And a good Sunday to you. This week I am back at school preparing for the children. Setting up the classrooms, having day-long planning sessions and many, many meetings. We are all excited to be back.
As I was thinking about what I would write for my Sunday post I realized I was sitting next to a stack of publications lying on my kitchen table. Books are not my only reading material. I thought it would be fun to share some of the magazines that come into our house.
Orion Magazine is a publication I have subscribed to for years. It is a quarterly, what you could call a “nature” or “envioronmental” magazine . It is that but it is so much more than that. The magazine includes essays, reports from the field, fiction, poetry and artwork in just about every issue. It is beautiful and ad-free, published by a non-profit with some of my very favorite people on the advisory board including Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Bill McKibbon, W.S. Merwin, Winona LaDuke and Jane Goodall. Orion will send you a free issue, visit their website.
Yes Magazine is a publication with a powerful vision. It offers practical ideas and tools for building community and supporting a healthy planet. Their office is on Bainbridge Island, just a ferry ride away from my home town. I love supporting a local non-profit publication. Yes will also send a free issue, visit their website.
Good is another quarterly publication that started out ad-free and has since accepted what seems to be corporate “sponsorship” from the likes of Pepsico and other companies. I first picked it up because I loved the design and have continued supporting them because they do good stuff. They are putting a lot of effort into their website and their presence on social networking sites like Facebook and, of course, Twitter. The latest issue, build around NOLA and the impact of hurricane Katrina, is fantastic.
There are several more magazines that we are fond of around here but I will save them for another time. Do you have favorite publications that you subscribe to? Care to share them?