join us,

    on the streets,

    of New York City,


    for an urban adventure,

    like no other...


    as we guide you,

    through the chapters,

    of our book,


    and share the stories & photos,

    that we took.


  • our book


    an experiential journey through Manhattan,

    blending poetry, music, & quotation,


    with 101 chapters & 30 songs,

    each chapter @ a different location.

  • ...are you open?


    a modern-day, philosophical treatise

    on the human condition.




  • our discovery guides

    here to guide you on a journey through change...

    here to help you create an experience of a lifetime.

    darren harley

    lead guide

    founder, open to change

    julie simon

    nyc specialist

    jks, inc.

    steve howson

    central park specialist

    one love tours

    nita joshi baum

    freedom specialist


    carl mehling

    natural hist... specialist

    i dig fossils

    laura wootton

    wellness specialist

    sprouting lotus yoga

















  • our photo-art


    shining a light on the human condition



















  • our reparations fund


    100% of net proceeds

    — from our books, our music, our photo-art

    is invested in our

    OTC reparations fund


    combating poverty, racial & economic injustice,

    & gross inequality,

    through art.









    reason — compassion — love — dignity — justice













  • our projects


    investing in the under-valued assets...
    in our communities.

    the Luena Foundation

    our Luena Scholars project

    in partnership with the Luena Foundation


    supporting music, art, & general education,

    for under-served children in new york city & beyond.


    our b*free Mentors project

    in partnership with b*free


    empowering new & aspiring freelancers & entrepreneurs,

    within marginalized communities nationwide.
    money as medicine

    our money as medicine project

    in partnership with YOU


    providing direct cash grants & debt forgiveness,

    to impact-minded leaders creating solutions to help others in need.


    our books by LIGHT project

    in partnership with LIGHT


    inspiring literacy, imagination, & critical thinking,

    in young readers from under-resourced communities.


    our food justice project

    in partnership with YOU


    delivering high-quality food & wellness,

    to our city's under-served workers & their families.




    If there is no struggle... there is no progress.
    Frederick Douglass, (1818 – 1895), American abolitionist...






  • our shop

    watering the seeds, of understanding,
    & equal justice...

    our Flag — SOLD OUT!
    our Food-Justice Bag
  • to support our art-powered engine of change...

  • reason compassion love dignity justice








    open to change


    inspiring, awakening, & empowering

    social change


    since 2000

    term one —> love
    condition one —> be love.
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