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Head Ponderer on this site...

Son, Husband, friend, and Jesus follower. 

College Athletics professional, living the dream, and working to keep it a reality. 

Avid Sports fan (Yankees, Knicks, and Red Bulls), and an insane Pro Wrestling addict. 

A Brooklyn Native, born and raised. But of family heritage that includes the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Portugal, and India. 

Not much of a loud in-your-face talker, but very much enjoys punching the keys on various topics. 

A simple guy of working out, salivating for fish tacos, and all re-runs of The Cosby Show. 

I love debate, enjoy thinking through questions, and figuring out this race called life. 

You may call me a dreamer, but I like to think of my self as a ponderer...

...as I know nothing is impossible, if done through Christ.

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When did Dome Pondering begin? 

Dome Pondering began in 2001 when the art of the blog was not as common as it is in today's world. As a sophomore in high school, I began recording and writing most of the experiences, thoughts, and questions I had in Microsoft Word. I enjoyed writing, and it quickly began to show. As the Word documents grew, a friend recommended several websites which were offering space and banks that organize and save these entries for you. After reviewing these sites, which were the very genesis of what blogs are today, I decided to create my very own site through Microsoft Publisher with Yahoo footing the space as a free server. The initial years were just random thoughts and free style writing of your typical teenager.

After the blog sites developed, and the site of the initial Dome Pondering rapidly became outdated in appearance, HTML, available space, and overall capabilities, the DP was then moved to  its current home, blogger.com, where it has been since 2006. Unfortunately, much of what was written before the move has been lost, and is now floating around in blogger heaven. 

What is the purpose of this blog?

The purpose of this blog is simple, it's a place where yours truly can express thoughts, write creatively, and share with you various experiences as we all run this marathon of life. 

Where did the name "Dome Pondering" come from?

Well, after sporting a curly 'fro for a few years, I decided to shave my head for the first time right before I started the DP. As I thought about a name, I rubbed my head - a now bald dome - and I simply went with Dome Pondering. It's been history since. 

Hey, I never said it was a good story.

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/18/18

3 Up
1. Aaron Weiss - It shouldn't be hidden or gone unnoticed - Weiss is a hero. The football coach shielded many students during the shooting, and saved the lives of many students. Again, Weiss is a hero, that should not go forgotten in this entire unfortunate situation. 
2. Emma Gonzales - How frickin' cool is this girl?! Her speech this weekend was passionate, it was raw, but most of all, it was filled with empathetic truth. Emma, and the many students recently involved in this shooting have called out our government, and that is so incredibly commendable. Honestly, it is quite amazing to see the political movement of fifteen year olds calling out the President. But this is the new America we are now in. 
3. LeBron James - Kudos to King James on how he handled the situation between him and Laura Ingraham. He could have stooped to Ingraham's level, but instead his refusal to be "just an athlete" is one that is needed to be heard. 
3 Down
1. Parkland, Florida Sc…

Dear Son, Wild Imagination

--22 Weeks Old (Before Birth)--
Dear Son, 
As the weeks go by, the reality of YOU is beginning to settle just a bit more. I still don't think I fully understand it all yet, or even comprehend the transition that is taking place in my life right now in awaiting your arrival in a few months, but I am appreciating the journey. I am already seeing subtle changes in me, not overt lifestyle amendments - although, I'm sure that's to come - but simply, a renewed vigor of happiness, and of course, an all new mindfulness perspective. 
After all, I see how happy you make your mom. I can't understand this current stage. How can I? I'm not connected to you as she currently is - obviously - but you make her happy. And that makes me happy. And ultimately, it all makes me happy.

Dear Son, The Beginning

So I decided to start this series because after all, this blog has chronicled my life and my thoughts since I was sixteen years old. And while that is amazing to think about - almost, somewhat crazy to believe - here I am almost seventeen years later as a thirty-two year old man on the verge of having his first child. 
With that said, I wanted to continue that open and honest venture that has been here since day one, and plan to lay out all the thoughts, all of the feelings, and everything in between that will be this venture towards fatherhood. 
I've done similar series in the past such as The Unity Road Writings during my engagement, or even The European Chronicles, tabbing my time through Italy and England. But, this one just feels a little different. A little more personal, if you will, and again, that is rather obvious. [Insert "duh" here].
I have no idea how long this will last, or what will happen, or what I will write about in this open space, but I hope to shar…

"Just Shut Up and Dribble"

Laura Ingraham of FOX News really stepped in it this week. Her comments to LeBron James and Kevin Durant in regards to their political opinions and her direct message to them of "Just shut up and dribble" has caused a stir among many on both sides of the political divide - a divide that seems to grow daily in this nation.
Rather than wait to pen my thoughts, mainly because I was so fired up to do so, I shared took to Twitter (ugh..I know, sorry y'all) on a Subway ride home after seeing her rather ignorant remarks. 
See below for the quick rant: