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Title: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 03:35:35 PM
Dear Readers,

Since its inception, Notes from the Gean has continued to expand to now include all of the haikai genres. As we continue to grow we also hope to publish more educational pieces, scholarly articles, special features and reviews from outside sources.

Notes from the Gean is a team effort and very much a labour of love for our editors--many of whom work on other projects--and all give generously of their precious time and great experience to ensure Notes from the Gean continues to remain successful and true to our vision. It is due to the combined efforts, work ethic and professional attitude and aptitude of all of our  past, present and guest editors  which has enabled Notes from the Gean to develop into what it is today.

I also realise that we would have achieved nothing without the support of all of you within the haiku community, who have enabled Notes from the Gean to publish traditional pieces,  one to four-line haiku, experimental work, and to also promote exciting new talent alongside with established writers.

Therefore, As Notes from the Gean enters its third year I  would, like to thank our literary contributors, loyal readership, financial friends and editors for ensuring that we have been successful and true to our goals, as outlined in our mission statement.

You are all a part of this and I'd like you all to join me now in wishing:

a very happy birthday to the Gean Team!



Colin Stewart Jones, Managing Editor

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btw i am going to print this in our next issue, our third year... 2nd birthday..
i would like to include some testimonials
so please indicate in your replies if you give permission for me to use some of what you may say

love ya

col :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: hairy on April 09, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
Hello Col:  Well said! And Happy 3rd Birthday!

Being almost a rank beginner in my haiku/senryu journey (commencing a few months back) but having workshopped a few poems to my satisfaction, I decided to submit to "notes from the gean" and was pleasantly surprised when I received notification that my tanka would appear in their next (June) issue. My first submission! The reason I submitted was that I heard "notes from the gean" was receptive to new poets--and it's true.

All I can say: whether you are a beginner or a seasoned haijin, there is a wealth of haiku genres at your fingertips (or shall I say cursor-tips?) to read, enjoy and learn from--including essays and articles that truly educate and inspire.

Continued success!

Al Fogel

Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 04:15:36 PM
thanks Al

your well wishes are most welcome, that is most kind of you
it is a pleasure to nurture new talent!

and i've seen yer dashboard tanka and it is a beauty

btw our 3rd year but 2nd birthday lol

cheers

col
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 04:19:17 PM
may i use some of what you have said in a testimonial Al?

btw glad to have taken your publishing virginity lol

col :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: hairy on April 09, 2011, 04:23:27 PM
Col: Glad to break my "virginity"  with "notes" Brought me unbelievable luck. My next submission-- a Runners up in HCC! Use any or all--and btw..  I was projecting a 3rd birthday-- which surely will come to pass!

p.s. Re: my "dashboard.." tanka: A shout out to Aubrie Cox who helped workshop the tanka to my satisfaction. Thanks, Aubrie!

Al
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: John McManus on April 09, 2011, 04:51:33 PM
Hi Colin, I too had some of my first ever haiku published in NFTG, and have continued to submit as I feel it is one of the best journals out there at the moment.

Happy second birthday and let's hope there are many, many more.

BTW Col, I really enjoyed your interview with John McDonald. I actually know the pub it was conducted in! One of my closest friends is a regular there, what a small world we live in!
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 05:19:35 PM
thx john

glad gean was one of the mags to first feature your poems


u must be a rugby man if you know the guildford arms

it is a great bar
i used to work the door there years ago
a lot stronger and fitter then lol

col :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: John McManus on April 09, 2011, 06:07:54 PM
Ha, since you worked the door there you probably turfed my mate out on his ear a few times!

I'm more a football man than a rugby man, but I did used to play rugby a few years back, both union and league.

 
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: Lorin on April 09, 2011, 06:40:53 PM
 ;D  tee hee...which is real football, rugby, soccer or football?

(but of course I'm Australian and a tad prejudiced in this matter)

- Lorin

Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 06:47:28 PM
rugby league is a real man's game
union is good too
Scotland beat the world champs, S Africa not long ago

but football, yuk i hate the name soccer, is the beautiful game

Manchester United vs Barcelona in the champions league final

final score 2:1 to United
Rooney to score first

get yer bets on...you heard it here first folks

col  :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: Lorin on April 09, 2011, 07:00:43 PM
...well, we have all three in Australia, football, soccer and rugby (in that order, descending as to IQ level required to play the games  8) )

At least we share cricket with most of the other English-speaking nations  ;D

- Lorin
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 07:09:00 PM
ah but your football, Aussies rules, was stolen from the Irish - Gaelic Football

just ask john lol

col
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: sandra on April 09, 2011, 08:44:16 PM
Rugby is a game for thugs  played by gentlemen ...

Football is game for gentlement played by thugs ...


- Sandra, from the home of this year's Rugby World Cup

(please god, don't let us lose again) :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: Lorin on April 09, 2011, 08:46:30 PM
... could be, Col, there were as many Irish 'immigrants' here as Scots in the early days.

Hi Sandra...they're all thugs, imho, but rugby is played by the real boofheads...give me the male form in cricket, any day.  8)

- Lorin
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 09, 2011, 10:05:50 PM
sorry sandra that is a misquote
the correct saying is:

Rugby is a game played by gentlemen with odd shaped balls!

have any of you ever seen or played against a police rugby team
now there is violence for ya

Scotland for the cup
but i have a sneaky feeling the English will do well

depending on how the groups are set up, I fancy an England S.Africa to meet in the final again
does anyone know the seeding?

col
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: John McManus on April 10, 2011, 12:22:45 AM
Col, I like your thinking regarding the Champions League, although the potential semi against Schalke will be tricky and united have an appalling record against german teams in the latter stages of the CL (barring the 99 final of course!)

I too hate the term soccer!

Lorin I do believe that aussie rules could well have evolved from gaelic football, it is a logical assumption given the similarities between the two games and the amount of irish that immigrated down under even before the potato famine.  

Sandra they are all bloody thugs and crooks, mainly because the commercialisation of mainstream sports has intensified the need for success and so people tend to do 'whatever it takes' to get their team a win. I was an academy player for my local football team Carlisle United, and I can tell you that they taught us how to dive, and how to waste time in order to win a game. Sad I know, but it's the truth!

Regards,
John    
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: Don Baird on April 10, 2011, 12:28:43 AM
"Three Cheers to the Gean!!!
 ;D

Great job Col and team.  You all rock!!!
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: colin stewart jones on April 10, 2011, 03:28:02 AM
ah don true,

but you da man!

col :)
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: sandra on April 10, 2011, 03:37:57 AM
Ah boofheads - there's a word I haven't heard in a while.

Course the union players used to look down their noses at league ... then figured how much they could make playing league, esp in Oz, and switched codes ... then union went pro and some of the came back again.

And then you've got someone like Sonny Bill who just can't make up his mind what he wants to be - union, league, union ... boxing!
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: sandra on April 10, 2011, 03:40:46 AM
Hi Colin,

The pool match draw is here:

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/pools/index.html

England and Scotland are in the same pool, along with Argentina so that might muck things up a bit.

The top of the table in the other 3 pools looks to be pretty clear cut. Go Georgia!
Title: Re: Birthday for Gean
Post by: sandra on April 10, 2011, 03:48:32 AM
Hey John, you don't have to tell me what professionalism has done to union. Combine that with crowds that like to see players show a bit of "mongrel" and it's a blood sport! (League's worse though, I think.)

My son chose hockey as a 5-year-old and I wasn't a bit sad ... except when three seasons ago he decided to volunteer to be the goalie! However, he's done some training with an ex-Chile rep goalie and who's now a Master level goalie and that's certainly helped.

It was when she dropped to the ground in her full kit and did one-arm push-ups that he began to realise it might be a bit more serious than he thought! :)