Readers of a certain age may recall a book called The Whole Earth Catalog, and an associated magazine called CoEvolution Quarterly (later Whole Earth Review). Those publications were among my all-time favorites because they provided pithy reviews of the best ideas, resources, and products for folks interested in right relationships with others and the earth.
Alas, the Whole Earth Review is no more. Magazine racks, if you can find one, are now crowded with thinly disguised press release packets, larded with advertisements for things we don't need, and leavened with news of the latest celebrity doings. I miss the Whole Earth Review, and I mourn the fact that I will never add any new issues to my tattered collection.
So... what to do? One possibility is to sit around complaining about the lost glories of yesterday. That alternative is tempting, mostly because nothing could be easier. Indeed, that might be all I manage to accomplish. But I'm going to try to do better. As an homage to the spirit of the Whole Earth Review, I am going to devote this portion of the site to reviewing some small fraction of the better and potentially useful ideas and resources that are out there. I hope you find it useful.
Really Big Pictures
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
The Built Environment
The Social Environment