"Have it your way." That's the classic Burger King pitch permanently ingrained in American minds.
As a kid growing up in the Santa Clarita Valley, I always enjoyed making the 2 1/2-hour drive down to San Diego to go to SeaWorld and interact with the animals.
Remember way back in 1991, when four years of drought were seemingly brought to a screeching halt by the so-called "March Miracle," a month of persistent rain that joyously drenched California?
Some of the most intelligent and attractive people I know spend most of their conversational time listening. They take in what is being said by others, while being engaged in what has been called "active listening." That means they are actually hearing what is being said, analyzing its cogency, forming correct conclusions, and – where needed – responding with a modicum of insight. Simply said, those who listen well more often than not think before speaking, and offer their world more benefit than blather.
The holiday season is in full swing, and it is time for us all to gather with our family and friends. Many of us are continuing long-standing family traditions, while others are starting new traditions of their own.
If your day has started anything like ours, you are probably pulling out the turkey from the fridge, realizing that two days were not enough to thaw it to the core, and wondering if you can stuff a 22-pound bird into the microwave.
Prior to the midterms, everyone was accusing President Obama of being spineless.
When Obamacare was presented to me, I would have paid $900 a month to be insured, and this year I would have paid 15 percent more to be taken care of by my insurer.
I set out to write an obituary about my mother, who died Nov. 15, and was taken aback by how much she never accomplished in her 94 years.
The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow.
On Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving take place on the fourth Thursday in November.
It was October 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania. PennLDI (Leonard Davis Health Institute of Economics) hosted the 24th annual Health Economics Conference.
If you keep up with the political scene, you know that in the wake of the political massacre the Dem/socialists suffered in this year's midterm elections, Obama has vowed to take unilateral action on several issues, most notably illegal immigration, by granting illegal aliens de facto amnesty through executive order.
"I see dead people. ...
Our local midterm elections resulted in the appointment of some very competent representatives.
The Rudy Giuliani comments two weeks ago about President Obama has got a bug under my skin.
Omar Escobedo, who is studying biochemistry at UCSD, wrote a thoughtfully crafted letter to the editor published Feb. 13 in The Signal in which he urged society to teach global warming in grade schools.
For many years I have had the pleasure of a robust political give and take with a couple of knowledgeable, intelligent and reasoned conservatives. Very conservative conservatives. We will never convince each other of the efficacy of our respective positions on the political spectrum, but the arguments and rebuttals are engaging and I find them useful in understanding the other side of the issues. That we have been able to do this for years without resorting to ad hominin personal attacks is especially encouraging.
Editor's note: This is one of a series of columns by Santa Clarita Valley native Scott Kanowsky, who is currently living in Madrid, Spain.
With spring around the corner some will take time to sort out their cupboards, garages, and the trunks of their cars.
It's very difficult to have a dispassionate conversation about the actions of a president without taking a political side.
"What's love got to do with it, got to do with it?
Stakeholders from the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and, now, San Fernando Valley are uniting and fighting to stop damaging high-speed rail plans "dead in their tracks."
While Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever, their shared repulsion at the murderous activities of ISIS is one of the few things both sides can agree on.
At some point we all ask the big questions. Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?
Who has a greater right to work; illegal aliens or lawful immigrants and American citizens?
"I've often asked myself why you should have to register to vote."
Hate radio. Hate speech. Hate websites. Hate politics. Hate crimes. Hate's gone big time and big business and big politics in America.
"My work is a feeble attempt to understand and respond to the guttural cry that erupts from the depths of the soul of each of us."
Last Saturday one individual was shot in the head and two police officers were wounded in an attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark.