"Bikwil? By quill
(hence old-fashioned)? You have me beat."
have a very special fondness for
Emily. I want to get one, but
it seems that every pet shop is insistent they don't carry any
sort of apatosaurus. I know they're lying just keeping them
hidden away for the favored customers."
on a fine magazine I am very impressed."
"For such a long
time now Bikwil has brought fun and quiet gentle learning
to our home. I look forward to it continuing forever.
Thanks particularly for the language stuff, some of which I have
used, and also for the jazz."
delightful e-zine. I have a quiet enthusiasm for this
of the best online reads I know."
is whimsy for sanity's sake."
"It fulfills a
desire of mine to become more eccentric."
"What a great read
you're on a winner here, Tony."
where Bikwil comes in so handy it 'softens' me when I
"I liked the
gentle literary tone of your magazine."
"That quality of
enthusiasm I value above all others. It comes from the
Greek for 'God within'."
One view of dinosaurs is that they were early birds heres
hoping Bikwil flies."
looking forward to becoming engulfed in the Bikwil
infrastructure for years to come."
learned of Bikwil by doing a search for
I have only just begun to explore the site, but what I have seen
so far has been very funny and intelligent."
"It's a quite unique
publication, and you are to be commended."
and I have often felt our interests to be rather anachronistic (we
even collect fossils), and the promise of gentle humour was too much
am thrilled to be able to read interesting articles on
everything, as the so-called 'women's' magazines are an insult
to one's intelligence. Thank you for a wonderful idea in Bikwil."
"I like the
down-to-earth spirit and sense of humour and the lack of
"I came across your
site while searching for Bea Miles and found a suitable link to
an article on eccentrics. I went on to explore, as I had not
heard of you before. Congratulations; it is terrific!"
lazy browse through Bikwil is like walking through the
hushed, marble corridors of the state museum; peaceful,
reassuring, restorative. There you will find an eclectic, but
ordered mix of poetry, commentary, literary review and
interesting tidbits of information on all manner of genteel
pursuits. Ah, that feels better."
"Just wanted to let you
know that I loved the newsletter and was very amused.
Thank you for the smiles and I'm sure I learned a little
"I enjoyed many items
rather quixotic and recherchι."
great Aussie site!"
thank you for serving as catalyst for that rarest of visceral
delights the 'belly laugh'. I have not chortled in e'er
up the good work."
love Bikwil, I do, I do!"
editor seems to be fond of q's, and it's catching."
"Bikwil is very
much the manifestation of an alive, curious and vivid
intelligence enjoying surveying the firmament delighting in
what it observes."
was intrigued. What was a Bikwil? When I saw it described as the
'home of quiet enthusiasms' I was beguiled. I found the term
'quiet enthusiasms' quite charming. When I visited the site I
was equally charmed with the writing. Be sure to read Harlish
Goop's A Word in Your Pink Shell-like, a delightful
column about words. I particularly enjoyed the article about Sir
James Murray of Oxford English Dictionary fame in Issues
always gives me a belly laugh, lots to ponder on, and plenty to
relish and re-read."
on your terrific site. I am looking forward to searching
all the essays and poems."
like the concept behind your endeavors."
and enormously entertaining: one of the few ezines I shall keep
returning to for pure enjoyment."
Knowledgeable Witty Internet Location."
"I found the scope and
content of your Web site to be very interesting."
"I look forward to each
issue and find it hard to stifle my impatience. Long live
"Having happened on
your site at amazing random, I found it tasteful, perceptive,
witty i.e., so humane that I'd like to return to enjoy it
again now and then."
"I had no idea such an
interesting publication was available."
"I must say that I like
your little phrase: 'The Home of Quiet Enthusiasms'.
That's very me. Seems I'll be in good company."
"I was delighted with
philosophy of the magazine as a whole. Just my scene."
is very comforting to see there are still people who appreciate
the power of our language."
"Bikwil is a
rare find you will find it to be unique and of value."
"Now that I've downloaded and printed the current issue, I must
say I'm impressed by how well the system works!"
site is a refreshing change best of all, the focus is on
love the way Bikwil
really stretches the mind."
charmingly philosophical web site this is a quiet corner
"I appreciate the hard
work you do, Tony, on your wonderful site."
fantastic pages gentle reading that inspires quiet thinkers
of panache and with a character all its own."
journal without an agenda is truly subversive."
"I admire your work on
Bikwil; it's apparent that you spend a lot of time,
energy and substance on it."
love what Bikwil is trying to do.
Its easy to write
the fallen faces that
streets, but harder to
about the spark that
still resides in
their souls, that spark
that still keeps them
though all seems lost,
that still keeps them
refusing to finish
the soul can still find
It is the stuff of
. . . such avenues of writing are fast fading into the wretched images
of shock, which often desensitize the softer side of our souls."
the cracks of the monster pavement of Life Materialistic a lovely violet is growing."
"I find that the
magazine has a wide diversity so suits most tastes. The humour is
right up my street . . . I have enjoyed reading and chuckling at
the many stories. Keep up the good work 'A merry heart doeth
good like a medicine'."
you get rid of Emily, I would have to kill you. I think
she is the cutest liddle pet for a page."
"You have a lovely
to 'inclining hearts and minds to positive