Archive of month: April 2010

After doing an early morning assembly for a senior class in Santa Ana yesterday, I had the rest of the day to myself. The weather was nice (I enjoy a cool wind when I can get it–especially when the temperature begins to rise in Arizona) and I figured I’d take a walk for lunch and […]
While in Toronto on Sunday, I had a nice dinner visit with some of the people I worked with at the Sundance Film Festival this past January. It was really nice to catch up with them and hear about the amazing things taking place in their lives. As the evening progressed, the conversation went down […]
I’m sitting right now at the Toronto International Airport getting ready to fly home. It’s the third time I’ve flown out of this airport in the last six months. I’m a huge fan of the whole airport–it’s beautifully laid out with high ceilings and natural light lining the way, clean and accurate signs and directing […]
So if you’ve chatted with me at all in the past few months or read this blog at all in January, you’ve probably heard (to perhaps an annoying degree) that I enjoyed volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It seriously was an amazing highlight in a year that already has too man highights […]
On Saturday I watched the popular new film, KICK-ASS. I’ll admit I enjoyed the dark humor and even the over-the-top violent nature (hey, sometimes you just want to be entertained). Still, as I watched it, I found myself thinking about the two different types of heroes. The title character sets up a myspace page and […]
Today was my first real day home in over a week. I spent the day running a bunch of errands, driving my car from place to place, listening to the radio along the way. On the return leg to my house, one of my favorite songs from 2008 came on: Flobots Handlebars I’ve included the […]
On my flight back to Phoenix on Saturday, I spent a great deal of time reading Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath. It’s a great book that I highly recommend you read. I’m already rethinking my approach to a variety of situations based on the concepts presented. […]
What do you ask the man in the mirror? It’s something I’ve thought about ever since I first heard Michael Jackson’s popular song, Man in the Mirror. The chorus lyrics couldn’t be any clearer: I‘m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been […]
I recently listened to the March 12, 2010 episode of This American Life. It was another captivating hour of listening this time focusing on a series of stories of one person singlehandedly taking control of a situation. My favorite was from the final ACT. Here is the description of that story directly from the This […]
Here is the latest video of the Consider This series