We had our first Dragon Fellow Graduation yesterday.  It was remarkable.  This summer, we had our first class of ten Dragon Fellows, running programs to share their passions all over Southern California.  Now that their projects were done, we had each group present to an...

August is a tough month for me.  The days get hotter, the nights feel longer, and we creep towards that terrible date of August 14th. As we marched towards the two year anniversary of losing Dragon, I had to ask myself, how would I get...

Two years ago today, we lost our son, Dragon Kim. Bright, funny, talented, kind. How I miss him. How my heart aches for his presence. How I wish he were here. I recently picked up a book of poetry compiled by Carolyn Kennedy, the daughter of...

Dragon and Isabelle became friends in 2nd grade, in Mrs. Falcinella's class. This year, Isabelle will be a senior in high school, as Dragon would have been. A big year, just a step shy of college. Isabelle emailed me recently.  She worked on and finished a...

Hannah had her annual "well-baby check up" today.  You know, the one you take your kid to every year around her birthday.  15 years old and over 5’8” – almost half a foot taller than me -- Hannah is in the top 96% for height,...

One of the things I treasure most of Dragon's is his last Spotify playlist. Each one of those songs brings back specific times with Dragon. Dragon would blast "Sail" every night coming back from water polo at Northwood High School. "Hero" reminds me of the...

Happy Easter weekend, everybody.  I know many of you were on vacation this week, enjoying Hawaii, Italy, Korea.  I hope you had a wonderful time and are getting home safely.  We were in Korea during this Spring Break week in 2014.  That same week, 300 South...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]California has been in a devastating drought for the last few years. The wildflowers in the desert love the water, but because of our drought, for the longest time, the spring bloom has been sparse. This year, the...

I opened the newspaper today to see a photo of teenagers rushing the water at Saturday’s lifeguard tryouts in San Clemente.  They were competing for summer jobs at the Southern California beach.  The photo and accompanying story made me think of one of the projects...