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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After the blog sites developed, and the site of the initial Dome Pondering rapidly became outdated in appearance, HTML, available space, and overall capabilities, the DP was then moved to  its current home, blogger.com, where it has been since 2006.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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3 Up

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2. Ramon Laureano Throw - That throw was absolutely insane. Just insane. Right on the money. 
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3 Down
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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/5/18

3 Up 

1. Randy Moss' Tie - I don't care much for the NFL these days, but I did see the tie that Randy Moss wore for his induction. The tie acknowledged the many black men and women who were killed or died under various circumstances by law enforcement around the country. It's a nice gesture letting the families of those victims know they haven't been forgotten, and it's also one that once again brings to light the message that Kaepernick started. Not the anthem.

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3. NRA Trolling - So the NRA is looking for money and are claiming they may cease to exist if they don't get the support. Kudos to the many who sent "thoughts and prayers" trolling the notorious organization. In a world where trolling is so co…

The IF Factor: Questions Answered #81-90

81. If you could enact one law in your country that does not currently exist, what would it be?

There would actually be quite a few. However, I would go with gun control. Nothing too elaborate, but the type of control that requires screening and effective security of allowing firearm usage in this country. 
82. If you could own only one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
I would probably choose a good pair of pants. Weird? Yes, most definitely. But a good pair of pants sets the tone, and for a big and tall guy like myself, dictates the comfort for the day. As hard as pants are to find for us big guys, I'd like to own one pair, thus renting or borrowing everything else. If you happen to be one of those folks that has your perfect pants size in every store, you most likely won't understand this.

Impact Comeback?

It wasn't long ago that I officially took my heart back from Impact Wrestling (then TNA). It was during this time in which Dixie Carter and crew had been taking the loyalty of it's fans for granted, and really, doing one of the greatest disservices in pro wrestling history when it came to the potential and positioning of the company.

Regardless, here we are with yet another chapter of this company (2nd under this new ownership). Yet,  in an intriguing way, this new era is easily my favorite in the company's history since, well,  maybe that 2002-2006 run when it provided an alternative to the mega giant that is Vince and friends.