On Solitude and Social Media

On Solitude and Social Media

As human beings, it has long been said that each is a product of his environment. Sounds legit. But it really isn’t. Each one of us is susceptible to the filters our environment tends to apply to people. When I reference the word “person” what I am referring to is an entity that is spirit,Continue Reading

What Matters

What Matters

    It was five years ago today when Donna von Hoesslin and I, along with an incredible throng of our friends, met at Refugio beach on the Gaviota Coast. People came from all over. Our purpose had been clear from the start, to stand with our friends and combine lives and families under theContinue Reading

Is the Future Here Already?

I am frequently asked this question: “What is it that you do, exactly?” It is actually a pretty fair ask, though I am never quite sure what to tell people. I am involved in a lot of rather unique trades and projects. One of the things is that I operate camera as a specialty cameraContinue Reading

Art and the HUman Condition

Art and the HUman Condition

Again, big HT to Titus Levy for this interesting piece. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/second-opinion/these-nine-artists-will-help-you-understand-future-planet-180963576/#mBT2Bo3J7ibEu9VD.99 Oddly enough of course, it is under one of the pretenses (There are two main ones, Art and Sea) that I am asked to contribute to projects. At Blue Mind Block Island I was to present after Dr Helen Reiss gave an emotionally stirringContinue Reading

Authentic Activism

Authentic Activism

The text a few lines below is from a conversation in one of the groups I am in, which is populated by some highly educated people who I have seen to possess fairly valiant hearts. Each wants to contribute to making our planet healthier, and Humanity happier. Our conversations frequently examine activism. This most recentContinue Reading

Art and the Peaceful Warrior

Art and the Peaceful Warrior

This week I wound up shooting a motion picture project for my son’s martial arts company gym Puu Muay Thai here in Ventura. My wife Donna and I, also had a visit from our close friend, internationally acclaimed fine artist Edem Elesh and his 15 year old son Griffen, who I had not seen inContinue Reading

Notes Among Friends

Notes Among Friends

Please excuse any obtuse leanings in this blogpost. It is excerpted from an e mail correspondence discussion amongst a group of people much smarter than I. I admire their knowledge, skill and passion. Friends like that sharpen us. Being sharp is both an asset and virtue. Morning guys, in looking at our socio-cultural structure, IContinue Reading