So much to think about...


Lean In

Published August 3, 2017

My twitter profile describes me as an actor, writer, and impatient philosopher. Thinking is what I do. Exhaustively. And typically I enjoy it. Typically I can’t get enough of it and find myself frustrated when the banalities of Life require my attention over whatever I’d rather be thinking about at any given moment in time.

And yet there are those days when the very last thing on Earth that I want is to be left alone with my thoughts.

Today is one of those days...


Où est Charlie?

Published January 31, 2015

I’ve been thinking, and I take it back. I’m not Charlie.

Some weeks ago a terrible thing happened and all around the world people turned to each other and shared their outrage. It was all over the news, for a time. It was all people talked about when they weren’t talking about anything else.

As an artist and writer, the whole thing felt disturbingly close to home, and in solidarity with the victims in Paris, I courageously changed my Facebook profile pic (I went with the black and white sketch of the Statue of Liberty with the words Je suis Charlie — the French makes it more meaningful). I valiantly shared collections of cartoonists’ reactions to the event, and brazenly liked posts by friends who did the same. I even retweeted #JesuisAhmed, in loving support and honor of Ahmed Merabet, the policeman who gave his life defending cartoonists who spent much of their time mocking his faith.

Never underestimate the power of slacktivism to massage the conscience...


The High Cost of Education

Published October 11, 2012

I’ve not been able to stop thinking about Malala Yousafzai all day. You’ve probably heard of her — in the news or in any one or many of the other blogs rightly dedicating time and thought and column inches to this brave young girl.

The story resonates with me at this moment for a host of reasons. First and foremost, because it should. Because I’m human and this is an outrage...


The heaviest thing you will ever lift is your humility

Published March 20, 2014

I need to speak plainly in a language everyone can understand. As a trainer, I am known for being gently encouraging and it’s a reputation I enjoy. But there are times when a sharper tone is required, and this is one...