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Category: Personal Blog

Circular Reference

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says that “there is nothing new under the sun.” Everything we experience has allegedly happened before—a very relatable notion in my life—the sense of deja vu having a […]

Missing the Cons

I miss the comic conventions, the gathering of geeks, nerds, and misfits. I remember those cosplay moments, the feeling of exuberance in the convention halls. Imaginations encapsulated along the corridors […]

Breathless in the Great Recession

COVID-19 continues to affect our way of life. My brother informed me that his father-in-law passed away due to the virus. States are lifting their shelter-in-place ordinances, and people are […]

June 7, 2020

It is almost three months since my layoff due to COVID-19. For the first time, I do not have a mitigation or contingency plan for dealing with this situation. I […]

Surreality

After a tumultuous year in 2019, I looked forward to the possibilities of the year 2020. The beginning of a new decade was exciting to think about. Or so I […]

March 17, 2020

My employment contract has been suspended, I am out of work for a few weeks. The Governor of Nevada just ordered all casinos and non-essential businesses to shut down for […]

Ten Again

It is the end of the year 2019, and another decade is coming to a close. Ten years moved like the seconds of a clock. It was taking the time […]

Circa 2018

This was a full year of ups and downs. We spent time visiting our favorite places, eating our favorite foods, and new faces. It was also a time of struggle […]

20 (6+6+6)

The year started with optimism. Things did not go as expected. The first six months were full of manipulation, lies, and betrayal.  There are so many questions. I always wonder, […]

Another Swan Song

Well, it’s August. I am nearing the end of a tumultuous summer. I never envisioned these decisions having such a negative impact on my livelihood and my state of mind. […]

American-Dream Experience

There’s this “Not for Profit” organization that gave me their rate for project work and then gave me excuses as to why they couldn’t pay it. It started with a […]

The Mother’s Day Experience

I sent my mother a text, “Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday” last night. Her response this morning at 6:15a.m., “Thank you very much.” Then she sent, “I am not […]

Finding My Way Back

A couple of weeks ago, I set up my drafting table and put together all of my art supplies.  This space is becoming my sanctuary; a place where I am getting […]