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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite Films of 2014

2014 was an interesting year for the cinema. Ticket sales were the lowest they’ve been in years, so as usual folks are again predicting the death of cinema. Yet, at the same time, Warner Bros and Universal had fantastic years so take it all with a grain of salt. My hunch is we’ll see a […]

SHARE at Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival

Fantastic news! Lift-Off International Film Festival has selected my short film SHARE to be part of their prestigious line up of true independent cinema at this years Los Angeles Lift-Off 2014! It’s the first project I’ve written and directed myself, and it’s incredibly exciting to finally be getting it out in front of audiences. Selected […]

The Coming Age of Technodelics

Last week Facebook bought Oculus VR, the company that’s been developing what many think is finally going to be the headset that brings VR mainstream. Oculus was already in a pretty exciting place, having raised $2,437,429 on kickstarter in 2012 and having secured John Carmack of id software fame as CTO. Facebook’s acquisition means they […]

My Favorite Films of 2013

Another year and barrage of lists. 2013 ended up being a pretty fantastic year for cinema. Here’s a brief list of my favorite films of 2013 that have stayed with me. (more…)

Everything has changed, absolutely nothing’s changed (Pearl Jam + Time = Magic)

Everything has changed, absolutely nothing’s changed That’s not the correct line from Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy”, but for years I always thought it was and have settled on it being correct for me. I actually don’t listen to Pearl Jam albums that much. During off season, months will usually pass in which I don’t put on […]

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