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Spring 2005
Issue #7
The Mojo Issue

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Cosmic Mojo: A Discussion with Artists Yuko Adachi & Andreas Gmür
Jon Heinrich
“You can’t change the mojo from what it is, you can tame it, you can create it, but mojo keeps going because it has a mission of survival.” Artists Yuko Adachi and Andreas Gmür share their views on energy, sex, and creating art.

Everything I Thought I Knew About Mojo Turned Out to be True – Sort of
Emlyn Lewis
For the longest time I bumbled and stumbled along in life equating this tyrannical force in my shorts with the beating and pulsing of the universe, the very respiration of life itself. If the world was a flower, I was the stamen, or is it the pistil? I never paid much attention in biology...

Motivated by Guilt
Derek Meier
Guilt drove me out from beneath the covers of my dream machine. I would feel guilty if I didn't get out of bed. Though I'm fine with being in bed all day, for some reason I just can't stand to tell anyone else in the world that I slept until 2:30 in the afternoon.

Music Maestro, Please
Michael Levy
The question to ask oneself is: Have I truly been the maestro of the orchestrations in my life or have I let other people conduct all my compositions without any of my own legitimate personal input.

Jamcruise— An Assignment in the Life of Photographer Michael Weintrob
Jon Heinrich
What motivates photographer Michael Weintrob? Connections, music, and running his own photography business are just a few things that drive him. Weintrob shares his crazy experiences and philosophy with Meniscus Magazine.

A Spiritual Autobiography
Annie Rigo
Somewhere during the four years of high school, I had a strong sense inside of me that said I would be a minister one day. At first, I realized the desire of so many of my friends to talk about God and talk about problems, and just be in open conversations about it. I didn't feel any pressure to find out more about how to become a minister—I just left an opening for God's Spirit.

The Writing Instructor
Dan Berthiaume
As a forty-second birthday resolution, Ted had sworn off undergraduates. He had honored that pledge in the two years since, until he met Rachel.

Lock-less Gumuchian
Derek Gumuchian
Photography by Jon Heinrich

Derek Gumuchian sheds his dreds on the first day of Spring. See the step-by-step transformation as Derek reflects upon the symbolism, meaning, and motivation for the makeover.

Ralstonian Update
Find out what mountaineer and author Aron Ralston is up to. Check out his list of goals and what he's about to check off.

Eastern European Tour
Erik Johnson
Breaking the routine is the best way to energize our spirits— and there is no better way to recharge the mojo than by grabbing a friend or two and heading out to new places where you can immerse yourself in new surroundings. Join Erik Johnson on a photo tour of Eastern Europe.

Peace Rally in Boston Common
Photography by Jon Heinrich
Two years after the first bomb was dropped on Iraq, thousands of peace activists gathered around the world to protest the U.S. led war in Iraq. See photos from the March 20, 2005 rally in Boston, MA.

Chronicles of a Redneck Fisherman—
An Interview with John Hendrickson

Kristi Spurrier
Mojo, as H describes it, is the magic stick (singing it of course) Mojo is passion, obsession, and yearning for more; its what drives you. What a perfect place to introduce Johnny H to the world, to laugh and learn from his enthusiasm, devotion, and most of all the art of angling.

Hall's Groove Project
Jon Heinrich
As Addison Groove Project moves on with the encapsulated life of John Hall in front of them, they are driven by the memories of his relentless positivity and unceasing commitment to doing what he loved.

DVD Review:
The Ultimate Party Collection
Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Dazed and Confused
Chrystie Hopkins
If 1976 was about pot and muscle cars, then 1982 was all about attitude and getting laid. Now available as a set, Dazed and Confused and Fast Times as Ridgemont High make up the ultimate party DVD set.

CD Reviews:
Sound Tribe Sector 9Artifact
Color and TaleaProject Mayhem
Oshe—The Good Book

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