of once-frozen permafrost self-perpetuating climate time bomb.
Global Warming Down South
Okay, you know I like to travel. Other than every one of the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico (I also like warm places, evidently), Ive also taken pictures in 15 European countries, Russia and China. One of the places Ive wanted to travel to for a long time (but havent because of the cost) is to take a boat trip to Antarctica. I mean tell me, who can say theyve taken a trip to the southernmost continent on the planet? Now, I know I like warm places, but as a photographer I think it would be stunning to be able to photograph such majestic icebergs in one of the most remote places on the planet.
Changing Temperatures & the Oceans
You know, Ive been talking about the effects of global warming near the poles, but temperature changes effect all parts of the planet and climate changes effect all animal life existing on Earth. We as humans have learned to adjust over the 30 years where there have been climate changes, but not all animals can just pick up and move to a place that suits their desired temperature needs. Animals that cant move with the climate will have to either (very quickly) genetically alter their make-up as they reproduce (talk about putting Darwin to the test here...), or else animals and species will just die off. I can say that polar bears at the poles wont be able to adjust to changing temperatures, and they wont be able to move. And you can see evidence of the effects of these temperature changes even under water.
The Science of Carbon Sequestration
I just saw an interview about this with a guy form MIT on CNN today. You see, carbon monoxide is one of the worst gases that contributes to o-zone, destruction, and with all of the energy we speed though in our lives (you know, heating our homes, fueling our Hummers, even flying airplanes or using cruise boats, that kind of nonsense), we have to find a way to reduce the carbon monoxide we emit of find a good way to hide it from our air. People have figured out that (like they do with nuclear radioactive material here in the States) if youre willing to make the financial investment, you can remove the carbon (which will end up joining up with other elements and destroying the o-zone) from energy production, and, well, you can contain it and shove it at the bottom of the ocean (you know, like shoving radioactive waste deep underground). Apparently I think Sweden is doing this to some extent, and its working to help the carbon monoxide emissions.
I Cant Solve This Problem Myself...
People feel lackadaisical about, say, voting for a party youre confident will not win, you wonder, why should I even bother voting anyway? So people dont see the efforts of just their own activities making a difference. I bring that up, because if you ask the average person, theyll say theyre concerned about global warming, but they probably also own a gas-guzzling SUV. The average home contributes to CO2 emissions with the heat and air conditioning they use, with their televisions always on or lights in on the house when people arent even in the room, or... Well, I dont know what else, but Im sure there are more things that every person could do that would make a difference in the amount of CO2 emissions added to this sky-rocketing problem. Its hard enough that countries like China are going at 120% to mass-market themselves and use more energy (thanks to all their coal emissions), and its even harder that the United States wont support the Kyoto Protocol they helped to create to help the world conserve energy. But does that mean all hope is lost? I hope not, because some of the things I do because Im cheap are probably things that would help us from further contributing to global warming.
Debra Purdy Kong, writer, British Columbia, Canada
I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writers styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.
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Dusty Dog Reviews: These poems document a very complicated internal response to the feminine side of social existence. And as the book proceeds the poems become increasingly psychologically complex and, ultimately, fascinating and genuinely rewarding.
Dusty Dog Reviews: She opens with a poem of her own devising, which has that wintry atmosphere demonstrated in the movie version of Boris Pasternaks Doctor Zhivago. The atmosphere of wintry white and cold, gloriously murderous cold, stark raging cold, numbing and brutalizing cold, appears almost as a character who announces to his audience, Wisdom occurs only after a laboriously magnificent disappointment. Alas, that our Dusty Dog for mat cannot do justice to Ms. Kuypers very personal layering of her poem across the page.
Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, CA
Indeed, theres a healthy balance here between wit and dark vision, romance and reality, just as theres a good balance between words and graphics. The work shows brave self-exploration, and serves as a reminder of mortality and the fragile beauty of friendship.
Mark Blickley, writer
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Okay, nilla wafer. Listen up and listen good. How to save your life. Submit, or Ill have to kill you.
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Carlton Press, New York, NY: HOPE CHEST IN THE ATTIC is a collection of well-fashioned, often elegant poems and short prose that deals in many instances, with the most mysterious and awesome of human experiences: love... Janet Kuypers draws from a vast range of experiences and transforms thoughts into lyrical and succinct verse... Recommended as poetic fare that will titillate the palate in its imagery and imaginative creations.
Mark Blickley, writer: The precursor to the magazine title (Children, Churches and Daddies) is very moving. Scars is also an excellent prose poem. I never really thought about scars as being a form of nostalgia. But in the poem it also represents courage and warmth. I look forward to finishing the book.
You Have to be Published to be Appreciated.
Dorrance Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, PA: Hope Chest in the Attic captures the complexity of human nature and reveals startling yet profound discernments about the travesties that surge through the course of life. This collection of poetry, prose and artwork reflects sensitivity toward feminist issues concerning abuse, sexism and equality. It also probes the emotional torrent that people may experience as a reaction to the delicate topics of death, love and family. Chain Smoking depicts the emotional distress that afflicted a friend while he struggled to clarify his sexual ambiguity. Not only does this thought-provoking profile address the plight that homosexuals face in a homophobic society, it also characterizes the essence of friendship. The room of the rape is a passionate representation of the suffering rape victims experience. Vivid descriptions, rich symbolism, and candid expressions paint a shocking portrait of victory over the gripping fear that consumes the soul after a painful exploitation.
Dusty Dog Reviews (on Without You): She open with a poem of her own devising, which has that wintry atmosphere demonstrated in the movie version of Boris Pasternaks Doctor Zhivago. The atmosphere of wintry white and cold, gloriously murderous cold, stark raging cold, numbing and brutalizing cold, appears almost as a character who announces to his audience, Wisdom occurs only after a laboriously magnificent disappointment. Alas, that our Dusty Dog for mat cannot do justice to Ms. Kuypers very personal layering of her poem across the page.
Debra Purdy Kong, writer, British Columbia, Canada (on Children, Churches and Daddies): I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writers styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.
Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, CA: Indeed, theres a healthy balance here between wit and dark vision, romance and reality, just as theres a good balance between words and graphics. The work shows brave self-exploration, and serves as a reminder of mortality and the fragile beauty of friendship.