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Haiku for Kyoto

Fat American Looks at temples, falls on ice The police are called

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Covering all the bases

Note to self: Need at LEAST one month of prep before going on location for documentary shoot. I’m feeling a little out of my element shooting the show. I’ve been here two weeks, the mid-way point. And I’m beginning to feel the enormity of attempting to pull this thing off. Second note to self: Attempting […]

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Episode 402

I’m currently working on a TV show, ‘The Unit’ for Fox television Which airs on CBS. I had a notion that it might be useful to document what a day in the life of a television graphic artist would be like. I often struggle to explain what it is that I do to those that […]

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Still on the go

I’m currently in Chicago for a friends graduation. Still recovering from the jet lag. I did manage to tighten up the video from the Thailand trip. Hope you like it: Sorry about the weird newage music…

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Always get the false wood paneling

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Some more on the car crash. It happened in 1999 by the way, not too recently. The car was totaled by the claims adjuster, the whole car would have been blue booked at the time for about $1600, but the cost to replace the false wood paneling stickers on the doors was close to $1000! […]

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Bangkok Benji!

You’re going where?! Bangkok. You know, Thailand – the land of smiles. The big mango, the city of angels, or Krung-thep-maha-nakorn-boworn-ratana-kosin-mahintar- ayudhya-amaha-dilok-pop-nopa-ratana-rajthani-burirom-udom-rajniwes-mahasat-arn-amorn-pimarn- avatar-satit- sakattiya-visanukam. No joke. That’s the official name of Bangkok. Check out wikipedia for the skinny. By Yourself?! Yes and no. I’ll be visiting with my friend Nong while I’m there. Who the hell is […]

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It’s all too much

It inevitably reaches the point at which you stop attempting to capture it all. It’s senseless. The postcards, snapshots, glossy magazines and guidebooks can’t do it justice. There’s no substitute for direct experience. It’s all true, from the sensory overload on down to the kitch. One minute you’re tripping over hibiscus branches heavy with dew […]

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Poi

Ate poi for the first time today. I was shocked at just how flavorless it really is. We drove up the North Shore today. I never thought it possible, but one can get habituated to the jaw-dropping beauty all around. No time for a long post, we’re getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow […]

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I <3 Kauai

What a difference a day of sunshine makes. Last night we landed in Kauai sort of late maybe 8:00 pm or so. The rains we had hoped to escape had followed us here and provided for a pretty rough landing. As we walked out to the gate and the baggage claim I could see the […]

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We had such big plans for the Big Island

It’s my fault really. I saw an episode of Globe Trekker once where the girl finished the episode on a night time tour of the lava flows. It looked breathtaking. Well that was not in the cards for our little group. Nor was the horseback riding through the rainforest, or the drive through the rugged […]

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