While everyone wants to engage in an employment situation that is satisfying, noble, and even fun, the sad truth is that most end up on jobs that are just plain work.
There are many things I look forward to each summer in Santa Clarita, and the Concerts in the Park series is on my list of favorite ways to enjoy a Saturday evening.
I don't know what President Obama was thinking. Speaking recently in Northern Ireland, he said Catholic schools are divisive: "If towns remain divided - if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden - that too encourages division and discourages cooperation." Begorrah! What was he thinking? I was lucky to attend a Catholic elementary school through the ...
Before speaking to the issue at hand, let us review the sad state of affairs of the California Republican Party, to wit:
Sometimes it appears that everybody in Washington yearns for an action-hero president to make them feel important. That's never more apparent than during a crisis like the Syrian civil war President Obama stands accused of "dithering" about.
"The president of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he is also, you know, the president, and he and the first lady are kinda like the mom and dad of the country ... and when your Dad says something, you listen."
There was a striking moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee's debate on the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill when Republican Jeff Sessions and Democrat Charles Schumer argued over the number of immigrants who would be allowed into the country under the new legislation.
Where in the world is Edward Snowden? If you know his whereabouts, the United States intelligence community would like to talk with you.
The narrow boxes through which we find ourselves entering public debate over the rise of a totalitarian government surveillance infrastructure are driving me a little crazy.
I don't know what my parents were thinking, sticking me with a weird name like Jim. Why couldn't they have named me something cool, like Hal 2000 or Bandersnatch or Sasquatch or a thousand other cool names that the parents who really care about their kids would have come up with?
Last week, the California Legislature passed a $96.3 billion budget. Most discussions coming out of the one-party budget focus on the fact that the budget used the governor's more conservative revenue projections, but legislative Democrats won in their push for higher spending, particularly for welfare grants, Common Core standards, and a scholarship entitlement program that does not protect students from tuition hikes. Worthy of public attention, however, are two trailer bills, Assembly Bill 76 and ...
There are countless things I do not understand about Republicans and their approach to public policy, but their fear and loathing of big government and "socialism" is near the top of the list.
The stories about the declining state of American infrastructure are everywhere - road and bridges, airports, railways, water and sewer systems.
Uncle Earl was over at our house the other day helping me replace the exhaust manifold in the old green '99 Honda.
I'm being facetious when I say that this country needs more wrist-slap punishments, but things have gone to the other extreme far too long.
If you're a follower of the Huffington Post, you've probably read about Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich and his week-long commitment to spend no more than $4.50 a day on food, thus spotlighting the plight of the 49 million Americans on food stamps.
For California's illegal immigrants, September is off to a rewarding start.
While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea.
Recently, Vladimir Putin said something about Americans thinking that we are exceptional.
Those first few steps in the morning are surprisingly painful. It feels as if someone has hammered a 10-pound nail into the middle of your heel.
California and Texas are the Red Sox and Yankees of interstate rivalries. The biggest blue state and the big, bad red state love to hate each other, but they are fighting on the same side against the expensive and useless burden of over-testing.
It appears as if there is some confusion among conservatives regarding how our government works and its role in the lives of Americans, as well as its role in the world in general.
His neck and underarms were swollen. His skin itched, particularly on his arms. Sleeping at night was impossible.
I don't think my relationship with AM radio is particularly unique.
My family spent many years in the Middle East because of my Dad's occupation. He was a hydro-geologist, which means he's a guy who found water. Think divining stick with a little bit of science.
We all know Santa Clarita is a great place to live, but what makes it special is different for everyone.
Leadership is an essential component in a president, especially when facing military conflict.
There is a danger in being as glib as Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of several national debating awards in college.
I became upset when I got word.