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…

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…

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…

On Timid Feet

We have been and still are celebrating a Holy Season — for Christians and Jews alike — with its attendant joy, blessings, and feelings of gratitude. Yet, as another New Year fast approaches and we begin to turn our thoughts to what it might bring, there is trepidation. True, the … Read more…

Reasons for Gratitude

We’re again headed into a Thanksgiving season I wasn’t sure we’d see, not after living through ten years of a spiraling descent into chaos around us. Most of us are sickened by the discord in this country that is caused by foreign interference, exacerbated by all so-called national leaders involved … Read more…

It Isn’t Just Religion or Politics

Almost anyone past the age of 11 knows not to say anything even a tiny bit controversial about your religion or your parents’ opinion of the current political mess. That means not even within your own family — unless you want to turn important dinners or other family get-togethers into … Read more…

Can We Remain Silent Amid the Chaos?

Do we cower in fear like most of Congress is doing while our nation is being torn apart? Do some of us support The Party like robots instead of searching the individual’s behavior? Actions do speak much louder than words, though there is nothing mightier than the pen to instigate … Read more…

Incredibly Dangerous Behavior

I’ve never understood the game of one-upmanship.  It’s usually played by extremely insecure people, both men and women, while the rest of us roll our eyes. That’s until it zooms past being irritating and becomes dangerous. One-upmanship often leads to mindless mouthing off. Nowadays the world can’t afford stupidity anywhere, … Read more…