"I don´t think that waterbuffalo run off cliffs?", I tell the writer as I lean back in my chair. I turn my head to look out the window in the cafe; 12 surfers. "How do you know?", the writer responds as he takes a sip of coffee, "it could happen." "You know", I reply as I take a sip from my taza, "what if the leader of the rampaging waterbuffalo herd has a parachute...

It´s the fourth movie in the series--7 Steps Out Of Wage Slavery. I remember when we were making it; the laughs, the good times, the moments. It seems like I would stop watching--as I can quote the whole thing--but, something brings me back as I recall the scenes. Oh man, did I really? I laugh at the scene where I fall down the stairs as I sneak to the kitchen to grab a 2am...

"I´m busy", he replied, "tell me tomorrow." I chuckle as he tells me this story; yup, that´s how he is. We exist in a point in a moment on a sphere in an abyss; what´s beyond the horizon of what we can see? Is something waiting for us? A toddler taking first steps towards it´s parents, perhaps? The sun holds us hostage in an elliptical orbit--are we stuck going down a drain? Can we pull...

Ran into a coworker today on my way to Zona Norte. We gave each other Saludos, and she asked, "where are you going?" "To Zona Norte to walk Calle Coahuila. When I get stuck in my writing, I walk it for ideas." I'm not sure if this is true or BULLSHIT, but it's what I tell myself and I do get good writing out of it. So today, I'm walking down Coahuila, looking for women...

Sitting here in a small café en El Cacho, Tijuana. It's an upscale, fun, trendy part of the city. Getting ready for my teriyaki sandwich with potatoes salad and an agua fresca. The gentleman asked me if I speak English, I said “no”. He asked then where am I from. “umm… Aleman”. There was a slight pause, I wondered if he would start speaking German and I'd be basically fucked. He then proceeded to talk in Spanish. I...

I got this new catch phrase that I've been telling myself: Irrational Optimism. It's a noun, or maybe an adjective, regardless, it's the OVERRIDING belief that SHIT's going to work out. Somehow, and it's going to be FUCKING AWESOME. In the last post, I talk about the two traits of successful people: 1. Belief that the future's going to be better 2. Belief that the future's achievable In the housing boom of the '90s, a catchphrase...

I heard there's a cheap torta place near the cathedral on 2nd in the corner. So that's where I just was. Walking around looking for it like a man looks for water when his hair is on fire. Does it matter? Yes, no, I'm a little hungry. It would be FUCKING AWESOME to find the place. But does it REALLY matter? Yes. It's cheap food. Every dollar I spend on food is a dollar...

Right by the intersection of Diego Rivera and Taboada in Zona Rio, Tijuana, there's a group of people selling cactus. Why does this matter? You see, I was driving by yesterday on my way to work and I noticed something.  There was a girl with big hoop earrings in. She was basically saying, "Yo, my job today is to sell cactus. And, Fuck it, I'm going to look good." She wasn't letting the task...

What if you had no boss, no timelines, no schedule, no… No constraints. What would you do? Because that’s the situation I find myself in. I guess it makes sense to back up a little bit first. I grew up on a small horse farm in rural Virginia about an hour South of DC. I spent my life riding my mountain bike, listening to records (or “vinyl”) and reading.  It was laid-back. I was...

Everything can change, today, by starting on THAT.

You're going to get 24 hours today

How will you use it? Do something that matters today, yo!