On Flexibility

Ok! In contrast to last month which was a lot about me, this month is only incidentally about me. I mean, of course it’s about me, me being me and all. But I’m just a stand-in for a principle that’s really about you–because it’s a principle. I’m just a symbol representing an archetypal process that we all go through. McLuhan would like this one. Otis Funkmeyer as semiotic representation. Geez guys you’re making me feel all academic and shit. On Flexibility Our topic for this glorious month, now passed, when winter gives way to Spring, time of birds, bees, and…

On Momentum

The first thing to do here is to say that this one is definitely a little bit more about me and what I’m doing. If you read these for your own life and are not interested in mine, you might just wanna skim this. Just a heads up. My Life My life is good right now. Calmly, steadily, actively good. I feel an expanding sense of momentum. I have multiple videos coming out each week, new songs getting better and better, scripts written, hiring actors and crew, running a weekly open mic that is super rad, and collaborating very well…

On Nourishment

I feel quiet and slow. Which is what this month is about. It’s going to be (a little) less about me and a little bit more about being quiet and slow. And about winter. And nourishment and rest and solitude and peace and gratitude and yielding. And grounding. I call it… “On Nourishment.” I feel very nourished right now. Much of my running around, especially in the winter time, was an attempt to run away from what is now termed “Seasonal Affective Disorder.” This strikes me as a funny term for a natural process that has become a “disorder” because…

On Completion

The longest newsletter I’ve ever written. I can already feel it before I even start. So here’s my promise. If you’re willing to stick with it, see it through its ups and downs, ins and outs, non-sequiturs and seeming diversions, I think it is likely you may find that this is the best thing I’ve ever written. I haven’t actually written it yet. It’s just a feeling. And by best, I mean, most meaningful and useful and universal and memorable and nice and honest. So, to start off with, I’m back in Los Angeles and it seems I might actually…

On Sucking

Hey hey hey! How are you!? Good! How am I you say!?? Well, now that you ask, I’ve actually been feeling a bit confused this month. More so than usual. It kinda feels like the good old days when confusion was one of my closest friends. And you know how when you see an old friend that you haven’t seen in a while and it’s like no time has passed at all… Well, it’s kinda been like that. The confusion seems to be the collision of two things: my stated intention to be traveling around the world performing for the…

On The Long Haul

For the first time since I’ve started writing again, I have some resistance to writing this time. It’s like it’s gone from being this fun thing I get to do and started its transformation into a job. I wrote not too long ago about my philosophy that you have to have a job–you just get to pick it. And this newsletter is–just because I declare it so–part of my job. Sharing my experiences, keeping my thoughts and ideas and presence out there in the ethers of the universe, month after month, whether I feel like it or not. This is…