Monday, July 28, 2014

Favorite Brush With Fame of 2014

Having Fun During a Busy Time

Let's just say that the past few months, I've been swamped. In the process of being swamped, I've also tried to have a little fun. The school where I taught this year had asked me to perform in their variety show after the director heard about my past singing experiences - no, no record contract, just muscial theatre in high schoool, Madrigals in college and a little karaoke when the mood strikes. In this video, here I am. Apparently, I brought the house down! I come on at about 4:00 of the video.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Poltical meet-ups and speeches

A little over a year ago, I wrote about Dr. Ben Carson, who has taken the political right by storm. About two months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting him in New York City at the New York Meeting; the monthly poltical confab organized by Mallory Factor and O'Brien Murray.

Dr. Carson gave an impassioned speech about common sense solutions to the ills and problems that America faces. He also was open about answering questions from the panelists, especially about his perceieved "Second Amendment Challenges" and even answered my question about the possible role of pop culture and entertainment forces influencing and promoting education among inner city youth.

Dr. Carson was then gracious enough to meet those who attended and pose for pictures, as seen above, and as he had done at CPAC 2014. It is unclear how successful the "Draft Ben Carson" movements will be, but I'm sure we will continue to hear from this man, who, as a doctor, has saved a countless number of lives, as we appoach the 2016 election. 

Back to Blogging

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

First off, let me apologize for my absence. I learned of new professional responsiblities at the time of my last article, so to be the best I could be, I had to take a step back from reguarly blogging. A lot of fulfilling and promising events have happened in my career this year, which at times, has prevented me from catching my breath. I have now found that time to catch my breath!

I'm happy to be back and I look forward to speaking about and analyzing political happenings on a local and national level, as well as anything else you might find interesting. Looking forward to you reading and hearing from you all soon!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Despicable Disney Tours

I'm going a little off political topic and on to the topic of Disney on this one. Came across this story on Drudge this week - there is a tour guide company that offers 'black-market' VIP tours of Disney led by a handicapped person.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Eyes of Texas

Had some professional commitments, which have kept me from blogging, as well as a little travel; some of which I will tell you about today! At the end of April, I had the pleasure of taking my first trip to Texas, specifically, San Antonio and Austin, to attend the Young Republican National Federation's Spring Quarterly.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom at 15

On Earth Day, April 22nd, 15 years ago, the forth theme park opened at Walt Disney World – Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Inspired by Walt Disney’s longtime wish to have live animals in his theme parks, combined with the success in the 1990s of The Lion King, Animal Kingdom broke new ground in the theme park world, as well as in the zoological world.