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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After the blog sites developed, and the site of the initial Dome Pondering rapidly became outdated in appearance, HTML, available space, and overall capabilities, the DP was then moved to  its current home, blogger.com, where it has been since 2006.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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As the ball hit the back of Steve Pearce's glove, and the final out of the Yankees season came to an end, I found myself slumped on my couch with my son in tow next to me - dejected. Not irate, but flat out disappointed. It felt like conquering the Red Sox was goal #1 this season, with winning a World Series just behind it. I'll explain in a few...

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Regardless of the immediate reactions and takes, I found myself in a sunken state, almost in a weird mode of reflection. For starters, here is something most Yankees fans don't want to say among the midst of their lashing out at Giancarlo Stanton, or their Fire Boone de…

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/14/18

3 Up

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3. Paul Lopez - The first black for F-22 Demonstration Team is quite the accomplishment. And honestly, the fact that being the "first black person" is still available in specific categories in life, just shows how far we have to go as a nation.

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I'm not shocked at all that Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice.

Not shocked in the least.

I wasn't exactly rooting for him to be removed, or even wishing for his entire career to be thrown down the hatch due to the recent state of events - that would be unwarranted and cruel. After all, one could argue that regardless of what happens moving forward, Brett Kavanaugh will always have everything - EVERYTHING - that happened in late 2018 hovering over his career.

However, what I find discomfort in, as many do - well, I guess depending on your party affiliation and/or strength of commitment to said party and overall belief - is the overwhelming reaction and outlook by Washington on the situation.

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/7/18

3 Up

1. MLB Playoffs - Thus far, the beginning of the playoffs has been unbelievable. Despite the Red Sox dominate season, all five teams to make the playoffs had legitimate arguments to win the World Series. I always say it - because it is true - baseball has the best playoffs.

2. New York Times Trump Tax Article - This was a VERY interesting read. Also interesting was the research and documents sought through to put together this piece. OF course, many are going to claim "fake news" and hyper politicize it, but you know, whatevs. The President has done a lot od dumb things, and some things he gets treated unfairly on, but this is one of those tha makes you wonder about his legitimacy and the authenticity of who he claims to be - an American self-made Millionaire.

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