If you’ve been following along here or Instagram, you are aware of my Photos From The Matrix project. For the past six months I’ve been photographing myself in grocery stores and other places of business to assist me in elaborating on the idea of seperation from nature, immersion in the artificial and the importance we put on our digital selves. I think some of you just thought I enjoyed standing motionless in grocery stores! These self-portraits allow me to create a glitch in the system. It is how I can pop a bubble of illusion simply by blending into it … Continue reading Forcing A Creative Environment
It’s interestng that a ‘new’ study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania determined that use of social media sites like (and particularly) Facebook causes …wait for it… depression. No surprise there, but I say this is ‘interesting’ only because studies like this seem to have been coming out for years making these claiims. I didn’t have to resort to another one to know first hand that social media is a big player in producing self doubt and loneliness, all I ever needed to do was get online and see it for myself. The grasping, the vying for … Continue reading Social Media Depression
We all know how difficult it is to get some men to do things like going to the doctor, admitting a mistake or…gasp…read a Self Help book! I know this is a generalization, but just as women are known to be more intuitive, some men just don’t want to admit or show weakness by browsing the self-help section. But the truth is that making those first steps at improving ourselves is a great sign of strength and an improvement in itself. A wonderful list of the ‘Best Self Help Books For Men’ was compiled by self improvement website Upjourney and … Continue reading Best Self Help Books For Men
There’s a person I know, someone who I’ve admired for years–creative, passionate about life, engaging, fun, a joy. But then I realized that nearly every moment she shares on social media has been of outrage and venomous hatred. It’s gone so far that she has even called for the death of people she does not agree with. I’ve made a point of staying away from the mind-controlling echo chamber of thee main culprit of social media conditioning, an entity whose name I won’t mention, but the ferocity and number of people who’ve been effected by the programming seeps through nonetheless. … Continue reading Intolerance is Hot Right Now
I’m very happy to announce the release of my first book, Toxic Rainbows. I have so many feelings and thoughts associated with what I’ve written that I struggle with even giving it an elevator pitch that does it justice. It’s philosophical, psychological, spiritual, autobiographical–it’s a manual for gaining clarity in a world that is designed to distract and distort perception. As I wrote, I realized that I had been keeping mental notes my whole life on what I had been learning, observing and understanding about myself and human nature. The pain and confusion I saw around me compelled me to … Continue reading BOOK RELEASE! Toxic Rainbows out now!