Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 17: Examining my birth year

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Hop on the internet and search for the biggest news stories in the year you were born. Infoplease is a great resource for this. Think about how these news stories, or even statistics, may have shaped your childhood or who you are today. For example, the Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 11: On Mortality

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Memento mori. “Remember that you will die.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most pleasant topic. There is, however, great benefit in meditating on the reality that at some point, you will in fact die. It motivates you to live the life right now that you want to Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 6: On Manliness

The challenge for Day 5 was to write a personal letter to someone and I kept that challenge for my self. So, we’ve skipped a day and moved on to challenge number six. Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Pick a quote from our 80-ish quotes on manhood and reflect on why Continue Reading →

Triste en Mayo: How I lost my fave burger place & more on Cinco de Mayo

I usually make it a point to not go out to eat on Cinco de Mayo or El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, as it should be called, since the U.S. festivities tend towards  perpetuating negative stereotypes of Mexicans. It’s a personal choice. I just don’t want to set Continue Reading →

Happy February!

February is thought of as a month to appreciate love and loved ones. In celebration of that theme, I am posting the video of the Free Hugs Campaign event that I was a part of back in June 2012. The campaign reaches out to others under the premise that,  “Sometimes, Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Dealing With Job Search Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted because I spent most of the month of January prepping for a single job posting. That’s right. Just one! January proved to be a drought month in regards to leads for jobs in my field. On January 3, I discovered a single  posting Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions- 2012 >> Sunday Sense

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon (Author) Looking on Facebook and Twitter, I have been looking over New Year’s Resolutions updates.  I ran across this quote as I was looking for inspiration about changes for my own Continue Reading →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where Continue Reading →

Santa Issues & Other Thoughts – One Blogger’s Perspective

Let me start this off by saying that as one who celebrates Christmas, I actually don’t mind most of the trappings of the holiday. My issue is Santa! Yes…Santa. Somehow, the American-version of Santa has always fallen short for me.  Here’s why: 1. I’m too smart for own good: I figured Continue Reading →