What do you think is the toughest time in a day? Some would argue that the most difficult times in a day at the office. Others would say dealing with screaming kids or fighting with your spouse or partner. All that could be true, but I want to point out that being alone with our […]Read more "Thoughts at Twilight"
The Olympics are almost over and the closing ceremonies are tonight as I write this post. Throughout the last three weeks, the world was watching their nation’s respective Olympic teams on TV and all devices. We saw many victories, records broken, and of course, the heartache of defeat. One thing that came to my mind […]Read more "The Agony of Defeat?"
This post contains spoilers from the Chronicles of Narnia. Ever since I read C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, I have been fascinated by the different layers of storytelling. On one layer, it is a barely veiled retelling of the Book of Revelation from the Bible. Lewis loved allegories and The Last Battle does not disappoint. […]Read more "Susan’s Story"
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day despite the pandemic. Even as we slowly but surely recover, things are still not quite the same. For some, this Father’s Day is rough because we lost out father to Covid-19 or complications from the disease. That happened to my friend Nadia. Or we had lost our […]Read more "Fatherly Advice, Part 3"
On Monday, I posted Fatherly Advice, Part 1 where I talked about the difficulties of celebrating Father’s Day and briefly about my own relationship with my father. I had mentioned two lessons that he taught me – the value of discipline and organization, and his resiliency as he changed careers more than once at a […]Read more "Fatherly Advice, Part 2 – Star Wars Style"
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. It is a day where we honor our earthly fathers. I do realize that this can be a difficult day for multiple reasons. For some, our fathers have passed away and there is now an empty space at the table. For others, our fathers caused us pain, whether by […]Read more "Fatherly Advice, Part 1"
Some of you are blessed enough to celebrate only one birthday during the mass closing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not one of them. Rather, on this day, I am celebrating yet another year of life. Last year would have the great big blow out party; instead, it was just a fizzle with just […]Read more "Celebrating Another Birthday During the Pandemic"
May is now designated as Mental Health Month. Because of the last fourteen months, it is now more important than ever to address the mental health issues. I noticed that without the traditional forms of entertainment AKA distractions, like national team sports, suddenly individuals and society have to look at our mental and emotional problems […]Read more "Celebrating Mental Health Month"
Ever since I broke my tooth in January, 2019, I have been in more dentist’s and oral surgeon’s offices than ever. In the past, the American Dental Association suggests twice a year cleanings and checkups. I counted at least 6 visits from the first consultation on Jan 12, 2019 and until my dentist put my […]Read more "Reflections from the Dentist’s Chair"
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will […]Read more "Praise Amidst Desolation"