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A Father's Focus

A Father's Focus

Upon retiring in May of 2010, Nicholas Tonzillo, my friend and former colleague, relocated to Maui, Hawaii. A few years earlier, his eldest daughter, Domenica had begun undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii. Being the family man that he is,...

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George

George

On June 11, 2011, at 4:14pm, PST, I received a text from a friend which read, We just put George down, "my beloved 4 legged baby." Feeling the weight of her words, I immediately called her to provide consolation. When she answered, I asked how she was...

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Your Beautiful Butterfly

Your Beautiful Butterfly

She is three years old when she approaches me with her curious eyes and curly, black hair and asks, "Momma, do you know what metamorphosis* is?" Amazed that she even knows how to pronounce the word, makes me want to kiss her temple with glee, but I wait...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

How grand to find inspiration in your fellow man on Memorial Day! Every year in Venice Beach, Joe Wheatley promotes an Armed Forces Championship in conjunction with a Bikini, Figure and Bodybuilding Competition. At 1300 hours, a plane flies overheard...

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