Outward Bound: LAX to Denpasar, Bali

Outward Bound: LAX to Denpasar, Bali

It has been three years since I have been on Bali. The last trip was expeditious, in that aside from all the work stuff in my own imaging programs and working for Donna’s company, Betty Belts, I went there specifically to ask her to marry me and we had gone separately. In the time sinceContinue Reading

Running and Gunning

Running and Gunning

Whew, just off a  series of e mails with Lorenzo De Stefano, who is Director of the film Hearing is Believing which I am the Director of Cinematography on. The crew will be down at the Blue Whale in LA filming a performance by Rachel and the remarkable Taylor Eigsti for the project Thursday night.Continue Reading

Ocean Ohana: Guardianship

Ocean Ohana: Guardianship

The other night my wife and I were at a friend’s home in Ojai. A bunch of us regularly get together and cook for each other. An eclectic mix of artists, musicians, scientists, researchers, doctors and ex or current military operatives, we spend the evening into the night, just enjoying the fok out of eachContinue Reading

Another Year: NYE

  The Holidays seem to never change much in our family. Generally speaking, they are a time of deep reflection and great personal growth. It has always been this way. I am not sure if it is because so many in the tribe were born this time of year, or what, exactly. But it hasContinue Reading

River of Life

River of Life

I was reading this post from Seth Godin today. It struck me in pointed fashion. Some of the best, most powerful artists I know, at some point have mentioned that they are not “joiners”. Living a life is at times analogous to a trip down a grand river. The scenery that passes by, affords usContinue Reading

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Well, it is Thanksgiving morning, and yep, the surf is flat here today in Ventura, Ca. USA. But not for long. This is an interesting piece by Jon Rappoport about some of what is going on at the Hawaiian State level in a Federal Judge overturning County based actions against some of the polluters damagingContinue Reading

Portugal

Portugal

Well,  it is  the end of my first day in Portugal. Been here for 24 hours. Sitting on the 13th floor in our rental with Donna and Korina,  in San Jao de Estoril. They are crashed out. I am wide awake. Korina had been burning the candle for days prior to landing. She is theContinue Reading

On Beauty

On Beauty

I recently returned from filming an endurance event called the Never Quit Challenge, which this year was a 600 mile jetski ride down the California Coastline, from Morro Bay to Shelter Island, with laps out to Catalina made from Long Beach Harbor. The event was created and led by K38 Rescue’s Shawn Alladio and isContinue Reading