Writing Well, Pt. I

Writing Well, Pt. I

The world needs more writers. As naive as it sounds, I have a strong conviction that if more people were to pause to consider the weight of their words - the effortless grace of a sentence, the sanctity of a written letter  - we may be on our way to curing several of our modern [...]

Surfing as Therapy

Surfing as Therapy

I didn’t know true happiness until I learned to surf. This sounds like such a surfer bro thing to say, but in fact I’ve heard similar words come from the mouths of retired teachers, CEOs, and children alike. Unlike most corporate slogans, the Billabong tagline, ‘Only a surfer knows the feeling,’ speaks complete truth. There’s [...]

Meditation: Why and How

Meditation: Why and How

One interesting and welcome consequence of the new-age yoga obsession is the increasing popularity of meditation. Like several other current trends, meditation is the product of a need to remedy a deficiency in modern life. In this case, we might attribute the rise of yoga and meditation to the increased “need” to stay connected to [...]

The City of Distraction

The City of Distraction

You know what I’ve noticed about Los Angeles? It’s full of distraction. Like a fruitcake with too much fruit, it suffers from an abundance of what gave it its identity. The up-and-coming band, the divisive indie film, the hotshot performance artist, the sold-out-in-1.4-seconds exhibition at LACMA. “But that’s true of any major city,” you might [...]

Working Remotely

Working Remotely

The outside world seems to look upon us with envy. We look back with confusion. The truth is, working remotely is often very different from the idea those on the outside have of it. There are peaks and troughs, like any job. The peaks and troughs are just very different. For those who have tried [...]