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James N. Dawson
  • 56, Male
  • Malden, WA
  • United States
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Postal Confusion Again
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James N. Dawson Aug 18.

Seeking Physical Address Distros
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James N. Dawson May 18.

World Postage Rate Chart Needed
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James N. Dawson replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Postal Confusion Again
"Thanks Billy, Elain. Yes, I did take a look at the official USPS website, and it was pretty clear and straightforward.  I don't know if it's something they've done recently.  I'd never been able to find anything in…"
Aug 18
Elaine replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Postal Confusion Again
"The half cent level is for metered mail only, not for you sticking stamps on the envelopes. 1 ounce is .49 cents.  If you're over that first ounce it's listed as 2 ounces and is going to cost you .71 cents. "
Aug 17
James N. Dawson replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Postal Confusion Again
"I will take a look at the official USPS website, but I've done that before and that's just as, or more, confusing.  A postal clerk once admitted to me that even to him "it was a labyrinth" I did get a piece of mail the other…"
Aug 8
James N. Dawson commented on Hibou's group Pen Pals
"HANDSOME, fit 43 yr old SHM, 5'6", 150 lbs, seeking friendship not romance with females.  I'm charming, generous, optimistic, humorous, honest, open-minded, adventurous, passionate about life.  I'm in solitary (ad seg)…"
Aug 3
James N. Dawson posted a discussion

Postal Confusion Again

Okay.  I was at the post office a month or so ago and I learned that the 2nd oz. had gone up.  I bought a bunch of 2nd out stamps, but I wasn't really listening when the clerk said how much they'd gone up.  So I just looked it up to make sure I'm calculating my postage right on my larger envelopes.   The 2nd oz. is now 21 cents.  Here's the link I found:…See More
Jul 28
James N. Dawson posted a blog post

JND ADS & CONTACTS, No. 12, Out Now!

July, 2015.  16 pgs.  Zines, Buy, Sell, Network, Trade, Pen Pals.  Price: $2 or Trade, Free to Prisoners, but SASE/stamps appreciated. Write: JND, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210See More
Jul 28
James N. Dawson replied to Andrew Culture's discussion New Issue Announcement thread!
"JND ADS & CONTACTS, #12, July, 2015.  16 pgs.  Zines, Buy, Sell, Network, Trade, Pen Pals.  Price: $2 or Trade, Free to Prisoners, but SASE/stamps appreciated. Write: JND, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210 "
Jul 28
James N. Dawson commented on Robert van Vaals's blog post Full Size Render
"Robert, thanks for the zines for my VLBS literature box (FAH, July, 2015 and Veill #1).  If you want, I can send you some zines in return, but I'd need your physical address."
Jul 25

Profile Information

Snail Mail Junkie In Need of a Fix

Name: James N. Dawson

Address: P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Age: Well past youth.

Affliction: POB mail junkie.

Religion: Theravada Buddhist. More traditional/literal than most western Theravadins. Follow and regard Buddhism AS A RELIGION. Many would find me "dogmatic" or "doctrinaire", but I'm not overbearing or preachy about it. More negligent lately in my Dhamma practices than I should be. Needn't discuss religion. Just "laying it on the table". Write infrequent and irregular publication: DHAMMA LETTERS "Letters, Fragments, Essays. Critically Orthodox, Theravada Buddhist Perspective".

Politics: Animal-Rights Libertarianism. See:


Diet: Vegan



Other Interests:
ZINES---Self-Publishing/Networking/DIY/Simple Printing/Zines---Mimeograph, Ditto, Letter Press, Home Xerox,

Pre or Non-Internet/PC Entertainment Technology---radios, tape recorders, analogue TV, Stand-Alone Digital, Etc.

Philosophy---Critical Thinking, Ethics, Politics, Religion, Ideas and Consequences, Theory and Action, Individualism...

Mysteries/Unexplained---Cryptozoology (Sasquatch, Pteradactyl, Thunderbird....), Misc

Music---Alternative Rock, New Wave, Garage, Synth, Post Punk, Goth....

Movies & Pulp Fiction----mostly "intelligent horror", cult, silents, obscure, B....

Documentaries---mostly 60's through 80's

Warning: I often "recycle" my e-mails and letters to supplement my mailings. Let me know how you feel about this, and we'll take it from there. I may use letters I receive in my zines---TELL ME CLEARLY "DO NOT PRINT" if you don't want me to.
E-Mail Me If You Must, But Why Not Just Send Me Paper Mail at my POB! Zines, Movies, Mix Tapes, Etc. Also Welcome! Will Answer All!

MY TRADE POLICY: No need to arrange trades via e-mail. Just send me your zine via the USPS and I'll reciprocate! When my zine reaches you, it's yours to do with what you like, but I'd be grateful if you didn't destroy or "recycle" it with the newspapers---I bled an ocean and cried a river of tears creating my zines, and paid a pretty penny to print them. Please, pass it on to somebody who'd enjoy them, if you can. I try to "read the situation" and treat zines I get according to how their makers would like, but if you have any "do's, don't or druthers" about how you'd like your zine "disposed of" or "passed on" it'd be best to make these clear. THANKS!

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JND ADS & CONTACTS, No. 12, Out Now!

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 11:49am 0 Comments

July, 2015.  16 pgs.  Zines, Buy, Sell, Network, Trade, Pen Pals.  Price: $2 or Trade, Free to Prisoners, but SASE/stamps appreciated. Write: JND, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210


Posted on June 25, 2015 at 1:15pm 8 Comments

I do street feedings once a week and have a literature box with material from many different philosophies.  I'm having a hard time scraping up things for it.  I do this under The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society:


I would be interested in any zines anybody here would be able to send me.  Zines by…


The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 10:01am 5 Comments

The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society:  Community Service.  Mutual Aid.  Resource, Information, Idea Sharing.  Principled, intelligent, compassion in action, for people and animals.  Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/273324556185846/members/ or VLBS, c/o JND, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Junk Zine #8, March 2014: Out Now

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

JUNK ZINE No. 8, March 2014.  48 pgs., standard.  News, Rants, Poems, Art, Letters, Responses, Ads & Contacts.  Philosophy and politics.  Mostly from prisoners.  3 ppd./Trade/The Usual to James N. Dawson, P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA  99210

Scream Factory Horror Zine: Info Wanted

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments

I ordered a Scream Factory ages ago (or  maybe got it gratis, for review), the 1995/96 issue.  At first I wasn't impressed when I read it, but it sort of grew on me, and I now think it was pretty exceptional.

I'd like to get and/or at least borrow the whole collection, but I don't want it bad enough to pay the $15 a copy it's going for on eBay.

Does anybody on WMZ have the whole collection?  Does anybody know if a zine library does?  Would anybody be willing to do a trade. …


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At 9:06am on February 10, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

got your package...the second one you sent.  Thanks so much for resending.  In issue 3 I will be mentioning some of the zines sent my way.  I'm just wondering if you still write pterodactyl and Pseudozine?  I am replying to your LOC in Issue 3, and will be sending you some correspondence etc. after a while.  Thanks again, Paul.

At 6:01pm on January 26, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James.  I checked my P.O. Box.  Zilch. CURSE THEM!

At 8:37pm on January 25, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James thanks for your understanding.  Before you mail it off, I will check my P.O. Box tomorrow and let you know.  I fortunately am off work tomorrow so no prob. 

At 8:09am on January 22, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…


I checked my P.O. Box yesterday, and to my great dismay I seem to have never received your recent mailing.  Any chance you can resend any of it?  I was hoping perhaps you had your letter saved on a computer.  Could you perhaps send your zine with my correspondence published?  If you need some funds to re-send it, let me know, and I will help out.  Just to reiterate, I'm at:

Paul Latour

P.O. Box 6851

Kingwood, TX 77325-6851


At 5:35pm on January 19, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James...just wondering where you are in your latest zines.  I'm a bit paranoid and don't trust the post office employees ability to put the right mail in the right box.  Always getting crap from other P.O. boxes etc.

At 8:16am on October 10, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, wondering if you ever received issue 2 of my zine?

At 8:30am on April 28, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, I got your latest Junk Zine, and am very grateful for it.  I have a new addy once again, the old one is now solely inhabited by my ex wife... I will be writing soon, and sending you a little something you've been wanting that I happen to have.  Your zine also got me a few contacts as well.  Thanks for staying in touch.

-Paul, Arcane Angles

At 7:48am on April 18, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…


Sorry for being so late in replying.  I recently divorced, moved, and got attacked by a crazy girlfriend!  I will be writing back soon.  Hoping to still get a letter of comment on my first zine. 

Best regards,


At 9:01pm on December 12, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

James! I am like panicking right now because I just got a HUGE box of mail that had been sitting in the back of the post office since July (see my blog post)! THANK YOU so much for your Zines for Troops! donation! I'm still in the middle of processing several months of mail, but I wanted to acknowledge your donation ASAP. I'll be sending you your buttons and adding you to the Honor Roll soon.

At 11:04pm on October 28, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James, I know you interact a lot with prisoners. I'm sure you already know that a lot of stuff gets refused at prisons, but here's a new concern about sending zines to prisoners. It would probably be a good idea for zinesters to leave off stickers and other cool-looking add-ons when sending to certain prisons: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57053440-78/mail-galetka-letters-prison.html.csp



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