Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Mother Earth News
Some time ago, I mentioned Mother Earth News, in a rather off hand manner, when I was writing about survivalist oriented magazines.
I have been out of my general area for a little trip recently, and had the chance to plunder through a good bookstore.
Although I did not know it, Mother Earth News also publishes what they call their "Series" magazines.
These are apparently collections of articles all of which deal with the same subject. I saw some of the magazines, and they looked to me like they would be very useful if you garden, use solar power, do your own canning or are interested in the nuts and bolts of living off the grid.
This magazine has changed dramatically since the 1970's, when it was all about how to make Love Beads out of different beans, how to build a yurt, how to grow marijuana, and other Flower Power subjects. It's grown up now, and is dealing with reality.
I'm going to look into it and see if they offer their "series" on CD. If they do, I'm going to try to buy them assuming they are reasonably priced. Computers and tablets have made it so much easier to obtain and utilize anthologies and related publications. I would never have ordered all the paper magazines but CD works for me as a reference source.