COMING in 2023 –
Below are prototype cover designs for the main issues.
Not a periodical but a published series presented in magazine format, PLACE is a combination of two productions: 1] PLACE TV ( a web series which presents topics in brief segments a few minutes long; and 2] PLACE Magazine which expands those topics with longer articles. Access to both will be through AndyBozeman.com where there will be free sign-up for notification of new releases. PLACE TV will be free to watch. PLACE Magazine – a Kindle eBook readable on any device whether iOS, Windows, or Android – will cost less than $10 per issue sold on a non-subscription, per issue basis.
Make it HOME! Wherever you are, whatever your situation: owner, renter or borrower, make a place where you will “Love to Come Come”TM. It’s easier than you think. PLACE will help you do it. Our goal is to make a place to live where all your loved ones will be safe, secure, and healthy; and where there can be fun for all, and rest, peace, solitude and renewal just for you.
On the home-side, PLACE will provide guidance for step-by-step planning, building and remodeling, along with tips and tricks for using texture, light, color, and lines of site to make your home feel better.
Being more serious, through our privately funded HomeFiresTM Initiative, PLACE will tackle the subjects of Homeless-Family Relief, Veterans Support, and assistance to dire-straits farm-families because everyone should have a place to stay.
Here are a few examples of topics for episodes and articles. But don’t memorize them because they’ll be featured in future shows and issues, and I want you to be surprised:
- Private Road Hazard – If you buy a private house in a private subdivision with private roads, and if that private road is washed-out by a storm, then you and all the neighbors in your private world must pay to rebuild that road from your own private wallets. The County won’t do it. It’s not the County’s problem. It’s yours. Sorry.
- One neighbor can prune any limbs that overhang his property boundary from another neighbors land, and cut away under-growing roots for the same reason, even if that pruning and digging results in the death of the tree. Sorry, again.
- If someone you know builds anything, at all, within the bounds of an Easement – any type of easement (and they’re not all the same)– that someone will be forced to tear it down and restore the easement to its original condition. See? Now someone else is sorry.
- You may find one day that your neighbor has pruned a little too much away from the tree you both share causing it to die, and it has fallen on your house, forcing you to repair the damage, during which repairs you decide to add-on, without considering that the addition crosses into an easement. Next, not only is the County making you tear-down the addition, but they have condemned your house until you finish restoring the easement, so you’re not even allowed to live in it.
- Your new-home-building adventure has met with nothing, but delays caused by shortages of materials, supplies, tradesmen, subcontractors and financing, all working together to bring your construction project to an absolute standstill. And, because you sold your previous home immediately upon putting it on the market (a happening of which you were extremely proud at the time);and because nothing is going right towards the completion of the home you’re trying to build now, you find yourself in the unique position of being a well-moneyed homeless family. Your current choices of residence are limited to:moving back in with your parents who are elderly, frail, forgetful and smell funny,moving in with your sister’s family consisting of five children and four dogs (they all smell funny),moving into a second-hand pup tent and staying there with your entire family, including pets, all of you in that one, small tent under an overpass(this will just smell sad). I’m not just pulling this out of bad-smelling, thin air. It happens more than you realize, whether it’s a tent or a fifth-wheel camper or a box made of old pallets. Also, your tent under the overpass is on the wrong side of a constantly-very-busy highway of which any attempted stroll to go to the bathroom in the across-the-road shopping center is sure to be terribly dangerous (at best) but could be fatal. Which raises several questions: Will you ever get to the bathroom? Will the dogs move into your sleeping bag? On stormy nights, will the whole family move into your sleeping bag? Will it ever stop smelling funny? Read and watch PLACE to find out.
Place TV and Place Magazine are launching soon. Keep an eye out for more details, then come and see me.
Please join me on this exciting journey to make a PLACE where you will Love to Come HOME.
Andy Bozeman – editor PLACE magazine