Me as a baby!
Me (age three months) and my mom!
Me (as a baby), my mom, and my brother!
Me (age four), my mom, and my sister!
Me (age four), my mom, and my sister again!
Me at Christmas, age four!
Me (age four), and my sister!
Me (age five), and my sister!
Me (age five), and my sister at lunch!
Me (age eight), and my sister!
Me at the age of 12!
Me at the age of 13!
Me at the age of 17!
Me at the age of 17 before a race!
Me at the age of 17 achieving another victory!
My high school senior year of '91
Me at age 19!
Me at age 19 running for the glory!
Me at the age of 20 on the track!
Me at the age of 20 at Six Flags!
Me at the age of 20 just cooling!
Me at the age of 20, my mom, and baby sister!
Me at the age of 21 in Long Beach!
Me at the age of 21 just cooling!
Me at the age of 21 in nature!
Me at the age of 21 smiling!
Me at the age of 21 on Sunday!
Me at the age of 22 on my block in Long Beach!
Me at the age of 22 on track!
Me at the age of 22 in shades!
Me at the age of 24!
Me at the age of 25!
Me at age 25 on Easter 1999!
Me at the age of 25 smiling!
Me in my 'hood on my car!
Me and Nikki Giovanni!
A closeup of me (I rarely have a beard)!
Me at 26 chilling!
Me at 26 in the LB Aquarium!
Me at 26 in Long Beach!
Me at 26 standing strong!
Me at my new age of 27!
Me at 27 at the Getty Museum!
Me outside the Oscars!
Me at 28 on Catalina Island!
I'm a fountain of life!
I'm in Avalon on Catalina!
Me at 28 on a ship at sea!
Me at 28 underneath a tree !
Me at 29 at Yosemite National Park!
Me at 29 on top of a mountain at YNP!
Me at 29 on my way to adventure at YNP!
Me at 29 enjoying the view at YNP!
Me at 29 climbing mountains at YNP!
In the wilderness at YNP!
Me at 29 wading through the water at YNP!
Solid Rock at YNP!
Me at 30 at Yosemite!
Me at 30 on top of the falls!
Me at 32 in my classroom!
I love teaching!
No excuses in the classroom or in life!
Relaxing at Sequoia National Park!
Kayaking at Hume Lake (Sequoia National Park)!
I too "Have A Dream"!
Dare to Dream!
My English-Language Arts & Journalism classroom!
Kayaking on the Pacific at Catalina Island!
Making my stand at Zion National Park in Utah!
I am a writer at heart!
Enjoying the snow at Yosemite National Park!
Half Dome in the background at Yosemite National Park!
Enjoying a favorite pastime of ice skating!
Me at 34 at the top of Nevada Falls (Yosemite NP)!
At my campsite in Yosemite NP!
On a bridge during a long hike at Yosemite NP!
My English-Language Arts & Journalism classroom Fall 2007!
I Am A Teacher!
At Yosemite National Park in the snow!
Yosemite is a Winter Wonderland!
Yosemite Indian Village Winter 2008!
Me and John Muir at Yosemite!
Enjoying Lower Yosemite Falls & Snow!
Admiring the beauty of God's nature at the Grand Canyon!
Putting things in perspective at the Grand Canyon!
At the Indian Garden inside the Grand Canyon after a hike down!
The Interfaith Worship area at the Grand Canyon!
At my desk in my classroom!
At Illilouette Creek in Yosemite NP!
On top of "Half Dome" at Yosemite National Park!
Hiking at Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park!
Me in Houston, TX in front of my dad's truck!
Me representing Ethiopia at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!
Me at my desk inside my classroom!
Me at 35 with the Audacity of Hope!
Me at 36 standing in front of "The President" at Sequoia National Park!
Me at 36 living victoriously!
Me at 36 enjoying snow and waterfalls at Yosemite NP!
At Yosemite NP upon a bridge in the snow!
The Indian Village of Yosemite!
Half Dome, a river, Yosemite and me!
Me at 36 outside the Yosemite Chapel, nature sublime!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (Love is everywhere)!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (Fruit of the Spirit)!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (God is Love)!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (Love is universal)!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (a message of love)!
Me at 36 at Salvation Mountain (I live by Love)!
Me at 37 knowing God is Love!
Me at 37 in my living room!
Me at 37 at home!
Me at 37 on Easter Sunday at home!
Me at 38 saying goodbye to my mother!
Me at 38 on Sunday after the funeral!
Me at 39 inside my classrooml!
Me at 39 at my classroom desk!
Me at 39 at my classroom door!
Me at 39 leading the faculty at the high school 2012 graduation!
Me a day after turning 40 at my desk in my classroom!
Me as a character on The Simpsons!
My High School graduation!
My City College graduation!
My USC senior photo!
My USC graduate photo!
My USC BA degree graduation!
My MA degree graduation!
Another MA degree photo!
Me and the CSULB Pyramid!
Professional Teaching Credential!
Professional Teaching Credential Graduation!
Fine Arts Degree Graduation!