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Category Archive: Making Media

It Went Viral

It Went Viral

That all changed in December of 2023 when I started sharing videos of the ​Solstice Wall project​ in 1-minute videos, mostly as ​Instagram Reels​. To my surprise (and delight) the project went viral and changed my online experience, albeit temporarily.

I Believe (in Build Livable) ?

I Believe (in Build Livable) ?

Today, I feel like I’m on the right track and learning as I go. I’ve been able to address most of what I wanted to do, but there are always going to be ways to improve (like using a dSLR camera). My goal right now is to look professional without spending thousands of dollars.

Boat Creep ? ?

Boat Creep ? ?

The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. A few weeks back, I shared a story called Lee Night that was, in part, about spending an evening watching boats go by our house. I wrote: As boats float by the house, I can’t help but feel like...

At a Crossroads ⤲

At a Crossroads ⤲

The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. My friend Tony asked, when we had just purchased property on Orcas, “What’s next? You’ll build a house and move in… then what?” Sometimes Tony’s questions seem like challenges, but I think he’s...

The Time Between Glass and Mirror ??

The Time Between Glass and Mirror ??

I soon came to appreciate the glass wall as a feature of the house that exists in multiple states. During the day, it disappears and reveals a view over the Salish Sea, as it was designed to do. But at night, when darkness hides the view, the glass becomes a mirror to the interior. One minute you’re looking at the water, another you’re looking at yourself. I think of this as the time between glass and mirror.

Explaining Narcissism and Trump

Explaining Narcissism and Trump

In 2016 I made an apolitical video that explains Narcissistic Personality Disorder in an effort to warn people about leaders who put themselves above everything else. It’s now our most viewed YouTube video on a daily basis and I continue to believe that, at the heart of our problems is a leader’s destructive personality that cannot and will not change.