Heroes

Another Conversation with Gabriel

I had been listening to Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist from Stanford, talk about how music creates a dopamine response in the human brain that helps facilitate physical movement.  It was interesting, but as I listened to the muffled sounds of Latin jazz digitally altered to evoke an old-time AM radio sound, I doubted his theory. ...

Edward Won Sik Sunu

This last week has been, well… a “week” for my family.   Last Wednesday (as you were hopefully reading the blog), Sandy, Carolyn, Chaney and I, along with Sandy’s extended family, were at Rose Hills Cemetery laying Sandy’s father to rest.   I want to talk about her father, my father-in-law, and the girls’ grandfather, in a bit because...

God and the Tac Load

There is so much to write about these days I sometimes suffer from too many options. From draconian gun laws that are patently unconstitutional, to attempts to modify social norms by corporate interests, there is so much subject matter floating around I often get lost in the possibilities. Every so often, though (usually for me...

Blunders

In the fourth grade I was introduced to a hero. My teacher had set up a scheduled “field trip” across the elementary school quad to the library. As is the case with most elementary school libraries, the limited shelves were populated with books geared towards younger readers. We were told (perhaps ordered is a better...

Dr. John Cheng

I have the wind knocked out of me right now.   I am saddened, sickened, and unbelievably proud simultaneously. The maelstrom of emotions that I am experiencing is having a physical effect on me.   The trees are duller, the grass less vibrant, the birds sing lowered songs and they offer no respite to our sadness.   On Sunday of this...

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Duncan v Becerra, Part III

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him in...