Are you tired of the disunity that’s pervasive in our nation today? I am and hope you are because the time to sit on the sidelines of this conflict—the conflict between what’s good and decent and what’s vile and hateful—is over. It’s time for those of us who’ve been quietly witnessing the disintegration of our bond as citizens of the United States of America to speak up and say something.Read More »
Another Father’s Day is here and my thoughts turn to my experiences as a father. I like to think I’m better at it than when I first started, but regrets over the many mistakes I’ve made as a father get in the way of embracing that concept.
I’m baaack!! After a year-long hiatus, I am once again Hispanic and didn’t have to do anything to reclaim what I’d believed all my life, pre-2018. So, I’m taking back my frequent-user points and membership card and am falling in line again with the beautiful Hispanic people.Read More »
From the moment we’re born, there’s only one thing that each and every human being shares in common: we’re going to die and are moving closer to it with every passing day.Read More »
You know those modern-day equivalents to chain mail that make the rounds on Facebook several times a year? Ten days of posting covers of albums that influenced your life, or post the fourth most-recent photo on your phone, etc.Read More »
This year is my twenty-eighth Father’s Day from the father’s side of the celebration. I haven’t been able to commemorate it from the son’s side since 2007. I miss my dad and look forward to seeing him again in the future.
Last year, I compiled a list of musings about fatherhood that expressed how I felt about some of the questions, challenges, and experiences I’ve had as the father of four children. This year, I’m adding to that list.
Dear Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, and all other streaming video services,Read More »
Class is in session. Please take your seats, put away your phones, and pay close attention.Read More »
It’s easy to complain. All you’ve got to do is focus on what’s wrong with your life, with others, and with the world, then open your mouth. Trust me, I know. I’ve done my share of complaining.Read More »
(Disclaimer: The following story was born in the writer’s imagination and has been performed by a trained professional. Do not try this stunt at home. If you experience dizziness, become lethargic, or have a sudden desire to say “live long and prosper” while attempting to travel through time, consult a doctor immediately.)Read More »