black and white photo of protesters with signs "we are better than this"

Compassion? Are You Out There?

Over the last weekend of May 2020, about 3 hours before Southern California was filled with the various pockets of peaceful protests that unfortunately were tarnished by the violent rioters, I saw a small sign in Granada Hills. Compassion is stronger. Only three words that presented a powerful and significant message. Turmoil, fear, and uncertainty […]

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California Evictions in a COVID-19 World

As the COVID-19 crisis began in California, concern grew among lawmakers of potential widespread evictions due to the potential economic ramifications created by the virus. State and local governments were directing individuals to stay at home and encouraged social distancing.  These state and local directives would necessarily impact businesses that relied on people to congregate […]

Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Dear Kobe

A letter, written to someone I admired, revered, respected, tried to emulate. The world will forever feel the pain of his absence, it simply isn’t as good without him. Dear Kobe— You were a legend. I hesitate to even write the word, because I feel the word pales in comparison to who you were and […]