Portland, Oregon, has a TON of bridges that span the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, unsurprisingly earning Portland the official nickname of "Bridgetown." As the Willamette divides Portland down the middle, starting at the top, there's the St. Johns Bridge, Fremont Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Steel Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Hawthorne Bridge, Marquam Bridge, Tilikum Crossing, … Continue reading Building (and Burning) Bridges
This past November I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I wrote the feature length action film, TAKEOFF. I never what will give birth to an idea for a screenplay. Historically speaking, it was something I was watching on television, reading, joking about, or talked with a friend about during an inebriated debate. I wrote UNIT C19 when I binged … Continue reading My Latest Screenplay: TAKEOFF
I recently found a little story book I made as a kid, and I just read it again... it's fucking great!
As someone who fancies himself a bit of a writer, inspiration can strike at anytime, anywhere, in any form. I was tired of having struggling with my phone to jot down my thoughts (it's a little awkward), so this year I'm doing my best to take physical notes... on everything. Thanks to a little insight … Continue reading Best Notebooks for Daily Notes
Fire ecology is the scientific discipline of fire's role and effect in the environment and specific ecosystems. In habitats like prairies, chaparral, and coniferous areas, wildfires are essential to vitality and renewal. Maybe Mother Nature's onto something... I was first exposed to this concept as a child growing up in Southern California, where we frequently witnessed the … Continue reading Personal Fire Ecology
I love creative people. There's something inherently fascinating to me about people that create art. Whether it's painting, music, film, writing, racing, manufacturing, or some other creative outlet, I get a ton of joy out of speaking with people about the motivations and ambitions behind their art. If given the chance, I'll give my "two cents" … Continue reading Hey Artist, Start a Newsletter!
The book, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, may have saved my life. Times are tough for me right now. Truthfully, I've been in-between-jobs, aka "unemployed," for nearly 10 weeks now. I'm in the throws of the uneventful unemployment appeals process, but Oregon has openly told me they have "no idea" when they'll be … Continue reading Book Review: A Confederacy of Dunces
There's nothing more important than cultivating creativity, especially in the form of art. I was more than thrilled to see my dear friend Erin Brothers had moved (back) to Hawaii and become Executive Director of the Maui-based Lahaina Arts Association, recently voted "2016 Best Community Nonprofit" by the Maui Times. How cool! They offer FREE arts education … Continue reading #GivingTuesday: Lahaina Arts Association
November 30, 2016: Let's Call it What It Is Of the three screenplays that I wrote during the month of November, one is a "secret," one is ongoing, and the other is finished and reposing until January. Since that's the only one I can really talk about here, I figured it's best to tell you what … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo2016: The Journal
No matter what your blog's area of focus is, everything from creative fiction writing to business blogs, before you can sit down to write a good blog post, you need to nail down exactly what it is you're selling. It could be a product. It could be a service. It could be your perspective. Whatever that … Continue reading What Am I Selling?