• Making Art Six months ago I signed up for an art class. 1) I started a painting, one I’ve been trying to finish ever since. The experience, challenging & very humbling. Having spent a near lifetime chasing academic & professional success, Art is different. It’s subjective, personal, creative. Making Art forced me to confront some of my […] Z 21 responses October 31, 2017
  • Summer of Hurdles Lots of people dream of moving to Hawai’i. A few people do, most of them turn back. I now understand why. My plan seemed simple enough. Spend the summer driving around the Big Island with Wildcat. Find a charming little town, then an apartment, settle down. My intention: reflection & healing. After so many years […] Z 27 responses October 15, 2017
  • Greece in May I’d forgotten how beautiful Greece is in May. Wildflowers are in full bloom, crops have begun to grow, everything is green.. Persephone returns to much rejoicing. I was ten when I was last here to witness. Spent most of my days outside, tending yard, the one I so loved to play in. We’ve accomplished a […] Z No responses May 31, 2017
  • Snowbird January, February, March flew by. I got to spend time with some of my favorite beings. I also remembered, I like snow! These are the months – and especially the year – to be a snowbird. Greece 2017 started with a visit to Greece to see my dad. Undertook some long neglected projects. Goodbye swing […] Z One response April 1, 2017
  • Goodbye, Loft. You were a great home. For over three years, you let me experience the Mission. You were also the first place I ever owned. You hosted friends, family, offsites and singalongs. There were dinners, and parties, pre-parties, and late late night after-parties. A few hard working weekends too. And no shortage of learnings. 1)When I found […] Z 22 responses March 9, 2017
  • Reflections, 2016 New Year’s resolutions fascinate me. To borrow a geeky math term: local maxima. We all intuitively know we get stuck in sub-optimal points in a multidimensional space, ∈ The Human Experience. In other words, if you define living as growing, repetition and stagnation are the death of us. We, societies the world over, have converged […] Z 34 responses January 5, 2017
  • Happy Holidays Woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather. Packing up your whole apartment, moving 2000+miles, plus a few all nighters, turns out can still do that. Nonetheless, totally cathartic – you wouldn’t believe how stuff accumulates over 15 years in one place. The nomadic life, a dream of mine since the Apple days, finally a […] Z 12 responses December 25, 2016
  • Standing Rock Standing Rock: A Warm Welcome When I heard the Governor of North Dakota was going to forcefully evict water protectors from reservation land on December 5th, I knew where I needed to be: Standing Rock. I’m in the process of moving from San Francisco to Hawai’i, have a bunch of cold weather gear I no longer need, […] Z 8 responses December 11, 2016
  • Standing Rock Standing Rock: A Warm Welcome When I heard the Governor of North Dakota was going to forcefully evict water protectors from reservation land on December 5th, I knew where I needed to be: Standing Rock. I’m in the process of moving from San Francisco to Hawai’i, have a bunch of cold weather gear I no longer need, […] Z 5 responses December 11, 2016