Current Events · sports

Honor those who came before you, and those different than you

My passion for baseball runs deep, much deeper than baseball card collecting (which I did during middle and high school), deeper than fantasy baseball (which I did most of my adult life), and even deeper than getting a San Francisco Giants tattoo on my upper arm (and I’m thinking of getting a 2nd one soon).  In… Continue reading Honor those who came before you, and those different than you

Current Events · Politics

Today happened, but the world hasn’t ended yet.

This morning, I had breakfast at a small, local cafe that employs mostly Latinos.  Later, I went to a job, which is small business owned by a Scotsman.  I am the child of immigrants from the Philippines.  While I dined on my bacon and eggs (always scrambled), Donald Trump was being sworn in as the… Continue reading Today happened, but the world hasn’t ended yet.

Current Events · Healthy Living

No time like the present… to plan for the future… before it’s the past (with some Harry Potter thrown in for flair!)

It’s been a busy first week of 2017 in this household.  After declaring my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 in my last post, I’ve started working on them (and other stuff) already: I signed up for the 2017 Sacramento Rivercats 5k race on April 15.  Come join me and register here.  (sign up by January… Continue reading No time like the present… to plan for the future… before it’s the past (with some Harry Potter thrown in for flair!)

Aging

Reflections on 2016 & New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Standard Blogger Rule #6:  At the beginning of the calendar year, bloggers are required to record their New Year’s Resolutions, to be held accountable by their readership. Standard Blogger Rule #7:  At the end of the calendar year, bloggers are required to summarize their accomplishments for the said year, including a reflection on the Resolutions… Continue reading Reflections on 2016 & New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Aging

I wrote you a letter… but you’ll have to wait to read it.

Today, I finished a letter to you.  To get it on (virtual) paper, it took me about 3 hours to write.  In another sense, I’ve been writing it for 6 months.  But in all aspects, it’s been 20 years in the making.  All in all, it’s probably my best piece of writing, since I’ve been… Continue reading I wrote you a letter… but you’ll have to wait to read it.

Work

Finding a flat tire in the parking lot … and not letting it ruin my day.

I think I’m attracted to jobs where December devolves into utter chaos.  In high school, I was a busboy at a Basque restaurant, so the holiday season (Christmas through New Year’s) was crazy busy.  After college, I worked at a Jewish Community Center, so Hanukkah brought along a lot of cheer and bustle.  And working… Continue reading Finding a flat tire in the parking lot … and not letting it ruin my day.

Blogging

Because just being a nerd isn’t enough

I have a lot of books.  One entire room in my house (as well as a large case in my man cave) is dedicated to books.  My Goodreads account lists over 1200 read titles, and my Twitter handle is @bookwormjeff (feel free to add me on either platform).  When I was a child, I read through the entire… Continue reading Because just being a nerd isn’t enough