In April, 1991, Jozef donated a kidney to
our then five-year-old son, Dylan. During that time, he read dozens
of books and wrote extensively. An outcome of all the contemplation
was a desire to produce a newsletter on topics of reflection and
discussion. Originally called, A Course for Teachers, the
newsletter was renamed Metaphoria with the November 1994 issue.
In a belief that we can resolve our problems (and the world's)
through improving our relationships, we began writing the
newsletter in an attempt at clarifying our thinking. Metaphoria became a way to share our thoughts with others.
We came to the realization that we are responsible for finding
the solutions that already exist within us. Action is necessary
for change to happen, and, action comes from the non judgmental
Over the years, Metaphoria, has become more attuned to the
socio-political realities of its publishers and authors and to
that of the world at large.
Metaphoria is a provocative progressive newsletter for the workers
of the world. It is especially for those who think
non-traditionally - outside the box of the corporate media mindset
and the traditional duopoly of the status quo monopolistic
political philosophy dictating world-wide neo-liberal policies.
It provokes those who are not into intellectual challenge should
they be so equipped.
Metaphoria engages the reader in such fashion as to provoke
discourse, discussion and (often passionate) debate, which has
been replaced by the video sound-bite and the closed mindedness
propagated by the mavins of Madison Avenue. Metaphoria is the
continuation of the dialectic whch draws from the wisdom
literature of the world and its non-mainstream sources of
reporting world events.
Ending its 18th year of publication in August 2011, Metaphoria has been used as a supplementary source of information and as a
focal point for dynamic interactive discussion in an experimental
high school philosophy course as well as within political,
philosophical and church discussion groups. It has been
republished and reprinted in the respected Veterans for Peace
national, the Rutland Herald, humanist magazines, and numerous
peace, social justice, humanist, skeptic, and other websites.
The authors hope you enjoy this 12-year documentary and cathartic
journey that is Metaphoria.