Life To Do

#21- A Fallin’ Serenade

March 25th, 2015
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There is something so vulnerable about placing yourself in front of someone else and saying “I have something to show you.” When that something is a song, a voice, a guitar, and a leap of faith – it can be an extraordinarily intimate moment without a single point of physical contact. That moment – that…

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I realize that I should have crossed off #50 many many moons ago. After frequent visits to my family’s farm in Canada, I fell in love with fresh produce. My partner and I, upon moving in together in Sherman Oaks, CA, began regularly spending our Sunday morning at the local Farmer’s market. I’m now on a special…

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#12 & #35: Career Errands

May 30th, 2012
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Some of the items on my Life To Do List were simply put there because I knew I had to get them out of the way. When I set about becoming a documentary filmmaker/blogger/photographer/starving artist a while back, I was aware that I had certain responsibilities that I needed to take care of in order for me…

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# 70: Returning to Israel

July 6th, 2011
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Part of the goal in creating my “Life To Do List,” was to manifest certain dreams into achievable, tangible existence. There are lofty goals included on the list, some of them requiring great funds, great bravery, and great luck. Crossing off #70 from the list (Revisit Israel) was purely the latter option. Being Jewish is something…

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#13: Take in the Aroma

August 13th, 2009
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Obviously I’m a bit addicted to traveling. In particular, I get a kick out of experiences that feel fancy but, in fact, are rather affordable. When my dear friend Patty asked me to travel with her to Central California in order to support a mutual friend’s theater project, I thought, “Let’s kill two birds with…

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Let's make it a Fair Trade

This past fall, after finishing my stint as a volunteer for that one guy (Barack Obama), I was honored with the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and work with an organization called Free the Slaves (www.freetheslaves.net). As it’s name clearly states, their mission is to eradicate slavery. Yup… there are still SLAVES in the…

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This past fall, after finishing my stint as a volunteer for that one guy (Barack Obama), I was honored with the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and work with an organization called Free the Slaves (www.freetheslaves.net). As it’s name clearly states, their mission is to eradicate slavery. Yup… there are still SLAVES in the…

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#5: Blog This

June 13th, 2009

While many an item has recently been checked off my “Life To Do List”, I’ve obviously been behind on updating the blog. Upcoming news includes the following items being crossed off my list: #3: Hike on a trail outside CA #13: Go Wine Tasting #36: Choose to drink fairtrade coffee when available #45: Collaborate on…

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Rebelling Against Truth

April 16th, 2009

In the foreword of the Signet Classics version of the celebrated novel, Animal Farm (written by George Orwell) is described as: “… a transcription of a view of life into terms of highly simplified symbols; and when it succeeds in its literary purpose, it leaves us with a deep indefinable feeling of truth; and if…

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Co-inky-dinks

April 11th, 2009

Everyone talks about them, but what actually qualifies as a “coincidence?” According to Wikipedia: “Coincidence is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection. The word is derived from the Latin co- (“in”, “with”, “together”) and incidere (“to fall on”); in the more literal translation coincidence can be used…

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