How to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires – 2.0

I'm disheartened as I find myself writing another version of a similarly titled rant. The wildfires burning across not just the state of California, but the entire western US region is alarming and heartbreaking. Mainly caused by the effects of climate change and a few dumb human mistakes, these fires have now become one of…

Back to Normal? What Normal?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBQyo8hg8yi/ I recently posted the following statement on Instagram and Twitter, "I do not want to go back to normal. I want to go forward to a better, brighter, and peaceful future." I have been reflecting a lot these past several weeks on many, many things, from what's happening around us to my personal well…

A Moment of Reflection

The other day, I went out for a walk after staying home for a good week straight. Upper Great Highway by the Ocean Beach Trail was (and still is) closed to traffic. The skies were a bit gloomy, the air was cold and the waves were hushed. I just stood there in the middle of…

I Survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake

I survived the Loma Prieta earthquake, 30 years ago! c/o NBC Bay Area Today, October 17, is the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. That 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Bay Area 30 years ago, yet I remember it like it was yesterday! I was seven years old, home with family after school, coloring…

National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Are you registered to vote? Not sure if you are? Need to update your information? Under 18 years old? Go to vote.org today and take a few minutes to register, pre-register or update your registration. FYI, if you are not yet 18 years old, many states like California will…