There are several things going on here. Mainly this site provides a goad to overcome my procrastination of several years and write a book of very uncertain genre. The only way I can imagine doing this is to begin with Chapter One and continue. Publishing drafts as I go will be like placing posts along a fence line. A half finished fence says a lot about the builder. Next, this serves as a blog for rants, comments and possibly longer pieces and last, I finally have a place to archive work. For the origins of Ztangi Press go here .
FOCUS: Why don’t we start with a little background on you personally and the team you are with? Just some general statements that we can begin to explore in more depth.
Jorda Tivva: Given what we do, maybe I should start by saying that all my life I have been intrigued by cities and this is true of most of the team.
Pre-industrial European societies, for the most part, didn’t conceive of time in the abstract as a scarce commodity that indicated when to work and when not, but as an elastic measure embedded in social relations. The seasons determined work: as daylight waned in winter so too did toil.
Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream by Benjamin Hunnicutt
We are living in a time of dis-ease when the millions who are consistently working long hours pass by the millions of unemployed as ships in the night. The former, physically exhausted from overwork, share with the “chronically unemployed,” themselves psychically drained from months of fruitless search for work, the continuum of employment as the extremities – from none to too much.