I can’t be there tonight but Roxxie, Daniel and others will carry on in my stead!
Mad Liberation by Moonlight-
KBOO monthly mental health talk show.
Four plus years of bringing
the voice of mental health consumer/ survivors
to community radio!
Tonight! at 1:00 am!
If you get up before 1 am on Saturdays,
as a rule,
you can call it Saturday morning.
For most of us it's really
really late Friday night.
All the same details as usual:
KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland or
streamed on the web at http://kboo.fm/
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio
(or show up at the studio).
Topics are whatever you want to talk about.
If you are like me and don't stay up that late,
set your alarm and
see if it doesn't grab your attention.
If we can't keep you awake, then go back to sleep.
If you want to listen to some past shows,
they can be found here- the MLBM tab above
You are already a star. Show the world. KBOO 90.7 FM,
Tonight, Friday night from 1 to 2 am,
call us at 503-231-8187.
Come on- it'll be fun.
Mad Liberation by Moonlight- KBOO monthly mental health talk show.We are going on 4 years now.We were unable to be on the air last week- and if you were paying attention, the moon was big and full- but we plan to make up for it this Friday night. That’s Friday January 28th really late (1 am).
If you get up before 1 am on Saturdays, as a rule, you can call it Saturday morning.
For most of us it’s really late Friday night.
All the same details as usual:KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland or streamed on the web at http://kboo.fm/
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).Topics are whatever you want to talk about. Some hot items right now are the current legislative work to reform the Psychiatric Security Review Board.
If you are like me and don’t stay up that late, set your alarm and see if it doesn’t grab your attention. If we can’t keep you awake, then go back to sleep.
If you want to listen to some past shows, they can be found here- https://rickpdx.wordpress.com/mad-liberation-by-moonlight-archives/
You are already a star. Show the world. KBOO 90.7 FM, Friday night from 1 to 2 am, call us at 503-231-8187.
Back in the July 1943 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine, in a question and answer column written by Lawrence J. Lafleur, there was a reference made to the term “blue moon.”
Lafleur cited the unusual term from a copy of the 1937 edition of the now-defunct Maine Farmers’ Almanac (NOT to be confused with The Farmers’ Almanac of Lewiston, Maine, which is still in business).
On the almanac page for August 1937, the calendrical meaning for the term “blue moon” was given.
That explanation said that the moon “… usually comes full twelve times in a year, three times for each season.”
Occasionally, however, there will come a year when there are 13 full moons during a year, not the usual 12. The almanac explanation continued:
“This was considered a very unfortunate circumstance, especially by the monks who had charge of the calendar of thirteen months for that year, and it upset the regular arrangement of church festivals. For this reason thirteen came to be considered an unlucky number.”
And with that extra full moon, it also meant that one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three.
“There are seven Blue Moons in a cycle of nineteen years,” continued the almanac, ending on the comment that, “In olden times the almanac makers had much difficulty calculating the occurrence of the Blue Moon and this uncertainty gave rise to the expression ‘Once in a Blue Moon.'”
But while LaFleur quoted the almanac’s account, he made one very important omission: He never specified the date for this particular blue moon.
As it turned out, in 1937, it occurred on Aug. 21. That was the third full moon in the summer of 1937, a summer season that would see a total of four full moons.
Names were assigned to each moon in a season: For example, the first moon of summer was called the early summer moon, the second was the midsummer moon, and the last was called the late summer moon.
But when a particular season has four moons, the third was apparently called a blue moon so that the fourth and final one can continue to be called the late moon.
This time, on page 3 of the March 1946 issue, James Hugh Pruett wrote an article, “Once in a Blue Moon,” in which he made a reference to the term “blue moon” and referenced LaFleur’s article from 1943.
Pruett also wrote:
“Seven times in 19 years there were – and still are – 13 full moons in a year. This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two. This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon.”
How unfortunate that Pruett did not have a copy of that 1937 almanac at hand, or else he would have almost certainly noticed that his “two full moons in a single month assumption” would have been totally wrong.
For the blue moon date of Aug. 21 was most definitely not the second full moon that month!
Pruett’s 1946 explanation was, of course, the wrong interpretation and it might have been completely forgotten were it not for Deborah Byrd who used it on her popular National Public Radio program, “StarDate” on Jan. 31, 1980.
Over the next decade, this new, incorrect, definition started appearing in diverse places, such as the World Almanac for Kids and the board game Trivial Pursuit.
For me, this blue moon is also significant because it is my daughter’s birthday. If she was alive she would be 31 years old. Damn, I miss her. But I’m okay- not depressed, not confused… it’s only the second year since her death that I can actually look at a calendar and see the dates correctly and say, “Sunday is Erin’s birthday. It’s November 21st on Sunday.”
For 17 years I couldn’t read a calendar properly around this time of year. I couldn’t see the dates and know the days they fell on. I’ve turned a corner of some kind.
The Oregon Consumer/ Survivor Coalition had it’s Strategic Planning Retreat last week. In attendance were approximately 40 individuals representing a number of consumer operated organizations and individual members. I’ll do a more involved post soon enough but I wanted to get my pictures from the retreat up while I’m thinking of it.
Also, there will be no MLBM radio show this month. We have been preempted by a Halloween Special on KBOO. Next time, then.
The meeting room before the meeting- notice that it's dark outside.
Deb and Diane prepare to facilitate a PATH plan...
This is what it looked like about halfway through the morning.
Deb worked hard to keep up with the thoughts and ideas generated by the group.
Animated discussion about chickens and the delusion of normal-
Amy and Deb- and this is my best shot of the completed plan. The others were even worse.
Now there sits a man with an open mind. You can feel the draft from here. Groucho Marx
Conflict with KBOO programming- so even though it was a full moon last night/ this morning, Mad Liberation by Moonlight will not be broadcast Friday night (the night of August 27th/ morning of the 28th, depending on your perspective).
It is possible we will have the show on next week. I am undecided. Sometimes we take a break in the summer. I will keep you posted by blog and by e-mail if you’re on the list.