Former Internet CEO turned writer / producer, newly arrived in LA (from NYC), came out to Hollywood to live the dream and, thus far, have to say am loving every minute of it. A little history: went off to college early at 16 (Ivy-educated), took my degree in the self-designed major of Psychomusicology (with a thesis in Aesthetics and Metaphysics), and since then I've lived, worked, studied, and played all over the world: International Business in Tokyo, motorcycle racing in London, electronic music composition in Paris, live webcasting and video production in New Orleans (where I was the first to pioneer live video on the Internet, back in the late 90s), screenwriting and filmmaking in New York City, and now, of course, writing and producing right here in the heart of it all, Hollywood proper.
MIND AND BODY (“EVERY SPIRITUAL PROGRAM UNDER THE SUN”):
I've been ever the spiritual seeker since my late teens (Transcendental Meditation, Monroe Institute, Seth Material, Landmark Education, Pathwork, Kriya Yoga, Jungian Psych, Course in Miracles—I’ve done them all), spirituality plays an enormous role in my life ("You create your own reality", law of attraction, all of it) and, ideally, should be in yours as well. As far as spiritual outlets go: I broke my neck in a car accident when I was 20 years old (fear not, I learned to walk again and made a full recovery), had a near death experience and came back psychic, and one of the ways I like to pay this energy forward is by reading the Tarot, which I’ve been doing for the past 17 years (including 7 years of study at the Tarot School in NYC). So indeed, when we meet surely I'll have to read your cards and perhaps we'll see what the future may bring...! On the health front, just a little while ago I quit drinking, quit smoking, started eating right and exercising 5 times a week (bodybuilding and Iyengar yoga) and am now enjoying the best shape of my life, so if you're of the active type as well then all the better.
NEW TO LA (“MY ‘LA ADVENTURE: TO DO’ LIST”)
Newly-arrived in Hollywood and, as cliched as it may sound, I really would love to just get out and explore this magnificent new city… I can’t think of anything more exciting than discovering an amazing new restaurant, or stumbling upon the perfect secluded beach, all with just the right partner by my side… Could this be you? So far my “LA Adventure: To Do” list includes (as of this writing, my first in LA—I’ll be sure to update the list regularly): soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung, ramen in Little Tokyo, sushi at Matsuhisa, seeing Steel Panther live at the House of Blues (google that band for more—trust me, you’ll thank me later!), hiking up to the Hollywood sign, taking a biking tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, seeing Craig Ferguson live, trying out a few yoga classes nearby (I’m thinking Iyengar at Liberation to start), learning to surf, going to Disney Land, and, at some point, renting a convertible and heading straight for the border: never been to Mexico, and now that I’m in LA I think it’s high time I see what that place is all about! And of course, I’d love nothing more than to take that certain special someone with me...