Out to the Ball Game

OK, I’m not trying to be dramatic about this, I promise. The first week of school came and went and I barely survived. People kept saying, “but it was syllabus week… why are you so stressed?” ...

13 Things About the 1989 World Tour

It’s just another drive home after work and as always, I’m blasting my life anthem(s) from 1989. I attempt to paint pictures of how this weekend will unfold at Staples Center in Los Angeles fo...

Over the Rainbow

Judy Garland mused it best in 1939 when she strolled along a haystack and crooned “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  We’ve all been there – wanting to see if the grass really was greener on ...

Build a Bridge & Get Over it.

What a day to be alive! There is nothing like some sibling rivalry on this lovely Sunday afternoon. There I was, sitting at Islands restaurant, eyeing our cute waiter. All of a sudden, my brother pick...

Swinging Into Summer

The wait was over! It was finally here. Free of rife, responsibility, and reason. Summer had arrived. I was beyond ready to swing into summer. As nostalgic and warm as I felt, a wooden splinter pricke...

We Aren’t In SoCal Anymore…Part Two

It’s finals week at Chapman University, and as always during this time, there is palpable anxiety sparking in the air. So yes, there I was in the library, imagining myself somewhere over the rainbow...

We Aren’t In SoCal Anymore…Part 2

It’s finals week at Chapman University, and as always during this time, there is palpable anxiety sparking in the air. So yes, there I was in the library, imagining myself somewhere over the rainbow...

and the Grammy goes to….

As my car crawled through bumper-to-bumper traffic toward this week’s Secret of SoCal , I wondered why there was so much congestion on a Thursday afternoon. Where was my destination, you a...