My ‘Black Album’ playlist, and how it feels to pass The Beatles on to your child
Ugh. Such a fantastic letter from Ethan Hawke to his daughter (which was repurposed for the movie).
I’ve spent this past week camping in rural Uganda — capturing the story of an incredibly inspirational family and feeling very lucky to have this job. These were a few of my favorite moments.
I hope I can continue the idea of giving people a chance rather than just saying it. People in prison say that if they do their time, they’ll be able to start their lives over when they get out, and it’s not true. We are very quick to judge and push people away. I want to give people a chance without judging them by what they’ve been through or what they were raised in. People should be given opportunities rather than being expected to hide from who they are. I hope that the idea of being able to benefit from a blank slate and being able to accomplish so much with so little continues beyond me.
Inspiring interview with Veronika Scott, who makes coats that turn into sleeping bags at night and a bag during the day— and gives them out to the homeless for free.
Holy crap. Today marks the one year anniversary of my move to New York! That’s crazy. I can’t believe it’s been a year, and more than that… I can’t believe everything that’s happened in that time.
If experiences were currency, I think I would’ve joined Warren Buffett on a Forbes list somewhere. My life has been very very good.
Look at this. In the past 365 days, I traveled to all of these places:
I saw every one of my best friends. I spent days with my grandparents. I became closer with extended family. I had visitors: my parents, my sister, my aunt and cousin, old friends, new friends, lady friends. I saw more than 50 comedy shows. I performed my first five minutes of standup. I made tons of new friends. I went hiking and camping and skiing. I rode in a convertible with the top down even though it was freezing outside. I drank whiskey on my roof well into the wee hours. I played the hell out of my ukelele. I even rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
To my family and friends— thank you for your support, encouragement, love and generosity. Thanks for making me believe in everything. It really has been good— this life. And I am grateful.
What does this next year hold? Delta Sky Priority? Learning French? A PGA Tour card?! Who knows. But the bar has been set. And you sure as hell better expect some adventure.