Month: March 2010

Baseball Season Is Back!!!!

I love to watch the little people play sports.  I went to my nephews game( 7 and 8 year olds ) last night and it was  enjoyable and entertaining.  This is my nephew Bryce’s 4th year playing and what a difference in performance.  He plays lots of sports, his mom started him when he was 4.  I believe he inherited his dads natural athletic abilities.  The genetics in our DNA is amazing, and we never know what other things are passed down through generations.   If children play sports they learn valuable life tools.  (not every child needs to play sports, he or she can have other interests) My mom made the comment yesterday that when my brother played baseball, (they split up the children according to their age) he was a tall boy and very good, parents would get mad and think that he was lying about his age.  It is amazing to me how sometimes parents get more political than the kids,  competitive, misguide, and teach them incorrect lessons of sportsmanship.

Happy Belated Birthday Jessica!!!!

Jessica turned 15 on March 14th.  She is becoming an adult,  facing new responsibilities and choices of  Universities.  She got her permit and will embark in a year of partnership driving and  drivers education.  I wish you safety and skills in defensive driving.  I still have 5 to 7 years before my nephews get behind the wheel.  A big population of motor vehicle drivers tend to be on autopilot while operating dangerous machinery. Everyone driving needs to pay attention on the road.  It is a challenge just driving sober, without phones or all the other distractions.  I just mentioned a few weeks back that my cousin passed away from a head on collision.

Spring Break Is No Break For Parents!!!

For children of all ages it is a week of vacation and for parents it is planning time.  Children need to stay busy doing productive things, healthy activities.  My older  nephews each have a  different week off being that they go to different schools.  I feel for parents who do not have family support, okay, not everyone has the ideal family support  however, for those who do, it is a blessing.  Family can encompass great supportive friends as well.  It is always going to have a deeper meaning to accomplish everything on your own, but everyone would love to have a helping hand now and then.  Especially now a days with both working parents, or single parents.

A Hard Goodbye To The Binky

My Sister-in-law informed me that my nephew Landon ( will be 2 in June) has been without his pacifier since this Monday, today is the 4th day!  Way to go little guy!  Her strategy was to tell him that Binky went bye bye.  My niece Madison is 2 and binky is still used.  Parents come up with clever strategies to change behaviors, also keep in mind children have different personalities and learning curves.  Basically to parents, do not feel like your child is behind, you know your child better than any leading authority.  It is amazing how some children skip pacifier stage.  It is written in parenting books that after a certain age it can hinder a child’s speech abilities.

The Top Reader In His 2nd Grade Class, My Nephew Bryce!!!!!

My buddy called the other day with such self accomplishment of being the top reader in his 2nd grade division.  I got to hear the smile  through his voice, which was a special gift to me.   I’m a proud Aunt !  I told him that his award was a big deal.  Reading is a tool for life.  As we all know, the US Literacy rate is in the toilet.  Kids need to be motivated and inspired regarding their reading abilities, their education, period!

The L Word, Commentary

The battle , the debate  of many states recognizing same sex marriages and relationships,  arouses my curiosity for understanding .   I know that a television show The L Word, is not the true depiction or interpretation, but it sure imitates life.  The show translates  a culture  of  stories that shares insight to the unfamiliar.

I never understood the world between same sex genders.  I have lived a very sheltered life.  I come from a place of unfamiliarity, the last thing I want to do is judge and criticize.  If  I do not impose my way of being on anyone then I want the same freedoms.  I want to live my life the way I choose to.  The same set of rules needs to apply to everyone.

Why should the rights as a heterosexual  married person be validated when  heterosexuals do not give integrity to the sanctity of marriage. I believe there is an ignorant population out there that feels there is darkness and an infiltrating  outbreak that it is contagious.   Homosexuality represents a perverted sexual culture for the uniformed.  When people have fear they react or act un-human like.  Things that are different, unfamiliar pose threats to individuals.  Instead of checking themselves they rather backlash at something or someone else. I had one gay male friend at one point in my life.

Religion says same sex is an abomination but what do you think went on in the Roman days, men with boys , men with men, and now the Vatican in uproar of sexual abusive priests!

I say live and let live ( as long as no one else is getting hurt) a victimless life journey!

If anyone wants to share, please feel free!!

My Personal Triumphs And Strifes With Communication

I have shared that during my childhood I became withdrawn with my family, not sharing feelings, interest,  dislikes, all the questions, experiences of life lived.  So I learned and created my own form of communication. I am not saying that I have come full circle but I have been presented with situations to improve my voice.  I still struggle here and there but It is nice to know that I’m not the only struggling communicator!  Communication has its place depending on its setting, dealing with family, relationships, friendships, children,businesses or business relations.  It is as if we were all writers and every ten years,  or before, we write our story, communicating what we have processed(changed, eliminated, added, learned) we write about new adventures or becoming more sedentary.  Life is fleeting and things can change in seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months or years.  Every individual has his or her own story,  internal beauty, and when words are spoken or written on a page, they are meant to be understood, or shared.  If the message is not clear, then get clarification, every story has its own identity and individual importance. People want to be heard, they want their thoughts, convictions to translate what is in their heart and mind.

To My Uncle Dean

My family and I got word Sunday, March 14th that  my cousin Mike died in a head on collision.  I never know what to say in those situations, I have not experienced a loss by death.  I can only imagine, and that is nowhere near the same.  Mike was my Uncle’s only son and they were very close.  They both reside in different states, so any time they could get together they did.

The world really operates backwards most of the time, for people who suffer loss, they  long to stop time,  and for others who have all their loved ones, they disregard them , hold grudges , have severed relationships, for what, and why?  There is nothing more incomprehensible  then to live a life of regret, solidarity, fear,anger, then why exist?    For those of us with our eyes and hearts wide open,  we always keep learning in our journey of life.  We have  individual lessons to learn and to be mindful of the multi -layered human beings that each and everyone of us is.  The different experiences,  exposures, regions that we come from, makes each one of us who we are.  Basically, do not let self imposed limitations get in the way of receiving or giving love in your life.

Kris Allen-Live Like We’re Dying

What Does Regulating Banks and Companies Mean For Us?

We have to be clear about  what regulation does.  I know the term sounds self explanatory however regulations usually equates to deregulation. Corporations, and banks get bailed out by government which intern is us.  I was always led to believe if you went bankrupt it was on you, your problem no one else s.  Politicians( a huge chunk of congress) get a huge kick back!  Mom and pop businesses do not get aid from the government, if they fall on their face, they fall on their face.  Big companies can afford lobbyist to get them what they want.  We need government to step out of regulating companies, companies have lobbyist to persuade Congress to make the laws that protect companies(Corporations), not the people or the environment of the country.  It is a dirty monopolized business and it needs to stop!

This brings me to my introduction for my next blog, a brilliant and  great woman, Ayn Rand!  She spoke through her books, movies about this very thing  she experienced in Russia on regulation.