This past Monday I finished the Canada Ultra520K race, commonly known as an Ultraman. Beyond an Ironman, this is a 3 day event broken up as a 6 mile swim and a 93 mile bike ride on day 1, a 170 mile bike ride on day 2, and then what amounted to a 53+ mile … Continue reading The End.
So perhaps you remember these scenes from Silicon Valley, with Russ Hanneman's billionaire doors and his custom orange McLaren. https://youtu.be/_ih1ptOguaM Well........ Here is what I enjoyed parked in front of my house yesterday. Yeah...it's that f*cking car. Oh yeah....he didn't just park. He opened his billionaire doors. Both of them. Why? Why did he need … Continue reading F*ck You Silicon Valley
I had a unique opportunity to join my father, Robert Brooks, in a book signing for our recently published mystery novel The Clown Forest Murders. Aside from getting further pictorial evidence of what I'll clearly look like in 30 years, we were both asked by the Obama-inauguration sized crowd to share what it had been like to … Continue reading Co-Writing: 3.5 Tips to Avoid Murder Charges
FADE IN EXT - Under a bridge. Scattered garbage. Evidence of homeless people abounds. Two squatting heroin users are preparing to shoot up. Rubber tube around arm. Spoon with heroin bubbling up. Heroin User One (speaking around needle in mouth) "You see Bitcoin is back under $10,000?" Heroin User Two "Yeah. But I'm more into … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies: A short film script
Your start out in the airport on a trip home from Vegas. Just a bloody mary. And maybe a beer. To help ease the pain of real life and the extra beer or six from the night before at the blackjack table. Then you get home and Tiger Woods is on, so you definitely need … Continue reading Sliding Out of Vegas
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hBWDIzHldPg?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Epicurus had a philosophy of happiness. He believed that we were missing the whole joy of living by ignoring the simple pleasures like freedom, nature, friends and contemplation. His message from 350 BC seems even more urgent today than it did back then. When you consider the Converor Belt Lifestyle of today where from … Continue reading REBLOG – The Rat Race~A suckers bet! — Seven Spheres
It's a rainy Monday morning here, which means someone might get punched in the face. Not by me. After 3 weeks spent spiraling post race, I've decided to straighten out my attitude (and maybe ease off the booze.....they could be related). But some other mother or father of two / office worker with a long … Continue reading Why are we all so close to snapping?