This was my dad's moment.

The day before my dad passed, he was unusually calm in the morning. We convinced my mom that, after a few exhausting days in the...

Pets are amazing. Life is precious

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of Tyson when we first met. You see, he was my then-girlfriend, now-wife's longtime cat. They had...

Happy birth, Issa!

Past 96 hours have been nothing but HUMBLING. Humbled to watch the miracle of life. Humbled to be a dad on the eve of Father’s Day....

An ode to "Whaley"

This is “Whaley,” my favorite sweatshirt ever. First accidentally, then intentionally, it became the sweatshirt I feel most comfortable...

Life is magic, every day.

We are capable of making magical things 🌟 Life is magic, every day. I shot this on a plane ride back home to SanFrancisco, from the...

Joan Miro’s The Singing Fish

*Art weekends!* Joan Miro’s The Singing Fish, which I had turned into a shower curtain in my old studio, using Zazzle’s great platform to...

The Lederly Sign!

When I was a kid, in Tehran, most days, my dad would pick me up from school. And on the way home, on the highway, we would pass by this...

This is where I started.

This is where I started. Jack in the Box, Los Gatos, CA. Señor Ruben was my first manager. $5.75/hr was my minimum wage. I worked...

The “hedgehog's dilemma”

The “hedgehog's dilemma” is a metaphor about the challenges of human relationships, first raised by one of my favorite philosophers,...

"Everything sometimes ends."

I lived a chunk of my childhood in the former Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan; this beautiful Russian ballad, by the legendary Irina...

My cousin Mohsen

Ending the day with beautiful memories of my cousin Mohsen. May we cherish the memories of all loved ones we’ve lost over the past year...