February 23 2014
San Francisco around the city

Upon arriving in the strange, sunshine-filled land of California, far from the humble flatlands of Illinois and the comfort zone of familiar friends and family, one of my first priorities was to form some solid connections with other 20-somethings, creative,[…]

November 8 2013
learning joomla, CMS

As part of my new job in Sacramento, I have been tasked with redesigning the company website using Joomla as a CMS (Content Management System). I was trained in the DotNetNuke CMS at Accuraty Solutions, so am having a bit[…]

October 7 2013

It was the last week of September, it bright and sunny in Sacramento, and it was comic con…. My newfound friends from the internet, Cindy and Kelly, joined me early on a Saturday morning to wander amidst the strange and[…]

September 12 2013

Dah! So I have been lagging in the blogging department lately. This post is dedicated to all of the wonderful, quirky people that embraced me at the karaoke bars in Champaign, Illinois… It all started long, long ago when I[…]

August 11 2013
Ben Folds piano

**Please note this is a more personal, melancholic post. Go look at puppies if you’re not in the mood 🙂  I’ve been in California for a little over a month now, and am finally beginning to feel the full-blown effects[…]

August 7 2013
Parkland Jazz Band

Back in 2012, I had the privilege of playing piano with the Parkland Community College jazz band. The band consisted of bass, vibraphones, drums, guitar, and piano. I had been playing piano solo for a long time prior to joining[…]

July 26 2013

“Time in a Bottle” is a personal project created during the winter of 2011 while living in an ole 70’s wooden-walled basement apartment. I was playing a lot on my Yamaha P-120 digital piano, and was feeling like the phantom of the opera, staying[…]

July 1 2013

After leaving the lovely little oasis of Flagstaff, Arizona, I set sail for my final destination, California. The drive included a multitudinous amount of desert, a roller coaster ride down the mountains, and a good amount of idling in traffic[…]

June 30 2013
Outside Flagstaff, Arizona

After leaving the very hot and dry desert climate of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I set sail for Flagstaff, Arizona. I knew absolutely NOTHING about Flagstaff before arriving in town. It was just a dot on the map and a good resting[…]

June 29 2013
Neon sock monkey

After spending the night at the RV Park outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I ventured off to Albuquerque where I continued to live the spontaneous life until the crappy hotel room beckoned to my tired soul. Upon entering the city[…]

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