The Journey…

In 2009, a man working for an entertainment tech company came to the realization that there had be more to his life than sitting behind a computer monitor working in the middle of a cubicle farm for 70 hours a week. And, more importantly, that there was something else he was supposed to be doing, but had somehow forgotten what it was.

But since he was a reasonably intelligent man and had a good head on his shoulders, he decided that quitting a decent paying job in the middle of a global financial crisis was a really, really, bad idea. And although he had some savings put away, he knew that quitting his job would be foolish, impractical, and risky, and that there wasn’t much point in even considering it. It wasn’t the sort of thing he would do.

And then, much to his surprise…

Read the rest of this story here

SO HELLO AND WELCOME

My name is Zero. And not only do I have what some consider to be a pretty unique name, I also happen to be the person mentioned in the paragraphs above.

A lot has happened since then, much of which has had a profound impact on my life.

That said, you’d be forgiven for not realizing the person mentioned above is also the same person associated with one of the reasons you landed on my website just now…

Especially since I juggle a serious side with a silly side and an artistic side.

How does that work? I don’t know. But I think if you truly want to be authentic, it’s important to be yourself. And if you’ve read my story, you already know I’m not one to shy away from a road less traveled.

To help pull things together a bit, I’ve created a list of:

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT BE HERE…

1. YOU SAW MY NAME ON AN IMAGE

Not everyone will understand your journey...It’s crazy, but images with my name on them — including both photos and quotes (even Zero Dean quotes) — have been viewed a ridiculous number times on the internet!

What images?

Well, these images on the “Made by Zero” Pinterest board (each one links back to my blog where they originate), and these Zero Dean photos on Flickr (also found on Google+).

2. I TAKE PICTURES

My work is sprinkled throughout my web pages, but if you’d like to see more of it, go to Zero Dean Photography.

Not into boring still photography? Here’s a video with boring still photography that moves! OoooOOoooh!

Oh, you like videos? Well, you’re in luck! There’s more below.

Zero Dean Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives3. I WRITE STUFF

Words, mostly!

And some people read them!

I have somewhere between 2 and 3 blogs. One one, I share life lessons & encouragment.

On the other I write about silly and ridiculous things I think or that happen to me.

And on the 3rd… well, that one is a record of the journey I’ve been on for a few years. I’m currently moving it to another site.

4. I MAKE ART & DRAW COMICS

its-hard-to-be-stealthy-in-flip-flops-zero-dean-200I used to doodle a lot as a kid, but then I learned to rely on a computer to create art. I sometimes pretend I still have drawing skills.

I don’t.

But hey, I’m getting better…maybe.

5. I WAS CHOOSE-YOUR-ADVENTURE-GUY

Yup, I spent nearly 2 years criss-crossing the USA on an epic road trip (we’re talking nearly 60,000 miles!) letting people tell me where to go and what to do.

I ended up doing some pretty cool stuff, including getting to meet people like Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jamie Hyneman (Mythbuster). I even got featured in Spirituality & Health Magazine.

Read about ZDXP here and on the choose my adventure page.

6. OH DANG. I FORGOT ABOUT THE VIDEOS. NOW MY NUMBERS ARE OFF.

So yeah, I’ve made a couple videos!

Here’s a video of some of the places ZDXP has taken me…

And another because you are paying attention! (Woohoo!)

I made some other videos, but they are over here.

I have nothing more to say on this page! EXCEPT: I like the way you read!

Ok — STOP HERE! You can’t go down any farther! You’ll fall off my web page!