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Welcome to Raising Califorina where you will be taken behind the scenes to peek at the lives of a Southern California family. You will have access to never before seen footage and exclusive interviews that will give you insight on what it is like to be a kid in California!


California Inkorporated (with a K not a C)

I have finally chosen the artwork for my next tattoo.  (See the image below)
Click here to see a picture of the tattoo on my lower back and my first idea for my next tattoo. 

This is an image of Tara, who is the Buddhist goddess of Compassion and Mercy.  She is said to hear the cries of beings experiencing misery.  Being a regular meditation and yoga practitioner, I resonate greatly with the teachings and philosophy of Buddhism, but do not consider myself a Buddhist.  The reason why I chose this image is because it adorns the cover of a book that we have titled : 1,001 Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom.  The artwork and images in this book were the only thing that calmed California during his first two hospitalizations.  He literally begged to see the pictures in this book the entire he was in the hospital.  This tattoo will be in honor of California and his brave battles with severe Asthma, beginning at the age of 18 months old. 

If you would like to learn more about California's hospitalizations due to Asthma click on the following links:

First Hospitalization
March 2007 (his second hospitalization ocurred two months after the first in May 2007)

Third Hospitalization 
January 2008

Fourth Hospitalization
August 2009

If you would like to learn more about Buddhism, click here --- >  Basic Buddhism Guide

In closing, L.A. Mama denounces the remarks made by Brit Hume on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News) regarding Buddhism. The last thing we need in the world is more religious intolerance based on ignorance.

Click here to see video of Brit Hume's uneducated opinion and discrimination against Buddhism.

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

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