Who knew? Living on a budget because most artists have to, and to have to value creativity as an asset instead of money, does celebrating Earth Day elevate this? Synchronicity is fabulous when one runs into it.
I remember the first Earth Day, sadly being that old. 1970. Another reference said 1978, but I don’t think so. Remember the Whole Earth Catalog?
Looking at this cover and the subheading of “access to tools”, it was. But it was so much more. 1969! First published a year after the “Crack in Time” of the year 1968, things were definitely shifting.
Steve Jobs said that the “Whole Earth Catalog” was the predecessor to the internet; he was just out of the garage by then. Buckie Fuller became famous through it. And those of us who were around remember the cheap paper the catalog was printed on, just like we remember Mr. Natural and “trucking on down the line”.
Those were the days, my friend. Go back and click on the link at the beginning of this post. This is where I ended up. Click on “current issue” and go to page 24.