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Los Angeles
I am a writer, a storyteller and a dreamer.
Interests: Climbing trees, hiking, surfing. Writing, reading, raising children who will be their own person. Making documentaries. Yoga and martial arts.
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This is Isakpe Kenny Weddell, 8-year old water protector of the Ihanktonwan tribe of South Dakota, standing with Standing Rock at the Sacred Stone Camp set up in Cannonball, North Dakota. The camp has grown in this past month up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Be Reckless
I am usually not crazy about memoirs, often finding them limited or arrogant points of view. But when I stumble upon a good one, I get very excited. I believe that there is a story behind every face and I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Be Reckless
The reason why I still love journalism is that it gives me the opportunity to meet people I cherish and respect, people I consider role models. Lots of them are women who dare to follow their passion and live their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Be Reckless
No way, just kidding:) It's a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! Can you believe that two years already went by since we published the book Dakota Warrior-The Story of J.R.Weddell, which already sold thousands of copies? A spectacular result for a self-published adventure!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Be Reckless
I get about 10 new skype connect requests from strangers any given day. Weird, since I don’t even post my picture on skype, having learned from my facebook experience that lots of unknown guys ask for your” friendship” only because... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Be Reckless
Being scared out by kids in spooky costume on Halloween night is fun. Being scared every other day of the year suck. If you're proclaiming to be "not afraid", mean it. The first thing to live a fearless life is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Be Reckless
This is a short extract from the diaries of Sarah Marquis a great solo explorer I had the pleasure to interview a few months back, while she was getting ready for this new adventure in Australia.What I most appreciate about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Be Reckless
When Jim (James R. Weddell) was still locked up in the SD state penitentiary, isolated in administrative segregation-- with no yard recreation, no contacts with other inmates, no tv or radio to listen to music-- as a further punishment for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Be Reckless
This article of the Atlantic nails it on the head, and I'm glad not to be the only one who has always wondered the question. If people had enough for their basic needs without having to earn that money, would... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Be Reckless
Since I accepted to share my positive experience managing post-cancer surgery with cannabis oil and The Mind Unleashed picked up my post on, I get a lot of emails from people who are battling the same disease and would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Be Reckless
I started to re-read Bottoms, one of the best Joe R. Lansdale's novels (the picture above is the cover of the Italian edition titled In fondo alla Palude) that tells a ferocious story of racism, violence and, yes, tough love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Be Reckless
Jim is no longer with us in flesh and bones but he will always be in spirit. His long due victory in court, eleven years ago, was a victory for the whole Indian Nation. Click the link below and take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Be Reckless
I drove through a strong winter storm from Sioux Falls, SD, where my plane from Los Angeles had landed, and arrived in Wagner around 7 pm. The wind had turned into a blizzard and even my down jacket wasn't enough... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Be Reckless
It's happening on Tuesday, 7 October, in Rome, Italy. We'll get together at 6.40 pm at the ANICA theatre, located in Viale Regina Margherita 286. Come to celebrate James R. Weddell with us, one year from his departure to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Be Reckless
Ups:-Couples kissing on the street. And I don't mean a chaste smooch neither an overly sexual exchange but, exactly, a love-kiss, or what Americans (only them) call a French-kiss; -people (lots!) walking up and down the streets: sidewalks are as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Be Reckless
I usually don't brag about where my work has been published and try to refrain from shameless self-promotion. But the fact that a site like The Mind Unleashed decided to publish my personal essays about the way I chose to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Be Reckless
Pleased to announce BIG NEWS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY. Thanks to the dedication and relentless work of Jodi Zephier, James' niece, we are going to have a book-signing of Dakota Warrior-The Story of James R. Weddell in James' native land.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Be Reckless
Review by Kokila Gupta This letter arrived this morning from India, together with the news that Dakota Warrior has been reviewed on Kokila Gupta's blog: "The narration was a shocking revelation to me. Not regarding the way he was framed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Be Reckless
It is part of the job. You cannot just sit at your desk and write your story nowadays. You also have to go out and promote your books. You have to dialogue with your readership. You have to make yourself... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Be Reckless
In the spirit of sharing and to make James R. Weddell"s story more well known, I have taken adavantage of the possibility offered by Goodreads to give away a few copies of my book, "Dakota Warrior-The Story of James R.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Be Reckless
Happiness comes in many forms. Sometimes it has a UPS stamp on it and gets delivered to your address. Today, it was all contained in a small box from Amazon with inside three copies of the same book, Tibetan Peach... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Be Reckless
Just in time for Mother's Day, a special edition of The Family Hour, the podcast by the amazingly awesome Duncan Trussell, with me and Daniele talking about... Guess who? Our beloved, respected, missed and never forgotten Dakota Warrior, aka James... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Be Reckless
.... time to time, I feel exposed stripped of my mystery too bright the lights too sharp the blades of my thoughts crowding in glueing to my wings like petroleum jelly. ... time to time, I want to leave my... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Be Reckless
I took some awesomly inspiring walks in the forests during this Easter break. My mind first clears up and then starts to entertain a new course of thoughts while I walk. It happens faster in a forest among tall, scented... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Be Reckless
THURSDAY APRIL 3rd 7.30 pm @ Lexington Social House in Hollywood Please come to join us, know more of the story of James R.Weddell, meet his family arrived from South Dakota, share some good time and get your copy of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Be Reckless