11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month

November 11, 2013



Happy Veterans Day! I’ve already taken advantage of the free parking in Downtown San Diego and enjoying leaving late for work and still getting here on time because nobody is on the road. Hooray! I don’t personally have many family members involved in the military, but in attending SDSU and by living in military-friendly San Diego, […]

Posted in: Foreign Affairs

Death to America Day: The Need for Iranian Diplomacy

November 5, 2013



Seeing as I’m studying International Security and Conflict Resolution and heavily invested in it, I feel Monday’s significance to American foreign policy makes a more political post appropriate for my blogging. Most people probably didn’t know why Monday was significant off-hand, unless they’re personally invested in the topic or memorized the timeline of Ben Affleck’s […]

Posted in: Foreign Affairs, School

Not Enough Time

October 9, 2013


Sometimes, I wish my brain had an On-Off switch, or that I could manually program my biological clock. I’m currently sitting in bed, just past midnight, considering all I need to accomplish this week and how busy I’ve been. And yet, I can’t manage to sleep when I need to sleep. I tucked in at […]

Posted in: Life, School, Work


June 12, 2013


It’s already been about six months since my last update. 2013 is jogging by quickly, what with the spring semester at SDSU already a month gone and the hot, hot days of July in San Diego sneaking up on us all. While I haven’t had a totally carefree summer in a few years, I’m still […]

Posted in: Life, School

Goals for 2013

January 26, 2013


Oh hai. This post is going to be more of a ‘writing myself a check to cash later’ post than an informative, deep-thinking one. Those will come later. Right now, I’m just going to list my resolutions for the New(ish) Year. 2012 had its high points (Cabo San Lucas and good grades in the fall […]

Posted in: Driving, Life, Money, School, Work

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012


Turkey dinner circa Thanksgiving 2005, Grandmother's

Oh hai dar blog. Today, I find it appropriate to make a post regarding Thanksgiving, to show some reflection and appreciation for the hurdles I’ve managed to jump, and the things I have managed to accomplish in jumping them. It gets harder to clear further obstacles if you don’t take some time to be thankful […]

Posted in: Life, Relationships, Work

I’ve Always Wanted to See a Martian

June 9, 2012


Ray Bradbury, circa 1975, the year my copy of Martian Chronicles was printed

I’m beginning to find that it takes some compelling event to motivate me to write again, whether it was the passing of an old neighbor or changes in employment or academic studies. This time, it was the passing of Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). Most people will recognize his name as being the author of Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury’s […]

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