My college studies took place in large part on my first-generation 1984 Apple Macintosh, my essential tool for writing, editing, and creating.  Today, my iPhone is my umbilical cord to the wider world, the way I connect to family and friends and the way I access anytime, anywhere, an enormously wide world of learning and information. Pixar films have been a defining element of my parenting, as we have enjoyed together each and every one of these masterpieces which unite with joy and compassion visual art, narrative, and technology.

Steve Jobs was the Edison and the DaVinci of our lifetime, but he may have been greater than even that: his genius for invention, innovation, and design transcended, and his ability both to envision a different way of using technology and bringing that vision to life has been deeply transformative.

Take the time to see his famous Stanford address, if you haven’t already.

Do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.  And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.  So keep looking, and don’t settle.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…  Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked; there is no reason not to follow your heart.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish