29 Apr 2020

Review: CORE Instant Cabin 9-Person Tent

By |2020-06-16T19:27:29-07:00Apr 29, 2020 - Wednesday|Family, Product Reviews, Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

For this review, my son and I took the CORE 9 Instant Cabin Tent out to the backyard for three days and two nights after he was disappointed our Sequoia National Park camping trip had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a perfect opportunity for some father-son bonding, to test out our new tent, put some of my other gear to use, and to get some sense of normalcy back into our lives.

5 Apr 2020

Review: Rachio R3e Sprinkler Controller

By |2020-06-16T19:28:34-07:00Apr 5, 2020 - Sunday|Do-It-Yourself, Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Smart sprinkler controllers promise to make garden and lawn care easier and more convenient through WiFi-enabled features, remote control, and a wealth of data unique to your watering areas. Coupled with weather forecasts, you may save money in the long run by watering more efficiently. Rachio released its lowest-cost model yet with the R3e that should appeal to an even wider range of customers.

10 Sep 2014

True Story: How a Family Survived A War

By |2020-05-28T17:50:51-07:00Sep 10, 2014 - Wednesday|Family, General|0 Comments

The incredible, TRUE STORY of a family struggling during the horrific events of the Cambodian Genocide has touched and inspired the author (whom Michael is associated with) in many ways. The strength and will of the said family's parents to keep their children alive is inspiring, putting our daily lives' problems into perspective.

9 Sep 2014

Athlete’s Foot After Backpacking Yosemite

By |2020-06-02T10:55:29-07:00Sep 9, 2014 - Tuesday|Health, Travel|0 Comments

"Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning." I got it after backpacking Yosemite.

28 Apr 2014

Review: Knight Physical Therapy

By |2020-05-28T19:55:18-07:00Apr 28, 2014 - Monday|Health, Place/Event Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Six months ago, my lower back crumbled with paralyzing pain, and it happened again a month later -- but this time, the severe pain would not subside after two weeks, and I went to see a well-respected orthopedic. MRI diagnosis showed a 5mm-slipped disc at the bottom of my spine, and I was asked to see a physical therapist in order to avoid surgery. I chose to initially go to a chiropractor instead, but that was a mistake. Read on to see why.