These are sites and articles we currently find useful. Like the proverbial blind men examining the elephant, many have hold of a piece or pieces but not the whole. So, some sites are more consistently useful than others but we feel these are all worth checking out for their various perspectives, particular expertise, and/or the tools they can give readers. When a site becomes co-opted, inactive, or less than thoroughly researched (and therefore, unreliable), we delete it. When we find a new site, we vet it over several weeks before adding it.
For convenience, we have grouped sites in categories: Arts, Economy, Homesteading/Self-Reliance, Planet, and what we call RSM (Reality-Stream Media). RSM is separated into NEWS - those sites adding articles daily or hourly, and COMMENTARY/ANALYSIS - those providing in-depth studies and insightful commentary on events.
If credible websites, blogs or columns are unavailable on a particular topic, check PRINT articles.
Updated: 4-19-17 New links marked with asterisk (*). To easily find links added within the past 30 days, use Edit at the very top of your screen and enter *.