Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sick

One of my boys, Faz has been getting shacked in Australia last few
days.

-both photos shot by aquabumps.com

Cool list from my former boss, Adam Werbach

Nature's 10 Simple Rules for Business Survival

BY: ADAM WERBACH

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In the emerging fields of biomechanics and biomimicry, scientists are decoding rules that can help form businesses as hardy and long lasting as a forest. After all, nature is far harsher than the market: If you are not sustainable, you die. No second chances and no bailouts. Businesses that are capable of dealing with the challenges of a changing world will be better able to respond and to lead.

1. Diversify across generations.

2. Adapt to the changing environment -- and specialize.

3. Celebrate transparency. Every species knows which species will eat it and which will not.

4. Plan and execute systematically, not compartmentally. Every part of a plant contributes to its growth.

5. Form groups and protect the young. Most animals travel in flocks, gaggles, and prides. Packs offer strength and efficacy.

6. Integrate metrics. Nature brings the right information to the right place at the right time. When a tree needs water, the leaves curl; when there is rain, the curled leaves move more water to the root system.

7. Improve with each cycle. Evolution is a strategy for long-term survival.

8. Right-size regularly, rather than downsize occasionally. If an organism grows too big to support itself, it collapses; if it withers, it is eaten.

9. Foster longevity, not immediate gratification. Nature does not buy on credit and uses resources only to the level that they can be renewed.

10. Waste nothing, recycle everything. Some of the greatest opportunities in the 21st century will be turning waste -- including inefficiency and underutilization -- into profit.


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a little water time

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Behind the scenes somewhere near the Pacific, cooking stuffed shrimp
in a healthy way...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fly Away

Dance forever now Michael Jackson....rest in peace

Shooting in LA...

I'm here in LA hosting local tv show about sustainability in Los
Angeles. We shot segments on proper vessel disposal in city marinas
to protect the waters, hydrogen powered fishing boats and squid
fishing or over fishing as the case might be....

So many small facets that add up to keep environment sound.

Hydrogen power in fishing boat...

Squid catch being vacuumed up..

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a good surf...

Ocean beach was bleak and sloppy so we went down south to Pacifica, and the waves were tasty amigos....! We had some good, clean waves under the warm, warm sun. I was feeling a little restless and the ocean swept that away once again.



Monday, June 22, 2009

Rise up and wander restless drifter,
Dismal and doomed to walk down deep
Canyons, long, dark water beneath the shuddered eye of paradise...



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Anecdotes from days of old...



These are some spoken word episodes by record producer and fine buddy of mine Joe Subbiondo. He has some great stories from his youth, about him and the 'boys' getting into trouble and staying clean.

Have a listen to some honest words from a cat with moxy.
http://1202792.sites.myregisteredsite.com/Joe_Sib.zip

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pure Wanderlust!

Hey There!!

New online magazine launching July 1st with Feature articles, Travel, Photography and Art.
Check it out!
I have two articles/photographs appearing July 9 and July 15th respectively.

http://www.wanderlustreview.com



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Coal

A coal fired power plant on the edge of the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona. The stark contrast of the wide, desert and the stacks jutting up into the blue sky is something surreal.
Good or bad? I guess it depends what side of the stacks you're on.... Maybe just grey.



Jimmy Chin - Photographer * Explorer

This guy rips at shooting and climbing around the world. Check out his blog and see the Borneo piece; it was all shot/edited using solar power .... http://www.jimmychin.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

elevation



I've always loved the grandeur of the panoramic. The human eye sees great expanse this way; it always elevates me as a traveler and photographer.

These are two sunsets in a row, in Monument Valley and Grand Canyon