Dear Bruce Springsteen

by Eric on January 17, 2015

I wrote a short piece about my grandfather. You can read it on

My New Newsletter

by Eric on November 22, 2014

So, it’s happening. I’m starting a newsletter. My 5 favorite internet links each week deliver to your mailbox.You can opt out at any time.

Sign up here:

First one goes out Dec 1.

Fine print: I’m going to try this for a month and see how it goes.

H-Town Stories II on MediaStorm

by Eric on November 9, 2014

From the MediaStorm blog:

In this new installment of H-Town Stories commissioned by Neighborhood Centers Inc., MediaStorm takes an intimate look at two lives that have been transformed by the power of work. Neighborhood Centers provides services to 400,000 Texans every year and MediaStorm hoped to create intimate portraits of just a few of these men and women who benefit from such assistance.


Fred, a pilot and Vietnam veteran, spent decades taking care of his ailing wife. As a cargo pilot, he split his time between the stress of flying and the stress of watching his partner slowly die. With his savings finally gone and the passing of his wife, he decided at 60 to start his professional life again.


Teresa was born in Mexico. She and her ex-husband traveled to Houston as undocumented workers. Despite the stress of her new life, and even an attack on her life, Theresa has managed to not only survive, she has thrived, starting a new business to support her two daughters and one on the way.

Watch here.

The Far End of the Road on MediaStorm

by Eric on November 9, 2014


From the project description:

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) takes the medical breakthroughs of the developed world and brings them to The Far End of the Road where 1 out of 6 adults is HIV-positive and healthcare can be many hours away.

GAIA is successful, in part, because its dedicated staff brings care to those who might otherwise go without. Training and deploying mobile clinics, village health workers, and nursing scholars, GAIA builds stronger, healthier communities that are leading the way towards an AIDS-free future.

In The Far End of the Road, MediaStorm follows the story of two women working to create better health for Malawi.

Looking for a Good Read

by Eric on November 9, 2014

I’ve started a new blog with a list of books I’ve read this year.

Eventually, I’ll add previous years.

Check it out here.

Quick Trip to Oslo

by Eric on November 2, 2014

I went to Oslo last week for a day of lecturing. The weather was rainy and foggy. Apparently, there was an Olympic ski jump on the hill where we gathered but I didn’t see it.


Ten Thoughts on Filmmaking

by Eric on October 11, 2014

Now playing on Medium.

Short Story Published in JMWW Journal

by Eric on July 21, 2014

My very short story Hunger was published in jmww journal.

Hunger was written a decade ago and originally conceived as a monologue.

You can read it here.

Japan’s Disposable Workers by Shiho Fukada

by Eric on May 26, 2014


I’m pleased to announce the release my latest project. From the MediaStorm blog:

Japan’s Disposable Workers [is] produced in collaboration the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Based on Shiho Fukada’s portrait series, the film explores the labor issues affecting Japan in three sections, to illustrate the larger global labor crisis at work.

Two Items of Note

by Eric on May 11, 2014

1. I wrote a piece on limitations for the MediaStorm blog. I really like the way it came out.

2. If you just can’t get enough of me talking about fear and creativity, check out this interview I did with Andrea Wise.