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


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After the blog sites developed, and the site of the initial Dome Pondering rapidly became outdated in appearance, HTML, available space, and overall capabilities, the DP was then moved to  its current home,, where it has been since 2006.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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Dear Son, Letting In and Letting Go

--25 Weeks Old (Before Birth)--
Dear Son, 
The word is now spreading to more and more people about your existence, or eventual arrival - however, you prefer to look at it - and it feels like a fire that is now out of our control. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but as mentioned in prior letters to you, your mother and I are pretty methodical in how we divulge news about our private lives. 
Truthfully, your mother is definitely more willing to share news than I am, and you'll eventually see that one day. Maybe I'll change, who knows? But the truth is, because of the nature in how I grew up, in the neighborhood that I did, and really, the independence that I had to attain early on, I've always been late to share things with others. That's just who I am. It's probably why I have had this very blog since I was sixteen - to let those thoughts out somewhere.

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/18/18

3 Up 
1. UMBC - I'm really struggling to watch these tournament games. The games have been entertaining, but morally, I can't stomach the exploitation of these young men (more on that some other time). Regardless, kudos to the young men of UMBC who made history this week. I'm thrilled to see such a program make headlines, and of course, for a coach from the DII and DIII ranks who did it the right way. 
2. UMBC Social Media Team - Yo, whoever is running the UMBC Twitter following their defeat of Virginia deserves a raise. There was some serious shade being thrown, and to be honest, everyone who was in their way in some ways, deserves it. 
3. 2018 Paralympics - Oddly, I watched a tremendous amount of these games and was totally in awe of the athletes. Shockingly, the hockey games were super entertaining to me. So much love and credit to those who participated, and even more importantly, continue to persevere despite disabilities. 
3 Down
1. Florida Bridge Collapse - So sad. I…

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/11/18

3 Up
1. Basketball Student-Athletes - I'm not talking the programs, or the fans that support these programs. I'm giving the "Up" to those student-athletes who sacrifice and give their all for an experience they are about to embark on. Good luck to all of those who competed up onto this point, and those moving on in the NCAA Tournament. 
2. Unsolved - This weekend, the wife and I started this latest series on the USA Network about the Murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac. So far, it has been especially good. Well done, well detailed, and very dramatic. Giving a personal recommendation on this one. 
3. MLS Soccer Sundays - Good to have Soccer Sundays back. And the first weekend, the MLS provided some very entertaining games, including Atlanta FC setting a new record for single-game attendance at over 72,000. Who said soccer isn't big in this country? 
3 Down
1. White House School Safety Plan - I CAN NOT believe our leaders believe gun training for teachers is a viable…

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Coco (2018)

What is it about? 
A little boy aspiring to be a musician is baffled by his family's ban on the art form, thus, enters the land of the dead to find his great-great grandfather to get his blessing. 
Who is in it? 
Anthony Gonzalez - Miguel
Gael Garcia Bernal - Hector 
Benjamin Bratt - Ernesto De La Cruz