About the Site
“Are you the ‘Ken Lane’?”
Many years ago, I started a simple blog to document my own experiments in spiritual development and my desire to live more intentionally. I didn’t really keep track of the analytics as it was more a journal.
A few years later, in my first Hebrew class at what would become my neighborhood synagogue, someone heard my name in the roll call.
“‘Ken Lane’? Are you the ‘Ken Lane’? I love your writings.”
Holding back laughter, I came to realize that even the simplest positive creation or project can help others on their way — even if only to say “I’m walking that path as well.”
We all have the power to be the the versions of ourselves to those we knowingly or unknowingly encounter every day.
If my writings benefit you, that’s great — but know that I’m learning right alongside you.
“The” Ken Lane
Ken According to the Colbert Questionert
1. Best sandwich?
Falafel balls wrapped in fresh pita (crispy outside, soft inside) with tahini, cucumber, fresh diced tomatoes, green onion, and cayenne pepper.
2. What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
Probably one of my sets of headphones. I have six sets. But they all serve different functions.
3. What is the scariest animal?
American Grizzly Bear. I saw this scene from the movie The Edge as a young child. It’s probably the most terrified I’ve ever been watching a movie. It beats all thriller flicks hands down. Yep, bears win.
4. Apples or oranges?
Apples, duh. I eat an apple with natural peanut butter and raw honey every single day as my lunch dessert.
5. Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
- I asked Bam Margera for his autograph at a skate demo when I was in 6th grade and got it. That was pre-Jackass, I believe.
- I met and Stu Brooks (bassist of Dub Trio and for Matisyahu). We talked for about 15 minutes—mostly talking shop about music—and I got a blurry picture with him. I think he enjoyed the conversation as much as I did because most people were asking him if Matisyahu was coming out to sign autographs.
- I met Fred Armisen in Austin, TX —but just said, “Hey, Fred! I’m a huge fan!” He said, “Thanks, man!” And I let him keep walking.
- Since then, I’ve always wussed out or simply didn’t want to bother folks for an autograph or picture. I like to think famous people prefer to be left alone.
6. What do you think happens when we die?
We’re reabsorbed by creation. As a spiritual and religious person, I do believe in a reuniting of my soul with my Creator. Will I be conscious of it? Eh, probably not. And that’s ok.
7. Favorite action movie?
The Other Guys
8. Favorite smell?
9. Least favorite smell?
Poorly managed nursing home. Not because it’s gross, but because it’s sad.
10. Exercise: worth it?
11. Flat or sparkling?
Water? Flat. Unless you want to hear me belch the alphabet.
12. Most used app on your phone?
It’s a tie between a few.
Pocket — app for reading saved articles.
Keep — Google’s note-keeping app.
Daybook — my favorite journaling app.
YouTube Music — my tunes.
Podcast Addict — as an Androider and because Google Podcasts isn’t great, I did a lot of research concerning podcast apps and this is the winner.
13. You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
14. What number am I thinking of?
It’s always 7.
15. Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
Happiness is an inside job.
- Summary I’m blissfully married to my soulmate, Charria.
- I’m the proud father of my son, Amir.
- I’m an active member of the Jewish community of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- I’m a jazz and reggae musician.
- To pay the bills, I’m a writer for a heavy equipment marketplace.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.