Tag Archives: Storytelling

The Worst Migraine in L.A.

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Prevent Conceptus Interruptus: How Math Can Improve Your Creativity

This presentation is based on a post I wrote in 2010.

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We played CBGBs 30 years ago today

Thirty years ago today, Government Issue—which at the time was John Stabb, Tom Lyle, Marc Alberstadt and myself—played CBGBs. It was an all-ages, Saturday matinée show because most of the kids who bought our records and went to see us … Continue reading

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The Wire: Season 6, Jimmy and the boys work with the NSA to stop terrorism in Baltimore.

Jimmy McNulty and the rest of the detectives are back on the case. This time they’re tracking an Islamist group in Baltimore selling stolen bikes to finance their terrorist activities. Joined by consultant, Edward Snowden, and members of the NSA, they’ve … Continue reading

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Don’t Like Your Job? Go AWOL

Bob’s an old guy who lives in my neighborhood. He’s got what he calls skin art on his left arm, a faded mermaid he met in San Diego. Bob rolled up his sleeve because I asked him if he was in the … Continue reading

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The most pathetic thing I’ve read

I belong to a book club. The members chose The Professor’s House by Willa Cather as our book for December. Tonight I put down the book I was reading and began this one. It opens with a university professor named … Continue reading

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Catching 8-foot long sharks by hand

Thor Heyerdahl risked all by crossing  3,770 nautical miles of Pacific Ocean—without escort—in a balsa wood raft with five men to prove that the Polynesians could have descended from people originally living in what is now Peru. And to make … Continue reading

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