Dear Aisling!
This is a new and wonderful thing but I feel very dishonest making use of this link as I am fairly sure I no longer pay you a subscription. How can I?
Many thanks,
Sarah Roach
No problem Sarah. We send out lots of free access. To pay, send us  10 euros  or 10 US dollars. This will cover you for four issues. You can also pay online at our website. Ed.

My dear dear Friends,
I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to receive your e-mail to-day about the magazine. I have missed it so much. It seemed to me as if a beloved friend had died. I have read the one’s I have kept over the years over and over again. Impressed beyond measure of how they never seem to age. I shall, as you have asked, spread the word. When I have visitors here in Sweden from my home country Aust. I always give them one to read.
Thanks once again and may the Lord bless you all.

Hello Dara and Tess,
the new issue looks very inviting indeed.
Mark and Laura

Dear Dara, Tess and Vidal,
thank you for the information about the new Aisling magazine edition. The link doesn't work at the moment - my computer says it cannot display this page. I am wondering whether it is a problem with your server or with mine. Other websites seem to work alright on my computer.
Otherwise, the overview of articles looks very interesting.
All the best.
Thomas and Ulrike
Sorry about this. A number  of people experienced this difficulty. In this issue we are making it easier for you to get to the website and to particular articles. You can click directly on the links in the e-mail we have sent you. Please continue  to keep us  informed about problems you are experiencing. Ed.

Hello Dara,
just a short congratulation for # 32 and HAPPY EASTER
and please respect people's data privacy by not printing all their
email addresses!
Most cordially, to Tess, too:
yours as ever
Yes, we’re sorry about that. Data privacy will be respected from now on. Ed.

Dear Aisling,
And isn't this the efficient way to resolve this distribution issue?
Brilliant!  Accessible, wonderful and colorful format.
Easier on you all, I'll wager.
I salute you. And I have circulated the opportunity to subscribe to
50 or so of my closest colleagues.

Dear Dara and Tess,
I am reading a science fiction horror book at present. One evil concept is as follows.

Suppose a company makes money out of drugs and procedures that cure sick people or - better still - that make it impossible for them to get sick in the first place. What happens after they have cured almost everything? Answer: they will no longer make money unless new and different diseases eventuate.

In such circumstances, there would be a financial imperative for amoral companies to create new and different diseases which, after development, could be distributed appropriately. Hostile bioforms could be introduced into the general population in a number of ways, after which they would more or less run themselves (like HIV/AIDS).

Obviously, antidotes would be developed at the same time, though these would be held in reserve. Practicing the economies of scarcity would guarantee the highest profits. Secrecy would be of paramount importance.

The best new diseases, from a business point of view, would be those which caused lingering illness. For maximum profits, patients should either get well or die just before all sources of financial support for their medication ran out. This would require careful management.


Dear Aisling,
I was sent the Housekeeping Monthly May 1955  article on how to be the perfect wife..........Thank God we've come a long, LONG way since then. I can only assume in those days, the publishing world, or at least the world of that little publication, was male dominated.

Thinking along those lines, I got to wondering just how this little article came to be.  I know Women's Rights was alive and well, albeit still struggling in its adolescence, in 1955,  so the question arises: who wrote this? Woman or man? Was it a man who wrote this travail?  That assumption requires no imagination nor explanation.

Or, what sort of woman would write this?  I can imagine a well meaning, self-righteous sort of woman, probably older than 35, perhaps even a spinster, writing this to:
1) please a male editor and therefore get her  writing published, or
2) perhaps the same sort of woman feeling so intimated and threatened by the Women's Movement she felt it her duty to write such a piece.

At any rate, finding a history of this publication requires more time and effort than I can afford at this time.  I'm hoping someone in your group has information to point me in the right direction to find the answer to my query.  I would be willing to bet at least the editor of Housekeeping Monthly was a man.

I'm glad someone did send me this little ditty, otherwise I would not have known about your e-magazine.  Reading your history at your webpage has intrigued me and I'll be among your new subscribers soon!

Lesli Caldwell
Sorry, Lesli, we don’t have any further information on that publication. It is long out of existence.

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