Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy Holidays from Minutes Before Six

Dear Readers,

2013 has been an exciting year of change and growth for Minutes Before Six. We have a brilliant new poetry section and a gorgeously updated gallery filling with magnificent art. If you have not yet visited these areas, you should. They are worth your time. 

Over the course of this past year we have presented you with 52 new essays.  Some were penned by writers familiar to you, and others by contributors new to our line up. All opened their minds, hearts and lives to you in an effort to demonstrate that they are more than just numbers; they are human beings worthy of life and second chances.  We learn something new from each writer and we hope you feel as though you do too.

If you like an entry, poem or piece of art on Minutes Before Six, please take a moment to leave a positive comment. Writers and artists receive all comments and your encouragement means a great deal to them. We get our fair share (maybe more) of negative feedback but the purely positive words are few and far between. We also encourage you to share the link of any post you especially like with others who may appreciate it.

Our contributors are open to receiving mail.  They are interested to know what you think of their writing and art and they welcome your suggestions.  Please consider reaching out to one (or more) of them and sharing your thoughts about their work. Or simply let them know you are thinking of them during the holiday season.  Holidays are lonely for many and kind gestures of any sort mean the world to those who are imprisoned. 

MB6 runs completely on volunteer energy. The administrative team absorbs operating costs, and contributors create and submit work using their own personal resources. Stationary, typewriter ribbon, art supplies and postage costs add up quickly. If you are moved to do so, please consider making a donation to an individual contributor whose work has touched you. Some can receive stamps by mail, and others can receive funds through JPay. You may also make a general contribution to Minutes Before Six.  Contributions can be sent to:

Minutes Before Six 
2784 Homestead Road #301 
Santa Clara, CA 95051

We thank you for supporting Minutes Before Six and we wish you peace and love this holiday season and joy in the New Year!

The Minutes Before Six Administrative Team

Thomas Whitaker

Maggie MacAuley

Dorothy Ruelas

Dina Milito


Heather said...

To Thomas, Maggie, Dorothy and Dina,
Thank you all for your good wishes for the Holidays.
Thank you, too, for your excellent MB6; I do indeed learn so much from your contributors. They deserve to be read widely.
My best wishes to you all - may 2014 be a good one for you.
From Heather

A Friend said...

Thank you Heather!