I was born in San Diego, California on August 30, 1972.
Grew up in San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego California. I Graduated from San Diego State University in 1996 with a Bachelorís Degree in Journalism (Radio-TV News) and a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science.
I interned with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from 1995-1996.
I interned with CBS News during the 1996 Republican National Convention.
Currently I'm a Licensed Sales Representative with Pacific Shores Real Estate, Inc. in Solana Beach, California
I'm Co-Owner of Club Catalina BBW Night Club in San Diego, CA.
And a newlywed, married to Kathy Edmondson as of December 31, 2012.
I am the father of one daughter - Safiyah Edmondson (8) and stepfather to two young men, Alexander Hernandez (22) and John Rhakman Macklin (21).
I enjoy bowling, basketball, tennis, football. I play 12 musical instruments. I also design a web page for a real estate company.

 

 

Till We Meet Again

with David Edmondson

This is the last issue for Large & In Charge Magazine and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Raqui for the love and generosity she has extended to me and my wife Kathy. Raqui has held the banner for plus size people for over a decade and I have no doubt that she will continue to succeed in whatever she chooses to pursue. Iím also confident that this will not be the last we hear from her.  I would also like to thank all of you, for allowing me to rant and rave for over a year via this column ďThinking BigĒ. It has been a gratifying experience that I will not soon forget.

 

Saying goodbye can be a heart-wrenching experience for some people. You add that with the prospect of spending yet another holiday season alone and the only people cheering for your misery are the psychologists, waiting for you and your money to fill their couches. So instead of saying goodbye for the foreseeable future, I will instead leave you with a few things to remember until we meet again.

 

BE YOUR OWN MAN & LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE

 

This does not mean ignore the advice of a woman, in fact you may find yourself alone because you failed to heed the advice of a woman. With guys, itís a pride thing. We always have to take charge be the leader even when it means we are taking on larger than life problems. The mistake we make is that we try to ignore the issue in front of us instead of embracing the issue and finding ways to resolve it. Taking this approach would help alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with trying to be the King of the hill. You will also find that this approach will silence a lot of your haters or as I like to call them ďThe Peanut GalleryĒ.

 

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

 

This use to be something men did not have to discuss with one another because it was expected behavior. Yet, somewhere in the 21st Century, the art of manners was erased from existence. The practice of walking the elderly across the street or opening the door for a woman is seen today as something to laugh at or something to do in order to receive favor.  In this country, this me first mentality has replaced just doing the right thing, just because. As men, we have to get back to basics and do away with the selfish practices. As we are supposed to teach others by example, our lack of leadership, is reflected in our children, which is then reflected into society, from mediums like TMZ or YouTube and Instagram for the rest of the world to watch and shake its head in disgust.

 

WOOING YOUR WOMEN DOESNíT END WHEN SHE SAYS I DO

 

If you remember nothing else from me, please remember that just because your women said yes, it doesnít mean your work is done. In fact, it means your work in keeping her happy is only beginning. Complacency is the number two biggest issue in a relationship, with communication being number one.  We blame our women, when we come home from work and they are home all day. We say, you donít dress sexy enough and use that as an excuse to go out to the bar or the strip club. But, when was the last time you kept in shape? You could probably use a couple of miles on the treadmill as well. Relationships work both ways and if youíre bold enough to make a claim that your woman hasnít done enough to win you over, YOU better be prepared to show her how itís done. I donít mean spend exurbanite amounts of money every night, but you need to remind her ever so often, why SHE chose you out of all the other guys out there. This is after all your closest friend and if successful, your longest relationship, even over your children, as they will eventually leave the nest to start a family of their own.

 

Finally, I want to publically thank my wife and my best friend Kathy Edmondson. Actually, Iíd like to thank the men before me whom blew it. Three years ago, after admiring her for two years before, I finally met her on Friday, January the 13th. My life has never been the same. Kathy is my biggest supporter, the one voice of reason I can talk to no matter what the situation, she has kept me laughing and on my toes throughout my days and nights. I could not have asked for a more beautiful, intelligent, devoted, caring, and sexy wife. I look forward to spending even more time together.

 

I hope that all of you are as or will be as blessed as I have been to find my soul mate. Hopefully, I will get to meet some of you in the near future and exchange stories. I hope that as men, we will be able to take back our rightful place in the family unit, with dignity and honor. Until we meet again, remember there is no shame in not knowing everything, the shame is pretending that you already do.

 

 
 
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