An excerpt from the book Art of Life written by Jennifer New. Between May and July of 1992, Dan lacked a clear path. As usual, he filled the void with a host of schemes. Some of the crew members from the film had encouraged him to apply to UCLA’s film program and had promised him letters […]
An excerpt from the book Art of Life written by Jennifer New. As other UCLA students were getting ready for a few weeks of downtime with family and friends over the winter holiday, Dan was headed for a month of dizzying travel, romance, and decision making. Even by his standards, life was more crowded than usual. When […]
Northern Kenya Oct. 28, 1990 Frontier town By: Dan Eldon Everyone is armed, things are sharp. O.k. I finally have a lot to say, but I don’t want to write the usual self-centered white man traveling in Africa story. I’m sick of films and books set in third-world places about Euros floating around and showing […]
I have officially arrived in Zambia! After a red eye to New York, a 4-hour layover, and a 15-hour flight, I finally landed in South Africa ready to go through customs and board my 3rd and final flight into Lusaka. As I was standing in the longest security line ever, I started chatting with the […]
Dan Eldon was always immersed deep within his thick black journals. Whether he was doodling, pasting or writing, Dan processed and pondered life within the pages of his 17 journals that were found after he was killed. Each one gives us a glimpse of his passions and adventures. “It is foolish and hazardous not to […]
“Gauguin in Africa” While Dan Eldon was attending Pasadena Community College in Southern California, he and his roommate Eiji Shimizu birthed the idea to raise money for a relief project for Mozambique’s civil war refugees. After making a pact to do something about it, Dan and Eiji recruited friends to form the Student Transport Aid, […]
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This year, we have decided to celebrate your birthday by granting a very special wish. On Thu, Sep 12, 2013, six days ago, Nora Graham wrote: Hello from The International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! My name is Nora Graham and I am a secondary school art teacher here at IST. I […]
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