My dream of working at a prestigious university and living near the ocean was shattered yesterday. This dream didn’t exist a month ago, so that’s a pretty quick turnaround. The hiring committee at this university invited me to interview for a video producer position on August 24th, 2017. The first round of interviews were held […]

Why do we even fuck with systems? Systems will not save us. I’ve used many systems to organize my days. For a freelancer, this is key. The ability to organize work days. I’ve tried simple systems, like creating a 10 item to-do list and using random.org to select a number. I’ve tried complicated ones with […]

I’m currently reading The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters. The title is self-explanatory. The author, Seth R. Reices, wants us to look at “natural disasters” less as disasters and more as necessary disturbances that are, in many cases, helpful. He uses examples like the great Yellowstone fire of 1988 and the fires that […]

Morning, Afternoon, Night

I’ve spent my life searching for a daily schedule that works for me. A time to go to bed. A time to wake up. A time to write. A time to exercise. Sunday night movies. Sunday morning hikes. Never works. Well, maybe for a week. A month sometimes. What does Oprah say? How long does […]

Save, World

I flew non-stop from New York City to Los Angeles a couple of days ago. I had one seat next to me and it was occupied by a 24 year-old from New York, who had been living in California for 10 years. He had an arm sleeve tattoo. He was attractive, dressed in comfortable sweats. […]

Driving on an interstate should feel like this. Not like this. Or this. I drive this 196 miles round-trip from Los Angeles to San Diego at least once a month. At 70 mph, it should take less than 3 hours. It always takes 5+. I’ve made the trip twenty or thirty times now. I love […]

All due respect to Americans who fought and died for it but I really don’t know what freedom is. Even when I speak of obtaining it, I don’t know what it is. So of what value is my battle cry? Well, you might say – “You know what it is.” Or – “You know what […]