My Life

On Finishing Things

I finished Gris this past weekend. It’s a beautiful game to look at and the soundtrack is one of the best I’ve heard in recent memory. The game itself was a little lacking, but with a playtime of maybe six hours, it never wore out its welcome. What’s important here is that I finished Gris. I can’t say I’ve finished much of anything these days. I have stacks of books

2019 Update

We’re only seven days in to 2019 and I’ve already been making significant headway on my last three posts! Persona 5: It probably won’t make much sense if you haven’t watched me play P5, but revelations and shocking plot points have been coming fast and furious. I can’t say how many more palaces I have left, but I hear the game speeds up dramatically now. Working Out: I’ve been the

2019: Get in Shape

Enough is enough. If I’m going to be able to keep up with the growth of a child, I’m going to need to get in shape. I’ve created enough excuses over the years to not work out. Now I have a concrete reason to focus on my health so I can be an effective father in any situation. Tomorrow I’m checking out the community center over in Maryland Heights. I’m

Records that Shaped Me

Metallica …And Justice for All, 1988 Probably the most influential record in my life, Metallica’s …And Justice for All leads off this (hopefully) recurring new segment on Retrotigo. I don’t remember much about how my love and interest in Metallica initially began, but I can remember an intense desire to want to hear them. The Eye Of The Beholder cassette single was my first introduction to the band. Growing up,

Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going

For the last fourteen years, I’ve had a tiny nag in the back of my head. It would always flare up whenever I entered an art museum. It was the feeling I had left something unfinished when I decided not to continue on with a Master’s degree in art history. It was always my intent, but life just didn’t go that way for me. I spent most of this summer