My apologies for the flurry of messages in recent days; I've got a
lot of catching up to do.
Thanks to those of you who let me know that my update-on-me message
of early July did not get thru to SANET. I was having hellacious
problems with Internet service and my mail client, which seem to be
ironed out <knock on wood> now.
In that message I wrote to let folks know that I'd moved from Madison
to San Francisco in June. Some of you realize this decision was a
long time in coming (several years), though to others it will
probably look like a surprise.
My new contact information is in my .sig file, below. If you wish to
update your surface mailing lists, which I'd appreciate, I can send
you my address upon request.
I am still the communications manager for CIAS, and will remain so
through the end of 1999. My colleagues and I worked out an
arrangement where I can telecommute, with several trips back to
Madison for important meetings (about every 8 weeks). My postal mail
and AAE e-mail are forwarded here from the office, I check my voice
mail there routinely, and I attend weekly CIAS staff meetings and
other key meetings via teleconference. So far it's working out well,
and I find it's much easier to focus on certain activities--like
writing, reviews, research, new information product development, and
Web work--than in our hot and crowded offices in Madison.
In this way I can also help see CIAS through this, and other,
transitions, and assist with communication planning and assessment in
In addition, I am working out a contract with the Great Lakes Grazing
Network (a Kellogg project thru the Wisconsin Rural Development
Center) to do Web content engineering for them around grass-based
farming. This excites me a lot because it'll get a lot of stuff I
know out of my head, and to where others can use it. It also excites
me because it gives me a chance to work with Kim Cates, who is as
canny and splendid a networker as I've met since Mike Cannell walked
My intent is to continue working in sustainable and organic ag here
in northern California, and possibly even on a national basis. We'll
see what the gods have in mind, regarding the various scenarios for
that. They may have ideas that they haven't communicated to me yet.
(I'm pretty sure that last week's thought of signing up for service
on a trans-Pacific merchant vessel was the suggestion of a Trickster,
probably one from my father's family of sailors, naval engineers,
shipbuilders, and assorted rogues of that ilk. :^)
If you want to hear more, let me know; I've prepared a longer letter
to go to selected list servers (less public ones than SANET).
Writing from the edge of Western civilization, though firmly rooted
in the Midwest, with tendrils stretching back to the Atlantic
seaboard, I wish you
Center for Integrated Ag Systems, UW-Madison
UW voice mail: 608-262-8018
Home office: 415-504-6474 (504-MISH)
Home office fax: Same as above, phone first for enabling
We must imagine the unimaginable, think the unthinkable,
describe the indescribable, and do the impossible. --Philip Berrigan
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