Two: How To Use The Almanack
The Almanack is a resource. It has essays of all sorts, fiction,
visual art high and low, finished and unfinished works. The easiest way to
approach most of the writing is to download it and print it on paper – some
pieces are longer than the average net article.
Primarily, the aim of The Almanack is to spur thought and discussion
and to spread theories and interpretations of ideas I think may be useful or
beneficial to the public. My ideas are primarily philosophical and ethical,
but some are also theological and spiritual in nature, not to mention
psychological and, of course, political. I reserve the right to speak from
all points of view so long as I am competent to do so.
A secondary aim is cultural; whether by sharing my own art of various sorts
or through literature, commentaries, or seemingly uncouth rants and vulgar
stories, I would like to make a (very, very) small, but positive,
contribution to the ongoing discussion that is Western Culture. Sometimes
even a fool speaks wisdom.
A third aim is entertainment. Some things I make are heavily laced with
material created simply because I find it enjoyable and possibly humorous.
Perhaps, if nothing else, you may find some of the things I make enjoyable
as well, even if you don’t particularly agree with me.
As stated above, you may link to this site or things within this site for
free as long as you give me and this site full credit and spread the word it
exists. You may reprint or quote my non-fiction writings at length
only on not-for-profit sites or within not-for-profit printed works
on condition that a) I am notified of the use, b) a copy of the site address
or printed work is made available to me, and c) I am given full credit and
an opportunity to make short remarks for potential clarification if I see
Contact me about any desire to use images prior to borrowing them.
Anyone wishing to use the material on this website in any way that may
lead to profits of any sort must contact me and work out a deal and receive
my written and signed permission first. Of course, short quotes for
reviews, summaries, and other works may be covered by Fair Use laws and I do
not expect compensation for such. Only, as a courtesy, allow me to know
when, where, and how my work is to be used or reviewed in case of a Fair Use
situation so I can make note of it.
Finally, I welcome e-mail. I am not interested in spam, but I am certainly
interested in comments, discussions, suggestions, ideas, and questions.
Whether you agree or don’t, or you aren’t sure, or if you see something you
like or don’t, feel free to write.