Wednesday, February 13, 2008


People hate the Bert Show. Read all about it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bert's Bucket List

A few weeks ago a movie came out called the "Bucket List." Two old dudes make a list of things they really want to do before they die. Here's part of my list:

Live in Brazil for a year
See a World Cup final in a country outside the United States
Learn how to play the sax
Learn how to surf well
Shape my own surfboard
Surf at sunset with both my kids
Study more Eastern Philosophy
Buy a house on the beach
Trace my wife's genealogy and take our kids to Croatia to follow her family tree
Live out of an old school, airstream trailer for a summer with my family in California
Leave a strong legacy of letters and pictures for my children
Write a hit song

Monday, February 11, 2008

eat, pray, wow

Finally, I mean, FINALLY, I took the advice of several dynamic women friends and read Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. Although it meant giving in to the Oprah hysteria over the novel, I took the plunge while on vacation last week. And wow, those women know what they're talking about... who knew? I devoured it, embraced it and I think I will read it again... starting tomorrow. I dog-eared pages and underlined passages. "Liss" is an incredible writer; funny, self-depricating, smart. I connected quickly to her joy and her sorrow. No matter what journey you are on, I fully recommend reading hers. I admire her brave spirit to break the mold, as terrifying as it must have been. I envy her travel-savvy, I hope for her language skills and I covet her depth of self-understanding.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I've updated with a video from the Mayercraft Carrier, where Jessica and I spent the past few days. Will add more pics & stuff, soon.