Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

Note: I sent the following message to my compatriots in the Clay Park Subcommittee of the Colina Del Sol Recreation Council. But this message needs to be shared broadly and directly with the decision-makers. For the sake of the community we can no longer be patient. We need to get this project done. Contact me…… Continue reading Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.

Fear of Success

I find the biggest thing that holds people back from experiencing success in their lives is an inability to manage their fear. Rather than overcoming their fear they just get stuck. For example, I’ve met people who have a great business idea. I mean GREAT business ideas that, if lived into a reality, would transform…… Continue reading Fear of Success

Full of It

A good percentage of people in this world are full of crap. And we all need help figuring out who is worth listening to and who is not. Projection Versus Reality Think of it like this. There’s a difference between a carpenter and a handyman. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hiring a handyman to do…… Continue reading Full of It

Dealing With Negativity

Ten years ago I wrote about the power of negative content on blogs. At that time, I could see a new trend emerging, a trend that would one day become part of entities effectively turning this behavior into a driving force that was used to divide our country into segments of people who hate one…… Continue reading Dealing With Negativity

The Best Investment Advice I’ve Ever Received

One of the hardest things about investing your money is deciding who to listen to for advice. There’s a myriad of financial advice-givers out there, both paid and free, and fueled by the internet it’s really easy to find them all. There’s a lot of roadblocks for people getting started in investing. They include things…… Continue reading The Best Investment Advice I’ve Ever Received

Thunderstorm!

Photo by San Diego Union-Tribune

Last night, just after sunset, San Diego experienced something rare: A thunderstorm. It was awesome. I was in the middle of a Rolando Community Council board meeting, we were all sitting outside, strategically far enough apart to allow for social distancing– but as the first flashes of lightening and distant thunder rolled through– we were…… Continue reading Thunderstorm!

Rat Battle

On the surface, our garden looks healthy. We have lots growing. There are lots of flowers. Things get fertilized. We have good soil. We have good irrigation. Good light, good soil, good seed. That’s a winning strategy in most gardens. You’d think we are doing quite well. You’d be wrong. This year we’ve lost the…… Continue reading Rat Battle

The Pandemic’s Mark

Last night I watched parts of the Frontline film, America After 9/11. Each year around this time, but especially as we near the 20th anniversary, I think a lot about what life in America was like before September 11th, 2001. I so desperately want to see our country put the genie back in the bottle…… Continue reading The Pandemic’s Mark

Embracing Whole People

You are a whole, unique, 360-degree, three-dimensional person made in the image of God. We live in an age that likes to cast humans into two-dimensional boxes. We tend to pigeonhole people because of something they’ve said or posted online or even something they did in their past. But in doing so we are turning…… Continue reading Embracing Whole People