Thanksgiving · Uncategorized

What I Am Thankful For – 2016

I write this from my in-law’s house; Thanksgiving dinner is long gone and the house is quiet.  My wife is sitting across from me on her laptop, and her parents have retired to their bedroom.  This is the perfect time for me to remember what I am thankful for this year: I am thankful for… Continue reading What I Am Thankful For – 2016

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

sports

A eulogy for the 2016 San Francisco Giants

Thank you for gathering to remember our dear friends, the 2016 San Francisco Giants.  This team left us prematurely, with championship hopes and dreams, only to be dashed by the cruelty of baseball.  These young men made us laugh, made us cry, had us standing on our feet, in one moment to curse them out,… Continue reading A eulogy for the 2016 San Francisco Giants

Politics · Religion

Returning to Church: A Trip Down Memory Lane

In addition to starting a new job this week, last Sunday, I returned to Church for the first time in over 15 years.  While I have attended Church in the past for family events (weddings, First Communions, etc.), this was of my own volition. I’ve known for a long time that being a Christian without… Continue reading Returning to Church: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Work

Back to Adulting: My Return to the Working World

On July 1st of this year, I woke up in the morning… and had nothing to do.  The Store was sold and transferred to the new owners the previous day.  My parents were now officially retired, but I had no definite plans for my future.  I am thankful that our finances are strong enough for… Continue reading Back to Adulting: My Return to the Working World

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