2015 In Review

Just as it was in 2014, 2015 was a year where things happened. Here’s a list of some of those things! I once again took part in the the Global Game Jam, writing music and sound for Mr. In The Moment. I went to the Digipen Game Audio Symposium and it was rad! I met the...

Why I Meditate

I’ve been talking about meditation for awhile now among my friends, on social media, on this blog, and elsewhere. Still, I suspect that many of my friends, readers, and others don’t quite get why I meditate. “Why would anyone, especially someone so obsessed with...

A Brief Overview of GTD

I drives me a little crazy when I see people don’t write down the stuff they need to do and the things they need to be at. They say they just hold everything in their brain. They use a mess of sticky notes to continuously remind them. And yeah, if it works, fine. The...

Music is Meaningless

There is no such thing as sad music. There is no such thing as happy music. Music has no inherent emotional value or meaning. Hearing this, some may at first react rather negatively and strongly, saying that this is reductive and takes all the fun out of music. I...

In Defense of Homebodies

I hear a lot about the benefits of travelling the world, from blogs and books and good friends who love to travel. It looks and sounds like they really love it, which is awesome to watch. Even more of my friends are moving to Seattle and other larger, sometimes...

New Job

As of today, I’ve officially started work as the Program Coordinator of Western Washington University’s Department of Music. After a long summer of waiting for the position to open up, applying, interviewing, and finally being offered the position, I’m extremely...

Listen to People You Don’t Like

I recently listened to an interview with Glenn Beck. As you might guess, I’m not a huge fan of the guy, and I was expecting that the interview wouldn’t change my perceptions of him. Having attempted to listen deeply with an open mind, I can say with some degree of...

My Morning Ritual: An 11-Step Listicle on Starting the Day

For a long time, I wasn’t a morning person. I didn’t enjoy mornings. I didn’t enjoy even waking up. I would hit the snooze button several times (we’ll talk about that…). I would often rush out the door at the last possible second, making it to the bus stop just as it...

PAX 2015 Highlights

PAX is one of my favorite times of year, primarily because up and until recently, it’s where all of my real-life interaction with game industry folks happened, and every year it manages to reinvigorate my love of games and the people that make them. This year was no...