Happy new year! Out with the old, in with the new! (It's gotta be a new year somewhere in the world on a different calendar than the Gregorian.)
Our blog is now officially "The Raving Press Information Wire". AKA "TRiP Wire". That's why in the graphic above, the words share the little i.
Before anyone out there, like The Wire in the U.K. gets all bent out of shape for us seemingly borrowing from their name, we didn't, okay? This idea is actually something we had come up with years ago. About a decade ago, actually. Although back then the idea was for the project to be a newsletter/zine/arts and entertainment thang, and it was actually going to be called "The TRiPpin' Wire".
Obviously, that title itself was a bit more complicated to pull off. As it turned out, the project itself was also a bit hard to pull off. It was a question of manpower, time, and mula. So the project was shelved indefinitely. But now we have partially resurrected the name at least, and it is good! Better, don't you think? Let us know what it conjures when you sound it off in your head. It is a play on words, of course. We think it's pretty clever, but do let us know your take.
The purpose for the change is to try to steer a little back into the original purpose of The Trippin' Wire, this blog, and The Raving Press itself as a whole. To try to talk a bit about the state of the Rio Grande Valley and the U.S.-Mexico Border from a literary, artistic, historical, and sometimes news-driven point of view.
This blog (and for now it will remain just a blog, but maybe at some point it will become something bigger) will only be getting much more opinionated, so don't take offence. The best response is to engage and hash it out. We're lovers not fighters. Let's talk it through. ;-p
Anyway, more to come about this change in direction. Here's a working tagline:
"TRiP Wire: more opinion, less news".
Hmmm....meh. Not sure yet. Need to think it through some more. But we welcome suggestions on improving this tagline. Send us your suggestions by commenting or sending a private message.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is an author, poet, actor, editor, and publisher from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, on the border with Mexico. Gabriel is the author of "Once Upon a Bad Hombre," "The X Series," "The Martian Ones: Tales of Human Folly," and "The Fluid Chicano." You can read more about him and his other projects at gabrielhugo.com or on his Facebook page: @gabrielhugoauthor.
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