Current Events · Money

Keeping it real… how our votes are really counted

The other day, a buddy of mine & I went to a small craft distillery in San Francisco for some whiskey and beer tasting.  Over the last couple of years, he had taken a liking to whiskey and wanted to explore this (for him) new world further.  He really had to strong-arm me into accompanying him… Continue reading Keeping it real… how our votes are really counted

Family

Thinking about aging and the future of family matters

Earlier this week, I stayed a few days at my parents’ house to look after my mother after she had cataract surgery.  I drove her to the hospital for the surgery as well as to the follow up appointment the next day.  Normally, this would be my father’s job, but he’s still in the Philippines… Continue reading Thinking about aging and the future of family matters

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The World Series of Poker … and me

In my previous post, I talked about the people I met and the epiphany I realized in Las Vegas last month.  Now, I want to talk about my original motive in going to Sin City:  to play in the World Series of Poker, Ever since I was a schoolboy, I remember playing poker with my… Continue reading The World Series of Poker … and me

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Some people find enlightenment in nature… I go to Las Vegas

June 16, 2016 – The Sportsbook in the Rio was filled with tobacco smoke, teeming with a rowdy crowd watching Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Having finished playing in my tournament at the World Series of Poker for the day, I sat in the back of the… Continue reading Some people find enlightenment in nature… I go to Las Vegas

Current Events

Losing sleep… my response to the recent shootings

I will be honest… it has been very difficult to turn on the news or log into social media lately.  The recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, Fresno, and now Dallas have covered my news feeds and the airwaves.  Even if I want to escape, I cannot if I want to stay plugged in.  I’ve been… Continue reading Losing sleep… my response to the recent shootings

Family · Work

Today Is the First Day…

July 1, 2016 – Yesterday, I was the General Manager of my family’s business, but today, I am out of work.  .  We sold the business, and the transfer was completed yesterday. On May 1, 1991, my parents bought this business, a retail location in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I was… Continue reading Today Is the First Day…