Launch of Every Story Matters

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted and connected on this site.  I could give you a myriad of reasons but I won’t. What I can tell you is that I’m ready to re-enter this space and bring to life the stories of people who are doing what we...

Remembering Al Hart the kindest radio legend who ever lived

This week I said goodbye for the last time to my friend, mentor, father figure and radio legend Al Hart. Five years ago Al was diagnosed with a rare, progressive, neurological disease known as Corticobasal Degeneration. This disease started slowly, robbing Al of his...

Yes I am a naturalized U.S. Citizen

Nearly a week after the deadly massacre in San Bernardino that claimed the lives of 14 people attending a holiday party, I am struggling to make sense of how quickly we want to assign blame to anyone we deem ‘questionable.’ Now Donald Trump wants to forbid every...

Get your copy of Hybrid now!

Hybrid:  The transformation of a cross-cultural people pleaser is now complete! Buy it now on Amazon and Smashwords ! Until December 1st, all the proceeds from Hybrid will benefit two groups that are transforming the lives of girls: Excelsior Youth Center and Let...

My Hybrid journey week twenty-one: one journey ends

After 21 weeks, my Hybrid journey is over. The book is out of my hands and I am filled with a sense of relief and completion. I never intended to write this book and I’m so glad I have. Maybe the journey I’ve been on will inspire you to dig into your own story,...

Gone in the blink of an eye

“Do you know this road?” a rider decked out in fluorescent green riding gear asked as he rode past me on one of the false summits on High Drive about 43 miles into our 62-mile metric century, part of the Red Rocks Century through Morrison and Evergreen. Breathing...

For a moment, heaven on earth

An emotional Reverend Timothy Tyler of Shorter Community AME church in Denver was a friend of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the three men and six women who were gunned down after a Wednesday night Bible study in their Emmanuel AME church in Charleston. 24 hours...

So here’s how I’m working my synopsis

As I delve into writing and self-publishing I want to bring you all in on how I’m putting this book together so here is the synopsis for Hybrid.   When Lois Melkonian turned nine she told people she was from Indiana because after immigrating to the United...

My ‘Hybrid’ journey begins

For the past 30 plus years, I’ve been telling stories about people. And I’ve loved pretty much every minute because I’m so passionate about giving a voice to people who haven’t told their stories, on radio, in television, in print. Here on this website I am emphatic...

Crashing a conversation as a third culture kid

Getting on the plane leaving Sarajevo I pulled out my notebook to sort through a week of dealing with 20-year old memories. I had just spent a few days with students and professors in a Gordon College Balkans Semester for the Study of War and Peace in Dubrovnik....

We understand accidents happen

I really love to ride, there’s no doubt about it. And these past few weeks, my relationship with my Specialized Ruby bike has been very intense as I took part in LA2DC riding several legs in a cross country ride from Los Angeles to Washington DC, to raise...

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