(This was originally written as a Facebook post but then it got too long. It still reads like one.) In 2009 the legal department at Sony Music took a chance and hired me to help conceptualize and build a Quality Assurance team to integrate with the D2C group there in an effort to both help regulate the legalities of Sony Music across the products offered, and to ensure a better product was being produced. Over the years we built a formidable team and contributed to some really fantastic projects that, even though years later they are a bit outdated, I still look back on and think, “wow, we did that!” Continue reading “A New Challenge”
There is an impossible to ignore conflict going on in the middle east right now between Israel and Palestine. For many years I have blindly sided with Israel because I was raised a Jew and an American and that’s just what we do. In light of the recent events, a lot of people I respect and organizations I follow have been outspoken against Israel and what’s happening in Gaza.
Because of my respect for those who have been speaking out and my blind support being self-admittedly less-than credible, I decided that I would take an objective look into the history of the state, the creation of the modern Israel and the details of the current conflict. I am not a scientist but I do know fact from opinion. These are my notes on trying to get the real story. Continue reading “Understanding Israel & Palestine. What The Fuck Is Going On Over There?”
It’s a bittersweet sentence said to me by my grandmother the last time I would see her in person which would be little more than a half a year before her death. I have agonized over that sentence from the moment she said it until the moment I got the news that she had passed. Not a day has gone by where I haven’t though about that woman, sitting there in the living room of my mother’s house knowing that her time was coming to an end. I can barely handle typing about it now. Continue reading ““I Love You Very Much, You Know That. No Matter What Happens.””