We often forget that our memories are proof of how the world has evolved. That we are all walking historians carrying a piece of the collective human experience. Perhaps walking into a new decade of my life made me wax philosophical, but there’s no denying that change is all around me. That some of the […]
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Photographs. Papers. Triplicate copies of 214 Forms. Certificates. Divorce decrees. Typewritten letters of commendations and gratitude. Notes on the margins of decade old bills. The contents of the last box of heirlooms lays on the carpet floor waited to be collated, recycled, edited. The mission was a success. None of these papers and mementos tug […]
I never thought this day would come. Toy’s R Us is closing its doors for good in May 2018. (See CNBC Press Release for more info.) It came as a shock that the company was no longer profitable after so many years of making children all over the world happy. Be it through Santa, The Three […]
The worst part of moving to a new home when you are in your 30s is letting go of the stuff 20 year old you bought with those first paychecks. Most if the items are still in good condition but you don’t really need them anymore. Some were gifts from people you adore but have […]
10,000 messages later, my WhatsApp reads like a letter to the ghosts of Christmas past. Crushes, good and bad memories, teacher’s pets and those who were chosen by the thug life shared their stories of triumph and sorrow with the classmates that saw them grow up and evolve from K-12 and beyond. My band of […]
While attending Disneyland’s 60th anniversary or Diamond Celebration, I came to realize that this is no longer my parent’s Disney and in some cases not even my own. I grew up with Captain Nemo’s 2000 Leagues Under the Sea and Space Mountain, with a Pirates of the Caribbean that did not feature Johnny Depp. Most […]