Hey guys! I'm writing this parenting entry today as a letter to you because I need to come clean about something deep inside my heart that's not gonna be easy. To be honest, I've no idea if there's a right or wrong time for me to talk about this. So I figured what the heck! … Continue reading Parenting motivations #6 – A “truth” letter to my sons
The winds have been kinda weird this past week. Blowing beautifully one morning, then disappearing altogether the next. Leaving the air dead still, and me sweltering in this island nation's unrelenting year-round humidity. In a way, it mirrors the world we now live in; news constantly swinging between good and bad, true and false, hope … Continue reading War lesson #1 (of 2) for my sons: Ground convictions in proper research
Begin Again As day makes way for night And dark recedes from lightAs winter will soon take flightA new year we should start right. 2021 put on quite a showOf at times false bravadoTil Omicron said "Hello!"And dealt us another blow. We can't help but to wonderWhat's next to make us flounderWill we be torn asunderAnd … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #61
Last week I wrote about the unfortunate, ongoing trend of parents who don't listen to their kids, invariably leading many of them into depression. Or worse. Today, I want to share some practical strategies to help parents, should mental health issues ever surface in our children. It'll also be my way to archive valuable info … Continue reading Mental Wellbeing #2 of 2: Parents, listen without prejudice!
Two days from now is World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every 10 September. With one in 100 deaths globally a suicide, and the far higher number of loved ones impacted by it, suicide is undeniably a serious life-and-death matter that needs to be addressed and discussed more. After all, it ought to be the one … Continue reading Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?
This is my first political commentary (sort of) on America, and if sticks and stones should come break my bones after detractors read this, then (gulp) I think it'll be my last one too! But before you say anything, let me be crystal clear. I'm no political pundit. For most of my life, I avoided … Continue reading A “Re-United States of America” – it’s what I want for my kids
I confess that sometimes I just don't understand this world we live in. We clap and cheer technological innovations every year. Yet centuries have passed but no "innovation" seems to have been made in the area of overthrowing bigotry, racism, and xenophobia! C'mon World! What gives?!! Just look at the endless examples in these recent … Continue reading Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys