Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lincoln Oval Park

As of today of legacy hinges on me being the creator of the Mexican Hairbrush. If my mother were alive, I would have to apologize to her for that. So far that is my children's inheritance.
I have been thinking of a better way out of this and I have landed on an old dream of mine.
Movie Making.
I was inspired by a speech giving by Jim Carrey about his father.

So here I go into the unknown. I will produce, God willing, a documentary on the Lincoln Oval Park. I've done some research so far and this is going to be quite a project. But here is what I know so far:
  • The park has the worst reputation in Visalia.
  • It hasn't always been that way.
  • Visalia's first dedicated high school was built on the oval.
  • That high school moved to a newer building and was rededicated as an elementary school.
  • That building burnt down with all the children in the basement and was the basis for the horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • I made up that last fact except for the burning down part. No children were hurt in the writing of this blog.
  • The oval district has always had, schools, restaurants and homes.
  • The area was a middle class area up until the 50s.
  • Since the 50s it has had a reputation as a bad part of town.
  • What my movie will be about is why the change from a family friendly part of town to crime central and what is Visalia doing to change it back.
So, that is what is up with me. Wish me luck on this adventure.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Family Photo of Halloween

What you see here is my Dad, Mother, daughter and son. This was taken by my wife most likely in 2002. My son was dressed as Spider Man, as you can tell and my daughter was a princess. My Mother might have been a mime. No telling. What is fun to see this picture is that i never knew or completely forgot its existence. To see it is like finding treasure. Not the kind worth money but worth time. Because time passes and never comes back but this time time was captured and held and I got to relive a moment that was lost.
It's very cool to see them all and how exciting it was for them to first be there. My kids loved their grandparents and my parents loved my kids.
Time is valuable. Use it wisely.