Spring is settling in quite nicely here on the East Coast. I realize that many of our readers in the Midwest are not having quite a calming time of it, and I say a little prayer for those who are suffering. Any of us who temporarily have a roof over our head do know what a treat that is, and looking at the photos of the devastation from the tornados is just terrifying. I can't imagine what it must be like to try to live through one and recover.
Our newest issue is now at the printer and will soon be popping up in your mailboxes in whatever form you have designated: either in a nice white envelope, pristine and crisp; in a plastic polybag, safe from the elements, or raw and trembling at the hands of the postal employee and lunchtime readers.
If pizza comes inside your magazine, it might be time to get it wrapped at the factory first. You can do that by choosing your delivery method when you order online. If your subscription is about to lapse, you will be getting one of those letters from us soon. If you would like to jump over the queue and read the issue now, you can do that too: just use the PDF option when looking over the current issue page.
The contents are listed for each of our issues here on line, and you can order any one of them from Vol. 19, No. 1 #108 all the way up to this one, which is Vol. 24, No. 3 #156. Whew! That's a lot of issues. Still to come: a brand new iPad version, as well as all those other forms -- Kindle, Nook, Zippy de doo dah.
I feel so darn ambivalent about the digital revolution. On the one hand, it's great if your eyeballs are having a hard time reading the ever-smaller print. On the other hand, if there's a storm outside, you're pretty much in the dark, even with a flashlight under the covers. That's where the good old analog is as comforting as any other log ... and as sturdy.
So, we'll just see about that.