Archive for October, 2013



My life is rooted in church.  It’s where my parents met.  It’s the reason my family came to the United States.  It’s been a dominant factor in shaping my life almost since the day I was born, June 18, 1992.  A Thursday.  Three days later, as radiant with new life as Christ was resurrected, where […]



In the summer of 2012 I found myself in a serious déjà vu situation.  I was at the Bren Events Center at UCI listening to the names of 3,000 El Toro High School graduates, anxious for the M’s to come around in the alphabetical order.  This time I was sitting in the bleachers instead of the […]

David Foster Wallace said, “Religious dogmatists’ problem is exactly the same as the unbeliever: blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.” Religious dogmatists jail themselves in mind prisons of blind certainty.  Like schizophrenics, they live in warped worlds where their irrational beliefs […]