Something to remember

Wil Wheaton recently wrote a good blog post about self-publishing.

I don’t plan to self-publish Isaac’s biography. But Wheaton’s post reminds me that I’ll need a content editor, a copy editor, and a layout designer for the book. If a publisher does not offer those services, I probably should find a different one.

For those of you who thought they were off the hook: Sorry, but I’m still going to show the book to Isaac’s widow, my writing coach, and other friends who can’t run away fast enough. I’ll want some input before I send it to publisher to be slashed by an editor’s red pen.

Biography beginning

My Wiccan clan held its annual Bardic Circle last night, as it does every Imbloc. For those unfamiliar with the custom, in a Bardic Circle everyone is asked to offer some aspect of performance or creativity, in this case as an offering to Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Arts.

My offering was to read a description of the eclipse ritual at the Stonehenge replica in February 1979.

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Feb 26 1979 eclipse ritual

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I’m looking for people who were at the ritual at the Stonehenge replica near Maryhill WA on February 26, 1979, during the total solar eclipse. I’m trying to put together a description of everything that happened during the ceremony, as part of Isaac Bonewits’ biography.

I already know that Tim Zell (now Oberon Zell-Ravenheart), Morning Glory Zell (now also Zell-Ravenheart), Selene Bonewits (now Selene Kumin Vega), and Isaac Bonewits were there leading the ritual, and that Margot Adler was there as well. I’ve asked them about it, or will do so when I interview them. I’m reaching out to other people who were there, to ask them what they remember of that time and place.

I’d be especially interested in any pictures you have of the ritual. There were plenty of photographs that appeared in the newspapers, but obtaining publication rights is difficult and expensive.

I can be reached at: bonewits.research of

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You never really leave LARPing

Last night, I had a powerful dream: I was writing a module for Mystic Realms. I felt proud of creating a good story with lots of action, but requiring only one NPC.

Of course, I didn’t write it down when I woke up. Now the perfect MR module is lost forever.

Not that it matters, since I haven’t played in a LARP for 8 years. In fact, I’ve now been away from Mystic Realms longer than the time I played in the game.

I can’t go back: I’m not physically up to it, I don’t have the time, life has changed.

But MR still haunts my dreams.