Journalism is Dead

Journalism is dead. Most people are quick to blame the internet and social networking sites for the hopefully unintentional murder of journalism and perpetuation of false news stories, but people, both today’s “journalists” and readers have to take responsibility for their part in the death of journalism. I like to break up tension with humor,…

The Fourth Lesson

  “No, let’s sit inside. The game is on in there.” he replied. “Ok fine.” I rolled my eyes. I almost forgot it was football Sunday, one of three days of the week where fans (mostly men from what I know), stay almost permanently tethered to a TV or phone for a glimpse of ‘the…

Volunteer Experiences: WonderCon 2016 and Nerd HQ 2015

I like to volunteer for different groups and events, and lately I’ve found a lot of value in different volunteer opportunities. I take time to volunteer for the Special Olympics because the program’s benefits to members with intellectual disabilities in my (and the global) community are incredible and unmatched by any other organization. Outside of…

Ida Bitanga Laoyan

“Life is what you make. It’s only going to be what you make it, and it’s up to you.” Ida Bitanga Laoyan, 88, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2016 with family by her side in Sacramento, CA. Born on July 11, 1927 in Lihue, Kauai, Ida was the sixth of seven children of Rufino and…

Pinterest, The Tiffany’s of Ideas

“Pinterest is like Tiffany’s. Everything is better there.” – An Angry Me (2015) Picture it: my kitchen, like 3 hours ago. I was filled with the now apparently delusional thought that I was going to make these cute cake pops l saw on Pinterest. I’m practicing for our Halloween Bake Sale next week, and for…