2021-02-26: ✏️Working to spin up the next series of short-form fiction for 500 Words but in the meantime my son …

2021-02-20: The words accrue as I work moment by moment and minute by minute. I’m on track for the end of the …

2021-02-20: Dear Apple, have you heard of this company called Nike? When you order something, they make it and …

2021-02-19: Currently reading: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa 📚

2021-02-15: 500 Words - The Counter Narrative #8 This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in sequence. If you’re a …

2021-02-13: My composition is greatly aided both 20 years’ worth of mnemonic slurry of semi-remembered posts and …

2021-02-07: Screenwriters Getting It Wrong About the Climate Crisis Screenwriters are getting it wrong if they want their work to help us take action to address the …

2021-02-06: Dix Pour Cent / Call my Agent on Letterboxd Worth your time for some escapist viewing. The real …

2021-02-03: Analog and Digital Note Taking - One Method I like the tactile feel of a good pencil. Writing in notebooks is how I remember things. I …

2021-02-03: Democracy Quoting from Daring Fireball, quoting in turn from The New Yorker E.B. White, writing for The New …

2021-02-02: Yum. Black Flies. Fermented meat. Greenhouses everywhere. Do you think black flies will make a good source of protein? Or that we will use fermentation to …

2021-02-01: My young son knows all there is to know about Charlie Brown and especially Snoopy.

2021-02-01: Masterclass in speaking on the TEDx Stage My wife is running a free masterclass about how to speak on the TEDx stage. She’s taught …

2021-01-30: Workflow

2021-01-27: 500 Words- The Counter-narrative #7 This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in sequence. If you’re a …

2021-01-27: Working music Current Mood

2021-01-23: A good morning writing the novel. 949 words. Will get to 65,000 this week toward my initial goal of …

2021-01-22: Currently reading: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 📚

2021-01-14: We might be re-upping this in California. Maybe not the go-to-jail part. But finally the authorities …

2021-01-09: 500 Words - Counter Narrative #6 Forget the Details This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in …

2021-01-08: 2021 only started one week ago — Jacob Harris (@harrisj) January 9, 2021

2021-01-04: Slack is down to start the new year, reports the NYT. Possible signal to start calling people again …

2021-01-01: That Dream Project? Partner to Get it Done It’s January 1. Have you started procrastinating yet? I bet you’ve experienced it. The start of a …

2020-12-31: Happy New Year to all you wonderful micro.bloggers. Let’s try another trip around the sun. Be well.

2020-12-30: 500 Words - Counter-Narrative #5 The Selfie Ruined Civilization This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, …

2020-12-29: Around here, you have to write like you are being chased by a pack of wild dogs, stopping only to …

2020-12-28: Shoutout LA is running a feature on me. I was recommended by a fellow member of the Santa Monica …

2020-12-27: Currently reading: Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov 📚 One of the only books of his that I haven’t yet …

2020-12-23: 500 Words - Counter Narrative #4 So Sorry, Nature, for Our Thoughtlessness This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the …

2020-12-21: Future of Food - Episode 24 The new episode of The Future of Food is about how restaurants will survive during the pandemic. …

2020-12-20: I’m at the buy fancy pencils based purely on the aesthetics of the box phase of quarantine. Austin …

2020-12-19: From Daring Fireball and The Washington Post Justice Department Charges Zoom With Suppressing U.S. …

2020-12-19: Phone banking to Georgia Spent part of the afternoon today calling voters in Georgia to ask them to send in their mail-in …

2020-12-16: 500 Words - Counter Narrative #3 Out of Body This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in sequence. …

2020-12-13: Schreiben mit der Hand ist Denken auf Papier.

2020-12-09: 500 Words - Counter Narrative #2 He Won’t Stop Talking This is a series of stories, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in …

2020-12-07: I’ve published a few books. The Angel Playbook: An Essential Guide for Entrepreneurs and Angel …

2020-12-05: Cats Jumping on the Couch My youngest son, who is eight, publishes a magazine every three months. It started as a pandemic …

2020-12-05: via The NY Times I’ve been wondering about this for a while. And it seems now we have the answer. A …

2020-12-03: 🐈 portrait 📷

2020-12-02: 500 Words - The Counter Narrative #1 This is the start of a series of posts, a counter narrative from the future, numbered in sequence. …

2020-11-27: Your Data Is Already Stolen Today would be a good day to steal your data. We are all online in a shopping frenzy and your credit …

2020-11-27: Liner Notes to Coltrane’s Giant Steps Listening to music from the 1950s and 60s on my iPad is a wonderful thing to be able to do, but I …

2020-11-22: Another view of our morning hike in Malibu.

2020-11-22: Will I Be Replaced Soon A leading edge question about AI is how soon will it replace human thinking and creating. How long, …

2020-11-15: Polaroid Stock Tests I’m working on a project that uses the old SX-70 Polaroid look. If …

2020-11-15: Today’s walk in Charmlee Park. Usually wildflowers at this time of year but since there’s been no …

2020-11-14: EXT. KITCHEN - DAY Outside, the pandemic rages. Inside, members of the pod prepare the next batch.

2020-11-08: Celebrating the very air today. air quality

2020-11-07: Have been reading: Intimations by Zadie Smith 📚

2020-11-07: Brooklyn is loud. After all those months of 7pm salutes to essential workers, New Yorkers know …

2020-11-07: Thanks to all who worked on the campaign. Who did phone banks. Who worked for it. Exhale.

2020-10-28: Currently reading: Andrew’s Brain: A Novel by Doctorow, E.L. 📚

2020-10-24: Voted Today Early voting in Los Angeles started this morning. We dropped off our ballots. Others …

2020-10-19: The 1619 Project Revisited (via NYT) www.nytimes.com

2020-10-18: According to a recent analysis by the Brookings Institution, a total of 158,690,350 million people …

2020-10-17: A conversation about race At Futurex we’re planning an event around diversity and inclusion called “what if people of color …

2020-10-16: Currently reading: Capital is Dead by McKenzie Wark 📚

2020-10-08: 500 Words: Wait, Wut #10 Looking back from 2050 Hello from the future. I am posting this from 2050. I have been completely …

2020-09-30: 500 Words: Wait, Wut #9 Incremental When the smoke was thick, the sun was a salmon orb. It stayed an unhealthy pink until …

2020-09-30: I used to think baseball players had the best names but Sinner (tennis) is really good. 🎾

2020-09-25: Currently reading: Neuromancer by William F. Gibson 📚

2020-09-25: At FutureX we are planning an event around the future of school and work. Check it out. Remote …

2020-09-22: Op-ed: How Patents Threaten Small Seed Companies This is a bigger problem than you might think. Small farmers facing pressure from big chem …

2020-09-20: Adventures in Secure Email I’ve been trying the various secure email platforms, going through ProtonMail, Tutanota, and Runbox. …

2020-09-17: New episode of Future of Food 🎙 Listen

2020-09-16: The Chosen Blog Funny thing. My blogs aren’t often chosen by editors to feature but it happens from time to …

2020-09-14: Somewhere over a million Americans will be climate refugees between the wildfires and superstorms …

2020-09-12: Pizza night 🍕

2020-09-12: Habituation to Horror by Anne Helen Petersen Somewhat depressing, but keep reading. There is a plan …

2020-09-10: 🎙Just posted our final episode of Season 1 – an entertaining talk about Human-Centered Design. …

2020-09-09: Good thing about having an 8-year-old — you get to rediscover Calvin and Hobbes.

2020-09-06: Novakkkkkk!? Amazing development in an already extraordinary tournament.

2020-09-02: Tom Seaver RIP www.nytimes.com

2020-08-29: Small groups Thinking about small groups and their effect on creative work. Get Together is a good book about …

2020-08-28: I wrote about cooking and how the restaurant crisis made me more mindful of what cooking means to …

2020-08-28: Elections Delayed a Year In Hong Kong - He’s Still Fighting For Democracy 🎤 For those interested in the situation in Hong Kong, I just posted an interview we did with youth …

2020-08-22: Planning an online network called FutureX.

2020-08-22: Leaf study when trapped inside on a hot day with questionable air quality.

2020-08-17: Currently reading: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 📚

2020-08-14: Currently reading: Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan 📚And it’s pretty fantastic.

2020-08-13: Same Same But Subscriptions 🎙 This was fun: Just produced another episode of my favorite project …

2020-08-12: Pygmy Falcon Pygmy Falcon. The smallest raptor on the continent#birdwatching #birds …

2020-08-09: Black and white. Beverly Hills,CA

2020-08-06: On the News I produce a lot of evergreen podcasts. These are shows that will last, don't need to change with the …

2020-08-01: August 1. This is the first day in seven years I haven’t had an office to go to. After my youngest …

2020-07-30: How Climate Crisis Affects the Food Chain - from my eight-year-old son 🎙 First my son discovered Siri. Then he took a music composition class online with UCLA. This …

2020-07-29: My youngest son is eight. He has discovered Siri and dictation and it has opened him up to being a …

2020-07-29: Zuckerberg testifying and the commentary is interesting. Much of the power they hold is very …

2020-07-28: Currently reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 📚

2020-07-28: 📻Now Listening. Ginger Baker on drums.

2020-07-25: Cooking for Others “The work itself — cooking delicious, interesting food and cleaning up after cooking it — still …

2020-07-16: Not a Podcast Keeping RSS alive is going to be tough. But it is worth it. This is not a "podcast." …

2020-07-11: “At its most magnificent, at its truest, science fiction is about us, here and now, even when it is …

2020-07-11: So far gone am I in the dark side of earth, that its other side, the theoretic bright one, seems but uncertain twilight to me. Moby-Dick

2020-07-10: Security Questions for Academics What is the title of the one-day, one-hour, in-person course you would be willing to teach solely so …

2020-07-10: There’s something very satisfying about reaching out to activists who want to change the world for …

2020-07-08: Is Reality Real? 🎤 The last few weeks have slipped away from me. How about you? I was supposed to be doing things like …

2020-07-08: Coronavirus is Attacking the Navajo 'Because We Have Built the Perfect Human for it to Invade' A narrative from Scientific American “My hogan has electricity but no running water. My brothers …

2020-07-04: No fireworks this year. 🌟Just bubbles. Best strange July 4th to you all. 🇺🇸

2020-07-04: What’s The Difference? Man and Mann In German Thinking about starting up my German studies again.

2020-07-03: 500 Words: Wait, Wut #6 🗒✏️ Homeschooling In a season that has extended into forever, I have graduated second grade. I’ve done all the …

2020-06-28: Cat Astral Projection 🐱 Our cat got sick yesterday, had to go to the emergency room, was sedated, had blood work done and an …

2020-06-21: You Have a First Amendment Right to Record the Police Recording the police is a crucial (and sometimes the only) way of ensuring police accountability. …

2020-06-21: Happy Father’s Day everyone! #pencils ✏️

2020-06-20: Tracking Facebook: During an internal presentation, Facebook debuted a feature for its workplace …

2020-06-20: Coffee, nature’s duct tape. Patching the holes through which enthusiasm drained. #quote 💭 — Dean …

2020-06-20: Now reading: Meander, Spiral, Explode, by Jane Alison. Having a good think about the writing …

2020-06-20: How to Buy a Mask We are prepared and resourceful people, we Americans, so I knew it would be easy to buy a mask when …

2020-06-09: Digital Preppers 🖥📓 You know about preppers? I think of men comparing notes about hunting knives to buy in the camping …

2020-06-09: Just remembering and memorializing this date, June 9. 6/9. The day I became an indie documentary …

2020-06-05: Leaderless Activism Leaderless Activism is Empowered and Emperiled by Social Media "The absence of organized leadership …

2020-06-05: Useful information when trying to understand what free speech really means and its limitations. Taps …

2020-06-05: Amazon: A Necessary Evil or Just Evil "If Amazon previously had us addicted to its services as convenience, it now has us reliant on them …

2020-06-04: Dreams 📚 A friend put me in touch with Dimitri Nabokov, son and translator of the great Vladimir Nabokov. I …