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Battery from Above

From the 29th floor of 2 Broadway.

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Acela

A rare splurge on Acela made even better thanks to snowy Connecticut scenery.

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Seasick

Helena and me, both a little seasick on the Martha’s Vineyard ferry.

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Pull Quote

Not sure why this pull quote from a BusinessWeek article about Bitcoin resonated with me. I don’t even use Bitcoin.

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Dodecahedron

@futurebird and Mr. Futurebird proudly show off her first-ever origami dodecahedron!

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Headshot

My passport renewal photo before cropping. Would you let this guy in your country? I wouldn’t!

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The New School

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Bellevue Theatre

The venerable Bellevue Theatre of Montclair. NJ.

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Trash Can Envy

Not impressed by the Mac Pro. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s illegal for Apple Store security to eject customers for “overfondling” the merchandise. Jerks.

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Helena

Before the inevitable onslaught of snow pix, here’s a cat pix of my dear Helena.

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Beijing Haze

I woke up today thinking about the passing of another year, the dreams we all have about our lives, and how we reconcile who we are with who we’d like to be.

The conclusion is always the same for me: happiness comes mostly from pursuing the dream, not necessarily achieving it. (Though achieving it every now and then is pretty nice too.)

And then I realized this is an idea I continually re-visit and re-discover, and not just on New Year’s Day. In fact, I made a short film about it six years ago. So much for progress…

In January 2008, my short film Beijing Haze premiered at Slamdance before going on to play at SXSW and a bunch of other festivals. But it’s never been available anywhere else.

Today seemed like a good time to change that. You can now watch it for free on my YouTube channel.

Of the shorts I’ve made, this is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s all chase our dreams in 2014.