The Pioneers Press/Hard Fifty Farm crew celebrating Jack’s second birthday. The chickens were the clean-up crew; they LOVE toddler parties!
Photoshoot with my first pattypan squash. How cute is this thing?! Growing your own food is the best.
Happy second birthday, sweet Jack. <3
Forget the room of one’s own - write in the kitchen, lock yourself up
in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job or during meals, between sleeping or waking. I write while sitting on the john. No long stretches at the typewriter unless you’re wealthy or have a patron - you may not even own a typewriter. While you wash the floor or clothes listen to the words chanting in your body. When you’re depressed, angry, hurt, when compassion and love possess you.
When you cannot help but write
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
If you aren’t growing your own food yet, I highly recommend you start! I barely know more than my toddlers do about gardening (dig a hole, plant a seed, give it water, pull the weeds, harvest the food) and we’re still getting great results. Such an amazing feeling to get food fresh from your own backyard to feed yourself and the people you care about!
I’ll be part of the panel discussing running a zine distro on Sunday, July 13th at 3:15pm. It will be moderated by Alex Wrekk and will include our buds from Sweet Candy, Brown Recluse, and Antiquated Future zine distros! Come grill us for information!
And come see me at the Pioneers Press table!
Back in stock at Pioneers Press!
Check, check, check it out!
NEW ARRIVALS TO PIONEERS PRESS!
We have limited quantities of all of these, so if something tickles your fancy, you should grab it up quick!
Thanks for your support! xoxo Jessie and Pioneers Press
Awesome mail day at Pioneers Press yesterday! Got the new issue of Shameless Magazine, a box of books that from AK Press (traded for custom buttons!), a restock of loot from one of our favorite zinesters (Jonas!), a zine submission with a lovely hand-drawn envelope from local artists, and an incredibly sweet and well-timed care package from our friend in Canada, with medicinal herbs (and chocolate!) to keep us going strong. Huge thanks to all you snail mail senders out there. Getting mail is one of the best things about running a distro!
Jack and I at the zine mobile launch.
It was a little overwhelming having the kids there. They’re used to having a lot of freedom on the farm (lots of personal space, freedom to explore/climb/run/etc without intervention from grown-ups) and don’t have much experience with sidewalks, roads, traffic, strangers, etc. I had to police them a lot, which wasn’t any fun for any of us. Definitely time to start getting these kids street smart!