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I wrote this post last year but never made it live. Re-reading it now, almost a year later, not much has changed except now it's been kind of a long 2 years. I've spent the last few days working on a post about how in our modern culture, systems have a tendency to create the kind of Balkanization that...

This weekend we went with to the Museum of Natural History in NY. When we lived in Brooklyn I made class trips with the kids and it was always nuts trying to wrangle 30 2nd graders within a mass of other classes. Thankfully, depite the snow, when we got there this weekend it wasn't too crowded. As we entered the...

Last week I detailed a very fancy shoot of a frosty leaf. The last two days I did some back lit glamour work on weeds. kickstarting a book right now- please click through to check it out. ...

Yesterday I had the opening for my photo show of images from the meadow behind my house. It was great to share the work with friends. In some ways, I always felt that the show - and the launch of my Kickstarter to make a book of the images- would mark an end to the project. I felt a bit...

"I have to say it’s ludicrous to suggest Dr Sarno is responsible for pain being viewed as biopsychosocial these days. This truly misrepresents the facts and the decades of scientific research culminating in this conclusion. Where was Dr Sarno when Melzack and Wall developed the gate control theory in 1965? That is factually when the idea of bio psychosocial came...

Cultural blindness in regards to the power of our emotional responses to the world is often stunning. This blindness can involve deeply unconscious patterned behavior that includes fear, anger, sadness, much of which is repressed- and therefore not fully recognized. When we refer to someones' cultural blindness it does not necessarily imply "blame", but when presented with it, people tend...

This morning, Vox published an article about Dr Sarno that I was quoted in. I was so disturbed and frustrated by the title, "America’s most famous back pain doctor said pain is in your head. Thousands think he's right,." that I did not post the article to our Facebook page. Instead, I wrote to the author requesting that they re-visit...

This video was made when my daughter was 3. I'm not sure if we were the ones teaching her about responsibility, or if it was her day care, but as you can see, she's never been too happy about the idea of taking responsibility for her actions. Who can blame her though. Very few of us want to feel responsible,...

Yesterday the NY Post published an article about the films, "Five Foot Two" which chronicles Lady Gaga's struggles with pressure and pain, as well as Jennifer Brea's film "Unrest" which focuses on her battle with the effects of "chronic fatigue syndrome". The article is called "When You're in Constant Pain and Nobody Believes You." It's a somewhat sensational title that...

All the Rage - Trailer from rumur on Vimeo. On Oct 11 we are going to have the triangle area premiere of “All The Rage” at the Carolina Theater in Durham. After premiering the film in New York last November, it’s taken a while to get it on screen in our new/original hometown. Twenty-three years ago over Thanksgiving in 1994, we...

Over the past several months I have worked on re-framing my relationship to the world. Starting from the understanding that we "create our own reality" I have worked on accepting everything that happens without judgment, and in general I've found that the results are pretty fantastic. When we simply accept what is, without putting a negative or positive label on...

Tension in the triangle area of North Carolina ramped up considerably after the wild clashes in Charlottesville, VA. A few days after the chaos and the killing there protesters in Durham pulled down a Jim Crow era confederate statue in front of the old courthouse. People were shocked, not only to see it fall, but also to see it twist and...