Covid Anniversary

365 days ago the world stopped and it became March every day. Before I say anything else, let me first say: I’m sorry that so many have suffered, mostly unnecessarily. People have lost loved ones, jobs, homes, and every sense of normalcy. My heart goes out to everyone who’s been impacted by the pandemic. I’m writing down these thoughts on the last year because it feels wrong to not try and remember everything that happened. Its a strange and sick sort of anniversary we’re recognizing today, but we can’t forget a pandemic again. Otherwise the failures of 1918 and 2020 will become the failures of 2119. Everyone will have a different memory of “the moment” when they realized the world was coming to an end. Looking back at text messages I realized that I was one of the first in my circle to see the pandemic coming. For me the moment was this: I can’t remember where I heard this about China, but “Watch what they do, not what they say.” The Chinese government said they had it all under contr

Palm Prints

Palm prints on cold glass fade away from the first point of contact first. A memory of a moment pulling away from the glass and dispersing into the air around you. What if the glass was just the right temperature and the palm print didn’t fade away? What if memories just hung around forever? Would you stare at them or would you wipe it off your field of view?

My Top Games of the Generation

These are my ten favorite videogames for the Xbox One / PlayStation 4 generation. Listed in roughly the order of how awesome I think they are, but they’re all kind of equally amazing. If you haven’t checked any of them out yet you should do so now. I would personally recommend Xbox because of the cross-generational support they offer, but where you play videogames is less important than the act of playing. So stay inside and play! Without further ado... 10. Untitled Goose Game Every once in awhile a videogame comes along that just clicks with everyone. No fancy cutscenes needed. No complex gameplay to be seen. Katamari Damacy was that game in the PS2 era. This generation we got *HONK* You play as a goose who terrorizes a small English village. The simple mechanics (honk, grab, and poke) combine with a piano soundtrack that dynamically follows the action to make solving puzzles hilarious and fun even when things go awry. It puts a smile on your face. 09. Doom How do you reimagine a game

The Journey

You cannot stand at the beginning of your journey and attempt to map out all the milestones of the adventure. It is only when you stand at the end of your path looking back that all the dots will appear connected. Only then will you be able to understand and know which events were really turning points in your life. And which events were merely nothing at all.