When Senior Editor Jenny Llakmani read about Rotarian Scott Brills’ plan to participate in the Mongol Rally with his friend Collin Otto, she was intrigued. Brills, who is technology chair for District 6380 (Ontario, Canada; Michigan, USA), intended to blog about the adventure and raise money for charity. He did both. As his story shows, it was quite a trip, but maybe not his only one. He’s considering a journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – after he writes his Mongolia book.
Graphic designer Josh Cochran , who lives in New York City, was raised in Taiwan. In February, the Society of Illustrators honored his Sleepwalker illustration from the book Medical Marvels . Cochran was also lauded as one of Print magazine’s 20 Under 30 New Visual Artists in 2009. His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review , Texas Monthly , the Boston Globe , and Runner’s World . His illustration of Chesa Boudin for “Road Scholar” accompanies this month’s installment of Rotary Stories by Jason Grotto.
In June, Katherine Russell Rich’s book Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language will be published in paperback. Her first book, The Red Devil , a memoir about beating cancer, was published in 2002. She has written for the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine , the Washington Post , O: The Oprah Magazine , Salon.com, and National Public Radio. In our Culture column, Rich explains why learning a language isn’t all there is to understanding how another culture thinks.
Mark Richards’ photographs have appeared in many magazines, including Time , Newsweek , the New York Times Magazine , Smithsonian , People , BusinessWeek , and Forbes . Last month, he photographed our story about San Quentin prison. Richards’ other work includes a seven-state assignment on childhood obesity. He has been honored 13 times in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and five times in American Photography . In this issue, Richards shoots Rotarian mountaineer Royal Robbins for Up Front.