We began September 2011, when our founder, Richard Radstone, began blogging a series of daily essays, portraits and video interviews that captured the hope and wisdom shared by 1000s of diverse individuals– strangers to each other and to us. In all, asking a same basic set of questions. The results were varied, but one profound message emerged: Empathy toward our fellow human.
Those essays, portraits and videos seemed to touch the hearts and minds of many. Our cornerstone was set. At first it was slow going, but when WordPress featured the project as a daily blog to follow, miracles began to happen. A global community was born, and as 1000s more saw and listened to the faces and wisdom of absolute strangers, a real and powerful majority was discovered. A majority that was brave enough to very much care about one another. A people who realized it was our diversity that made us rich and strong as humans, no matter what race, creed, outlook, or in agreement or not. We were beyond inspired and there was no tuning back. We committed our energy and resources to do all we could to do our part in bettering the way we view and treat one another—
One Person, One Neighborhood and One Community at a time.
We warmly invite you to join us as we continue to publish the many brave voices, and essays, for which
we credit our origin and mission. For without their inspiration, Operation-365 would be here.
“We were once strangers… Now we are friends.”