This man believed that every human being has the duty to love and assist every other human because that is all we have. -Jonathan Maslow, The Torrid Zone Jonathan Maslow (1948-2008) was blessed with a naturalist's eye, an adventurer's longing to travel, and a poet's soul-tender as the night. A prolific journalist and author, Maslow's writing was steeped in and shaped by his love of nature, the ocean in particular. Hailed by friends and colleagues alike for his ferocious intellect and extraordinary talent, Maslow's untimely death at age fifty-nine robbed the world of a truly special voice. To celebrate and commemorate his life and his work, Jonathan's mother, Clara K. Maslow, compiled and edited Schlepper, a collection of columns Jonathan originally wrote for the Herald News of Passaic, New Jersey. The columns reflect Maslow's interest in politics, social justice, and humanism. Moreover, they reveal his deep passion for sharing the often-igred stories of regular people. I like to go to beautiful, unkwn places with big problems and listen to the people tell their stories in their own voice, said Maslow. With Schlepper, you can w join Maslow on his journeys around the world and discover, through his writing, the humanity we all share.