Blind Surfer Derek Rabelo Conquers Waves Fearlessly

Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would be a professional surfer. But Derek was born blind in 1992, and his father’s dream seemed impossible. Seventeen years later, however, Derek decided that not only did he want to surf — he wanted to surf the legendary waves on the North Shore of Oahu. Derek’s courage… Continue reading Blind Surfer Derek Rabelo Conquers Waves Fearlessly

Urban Violence Really Sucks

I’ve lived in the greater Chicago area since 2007. Since then, Chi-town has become the most violent city in the United States. Even though the Chicago homicide rate has decreased 34 percent this year compared to 2012, people are still dying every day. 54 people were shot dead in Chicago during the Zimmerman trial in… Continue reading Urban Violence Really Sucks

Good Friday: Jesus’ Crucifixion & Josh French’s Funeral

What’s so good about Good Friday? For me, warm fuzzy feelings don’t accompany the gruesome reminder of Christ being beaten, flogged, and crucified for my sin. I know there are lessons to be learned from the cross, but the sole reason I’m able to make it through the dark nights that follow Jesus’ crucifixion is… Continue reading Good Friday: Jesus’ Crucifixion & Josh French’s Funeral

My trip to the Illinois District Courthouse

It’s one thing to watch Legally Blonde and assume it’s a complete guide to the life of a prosecutor inside of a courtroom. It’s a whole other situation entirely when reality hits – i.e., the attorney is a United States Government prosecutor in a pinstripe suit, and the defendant is a convicted felon in an… Continue reading My trip to the Illinois District Courthouse