• Food: Iceland and the Northern Lights • Biz: More Than Sales Made at the Pop-up Market • Humor: Summer Schmummer • Author Spotlight: Sumiko Saulson • Music: Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist • Hobbies: The Fandom Menace • #SeaSaltSand: The Dad Days of Summer • #SeaSaltSand: A Bird’s Eye View of Bodega Bay • #Entrepreneurs: Famous Entrepreneur$ • Recipe: Crispy Cod on Creamy Pasta Shells • Fitness: Fitting in Fitness • City Spotlight: Southend-on-Sea, UK • Autism: Mindfulness & Gratitude • Poetry: Micropoems
This season’s magazine is all about taking chances and expanding our horizons. Sometimes we choose to change, and other times we’re forced to by the world around us. It might feel as if we spend most of our time on what we have to do and very little on what we want to do, particularly during the current coronavirus pandemic. However, changing our ways can lead to opportunities.
If you’re cooking for yourself, consider the delight of trying something new. One of our authors, Kay Tracy, explains food from Iceland. Too outside your comfort zone? Brian and Patricia Dake give a recipe for Spicy Asian Chicken with Green Beans & Mushrooms that you can make at home. It’s all about finding the kind of newness that makes you happy to grow.
If you don’t quite understand, try following along with humorist Tim Reynolds as he explains the difference between chance and risk, with examples from his own life. Another author, Michele Roger, discusses the peril of starting her music business. Really, we’re always looking for ways to make the most of our world. So, pull out a tarot deck to expand your creativity, or pull out the treadmill desk to buckle down to work. No matter how you branch out, know that we’re all searching for the right way to travel the roads of life and find our rewards along the way.
And, if you think everyone else has it all figured out, Kristin Battestella talks us through the reality of imposter syndrome. Even when you have it together, the hardest person to convince is often yourself.
I started SEARCH Magazine with the idea to connect the San Francisco bay area. The magazine focused on cities in California. However, over the last five years the magazine’s scope has grown to include an international set of writers covering cities from all over the world. I take joy in celebrating over twenty issues, and more than 220 articles. This Blast from the Past issue is our first retrospective, offering a glimpse of articles on diverse topics like travel, fashion, recipes, DIY, and more. I’m proud of our talented writers.
As the magazine continues to evolve, one thing will never change. SEARCH Magazine will still be about connection. Even through our most difficult times, we’ve seen people rise to help each other. The world can be a difficult place, but if we stand by our core values of caring for one another then we will come out on the other side.
In celebration of all that has come before, and all the potential of the future, please enjoy this issue,