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30 10, 2012

Learning On The Job

By |October 30th, 2012|Articles|0 Comments

They were all staring at me, waiting for something profound or at the very minimum something of interest to come out of my mouth. A variety of writing utensils stemmed from their pre-teen hands. Some did as they were told and brought the bare essentials to class: pen and paper. Others found a stray [...]

15 08, 2012

Loving Last Place

By |August 15th, 2012|Articles|0 Comments

Not many people appreciate last place as much as I do. As I child I played softball and our team was known as the bad-news-bears. For two consecutive years we lost every game and each one was more fun than the one before. But as I grew older and the sports became more competitive [...]

4 07, 2012

4th of July

By |July 4th, 2012|Articles|0 Comments

I’m not trying to sober up anybody’s 4th of July drinking parade, but I would like to take a moment and remind all of us Americans that the day before the 5th and after the 3rd , is not just about fireworks, burgers and red cups.

Though the Hermosa Beach Iron Man is an important [...]

26 06, 2012

Changing Your Norm

By |June 26th, 2012|Articles|0 Comments

My future sister-in-law, Jill and her husband Doug, wake up at 4:30 a.m. on a regular basis. For most of us, that hour is considered the middle of the night, but for them, that is the hour when one or more of their children start the day.

During our weekend visit, the BIL and I [...]

20 05, 2012

Too Good To Be True

By |May 20th, 2012|Articles, Personal Articles|0 Comments

I probably need therapy but instead I’ll just unload all my fears and anxieties to you. As some of you might know, I recently graduated college and got engaged to the BIL (Boy I Love) all in the same day. It was a dream day, except it wasn’t a dream, I woke up the [...]

18 05, 2012


By |May 18th, 2012|Articles, Personal Articles|0 Comments

There are weekends when all you do is laundry and walk the dog and then there are other weekends when all of your dreams come true and your life is changed forever.

Last weekend I didn’t do laundry.

I already knew when I woke up the day would be one I would remember forever. I put [...]