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It’s Almost Spring

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Wow… It’s been over a year since I posted here last. A lot has gone on over that time frame… a lot of adjustments. I’d like to believe that I’ve grown a bit. I have realized that I did stagnate for awhile in hope that the world would change itself, without too much effort from me. For better or worse that simply hasn’t been the case. In some way I feel that it’s been waiting for me to either decide to take action or for me to simply fade away.

One of the things I have learned is that I need to narrow my focus somewhat. I need to concentrate on the people and circumstances that are around me, those that directly impact me. I can’t worry about what’s going on in Washington, or overseas, when there are issues right in my own back yard. Continuing to strive for such ‘lofty goals’ only fuels frustration and for as much energy as it takes, the results, if any, are rather minute.

This pull back shouldn’t be confused with hesitation or laziness on my part. I’m simply looking at making the most out of the things I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m a master at finding or making up excuses and I know that when I get overwhelmed I tend to put off or ignore things. I think this will be less likely to happen if I concentrate more on fewer, less overarching, projects and finding the ability to not fixate overmuch on any one of them.

We’ll see what the immediate future has in store for me. I’ve got a new residence, a newly created business, and hey, it’s almost spring!

The Birth of 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

New Postings are imminent….

Inspirational Stuff

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

So over the last week I’ve encountered two items that have me really rethinking where I’d like to take my life (as long as 2012 doesn’t end it of course.) I’ve always enjoyed doing the creative stuff but I often find myself at various times lacking the time, motivation or ideas necessary to pull things off. (Oh, and I’m sure there are tons of other excuses I’ve used in the past.)

Oh, I should mention the two things. The first is a PSN game called ‘Journey’. The game is put together by the same company that put out ‘FLOW’ and ‘Flower’. I’m totally in love with the visuals and the sense of atmosphere that it invokes.


The second source of inspiration is ‘Project KARA’. From my understanding it’s basically a technology demo. Still the writing is superb in my opinion and the short film has an uncanny ability to pull emotions out of me.

Project KARA

Anyhow, I’m going to attempt to cling to this new found energy and trying to figure out what talents I can develop to get involved in projects such as these. I’ve got a few things in mind though. I figure that I need to start developing a portfolio of my creative stuff, which should encompass the artwork, writing and technical knowhow to get my ideas out on paper and other media.

That’s my hope anyhow.

The Year Is Already Brighter Than The Last

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

It’s the beginning of February and there are a plethora of changes in my life.

Perhaps the change that will have the most impact occurred at work. While I still work for the same company, I have accepted a different position. The new position has a different schedule, is located at a different location (5 minutes closer) and no management or supervisory responsibilities. Not having any managerial stress will be a huge thing for me. It’s only been a week and I’m already in a better head space. I joke with the Wifey that my new mantra is ‘It’s not my problem!’.

The new schedule is also taking a bit to get used to. I’m up at 3am, at work by 4am and I’m done by 1pm. After the first two days of feeling like crap, my body adjusted enough so that I didn’t feel like I’m working through a haze of sluggishness. I usually take an hour nap once I get home but I’m hoping to slowly weed that out. It’ll be nice to have a full 5 hours to myself before the Wifey gets home from work. Still, we’ll have to work on together time since I’m in bed by 9pm.

I’ve already noticed an increase in creativity and the ability to relax. Just this week alone I’ve read two novels, somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 pages and worked with GIMP (a graphics program) for the first time in months. My hope is that my energy continues to improve and I’ll be able to work more on artwork and get some quality videogame time in.

Hell, I might even blog a bit more regularly.

New Logo for RPG Roundtable

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

One of the projects I’m working on is to skin and promo the RPG Roundtable. So far I’ve redone the logo, created business cards and redone some of the icons. I’m really happy with how the logo turned out. Take a gander 🙂


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