Issue 3 Editorial

I spent my teens and early 20s living by the ocean.

I couldn’t begin to count all the shells and pebbles and other stuff I picked up on beach walks during those years.

So when I came across the story of Steve Etches, whose lifetime of beachcombing for fossils culminated in the establishment of a museum, it really resonated with me.

Slightly further along the Issue 3 commissioning process, when (cover star) Steve McPherson got in touch about his beach find artworks, it seemed to perfectly complement and contrast Etches’ work, while at the same time connecting all of our appreciations for a stretch of beach and the myriad things that can be discovered there.

Issue 3 is also packed with a bunch of other people whose pursuits I really appreciate: from the scientist who reverse engineered a banned 19th Century aperitif, to the artist who used her own body to celebrate all the positive and negative things others had said about it, to the group attempting to forge their own libertarian country.

Please, go forth and read, and I hope you’ll discover stories that you connect with, too.

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