August 18th, 1990. 12:12PM. My family’s lives changed forever, and my life was just about to begin. Isn’t that beautiful? The thought of being born with a clean slate, entering the world without a clue as to what lies ahead. 27 years later, my slate isn’t as clean, and I still don’t have a full … More Philiz Cumpleanos: Another Year in the Life of Phil
Ever since we were able to communicate with people other than our family, we’ve been constantly talking and spending time with others that we felt shared similar interests, had similar traits, and some that we just wouldn’t give the time of day. Out of all those people, we … More Friends: How Many of Us Have Them?
It’s Tuesday. 6PM. A grin automatically grows on my face. I’m excited for two reasons; one, I’m finally getting out of work (which is enough reason to smile every day). Two, I get to spend my dinner time with one of the most influential, happiest, and best people in the world: my Poppy. I take … More Poppy
2016, to say the least, was a pretty crazy year for a lot of us. With every year, there comes the good, the bad, and the moments that you often find yourself questioning “did that really happen?” Whatever the case is, I learned a lot from the events and outcomes that occurred this year. The … More 2016 in Review: Phil You In! Edition
This past week, most people were doing some last minute grocery shopping, getting their houses ready for hordes of family members to come over to eat, drink and be merry, and whatever families do for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for me, as well as a heaping majority of the city of Stamford, we spent the week of … More Stamford Strong
Whether you played a sport, an instrument, went to school or a summer camp, chances are there was someone down the line who decided to educate you on something that you didn’t know, or help you hone your skills in something that you’re passionate about. Out of all those who helped you, there are those … More Skating with Sharks: My First Season as a Hockey Coach
Friends: to most of us they are an extension of our families, a person that has gone through the good times and the bad with you. A friend is someone who would take their shirt off their back for you, just as long as you wash it and bring it back. To sum it up: … More Friends: My Version of Extended Family
Throughout my life, and anyone’s life for that matter, we all experience some form of tragedy. Whether it’s a harsh break up with a loved one, parent’s separating, or a death, each one of these events have the ability to change the path of one’s life. I think that it all depends on how you … More Circle of Life: How I’ve Dealt With Tragedy
It seems to me that every other day, we hear about a shooting. Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Ferguson, California, no matter where the location, one thing is for sure: we need change. We as a whole have to come together and stand for peace instead of being torn apart and fighting each other. Sure, … More We Need Change: My Take on the State of our Society
Ah, another moment in life where I sit back and reflect on all that has gone on, that is going on, and that is going to happen. I can admire what my life has become so far, notice and fix the mistakes I’ve made along the way, as well as prepare for the future as … More Phil You In: A Look Into My Life.