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Started Jul 7, 2009

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The Rebellious Journalist

Welcome to My Page...

Please refer to me as Nick, unless you really want to type my full name onto the posts. I am the writer of Dangerous Truth, Progressive Music Impressions, Jazz Quarterly and the Rebellious Journalist.  Part #1 of Dangerous Truth is my latest work--it is a part of an autobiography/gamut of philosophical diversions that will last around 10 issues.  I definitely accept the fact that there will be many distractions along the way. All of my zines have been made at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in portland.  I'm always looking for people to talk about zines or trade with. 

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Dangerous Truth #1 Now Available, #2 forthcoming

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 12:40pm 0 Comments

My new zine "Dangerous Truth (pt.I)" is now available, and #2 should be finished by the end of the month.  Unfortunately, I do not have photos of it yet, but I can tell you about the content: 24 pages w/ inlay and bookmark, subjects including my experience with DIY gaming, Dungeons and Dragons,mental health issues, and writing culture.  I'm really looking looking to trade, but will offer them for $1.50 cash if you want to buy them (by mail only).  Send me a message or email me at…

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Proof That Cats Like Good Music

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 9:10am 0 Comments

As I was getting ready to leave my parents' house last night, my Dad indicated me to stop and I glanced over to where he was sitting on the couch with our lovable cat, Bob. "He likes Ornette Coleman," he said, and at first I didn't know what he meant until he had one of the headphones from his recently-bought IPOD held up to Bob's ear. There he sat, happy as a clam, paws folded underneath his belly, casually listening. Perhaps cats may not be smarter than dogs, but they certainly have better…

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What a dull neighborhood. Where's a....MARCHING BAND?!?!?

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

I awoke today to the sound of a drum cadence outside my lonely apartment complex in Vancouver, WA. I literally jumped out of bed and saw and heard to my pleasant surprise a band marching by a block outside my window. There's life in Vancouver after all!!! (Limited time only. Certain restrictions apply).

--Nick

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 9:14pm 5 Comments

I've noticed no one is responding to my blog posts. What's up with that? I guess I'll go read some and hope some good karma kicks in...

--Nick

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Nick Kessler commented on bobby madness's blog post Zine History Madness 1980
"Fascinating as always, Bobby.  I've got to read your posts more."
Mar 4, 2013
Ken Bausert left a comment for Nick Kessler
"Hey, Nicholas, Thanks for your interest in my Ken Chronicles and offer to trade. Problem is that I'm in Europe right now and can't send anything out. I'll be back in the states in a week or so & will contact you then to trade…"
Sep 24, 2012
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May 9, 2012

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At 3:52pm on September 24, 2012, Ken Bausert said…
Hey, Nicholas,
Thanks for your interest in my Ken Chronicles and offer to trade. Problem is that I'm in Europe right now and can't send anything out. I'll be back in the states in a week or so & will contact you then to trade addresses.

Ken
At 6:34pm on May 4, 2010, Nichole said…
I very much doubt I will be at the Portland Zine Symposium, since I'm a little strapped for cash and I would have to travel quite a bit and find a place to stay (I live near Chicago). However, if you still want to discuss or maybe collab on a role playing zine, that would be pretty cool. The only things I've though about were anecdotes from campaigns I've played, and maybe a little introspection on being a girl gamer, but that's really all I thought about. I'd like to think of other things to write (or maybe draw!) about too.

If you want to talk more, my email is nichole[at]illvision[dot]net
At 4:16pm on April 30, 2010, Nichole said…
I play D&D as well and find it refreshing other people who make zines do as well. Are any of your zines about role-playing? I thought about doing one about random, odd D&D adventures our group has.
At 6:42pm on October 4, 2009, KellyRose-Pulse Zine said…
yeah ill send you issue 9 when it's finished which should be soon hopefully...ill keep you posted :) and i'll def check out those zines your recommend. ..and i enjoyed the long post though i would still love to know how you got into mental health :)
At 9:38pm on September 29, 2009, KellyRose-Pulse Zine said…
of course we can be friends!how did you get into mental health? do you know any good mental health zines you would recommend?
At 9:27pm on September 28, 2009, KellyRose-Pulse Zine said…
glad to hear but thank you for offering the advice. i would love to incorporate zines into the therapeutic process someday and you are helping me get thinking about ideas :)
At 4:45pm on September 25, 2009, KellyRose-Pulse Zine said…
that is a great idea! thanks for the advice. i would love to do that. i definitely want to incorporate zines into the therapeutic process and i think referring them to clients is a great idea-going off that it may be beneficial because a book may be too long or too wordy, esp for a depressed client that lacks motivation-but a zine is shorter, perhaps more easy to read and grasp...so it may be more beneficial than say a book would be...

having them in the office may be good to when working with a resistant client (especially an adolescent) who doesn't want to be there or doesn't want to talk that day..

maybe also i could work with clients (prob adolescent/young adult) on making their own zine or something similar as a way to express themselves/their issues, kind of like telling the story of themselves or of that issue they want to work on..

any other thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks for the input :)
At 7:46pm on September 18, 2009, KellyRose-Pulse Zine said…
well i am currently working on issue 9 of my zine pulse, which covers all kinds of stuff related to identity, body image, self esteem, gender, ect. but is not specifically therapy focused. i think you are referring to the post i made a while back about using zines in therapy..i am currently getting my masters in mental health counseling and want to work as with adolescents as a therapist specializing in developmental concerns, particularly eating disorders, body image, self-esteem and such. in my work i would LOVE to incorporate zines, as reading material for clients i am seeing, homework assignments possibly or as a medium for clients to be able to express issues they are dealing with..i am not sure how i will be able to do this but hopefully will be able to do to incorporate zines into the therapeutic process..any suggestions? thanks for comment, as you can see i am very passionate about both these subjects :)
 
 
 

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