Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Last night, I sat on the porch of our century old workshop enjoying the timeless cool, evening breeze. The sun filtered through our towering pine trees. We sat in the silence with only the birds and mosquitoes as background music. Murray resting on the porch after another long day of not catching a gopher. I…… Continue reading Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

Note: I sent the following message to my compatriots in the Clay Park Subcommittee of the Colina Del Sol Recreation Council. But this message needs to be shared broadly and directly with the decision-makers. For the sake of the community we can no longer be patient. We need to get this project done. Contact me…… Continue reading Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

A Foot on Each Side

My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here. I live here in Rolando. My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico.…… Continue reading A Foot on Each Side

Building Up California’s Urban Core

A new report from the State of California’s Department of Finance came out this month showing that the population of California is in trouble. According to the report, “The reasons for the decline during this decade were, by order of magnitude, higher domestic out-migration, lower immigration to California, and fewer births.” Why are people leaving?…… Continue reading Building Up California’s Urban Core

In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor

Somehow I missed The Jungle in high school. When I read Upton Sinclair’s classic as a young adult it changed things. While most readers recall the horrifying details of Chicago’s turn-of-the-century meatpacking industry I saw myself in Jurgis Rudkus. I was one mistake from being him. In retrospect my 20s ended up going really well. Yet looking…… Continue reading In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor

San Diego via Timelapse

Oh baby, this captures so much of what makes San Diego a beautiful place to live. I can’t wait for my little rail kit rail & dolly kit to arrive so I can start learning how to shoot these kinds of time-lapse shots.

Learn from me on December 3rd

If you live in Southern California (or are willing to come visit) I am hosting 2 classes on December 3rd through a brand new website, Skillshare. Growing your business with Mailchimp How to get started with Mailchimp, set-up and grow your lists, and grow your business Mailchimp is an amazingly powerful tool. Whether you are…… Continue reading Learn from me on December 3rd