On a trip to Lugu Lake in the early 2000s I heard a story about a bandit chasing horse riding pistol packing lady who wore a red cloak and aimed for the ass cheek.
A family summer excursion in Minnesota’s Northwoods
This is a little video I put together in a few hours after hanging out by this swimming hole on the Baptism River. Watching the foam flow and swirl and stagnate get absorbed back into the river reminded me of how life can be and I had the impetus of the Franconia Five Minute Film […]
Bogdan was out for blood
i too feel the need
sometimes i find lost treasures and i wonder, were they ever mine?
it takes a few slaps sometimes, until you get the message …
This is Part II of Storytime with Sascha: Hobo Cove. In this part, the boys and I get hit with it and have to figure out how to endure the elements. This one is age-restricted too, because of cussing mostly. I might allude to drinking and such? But I figure this one is adult enough […]
This video is Part I of a two-parter about an adventure I had on an island off the coast of southern Thailand. I have it age-restricted because I talk about drugs and cuss a bit. I also allude to fucking and fighting and drinking. I actually toned it down quite a bit, I barely told […]
thoughts on a couple recent dreams, and how they can or cannot help
steady mindshouting those bitches down
Reading Seneca makes me squirm
some pics from summer 2022
Seeing death in action has me scrambling …
After finishing another draft, i went through the feels.
In this Episode, we visit Litang, in the Tibetan region known as Kham, where a bunch of nomads gather for the annual horse race and a lame old man tells us a legend. Photo Credits: Sascha Matuszak Pamela Logan Michael Yamashita Matt Ming Holachina abmdsudi Music Credit: Buttertea & Gtashi
Working nice with others as a possible imposter …
A story about an Imam, his people, and a Prince
There is a magic that persists, and a magic that takes leave.
How I got a mental map of El Lay
Lucrezia’s lover, and some of the things he and his homies did
A quick primer on my novel, some of the characters, and a theme or two
Boxes of photos gathering dust inspired me
I put this video together with cinematographer Jeffery Weil and composer/editor Albert Yu for Ctrip, China’s biggest travel agency, and the city of Chengdu. It was my first big project as a producer and my job was to fix all of the locations, pull together the team, and basically oversee the vision. I was lucky […]
A story about Hainan Island, China’s tropical island getaway and the base for the country’s dreams of controlling the South China Sea
A few days and nights in Tokyo watching UFC fights and wandering through strange alleys.
I visited the greatest museum of modern memorabilia in China, and spent an afternoon drinking tea with the founder.
A few weeks in Cairo visiting a friend led to a tour through the Coptic neighborhood of Cairo, where all the city’s garbage goes to get stacked and sorted
I slipped a story about regional combat sports in China into the Economist.
Dive into the Driftless, one of America’s most unique regions – geologically, culturally, and otherwise …
A look at the journey of female martial artist fighting for recognition in the Midwest MMA circuit
A story about wild rice, an endangered, sacred part of Native culture and identity across the Great Lakes region,
Tips for traveling this ancient trade route between Tibet, China, Southeast Asia, and India
A look at sex work in the Twin Cities, some of the people involved, and how U.S. society grapples with sex and choice
An attempt to bridge the gap of understanding between combat sports and traditional martial arts
Chengdu is Part 2 of the promotional travel series we did for Ctrip and the city of Chengdu. This video features great breakdancing shots from a local Chengdu crew who joined us for a couple days. Credits:Jeffrey Weil – VideoAlbert Yu – Music/ProductionSascha Matuszak – Production
Chengdu: Spirit is Part 3 of promotional travel video series we did for Ctrip and the city of Chengdu. This video features some cool shots from a Taoist temple complex not far from Chengdu, in the Qingcheng Mountains. Credits:Jeffrey Weil – VideoAlbert Yu – Music/ProductionSascha Matuszak – Production
“This redbone mishmash has me forgetting the slushy confines of winter in the Twins. This morning I almost left my coffee behind. I spoke to the Big Boy cup as if she were a woman who missed me and was so so sad that I had almost abandoned her to slowly grow cold on the […]
So I’m gonna post this video I found on Reddit. It’s being used by a few different types of people, each for their own end. My end … I am not actually that sure what to write, because I am neither black nor a police officer, so I feel as if I am supposed to […]
Life is a strange strange thing and it’s hard to sometimes stay rooted in place and believe that all of this, and you, and me, are anything more than figments of a grander imagination. Of my imagination. I once tripped acid beneath an ancient oak tree on a small mountain in California. At times, it […]
Summer is a weird one. it’s hard to imagine working on anything tedious during these long hot months. Most likely due to the years of summer vacation I enjoyed as a boy. Summer is a space outside of time. The days are too long, the nights to short, and each day is a quest to […]
Even this season will go by too quickly. Have we gone sledding enough? Why haven’t we hit up the frozen lakes with our skates yet? Will the crows come back and roost in our trees, silent and communing, or was my chance at seeing them, taking their picture, imbibing them that one night when the […]
Got this new day job. I dress up real nice most days, sit in a cubicle like I swore I never would. and. stare … I hear things will change once I go through training, but for now, it’s just screenface all day. There are people who say you can get a lot done at […]
A waxing crescent above Lake of the Isles and the sky drifts towards darkness, crimson pink purple and orange on one side, the first stars in the blackening blue on the other. There are not enough breaths in the human day to take it all in, and even when I do, I’m still not sure […]
I supported a few Kickstarter campaigns last year during the same period I was running my own campaign. There are some very interesting products on the site and after the outpouring of support I received for my own I felt I needed to give back, and allow others to feel as I did. It really […]
The reason we moved back to the US is beginning to unfold, as spring takes hold, and the boys behold the burgeoning beauty of a land accustomed to a deep freeze, speckled with bodies of water long fat skinny round and winding. lakes and trees and sunshine. Minnesota when the sun comes out is a […]
I spent most of last year refusing to look at this blog, while it festered away in purgatory, punished for being a low priority. For being ugly and unwieldy and not what I wanted it to be. But now it’s back, and looking clean, and pretty close to what it should be. Some things to […]