“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” –Steve Jobs
For the past two weeks, I’ve stared straight up at the ceiling, watching the fan slowly turn.
Don’t get me wrong: the restlessness has always been there. The difference now is that I can’t actually move my neck to look elsewhere. I’m in a neck brace, fresh off of spinal fusion surgery… and I’ve never been… happier?
You see: it’s been well over 10 years since I’ve written any part of a blog, always leading with the idea that I’m not a good writer, or have nothing of value to add. But I now realize how lucky I am to have lived my life this past decade. I’ve seen the world change, and have been actively part of the movement that has changed it.
Sooooo here goes nothing: the introductory, somewhat masturbatory post of who I am.
I am a 37 year old man who is still “connecting dots” of what makes me a happy human. I had a successful career at 23, gave it up to move to New York City to write a musical at 24, almost bankrupt at 25, married and beginning my journey at Apple at 26, stable at 30, divorced at 32, and starting all over again at 37, at a different place in my life.
Roller. Coaster. Ride.
But even as dizzying as it has been (wanting to vomit at times), I wouldn’t trade my life for the world.
There are two reasons I started writing again. First, like any blog, I want to share my personal experiences in the hopes that I can resonate with folks to continue reading. “The Road To 2036” is a big step towards opening a heart that’s been closed on some levels for many years. Consider this first entry my M4AnySex Craigslist post. I promise that the rest of my entries will have some sort of cosmic wisdom, backed by evidence of personal observation. Or something.
The second reason is about hope. My observations of the world these days are concerning. We hear that cancer rates are on the rise, global warming is destroying the world, resources are becoming extremely scarce, blah blah blah. Fear and uncertainty is driving a lot of our conversations these days. I want to cut through the hyperbole, and do my best to provide a fair and accurate representation of what’s going on in each of these topics. Simplicity of understanding the fundamental problems, and providing hope, are the goals of this blog.
I will reveal the meaning of the title in a future blog post. It’s pretty cool, and I hope I provide you enough value to read the words on this page till then.
OK, enough me. Hello. Again.
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