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Masculine Power

While violent crime overall is going down, with the increased speed and presence our current digital world brings to the news it seems like hardly a week goes by without another police shooting, terrorist attack, gang death, horrible rape, or shooting spree. Paris, San Bernadino, Nice, Dallas, Istanbul, the Stanford Rape case, Orlando, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, […]

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The Pain of Energy Debt (awareness vs change)

In the spring of 2000, during the 2nd semester of my first year of college I took a photography class.  Back then, digital cameras were definitely on the scene but still very low resolution and clunky.  So my class was of the old school kind and used actual film, chemicals, and time in the dark […]

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The Urge to Be Right

As a techno-optimist, I generally fall on the side of most technologies being good things, be it computers, social media, AI, etc.  That said, the last week and a half I started to notice more than ever a growing urge rearing it’s head every time I popped over to facebook, twitter, and the social web. […]

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Evolving Hollywood

Excited to announce a new project I’ve launched: Evolving Hollywood. Co-founded with my long time friend, James Wagner, Evolving Hollywood is a podcast and in real life community for seekers and practitioners in the arts and entertainment industry.  On the show we’ll be interviewing different people involved in entertainment about their transformative practices, art, business, […]

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Emergence Moments, Social Cohesion, and STAR WARS

Two random Star Wars inspired ideas linger with me as I sit here on a cool and cloudy Los Angeles winter afternoon. One, I notice I’m enjoying a particular sensation present in my experience. It’s one that I first really started to identify when Pearl Jam would announce the release date for a new album, […]

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Take Responsibility for Connection

It seems not a week goes by where I don’t cringe at yet another article, tweet, or comment appearing that talks about how social media, smart phones, and the internet are destroying the fabric of our social structure. As a techno-optimist, I feel the need to call bullshit. There has never been a moment in […]

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Technology Vs Time

Sitting today wondering, is impermanence itself becoming a passing thing? The concept that “all things will pass” and that “nothing lasts forever” has always been true. However the universe came into being, it’s pretty clear it’s vastly different now then it was then. Stars, planets, and galaxies have come and gone for the majority of […]

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Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Goes the Purpose Clock

As I grow older, I’ve started to notice a subtle energy in my awareness. A pulse. A beat. A quickening. As a man, I have the innate privilege of not being confronted with with the same biological clock as women. While advances in medical health are retiming that clock more and more every year, it’s […]

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The Paradox of Practice

13 months ago I stepped back into the gym for the first time in nearly 4 years. I’m down 40 pounds of body fat as of early last week, which I celebrate by writing this post. It’s been a great and illuminating learning experience, namely because it’s really taught me the value of practice as […]

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Would You Share?

2 years after launching the kickstarter campaign, and a year after it began it’s festival run, I’m happy to say, SHARE is now available online for viewing. It’s the first project I wrote and directed that I can completely call my own, which is a milestone for me. That said, making it really drove home […]

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Robots teach us about being human

I saw Chappie last weekend, which despite a lot of the negative reviews I found a pretty solid “mainstream” movie. It was flawed, and absolutely fell prey to normal big budget rocket, robot, and explosion juvenile male beats, but still, a movie about consciousness! – and not only that, a movie about the development of […]

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5 Years in LA

5 years ago today I rolled into Los Angeles in the mighty Truckzilla. A full life in Boulder in my rear view mirror, a fuller life in LA ahead of me on the horizon. I was resistant to moving here for a long time, partially because I’d been spoiled by the idyllic little paradises of […]