THE THEMES OF OUR DECADES

Meditation is prime time for a download. On a recent morning, I meditated on my Baja beachfront terrace. Emptying my mind gave space for some wisdom (from who knows what source?!) to download. Then, I did my ritual protein shake … Continued

CONNECTION + LEGACY

THE MORE DIGITAL WE GET, THE MORE RITUAL WE NEED This is why festivals have made such a comeback in the 21st century. Our leisure IRL (In Real Life) experiences balance our growing fixation with URLs (partly why I started … Continued

The Dance Between Intern & Elder

  “Musicians don’t retire. They stop when there’s no more music left inside of them.” So says Robert DeNiro to Anne Hathaway in The Intern. I love crying at the movies. And, while this one won’t win any Oscars on … Continued

WHAT DO WORDS REALLY MEAN?

The San Francisco Bay Area has a been a leader in lingo for half a century. Haight-Ashbury hippies taught us something could be “mind-blowing” or a “bummer.” More recently, Valley techies have snuck a number of new words into the … Continued

LIVING IN THE AGE OF THE MODERN ELDER

We live in a provocative time. Power is sipping from the fountain of youth. The digital age has crowned a new set of billionaire business leaders who are in their mid-thirties. And yet, medical technology advances will have us living … Continued

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A “SPRING CHICKEN”

Living in the heart of Techville, it’s easy to buy into the belief that the only entrepreneurs doing interesting things are youngsters. In fact, our Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky was recently tied for #1 on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 annual … Continued

WINTER NEWS

END OF THE YEAR, BEGINNER’S MIND How curious are you? As many of you know, I went to high school at Long Beach Polytechnic, a model inner city public school known for both pro athletes and famous scholars. My nickname back … Continued