Happy Birthday Tijuana! Let’s Celebrate on Revolución and Take a Picture with the Burro Cebra!

On July 11, 1889 the city of Tijuana was founded in the Baja California region of Mexico, just south of San Diego when an agreement was signed between descendants of Santiago Argüello and Augustín Olvera to begin the development of the city. The agreement was signed 41 years after the end of the Mexican-American War. SinceContinue reading “Happy Birthday Tijuana! Let’s Celebrate on Revolución and Take a Picture with the Burro Cebra!”

Homemade and Washable COVID-19 Masks… Government Approved

Short and sweet. The mask shortage within testing facilities, schools and universities has become a problem and a bit of a hot topic during the COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the United States in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign. Whether you think Trump should have or could have prevented the shortage and so manyContinue reading “Homemade and Washable COVID-19 Masks… Government Approved”

From Fear to Fondness

Based on a true story about kindness in a darkened world I had only been back in San Diego for a few days. The last time I was in the city, I camped with my son in a quiet business park about a dozen miles east of San Diego proper. No problems, just a fewContinue reading “From Fear to Fondness”

Borderless

One of the biggest and most controversial topics of discussion during the last US presidential election was on Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall between Mexico and the United States in order to keep illegal immigration and smuggling to a minimum. As a resident of California, this was very strange to me. When makingContinue reading “Borderless”

TMI – The Information Age and its Limits

She walked into the dry and dusty classroom with a glistening forehead. It was a hot August day in Arizona, and the heat had not helped to soothe her stress and anxiety. She came toward the desk where I sat and let out a deep, tired breath while she dropped her backpack from her shoulderContinue reading “TMI – The Information Age and its Limits”

Love and War

Love and War. Violence and Sex. Ideology and Freedom. Fact and Illusion. All might be fair, but fairness is subjective and perspective can change what is right and what is wrong. As is the case with any polar dynamic, one extreme exists in order to justify the other. We all find ourselves standing somewhere alongContinue reading “Love and War”

Coping with Covid-19

In the midst of a crisis that our modern world has really never experienced before, we all struggle to find ways to get through the day and simulate our normal lives in the best way possible. Gyms, restaurants, beaches, bars, clubs and concerts have all been closed for months, and while some regions are beginningContinue reading “Coping with Covid-19”

Crime and Education

The issue of crime in any community is always going to be one of the most important aspects of the social network that exists as a barrier to its overall success. Crime can be the result of many things, a symptom of larger problems that can be changed by community development, and it can alsoContinue reading “Crime and Education”