slowly settling in

You’d think that I’d remember that jet lag, and culture change, is hard. No matter how much you’re looking forward to the change, no matter how good you are about sleep and hydration and food and melatonin. It’s hard. And, it turns out, it’s especially hard when you’re doing it mostly on your own. If …

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Game Design Classes in Dubrovnik, Spring 2015

This spring in Dubrovnik, I’ll be offering the first two classes in the “Games for Tourism” minor/concentration: Introduction to Interactive Media (IGME-110), and Game Design & Development I (IGME-220). These classes are ideal for non-technical students who want to start to learn about games and media. They will be followed in the 2015-2016 academic year …

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fulbright application process

When I applied for my Fulbright grant last year, I found that while there were lots of blogs talking about the experiences of Fulbright scholars abroad, there was very little out there documenting the process of applying for, being notified about, and preparing for the grant. So over the next few months, I plan to …

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I’m going back to Dubrovnik!

I received word last night that my application to return to Dubrovnik as a Fulbright Scholar in the spring of 2015 was approved! I’ve not been talking about it much, because I really didn’t know what the chances were of my receiving that kind of support, and I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the good …

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visiting the vatican

Neither Alex nor I are religious in the least, but the Vatican was still someplace that we really wanted to visit while in Rome. To avoid the lines, and better understand what we were seeing, we ended up using a tour company. It wasn’t cheap, but I think it was worthwhile, as the guide was …

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rome in a day

I’m back in Croatia tonight, sitting on the balcony of a b&b in Cavtat, watching the sun sink towards the Adriatic Sea. And I finally have the time and energy and mental space (and wifi) to write about our Italian adventure. I’ll separate the posts by city rather than by day. I suspect that it …

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dubrovnik to bari to rome

The last two days we spent in our lovely apartment were gray and gloomy, which made it a bit easier to pack everything back up into our suitcases and leave it behind. So on Friday we made our final goodbyes to our temporary home, and lugged our very heavy bags up the 100 steps from …

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adio, acmt!

It’s hard to believe that the quarter has ended. I submitted my grades online this week, as per RIT’s usual process. Usually, that’s the moment where I can celebrate the discharge of my responsibilities for the quarter. (Well, except for handling the complaints after the fact.) But here in Dubrovnik, where our campus gives both …

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