Here is my list with my TWENTY eight goals

  1. Be instrumental in creating a permanent human presence on the Moon.
  2. Leave breadcrumbs for emotional engagement, saliency and tribe-finding.
  3. Eat ice cream with people of the Northernmost village in world.
  4. Sail Norwegian Fjords to see the Aurora Borealis.
  5. Retrace Joseph Conrad's roots up Congo River.
  6. Visit holy Shiite shrines in Najaf and Karbala.
  7. Become a total eclipse chaser, an umbraphile
  8. Fly with a helicopter over Bermuda triangle.
  9. Travel the trans-siberian railroad.
  10. Hike the Dragon trail in Bhutan.
  11. Train for suborbital spaceflight.
  12. Cross Bering Strait.
  13. Dance more.
  14.  Read at least 100 new books. (19/100)
  15. Learn how to properly meditate.
  16. Create an inspiring studio space.
  17. Read a new poem every day. (ongoing)
  18. Create memory markers of varying intensity. 
  19. Master making ten different cocktails. (1/10)
  20. Master identifying ten constellations. (completed)
  21. Take photos in at least ten different photo booths (2/10).
  22. Leave a hidden note in ten different books at friends houses.
  23. Optimize for the remembering self vs. the experiencing self.
  24. Grow in changing the energy of a room or crowd, inspiring people, creating change.
  25. Live to see the Starshot nano-crafts light-sailing and reporting back from Alpha Centauri*.
  26.  Instead of non-stop travelling, slowly begin accumulating habit, repetition, and consequences.
  27. Visit an atoll  (the top of an ancient, subsided volcano in tropical waters warm enough to permit a coral reef to form around it as it shrinks back into the sea :) 
  28. Walk the Nakasendo road that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot highway. The path is full of history and many artists and poets have traveled along it over the centuries <3

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.    * Deadline does not apply


2017 Themes

Clarity, Action, Authentic Voice, Moon, Heart, Connection, Desire, Aliveness, Leadership, Constant, Design, Curiosity, Music



Big Dipper, Orion, Cassiopeia, Sirius, Aquarius, Draco, Ursa Major, Cancer, Taurus, Virgo



I am on the quest in finding the perfect whiskey sour. 
2 ounces bourbon (or blended whiskey)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Lemon or orange slice
Maraschino cherry

Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled sour glass. Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.

1 part gin
¾ part fresh grapefruit juice
¾ part st-germain
¼ part simple syrup
½ muddled strawberry; a splash of strawberry balsamic

Shake all ingredients and strain into a highball glass (or make a shiz ton and put it in a pitcher bc "Pitcher of Dorian Gray", Pitcher like Picture, yaddi-yadda. Garnish with a mint sprig and half a strawberry. Not a whole strawberry, mind you. Not a quarter strawberry. A half strawberry, if you please. Merci beaucoup. VARIATION: Garnish with two whole strawberries and a fistful of mint sprigs, just to show who is boss. Oh, and garnish with a lime.