Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012

Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012
Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas at Luche Libre Taco Shop in San Diego, March 2012

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mary A. Long (nee Bakunas), November 1931 - June 2017.

My mother has passed away.

It was not unexpected, and it was not a shock - it was something I actually was fairly prepared for - but it knocked the wind nonetheless.

She had been in a palliative care ward for a little over four month. Her mind still sharp as ever, her body however, devastated by thirty years of fighting various cancers.


I figured I'd be able to write something more, but I cannot. Quiet and shy as she was, she would have probably preferred it this way.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Come At Me, Challenge

There are those who seek out challenges because they feel that if a particular challenge is successfully overcome, it will prove them capable of, if anything, overcoming that particular challenge.

There are those who seek out challenges because they feel a need to dominate, and so they look for something or someone that can be viewed as being worthy of conquest, worthy of adding to their trophy collection, and go after it.

There are those who seek out challenges soley because they believe that meeting challenges successfully is an essential step in becoming the person they want to be.

There are those who seek out challenges because competition, even if it only pits them against nature, is what makes them feel truly alive.

There are people who seek out challenges due to an irrational need to constantly prove themselves as superior to others.

There are people who seek out challenges because proving themselves better than others, especially others that have presented or carried themselves as being superior in some form of fashion, is the only thing that feeds their ego.

There are people who seek out challenges to deal with an emotional trauma or psyche-damaging loss, as it helps them to process what happened in a tangible manner that produces tangible results.

There are people who seek out challenges because their entire life has been one challenge after another and they just don't know any other way to live.

There are people who seek out challenges as a means of providing a release for a narcissitic desire to make the world into the place they feel it should be.

There are people who seek out challenges as a means of providing a release for an altruistic desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

There are people who seek out challenges just to have something to do.