I have to bounce around.
The era of the mixtape made it important to cultivate your favorites into a unique experience.
By college, I wrote about the reference-heavy films of Quentin Tarantino. I published fake news in an off-color newspaper about the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. I wrote a short film script called Sex Tape about ex-lovers and the ownership of their shared memories.
Some friends and I started a submission-based magazine called Jagazine because we thought variety was the spice of life and offering a grab-bag of goodies was better than anything. We mashed nerdcore hip-hop, professional wrestling, cookie recipes, and comics about science onto the pages.
Bored with the ubiquitous desk job, I started digesting the unorthodox ideas of all sorts of minds: Henry Rollins, Joe Rogan, Jim Rohn, Bill Hicks, Alan Watts, Tim Ferriss, and George Carlin.
Mash-up DJs. Mixed Martial Arts. Roadtrips.
I’m no master of any skill, I never wanted to be. I'm an explorer. I'm a writer. I'm a collector of ideas.
WHAT is IDEA SEX?
Idea sex is when two ideas come together to create a new experience.
It happens when you read a book that expands your perspective. It happens when you learn a new recipe online. It happens when your best friend’s philosophy on life opens your eyes.
Psychedelic explorer Terence McKenna had this idea that biological evolution ended with the invention of language. Once we were able to communicate to one another the neurological explosions in our brains by more than grunts, we were able to influence our world like never before. The mind is the new sex organ and everything we create and consume happens in the metaphorical bedroom. We can have it all the time. We can have multiple partners. We can do weird stuff, if that's what you're into.
Idea sex is not only mind-blowing epiphanies but each collision with our current thoughts colors our perspective and everyone around us. Nothing is created by one person alone. They don't say two minds are better than one for nothing.
Insights of Idea Sex is my journey in taking evolution into my own hands. I like to make connections between all sorts of ideas, reaching further for my potential and learning to live a more meaningful life.
It's my experience that we become better when we build on the shoulders of giants and share what we know. The thrilling, terrifying question always remains: What could come of it all?