Although this journal started on paper years ago, the web version has changed many times. The first journal was written in 1997 and can be found here. The second web journal was restarted in December, 2001. But, URL was not renewed and it has since been purchased by someone else. It doesn't really matter which one you visit - the person behind the words is me.
I grew up in the great city of Chicago but went to high school in one of the northern suburbs. So except for the year that I was born in the Philippines and the high school years, I have always been a native Chicagoan. I am adjusting to living in the suburbs, but spend the majority of my time in the city due to my job.
I am more than a parent. I don't only talk about my kids because not everyone can relate. I may not always talk about my job and I may post things that will piss people off. I'm not apathetic about politics or social issues, but I prefer not to write about those things. There have been a lot of life-altering events that have taken place in the last 5 years and I am certain that there will be just as many to come. I have made decisions for my life because of my kids and, at times, feel as though I made the wrong decisions. But, I'm learning as I go along and I'm doing the best that I can.
My writing is pretty fluffy because there is so much serious crap going on everywhere that sometimes it just nice to escape. So, if you're looking for serious debates and opinions, you may not always get them here. When I leave this earth, I want to be remembered for the beautiful boys I brought into this world, a wicked sense of humor, and a raucous and infectious laugh. I am a dork - I've always been and probably always will be.
I have been on this earth (as of this writing) almost 4 decades and have learned A LOT. There is more to learn and I believe whole-heartedly that lessons come until they are learned and messages are sent until they are received. I have a lot of lessons to learn and messages to receive.
Updated July 11, 2010