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James N. Dawson
  • 56, Male
  • Malden, WA
  • United States
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Chris Sitko commented on James N. Dawson's group Old-School Papernet Traders
"I'm up for trading! I write a monthly 12 page satirical half-size zine called Strangury, which "chronicles" current events and how the media covers them. Currently, I have four issues, and most likely, if we agree to trade, I'll…"
Dec 19
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Rules:MUST list PHYSICAL address with all offers.NO e-mail arrangements, MUST respond ONCE with zines received in "p-mail".MAY give web addresses 4 info on your zine,interests, &c, but needn't.TRY to give size, pgs, & send ROUGHLY equal.See More
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James N. Dawson commented on James N. Dawson's blog post The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society
"It's also in this blog post."
Nov 1
James N. Dawson commented on James N. Dawson's blog post The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society
"My address is on my profile page.  Looking forward to hearing from you. "
Nov 1
Rough Beans commented on James N. Dawson's blog post The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society
"Thanks I gave your statement of principles a read and found it very interesting but in all honesty it highlighted some holes in my own knowledge. I am not all that informed on libertarians, minarchists or food not bombs. Id be happy to swap for…"
Nov 1
James N. Dawson commented on James N. Dawson's blog post The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society
"RB, VLBS doesn't have a zine per se at this point, but I may start an irregular newsletter for it at some point that'll be available through the mail.  I've been reporting on it a little in the APA Cuneiform now and then. …"
Nov 1
Rough Beans commented on James N. Dawson's blog post The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society
"Hej James,    Is this just a facebook group or a zine also? i make a vegan zine so just thought id say hi  RB "
Oct 31

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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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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. …


Wanted: Dark, Paranormal, Strange Zines for Prisoner

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:13am 0 Comments

As some of you know, I'm sort of involved in the prisoner zine scene(not exactly sure how that developed, but that's another issue...) and I'd like to order a few zines for a prisoner pen pal I've had for many years.

So as the title above indicates I'm looking for dark, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, strange, hard/punk rock, poetry zines with lots of imagery.  Probably not politics or technical at least as the main content.  I'd recommend something dense, that can  last a prisoner a…


A Very Difficult Postal Clerk

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:20am 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple inkjet cartridges from an Amazon.com seller.  They e-mailed the estimated arrival time of July 11, then July 16.  By Saturday it hadn't come, so I thought I'd better see what's going on.  As usual, it took some scrutiny to find out what links led to the tracking.  There was no link to it on the shipping confirmation page like other companies I shop with.  I had to guess by clicking on other links until it led me to tracking.

When I looked at the…


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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

At 9:50pm on October 2, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James! I have a confession: I'm starting an online-only zine review thing. I know how you feel about the internet, and wanted to let you know I have your concerns in mind. I am a dedicated fan of the papernet, and am hoping to encourage more people to participate in it. Keep on keepin' on with all your hard paper work! (which sounds like paperwork, but is infinitely cooler) --Kari


At 8:59am on September 3, 2013, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James,

I haven't forgotten about you.  Going through some major changes, including a move.  My letter to you is basically complete, but I am hoping to wrap up Issue #2 of Arcane Angles so I can include that when I send some snail mail your way.



At 12:32am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

P.S. I moved your comment to the page announcing the project. So if it looks unapproved, it's not--I just copied it and pasted it to what I thought was a better home. :)

At 12:28am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James. Thanks for writing with your thoughts about my project. I know you are a pacifist, and that's part of the reason I asked you to participate. It has always interested me that, as a pacifist, you provide a voice for prisoners, many of whom have performed violent acts. So, in what appears to be a respect for all comers as human beings, I thought you were a natural fit to contribute to the leisure time of military members and injured veterans. On that note, I agree with your complaint about the vague promises of "support" to troops. That's why I offer something specific: A contribution to more satisfying leisure time, which is important for overall well-being. As a bonus, that contribution is also intellectual and, often, shares a perspective that might not often be heard in the military. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I would welcome your contribution of any size. I'm sure it would be received with interest, and maybe get you some more letters for your postal fix!

At 9:09am on May 21, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I know I'm taking a while, but its because i'm doing a comic zine that I want to send out. I'm almost done, expect the zines in 1-2 weeks.



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