It’s become my day-after-Thanksgiving custom to post p.m.’s “Liberating Wednesday,” described by publisher Trevor Blake as “fifty-two times more radical a suggestion than ‘Buy Nothing Day.'” Originally published in OVO 7 Information in 1989.

How can we begin? Right next Wednesday! It’s the ideal day to take a sick-leave, to think, to read a book, to meditate. The center of the week could also become the spiritual center of our selves. We must be “centered” to begin something new. The Machine always pushes us to the edges, away from here and now, out of ourselves. Wednesday is the back-to-yourself-day.

OVO: Liberating Wednesday