Mark Aceves

Hot summer nights

Hot summer nights

So it looks like the bay area went straight from winter to summer. Spring lasted all of a day maybe? Anyways this weekend was great, my band Zed played a show in Santa Clara and while we had a few technical difficulties in the form of a string and bass drum head...

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Wassup, Rockers!

Wassup, Rockers!

I finally killed MODX and installed WordPress, and instead of trying to salvage anything, I thought I’d start over. It’s not as if there was much to salvage anyways. WordPress is much easier to configure and use, and while it maybe not have as many active features or as much flexibility, it’s really...

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Anger is a gift…that can destroy you.

Anger is a gift…that can destroy you.

Dear Jesus,I’ve been thinking alot about anger lately. I think it’s probably because I’ve been angry alot lately. More so than usual, and it’s not some teen angst type of anger, it’s an anger you feel burning in your gut. You see, without divulging too much, about a month ago...

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And so it goes, and so it goes.

I know. It’s been months now since I last posted. It’s hard to keep up with this these days what with my demanding job, making sure i have enough family time and my band. Time just disappears. So I’ll just try to squish a few months worth of life with...

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Lala’s first trip to the ER

I guess it had to happen eventually. We were at Target last night doing some shopping and Lala kept trying to stand up in the shopping cart, so I usually try to dissuade her from doing it by stopping the cart altogether or letting her walk beside me, but somehow...

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Let the good times roll

It’s been awhile since I posted last. We’ve been so busy with life in general that I have not had much time to do anything but work and spend family time. Lala has been growing like an Ox. She went and got her checkup at 13 months and the doctor...

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How a father loves

How a father loves

Dear Jesus,They say that our first impressions of God are formed by how we view and interact with our parents when we are babies and young children. If that is the case, it makes sense to me since as babies our whole world revolves around our parental figure/s, and we...

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Hubris in the face of tragedy

Hubris in the face of tragedy

Dear Jesus,Last week while I was at work the ground shook. It happened two days in a row, and both were only minor quakes, but it got me thinking about the probability of the Big One hitting the bay area again. Well the big one hit yesterday, but not here....

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The Myth of the Terrible Two’s

So there is a conspiracy that spans the history of humanity and is as far reaching as every household in the world, and every parent every has had a hand in keeping the deep, dark secret from us new parents. I am now an initiate into this obscure secret society that...

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A life less ordinary

A life less ordinary

Dear Jesus,I was reading an interview today with Jim Cameron the movie director, who is coming out with his newest blockbuster next week. In the interview he said something that echoes what I believe deep down inside, and what I sometimes try to make myself forget. He was talking about...

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