Two hours south of my hometown of Modesto, Ca., is the city of Fresno. With a population just north of 500,000, it’s colloquially referred to as a “bigger Modesto.” The description is apt, as both cities share an agricultural heritage and both cities have fallen on economic hard times. Forbes has both cities ranked back-to-back as some of America’s Worst Cities For Jobs. And if that weren’t enough, a quick Google search has the neighboring cities on a wide array of unflattering lists. [Read more…]
I love Throwback Thursday. Mostly because I love to reminisce and share pictures of when I used to be fat. Which was basically like 5 years ago. Hooray at no longer being chubby Eric. But perhaps the biggest reason why I enjoy Throwback Thursday, or #tbt as the kids call it, is because it gives me an excuse to share and talk about the music from years gone by. [Read more…]
How is that the oldest son, with a college degree, a kickass job in tech and the mane of a Greek God becomes the family’s black sheep?
By all accounts and purposes I should be the family’s Golden Child. I’m educated, have a great career and am quite independent. Yet there is a fleeting sense that out of my three siblings, I am the black sheep. And the more I think about it, the more okay I am with it. [Read more…]