My Mom Trusted the Help That I Got for Her

After my mother refused to allow me to make an appointment so that she could see my doctor, I called a Santa Barbara chiropractor to ask if he could help my mom. He told me that he would do that best that he could and said I should bring my mom in as soon as possible. My mom said she felt comfortable seeing him, and I felt a little bit of relief because she is so incredibly stubborn. I needed her to be able to walk a little better again so that life wasn’t so hard for the two of us.

I’m a caretaker for my mom. I originally moved in when I noticed that she was getting very close to the point of not being able to live in her own apartment by herself anymore. This is because she was making a lot of poor decisions when left to her own devices. (more…)

Preventing Being Duped by Fake News Stories

When I was young I had no interest in politics. Then, when I was a teenager, a crisis happened, and the president intervened to rescue some hostages. It did not work out the way he intended, and I heard the adults giving all kinds of opinions. I saw them doing the same thing on Sundays after football games talking about how a quarter back did good or messed up. I guess that is where the term “armchair quarterbacking” comes from. I quietly sought facts over rhetoric, and am still doing it today by reading Trump News. It is a website that has all the articles being written about our president available in one location. I can filter through the news agencies I trust and leave out the rest. However, I rarely use a filter. I like reading the different perspectives out there, but I do insist that news comes from real news agencies. (more…)

I Am Finally Home in Vegas

I love living in Vegas. I was born and raised here, but I moved to the east coast with my family when I was a sophomore in high school. I even went to college there, but my heart always considered Vegas my home. When I graduated from college, I applied at a few schools in Vegas, wanting to teach there rather than in New York. I was hired on almost immediately at one of the schools, which meant I had to hurry and find an apartment. I looked at the community website for one that my childhood friend lives at, and I loved everything that I saw there.

For me, it was half about the community amenities and half about the apartment itself. I knew that I was going to want some downtime on my own there, especially when I had to do things like read research papers and grade tests. The apartment that I found there has nine foot ceilings, air conditioning, washers and dryers, granite, hardwood flooring and so much more. (more…)