A couple of nights ago, I watched the final episode of a multi-part video series I’ve been following on YouTube, called Great Wide Open. It’s a little bit about sport climbing – featuring interviews with master climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Sasha DiGiulian, Renan Ozturk (who also featured in the excellent Meru documentary that I mentioned […]Read More On Oceans and Wilderness – and the GREAT WIDE OPEN
For a long time, I didn’t really see the point of Snapchat. My impression was that it was just some fad-ish thing (with its disappearing posts, etc.) Something teenagers frequented as an alternative to a Facebook utilized by their parents and grandparents. I was a little curious about it (articles like this and recommendations like this spurred my interest) […]Read More Snapchat Explorations
This is an update to a post I did in August. I love writing posts like this! I love taking a look at things like this – thinking about why certain things grab me when they do, and how they do it. What makes something interesting to me? And why does it fall off the […]Read More 3 Things I’m Loving Right Now: Womankind Magazine, Jared Leto’s Beyond the Horizon, and some old Pearl Jam
[NOTE: I published what’s turned out to be the first draft of this post in late-October 2014. I wrote the original in kind of a free-form manner, just playing with some ideas. But the ideas have really stuck with me and I’ve been wanting to revise the post and clarify a few of my points […]Read More Life Attracts Life (revised)
I wrote previously about stumbling (via this weird, meandering, coincidental, random method) into the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. And the thing that’s been particularly noteworthy about that for me is that my interest in them is completely wrapped up in my growing interest and absorption in photography – which blossomed in the same […]Read More Perceptions
I’ve been talking about how (thanks to the influence of The Artist’s Way), Fall 2013 found me just flooded with creative energy. I was painting (despite the fact that I’m a terrible painter!) and I was writing all the time (despite the fact that the crazy fiction story I was working on couldn’t ultimately sustain […]Read More Sometimes It’s NOT a Waste of Time to Procrastinate on the Internet!
Occasionally I get on these musical tangents, where I think of some song from the past….and that takes me to YouTube to hear it….and then from there I see or think of another related song, and so listen to that one….and that takes me to another. And before I know it, I’m listening to an […]Read More Nostalgia-Tinged Ramblings on (some of the) Entertainment of My Past