(Un)real

Remember—I have a Bachelor of Science in Theatre, Communication, and Youth Studies. Therefore, the fact that this is a photo of a stage prop should resonate loudly. This prop portrays a great level of respect between a stage manager, actor(s), and director. The stage manager stores and keeps the prop safe at all times when not in use during a scene. This includes during a rehearsal, and during dark times. This is usually …

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What is Wrong With Me

I can’t sleep. Seriously. Let me say that again so you clearly understand what I  mean. I can’t sleep. I have a lot of trouble putting my mind and body down to rest at night. Sometimes, the sun will come up in the morning before I will lie down for the first time. When I do finally rest, I rarely stay down for long, and often don’t rest well. I wake up delirious …

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Bigger, Faster, More Power

I added a new M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive to my computer today. It’s the second M.2 form-factor, and the third SSD. My original SSD, an OCZ Vertex 3, is still my system drive, but I am moving that to the OCZ RD400. The Samsung 960 EVO I got today will be for large media, like video editing and RAW format images from my D-SLR. I can’t say zoom! Zoom! Or vroom! …

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Genuine Beliefs

I’m in the final stretch of my graduate degree. The finish line is in sight, and I know how far it is until I cross the line. I’ve looked back at what I’ve done, seeing what’s going on, and thinking about what will be. I am full of emotions, and some days are overwhelming. The opportunities that could be are coming into focus. I’ve reached out and made contacts with professors and businessmen. I’ve …

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Ego Control

I have an ego. I have an ego control problem. There are days I think I’m greater than I am. There are days I think I am less than I am. I seek balance, but rarely find it. My ego builds when I talk about my past, the work I’ve done, the education I’ve had, and the opportunities I’ve been given. My ego falls when I reflect on the friends I’ve (not) kept, …

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Paying it Forward

One thing about working with nonprofits and causes is that you have to ask for money. Always. This may fall under the Development department. Grant writing and fundraising/requesting donations are what make this work possible. If you use Facebook, you can donate to the ONE MORE LIGHT FUND from Music for Relief, an organization Chester helped start in 2011 following the March earth quake and tsunami in Japan.