Sunday, August 07, 2016

The Dream to no longer have to make decisions

Great tale about relief from constant decision making:

From NYT : Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours

There is time, too, for fantasy about what life would be like outside the White House. Mr. Emanuel, who is now the mayor of Chicago but remains close to the president, said he and Mr. Obama once imagined moving to Hawaii to open a T-shirt shack that sold only one size (medium) and one color (white). Their dream was that they would no longer have to make decisions.

During difficult White House meetings when no good decision seemed possible, Mr. Emanuel would sometimes turn to Mr. Obama and say, “White.” Mr. Obama would in turn say, “Medium

Thursday, May 09, 2013

David Foster Wallace Graduation Speech Adapted into a Short Film via always has the best recommendations.  Love this David Foster Wallace Graduation Speech adapted into a Short Film:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trevor Anderson's The Man Who Got Away

Claudette Godfrey programs the shorts for SXSW but man, I flipped out when I realized we'd shown this.  LOVE.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ben Barenholtz speaks

Surprising, beautiful words from Ben Barenholtz.  A man I've known since the early 1980s, knew him first from his name on the screen, but never had any idea of his personal history until now.


Exactly seventy years ago today I was sitting on a rock waiting for my father to arrive, a wait that continues to this day. The last word he spoke before the shots rang out was

It seems like I’ve never stopped running.

My father was a Mensche. He taught us to survive, and because of the kind of person he was, we were helped by people who risked their lives so that we could keep ours’. Because of a Polish farmer and a Ukrainian Peasant and their Menschlichkeit, my brother and I are alive today. We are the last of the survivors. We never indulged in pre-pubescent dreams of vengeance and violence.

I never mourned him or said Kaddish, but made this day sacred and decided to make it a celebration of Menschlichkeit.

Soon I will join him and I know that the last word that will still ring in my ears will be


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NY Observer article from 2005

A blast from the past article that really made us laugh today upon revisiting.

Observer article: The Big Sell-Out

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Email Overload / Online IT Degree

 I used to love email - When I first started using it I felt like I'd been waiting for it all my life.  Now, I'm inundated. I still love it, but definitely need to figure out better how to manage with time.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

"If we have goals and dreams and we want to do our best, and if we love people and we don’t want to hurt them or lose them, we should feel pain when things go wrong. The point isn’t to live without any regrets, the point is to not hate ourselves for having them… We need to learn to love the flawed, imperfect things that we create, and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.”

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mike Nichols & Suzy Parker in Richard Avedon photo

This is one of my favorite photos of all time.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cameron Bailey's TIFF words of wisdom

LOVE this from Cameron Bailey's TIFF indiewire preview:

“When I started this gig four years ago I used to work 20-hour days in July,” he said. “Now I work 15-hour days in July. Everything else is pretty much the same: You work your ass off trying to get the best new movies you can, you fight with people who you thought were friends, you make friends with people you thought were enemies and then you climb up on stage and raise the curtain.”

Monday, November 15, 2010

iPOP 'Tiny Furniture''s Big Dance Party! - indieWIRE

So proud of Lena Dunham and TINY FURNITURE! A thrill to be able to stop by the NYC premiere.

iPOP 'Tiny Furniture''s Big Dance Party! - indieWIRE