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Ruckus

UNITED STATES—It used to be so very simple. If you were a boy, you used this one and if you were a girl you used that one. If you were under six and you went with your mommy, it didn’t matter, but the boys often complained if they had to accompany Mom into the wrong restroom. Did you know that the...

Extremes

UNITED STATES—If you make the round of Youtube commentators, you will find a great number of social reviewers complaining about this group or that group seeking to take over and get things to go their own way, at everyone else’s expense. In this article, I am not going to pass judgment on the accuracy or justice of their comments....

Giving Thanks In The Time Of Need

UNITED STATES—With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many of us are probably beginning preparation for the big family feast and the abundance of food that we will consume on turkey day.  Sometimes we become so overwhelmed with the holiday season we completely forget the fact that there are so many out there with little to nothing. Mother Nature can...

Thanking William Mulholland 100 Years Later

  LAUREL CANYON—I know I’m not the odd-man-out when I go on my local adventures.  My most recent challenge was to find and visit with the “100 Mules Walking the LA Aqueduct.”  I was wired about this goal for days, I was buzzing with energy.  I kept following the Facebook posts as the mule train made its way from Independence...

Growing With Each Day

UNITED STATES—With each day that we live, there is an opportunity to learn something new.  Its sounds cliché, but it’s so true. I vividly recall a professor telling me once, to never get complacent with your writing; each and everyday you should be challenging yourself to get better. It didn’t quite make sense back then, but resonates to me...

Tragedy Strikes Again

  UNITED STATES—On Friday, November 1, tragedy struck at the LAX airport, when a TSA agent was shot and killed by a deranged gunman.  The suspect was captured by police, but no motive for the shooting has been unleashed. The suspect was taken into custody and is being charged by authorities.  Just a mere three days later another shooting incident...

Good News, Bad News

UNITED STATES—It’s unfortunate, but we live in a world where news surrounds us 24-7. As an American, I have found myself in a tricky place.  I watch the news for one reason and one reason only: to be informed. I want to know what is going on in the city that I live in, but with each day I watch the...

Black Friday Is Becoming ‘Black Thursday’

UNITED STATES—It’s that time of year again, the holidays are in full-force and spending time with family is on high alert.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of fall, the months of October, November and December are my favorites because there is nothing like spending quality time with your family. Unfortunately, a thing called corporate America may be infringing on those rights. ...

Protecting Our Children

UNITED STATES—Anyone who is a parent or has taken care of a child understands how important it is to protect that child at all costs.  Unless you’re a parent, it could be a concept that is quite difficult to grasp, but a child bonds with an adult in a way nothing else will.  It is your job to provide for...

Government Shutdown, A True Stalemate

UNITED STATES—For those of you living under a rock, the federal government has been ‘temporarily’ shutdown, because members of Congress cannot get their act together to come up with a compromise to please both parties. America, I want all of you to know, members of Congress ARE STILL GETTING A PAYCHECK! While some federal workers have received furloughs and are...
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