Showing posts from February 13, 2011


Today I had the pleasure of checking out a few highly inspired people in various parts of San Diego. It was like a total "research" night. I met with these people to discuss ideas; to connect and plan for the future. It turns out that we love art, we love music and we love talking and sharing. I short meeting turned into a massive brainstorming session that felt like it could go on for the rest of the night.

After the various talks, I decided to stop by Basic (a local bar and pizza joint) which is definitely one of my favorites. Every Tuesday, they have an art show that is produced by various folks in San Diego. Tonight's show was lovely; I made a quick stop and found the work of Jen Fong immediately. Not only did I spot her work, but, as I was busy taking pictures of it, I noticed that she was standing right there. What a wonderfully inspired person. She was really humble and has a very welcoming presence. She asked me if I was an artist and I told her that I…

The True Meaning of Valentine's Day

As I write this posting, The big day has come and gone. I woke up today asking myself what is the true meaning of this day and where did it start? I honestly did not know the answer to this question, so I went online and gathered all that I could. I of course found different information and different perspectives on this special day. It definitely makes the city move differently than normal to say the least.

   I really pay close attention to what makes people tick on February 14th and it all comes down to that magic four letter word that drives us to do some of our most unimaginable things, love. Now I am not saying that love is the fulcrum or motivation inside all men. In all honesty, some men are driven by the hard cold fear of their wife feeling as though they do not care. I mean at 8pm this evening, I saw at least 15 people waiting on a line outside of a well known florist and they did not look happy. It seemed as if they would rather have been any where but there. By the way,…

Making Sense Of Mental Confusion

Have you ever been in that place where you are obviously out of balance, yet trying to make sense of it seems futile? The place where your thoughts seem to go around in circles and return to point "A" over and over again? This is when you should take the vow of silence. No not the normal vow of silence that states you don't talk to others, but one that lets you take it down to nothing but breathing in and out with eyes closed for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Shut "your" entire system down. This is where you can gain some clarity.

     It is truly amazing how we give meaning to so many things that don't deserve our attention. At the drop of a hat another person can be so angry about something that we barely even noticed doing. On the other end of the spectrum, we can say something that we really meant in a positive way and it can be taken wrong and distorted completely out of proportion. As the saying goes, "It's not personal until you make it that way…