Investing in Others

My son is only two weeks away. That is pretty unbelievable. Claudia and I are overwhelmed with excitement to meet him. She’s a little bit more excited because she’s so incredibly over being pregnant. She has constant back pain and is tired because he moves during the night and wakes…

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Love of Country: Update

I’ve written about immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) before because, being a first generation American, immigration is something I hold near and dear. The fate of DACA wasn’t clear as it was being decided in the courts but things were looking a little bit better. From…

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Speak Up

I don’t think I’ve thought about this since it happened about 20 years ago. It was an early dismissal day and I was walking home from school. My buddy and I were just talking, probably about video games, when we saw the parked truck move from side to side. Then…

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Clock is Ticking

Follow up I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post what I did last week since it’s somewhat political, but I’m glad I did. I got a lot of positive response and quite a bit of traffic to the site and most importantly, got DACA on people’s minds. Unfortunately, a proposed…

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Love of Country

My wife and I went to a Christian marriage seminar in early August of last year where one of the keynote speakers was mid-1980s comedic cultural icon, Yakov Smirnoff. Yes, that one. Seriously, this guy was hilarious. Anyway, he talked about how beautiful America is and how he was able…

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One Second Everyday

First off, I want to thank everyone for the positive feedback you’ve been sending. I’m just a dude writing what’s on my mind and I’m glad that you’re enjoying it. For this post, I’m going to do something a little different. I took on the task of recording something every…

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Wave of Worry

He’s the size of a bongo drum right now. Neat. I had a little wave of worry come over me earlier this week. We’re about 32 weeks into this thing and of course, you think of all of the joy that comes from your first child, all of the accomplishments…

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I’m Back, Baby

The switch flipped. Last Friday night I had a dream where I saw my son. In terms of dreams, it was pretty uneventful, no flying Cheetos or being chased by fire-breathing marbles. We were visiting my parent’s house and my mom was holding him. That’s pretty much it, nothing more….

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Expand Your Mind

I love to learn. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had an inquisitive mind. A specific recollection of me being inquisitive happened when I was around 7 years old. I used to have a battery powered CHiPs motorcycle with a little Larry Wilcox attached to it. It wasn’t small…

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It’s Starting to Get Real

As I said in my initial post, my wife is in her third trimester of our first child, so she’s very, very pregnant. We’re in the process of getting ready for my son’s arrival. It started with the theme for his room. I wanted it to be space with rocket…

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