365 Creativity Project-Day 178

Journal entry:

Journal 7-5-20120001


I do not believe
My life is the only one
Complicated by
The incompetence of those
Who are lacking in manners.

When you tell someone
To expect your arrival
And you are delayed,
As connected as this world
Is, you should contact someone.

If you should decide
Not to do something, do not
Leave those depending
On you without a notice
You have had a change of heart.

It does not cost you
Anything to be polite
And it is the kind
Of thing which builds positive
Reputation with others.

Have a little bit
Of respect for the people
Who put trust in you
Because it is not very
Nice to cause inconvenience.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, July 5, 2012



Screenshot of Adobe Creative Cloud Applications… Wow!


Cover of the first issue of the magazine I published in 1995…


Cover of the second issue of the magazine I published in 1995…


Cover of the third issue of the magazine I published in 1995…

I am grateful:

1.   I save all important emails.
2.   I was able to pay my car and prescription insurance today.
3.   I called Rod and found out he was not coming with Alex’s stuff.
4.   Laura was not angry that I called Rod.
5.   I have copies of Original Creations Magazine.

I hope your Thursday has gone well. If you possibly can, take some time to do something creative now. It can be anything, just use your imagination to accomplish some work. Creativity is your right.

If you need a prompt, write about something that irritates you. You can approach this in any way that pleases you. I know it should not be too hard. If you use the prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by Laura on July 5, 2012 - 8:00 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    I’d love to hear more about the magazine you published in 1995. Why did you stop–or are you still publishing? I love the covers.
    Thundering and storming here-I love summer thunderstorms!
    Have a great evening!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 5, 2012 - 8:44 pm

      Laura, I edited, published, and printed the magazine. I had a large format laser printer and produced it on my own. I did those three issues and had to suspend publication. I was sending free copies to all contributors and the production costs and postage became overwhelming. I was not able to gain a subscription base, and I was unwilling to use ads to pay costs. It was purely an art and literary magazine. I have wanted to revive it on the web, or even in print, but Social Security does not give me enough income to finance it. Those who have seen it were very impressed with it, and I think the work was good, but not being independently wealthy I had to stop. When I look back at it I think it is pretty amazing considering the technology available back then. I loved doing it, but it was not a real success. I don’t think it would be appropriate to put the pages on the web because of the rights of contributors, but I saw no reason not to show the covers since I designed and made them.

  2. #3 by Kiril on July 5, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    Love those covers!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 5, 2012 - 11:20 pm

      They were pretty cool for the technology that was available back then. I was seriously working with programs at the time.

      Thanks Kiril.

  3. #5 by Veronica Roth on July 6, 2012 - 9:01 am

    JoAnn, how aggravating for you. I’m glad you wrote this down; bet it helped release some of that tension. The magazine does look great. It would be wonderful to start something like that on-line. Is there any way to get a hold of the contributors? Bet they would love to get their work “out there”.

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 6, 2012 - 10:39 pm

      Veronica, it was quite aggravating, and I could not think about anything else so I wrote about it. Not the nicest entry, but I cannot always push down my feelings.

      Thank you… if I could support it I would bring the magazine online, but I doubt it is feasible. I don’t think there is any way I could track down those contributors. I mean it has been so long and I lost all but those three copies of the magazine in the misfortunes of my life. I don’t have the addresses, email addresses of those people. I am very lucky to still have those copies. I wish I could do something like it again, because I absolutely loved it.

      I think that is why I decided to do the 24 Hour Zine Thing. I know it won’t be nearly as good as something with talented contributors, but I will get to work with layouts and make something that maybe someone else might enjoy. I am thinking I am just going to print what I do here on my inkjet printer. It won’t look as nice as something done at a shop, but it will be mine. I am not too keen on giving other people money to publish my work. I am unfortunately one of those people who wants to own a publishing house, but financially can only print limited quality and quantity.

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