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How Dialogue came to its Alphabet Challenge!

The idea to 'follow the alphabet' evolved as we transitioned from bi-monthly to quarterly editions: with the first edition of our 27th year, in the Autumn of 2013, which featured many inspiring, challenging and unsettling articles reflecting "Art, Activism and Awakening." 

Actually, it was the evolving theme of the Autumn 2013 edition that suggested the “A” imagery, and hence the idea of giving ourselves a playful challenge for the next six and a half years:  to come up with a cover theme for each edition, while working our way through the alphabet. (It worked for mystery writer Sue Grafton ~ she started her series in 1982 and by 2013 had reached the letter W!)

It may sound a bit ‘gimmicky’ – but our (Latin) alphabet is the foundation of the language(s) we use to communicate and this little device, we hope, will help stimulate our creativity and perhaps broaden our horizons!

We will be asking, in each issue, for your suggestions (and contributions) for the “alphabetic” theme for the next issue…

  • Autumn 2013, Vol. 27-1: A.... Art, Activism and Awakening
  • Winter 2013-14, Vol. 27-2 : B... Bold, Brilliant, Beautiful ideas to inspire, in words & images
  • Spring 2014, Vol. 27-3 : C... Canada matters! + Christ Consciousness, cosmology, childbirth...
  • Summer 2014, Vol. 27-4 : D... Darwin's Lost Theory of Love; and deep state/deep politics; dogs; democracy...
  • Autumn 2014, Vol. 28-1 : E... Earth, Empathy, Equality, Elections, Economics, Empower, Energy, Education, Electric, English, Enough, Eclectic, Epiphanies, Enlighten, Emotion, Expression, Exposes, Engage, Experience, Enjoy...
  • Winter 2014-15, Vol. 28-2 : F... Freedom, Flight, Finance, Frye, Future, Fracking, Forgiveness, Family, Fiction, Fact, Fables, Fraud, Fauna, Flora, Forests, Frolic, Fun, Fellowship, Friendship, Folly, Food, Farm, Forage...
  • Spring 2015, Vol. 28-3 : G... Grace, Gaia...
  • Summer 2015, Vol. 28-4 : H... healing, heart, healthy, human, happy, home, haven, ahhh...
  • Autumn 2015, Vol. 29-1 : I... imagination, inspiration ... and illusion...
  • Winter 2015-16, Vol. 29-2 : J... may joy & justice be intertwined in our journeys and in the worlds we create...
  • Spring 2016, Vol. 29-3 : K... kindness, kinship, knowledge, know thyself...
  • Summer 2016, Vol. 29-4 : L... live and let live, Love, learn, laugh, listen...
  • Autumn 2016, Vol. 30-1: M...  myths, magic, music, moon, mother, mayhem, money, mountain, madness, mystery...???
  • Winter 2016-17, Vol. 30-2: N... noetic, 'normal' and some 46 other "N" words...
  • Spring 2017, Vol. 30-3: O... owl, oak, ocean, Orwell, oxymoron, Omega, orb, Ottawa and 44 more "O" words ...
  • Summer 2017, Vol. 30-4: P... ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  • Autumn 2017, Vol. 31-1: Q...
  • Winter 2017-18, Vol. 31-2: R...
  • Spring 2018, Vol. 31-3: S...
  • Summer 2018, Vol. 31-4: T...
  • Autumn 2018, Vol. 32-1: U...
  • Winter 2018-19, Vol. 32-2: V...
  • Spring 2019, Vol. 32-3: W...
  • Summer 2019, Vol. 32-4: X...
  • Autumn 2019, Vol. 33-1: Y...
  • Winter 2019-20, Vol. 33-2: Z...

Please join us as we wend our way through the Alphabet (though we can't promise we won't take some excursions along the way!) 

You can use the Submissions Page to send your ideas, articles, images,etc. - or mail/email (below).

If you have an idea or layout for a themed cover image design, please contact volunteer editor, Janet, at:
dialogue@dialogue.ca
Or mail to: Dialogue magazine, 6227 Groveland Dr.,
                Nanaimo, BC V9V 1B1; Tel. 250-758-9877


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THE  SPRING 2017 ISSUE, Vol. 30, No.3, is online and has been mailed to subscribers. To order a print copy, give us a call: 1-250-758-9877 on Vancouver Island, BC. Or, on this website:
order a gift or subscription

NEXT DEADLINE:
JUNE 1st, 2017

(a little earlier is better)
THE SUMMER ISSUE will feature the cover theme of "P" words...
Plenty of possibilities! - poetry, perspectives, pictures, power, peace, protest, propaganda, prevaricate, +++

Please send comments, inquiries or letters / essays / poetry / art
to
dialogue@dialogue.ca

MAIL: 6227 Groveland Dr., Nanaimo, BC V9V 1B1 CANADA. Or use the Submission Page.

Links to earlier issues can be accessed here.

You can order a copy of the printed magazine!

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QUOTES

"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)

"Since world war two we've managed to create history's first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man' 

In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano  

"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998) 

The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse

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