A Murder of Crows

Many of us know they’re called a Murder of Crows and not a flock (unless you’re an ornithologist), and certainly not an Exaltation, as of Larks. This came from poetic license back in the 15th century. Walking in our neighborhood is usually a beautiful experience, even when we can’t go … Read more…

Against Critical Race Theory or CRT

Critical Race Theory is trying to fix long-standing problems in society but is going about it all wrong and beware — of course, it has its own Marxist agenda! Here is the link to the California Department of Education and to the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Other links are on … Read more…

Many Pet Food Brands in Short Supply

Having only one cat shouting in my face these days is a good thing because Lucky is really ticked off that I no longer bring home the canned cat food he likes! My mischievous but normally polite grey Abyssinian has been indignant and irritable, for over a month now. I’ve … Read more…

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…