For My Father

My father passed away in 2019, one day after his birthday at the age of 78. He had been a smoker for most of his life but had quit in the early 2000’s when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was…

When Too Much Freedom is Too Much

I’m pretty sure I’ve written about this particular struggle before: while I can often grasp the mechanical concepts behind a New Thing, whether it’s coding or VFX or whatever, not having an idea of a “best practice” always throws me for a…

The Odyssey

Sci-fi is ultimately my favorite genre. Although I know I will never find myself In Space, alive in an era when humanity finally breaks free of this solar system, or even has a working, viable colony on another planet, that sci-fi still…