Hey 👋 I am Rob.
I'm a filmmaker, a storytelling enthusiast, a curious lifelong learner.
Diffracting is my place to share personal observations and thought explorations on media, work, education, and storytelling; on making a living and making a life.
ProPublica published this morning a damning report on how the wealthy avoid income tax, revealing new data from a trove of "never-before-seen records." All to resounding silence. We know. We don't give a damn. Taken together, it demolishes the cornerstone myth of the American tax system: that everyone pays their
This is me, reading the first lines of a touching poem I just discovered yesterday by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed earlier this year. But this is also not me. It is my voice, with my accent, with my intonation. My breath is in it. And yet, I've never said those
Three things happened when I was seven years old that would come to have a profound impact on how I came to understand the world. First, I started taking "computer classes." This was the late 1990s in Romania - computers were still the future. Thinking back, I now realize what