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Kids who are people of color enjoying being kids

Cultural sensitivity is important. The lack of it takes on many forms and can be found in many places. My most recent encounter occurred at my local BevMo! I’m a little mad, but feel I should share this story.

My brother Mando

My brother Mando
My brother Jorge Armando “Mando” Vera passed away today from blood clots related to COVID19. He was a much loved person and led a very complicated, interesting life. 

Taxes helping the Fresno Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo has made many great improvements thanks to small dedicated taxes.

I visited the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo earlier this week. What a pleasant surprise! The Zoo has become a testament to the good that can happen when taxes are used for the benefit of the community.

I really need a vacation.

View from a beach vacation

I need a vacation. It’s been over a year that I’ve been working from home. You might think that a Work From Home situation would be just like a vacation. But you’d be wrong.

Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.

My friend refuses to get a vaccine. We can't be friends anymore.

I had to stop by the office today. I took my 10 AM break / walk as I always do and ran into a coworker whom I’d not seen in a year (let’s call her “Betty”). She mentioned that she was not going to get a vaccine because she’s not “buying into it.” I don’t… Continue reading Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.

Healthcare is broken. We MUST fix it.

A patient with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, in May. (via NY Times)_

“I’m doing much better this morning. After using the nebulizer, oxygen was much easier to take in.”

This was a response from a friend who is struggling through COVID-19 at home because she can’t afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital.