Gratefully, to my readers:
During the height of the Stephen Leacock Project, from 2017 to 2019, I maintained three blogs and the Voyageur Storytelling web site, backed by Twitter, Facebook, and a substantial e-mailing list, because I wanted to be able to come at the subject from several directions at the same time. In other words, I tried to look at Stephen Leacock with fourfold vision, or more. I thought he was worth the effort, and still do. He was a pretty good fourfold visionary in his day, but his tools were not superlative. Others have moved into the field, often I fear without even being aware that he had been there before them.
In recent weeks I have formally launched the Fourfold Vision Projectile, firing it in four directions, as is fitting. These are:
The Voyageur Storytelling Web Site, http://www.voyageurstorytelling.ca. I keep this going because it is handy, flexible, and respectful to the roots of all this endeavour, which owe so much to my years and friends in storytelling. Whatever I do with ideas, I do them as a storyteller, with the strengths and limitations of that cast of mind. This web site will remain the central chamber of the whole projectile.
In Search of the Great Canadian Œvirsaga. I keep my narrative wits fresh through this one, using random ramification. It fires through KnICH Magazine (see below), with an article every two weeks, on Fridays under the current schedule.
Girdling the Northern Quadrasphere Latitudinally. I am using this to experiment with a different way of viewing geography, starting from the North Pole and working southward. The technical method is not so much fourfold as labyrinthine. This also fires through KnICH Magazine every two weeks, on Tuesdays.
My Fourfold Visions Blog, https://paulwconway.wordpress.com/. I use this to comment on current public affairs, applying a fourfold (or at least not a onefold) vision to them as far as I am able.
I back these up with Twitter (@conwaypaulw), two Facebook pages (Paul W Conway and Voyageur Storytelling) and the e-mail list. It all helps to keep the mind alive.
KnICH Magazine is edited by my son Patrick. Besides my two threads it includes two threads of his, one exploring the world of words and the other digging archeologically in old magazines, and a Sunday Serial which currently is a new translation of Jules Verne’s Land of Furs, a rollicking Canadian epic of out of the best cask. KnICH Magazine runs by subscription at very reasonable monthly rates. You can examine the mechanism in detail at https://www.patreon.com/knichmagazine, and I have placed a convenient summary on the Voyageur Storytelling web site, linked through the main page.
You can guess from the above that I am busy. I hope I am not so busy that this blog effectively dies, but I cannot be sure. I am posting this to let its followers know what’s going on, along with anyone who might stumble on it as people do from time to time, and to encourage them to follow the Fourfold Visions Blog, or one of the social media sites, or to subscribe to KnICH Magazine, or to visit the Voyageur Storytelling web site.
Especially we encourage them to cultivate and promote the Stephen Leacock Tetrad of Knowledge + Imagination + Compassion + Humour as a solution to the Unsolved Riddles of our time, which are legion. That’s where the Fourfold Vision Projectile began, and where it remains firmly rooted.
Thank you for reading. Please keep in touch.