Reflecting at #StudioBe for MLK day

Reflecting at #StudioBe for MLK day. The cause, is the cause of our time. BMike’s stunning art left my eyes glazed and soul searching for more purpose. Still, #wewantjustice and we got work to do. The prize is the people.

Every American will be a healthcare disaster waiting to happen.

We spend almost 10K per capita in America on healthcare. Over 17 percent of our GDP. More than double than Germany and all other major economies. Yet, we barely edge out Cuba in life expectancy and fall low on the

America needs cannabis advocacy funding, ASAP.

The LA Times posted a much-needed flare piece citing some emergent research out of Washington given their recent deregulation of cannabis. “Across the country, there has been a decreased perception of risk associated with marijuana among adolescents,” says study leader

No compassion in the wild

Two parents are fighting bitterly, a child weeps. After years of sharp discord, the child becomes reckless. Do we become angry at the child for being weak, responding ineffectively, or hurting themselves? Why would we further strike down the wronged?

One Dream, Dear World + Nobel Peace Campaign

We have been so busy I have not been able to post a ton of work I’m so proud of.  Premiered at the Nobel Peace Forum on stage in June. “Fifty People, One Question traveled with photography series Dear World

#WeWantJustice for black Americans

Baton Rouge #AltonSterling protests with artists August Alsina & Brandan “BMike” Odums – a series of 6 videos released on instagram with over 10 million views (Source:

Discipline = freedom

Remembering how life is like a good diet. You need routine and accountability as a baseline but shaking it up with some carbs or travel can jolt the system. When you return you are motivated to add / take away

I woke up with an empty wallet and a broken heart (or why I quit drinking three years ago)

During my 20s, hunger for life drifted to desperation. Love was lost for lust. Unwittingly, I propositioned greed as generosity.  My talent was destroyed by arrogance. I was an addict. In my quest to dent the universe, I had crushed

A plea for Syrians

Two years ago Robert X. Fogarty​ and I visited & photographed Syrian refugees at the world’s second largest refugee camp. This was camp was located on the border of Jordan and Syria with over 400,000 at the time. Since many

To the healers of our tiny planet

I am humbled & excited to be asked to speak/panel/judge at the Unite For Sight 2016 Conference @ Yale University , Unite For Sight is the world’s largest and leading global health conference. Journey Starting 2 weeks before Katrina,