Wow, the January bundle is a great way to start the new year. Each contribution provided much to think about and was visually interesting. The description in The Mareyland Register of The Apartment in Upper Palm Tree, CA is so uplifting. The community it created shows what can be accomplished when kids come together for mutual support. I wonder how easily it would be to replicate it in other communities? The amulet that Marey & Fern included is greatly appreciated. We can all use some “good energy” in 2020 I am sure!
As someone who plays Old Time Music, I readily related to this month’s The Farm & Wilderness Report. As Frederick says, folk music was a lifestyle. Being able to relive being at the Canterbury Folk festival at the Marble Palace through a live recording of the festival is a gift. Being a bit behind the rest of our modern culture makes New Hampshire sound very attractive to at least some of us.
The wonderfully tactile contributions from John Carvalho’s Johnnywog Press brought back many great memories of the way books used to feel. The robust paper supported the impression of the type well. Kent Clair’s poems evoke thoughts of fall and the Divine. John’s drawing and writings provide much to ponder and “giggles”!
When Heather asked me to write the January Picks of the Month, I thought it could be difficult to just pick a few contributions to highlight, and I was right! I think I speak for all when I say how much everyone’s contributions are truly appreciated.
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