Chris Sharp

ElectionsVoteThere is a story from out of the year 1990 that somehow keeps getting into my head.  From out of political exile, a loud blustery Russian named Boris Yeltsin was coming into power in the Soviet Union, and promising many changes.  And  (more..)


ElectionsVoteAlthough Donald Trump managed to squint his eyes so much in his presidential campaign that we had little chance to see what was in those traditional Scottish/German ovals, he does become defined much better when we rinse him through the historical pr(more..)


ElectionsVoteI am not intending to be mean here, or smooth.  However, America may soon be forced to change its basic composition to accommodate our new president, Donald “I Did It My Way” Trump.   America – and Americans – w(more..)


ElectionsVoteOn the treadmill at my gym the other day, I noticed my computerized trainer urging me to increase my pulse rate from its existing rate of 80 to a recommended aerobic rate for my age to 122.  My age is 68. In the mind of my computerized trainer, (more..)


ElectionsVoteHere it comes.  That is, here comes that Amazon book titled “Every Kind of Angel” that I have been writing about in this space since 2015. Better late than never. But let’s not waste time on why the book is so late coming out.(more..)


ElectionsVoteFor our younger Beacon readers, here is a real advantage of having children down the road. With children, you get INVITATIONS to attend “back to school night” twice a year at whatever school your children attend. It is a chance for the sc(more..)


ElectionsVoteMen, I can imagine that you are tempted to buy tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry for your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day.  But before you do that, why not consider being her a book for about twenty dollars instead? Oh, I u(more..)


ElectionsVoteEvery year, Los Angeles County has become either the top place or close to the top in the record of hit-and -run driving in the United States of America.  This phenomenon has breached every possible social category in Los Angeles. The cars spott(more..)


ElectionsVoteFor several years now, I have been encouraging my friend TimBen Boylston the executive director of Santa Clarita’s Canyon Theater Guild to use his stage to introduce the great playwrights to the people of the Santa Clarita Valley.  In many(more..)


ElectionsVoteIt is Oct. 1, 2016 again. I am innocently listening to the radio when I hear that local geologists and the California Earthquake authority are saying that the odds of having a major earthquake of 7 Richter Scale points or greater on the San Andreas F(more..)


ElectionsVoteIt’s been over ten tears since we all started talking very seriously and very intently about the issue of climate change and resultant global warning, pro and con.  Over a period of a quarter century, we have been talking about it with deb(more..)



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