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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

Walking Softly

Walking Softly

It has always perplexed me, becoming aware of an artist, and watching them as they grow, begin to follow the wrong thing, and then using their art, endeavor to convince others that they would do well, no indeed can only be truly free, if they choose to follow along in the artist’s flawed choice ofContinue Reading

The Significance of Santa Claus(e)

The Significance of Santa Claus(e)

My Christmas morning began as they all seem to have, today. Being beckoned from sleep, I pulled on sweat pants and sweater and wandered out into the dark at 4 am on what in California was a clear, cold morning. The cold earth against feet which only a few moments ago had been under theContinue Reading

Dec 7, 2016

I have some personal history that connects with this day, Dec 7, 1941. In fact, even my name does. When I was about 7 my parents took us to Hawaii to meet our family there. I recall my Dad walking me out to a small wooden bridge which crossed the creek on the family property.Continue Reading

Things You Should Know

Things You Should Know

I was down at California Street the other night to capture a few images of Malibu Surfer Brooke Carlson, the newest member of “Team Betty” for my wife’s company Bettybelts, when I saw someone headed into the water with what looked like a dive housing and a surfboard. It cracked me up. We call thatContinue Reading

Taking Up the Slack

Taking Up the Slack

Compromise in our personal standards is seldom a result of one big, clearly defined, decisive moment. Typically the path which leads to a position of weakness in our lives arrives as a subtle whisper and as a result of laziness, or merely inattention due to the preponderance of distractions in our digitally enhanced culture. TheContinue Reading