Monthly Archives: May 2013


Parents’ House

In addition to seeing my little brother’s graduation, I spent some time at my parents’ house in Illinois. It was good to be back, although of course weird. They keep rearranging the furniture and things.

Happily though, all the work they’ve been doing on the house and yard made for some great photography opportunities to (more…)

Graduation Weekend II

Saturday of my brother’s graduation weekend was pretty much just get up, get ready, do the typical college graduation. Fortunately his school only has about 2,100 students total, so not too many were graduating compared to when I finished RIT. The ceremony seemed very similar though, just on a smaller and less prestigious (if RIT can be called such) scale. (more…)

Graduation Weekend I

I visited my family over the long Memorial Day weekend to see my brother graduate from college. He’s been studying Mechanical Engineering and is going into the Navy next. I took a lot of pictures, so the weekend will be broken up into a couple of posts… We spent Friday afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, although only sort of wandered through their timeline of western (more…)

Life Update

Life has been pretty reasonable lately. It fluctuates between periods of tedium and elation depending largely on whether I’m doing things with my friends, but as you can probably tell from the blog posts, the sunny side has been largely winning, and I’ve been getting a lot of mental stimulation to write about. (more…)

Hand Lettering

As you may know if you’ve ever heard me critique type choices on signs around town or complain about the design of menus in restaurants, I have a penchant for good typography. Seeing my dad’s calligraphy on Christmas cards inspired me to try that as a kid, although I never had the patience to get good – it’s always been hard for me to practice because you go through so much paper (more…)

Lilac Festival

Every year in May, Rochester holds the Lilac Festival. Fortunately this year, unlike previous years where they bloomed too early and faded by the time of the festival, the lilacs bloomed perfectly on time (see below) for us. I went along for my first time Saturday afternoon with a large group of friends’ friends. The weather didn’t look too promising when we started, as it was breezy, cloudy, and a bit (more…)

RPG Characters

A favorite activity for me is escaping reality to play tabletop roleplaying games with friends. I can work off imaginative energy by picturing situations and kicking ass to hopefully save the day and experience some funny situations. I grew up on stories of my parents’ RPG characters’ exploits, which involved all the drama of epic legends but without the freaky bits. So when I look for (more…)

Inquiry & Yearning

I was doing some thinking back through the past two months of Inquiry and Yearning, as my discussion group declared March and April to be, and wrote some thoughts down from what I observed or was mulling over. They are probably a bit random, and I guess they feel a bit incomplete to me, but I thought I’d post them anyway. (more…)