Archives for May 2010

Workshop Squared #LivingFromChoice

Driving home tonight, I had a renewed sense of faith about the direction I was heading. A goal that was on my horizon came to the forefront of my mind. I could touch, taste, and realize it. Moreover, I was grateful to be surrounded by two powerful sources in my life – my SoCal mom […]

Home is where the heart is until your parents kick you out

I might be alone in this view or it might be that I was raised in a culture that is very family oriented. In either case, it annoys me when I hear people say they can’t wait until their kids turn 18 because they want them to move out. I’m always left wondering why they […]

Taking out the “Happy” in a Happy Meal

I fondly recall the days of McDonald’s happy meals which by adulthood turned into an unhealthy obsession for their fries and Big Macs. Even though I no longer indulge or go near a McDonald’s establishment except on race day for a Egg McMuffin, it saddens me that up north in Santa Clara county, toys have […]

#LivingFromChoice Monday Night Workshop

Truth be told, I wasn’t looking forward to this workshop. My goal remains undefined, unfinished, and my two black votes are questionable. I have however remained discipline about writing, reading, and some light workouts. I’ve wanted to view the world in a positive light but my obstacles have prevented me. Driving up to Lyla’s house, […]

Smallville: Salvation Delivers

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Blur! No, wait that can’t be right. The Blur can’t fly. So what the heck is that red and blue thing flying in the sky and why is it 2013? Why is Lois Lane the ace reporter? And oh look Olsen is right by her side and […]

You’re Almost There

If you’re a marathoner, you’ve probably heard the words “you’re almost there” at least a hundred million times during your training and before crossing the finish line. For some (a rare few), these words provide comfort and relief but the vast majority of us can only hear these words with a mix of frustration and […]

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10)

Warning! This review contains spoilers. My 3 star review of Dead in the Family (DITF) is generous given that this book felt like a haphazard slapstick piece of work. Given the success of the books, that are now a popular HBO Series True Blood, it appears as though Charlaine Harris doesn’t regard her work very […]

Get off your phone and smell the roses

After a meeting at Irvine Spectrum while walking back to my car and speculating how far I had parked, the sun, the fact I had forgotten my sunscreen, that my skin was probably burning, how this was all frowned upon, I realized my thoughts were taking me away from the beauty around me and while […]

In honor of Coach John

This week took a sad turn when we learned that assistant coach John had been admitted to the hospital. John has been free of cancer for 10 years and contributed back to the cause in over $80,000 worth of donations through various fundraisers.  I vividly remember the day he shared his story and sent a […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mother and I share a special past. Being a young Mother, having an accident with her baby, and ultimately giving birth to me wasn’t an easy task. She rebelled in many ways but still fought to be the best Mother. My Mother came to America to forge a new life for herself. She knew […]