Valentines Day Festivities

Twinkling night partiesMoon romances starry skiesPromises the world Happy Valentines Day! In my world, time is just zooming by so quickly! When I was a kid, I felt like time was moving at a snail’s pace. Maybe being sheltered from adult responsibilities allowed me to experience the luxury of time. I’m not sure if that…

Eve of the Election

For those who fought for our right to vote and gave their lives for this democracy, our gratitude is showing up to vote. Brene Brown Hello there! Hope you are well! This year has been an intense election season here in America. Dangerous polarization led to some lively discussions in my circles. I voted very…

IBM World Community Grid

Hello everyone, hope you are well today! Inspired by a post I read on Tony Burgess’s post, “The Thing About: The Virus“, I thought about various efforts to help find a cure and treatment for COVID-19. IBM’s World Community Grid allows anyone with a computer, smartphone, or tablet to donate their unused processing power to…

A-to-Z Challenge: Volunteer

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” Frank Serafini Fueling the Desire to Rise Up to the Challenge This past school year I have been volunteering with a local youth literacy group helping improve the reading levels of two…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 30

Who am I right now? That’s a good question! So the finale of this challenge is a song that reminds me of myself! Of course, it just can’t be one! I’m a multi-faceted person! ­čśÇ There are times when I wonder if that’s difficult to do since I sometimes find myself trying to be like…

Temple Cleanup

Dream:┬áVolunteer Director, Amelia, from the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center expressed her appreciation as I participated in the annual city’s clean up day. I was assigned to a local Theravada Buddhist temple who needed help cleaning up some rooms. I told her that I’ll do my best. She gave me a tender look, “I┬áexpect┬ánothing less…

Summer 2018 Volunteer Experiences

This summer I volunteered at the Catholic Worker House in San Antonio with Texas A&M University San Antonio’s Catholic Student Association (TAMUSA CSA). I first heard about the Catholic Worker Houses when I read a book about Dorothy Day in the summer of 2009. I wanted to learn more about various aspects of Catholic traditions…