Published by admin on June 9, 2017

I don’t want to be a hamster

  I was just outside, having a smoke, thinking.   I was listening to the sounds– passing cars, birds chirping, a washing machine washing.   But I couldn’t separate the sounds from my “knowledge” of those sounds. I couldn’t experience those sounds as merely sounds; they are always sounds that mean something.   The whooshing…

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Published by admin on May 11, 2017

Schloppity Schlopp

  I’m outside on the couch. Another glorious afternoon in LA. And I’m thinking… about thinking. About ten years ago, I did my first of two week-long, silent meditation retreats at a Jewish Center called, Elat Chayyim. I’m far from an expert in meditation, but I did have a giant epiphany during that week of…

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Published by admin on March 4, 2016

Creative People: Why Are You So LAZY?!

I woke up at 1:30pm today with this thought: Am I lazy or…? A lot of us judge ourselves by how productive we are in our day-to-day lives. This is a big problem for creative types. (And by creative types, I mean YOU. Not the you you are now, but the latent creative you who is lying-in-waiting. Why? Because…

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