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January/February 2001


 

What Are We Thinking!

In just 15 years, there will be one billion more of us on this already over-burdened, struggling planet.  We are an omnivorous species, strongly disinclined to conserve anything that we can devour; thus, we face predictable results from our refusal to limit population growth: depletion of vital resources -- especially water, societal destabilization, and accelerated degradation of the environment.  How can we, in good conscience, do nothing to prevent our own children and future generations from having to live in such a self-created hell on earth?  And how dare our highest "moral" leaders aid & abet the situation by restricting even free speech on the subject of responsible family planning around the world!

-- Bill Joyner

 

The word "whole" means to be healthy, to be sane, it also means holy

--Krishnamurti


You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... you must do the thing you think you cannot do.

--Eleanor Roosevelt


Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

--Mohandas Gandhi


"It's a fairly embarrassing situation to admit that we can't find 90 percent of the universe."

--Dr. Bruce H. Margon, Astrophysicist, on missing matter in the universe


 

 

The central core of biblical faith points away from the infallible pope and the inerrant page.  It requires a movement toward maturity among ordinary people, more personal choice and less dependency on higher-ups.

People who hunger for this kind of authority over them suffer from the wounds dealt out by parents and schools and jobs where they have never been encouraged to flex their decision-making capacities.  But in order to mature, the last thing they need is one more perfect master to solve their problems for them.  They need friends and families and larger settings in which their confidence in their own capacities will be strengthened.

--Harvey Cox in Turning East pp 108, 109

Man's last freedom is his freedom to choose how he will react in any given situation.

--Victor Frankel


The way to reduce abortion is to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

--Ellen Goodman

Family planning prevents abortion.  Family planning is the only thing that prevents abortion.

--Gloria Feldt, Planned Parenthood


I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but who see nothing in sea or sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books.  It were far better to sail forever in the night of blindness with sense and feeling, and mind, than to be content with the mere act of seeing.  The only lightless dark is the night of darkness in ignorance and insensibility.

--Helen Keller


Actuality is a unity of possibility and necessity.

--Soren Kierkegaard


A rule of warfare: it's better to be stronger at the point where the fortune of the day is to be decided, even at the cost of being deplorably weaker, if necessary, everywhere else.

--Napoleon

 

 

America The Beautiful Fund
***********************
1730 K. Street, N.W. Suite 1002
Washington, DC 20006
Write for information about their FREE SEEDS offer!

Kiki Joyner - Air Borne Creations
7365 Main St. Suite 111
Stratford, CT 06614 - 203-373-1353
keekstar@juno.com

 

The Cinema Circus Movie-Go-Round
January - February 2001

I've seen 2 movies recently, both quite excellent, in my humble opinion.  You Can Count On Me explores brilliantly the many ways that best of friends can let each other down, even when well-intentioned.  The story will capture your attention and carry you along, but be prepared for a downhill journey with little levity and no room for dodging the truth.

The other movie I saw was Robert Altman's stylish romp through modern-day Dallas in Dr. T & The Women. Serious human stuff is going on here, even though a sense of sardonic comedy sets the tone throughout.  The theme of this hilarious study seems to be how easily simple love can completely blow us away and how lucky it is if we come out of it relatively intact.

Ok. two more movies: Holy Smoke and Ghost Dog.  Having always wanted to see both, I checked them out on video.  I wouldn't be in any great hurry to rush out and follow my example although both are interesting.  I was reluctant to see Jane Campion's Holy Smoke, since I didn't really like her earlier film, The Piano, but I was drawn to the subject matter of Holy Smoke, the life-altering effects of being in a cult.  It proceeds in a half-serious, half-funny way, moving along quite smartly for awhile, but in the end it gets overwhelmed by Ms. Campion's propensity for soft core porn, the weightier and lighter issues being undercut by chaotic cleverness and attempted cuteness.  I don't know, there's just something about her films that, for me, is unnecessarily distasteful.  However, I do like the line when Kate Winslett says to Harvey Keitel, after their deprogramming romp, "O.k., I admit that in India I fell under the influence of forces beyond my control. What about you?"

Ghost Dog is a different story.  What else would you expect from its director, Jim Jarmusch?  It is well-done and easy to watch throughout.  I just don't want to be entertained by people with guns blowing each other away, however elegantly and artfully it is done.  Maybe I'm being too harsh.  In any case, it's just a private preference of mine right now.  If you don't mind a kind of cartoonish portrayal of real life thugs, hit men and the like, it's really quite a show!

--Bill Joyner

People are prone to ask these days about the 2001 Seed Catalog Calendar.  How is it doing? And I am inclined to say, "quite well thanks."  People like it. I do too!  It's fun to wonder where it might find itself hanging around.  A friend nearby has it installed in her bathroom, from whence recently, she said, a visitor emerged exclaiming, "I just read the most amazing thing in there!"  On various walls across the world, this banner of The Seed Catalog unfurls itself, inviting one and all to re-experience the pleasures of reflective thought.

The 2001 Seed Catalog Calendar may well be something of a collector's item. Only 300 were printed.  Nevertheless, this invaluable almanac of ageless ideas is something to keep, I would think, long after the year 2001 is over & done with.

--Bill Joyner

 

Imagine This!

A continuous mobius strip of verba-licious images, a multi-ringed, rainbow-circus of refracted colors, a plethora of epiphanies!  Graphic reminders of buried treasures, brought to life again before our very eyes!  Seeds of affirmation and awareness to enrich the imagination.  A whirlwind of fecundity in seminal patterns of undifferentiated continuity! WOW! It must be THE 2001 SEED CATALOG CALENDAR!

THE 2001 SEED CATALOG CALENDAR

2001 Seed Catalog Calendar Cover

William T. Joyner
Editor

Printed and spiral bound 11" x 14" calendar available for a donation of $4.00 per copy plus $1.50 mailing cost -  for more information contact Bill Joyner 
via U.S. Mail:  P.O. Box 3411 / Sarasota, FL 34230 
or email Bill at
joynerbill28@gmail.com

 

The Seed Catalog
William T. Joyner, Editor
THE SEED CATALOG is available by mail for an annual suggested donation of $5.00
-- or any expression of interest. I try to do at least 6 issues a year. Thanks for tuning in!
--Bill Joyner / P.O. Box 3411 / Sarasota, FL 34230

Send me your feedback - comments, suggestions and contributions welcome

 

 

The central core of biblical faith points away from the infallible pope and the inerrant page.  It requires a movement toward maturity among ordinary people, more personal choice and less dependency on higher-ups.

People who hunger for this kind of authority over them suffer from the wounds dealt out by parents and schools and jobs where they have never been encouraged to flex their decision-making capacities.  But in order to mature, the last thing they need is one more perfect master to solve their problems for them.  They need friends and families and larger settings in which their confidence in their own capacities will be strengthened.

--Harvey Cox in Turning East pp 108, 109

Man's last freedom is his freedom to choose how he will react in any given situation.

--Victor Frankel


The way to reduce abortion is to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

--Ellen Goodman

Family planning prevents abortion.  Family planning is the only thing that prevents abortion.

--Gloria Feldt, Planned Parenthood


I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but who see nothing in sea or sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books.  It were far better to sail forever in the night of blindness with sense and feeling, and mind, than to be content with the mere act of seeing.  The only lightless dark is the night of darkness in ignorance and insensibility.

--Helen Keller


Actuality is a unity of possibility and necessity.

--Soren Kierkegaard


A rule of warfare: it's better to be stronger at the point where the fortune of the day is to be decided, even at the cost of being deplorably weaker, if necessary, everywhere else.

--Napoleon

 

 

America The Beautiful Fund
***********************
1730 K. Street, N.W. Suite 1002
Washington, DC 20006
Write for information about their FREE SEEDS offer!

Kiki Joyner - Air Borne Creations
7365 Main St. Suite 111
Stratford, CT 06614 - 203-373-1353
keekstar@juno.com

 

The Cinema Circus Movie-Go-Round
January - February 2001

I've seen 2 movies recently, both quite excellent, in my humble opinion.  You Can Count On Me explores brilliantly the many ways that best of friends can let each other down, even when well-intentioned.  The story will capture your attention and carry you along, but be prepared for a downhill journey with little levity and no room for dodging the truth.

The other movie I saw was Robert Altman's stylish romp through modern-day Dallas in Dr. T & The Women. Serious human stuff is going on here, even though a sense of sardonic comedy sets the tone throughout.  The theme of this hilarious study seems to be how easily simple love can completely blow us away and how lucky it is if we come out of it relatively intact.

Ok. two more movies: Holy Smoke and Ghost Dog.  Having always wanted to see both, I checked them out on video.  I wouldn't be in any great hurry to rush out and follow my example although both are interesting.  I was reluctant to see Jane Campion's Holy Smoke, since I didn't really like her earlier film, The Piano, but I was drawn to the subject matter of Holy Smoke, the life-altering effects of being in a cult.  It proceeds in a half-serious, half-funny way, moving along quite smartly for awhile, but in the end it gets overwhelmed by Ms. Campion's propensity for soft core porn, the weightier and lighter issues being undercut by chaotic cleverness and attempted cuteness.  I don't know, there's just something about her films that, for me, is unnecessarily distasteful.  However, I do like the line when Kate Winslett says to Harvey Keitel, after their deprogramming romp, "O.k., I admit that in India I fell under the influence of forces beyond my control. What about you?"

Ghost Dog is a different story.  What else would you expect from its director, Jim Jarmusch?  It is well-done and easy to watch throughout.  I just don't want to be entertained by people with guns blowing each other away, however elegantly and artfully it is done.  Maybe I'm being too harsh.  In any case, it's just a private preference of mine right now.  If you don't mind a kind of cartoonish portrayal of real life thugs, hit men and the like, it's really quite a show!

--Bill Joyner

People are prone to ask these days about the 2001 Seed Catalog Calendar.  How is it doing? And I am inclined to say, "quite well thanks."  People like it. I do too!  It's fun to wonder where it might find itself hanging around.  A friend nearby has it installed in her bathroom, from whence recently, she said, a visitor emerged exclaiming, "I just read the most amazing thing in there!"  On various walls across the world, this banner of The Seed Catalog unfurls itself, inviting one and all to re-experience the pleasures of reflective thought.

The 2001 Seed Catalog Calendar may well be something of a collector's item. Only 300 were printed.  Nevertheless, this invaluable almanac of ageless ideas is something to keep, I would think, long after the year 2001 is over & done with.

--Bill Joyner

 

Imagine This!

A continuous mobius strip of verba-licious images, a multi-ringed, rainbow-circus of refracted colors, a plethora of epiphanies!  Graphic reminders of buried treasures, brought to life again before our very eyes!  Seeds of affirmation and awareness to enrich the imagination.  A whirlwind of fecundity in seminal patterns of undifferentiated continuity! WOW! It must be THE 2001 SEED CATALOG CALENDAR!

THE 2001 SEED CATALOG CALENDAR

2001 Seed Catalog Calendar Cover

William T. Joyner
Editor

Printed and spiral bound 11" x 14" calendar available for a donation of $4.00 per copy plus $1.50 mailing cost -  for more information contact Bill Joyner 
via U.S. Mail:  P.O. Box 3411 / Sarasota, FL 34230 
or email Bill at
joynerbill28@gmail.com

 

The Seed Catalog
William T. Joyner, Editor
THE SEED CATALOG is available by mail for an annual suggested donation of $5.00
-- or any expression of interest. I try to do at least 6 issues a year. Thanks for tuning in!
--Bill Joyner / P.O. Box 3411 / Sarasota, FL 34230

Send me your feedback - comments, suggestions and contributions welcome