Morphogenesis - Priestessing on the edge of chaos
Morphogenesis from the Greek morphe, form and genesis, coming into being

Saturday, March 1, 2003day link 

 Tired of Spam?
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I get tired of spam in my ebox. I am glad to see that there is a movement afoot to isolate spammers. Here is an article from ZDNet David Berlind decided to do something about it. You can read about his reason's why here.

David did some research and organized a meeting to rally support for an anti-spam coalition. SpamJam was born on Feburary 15th when industry praticipantsgathered for the first time.

If you ask the average Internet user, or even the above average Internet user, what the negative effects of spam are, more often than not they will tell you about the first edge of the double-edged sword that is spam. It's the one we all know about. The one where our inboxes get clogged, our productivity is drained, and valuable resources such as storage space and network bandwidth are unnecessarily consumed. For businesses, this often translates into a quantifiable loss.

But there is a second, more insidious edge to spam and the stakes associated with that edge are actually higher than those associated with the first edge. This second edge has to do with (1) the blacklists that ISPs have been forced to build or subscribe to in an effort to keep spam from passing through their systems and (2) the amount of legitimate email that is denied safe passage through the Internet as a result of those blacklists. Why would ISPs attempt to block spam if their spam countermeasures end up blocking legitimate mail too? There are several reasons. But two of the most common ones have to do with the threat that spam poses to the reliability of their services and the desire to keep themselves from becoming an entry on the blacklists that other ISPs subscribe to. gathered for the first time to set anti-spam standards.

They close in saying:

JamSpam is all about creating an industry-wide initiative to take action against the double-edged sword of spam now. Not tomorrow. Over the last two decades, the technology industry has proven time and time again that its members can set aside their competitive differences and work together to produce interoperable protocols that solve a mutual problem. It's about producing a protocol that not only solves a problem for everyone in the room. It's about the betterment of the entire Internet community. No other problem demands this sort of collaboration today like spam does. If there was ever a time to produce an anti-spam protocol that interoperates between the many email-enabled systems that are connected to the Internet, now is that time.

Check the website for more details. Join the anti-spam clan today!

 Blogging or Bogged down
picture 1 Mar 2003 @ 19:11
Oh my, where does the time go? Seems the days fly by before I find myself blogging again. Raymond posted a rant about the challenge of being the last land line in our canyon. Makes blogging a slow process.

When I read articles like this one from Rebecca's Pocket or from Julie, I am more inclined to find time. Well and of course Ming always has something to read that sparks my thoughts.

 Goddess Monologues - Zsuzsanna E. Budapest
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Z Budapest has released a new CD of stories, poems and meditations from two of her books GrandMother of Time and GrandMother Moon. Winter is the first in a series of CD's Z's is calling Goddess Monologues:

"Align yourself with the universe. Mythical winter as rest and regeneration. Poems/Holydays and stories from Grandmother Moon and Grandmother of Time. The whole CD floats on the beautiful choral works of Bela Bartok and the Hungarian Women's Chorus from Gyor."

Congratulations Z!

And just who is Z Budapest?

Zsuzsanna E. Budapest, better known as "Z," is a passionately committed feminist who sees Goddess religion as a crucial ideological and psychological support to the work of feminism. She is considered to be one of the founding mothers of the women's spirituality movement, and coined the term "feminist spirituality." She is the author of The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, GrandMother of Time, GrandMother Moon, The Goddess in the Office, The Goddess in the Bedroom and Summoning the Fates. She is the spiritual mother of the American Dianic Tradition and as High Priestess within her tradition, she leads Goddess-centered retreats and celebrations throughout the year. She is also the matron of the Women's Spirituality Forum and uses her work with the forum to further women's spirituality, education, empowerment and peace.

She is the founding mother of the Dianic Tradition which began in Los Angeles, CA on Winter Solstice night 1971. When Z moved north to the SF Bay area, she ordained Ruth Rhiannon Barrett to stand at center. Ruth was with the Los Angeles Community, Circle of Aradia, for twenty years before moving to Madison, Wi. Ruth along with Falcon River co-founded The Temple of Diana.

Before leaving the Los Angeles area, Ruth ordained Holin Badger Shubad, who stands center at Arachne's Grove and me. I stands center at Circle of Aradia. Amazing to think that COA entered our 32nd year of serving women in the greater Los Angeles Community.

Oh dear, seems I have done my own Goddess Monologue...Anyway check out Z's new CD.

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