Will Vs. The Orb – Venice Beach 2011

For over a decade I lived 6 blocks from Venice Beach. Most days would have a bike ride, usually around sunset, down to the Bike Path. Often a workout at the Santa Monica monkey bars. Friends would come over and I had extra bikes. Here’s my young friend Will riffing to my camera next to a movie shoot.

Dehydration Dent

Suddenly confronted with a significant dent in my forehead I of course turned to the internet. Information was sparse, but I did find one post that documented a similar forehead dent that turned out to be caused by dehydration. I tested this hypothesis by drinking a ton of water and sure enough, within an hour or so the dent was receding and by the morning my forehead was normal.
In retrospect I realized I had not been drinking enough water for the preceding few days. First as a result of two days of driving, but followed with a bunch of hiking in hot weather.
Lesson learned!
Here’s a link to the post that helped me out.  How dehydration causes skin deformities


Joe Cohen RIP

My random movie maker recently surfaced a journal entry from 1997 when I was living on Westmoreland Ave. in Hollywood having just been evicted from my awesome rent-controlled apartment in Silverlake by a greedy landlord. One of my roommates was Joe Cohen. We got along okay, but basically trolled each other constantly. Joe was having a hard time finding work at the time. Today I discovered he’d passed in 2016.

Joe Cohen Was the Brother of Cass Elliot and Leah Kunkel

Joe Cohen


Shaan Puri -The Crazy Story of Charity Water

Shaan is a great story teller and the story of Scott Harrison’s journey to creating Charity Water is an amazing story. This clip comes from the My First Million podcast episode. ‘How To Get the Most Out of Every Event…’

Shaan Puri – My First Million Podcast – On why people hate crypto.

Note that Shaan himself holds a bunch of bitcoin and is involved in all sorts of blockchain shenanigans. This clip comes from their episode, The Next Big Social Media Network Will Be On the Chain. Nader Al-Naji Tells Us Why. I wanted to share it because it so succinctly describes what triggers me about it all.