Issue 1 – An Introduction and Invitation to the Society of International Men of Leisure
If you are reading this first issue of the Journal of the Society of International Men of Leisure, consider this an invitation to be a Member of this elite Society. You have been hand-picked to join the Society of International Men of Leisure based on your distinct leisure credentials. Your task is two-fold: (1) to celebrate and share your leisure pursuits with your fellow Members and (2) identify other like-minded men of leisure and invite them to join. We charge no dues for joining this exclusive Society.
Now you may be asking, “What is the purpose of this elite Society of Men?” Well, it is to discover, cultivate, and celebrate our leisure pursuits. This will be done through regular publication of new issues of our Journal of Leisure. As a Member, you will be expected to read these issues and, if you wish, provide any deep thoughts of reflection or engaging stories that relate to the topic of leisure at hand. Additionally, if you feel so inspired and have the urge, you may even want to write an article or share a story for the Journal. However, you should feel no peer pressure to do this.
To conclude this first issue of our Journal, I would like to leave you with a picture of the emblem of the Society of International Men of Leisure. This emblem perfectly encapsulates a man at his leisure. For he is simply a Man in a Hammock, at ease after a long day of work, or perhaps after spending hours in the car with kids fighting in the backseat. Whoever he is, what we do know is that once he enters his Hammock he has left his troubles behind; he is an International Man of Leisure.