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New Short Story Collection

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Cirque Journal , where I have published essays, reviews, poems and short stories for several years, now has  Cirque Press, publishing some of the writers in the Pacific Northwest.

This fundraiser means a long-in-the-trenches fiction writer, me, will have this short story collection hit the public as a hard copy: Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam. Small publishing houses like Cirque have to underwrite the cost of production and printing.

Call this "crowd funded literature." These are the times we are in with conglomeration and monopoly of the publishing industry and the elitism of the small-small literary presses.

You'll be part of a literary adventure -- some of the stories have been published, including "Bloody Sheets," here, starting on Page 115 

"Slaying Dragons, Demons, the Methodology of War"  (16-17)  when I was a faculty member at UT-El Paso also gives insight into this short story (fiction) project.

For a $30 donation, you will receive a pdf of my book, Reimagining Sanity: Voices  Beyond the Echo Chamber: 

You'll be part of the adventure of this compelling thematically-threaded book -- short stories --  as your name will be printed in the Thank You section of the book for any fund "give" of 100.00 or more.

Once the manuscript is a bound book, all donations of $100.00 also get a signed copy of the book.

Post Script: There are many links to my work on America's War Against Vietnam. Whew, 15 years ago, when I was a faculty at Gonzaga U, I was making some hay in that regard.  "Vietnam conflict remembered around Spokane." 

Peace, Paul K. Haeder




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Ahh, I've been working, writing, photographing, and, yes, the short story collection is still in the pipeline. Unfortunately, the editor for the project got sick, and we pushed it back a bit.

The latest issue of Cirque Journal, coming out in April, will have two of my pieces in it -- a new short story and a book review/analysis of a book collection of poems around, get this, drinking.

Beyond that, I am writing about working in education, as a substitute teacher. You know, education, the arena EVERYONE has a criticism about. The universal critical epithets thrown at teachers, students and the concept of PK12 are, sorry to burst anyone's bubble, wrong.

Join my blog here:

https://paulhaeder.com/

More coming soon:

https://www.facebook.com/CirqueJournal/
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Okay, now. The story collection will be edited by Michael Burwell of Cirque Press. He has had an unfortunate set back, medically, so the delay of the read-edit-final proofing-printing is in the works.

However, the project is still a go, and I have been a busy beaver out here in Oregon.

I am living on the coast, near Lincoln City, near a Nature Conservancy protected piece of land called Cascade Head.

I have been contemplating the social services after running into the retrograde and dangerous attitudes of social workers and social services in my last job as a veterans counselor/case manager with a VA-funded but run by the Salvation Army outfit.

Read:
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/01/how-the-salvation-army-lives-off-and-thrives-with-a-special-brand-of-poverty-pimping/

More good things, writing about a friend's new book:

Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart

All for now, though. Thanks to Danny for asking about the book project yesterday. The answer is: Yes, project, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam is a go!

Paul
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The Spectral aspect of the Enlightenment…the “cruel instrumentality of Reason” – “flattens permissible consciousness into one big 2-D map” (Adorno)…Hence the contemporary plague of meaninglessness: we all feel its germs lurking behind some thin scrim of hygienic daylight. Collapse of ethics. No thought for seven generations. Stop forest fires by cutting down forests.



To [do research in “anarchist spirituality”] means participation, a willingness to hallucinate and be swept away beyond the Censor of Enlightened Reason, perhaps even into the daemonic.

Peter Lamborn Wilson, in 5th Estate, vol. 37 #4

great piece on what it is to be a true artist, not ball and chained to capital:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/11/the-tyranny-of-the-horizontal-a-call-for-a-creative-uprising/
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