My, how things (including my attitude and life) have changed! This piece was written on January 12, 2013 where I was asked to respond to the following prompt: Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Do you agree or disagree? What will you do to energize yourself for 2013? Benjamin Franklin said, “Energy … More Making Lemonade (Blog post from 2013)!
Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom and his adult son Will, who is about to have a child of his own. Growing up, Will listened to tall tales told by his father. As Will is about to become a father himself, he longs to make a meaningful connection with Edward. Big Fish is … More ‘Big Fish’ Makes a Splash at the Moonlight Amphitheater
Pavaraga just opened several weeks ago but it is a cafe that is a must! With the many flavors and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, the coffee here does not disappoint. I, along with my fellow bloggers from SDFBN, had the opportunity to sample some of their menu items, courtesy of owner Leo Pavaraga. Some … More Aloha from Pavaraga!
This fall marks 10 years that I’ve been working as an educator. First as a long-term substitute, then as a general education teacher, now as a special education teacher. Next week, I’ll return to the general education setting teaching a 2/3 combination class. As I reflect upon my teaching career, I’m reminded of the struggles, … More Here’s to Teaching!
Last Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure of dining at JRDN Restaurant at the Tower23 Hotel located in the heart of Pacific Beach. My fellow SDFBN bloggers and I got to try delicious off-the-menu items created just for us! And Head Chef DJ Tangalin’s creations did not disappoint! My blogger squad, along with the cool … More Enjoying Filipino-Inspired Cuisine at the Beach!
Every once in a while, I like to partake in a cardiovascular activity outside of running. Anything that gets the blood pumping (whether it’s walking, rock wall climbing, tennis, even yoga, etc.) is always fun especially if you get others to join you. On this particular early summer day, I had ventured on a hike … More A ‘Potato Chip’ That’s Healthy for You
Comic-Con International was yet another memory-making event with both exciting and unexpected moments! The thrill of the win and the anguish of defeat had clearly made its way. Changes in popular culture and trends were also evident here. However, just like in years past, a fantastic time was had (always at the expense of sleep). … More San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Extravaganza