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…

STOP THE WORLD…Please!

Some days I wake up thinking we’re all living in a comic strip where nothing’s the least bit amusing. I hear heavy military planes flying overhead during early morning hours. Not too surprising considering we have multiple bases in Southern California but it’s been a very long time since there … Read more…

The joys of technology during a pandemic and the curses of AB5

It’s been quite the adventure dealing with COVID-19 on top of site issues due to my host migrating files months ago. My Christian patience is exhausted. Due to all that, and California’s obnoxious AB5 law that has killed all freelancing in the state and is punishing even out-of-state clients with … Read more…

Don’t Blame Obamacare!

I’ve seen social media posts screaming that, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as Obamacare), Medicare will triage sick people based on their age. They will let old people die, presumably because they’ve outlived their usefulness in society. Since when is that anything new?!?  A handful … Read more…

Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents

I’ve been AWOL from my blog this past month. A fascinating project came to my attention from the Law Library of Congress and I had to give it my best try. Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents is a priceless collection of Spanish Legal Documents from the year 1300 to … Read more…

Keeping in Peak Condition

Picture the Little Red Hen with someone else’s guilt trips on her head as well as her own! Like many others, I’ve always been busy and active, too busy for my own good.  In her defense I can say Little Red Hen got to eat the bread after Cat, Rat … Read more…

Having The Courage to Change Your Mind When It’s Critical

This will not be a hugely political article, much as I am tempted to write one after the disturbing events of this past week. Some people will simply not own up to having been wrong about someone else, instead hiding within the ranks of cowards who support a demagogue. Then-Senator … Read more…

Thank you for your kindness to Australia!

I would like to acknowledge everyone who thanked me for last week’s links to reputable Australian charities. And for those of you who were able to send a donation, thank you twice over. They are all in dire need of the help, now and in the future. Recovery will be … Read more…