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Shameless Self-promotion Easter Sunday

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 13 years ago, in 2011, on the World Wide Web.

Happy Easter! And a very Shameless Sunday to you all.

To-day is a day of celebration and preparation — sharing brunch and folding booklets; cleaning house and packing boxes. After some Easter festivities I’m now setting to work preparing a big batch of Market Anarchy (for general purposes, and for ALL and C4SS at this summer’s Porcfest), and also the beginnings of cleaning and packing for our upcoming big move back east. (Yesterday’s mission was donating clothes; next weekend’s, I think, will be parting with books at our local used bookery.)

And you? What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

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  1. rmangum

    I’ve been preparing to write my final paper on James Joyce’s Ulysses, tentatively titled “The Politics of the New Bloomusalem.” An important guide has been Manganiello’s “Joyce’s Politics,” which makes a strong claim that perhaps the most influential modernist writer of the 20th century was an anarchist. There’s no doubt that Joyce was well-versed in the anarchist and the broader socialist tradition of the 19th century (Stephen Dedalus seems to be something of a Stirnerite). His favorite political theorist, according to Manganiello: Benjamin Tucker!

    • j.f. smith

      I watched a video featuring Ursula Le Guin and Margaret Killjoy about anarchism and literature last night. Killjoy mentions at one point that Joyce was apparently influenced by both individualist and syndicalist strains of anarchist thought.


  2. Todd S.

    Where “back east” are you moving?

  3. Shawn P. Wilbur

    Well, the April book and craft fairs are over, so I feel like I have a chance to breathe again. I did a short translation of one of Etienne Cabet’s pamphlets today, and worked on some more of Jeanne Deroin’s essays. And then at the end of the day I stumbled on “The Journal of Progress,” from 1853, edited by a group including Joshua King Ingalls. Ingalls contributed four original essays, plus what I initially thought were reprints of the four essays on property and rights that appeared in “The Spirit of the Age,” but which actually appear to have been radically rewritten, despite retaining the same titles. I did a quick wiki-collate of a couple of the essays, to be sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me, but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to do a full collation and see what I’ve really found. And a colleague sent me some early Josiah Warren articles, which need to be compared to the two “practical details” volumes, so it’s starting to look like a week of text-collation and bibliographical details. Could be far worse…

  4. Drunkenatheist

    haha, I can empathize, man. From 3.07 – 12.09, I moved six times. About 6 mos. ago, I hit the point where I’m viewing possessions as nothing but shit I have to drag to another place. (One good thing about it: that mentality definitely helps force me to make better decisions re: what I need/don’t need.) We’ve been slowly paring things down because I just can’t deal with clutter and extraneous, unused crap laying around here.

    As for the shameless portion… A friend of mine is doing the NNAF Bowl-a-Thon for Philly’s Women’s Medical Fund this year. She’s met her personal fundraising goal, but WMF is short of making their goal by $363. The Philly goal is $24K, and for anyone who would rather donate to a less fortunate funding org, there are six groups that have not yet raised $1K. I have info and all the groups linked on this blog post (from earlier this evening): http://drunkenatheist.com/2011/04/25/late-birthday-gift/

    Good luck with the move!!

  5. Gary Chartier

    I had a great time at the Pacific Division APA over the weekend. It was lots of fun to see Roderick and to meet Jennifer Baker and Doug Rasmussen, who were both thoughtful and good-natured commentators on Economic Justice and Natural Law (the same goes for Doug den Uyl and David Gordon, who weren’t able to be there). Elenor and I had an enjoyable lunch with Neera Badhwar, and I got to know Dave Schmidtz and Cate Johnson over breakfast on Sunday. Then, Roderick and I wandered around San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and traded silly observations about signs and window displays before meeting Elenor for lunch. Many, many thanks to the Molinari Society for making this happen!

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