After a summer of sitting dormant, collecting dust and low web traffic numbers, I’m reviving my blog! Yes, it’s been far too long and my busyness can no longer be an excuse for not updating. The last few months have been extraordinarily crazy, from two cross country road-trips, an unforgettable adventure in Africa, the tragic loss of a once dear friend and the emotional turmoil that has accompanied it, to surviving a tornado in Nebraska, taking the best shower I ever took at Heathrow airport in London after a nine hour flight, moving into a beach front apartment in New Jersey with some best friends, and of course, launching the media empire I told all of you that I would launch, Infinity News Network – which came to life on May 1 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Resurrection!” »
Five years ago my entire perspective on life was turned on its head. It was in the lowliest place on earth that I discovered the truest of riches and the one real hope for humanity. I always tell people that Africa both saved and ruined my life and that I couldn’t have been more thankful for it. Since my first day in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya I became caught between these two worlds. On one side was my normal American life, but in the back of my mind every day since, the kids and the people I had the privilege of meeting were there to haunt, challenge and inspire me. At first, there was a sense of grave responsibility to get their story out because of what I had seen and experienced. But the same demons that stalk the atrocities in Africa are the same of those in America; they just take on a different form – isolation, self absorption and materialism. Which is the greater of the two evils, it’s really hard to say. Continue reading “the return to Africa” »
From an age of finite books with endings to a new era of the infinite internet with only beginnings, we’re living in a time unlike any other. Since the dawn of the printing press there has never been a time in all of human history where people are as globally connected as they are today. The greatest tool for free speech, expression and transparency the world has ever known only recently developed in our lifetime. Despite global economic calamity, our generation is arguably facing an era much like the industrial revolution, except digital.
It’s the information and free expression insurgency that led to what inspired the idea of Infinity. As journalism shifts in this new age of online media, people, companies and governments grapple with something that is in no way physically tangible but rather limitless and permanent: truly infinite. Not only is this conversation incredibly fascinating, it’s what’s driving the future. Continue reading “the dawn of Infinity” »