"Life has just three rules...paradox, humor, and change." - Dan Millman
follows are the events and actions that highlighted my year. I'm
posting them here to serve as a record for me to revisit and recall.
- Jan 15. Cancelled going to DG's Reunicon.
+ Jan 17. Nikki Glaser @ The Firebird.
+ Jan 20. Backed Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter
+/- Jan 21. Started SLPL online courses (only to let them slide)
+ Jan 24. Doug Benson @ The Firebird.
+ Feb 8. Launch ZOEfan.net
+ Feb 14. G-Love and Special Sauce @ The Pageant; w/Teresa
+ Feb 15. Backed Starr Mazer on Kickstarter
+ Feb 26. Disney on Ice: Frozen (Phil and Jen's birthday gift to FP)
+ Mar 2. Participated in DG Game Night: O Totenwurst
+ Mar 14. Pi Day! Attended Cassandra & Jonathon's wedding
+ Mar 28. Father-Daughter Dance
- Apr 15. The Alliance mastermind group dissolves.
+ May 1. Adopt Frannie from Stray Rescue. Backed After Forever on Kickstarter.
+ May 5. Interviewed Richard Boswell. FP starts YWR (taekwondo) at the Y.
+ May 8. Backed The Complete Elmore Volume II: Black & White on Kickstarter.
+ May 9/10. Mother's Day BBQ and brunch.
+ May 14. FP performed at her school's talent show (in a group)
+ May 16. FP's dance recital
+ May 17. FP's bridging ceremony (from a brownie to a girl scout)
+ May 18-22. Fly to DC to train my successor.
+ May 19. Backed No Thank You, Evil! on Kickstarter
+ May 19. Backed FYM's The Spock's Brain Album on Kickstarter
- May 23. Cancel trip to Chicago.
+ May 23. Backed G:DR Blu-Ray on Kickstarter
+/- May 28 - Jun 3. KED vacations in Colorado w/Teresa.
+ May 29. FP finishes 1st Grade.
+ Jun 10-14. WongCon2015.
+ Jun 12. Notified that I am the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award by the Geochemical Society
+ Jun 22-26. Train my successor in St. Louis
+ Jun 23. FP starts piano lessons with Eric
+ Jun 30. Last day at the Geochemical Society
+ Jul 2-5. Phil visit's St. Louis.
+ Jul 10. Attended Let Them Eat Art in Maplewood.
+/- July 12-23. Self-Publish Summit (webinar series)
- Jul 29. Cancel going to GenCon
+ Jul 31. My 42nd birthday. Go to Cardinals vs. Rockies for my birthday. Watch FP sing the 7th inning stretch with her class.
+ Aug 4. Meet with Jeremy Spray re: #FitByGenCon
- Aug 4. Sign up for Nerd Fitness Academy
+ Aug 7. FP's belt promotion to Yellow Belt (1st Degree)
+ Aug 10. MO Career Center assessment. FP's first day of 2nd Grade. Attend webinar on The Foundation.
+ Aug 22-29. KED vacationing with mom in Banff.
+ Aug 29. Daddy and Me - Girl Scout Camp
+ Sep 3. Attend another webinar on The Foundation. Sign up for 6-month entrepreneur program.
+ Sep 5. KED and FP go to the SLPL Maurice Sendak exhibit.
+ Sep 8. Start weekly PT visits with Dr. Droege for my shoulder.
+ Sep 11-13. KED at Joel Larson memorial/dedication ceremony
+ Sep 22. Start mastermind group with Foundation classmates.
+ Sep 30. Sell mom's tilt chair to Robb Mourton.
+ Sep 30. Backed BattleTech on Kickstarter
+ Oct 3. FP performs w/her YWR teachers at the AmerenUE Diversity Festival
+ Oct 8. Skype with nephew Xavier on RPG basics
+ Oct 9. Idea Discovery call with Jodi Rosso (Elements magazine)
- Oct 10. Funeral service for Cheryl VanWinkle.
+ Oct 14. Brian Posehn @ The Firebird
+ Oct 14. Backed Tell Your Children on Kickstarter.
+ Oct 15. KED's birthday.
+ Oct 16. Geoff Tate @ The Firebird
+ Oct 26. Brunch @ The Rooster w/Hildi.
+ Oct 28. Joined ZOE's slack for RenewJQ and ZOEFan Day.
+ Oct 30. Interview Andy Dopieralski for blog.
+ Nov 1. Lunch w/Phil at Pho Long. 12th Wedding Anniversary.
+ Nov 4. KED to Jenny Lawson's book signing
+ Nov 6. Cameron Esposito @ The Firebird
+ Nov 8. Craft Fair @ The Space (FP sells lemonade)
+ Nov 26. Thanksgiving dinner w/Oma's family
+ Nov 26. Backed MST3k on Kickstarter.
+ Dec 3. Parent-Teacher Conference (FP's crushing it)
+ Dec 18-20. Helped Phil move to Quincy from Des Moines. Dinner with Greg & Rita.
+ Dec 22. Watched/participated in Andy Drish's Life Vision webinar
- Logged Bardic Knowledge for 46 episodes of the Two Bards Podcast at http://typhonicbeats.com/ (8,578 page views)
- Logged 79 posts for ZOEfan.net (11,613 page views, 175 FB likes, 97 Twitter followers)
- Submitted episode thumbnail images for Standard Action season 3
- Hired by Critical Success productions to make thumbnail images for SA season 1 and 2
- Made a lot of fancraft for #RenewJQ
- Published a weekly Around the ZOEVerse for zoefan.net (Feb-Aug)
Online Courses taken
- Linchpin / Godin, Seth
- Purple Cow / Godin, Seth
- The one minute millionaire : the enlightened way to wealth / Hansen, Mark Victor.
- Supergirl. Volume 1, Last daughter of Krypton / Green, Michael
- Superman. Red son / Millar, Mark.
- A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) / Project Management Institute.
- Down size : 12 truths for turning pants-splitting frustration into pants-fitting success / Spiker, Ted.
- Leviathan wakes / Corey, James S. A.
- Caliban's war / Corey, James S. A.
- Abaddon's Gate / Corey, James S. A.
- Cibola burn / Corey, James S. A.
- Nemesis games / Corey, James S. A.
- The passion test : the effortless path to discovering your destiny / Attwood, Janet Bray.
- From passion to profit : start your business in 6 weeks or less! : a
step-by-step guide to making money from your hobby by selling online /
- Get it together : organize your records so your family won't have to / Cullen, Melanie
- Redshirts / Scalzi, John
- Bossypants / Fey, Tina
- Influence: the psychology of persuasion, Cialdini, Robert B.
- Grow Your Business with YouTube Marketing; Whippy Cake (Creative Live)
- Work Remotely: Thrive in a Job From Home; Darren Murph (Creative Live)
- Crowdfunding Your Film; Emily Best (Creative Live)
- Power Your Podcast with Storytelling; Alex Blumberg (Creative Live)
- Hack Kickstarter; various (Udemy)
- Master Your ADHD Brain; Brant Weherly (Udemy)
(not every episode, but ones I've been taking in when I can)
- Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
- Foundr Magazine
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- TED Radio Hour
- Planet Money
- Starting from Nothing
- The Dork Forest
- Patreon Podcast
- 1 Day Business Breakthrough
- Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
- Scott Sigler Audiobooks
- Two Bards, One Mic
- The Smart Passive Income Podcast
- The Nerdist Podcast
- You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
Wow, if you made it this far -- thanks for reading :)