Why Can’t People See What’s Happening in Our Neighborhood?

Any first year Psychology student could quickly figure out what’s going on with parts of our neighborhood. People are so full of anger and frustration right now. They’re angry about Covid-19, punitive and illogical lockdowns, Assembly Bill 5, loss of the family business, loss of freelancer work, loss of income, … Read more…

We Train Other People How to Treat Us Badly

It took me a long time to grasp the fact that for years on end I’d been teaching other people exactly how to treat me. Their rotten and abusive treatment literally continued for decades because I’d taught them that I wouldn’t fight back! So they kept right on kicking dirt … Read more…

Recommended Reading for Those with Itchy Fingers

The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark is a classic that began a new genre. This novel was sometimes called the first modern western novel because it doesn’t rely on formulaic stories. Many readers were, and are, startled by its philosophical depth. But even those people who aren’t deep … Read more…

Can We Agree On At Least One Thing, Even Two?

At such a heartbreaking time in our country, it’s been hard to write positively about many things. It’s been taking a lot more effort, both here and elsewhere online. Yet there are those who seem oblivious to what’s going on and are only intent on making life miserable for their … Read more…

Preparing Our Hearts in Simple Ways

With so much pain and suffering in the world, so much hostility and prejudice, so much anger and fear, so much abuse and hatred, so much greed and power-grabbing from every dark corner of every level of society, it is pure Joy to celebrate our Savior’s birth! He alone can … Read more…

Who Knew A Conference Room Solution Would Save Our Sanity?

As literally lifesaving as Zoom calls have been for millions of us this past year, Zoom calls still feel weird sometimes. We can also wind up with Zoom fatigue after too many calls. There are those relatives, friends and colleagues who hate the calls — fear them — so much … Read more…

Spare Me from House Flippers!

Honestly, I know house flippers (who like to be called property investors, even though they’re not) serve a useful purpose in society – somewhere – and I may end up using one of them one day.  However, a house flipper is looking for a quick turnaround, preferably without having to … Read more…

When Good People Are Silenced

One way to silence a person is to slam him or her in the gut, or kick them in the teeth, and then jump up and down on their fallen body.  People are particularly prone to do this to those who expose the truths of their reality, whether political, social, … Read more…

Can You Really Rely on Karma?

It took a few years for my younger self to grasp the concept of karma, where a person’s own actions determine their future, in this life or the next. (The original definition applied to reincarnation.) For most of my life I’ve been what most people would consider powerless, with no … Read more…

We All Crave Mercy

My articles elsewhere have been of a political nature lately, so I know most of you don’t read them. Heck, most of you Californians don’t even visit my Facebook page because you don’t want to know what’s going on right under our noses, “right here in River City”! Add to … Read more…