Point of View

Fair Exposure

UNITED STATES—The IRS is in hot water these days for targeting a lot of Tea Party/Conservative groups. The right-wing pundits are heating up the airwaves with claims of unfairness and oppression. If this wasn’t so ridiculous it would be hilarious.  When did you ever hear a hue and cry in the national media because the FBI was infiltrating and...

Reporting Bad Things

UNITED STATES—The recent media blitz about the three women who were found alive trapped inside a house of horrors in Cleveland, Ohio is astonishing to say the least.  The fact that these women had been missing for over 10 years and were found alive was welcome news.  The big question everyone wants to know is how these women went...

Money And Relationships: Where Is The Trust?

UNITED STATES—I had a very interesting conversation with a friend this week about relationships and how money plays a big factor in why some relationships falter.  Our conversation revolved around the issue of rather its okay for one person to have a separate bank account in addition, to a joint account.  My argument was yes.  My friend didn’t think...

Paying For YouTube?

UNITED STATES—One of the biggest draws of the Internet nowadays is a site that you may be quite familiar with: YouTube.  This site is responsible for having some of the most outrageous content as well as videos that can take up a person’s entire day.  You may search YouTube for one video, but before you know it you’re spending...

The Power Of Religion And Politics

UNITED STATES—If been said time and time again that there are two topics that should never be discussed at the workplace or in any group setting: politics and religion.  I’ve always asked myself the question why not?  Can’t we all have a civil conversation without blowing things out of proportion?  When it comes to politics and religion, the answer...

Priorities

UNITED STATES—Some of the top national stories today, that get most of the attention and headlines include: Marriage Equality (gay marriage) Gun Control Abortion Laws Government Economics These are probably reasonably important to some folks, but I can't help thinking that a lot of the reason for our preoccupation with these topics is stage managed by powerful interests who really do not want us...

Are You Kidding Me?

UNITED STATES—The issue of gun control continues to be a major problem in America nowadays.  This whole issue with the second amendment and the right to bare arms has everyone in uproar about the possibility of having that right taken away from them. With the recent epidemic of unspeakable acts of violence against people of the United States through the...

Cheap Thrills Were Missing

LAUREL CANYON—My personal heroine – no pun intended - was Janis Joplin. The theatre production of One Night with Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse was a mélange of a play and live concert – sort of. The house was packed. We loved Janis and her bravado, her determination to throw it back in your face. She may be gone,...

Emotional Scars

UNITED STATES—Our emotions play a big part in our lives. Things happen to us in life that no matter how much we grow from those tragedies or events the scars still remain.  Why is that?  As human beings we sometimes wear our emotions on our selves. Things happen to us that with time we are able to overcome, but we...

Finding Work Without Experience

UNITED STATES—Can you believe spending four years at a university studying your tale off, to learn that you might come out of school and not have a job?  Trust me I know the feeling.  A college degree is like a high school diploma nowadays.  If you want to stand out against the rest, you have to have a graduate...
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