Last Full Moon of 2016

I have been obsessed with the moon and it’s magical calling in the last few years, but I don’t know where it comes from.  Perhaps it’s stirring the creative side of me to work on my craft as an actor, to ignite continuous persistence as a creative writer, or to simply share my story of…

Likes and Followers Are the New Crack

Disclaimer: Before I proceed, I admittedly am a user of Facebook, Twitter and am avidly on Instagram. My Instagram account was once set on “private” and I would only give permission to those I knew because I didn’t want the whole world to know my business. I didn’t like the thought of having people whom…

Angels To Give You Wings

There’s this saying that people are placed in your life for a reason…you may only have a  few moments with them, but they can be life changing.  And sometimes, it’s the strangers, more like angels, that see the light in you that you, yourself could not see you possessed.  These angels, give you a new…

Death & Dying

When I was an undergrad in college, I was a Psychology major who decided to take a Death and Dying class as one of my courses required towards my major. I remember my professor telling the class at the beginning of the semester that while most people would think this is a morbid class, it’s…

The exception to “There’s no crying in baseball…”

I was sitting with colleagues at a Engineering conference in Indiana when I received this text: “M, Tony Gwynn passed away. :(,” I literally gasped and put my left hand to my mouth and my colleagues around me looked at me with concern. I texted back furiously – thinking this was a bad joke. Not…

The Bridesmaids List

I use to have this list of friends that I always believed would be in my wedding one day – it was a list of eight girlfriends and family, because eight is my lucky number – at one point in high school, I even had a guy on the list. But of course as years…

Diana Prince

About a month or two ago a colleague shared an article on his FB page about how people have a fascination with super heroes – Halloween is the best manifestation of how humanity tries to find a superhero in all of us. The flip side of being a super hero is that of our alter…

Year in Review

  I recently mailed out my annual year in review – a holiday letter that comes after the holidays because in the midst of November – December, I just don’t have time.  This year was no exception. Some think holiday letters are simply to brag about oneself, as one of my best friends tells me…

Stories Behind the Photos

Last weekend, I asked my student staff to each bring something that means a lot to them.  I never ask my students to do something that I wouldn’t do myself, so I brought a photo album.  Well, a picture of albums, because of course, I forgot to bring the album to our meeting.  But I…

Parking Karma

I don’t know when I discovered that I had this amazing luck with finding parking spots in the most heavily populated events, shopping centers, or places that have barely any spaces for people to park.  But once I lucked out, I started telling myself, “I have great parking karma.” And so it goes, any time…

Welcome to the Show…

“Welcome to the Show,” is a greeting said to minor league players when they get called up to play in the big leagues in major league baseball.  I’ve never played softball, or any kind of high school or college sport, for that matter.  But man, do I love baseball. There is something about cheering on…

Writers block…Life blocks

I started writing this blog from an invitation that my friend sent me last week and while I am still finding my way and my voice, my blogging stopped.  I didn’t stumble across writer’s block – I often have too much to say, actually, hahaha! – but stumbled upon life blocks.  Life blocks that momentarily…