It has been an interesting change in political involvement since moving to Vallejo! I see a very few (and I mean like less than 50) that are really caring about what happens to this city. They all seem for the most part white, very well educated and supportive of the low-income people here. I was a bit shocked how little representation these people are willing to put into the movements that very well will affect their well-being. I say was since when I stood in line handing out fliers at the local elementary just how much they work at keeping their nose above float.
This alone has inspired me to really fight this cement plant that has been proposed for our city. Sadly, the thing would be on the land right behind our culdesac and would so much ruin my peace of mind and spirit that I moved to this view home for.
Really proud of this young man and who he has become. The fact that he is cashing in on his efforts I applaud as well. Seeing him at the Winners conference last year as well as matches that I worked scoring tables for at the PAC-10 wrestling finals at Davis showed me his determination to be a champ. He fell short his Junior year and got only 4th but his senior year was just amazing. He was on fire the entire tournament. Here is a link to the Ellen show….he was also on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno just like a month ago.
Surprising what you can learn about yourself daily. Sometimes the “lack” of things opens your eyes to other things you have been missing. I have been very lucky to find more extended family of late (cousins Sam and Maureen) and can’t believe how much Sam and I are alike. Been very rewarding day for me.
September 14th, 2012 | admin | Categories: IMHO | Comments: Comments Off on Learning as you go
This has been one of the hardest weeks in my life. So much emotions (of which I am in normal control) but so much as changes. All the old cliches come back around that nothing is safe in life. Not our feelings and certainly not our thoughts. We are a ever changing mass of thoughts and no matter how close to perfect we might be…it could be gone in a flash. I have been living much closer to the now these days. God is right…we can’t get attached to things/people/future as they may shift/change/never come. Then again atheists may have it right in that God/Tao is only a strong mental mindset/belief system that we clutch to since it can’t be challenged. We are human. We make mistakes. Why to we harm one another so deeply when all we seek in life is acceptance by one another?
July 11th, 2012 | admin | Tags: thoughts. Categories: Uncategorized | Comments: Comments Off on Random thoughts