I’m back! It’s video time and more updates…

It’s been a while! Almost exactly a year since I’ve last written here. There’s been so many changes and updates, I’ll just start with the massive shift in my direction and focus. The past few years, I’ve been heavily focusing on using my words to tell stories – interviewing only in audio and then transcribing … More I’m back! It’s video time and more updates…

Lessons from “Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School”

Late night (anything past midnight) is when I do most of my Youtube perusing. Most of the time I find a Ted talk and fall asleep to it. But, while researching film schools, I came across this little ditty….   In this great video, Robert Rodriguez (Director of “From Dusk till Dawn”, “Once Upon a Time … More Lessons from “Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School”

PUBLISHED: Fear and Choking, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bangkok

This article originally appeared on Coconuts Bangkok in August 2013. This piece is a summary of my second time competing in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. When this story was written, I had only a year of BJJ training – all of which was in Thailand. Since this piece, I have gone on to earn a blue belt … More PUBLISHED: Fear and Choking, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bangkok

Behind the Story: 5 Heart surgeries not enough to stop Chris Gaffney

I met Chris Gaffney, the assistant Swim coach at British International School Phuket, just a few weeks before interviewing him for a piece I was doing on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com. As a fellow Jersey boy, we clicked immediately. His passion for coaching was evident from the get-go and I could tell he cared deeply about his athletes, most … More Behind the Story: 5 Heart surgeries not enough to stop Chris Gaffney

Queen’s Birthday Fights in Bangkok

Muay Thai fighter Matthew “Sobek” Semper performing a wai kru before his fight during the King’s Birthday event in Bangkok. August/2012. The Queen’s Birthday events in Bangkok are a pretty big deal. They involve big time promoters who showcase fighters from all over Thailand. A victory, especially a knockout, can do wonders for the fighter’s … More Queen’s Birthday Fights in Bangkok