Twenty-Seventeen

I’ve been on vacation for nearly three weeks now… though this time is approaching an end, it’s been a great reflective experience for me. If you are able to take a few weeks off from your regular job like this – I highly recommend you do so. Anyhow, I don’t have much to say in reflection of the past year. It was very busy for me – which is both good and bad. I published the first major book on Animate CC with Peachpit (with a focus on the ACA objectives), a bunch of Animate CC courses for Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight,

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Not a Retrospective

It has a been such a busy year for me. While I got a ton of things accomplished – I also had to place other items aside… and I hate that.  I’m pretty worn out and in real need for some down time. I have 2 simple goals for 2016: Take time for my own projects. Take time for my own self. The years go by too quickly – and if I blink… an entire month can be lost. That is frightening. Does this mean I won’t be doing any work in 2016? No. It just means that I am

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Closing out Twenty-Fourteen

2014 has been a good year for me. A number of personal goals were achieved… and things have never been better, professionally. My Lynda.com course, HTML5 Game Development with Phaser, has closed off the year with 5000+ viewers since it was published in August. I am thrilled with the activity on this course as it is a lot more popular that previous publications with them. My work with other partners like Adobe and Peachpit continues to be a source of solid, rewarding work and I plan to continue along with them and other time-tested clients. I continue to provide education

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Shivervein. An Ending.

I’ve been creating music under the name of An Early Morning Letter, Displaced since 1999. 2 full length albums, 3 ep albums, and a variety of compilation and remix work stretching all the way to 2013. Back in 2012, I decided I needed to break from this and do something fresh. Shivervein was born from these ideas as a project separate from An Early Morning Letter, Displaced… not weighed down by any of the restrictions and expectations I had placed around it I’m a vastly different person from the one who created An Early Morning Letter, Displaced so many years

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Adobe Education Leader for 2014/2015 Term

Happily surprised this morning to receive news that Adobe has renewed my term as an Adobe Education Leader for another two years. I’ve gained so much from being a part of this program; providing feedback to Adobe, working with industry leaders, networking with other great AELs from both higher ed and k-12, publishing and consulting opportunities, speaking gigs, and much more… very happy to remain part of this great group of people!

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