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Dining Out

UNITED STATES—We all want to eat healthier, but its easier said than done.  Why is that? Its simple one word: LIFE.  The everyday tasks and obstacles that we encounter makes it so much easier to reach for something unhealthy than it does for something that is healthy.  Why is that? Well as humans we are predisposed to our taste buds...

Decisive Politics

UNITED STATES—Where are we nowadays when politicians continue to push egregious bills to further their own end goals versus protecting the concerns of the citizens they are to represent?  It appears politics has always been this way; it’s the notion that politicians are blunt in indicating their intentions. Recent buzz has been in the air in the recent weeks...

The Danger Of Texting

UNITED STATES—Texting is just one of the new forms of technology that has consumed our culture.  The funny thing about texting is it was a huge fad a few years back; it came and it went and out of nowhere it came back and looks like its here to stay.  We text because it’s convenient, but that convenience can...

Pop Culture Etiquette

UNITED STATES—We live in a world where pop culture is everything.  Can you think of the last time you turned on the television, read the newspaper or scoured the Internet without searching for information on a prominent public figure?  Let’s just say its likely been a good 10-15 years since that.  The Internet exploded with ferocity back in the...

The Problem With Jury Duty

UNITED STATES—I have a bone to pick with our legal system; a bone that I’ve had for quite some time.  It all revolves around the issue of jury duty.  I know it’s the civic duty of the American citizen to partake in the legal system and to learn the ins and outs of the court system. However, can someone truly...

Commentary In The Public Sphere

UNITED STATES—Radio hosts, television hosts, news personalities, everyday people, what do they all have in common? The right to freedom of speech, but it’s a right that is being carefully watched in the public sphere.  When is it okay to say some things, and when is it okay to keep those opinions to yourself. This entire notion of freedom of...

Chasing Debt

UNITED STATES—It’s a four letter word that most of us fear. Something that we’ll always have as long as we live: debt.  What is it about debt that causes us to get tangled in so much financial mess?  We don’t know how to manage it.  The focus of this piece is on the issue of paying your taxes.  It’s...

Children On The Loose

UNITED STATES—Children nowadays are on a rampant overkill.  They fail to acknowledge the ramifications of their actions.  They are so quick to grow up; they refuse to acknowledge wrong doing.  Why is that?  Parents are no longer taking the initiative to be parents; they are attempting to be ‘friends.’ What is the problem with a parent attempting to be their...

Family Vs. Work

UNITED STATES—Family is the basis of all life.  We all love to spend time with family, but providing for our family requires us to work.  Most people on average spend between 30-50 hours working during the week.  That’s not counting perhaps another 10-12 hours spent commuting to and from work.  In total, about 40-60 hours of the week is...

Urban Beekeepers

LAUREL CANYON—Urban beekeepers have to save the day. How is it that when I walk by my neighbor’s rosemary the bees are hard at work?  There are plenty of them.  I read about bee colony collapse and again ask, how is that possible?  We’ve got lots of bees. I’ve seen swarms at Laurel Pass and Mulholland and Carmar and Allenwood. ...
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