This journal has been sporadically kept since 1985. I’ve been using a homegrown brand of runes to code it. There was a book making project at the Holliston High School art class, and we got extra credit if we illustrated it. I had just cracked the secret code on the inside flap of this book I found on the shelf called “the Hobbit”, so I thought it would be cool to use that. However the day I was to begin penciling in the text I forgot the translation sheet. I decided to make up what I couldn’t remember. Well, by the time I was done writing the whole book I had the code memorized. Since then it has evolved into new complex sets of rules. I call the code “Mephitis”, after the Latin name for Skunk, Mephitis Mephitis. Sounds exotic and vulgar at the same time.