The November and December issues of the Meadowlark Herald will be interrupted as several changes occur. This in itself shouldn't be too much of a surprise - considering that in five years, we have transformed everything from our language of publication to the page size to the printing frequency and even added new media to our publications. I hope that you will find the interruption worth it again.
We will be accomplishing several changes during this hiatus.
1) We will become a quarterly publication of approximately 150-500 pages (similar in size to a leading regional newspaper, such as the Miami Herald).
2) We will discontinue direct coverage of politics. Indirect coverage of policies and law will continue. Actually, we made that change this past summer with the end of our coverage of the Prairie Dog cataclysm of Castle Rock when the readers complained "too much local politics!" - but now, the change is permanent, and expanded to all politics, as we hated covering it just as much as you hated reading it. Sorry to be selfish.
3) The Editors and I have made arrangements to have the Herald acquired by Loka Hatha Yoga. We will resume printing as "the Loka Review," and your subscriptions will be converted. Our new website is http://lokareview.blogspot.
com/ - check out our new list of subject matter. It is already becoming populated by stories that will appear in the first issue of the Loka Review.
About that - this non-profit organization has made special alterations to its governing documents to permit us permanent and total self-administration, so content will appear very much as it was (except the aforementioned differences to the Political news, but our politics columns had it coming anyway).
The upside is that we will now be non-profit, instead of not-for-profit. This means that we can do more to encourage new contributors, and expand our publication of pamphlets and books - which, astoundingly, are becoming more popular than the periodical. In fact, we are formatting our columns now so they can be subsequently published as books and pamphlets, since the format seems to make other readers happy (sorry, should have listed that as change #4).
We will now be the Loka Review, and hope you don't think of it as the Loca Review. We also hope you will contribute, and continue subscribing to support our independent journalistic efforts in the community. And if you get a strange message in your email from "loka hatha yoga" don't spam it.