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When I'm happiest: Traveling anywhere for work or play, sailing the
Bay, hiking in the Idaho mountains, doing something I haven't done
before, nights out with friends when the chemistry is perfect and
the laughter is contagious, getting into the groove on a project,
and in those rare and indefinable moments when the world is in
total sync, nothing seems to have consequences, and everything is
When I'm least happy: When I’m busting my ass for someone else’s
bad idea, switching from summer daylight saving time to winter
standard time, when I just can't get the words out, when I ponder
the immense popularity of reality TV, when I waste a beautiful day
on pointless minutiae.
A little bit more:
I bought a little bungalow in the near burbs and I am still trying
to decide if it’s an asset or an albatross. I think it may be
growing on me.
The more “successful” I get, the more the American notion of
success leaves me cold. The answer lies somewhere in rejecting
without retreating, reducing consumption without reducing
contribution. Some days I'm left tugging at the chain of convention
like a restless hound dog; other days I'm inspired.
In past lives, I’ve been a theater techie, a movie casting agent, a
taxi driver, a rider of the rails. I love the lost souls, the
beautiful losers and the freaks, but I have never been that cool.
I’m drawn to the chimes at midnight but I also like my sleep.
Most of all I value curiosity, compassion and all the little live
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a television producer and a writer. I make nature shows for
Discovery, National Geographic, etc. I write books when I'm able -
mostly about wolves. Work has sent me on many adventures and
granted me some incredible experiences and I'm grateful for that. I
love what I do. If I have a struggle, it's managing to keep doing
nature programming in a Reality TV world.
I’m really good at
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Writing transitions and tease-outs. Geeking out watching animals do
animaly things. Talking politics. Finding the lyrics to a song to
fit any situation. Sailing, diving, setting up a camp and hanging
my food. Being a bit of a flâneur. I was a good snowboarder until I
left Idaho and 10 years went by.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Some books read recently: Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan;
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen; Earth, The Operator's Manual by
Richard Alley; Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith, The Sacred Depths of
Nature by Ursula Goodenough.
Favorite book ever may be A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren.
Also like Stegner, Steinbeck, Abbey, Ackerman, Kundera...
Some recent movies I really enjoyed: In the Loop, Moonrise Kingdom,
In Bruges. I want to see Amour. i think Chinatown is one of the
best screenplays of all time. Okay, so I liked that movie Ted. I
thought that fucking little bear was funny. Don't judge me.
Some music i might be listening to: Sharon Van Etten, The National,
The XX, Destroyer, Frightened Rabbit, Radio Dept.
Eternal Playlist: Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Billie
Holiday, Tom Waits, Lloyd Cole, Nick Cave, The Smiths, The Beatles.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Air, Light, Water, Food, Shelter, Sleep, Love.
Everything else I can live without.
However, I would prefer not to part with the following (in no
particular order): friends, down time, live music, conversation,
travel, sex, music, sailing, diving in blue water, my laptop, the
mountains, the sea, coffee, dark and stormies, blueberries
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Independent film ideas and book proposals; politics; how to save
the Bay through popular media, how to do my own work without going
broke, shucking it all and sailing away.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Careening toward Saturday morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I see an abandoned building I sometimes make a mental note of
it, in case things get really bad and I need to live there.
You should message me if
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... or if you own a sailboat.
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