S&L #59 Spring 1999
On March 3rd 1998, a US patent was granted to an American cotton seed company, the Delta and Pine Land Company, in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture for a technique that genetically disables a seed’s capacity to produce seeds which will germinate when planted. This means that any plant grown from a seed with this genetic manipulation will produce only sterile seeds, seeds that will not grow if planted. At present, only cotton and tobacco seeds have shows to respond to this technique, but the company plans to have the technology ready for
I was writing a column for Heartattack for the Punk Women issue and I started to write about my mom. She is an integral part of me and who I am. We have a fantastic relationship and any time I get started on a story about how I got into punk - my mom always comes up.
This issue marks the 13th anniversary issue of Slug & Lettuce. It’s one of those things that in some ways is a big deal (cause it’s been a long time!) and at the same time is just another passing year gone by quickly. But it’s exciting none-the-less and always worth pointing out. When I was 15 and first started with my zine, I would have never guessed that it would still be going all these years later and be such a huge part of me. So Happy Birthday S&L.
THE FUTURE GENERATION
This third month (March) of the year 1999 on the 3rd, my daughter will be 11 years old ... and on the 31st, I will be 33! Three is my lucky number - so the numerology of this is interesting to me. My birthday is going to fall on a blue moon (which is a 2nd full moon in the same month).The first full moon fell on the day before my daughters birthday.
¡Cascadia Rising! The Ecopunk and the Decline of Industrial Civilization
Two people very close to me are getting married within the next couple of months. Both weddings are giving me this giddy, excited feeling and I've been spending a lot of time down in Soho going into little boutiques and clothing stores that I would normally never shop in to try to find an appropriate dress for both events. My friend Beau planted the idea in my mind that getting dressed up for a wedding is cool so now I've been on this frustrating and exasperating search for the perfect outfit.