Buried under sand in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Daisy’s mother shooting photos in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Digging up wet sand in Cannon Beach, Oregon

I would never have a five-year plan. If I’d stuck to my original five-year plan when I was 18, I would have missed every great thing that ever happened to me.

— Marissa Mayer in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek

Grant Park in Portland, Oregon

Future long jump champ in Portland, Oregon

Teaching Daisy’s little sister the dangers of no-limit hold’em poker in Portland, Oregon

Yes, Scrabble tiles are currency.

Topped my high score on Crossy Road

Birdman voice: “Put some respeck on my name!”

Nothing’s easy.
Some people just make things look easy.

Previously: Hard things

2AM building evacuation in Portland, Oregon

I get that a lot. It hurts deep down in the core of my CPU.

Zack playing Jenga in Portland, Oregon

Wide angle shots from David Fincher films

More examples in the video: David Fincher: From a Distance

Last year, I got some (friendly) critique saying I always shoot wide when taking photos. So I got a long lens and started moving closer. But I gravitate to what’s comfortable, resulting in a bunch of not-exactly-wide, not-exactly-close, extra shmedium shots. Still trying. Versatility is good. But wide is beautiful, so I’ll just own it.

Things don’t just flow out of your brain. It’s not like, Hey, I’m brilliant. Show up, paper right here, bam, another banger. No—you sit and you struggle with yourself and you stop cutting your hair. I’m not cutting my hair right now. You stop shaving, like I’m not shaving right now. You remember that you can fail. I’ve failed several times. The fact that everybody else don’t see that don’t give me the right to not see it.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates in an interview with Playboy

Screenshots from my trip to Cuba