Horizon Interactive Awards: Gold Winner!

The 2013 Annual Fund Thank You video for Duke University won a Horizon Interactive Award! This was a really exciting project to work on. I live very close to Duke’s campus and creating a map through the famous architecture and grounds was a lot of fun.

Bluegrass Music Festival

This past Saturday I went to the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fest in Raleigh with a friend. I really like folk music, especially Irish and Welsh folk music—which is where Bluegrass originated. I was expecting an open field with a hand full of stages set up about the periphery and the middle open for booths and food vendors. This was not the case.

On Holiday

We’ve spent a week in Gulf Shores, AL on Perdido Bay and it’s been pretty amazing. We have watched dolphins teaching their calves to hunt, went kayaking to Wolf Bay, watched the sunset across the Gulf of Mexico, counted lightning strikes in Pensacola, hiked through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, swam with bioluminescent phytoplankton in Perdido Bay, and had time to just relax together. I haven’t had a vacation this refreshing and fun in a long time, it was the perfect way to bring the summer to a close

Fort Morgan, Alabama

I will admit to having never heard of Fort Morgan in school while growing up. In Virginia there’s a lot greater focus on Richmond and Arlington than Mobile, Alabama. But Jake and his sister, having grown up in Alabama, knew enough about it to be excited. And excitement is contagious.