It’s not going to be a monthly zine, it’s going to be a zine per month. As in, I am working up to publishing something each month, but it won’t necessarily be a sequential run with the same title. I want to do stand-alone issues around a specific topic, short series that span a few issues, and some issues that offer a cornucopia of articles. Like the other expressions of this site (blog, newsletter, podcast), each zine will focus on the theme of minimalism as an defiance and path to inner peace.
Each zine will be available in both print and digital formats (pdf, epub, Kindle). The logistics of print are still being worked out. It will likely be a tier on my Patreon, but I would like to have some copies available to order through other venues. Digital versions will be available through a variety of venues.
I will update this page with additional information as we get closer to the relaunch.
Why a Zine?
In an age where everything has gone digital, creating a physical object is appealing. There is a sense of permanence to it. You can read it and form your own opinions, free from the invasive harassment of a comments section. I can write what I want without having to think about how random strangers will annotate it with hateful and uninformed comments. Not everything has to be interactive. Sometimes it’s okay to let a thing stand alone and be what it is.
Why Minimalism, Defiance, and Inner Peace
Minimalism is about getting rid of the things you don’t need, in order to make space for the important things you truly need and want. This extends beyond material possessions to include stress, culture, and relationships. In an entertainment-focused, consumer-driven society, making these choices for yourself and rejecting the popular zeitgeist is an act of defiance. Standing up for yourself, and consciously choosing what you know to be the best course for your life, is the only way to achieve inner peace.