The Health Plan: 1 Year Later

It was one year ago that I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The diagnosis marked a new point in life. I changed my diet and prioritized exercise as part of daily routine. My blood […]

How I Came to Follow Hockey

Growing up in Los Angeles back in the 80’s and 90’s meant wearing Dodger blue and Laker purple and gold. Hockey and the L.A. Kings were there but they did not register. I could not […]

Happy Halloween

Each night, a change inside him would occur. The mild-mannered George—the trusted neighborhood friend and respected humanitarian—would undergo a type of lycanthropy. The atrocities committed every night for the last six months made everyone believe […]

A Night on the Town

At 38 with one teenage and one toddler daughter, it takes some effort for my wife and I to arrange a night out in Los Angeles. On a clear evening in October, we had one […]

The New Health Plan: 6-month Progress

It was six months ago that I sat in a new doctor’s office, meeting him for the first time having avoided doctors for about three years. That day, I was given bleak news that didn’t […]

Travels of an Angeleno: Four Nights in Ningbo

Ningbo is not an easy city to navigate on public transportation. Getting from the airport to my hotel would have taken over two hours on a train and two buses. Ningbo is a driving town. […]