March 13, 2018

Finding Your Own Space

Here’s a few videos that I like to watch to calm the fuck down.


  1. 10 Minutes at Nubble Light House by Hank Green

  2. Two Minute Meditation by The School of Life

  3. Can’t Help Falling In Love on a Kalimba by AcousticTrench

  4. Jackson Hole Wyoming Town Square Live

December 25, 2017

Winter’s Wishes

Seasons greetings. Happy holidays. Winter’s wishers. Happy Hnukkah. Merry Christmas. Have a festive winter solstice. Happy New Year.

Here’s to the future. May it be beautiful, wonderful, and less on fire than the present.

November 26, 2017

Crazy Beautiful Life

As big changes occur in my life, I the first to find solace and patterns in music. Right now? Kesha’s albums are on repeat.

Kesha preforming at The Masonic in San FranciscoKesha preforming at The Masonic in San Francisco

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Continuing in tradition, and my strong belief that the opposite of thanks” is shanks,” here is my list for 2017.

Shanks

Shanks to TNT for cancelling Major Crimes after six amazing seasons and despite strong ratings.

Shanks to those who think that being gay is fine now. I can lose my job, get kicked out of my apartment, or denied service because someone is a bigot who is spending too much time thinking about my sex life.

Shanks to California drivers who are scared of the rain.

Shanks to Florida for continuing to exist.

Shanks to Dropbox. Every part of your product is poorly designed and engineered. From Dropbox Paper to your sync engine. I literally cannot wait to be rid of you.

Shanks to the FCC for attempting to roll back Net Neutrality regulations, again.

Shanks to the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division focusing on Transportation. How could you let Virgin America and Alaska merge with essentially no strings attached? I will miss you forever, Redwood.

Thanks

This year, despite evolving from 2016’s dumpster fire to the tornado in our collective backyards, has not been entirely terrible.

Thanks to my team at Flexport. I’m so proud of the work we’ve done.

Thanks to my new friends in Chicago. ;)

Thanks to Kesha, for being strong for all of us.

Thanks to close friends and family who have been incessantly encouraging.

Thanks to The Cheesecake Factory for existing. Shout out to the Nordstrom Cafe Bistro.

Thanks to my Honda Civic for unlocking the open road.

Thanks to my favorite nonfiction show, Earlier Times But Now with Spruance Morgendörffer. I’m so happy to spend my Sundays with you.

Thanks to journalists for doing your job. Thank you ACLU, Lambda Legal and the SPLC.

Thanks to Spotify for consistently knowing what music I want next and for getting Taylor back.

In Conclusion

This year has been just as tough as the previous one. With 2018 now in range, I’m anxiously waiting in the gate area. I hope we can all remain open-hearted.

November 9, 2017

The Visitors

Last night I had the chance to enjoy the new sound exhibit at SFMOMA. There I was mesmerized by Ragnar Kjartansson’s installation entitled The Visitors.

Friends are separated throughout a weathered mansion in upstate New York. For me, the juxtaposition of friends playing together and their physical separation was poignant.

Still from The VisitorsStill from The Visitors

Don’t miss this installation. After you go, download the album from iTunes.

November 4, 2017

David Foster Wallace on Technology

’Cause the technology is just gonna get better and better and it’s gonna get easier and easier and more and more convenient and more and more pleasurable to sit alone with images on a screen given to us by people who do not love us but want our money and that’s fine in low doses but if it’s the basic main staple of your diet you’re gonna die.”

David Foster Wallace (1996)