Memories of Azusa: "Halloween Eggs-travaganza!"

One of the great joys of growing up in Azusa was Halloween Night. Do you remember the big Halloween celebration that the Park and Recreation Department used to host every year? They were always a blast! And there were always a ton of kids there! Yeah those were really much better days for kids, when parents felt …

"Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday!" (reposted from 9/20/2012)

Without fail, tomorrow always follows today. It’s a given. How much time do you spend thinking about or worrying about tomorrow? How much time do you spend planning for tomorrow? Maybe you’re a procrastinator like me and are always putting things off until tomorrow? Or maybe, just maybe you’re a party animal and you’re living …

Recalling a Miracle Child: Rosalynn Claudio

Writing yesterday’s brief introduction to my daughter’s post about Azusa High School student Sandra Martinez brought back a flood of memories of the student I lost while teaching 8th grade beck in the mid nineties. Her name was Rosalynn Claudio, one of the sweetest students I’ve ever met. Although she was only with the class for half …

"Lost Too Soon: Remembering Sandra Martinez"

The death of a child is perhaps the greatest loss parents can ever experience. No parent should ever have to bury their child. It’s just not supposed to happen that way. Sadly Azusa High School said goodbye to a student member  of the Aztec family last week, 16 year old Sandra Martinez. Sandra who was …