Welcome everyone to my new blog. Please take a minute to read about me, and I hope you enjoy your visit to this site. I would like to make this a venue to discuss random thoughts and events that occur in life.
At any time, I am interested to get your feedback and would love to hear from you.
Posts of Interest
April 16th, 2023
Adulting is stressful and hard. This is a brief post about some realizations and aspirations as I prepare to turn another year older.
March 5th, 2023
New year, new conservative approach to my investing philosophy.
Learning to weight the risks of investment opportunities.
Tax Loss Harvesting
January 2nd, 2023
Tax time is quickly approaching, and I am attempting to utilize tax loss harvesting for the very first time.
Private Dental Practice vs. DSO Dominance
October 2nd, 2022
Dental support organizations (DSO’s) appear to be taking over the dental world. This post talks a bit about changes in my current position and what may be next in line for my career.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
August 27th, 2022
Recent bouts of chest tightness, rapid heartbeats, breathing difficulty. Ruling out arrhythmias, all the while assuming it is a panic attack.
July 24th, 2022
Minor and major changes in life are inevitable. Here is short post on how I mentally try and cope with both.
June 28th, 2022
Feeling some anxiety and suffering over a recent financial loss and working towards becoming a wiser investor.
Attending the AAPD 2022 Conference
June 5th, 2022
My experience attending our annual conference – an impressive keynote speaker, and some sentiment on being in big crowds again!
The Terror of Terra
May 14th, 2022
A look at the recent Terra Luna and UST crash, and my own perspective of crypto volatility.
Starting into Real Estate Syndications
April 9th, 2022
A short summary about our introduction into real estate syndication investing.
Weather the Storm
February 20th, 2022
Mostly an attempt to reassure myself that staying the course in this tumultuous investment market will end up in the green.
The Tennis Takeover
February 6th, 2022
A story about the start of tennis within our household. Growing the passion and love for the game.
Interest in the Celsius Network
January 15th, 2022
Brief blog about opening up Coinbase and Celsius accounts, my venture into digital assets and cryptocurrency, and earning a solid interest rate.
December 12th, 2021
Sciatic nerve pain can be severe! A brief blog about my experience with it and some remedies I recommend to try.
Craving the Controller
November 7th, 2021
Reminiscing about my childhood and the endless hours I spent playing video games, and how my attitudes have changed with my own kids and their Minecraft-ing.
HIDING MY HAIR LOSS
October 17th, 2021
Brief post about my struggles with hair loss; including years of treatment pursuits and discussing its emotional toll.
Investing and Gambling(?)
September 19th, 2021
A short post about investing (and gambling?), and my attempt to achieve FIRE.
Figuring out Fatherhood
August 29th, 2021
A brief discussion about exercising patience as not only a pediatric dentist, but also a parent.
My Exercise Expedition (Part I)
August 4th, 2021
Attempting to exercise again. Rediscovering the sacrifice, discipline and the ardor needed to get back into shape.
Enabling vs Supporting
July 7th, 2021
Overcoming obstacles in our lives helps us grow. This post discusses how particular parenting styles might influence our children’s behavior.
Vacations vs Burnout
June 13th, 2021
A post about the importance of taking vacations vs bringing in an income and hopefully avoiding occupational burnout.
Cystoscopy and medical clemency
May 19th, 2021
Recently completed a cystoscopy procedure, although highly unpleasant, relieved with the result.
Hematuria and an Uncertain state of Health
March 26th, 2021
A blog post about a concerning health condition, and some self-realizations that accompany it.
January 31st, 2021
Just hosted our first virtual annual meeting for our Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry! Some insights into setting that up.
December 10th, 2020
Some of my thoughts, and sharing a recent unpleasant episode, with on-line reviews.
Thankfulness and Gratitude
November 26th, 2020
Some personal challenges of mental illness and persevering through to find happiness and peace in life…
Empathy and Ethics
November 8th, 2020
My thoughts on Empathy and Ethics in the practice of pediatric dentistry…
Associateship vs Ownership
October 24th, 2020
My decision to stay an associate versus pursuing practice ownership. Some pro’s and con’s of staying an employee…
Student Loan Debt
October 9th, 2020
Dental and pharmacy school ain’t cheap! Here is a little background on how we conquered our student loan debt…
Programmer to Pediatric Dentist
October 3rd, 2020
A complete 180 career change. Starting off in the world of I.T. only to end up drilling on teeth…
September 27th, 2020
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Here are some memories from my childhood…
September 19th, 2020
A difficult decision to make, how and why I decided to be president of our local pediatric dental association.
September 12th, 2020
Growing up, recognizing, accepting and embracing being an introvert.