This Christmas break I had the opportunity to visit my family in Santa Maria, CA thanks to an amazing friend who lent me her car. I hadn’t been home since April of 2011 and here we are in December of 2011 revisiting earlier holidays with wiffle ball. Pictured here is my oldest brother (left), my other older brother (middle), and my father (at bat). I was playing catcher, hence the shot, to avoid any more balls going into the drain (RIP). I wish we could have played longer and with more family like the way it used to be, but being able to do it again with my dad and brothers was spiritual and meaningful; tranquil. We were playing a home-run derby and I came in second—hitting the ball to the roof twice.