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Kudos, brickbats, spam, you'll find it all right here. We publish everything that comes to our mailbox.
This is where our readers and writers get to talk to each other.
"If you are about to revolutionalize web magazines you need to be fiery,volatile,and opinionated as hell,...I will take all yah got on displaced,disabled and poor human rights type of stories.
Thanking you in advance!
William "Bill" T.
From Jean H., Olympia, WA, USA:
Bravo, again, Rod. I hope by the time you read this you are sunned and sanded, recharged and ready. Of course, you'll play hell to beat this musing from your Glass House.
Jean L. H.
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From Catherine R., [No City Provided,] Delaware, USA:
just have finished reading g21. what an excellent collection of bytes!
you don't know how much you have/are influencing me (and, i wld assume others).
find a great tropical warm somewhere and relax! how about cuba?
so i see you mite be staying around the baltimore area. if so, then i wld like to extend to you an invite to stay at our soon-to-be-purchased beach house on XXXXX beach, delaware. this invite is open-ended and to be taken/used for your rest and relaxation. the house is very simple and the area relatively isolated. the water is the delaware bay (just slightly north of XXXXX, de) and the back yard is a nature preserve (marsh). the house is not directly on the beach but just across from it.
don't worry about responding. i'll remind you every-so-often.
warm regards and thks for all the time and effort you put into giving me (us) quality work and thought provoking ideas.
From Terry T., Santa Rosa, CA, USA:
I just read The MOIA article about your negotiations and it just re-affirms my total revulsion with corporate culture, web companies included.Remember when you were negotiating with LookSmart last year and they insisted that you be in the office 40 hours a week so that you could be under supervision all the time? The supposed enlightened Web company-Ha-these peep-hole are narrow minded Dilbert-esque clones, no difference.You know that if work for one of these corporate trolldoms you either end up becoming a jerk,or else you become miserable.That makes it easy right? Still it would be nice if you could make some money, honey.If you figure out how, please let me know.
So where are you off to for the New Year? I just had an idea-how about the holy land - I'll bet there is all kind of far out and neat stuff going on there right now. And aren't you just the man to report back to all of us G-21 devotees on all the fun goings-on.
Take care and write soon.
From Ed C., [No City Provided], USA:
Hey Rod! (sorry man, I just feel like we're buds since I've emailed you so much):
Really like your writing in the IMJ(IT Manager's Journel. LOL).
G21 still (and this is positive critiqueing) doesn't seem to have be as focused - touchy-feely, humanistic, electrono-geeky, socialist, liberal, conservative; however, maybe that is the idea. I'll keep coming back to it because it kinda neat; then again, my tastes are a bit eclectic at time and I guess I was concerned with the more middle of the road reader. Maybe I assume to much- or to little.
Happy Holidays and God's Blessings upon you and the staff there, Peace,
From Ron D., Wendell, NC, USA:
Subject: Rod! Come Home!
Ah, Rod! a cruel, cruel man you are. Once you get us hooked, then you suspend publication for twenty days - count them, twenty - three weeks. A cruel man, indeed. I look around. There is Nation and American Perspectives, Progressive and Utne Reader - but then where do I go. OK, so a little New York Review of Books and an occasional article in Vanity Fair, and a touch of New Yorker. The past two evenings I have resorted to television. See what you have done? Ah, a cruel, cruel man you are, Rod Amis. Come home and go to work.
R E D
ROD RESPONDS: Ron, ROTFLMAO!
Thanks for writing. I'm back now. But, hey, *everyone* needs a vacation now and again...
Besides, we'll be back on Sunday evening, feistier than ever.
Of course, if you have a spare $70,000 lying around, I could publish the magazine daily. I'd even change the name to "Ron's G21."
Thanks for the seasons greeting - you are the ONLY webmaster/website to send out any kind of a genuine message of gratitude, friendship and community.
It may bum you out a little, but if you get a chance, check out Keeny G's(I know,I know his music is generally kinda lame) take on Auld Lang Syne - last cut on his FAITH CD. It basically recaps, in about 100 historic soundbites, with Kenny & Company in the background, the last 50 years of history. It'll stop you in your tracks, just to have those social changes go whizzing again.
I look forward to seeing and hearing more of you in the New Year - assuming Y2K does not lead to social anarchy and the end of life as we know it.
The Days are getting longer already.
Love,Peace and Prosperity in the Future,
From Randy S., [No City Provided], USA:
Except for the fact you are more handsome than me, we have so much in common.
From one head to another, thank you for all your work this year. We are all richer for it.
We remember these times for so many things, good and bad. May your memories of this year be better than all the rest. I hope you have, this year, the happiest holiday season you've ever had.
As usual, I am behind on my reading. I do, however, get the impression that you didn't get the cubicle suit you had hoped for last month. It also seems that not many of your readership feel your pain at the loss of the opportunity to sch mooooo ze at the water trough with other cattle. "Looking for a handle on the moment? I can't help you." comes to mind.
Have you seen The Matrix?
Hey, Rod! Thanks again for everything.
Talk to you soon, and happy holidays!!
I am a journalist working in Belfast for the Canadian Broad. Corp. and National Public Radio (US) as well as the European Federation of Radios. Would it be possible to get a contact number for the author of "Northern Ireland at the Turn of the Millennium" Dan Vandemortel. I would greatly appreciate this. I was struck at the quality of your mag and was wondering if i could subscribe.
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for visiting G21 and for writing. We love hearing from our readers.
Thanks, too, for your kind words about our efforts. I've passed your missive on to Dan VandeMortel and I'm sure he'll be in touch. Regards.
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