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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:
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!
CRIES FROM THE GULAG
Number 2, March, 2017
James N. Dawson, Publisher
P.O. Box 950
Spokane, WA 99210
Prisons have many rules about what a prisoner can get in the mail, too many to list here. Generally, stickers and metal clasp envelopes are not allowed. Keep mailings simple---just your letter and/or your zine---to increase the chance it won't get returned. Anything too extreme---e.g., violence, porn....may get rejected. I hope you'll find a few people to write…
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…Continue
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