Lately it seems as if the world has been feeling tight, listless,
uncomfortable in its own skin, waiting to shed it, and come out
The tried and true, business as usual, feel tired out and uninspiring,
may even lead us to ruin.
There is a yearning for a fresh start, for untried approaches and
In this issue we introduce you to some extraordinary individuals,
who in ways small and epic, quiet and loud, are forging their own
People whose ambition is nothing short of changing the world, or
as specific as illuminating one small corner of their back yard.
Individuals seeking solutions, or just asking the hard questions.
From John Robbins, who walked away from the Baskin Robbins fortune
to take on the transgressions of the food industry, to photographer
Gregory Colbert who left a small town in Canada for Thai monasteries
and African oceans, to capture moments between man and animal of
transcendent beauty, to Dan Eldon, who in his short life as a war
journalist, helped to end a famine, and continues to transform lives
even after his death, to an array of local Los Angelenos scribbling,
acting, designing, performing, contorting and singing out in their
own unique and powerful voices.
Whether you agree with them, or their choices, they force us to
look at the world around us anew, transforming our way of seeing.
They force us to look at our own lives and wonder about a new life
for all of us.