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“The challenge is not necessarily an easy one. Something I’ve witnessed first hand after decades of photographing, filming, interviewing and interacting with diverse strangers. I’ve been hugged, trusted, and listened to by thousands. I’ve also been screamed at, mocked, criticized, rejected, spit upon, and physically pushed aside. Yet in all, a remarkable result has grown – a proof showcasing the fact that even the slightest thought, word or deed can bridge far beyond bias, misconception, failure or fear. An actionable life, play and work enhancing outlook taught me by the countless examples of unique people I’ve associated with, interviewed, and observed, and with that, a unifying, self-building and team-enhancing set of ideas I am dedicated to sharing with all I can.”

– Richard Radstone ​

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The roots of Sidewalk Ghosts were planted September 2011, when as my life hit a painful set of obstacles, I began blogging a series of daily essays, portraits and videos based on my interviewing 1000s of absolute strangers. Hundreds of consecutive days that, no matter what was going on in the world, how I felt, or where I was, I journaled the hope, hurt and wisdom shared to me by 1000s of diverse individuals – I called it Project 365.

In it, a profound and far reaching call-to-action had been gifted to me. A premise proven as 1000s more from around the globe saw the faces of, listened to, and responded to the experiences, challenges and stories of absolute strangers I published.

People that I did not even know, who by their reaching out to others and myself, stood as evidence that there are many who genuinely desire to better know their neighbor. I call them the compassionate majority.

A majority brave enough to appreciate diversity of perspective and  lifestyle; objective enough to quietly contribute to their communities and relationships; wise enough to look beyond race, creed, outlook, gender, age, attraction, religion; disciplined and loving enough to, whether in agreement or disagreement, live by a constructive code of conduct.

If you will, even an example to model. One that I promise can lighten any barriers you are carrying. Offer you the peace and focus to harness the best of who you are. To more clearly see through the ghosts that divide us. And as you do, to trust yourself in knowing your individual worth and just how far your influence can reach. Welcome to Sidewalk Ghosts my friends.

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Day 234: Pappy

[ From the Archives of 365 ]  “I used to have no remorse for anybody. I’d do anything, anytime… and with no questions. They called me Suicide. I’m not that person

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“The challenge is not necessarily an easy one. Something I’ve witnessed first hand after decades of photographing, filming, interviewing and interacting with diverse strangers. I’ve been hugged, trusted, and listened to by thousands. I’ve also been screamed at, mocked, criticized, rejected, spit upon, and physically pushed aside. Yet in all, a remarkable result has grown – a proof showcasing the fact that even the slightest thought, word or deed can bridge far beyond bias, misconception, failure or fear. An actionable life, play and work enhancing outlook taught me by the countless examples of unique people I’ve associated with, interviewed, and observed, and with that, a unifying, self-building and team-enhancing set of ideas I am dedicated to sharing with all I can.”

– Richard Radstone ​

Play Video

The roots of Sidewalk Ghosts were planted September 2011, when as my life hit a painful set of obstacles, I began blogging a series of daily essays, portraits and videos based on my interviewing 1000s of absolute strangers. Hundreds of consecutive days that, no matter what was going on in the world, how I felt, or where I was, I journaled the hope, hurt and wisdom shared to me by 1000s of diverse individuals: I called it Project 365.

In it, a profound and far reaching call-to-action had been gifted to me. A premise proven as 1000s more from around the globe saw the faces of, listened to, and responded to the experiences, challenges and stories of absolute strangers I published.

People I did not even know, who by their reaching out to others and myself, stood as evidence that there are many who genuinely desire to better know their neighbor. I call them the compassionate majority.

A global majority brave enough to appreciate diversity of perspective and  lifestyle; objective enough to quietly contribute within their own communities and relationships; wise enough to look beyond race, creed, outlook, gender, age, attraction, religion;  and disciplined and loving enough to, whether in agreement or disagreement, live by a constructive code of conduct.

If you will, even an example to model. One that I promise can lighten any barriers you are carrying. Offer you the peace and focus to harness the best of who you are. To more clearly see through the ghosts that divide us. And as you do, to trust yourself in knowing your individual worth and just how far your influence can reach. Welcome to Sidewalk Ghosts my friends.

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“The challenge is not necessarily an easy one. Something I’ve witnessed first hand after decades of photographing, filming, interviewing and interacting with diverse strangers. I’ve been hugged, trusted, and listened to by thousands. I’ve also been screamed at, mocked, criticized, rejected, spit upon, and physically pushed aside. Yet in all, a remarkable result has grown – a proof showcasing the fact that even the slightest thought, word or deed can bridge far beyond bias, misconception, failure or fear. An actionable life, play and work enhancing outlook taught me by the countless examples of unique people I’ve associated with, interviewed and observed, and with that, a unifying, self-building and team-enhancing set of ideas I am dedicated to sharing with all I can.”

– Richard Radstone ​

Play Video

The roots of Sidewalk Ghosts were planted September 2011, when as my life hit a painful set of obstacles, I began blogging a series of daily essays, portraits and videos based on my interviewing 1000s of absolute strangers. Hundreds of consecutive days that, no matter what was going on in the world, how I felt, or where I was, I journaled the hope, hurt and wisdom shared to me by 1000s of diverse individuals – I called it Project 365.

In it, a profound and far reaching call-to-action had been gifted to me. A premise proven as 1000s more from around the globe saw the faces of, listened to, and responded to the experiences, challenges and stories of absolute strangers I published.

People that I did not even know, who by their reaching out to others and myself, stood as evidence that there are many who genuinely desire to better know their neighbor. I call them the compassionate majority.

A majority brave enough to appreciate diversity of perspective and  lifestyle; objective enough to quietly contribute to their communities and relationships; wise enough to look beyond race, creed, outlook, gender, age, attraction, religion; disciplined and loving enough to, whether in agreement or disagreement, live by a constructive code of conduct.

If you will, even an example to model. One that I promise can lighten any barriers you are carrying. Offer you the peace and focus to harness the best of who you are. To more clearly see through the ghosts that divide us. And as you do, to trust yourself in knowing your individual worth and just how far your influence can reach. Welcome to Sidewalk Ghosts my friends.

Interviews and Blogs

Day 200: Relax, It’s Gonna Work Out

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “So many people today are ‘self-aware,’ but lack the ability for ‘self-reflection’… when the door is unlocked, at least twist the door handle and check it out. Know yourself and see if it is what you want.” Richard has been glued to

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Day 360: Happy Belly Button Day

[ From the Archives of 365 ] Everybody is born into this world with nothing. Now when you get into the world… it’s a cold cruel world, and unless someone gets the right nurturing from a mother and a father, they are going to go haywire. At a pace

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Day 301: Live Life to the Fullest

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Stop placing blame. Don’t blame others. You can’t blame society and you can’t blame the government. You have to look at yourself in the mirror and realize that you have control over your situation. As soon as you take self-responsibility you enable

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Day 113: Sic Vis Pacem Para Pellum

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’d like to see more people taking care of themselves and the planet.” Thirteen has always been a lucky number for me. Perhaps being born on May 13th is a contributor to my choice of fortunate digits, or maybe because I got

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Day 106: Life is Like a Buffet

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Working at Walmart, and with the holidays, I see this every year. People fighting over plastic junk, junk that is only to be returned the next morning.” “Life is like a buffet, there is something for everyone.”  Good words to hear as

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Day 172: There is Greatness In All of Us

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’m studying to be a dentist, and as soon as I finish my education, I intend to return to Cambodia, where I plan to help the poor and the sick, and more importantly, do all I can to stop sex trafficking.” After

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Day 99: Treat the Planet Right

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’m tired of the little gestures. If we are going to change, we have to do more, get involved, and educate ourselves. It is amazing how little knowledge our current people know about the environmental impact of industry and population.” Out on

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Day 56: By Chance…or Not

[ From the Archives of 365 ]  “I’ll have no house. I’ll have no stability, and will be traveling—meeting crazy people. Routine and all that crap annoy me.” Please believe me as I tell you that I am not going yogi on you with the metaphysical. But I have

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Day 78: It’s Never Too Late

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Save your money. Invest it on classic things and your education. Stay away from the trendy, it will only take it away from you and leave you with nothing to show.” The tribute to the future continues with Monica. I meet her

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Interviews and Blogs

Day 200: Relax, It’s Gonna Work Out

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “So many people today are ‘self-aware,’ but lack the ability for ‘self-reflection’… when the door is unlocked, at least twist the door handle and check it out. Know yourself and see if it is what you want.” Richard has been glued to his chair for days, retouching images

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Day 360: Happy Belly Button Day

[ From the Archives of 365 ] Everybody is born into this world with nothing. Now when you get into the world… it’s a cold cruel world, and unless someone gets the right nurturing from a mother and a father, they are going to go haywire. At a pace that is difficult to keep up

Read More »

Day 301: Live Life to the Fullest

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Stop placing blame. Don’t blame others. You can’t blame society and you can’t blame the government. You have to look at yourself in the mirror and realize that you have control over your situation. As soon as you take self-responsibility you enable yourself. You can’t blame others.” Tanner

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Day 63: Look Out World! Creative is Steaming Forward.

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “You have to be so independent. Art schools are very critical. It’s not like sports where you get rewards for winning. In art there is no winning, it’s all personal and no trophies are given for best work.” As a swore I would never do again, I find

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Day 113: Sic Vis Pacem Para Pellum

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’d like to see more people taking care of themselves and the planet.” Thirteen has always been a lucky number for me. Perhaps being born on May 13th is a contributor to my choice of fortunate digits, or maybe because I got my first driver’s license on Friday

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Day 106: Life is Like a Buffet

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Working at Walmart, and with the holidays, I see this every year. People fighting over plastic junk, junk that is only to be returned the next morning.” “Life is like a buffet, there is something for everyone.”  Good words to hear as I heal from last night’s pre-holiday

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Day 172: There is Greatness In All of Us

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’m studying to be a dentist, and as soon as I finish my education, I intend to return to Cambodia, where I plan to help the poor and the sick, and more importantly, do all I can to stop sex trafficking.” After last night’s quarter tank of fuel

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Day 99: Treat the Planet Right

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “I’m tired of the little gestures. If we are going to change, we have to do more, get involved, and educate ourselves. It is amazing how little knowledge our current people know about the environmental impact of industry and population.” Out on a Saturday road trip with my

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Day 56: By Chance…or Not

[ From the Archives of 365 ]  “I’ll have no house. I’ll have no stability, and will be traveling—meeting crazy people. Routine and all that crap annoy me.” Please believe me as I tell you that I am not going yogi on you with the metaphysical. But I have to tell you this 365 thing

Read More »

Day 78: It’s Never Too Late

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Save your money. Invest it on classic things and your education. Stay away from the trendy, it will only take it away from you and leave you with nothing to show.” The tribute to the future continues with Monica. I meet her this evening while enjoying a night

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Day 321: Nothing is Impossible

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Within fifty years, humans are going to be cross-engineered with machine and technology. We are going to become neo-human being type… half-human, half machine. But even if we don’t go that far, I think we will be able to have the processing power of computers within us.” It’s

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Day 81: United We Stand

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “Live life to the fullest. It is for living. Don’t be afraid to do things at the spur of the moment, by the seat of your pants. Let’s go! Let’s do it!” Stage moms of the world, take note…here is one of the best! Today I’m casting to

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Day 229: It’s All About Balance

[ From the Archives of 365 ] Add Your Heading Text Here It’s not often that one of our new friends takes the time to promptly email us their words. And today is just one of the instances. With that, it would be completely wrong for me to edit or rewrite in any way. So

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Day 517: …and to Be Seen

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “To truly love someone you need to truly see them for who they are. Honest, bare, and raw; and we need to be able to acknowledge the humanity in that; that we are all just as human and imperfect as the next person, and to feel a connection

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Day 234: Pappy

[ From the Archives of 365 ]  “I used to have no remorse for anybody. I’d do anything, anytime… and with no questions. They called me Suicide. I’m not that person anymore.”  “I used to have no remorse for anybody. I’d do anything, anytime… and with no questions. They called me Suicide. I’m not that

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Day 341: Cast Off Mateys! We Have an Ocean to Save!

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “So many talk about making big change, but really, it is the small changes that each one of us can do. Whether it’s turning off the lights that we’re not using, picking up the trash on the sidewalk, carpooling, or biking to work. We can actually make a

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Day 170: Anarchy Scares Me

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “It is kind of scary seeing what is happening, but in this is the age of information, we can create a domino effect in getting the word out, to open people’s eyes. We have the ability to stir up the pot.” Let us keep moving forward in our

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Day 91: The Power of One

[ From the Archives of 365 ] “My goal is to inspire those who have chosen mediocrity out of fear to reach beyond themselves…way past their comfort zone into a life of adventure and meaning.” The social network has made the world a much smaller planet. Hold that thought for later, but for now, I’m

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