Lifestyles Category

Whose values?

This is Columbus Day. I just heard that there is a movement to change this holiday to Native American’s Day. Sounds like a good idea to me. That made me think about a couple of things going on right now.  For one, one of our three parties is holding their annual “Values Voter Summit” this […]

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Doggone rubberment

I was sorting through copies of the New York Times that were to be put out with the trash this week and ran into a full page ad, from Christie’s showing this picture: Here is the ad copy: Christie’s Announces Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog (Orange) THE STAGE IS SET TO MAKE HISTORY Be part of this […]

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Social immedia

A bit behind the curve, I forced myself to visit Reddit for the first time last week and am finally getting around to elaborating on a thought that has been developing over the past year. About four months ago, I had enough of Facebook.  As I mentioned somewhere, I only joined Facebook in 2010, after […]

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CaliforniAmerica

After the lament I subjected you to yesterday, how about something short and sweet? California is thriving.  Read this little article.  I could not have said it better myself :-): http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/09/california-success-irks-right/ How is the Golden State succeeding now?  Let me count the ways: Schools are getting more funding than they have in twenty years – […]

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The Haunt of Red October

It’s finally October, a time of year most of us in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to for its cool, crisp fall days, the turning leaves, familiar signs of harvest.  I do too.  But for us here in our Southern California idyll, October comes with trepidation. This week it has been as hot here as […]

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