Years ago, we had a little wet spot in our backyard. Nothing would grow on it. Everything we planted there got root rot and died. Then one day something just came up on its own. I had not seen anything like it before; kind of a horizontal weed. When Jose, our landscaper, showed up, I … Read more

A Moment In Time

A cool breeze blows across my face as I take in the beauty of another sunset over the ocean horizon. The slight smell of seaweed and the continuous sound of the ocean waves breaking on the beach, only complete the total sensory sensation that I’m experiencing at this moment—the perfect ending to another perfect day … Read more

2023 And A New Set Of Resolutions!

It’s another year which means another list of new year’s resolutions. For me, that includes the usual goals that I fail to attain, year after year, such as losing weight, eating right, or exercising more. Life’s “stuff” just gets in the way. To be honest though, for me, it’s usually procrastination and laziness that thwarts … Read more


I was recently reminded of a watercolor of clouds I once saw hanging over the host station in a newly-opened, Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. Because of its beauty, I asked about it. The manager said it was a pre-opening gift from a friend of the owner. I asked him to translate the included script. … Read more

Masculinity, Feminism, Choice

I bought a secondhand car from a guy once who regaled me with tales of its high performance and low maintenance, but he would not touch the title or payment—paperwork was his wife’s responsibility.  I don’t remember his name, but she was named Jeannette.  When I told my mother about the experience, she made herself … Read more

Magic Moment

We’ve been texting back and forth for a couple of days since we “matched” online. She suggested the Starbucks on 4th street, which I thought was odd because neither of us drinks coffee. I’m a little nervous as I walk through the front door of the Starbucks because she doesn’t have a picture of herself … Read more


A biography, as defined by Wikipedia, “is a detailed description of a person’s life. It involves more than just basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person’s experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or resume, a  biography presents a subject’s life story, highlighting various aspects of their life, including … Read more


The only purposeful aspect of hindsight is to improve what we start doing today. It is quite easy to look back over a decade to see if we had done Plan A more efficiently, we would have ended up with a better outcome. That reflection can include all the complications of raising children, our career … Read more