The Dirt Rag issues are always the when things get out of hand. This year is no different. With all of the new technology and social media, issues like this ones tend to focus more on the negative than on the positive. This is the maddening part, because we know the good in everyone. But even in the worst of times, there are moments ofrandom beauty, and that shines through in the Dirt Rag. Issue 178 is all about exploring these moments, and letting the good outweigh the bad. It’s a snapshot of the people and places we love, and it’s a reminder that even in the worst of times, there’s beauty to find.