Truth Be Told

| This is the 358th story of Our Life Logs |I don’t know who my parents are because I was raised in foster homes from the time I was born. I was told I was born on January 2, 1957, in Austin, Texas. At least that is what it says on my birth certificate. The rest is blurry.My days in foster care were riddled with abuse. … Continue reading Truth Be Told

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Weed Barons

| This is the 288th story of Our Life Logs | My father started his own technology business at the age of 25 in his parents’ basement, which he grew into a multi-million-dollar company. Entrepreneurship is in my blood. And as they say, the American Dream is to do better than your parents. What they don’t say is what you’ll find out along the way. I’m … Continue reading Weed Barons

No Longer Home

| This is the 145th story of Our Life Logs | Though I had grown up in a home filled with violence and threats, I still believed that people in general were more good than bad, and most governments were honest and progressive. I was very wrong. I wasn’t prepared for the mayhem that ensued when I tried to come home from the Middle East. I … Continue reading No Longer Home

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When Being Strong Was My Only Choice

| This is the 45th story of Our Life Logs | “It is in herself she will find her strength, the strength she needs.” -Tyler Knott Gregson When I was born in 1982 with waves washing on the shore of our small coastal city, China was just starting to struggle to rise as an economic power. We started off as a typical, average-incomed family. Both my … Continue reading When Being Strong Was My Only Choice