June 17.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 24, 2010
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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


15 Responses to “June 17.”

  1. Folsom says:

    So, I really like the idea of Elephant. But lately it seems like your content is uninspired gossip. It says nothing of merit and does little to help with any issues facing our world. It simply says yoga is cool and being quasi-Buddhist is cool and check out how many times we can post something about nudity or sex. Why would I donate money to a for-profit that puts out a lot of uninteresting drivel? I think the only reason I still come back is that I hope you return to the quality work that used to be in your print journal. This is the problem with journalism today – it isn't journalism.

    There are some exceptions of course, you currently have a well-written, worthwhile piece about Bananas and occasionally I see other decent essays.

    Also, it is my opinion that all your pleading for support is only working against you. You should be demonstrating strength as a business, but instead you are telling us how poorly your run your company. Which leads me to ask, why would anyone want to put money into a sinking ship?

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