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!)

Current Events · Politics

We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Last night, the citizens of the United States of America spoke up and elected Donald Trump president.  The media was shocked, the pundits were speechless, and many people on the coasts went into a rage.  As the news of a Trump victory settled in, his supporters cheered in triumph while the Clinton backers stared in disbelief.… Continue reading We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Current Events · Politics

Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics

As I think about the upcoming U.S. presidential election, I can’t help but remember what happened to me a couple weeks ago at church.  I’d only returned to regular service for 5 weeks, and I’ve been trying to let go of my stubbornness and biases.  I want to hear what the sermons for what they are worth at… Continue reading Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics

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Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page & the continuum of social change

Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, and Ellen Page, the actress best known for her role in the movie Juno:   2 very different people that I’ve been thinking about both of them lately. If you are not a sports fan, Kaepernick… Continue reading Colin Kaepernick & Ellen Page & the continuum of social change

Current Events · Politics

The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics

It’s only August now, but much of my Facebook feed as well as the traditional media is consumed with the upcoming presidential election here in the USA.  But every election has important items on the ballot, both other appointed races or propositions and measures.  In California (where I live), there are 17 other initiatives on… Continue reading The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics