OPIUM MAGAZINE, now in beta, has a 4/20 launch in San Francisco with more elements to soon follow.
"We wanted Opium to be an undeniable destination spiked with whimsy and intrigue, an irresistible daily must-see that trumps life's daily sobriety. A you've-gotta-see /read /hear-this! destination for 15 minutes or less of daily peace, laughs and absurditude.
Opium Den expands beyond Opium's Magazine. We're now at the helm of a multi-media publication that adds horsepower to the written word. We'll soon roll out our virtual art gallery (Opium Studio), followed by our virtual theater (Opium Live), but today we blast off with the next generation of Opium Magazine.
Our new look comes with higher standards. Here is our guarantee: we will feature only the most mind-bending, ocean-moving work, outdoing even the masterful craftsmanship that now fills our print issues, and has long filled our website. For that, we need your help: your podcasts, your paintings, your short films, your stories. We're thrilled by the possibilities.
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.