Vertical skateboarding was borne of drought and creativity. In 1976 and 1977, Southern California suffered an extreme drought. The water shortages were so extreme that agricultural activities in some parts of the Central Valley were ceased. Reservoirs ran dry. Homeowners drained their swimming pools. Fires raged. Homes were abandoned. At the time, skateboarders had just … Continue reading [Three by Five].12 Blue Tile Obsession
Netflix just started airing Altered Carbon. It's a rad take Richard K. Morgan's 2002 cyberpunk novel. One of my favorite genres, cyberpunk typically explores how the street repurposes tech, life in cyberspace and off-planet. Last fall, I reread William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy - Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. (Neuromancer, BTW, is credited with … Continue reading [Three by Five] 4. The Sprawl Triology
I'm a story nerd. I enjoy re-reading books, re-watching movies. I like figuring out how the authors or film makers put the story together. What hints did they place at the beginning of the story, and resolve at the end? I've read plenty of books on writing screenplays, plotting, and character development. Last year, I … Continue reading [Three by Five] 3. The Story Grid. Pedro Paramo.
I’m starting a new weekly feature. Not to clutter your life - you can opt out if you’d like - but to document and share the things that influence me during a week. To keep myself focused and brief, I promise to only share what fits on one side of a 3x5 filecard. Why? The … Continue reading Three by Five by Eleven.1
Here's a link to my Pinterest board of media consumed during 2017. It's always fun to go back and review what I read, listened to and watched. In many ways, it was a year for cyberpunk because I was anticipating Blade Runner 2049 and I wanted to reread Snowcrash. But overall, I didn't read as … Continue reading 2017 Media Consumed: Highlights
Life Science Leader's editor Rob Wright posted a very positive review of What's Your Bio Strategy? Says Rob: Today we stand on the precipice overlooking a new frontier — the century of biology, and businesses of all kinds need to be prepared to not only embrace what is coming, but have a strategy for how to … Continue reading What’s Your Bio Strategy? First Review from Life Science Leader