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I don’t do it much yet, but I aspire to build things in my spare time. When I do, I’ll document those adventures here.

I work in feature animation. I share what I learn because I want to help others break into the industry.

I think life is all about experimentation. Small experiments can teach us a lot about ourselves.

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I write about all kinds of stuff on this blog. Life is too big to squeeze it all into just three categories.

Here’s the list of blog posts I’m most proud to have written. If you’re new, then this is a great place to start!

I’m learning what it means to be an adult and trying to make the transition as fulfilling as possible.

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New stuff once a month-ish

2018-02-10T14:32:33+00:00

30 before 30

January 21, 2018
I made a 30 before 30 list. It's kind of like a short-term bucket list that contains the 30 things I most want to do or make or experience before I turn 30 on January 25, 2021.

Current Projects

Some things I’m working on

Lead Software Engineer (Pipeline)

An app for writers that delivers an endless supply of high quality writing prompts

More info coming soon!

Older Posts

My blog kinda lacks focus

2017-11-29T09:29:12+00:00

250 days later

August 07, 2017
This past weekend I hit day 250 of my daily writing habit! It feels really good to know that if I try, I can commit to something for 250 straight days. It’s a good confidence booster. It makes me feel like I can commit to anything now.

2017-11-28T18:03:26+00:00

New advice to new grads

June 07, 2017
Don’t be late. There will always be enough time. Never stop asking questions. You’re allowed to change your mind. You will fall in love with strangers. Everything normalizes. Freedom costs money. You have to be brave.

I wouldn’t call any of these lessons learned. That kind of talk implies mastery. They’re more like lessons I’m learning. A little bit every day.

2017-11-29T09:29:20+00:00

They let me speak at my college graduation

May 11, 2017
I graduated college four years ago, and this is the speech I gave at my graduation ceremony. After rereading it to prepare this post, I’m pretty sure it's not great. Or even very good really. But maybe this relic of my past will resonate with someone today.

2017-11-28T18:02:51+00:00

SpaceX is doing a thing!

March 28, 2017
SpaceX is attempting to re-launch the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket they launched into orbit last year and recovered via controlled landing. This is a big deal. It’s the first time anything like this has ever been attempted. If they’re successful, it’s an event our children’s children’s children might one day study in science class.

If you’re looking for reasons to feel inspired this week, this is a good one.

2018-02-02T10:15:10+00:00

My favorite films of 2016

March 22, 2017
A countdown of my top ten from 2016. Finally. Only one of the following four films made the cut: Arrival, Kubo, La La Land, and Moonlight. Guess which one?

2017-11-28T17:38:51+00:00

Two years at Blue Sky

February 22, 2017
Two years in. Still growing. Here are five lessons I've learned during the first two years of my first real job.

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