53 Things I Believe At 53

Written on the occasion of my birthday. It is possible I’m wrong. Tragedy is not evenly distributed. What you believe matters. Perception is not reality. Just because you think something is true doesn’t make it true. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. There are a lot of things worse than death. Ask good and interesting…

Personal Insight on Decision and Action

Looking for next steps is my indication I’m changing direction. I firmly believe in taking action when you decide something. I really believe you haven’t actually “decided” until you start taking action. There is this phenomena in my head where I say, “I’ve decided but not really”. This means internally I’ve decided but I’m not…

What Is A Creative Act?

If I’ve set a goal of creating something every day, how will I know when I succeed? We create things all the time. Is a Facebook post saying I’m back in Texas enough? A photo of the new Cisco Supercharger? No, I don’t think so. Those things are creative, but they aren’t sufficient to accomplish…

Photos of New Friends

I spent the week on the M/Y Pegasus at the San Diego Comic-con and one of my jobs was to take pictures. Specifically to take pictures of the crew/guests. Here are some portraits I did of my new friends Jesica, Devin and Amanda.

More Creating Less Consuming

My life is pretty good. Actually really good if I look at it objectively. Not just the “I’m not a starving child in Africa” objectively either. Heck I’m writing this on a freaking yacht for God’s sake. This leads me to feel a little guilty when I start thinking it needs to be better, but…

Waste Reduction

“People are always amazed when I tell them we only put out a bag of trash every couple of weeks,” said my friend Lora Frost. What? How’s that even possible? You’re full of crap. Hippie. You’re pulling my leg aren’t you? Sometimes my inner voice is an ass. These we some of the thoughts in…

5 Bullet Fridays

Tim Ferris is my virtual mentor right now. I’ve read all of his books and am an avid listener to his podcast. I’ve also made a resolution to try and write something everyday. Nominally this would be on my book, but today I’m traveling and probably won’t get that kind of opportunity. So I’m taking…