Rain magazine has gone through many incarnations. In the seventies and eighties it was the magazine of appropriate technology, and gentle communal culture. In the late 80's, it was concerned with the running of non-profit organizations. In the 90's, we concentrated on the initiation of successful community projects.
Rain for the 21st century will be something a little different yet again. Its primary goal will be: to get closer to reality; the texture of life in specific places where good is happening. In this way, through observation and hard work, by building upon what already has life in it, by building what is yet needed, and by fixing what doesn't work, wonderful things will emerge. If this sounds a little vague, then hey, wait for the magazine.