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Ants from rumur on Vimeo. A few years ago, I read Jonah Lehrer's article in Wired "Why Science Is Failing Us". It was a lightbulb moment for me as he connected the dots to so many things that I had been thinking but didn't have the words, or data, to pull together. The deepest connection was his illumination...

I haven’t written about our film “Battle for Brooklyn” in a while. Other projects have take up my time and attention. However, this weekend it played on Direct TV and we got a slew of messages from people who saw it and were shocked to find that things were not as they had seemed. Also this week it’s been reported...

I'm not too good at grief. My mom is extremely emotional, and though I take after her in many ways, I'm more like my father when it comes to being sad. Like him, I cry in movies, but I have a difficult time accessing my own emotions. When I was in high school I remember sitting in rickety pool chairs,...

Last weekend, a couple of days after my wife’s best friend Letha passed away, we went camping with friends to celebrate their anniversary. Caroline, whose anniversary it was, suggested that we do something to recognize Letha’s passing, so we made a small raft out of sticks and sent it out into the lake with a rock that Suki had gotten...

On the way home from the burial of our friend Letha, I got a call from my old friend Tony Davis. I’ve known Tony for 15 years, ever since a friend suggested I get him to help me do some work on the falling down house we had recently bought in Brooklyn. Like me, and many of my new neighbors,...