I’m always riffling through piles of magazines at the op shop, at fetes and garage sales and at the tip. I’m looking for mags that will give me insight into other people.
Here’s a selection from my box from the shed. I’ve got plenty more. Really, I need another life to cut out snippets and catalogue them all ready for my third life, when I’ll write about them all.
Current Biography. This issue is June 1991 and carries biographies of Cher, M. Scott Peck, Sinead O’Connor and Janet Jackson. there’s also; Aleksandr Bessmertnykh, a Russian Foreign Affairs Minister; Susan Butcher, a sled-dog racer; Jill Ker Conway, historian and others. Lots of lovely detail if I need it. At the back are the obits, which will help me this year as one of my characters is an obit writer.
Organic Growing carries details of Sweet Annie, an anti Malarial herb.
Discovering Art has Henry Moore on its advisory board and shows me Paolo Veronese’s Venus and Adonis, where Venus enslaves the young shepherd. Check out the look on her face!
V.A.S. News (Victorian Archaeological Survey) in 1989 talks of the projects they are taking on; Otway Ranges, Wreck Corrosion Study, Underwater Wreck Trail and more. I wonder how these projects turned out?
Man, Myth and Magic (the most unusual magazine ever published) has a family tree leading from Aphrodite through Romulus and Remus to King Arthur as well as articles on black magic, altars and Amida, the Lord of Bountless Light.
Must stop now. Just had an idea for a story…