sports

The Passion of the Sports Fan

The 2016 MLB regular season ends in less than 2 weeks.  But the previous 2 weeks has been a roller coaster for San Francisco Giants fans.  A winning streak would follow a losing streak, some easy victories would precede a few heart-breaking losses.  And the last 2 nights have been especially emotional for myself and… Continue reading The Passion of the Sports Fan

Relationships

Stand up comedy: a barometer for your dating relationship

A couple of weeks ago, my wife & I had our date night at the San Jose Improv to see one of my favorite stand up comedians, Steve Byrne.  When we were waiting in line outside the comedy club, we reminisced about all the other comedians we’ve seen through the years: Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham,… Continue reading Stand up comedy: a barometer for your dating relationship

Religion

Letter to a young Christian

Last Sunday, a friend of mine was baptized by her local Church community.  I could not attend the ceremony, so I sent her the following email instead:   Congratulations on your Baptism last weekend!  Seeing the photos you posted and all the well wishes from your friends brought a lot of joy to me.  I’m… Continue reading Letter to a young Christian

Healthy Living

I ran 5 kilometers and didn’t die

Yesterday, I ran the San Francisco Giants 5K Race.  My wife has run this race for a few years now, as have many of my friends.  Proceeds from this race go to Project Open Hand, which provides meals to the sick and elderly all around the SF Bay Area.  I also got all this swag… Continue reading I ran 5 kilometers and didn’t die

Aging

So This Is What 40 Looks Like

“We all change over time.  Our bodies change, our memories change, and so do our thoughts, feelings, and everything else about us.  There’s not a single part of us that remains the same throughout our lives.  It’s fairly easy to identify who I am at any given moment.  But what makes me the same person… Continue reading So This Is What 40 Looks Like

sports

Saying goodbye to the NFL

Tomorrow, the National Football League season starts with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and the defending champion Denver Broncos.  Much of the sports world will be watching this game, but not me.  I have reservations to a restaurant that does not have a television and will be spending that… Continue reading Saying goodbye to the NFL

sports

Fantasy Sports Creates Better Fans, but I Can’t Play Anymore

This past weekend, millions of football fans completed their fantasy football drafts in anticipation of the start of the National Football League (NFL) season this Thursday.  Over 57 million people played fantasy sports in 2015, a 60% increase since 2011, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.   But this is  only a small percentage of… Continue reading Fantasy Sports Creates Better Fans, but I Can’t Play Anymore