Some of the blogs are on serious subjects like education, healthcare or domestic violence ... all issues that I care a great deal about. Most blogs are just fun and shared experiences with my friends and family. Whether you read one or all of them I hope you enjoy the reading and let me know through your comments whether you like what you read or if you would like to know more.
Dave is married to Fran for 31 years, lives in Phoenix and has a son and a daughter. Dave loves developing creative business process and IT application solutions for business, community building through public engagement along with his passion for running, swimming and riding his bike.
This past weekend I went to La Jolla to meet up with some old swim friends and compete ... OK ... "old" as in age and "compete" as in participate ... in the "Gatorman" a three mile open water swim. On the plane ride over I sat next to a Vietnamese woman and we started talking about kids and school ... her kids and mine are about the same age. Both my kids have graduated from ASU hers from U of A ... her family story was remarkably similar to some of the students at ASU that the ASUPA has awarded scholarships to that came from immigrant backgrounds. Both her students received scholarships at U of A ... worked hard and are succeeding in the USA because a little help was provided up front. Her story was of decades of incredible perseverance, sacrifice for her children and pride in her adopted country. Her children are on the path to be doctors graduating at the tops of their respective classes. I love stories like this :-)