99% Invisible – As a proud owner of the 99% invisible Challenge Coin, I’ve been a fan and supporter of this podcast for several years. A podcast for the curious, it explores design and the stories behind how architecture, infrastructure, objects, and ideas came to be what we see today. Here is one my more favorites: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ten-thousand-years/
Hamilton – This is no secret. The musical has inundated pop culture and deservedly so. Not since RENT has a Broadway musical worked its way under my skin and occupied so much of my mind (and time). “I’m not throwing away my shot!”
The Power of Myth – Spending time with Joseph Campbell never disappoints. This book, based on his interviews with Bill Moyers, is thought provoking and at times surprisingly moving.
Ragnar Relay – For the second time, I joined my running buddies from work for the SoCal Ragnar Relay, a nearly 200-mile race that starts in Huntington Beach and finishes in San Diego. It is an exhausting yet fun experience: running in the middle of the night, sleeping in vans, feasting at local dining establishments along the route. It took us 26 hours to cover the distance of which I ran 17 miles. Overall, we placed 10 out nearly 700 teams. Not shabby for a bunch of weekend warriors.
Writing, Loathing, Thinking, Procrastinating, Rewriting…Repeat. – I’ve been doing a lot of this while puzzling through the script I’m working on. It’s funny how some days you’ll write something and think, “Yeah. Okay. That works." Then you come back to it later and read it again and say to yourself “That’s terrible. Vomit! What was I thinking? That doesn’t work at all.” You’re about to hurl it out the window when you catch yourself, “Wait! Maybe if I change this and cut these lines…” And the next thing you know you’re back at, “Yeah. Okay. That works.” Such is (the writer's) life.
A WRITER KEEPING THE FAITH IN LOS ANGELES