1. The End of Faith ~ Sessions

    Author Sam Harris reads his best selling book, The End of Faith (2004), in its entiretyówith added commentary:

    Chapter One

    Updated April 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM by realitybites

  2. Me.at.Work

    Just took this--my first selfie from my office.

    Updated April 27, 2016 at 10:53 PM by realitybites

    Life, Family
  3. Stepfather


    Step qualifies father... as if to emphasize it is not the same as plain father. Does it mean a step down, though? Or is it a step up from mere father? When it came to Charles Petrelli, my stepfather, it was the latter. He was a man who stepped up to the plate and performed the role of father with greatness.

    Charlie came into my life when I was fifteen. I am now forty-eight. I was blessed to have him in my life for thirty-three years. I miss him already. ...

    Updated April 19, 2016 at 06:38 PM by realitybites

    Life, Family
  4. Vive la Vida!

    UPDATE 3/27/16 at bottom of post...

    Mexico on my mind. One week from today, David and I are driving to Rocky Point Mexico for a five-day-weekend. I can't wait. It will be my first real vacation in over a year. I rented a beautiful house right on the beach. We plan to party, dance, collect shells, and eat very well.

    Here is where we are staying... Casa del Mar Casista

    A little mood music...


    Updated March 30, 2016 at 02:53 AM by realitybites

    Random Cultural Things
  5. The 2016 Movie List

    Like the years before, this is an ongoing list. This one spans January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Here are the other years' lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

    I will rank each film from one to four stars.

    2016 Films:

    45 Years ~ 4
    Cooked ~ 4
    The Invitation ~ 3.5
    The Choice ~ 3
    My Big Fat Greek wedding 2 ~ 2.5

    Non-2016 films seen this year:

    Billions in Change ~ 4
    Joy Division ...

    Updated Yesterday at 01:14 AM by realitybites

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  6. Hitch Void

    Four years ago today, the world lost one of its greatest thinkers and wits. Do you feel the void? I do.

    Oftentimes I wonder what Hitch would have to say about this or that? No one alive today even comes close to matching his perception and ability to articulate a reasonable argument of such powerful persuasion with charisma, charm and graciousness.

    I'd pay good money to hear his thoughts on ISIS, the Paris bombings, Donald Trump and other various plagues.

    Updated December 15, 2015 at 01:37 PM by realitybites

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  7. Have Passport Will Travel

    I love my job but I took today off because it is my birthday and I want to treat myself to a nice present. I have an appointment at 1:00 PM to have my passport renewed. Got my photos yesterday so I am good to go. My tentative plan is to go to England this coming August. I'd like to visit Cornwall, the Cotswolds, London, Manchester and York. If time permits, I would also love to go to Paris and Barcelona. Dream a little dream with me.

    *Update 11/7/15: Passport came in the mail yesterday. ...

    Updated January 2, 2016 at 07:44 PM by realitybites

    Life, Family , Random Cultural Things
  8. Mom Gone Wild

    Phoenix was a tripóbackóto my twenty-one-year-old self. Sunday, early evening, David, his girlfriend Hannah, and I are having drinks and starters at Chili's. I had won a gift card and thought I'd take us all out. A beer in, David asks, " Would you be down for a party? It's Gustavo's birthday and the guys (skater pals) are having a party for him." I could just picture it: anti-social stonerheads sitting around playing video games on a large screen TV. Not my idea of a fun night out. David ...

    Updated September 17, 2015 at 03:00 PM by realitybites

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    Life, Family , Random Cultural Things
  9. If You Need Me, I'll Be Here

    It seems like forever since I last blogged. Work is so mentally stimulating that all I want to do when I get home is plant myself in front of the TV and watch mindless shows like Project Runway and Face Off. But as we all know all work and no play... will lead to burnout or even insanity. We don't need any of that. And so, I am taking a three day vacation. Booked my hotel several weeks ago. Staying at the same place my parents stayed when they came to Phoenix last. It was so magical I just had to ...
  10. Short and Sweet

    Mexico was cancelled. David had to work on Friday so it was just me in my rental car, headed south towards the border...

    Hello Tucson!

    Training on Thursday was short and sweetó1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. But it was worth the drive. My supervisor is very charismatic, dynamic, and inspirational. ...

    Updated August 16, 2015 at 05:41 PM by realitybites

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