Ten Things I Love About My Life

1. A roof is over my head and food is in my belly. 2. I have a great family that I know I can rely on. 3. I have small but wonderful group of friends that I also know I can rely on. 4. Someone pays me to be creative all day. 5. I am … [Read more…]

Some Photos

I finally got around to uploading some of the photos I took at my weekend retreat to my Flickr account. I've organized them all into one convenient set here: Shambhala Mountain Center There aren't many, as I didn't have much spare time to take any, but these are the best of the ones I did … [Read more…]

Further Reflections

After sitting here typing out all those journal entries, I got to thinking a lot more about the weekend. I'm really wishing I would have had a longer retreat, I think a few more days of that would have done me so much more good. It feels too much like I just got ramped up … [Read more…]

So, About That Vacation…

Most of the details from the retreat itself are in my journals I kept while there, so I won't go too much into that and leave it for when I can get them transcribed (soon, hopefully.) The short version is that it was very different than I was expecting, and dug much deeper into my … [Read more…]

All Set To Go

Okay, everything should be all set now. Booked on a later (now direct) flight to Denver. Re-scheduled shuttle service from Denver to Fort Collins. Reserved hotel in Fort Collins for tonight. Re-scheduled pick-up from Fort Collins from the center to Saturday morning. Whew. All done. Unfortunately, I'll miss the orientation and facilities tour, and the … [Read more…]

Damn It, Damn It, Damn It!

Well… guess who missed his flight… Thanks to an hour plus wait in the security line, I was unable to make my plane. I got to the airport an hour-and-a-half ahead of my departure time, and it was still not enough. And I wasn't alone, it seemed half the people in the line were missing … [Read more…]

Okay, Last Post For A While

This should be my last post until at least next Tuesday, presuming I don't get a bug to post something tomorrow morning before I leave. I'll be traveling all of tomorrow morning, after which I'll be at the retreat center until Sunday afternoon. There are no phones, no computers, no televisions, not even cell phone … [Read more…]

Checking My Horoscopes

Not that I've started buying into this stuff too much, but both the horoscopes I read for the coming week were interesting nonetheless… The first mostly says that I'm due to “become infused with [an] abundance of physical energy and ambition.” Which is interesting, but it mentions in passing that “Virgos born in mid-September” of … [Read more…]

Oh, Yeah, One More Thing…

I'm actually getting paid to sit here and make music today! How cool is that? Sure, it's cheesy pseudo-trance nonsense and fairly loop-based, but it's making music nonetheless. It's for a promotional movie/animation that we're working on for a client, so I'm putting together a custom music bed to match the ebbs and flows of … [Read more…]

I Heart Valve Software

You'll have to indulge me in one last bit of game geekery before I leave, because Valve Software made a couple of big announcements this week! First and foremost, they finally unveiled the long-delayed Team Fortress 2. This game has been in development so long, many wondered if it would ever see the light of … [Read more…]

Letting Go Of Expectations

I've really been working hard at doing a better job of letting go of my expectations and being better on just letting things happen (and enjoying them as they do.) It's been a tough job for me as I'm definitely someone who tends to over-analyze things. Any time I'm going into a new situation where … [Read more…]