THE VLOG

DEAD OR ALIVE?

I’m continuously fascinated by artists & athletes who are able to completely let go of all inhibition & jump off the edge of cliffs. If you are to surf a 30-foot wave, you better throw all fear to the wind, or you will be eaten up. You have to dive in with all confidence, or…

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AN APPLE SANDWICH?!

One of my favorite people in the world is Christopher Chalmers. Why? Because he ate apple sandwiches. Big ones, with no hesitation or fear. I went to architecture school with Chris, but barely knew him there. More a friend of a friend. I was lucky enough to be housemates with him for a couple years…

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AND YOU DON’T NEED ACID!

One of my participants from the very first Messy Monkey painting gig said afterwards, “Wow! I realize now that I don’t need acid!”. Truth be told, I’ve never taken drugs – Just things like allergy medicine, because I had allergies (for example). Sometimes I understand ideas like “painting with turkey basters” or “riding tricycles to…

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Press Release on OAK COUTURE

Messy Monkey Arts, a creative agency based jointly out of Cape Town and Oakland, California, is working on a fresh installation piece they are calling OAK COUTURE.  They are gathering local creatives together, in the likes of Makeka Designs, architecture firm,  and Jeannette Unite, installation artist,  to “dress” 5 of the big oaks in the…

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Smores, etc.

Since my whole deal is about taking the bull by the horns & seizing the day!, I thought I’d share some thoughts on this: I believe that 97+% of my favorite times in life have been outside. Some of these include: climbing glaciers, skiing down, summiting & camping atop the mountain at 5.5 months prego!,…

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LAKHI’S HINDI WEDDING

I love writing. I’ve been having so much fun writing these blog posts recently. So, I’m just gonna keep at it, & write about colorful experiences in my life. To me, it all ties together with the greater whole here. So… Lakshmi’s Wedding. Definitely, by far, one of the most mouth-watering, knee-shaking, mesmerizing, earth-shattering experiences…

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OSEEK HANAMO KAN KOOSENA

I’ve never written in jibberish before, but I’m giving it a go! Some of my best memories are of speaking jibberish with my mom & brother. They were (& still are!) So good at it! I remember my brother & I speaking jibberish for 2 hours in the car one time. It was hilarious! &…

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Cheddarheads Work & Play!:

Since leaving Wisconsin 17 years ago, I’ve come to find it definitely has it’s own cultural attributes (something you don’t necessarily realize growing up immersed in a place). In fact, at times I’ve said it’s almost worthy of it’s own “planet”! For those of you who’ve never been to the States, BELIEVE ME when I…

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