From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <gevaerd.nul> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:22:44 -0300 Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:17:42 -0500 Subject: Re: UFO Magazine UK - Gevaerd >From: Diane Harrison <auforn.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 20:56:23 +1000 >Subject: Re: UFO Magazine UK >>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <gevaerd.nul> >>To: <ufoupdates.nul> >>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 07:27:48 -0300 >>Subject: UFO Magazine UK <snip> >>I am terribly sorry to hear about UFO Magazine UK's demise. But >>not surprised. <snip> >>Well, with these lines I intended to tell to you all, wherever >>you live and whatever you do in and around Ufology, that the >>idea of launching and keeping a UFO magazine is hardly a >>profitable business. It is barely a business. Rather, it is more >>like a passion that you have to work out, no matter what. Graham >>did so, working madly to keep the magazine running, day and >>night, seven days a week, with the help of his family - as do I. >>His life project is my life project, and as long as I am alive, >>Brazilian UFO Magazine will be running. After I die, I do not >>know..... >Well said AJ >Helen Christine remember this, "you can't please everyone, and I >and Robert thank you for the bottom of our hearts for trying. Hello, Diane. Nice words those of yours. Thanks. I have been in touch with Helen and can understand what she, Louise and Christine are going through. I have kids (well, a 17- year old girl and a 21-year old boy are still kids) of my own and I wonder how would they work things out with the Brazilian UFO Magazine when I am gone. I doubt they will be able to keep it. It is not their life's project. This very afternoon I just finished editing the April issue - #98. We are quickly getting to edition #100, after almost 20 years of hard - really hard - work. UFO #98 took 17 days, 14-16 hours per day, to get ready. It is indeed a very tiring job. But it was worth every minute and every byte on my computer to get to the final version. In 2 weeks the edition will be out and spread all over Brazil, in 2,200 news stand with aprint run of 44 thousand icopies. Portugal will get 2,000. As in previous months, we will get thousands of visits to our website and hundreds of messages. We get an average of 8,000 hits per day and 200 messages. It is exciting to do something that can be seen by thousands of people. An average of 80 people contribute, one way or another, to every edition, to get to the final product. It is exciting that thousands of people will learn more about the UFO Phenomena through this work. This is what counts. This is the real thing. Keep it up, A. J.
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