Sunday, November 27, 2011


Feelings that plenty of us have experienced...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Show and tell

A good book + some tunes = the remedy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


1. a disposition free from stress or emotion.

2. an untroubled state; free from disturbances.

Sometimes, all it takes is the right combination at the right place at the right time.

In the case of what’s in front of me, at this time, it brings a sense of peace, joy, tranquility…simple, relaxed…just perfect.

A moment captured in time…something to pack in my bag, put in my wallet, or hang on the speedometer of my car. Something that’s so strong, you’d swear it’s close, despite the fact that it truly isn’t and is very much afar.

It would go as the perfect compliment in a frame on the desk, or serve as the perfect pick-me-up and inspiration while taking on life’s daily tests.

For a picture to be worth a thousand words, it only takes a single word to sum this one up…


11/15/11 @ 10:21 P.M.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Reading is FUN-damental

I'm back in my groove with books.

I just finished Sweetness and learned a lot about The Great Walter Payton that I didn't know. Jeff Pearlman did a damn good job of bringing Payton, and his various sides, to life. It's a good one and certainly worth checking out. Plus, it didn't hurt that the book was sent to me for free.

Next up is Pay it Down, by Jean Chatzky. I'm not the greatest at managing money, so I figured the best thing to do is to learn from someone who is an expert in the field. Besides, it's not necessarily long, page-wise, but I'm hoping there's plenty to gain from it, and that I'll be better for it than I am right now.

After that, there's Falling Man, by Don DeLillo. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Hopefully, I'll start it sometime this week. We'll see how that goes.

And after THAT, I'll get to John Carlos' autobiography, with Dave Zirin. Carlos is one of my heroes, and he, along with Tommy Smith, inspired me to fly to California to pay my respects to the statue on San Jose State's campus. It was one of the greatest days of my life, and I can't wait to pick his book up and see the words come to life.

Reading is fundamental, indeed. I wouldn't trade it for anything.