Life and Death In The Fast Lane

This one doesn't have any pictures. Use your mind. I believe it was sometime in 2008 or 2009. I hadn't anticipated watching someone die that day. Especially not someone many years younger than me. As if that matters. I certainly hadn't anticipated my military experience being the topic of brief, though relevant discussion. I had [...]

Being Creative: The reality is…

This blog will be focused on the truths of being labeled a creative. Being categorized in this group has it's benefits, but it also has its share of difficulties. Like when I was in bootcamp and "commissioned" to paint a mural for my platoon towards the end of training. This allowed for a short reprieve [...]

Ego: Becoming self aware

Everyone has an ego and some are more positive than others. Yet, having an ego isn't necessarily a bad thing. I could drop a Freudian bombshell and start talking about Id, Superego and Ego, but I'm not a psychologist. Neither am I a psychoanalyst or a professional behavioral detection specialist. I just happen to be [...]

Focus: Night train version

Manage your mindset Recently I went on a wild adventure through India. It was short lived due to time constraints, but didn’t lack experience. I dropped into New Delhi for a few days, took a car trip to Agra, night train to Varanasi, a flight to Kolkata then flew out to Thailand. It was a [...]

Pavlov’s Dogs: Condition Your Mind

Many years ago, while in my undergrad, I remember learning about Pavlov's dogs in psych 101. I also remember learning about Schrödinger's cat, but that's for a different blog. I'm more of a dog person anyway, cats are divas and ain't nobody got time for that. Today I want to briefly discuss the potential we [...]

1440: What’s in a number?

What's the big deal about this number? Nothing and everything, but that depends on the individual and the knowledge they possess. So why 1440? Some of you already know, 1440 is the number of minutes in a day. I've always tried to be cognizant of how many hours I spend on particular activities daily and [...]

A World Unplugged: At odds with creativity?

I’ve recently started a short adventure that will last roughly two months. I jumped out of the sates and have landed in Thailand prior to an adventure through India. Something that has become an issue recently is the wifi in my building. It should be fixed in the next day or two, but it’s brought [...]

Creative in Combat: Lessons from a war zone

First I want to say in no way am I intending to justify conflict or support any specific political agendas. This blog is solely intended to share an experience that shaped me as a videographer and aspiring photographer. All of the photos in this blog are those I captured in 2005 during my first deployment [...]

Over Thinking: All The Things

In business as in life I have to remind myself frequently not to over think it. There are many opportunities that will present themself in either of these categories. We can choose to over think every detail or just go with the flow and learn a bit as we do. Many times I find that [...]