Thursday, August 22, 2019

Obviously, our plans to publish this summer did not work.

Obviously, our plans to publish this summer did not work. Here it is late August and still no new issue of OTT. The health problems are very slowly coming under control, but things were worse than even we realized.

Our target now for the next issue is to come out in September. We are having to completely reorganize our office to keep our Executive Director away from PAPER! Yes, she has developed reactions to paper that are serious, extremely painful, and slow to recover from. But we are not ready to throw in the towel, so however long it takes, we will do it and be back publishing as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we are still answering the phones and working with our members and those who are dealing with chemical exposure situations.
-John

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Update on OTT schedule and our health

Unfortunately, health at our house is still problematic. It is, however, improving — at a snail's pace. We are still aiming to put out an issue this summer.

A couple weeks ago we had a very bad pair of days due to smoke coming down from Canada. It made things here worse, but luckily it did not stay around. In fact, the air quality this summer has been pretty good.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Unsettled Our Toxic Times schedule



Due to technical issues at the end of last year, and more recently, health issues at CIIN, the publishing schedule of OTT is way out of wack. We have put out two issues so far this year: Jan/Feb and March. We were working on getting a June issue out, but it is pretty late for that. IF things go as planned, we will have the next issue out the door in early July. We do apologize for this, but MCS can be very unforgiving.

In the meantime, our office is open its usual hours: 
Monday thru Wednesday, 10am until 5pm, and
Thursday and Friday, 10am until noon.
We are in the Mountain Time Zone.

On a brighter note, we have just recently put up our new web site. Same address: ciin.org. The old site had not been updated in maybe 10 years. The new one is designed to be friendly for small format devices like tablets and phones. Research by our Web Master indicates that a very high proportion of users are now searching the web using those small format devices. 

No major change like this goes without problems that need adjusting. If you run into any issues in trying to navigate the new site, please send a brief note to John at: JOHNW@CIIN.ORG. Use the subject line "web site issue" so I can identify these messages quickly.

Thanks for being patient (unless you are not being patient) as we work our way through this rough period.
-John