Plus letters to the Editor
Welcome to 2013 and the first GT issue of the year. Hoping to set the creative ball rolling in the right direction, our first cover story this year revolves around the idea of happiness. We hear so many people say “Happy New Year,” but what are they really saying? Furthermore, how much do we understand about the idea of happiness? GT’s Jenna Brogan explores all this. Hopefully, it may spark something within you and provoke some thought. Also, take note of several “happiness experts” featured within the cover story. A great group of souls, indeed.
I would support tougher gun regulation as far as military style weapons that you can’t use for hunting. They're basically used to kill. Hand guns and shotguns and other types of weapons like that, I believe there needs to be regulation on them, but I think the military style weapons should be taken out of the public's hands.
Santa Cruz | Parking Maintenance Worker
Well here we are in the New Year of 2013. We survived the end of 2012. We’re shifting into the new Aquarian Age. We now must become “trackers” and builders of the new culture and civilization, creating the New Era Community.
Pluto and Venus in Capricorn will help us as will the Capricorn new moon, the first of 2013 occurring early morning Friday (21 degrees). The “Gate” to the new world opens up for us.
Well, that was interesting—2012 that is. So ... how did the year unravel for you? Looking back, I would have to say that, personally, it was one of the most interesting years I have ever had. Maybe “interesting” isn’t the right word. “Curious?” That’s closer. “Challenging?” Even warmer. “Full of growth.” (God, I hope so.) Not often comfortable—perhaps that is the best way to sum up 2012. Perhaps you feel the same. With that in mind, we put our best steps forward and look toward the future with one of our more adventurous issues to date.
Broaden our horizons in terms of welcoming new businesses. Not necessarily just local businesses, but corporations and other bigger stores if they fit. Also, I'd say be a bit more aggressive on handling the homeless problem downtown.
Santa Cruz | Wine and Liquor Salesman
I believe there will be a change in human consciousness. I don’t think there will be any great disaster or anything like that. I think it will be a slight shift in people's perception of reality.
Santa Cruz | Plumber
How is it possible that the end of Mayan Calendar is linked to The Hobbit, which, in turn, has shades of religion, which, in turn has something to do with the holiday season? This week, writer Damon Orion attempts to assemble the puzzle pieces in his insightful essay. Learn more about how myth and archetypes have become so embedded into our culture.
And there’s no shortage of other inspiration this time of year. That is especially true when it comes to Santa Cruzan Cassidy Clawson. Jazzed to make a positive difference, the local founded Workaday Media, a volunteer-based nonprofit that generates free web-based career education videos and activities that can be used in high school classrooms