We Can Do Better

This is another post adapted from an extended Facebook post, this one from (I think) early December 2015. I think this was one of those rare, exceptionally lucid moments where I captured what I was feeling fairly well, and I stand by it now. I know two kinda political...

Why I Left a Meditation Retreat Before It Started

I’m mainly posting this so I don’t have to explain as many times to as many people why I told them I was going to a meditation retreat but didn’t actually do it. It’d probably be easier to lie and say “It was great,” but that would be lame. But also, maybe this will...

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...