It is a busy time, Gus fans.
During the next week, I will be joining friends and family to celebrate Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, even Festivus! And somehow in there I’ll also be mailing out the second print issue of Asparagus Magazine, which came off the press yesterday.
If the first issue was a labour of love and community, this one often felt like an exercise in pure bloody-mindedness — we had a LOT of things go wrong. But, in the end, we’ve put together another great collection of stories I’m sure will make readers think, laugh, learn, and maybe even change a habit or two. We did it! Again!
If you’ve been meaning to subscribe (or buy gift subscriptions for your greenest and dearest), today is the day to do it. You or your loved one will get the issue along with the rest of subscribers. Plus, we’re throwing in a free copy of Issue 1 with any subscriptions purchased before the end of the year. Why wait?
Now that the issue is out, we’re also finally back to publishing online. We’ll put up a handful of relevant-to-the-holidays stories over the next few days, and have lots of great online content planned for publication in the new year. I just now published Deputy Editor Alia Dharssi’s look at the lifecycle of of wrapping paper, which you will probably want to check out before you head to the gift-wrap aisle. Stay tuned to our social media for other new stories in the coming weeks.
Given that it’s such a busy time, I won’t keep you much longer. There are just a few quick things I want to put on your radar. January’s newsletter will include details about a partnership with the PuSh Festival (which runs Jan 21-Feb 9, 2020), and an invitation to the magazine’s 2nd birthday party (taking place at Nada sometime in February). Can you believe Gus is turning 2? You’ll want to join us for the festivities, so if you only open one newsletter next year, let it be January’s!
Last, this is a time of year when many of us donate to the causes and organizations we believe are making the world a better place. If you’ve appreciated any of the stories we’ve brought you this past year, know that they wouldn’t have been possible without generous readers who’ve made one-time or monthly donations. You can help us continue telling the large and small stories of how we can live sustainably with a donation of any size. Your gifts to Gus will keep on giving, in the form of high-quality, independent journalism.
Wishing you a merry Gus-mas, and a bright, green new year!
Editrix in Chief, Asparagus Magazine