In 1998, I went to the University of California’s Graduate School of Journalism. In my very first class, I met Jessie Deeter, a talented filmmaker who would also become one of my best friends. If you’ve seen Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car, Spark: A Burning Man Story, or her work […]
A Kickstarter project and film produced and directed by a few compatriots of the Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley.
Those who have spent any time with me know know that I draw a great deal from the life and the writing of David Foster Wallace. Without him ever knowing me, our lives became intertwined the day he committed suicide. The particulars of those events are relevant for this little story. What is important is […]
Every year, the NFL celebrates the last player taken in the draft. For most, that celebration is the last time they will be in the limelight. Not so for this player. Take 10 minutes to watch this video, and be reminded of what makes a life count. Read the full story at Grantland.
Research shows that it costs about five times more to attract new customers than to retain existing business, and that they leave a company between two and five times more often than they enter. Most people would be better off sticking with their existing supplier. But the same cannot be said for your suppliers. If […]
This is apropos of nothing: Ten years ago, I called a friend of mine. I hadn’t spoken to him in several years, and I don’t exactly remember why I was calling him. I know I was visiting my home, and I probably wanted to go have a drink. What made the call stranger was that […]
The words are the only bits that have survived my life. The only elements that have passed the test, time after time. They are always there. The reality is that it’s me that has betrayed them. I never found a way to live with them when I drank, and I’ve never found a way to […]