Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I had a couple of (rare) moments to myself so I thought that I would log on really quickly and post something here. November is winding down and December is coming up like a freight train (freight sleigh?) Where did the time go? 2007? What?
In a nutshell, 2007 has been challenging, definitely, but also wonderful. 2007 has brought Antonio Manuel into our lives, it has brought my acceptance and first semester of law school, and it has brought the launch of my first audionovel.
This past month I've had to make a lot of tough decisions, but that's what life is about, right? I could whine about it (no time... blah, blah, blah... waaa) but, thanks to my wife, I've decided to "put on a happy face", count my blessings, and just prioritize... and it actually works... go figure.
So, as I write this, my podcast novel is on hiatus for the time being. It was a tough decision to make, but it was definitely worth it when I took an inventory of my time and commitments.
I start final exams this week, and that will surely be an adventure in and of itself. After finals, I'll jump back behind the microphone and record more episodes of Murder by Design.
Well, I hope that this Christmas season brings you many graces. And, hey, send some my way, too! Thanks!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
So as I was trolling through my daily ritual of blog surfing and Twitter reading, I came across a mention that today is BlogDay 2007.
From their website:
What is BlogDay?
BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors. With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.
So, what are 5 blogs that I recommend? Here you go:
- CC Chapman
C.C. Chapman is a very creative guy who is well-entrenched in the new media culture. He is passionate, well connected, and well written. His blog gives me a daily "pulse" of new media and is a fantastic springboard off onto about 5,000 other things!
- Chris Brogan
Chris Brogan is master of the "networked community". Thanks to his influence I have started using (and believing) the phrase "I'm here to help". Read his blog... you'll be better off for it. Trust me.
"A Cup of Coffee and a Random Thought"
The ruminations of a mom over a cup of coffee in the morning. Thoughts on motherhood, husbands, work, and all the wonderful and perplexing moments in a woman's life. Just plain good bloggy-stuff.
Life+Hacks= Better life! I can't really explain this... just check it out!
Everything gadget.... everything geek... you've gotta check this out daily!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Life is GOOD!
-I finished "Murder by Design" and you can order it from Lulu.com.
-You can also listen to the FREE audiobook version of it by subscribing at http://www.robsuarez.com.
-The kids are growing more and more each day... the baby is already (almost) 6 months old!
-I start Law School on Sunday... I've already had homework (a lot of reading) for a couple of weeks now. It is going to be a big strain on our time, but I am really looking forward to the experience.
-Work is busier than ever... especially since the project I am leading up is getting ready to go into mass production and we are all getting ready for our big trade show in September.
I am busy. I am creating. I am learning. Life is good.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Here's some of my current "frustrations"
- I have a lot of work (better than NO work, get over it)
- Everything's a mess (you have too much stuff, donate 80% of it and live a simpler life!)
- I'm 20 lbs overweight (stop eating at the drive thru)
- I have no time for ___x____ (set your priorities and stop ___y___ )
- I'm living paycheck to paycheck (see #2)
Sound familiar? How are you dealing with life? (leave a comment)
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I think a lot about my grandmother. She had lived with us for as long as I could remember, and she was always the bright light that shone in our family and the glue that held us all together. When she passed away, eleven years ago, it was comforting to see that her glue still held tight... even though she was physically gone.
She taught me that a life filled with family, service, and prayer was a truly good life. She also taught me to defend the things that were truly valuable - and nothing was more valuable to her than her family. She was the sweetest, most kind person that you would ever meet... so long as you didn't bring harm to any of her family.
I remember that she would pull me aside and ask me to play something for her on the piano. It didn't matter to her that I played horribly. It didn't matter to her whether I played Ernesto Lecuona or Elton John... she just really relished in hearing the music flow from my finger tips.
She loved my wife like one of her own grandchildren, and I am convinced that she has spoken to my eldest son well after her passing. She’s just like that.
I’m ashamed to admit it… but I’m not one to visit my loved one’s cemetery plots. They’re just… not there… if you get my meaning. Today, however, something stirred inside of me and urged me to make that special effort. As I sat down on the grass and looked down at the plaque on the floor, I prayed a rosary (one of her favorite daily prayers) and just spent some quality time with my grandmother. After all, that was the gift that she loved the best.
¡Feliz cumpleaños, Cuqui¡ Siempre te quiero mucho.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
So why is it...
that I can be so blessed as to get 23,492 awesomely inspired creative tidbits poping into my head while I'm carrying the baby at 3am, but when I finally get a chance to get to a computer and write them down.... *poof* they're gone forever!