Marty has done great work with the luxury lifestyle magazine–okay, it's Orange Coast–he steers through the no-doubt turbulent waters of slick ads for sexy cars, with sexy models and sexy real estate listings. Tough work, eh? Yet his website offering, “Will write for food,” suggests humor and perspective, and solidarity with what some editors, managers and the suits call “content providers,” i.e. writers. Over in the land of Benz and Bulgari, he's signed on terrific local writers to compose occasionally lovely short personal essays, meditations on life in our county, profiles and recollections, and not just about those areas of the OC where advertisers might imagine people read the mag.
So we learn that the beginnings of conservation was a little compromised, even as it established our contemporary interest in birds as art, and as birds, and something like ecology: bag limits, seasonal hunting restrictions, habitat conservation, land management and those all-important preserves, funded in part by purchase of the stamps by hunters, collectors, conservationists.